Chris Christie, the embattled governor of New Jersey whose hopes for presidential nomination have been hit by revelations of alleged politically-motivated lane closures and misspending of federal aid, was dealt a new blow last night after the former Olympic sprint and long jump champion Carl Lewis accused him of “intimidation”.
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President Barack Obama defends US drone strikes - but moves to rein them in as Guantanamo Bay closure rears its head again
Friday 24 May 2013
US President seeks to assuage anger – at home and abroad – over unmanned flight attacks
Thursday 16 May 2013
A draft bill will break the usual chain of command for sex abuse
'A massive and unprecedented intrusion': Associated Press condemns US government for seizing journalists' telephone records without explanation
Tuesday 14 May 2013
The Associated Press news agency has condemned the US government for the unexplained seizure of records of telephone calls made by its journalists.
Monday 13 May 2013
Security sources say they would not be surprised if dissidents were to stage an incident during G8 summit
Wednesday 08 May 2013
The former South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, who left office after a sex scandal, has made a stunning comeback to win a seat in the House of Representatives.
Saturday 04 May 2013
A group of teenage girls holds an initiation ceremony to the Vampire Society in a Chicago cemetery at midnight.
Saturday 27 April 2013
One owl, not much about diabetes
Friday 26 April 2013
But PM said it was unlikely it would lead to British troops on the ground
Monday 22 April 2013
Sunday 21 April 2013
The Dutch–British composer of an official anthem intended for the swearing-in of Holland’s future king, Willem-Alexander, was forced to withdraw his work today amid vitriol from tens of thousands of online protesters and claims that the song sounded like North Korean propaganda.
Thursday 18 April 2013
Fearful of electoral defeat, members of President's own party help shoot down gun control bill
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Prince Willem-Alexander does not ascend to the Dutch throne for another two weeks, but pressure is already growing on him to take a pay cut in these times of austerity, with a survey showing that 70 per cent of people think he should earn less than his mother.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
The impact of $85bn (£55bn) of spending cuts, which began hitting the American economy at the beginning of March, was felt inside a New York courtroom this week, when it emerged that the trial of Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law could be delayed because of the fiscal impasse in Washington.
Sunday 07 April 2013
President apologises for referring to attorney-general as 'good-looking'
Sunday 24 March 2013
Out of America: The GOP is finally acknowledging that it has to detoxify if it's to have any hope of regaining the White House
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Refugees welcome: More than 250,000 sign Independent petition calling for Britain to 'take its fair share'
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- 3 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 4 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 5 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan