A familiar story of Lennon's post-Beatles years – with some fascinating new detail
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Sunday 21 July 2013
Study part-funded by the CIA to investigate national security implications of geoengineering
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Leaker asks for asylum in Russia
Thursday 20 June 2013
Miss Saigon, the musical that brought a real helicopter onto the West End stage, is descending on London again.
Wednesday 05 June 2013
Viktor Kulikov was among the very last survivors of the old Soviet military establishment, a Second World War veteran unswerving in his lifelong communism and suspicion of the West, who rose to be the top commander of the Warsaw Pact and a key figure in the crisis that led to the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981.
Bradley Manning, WikiLeaks and the secret trial at Fort Meade: proceedings begin for the soldier charged with leaking national secrets
Sunday 02 June 2013
David Usborne reports on the historic court martial of Bradley Manning which opens on Monday
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Is Bob Dylan “unworthy” of the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest civilian award? The head of the institution which decides on the recipients appears to think so.
Thursday 11 April 2013
The arrest of Rabbi Susan Silverman attracted unexpected attention when her famous sister - the comedian Sarah Silverman - tweeted about it
Sunday 31 March 2013
The sniper’s bullet only served to increase his power, writes Rupert Cornwell
Friday 22 March 2013
William Faulkner wrote several works about the fictional Yoknapatawpha County. Steinbeck mined the possibilities of his native California in the “Dustbowl” years of the Depression. But we have to look back to James Joyce and his love-hate relationship with Dublin to find an equivalent of Philip’s Roth attitude to his birthplace, Newark.
Saturday 09 March 2013
A suicide bomber blew himself up at a Defence Ministry gate in Kabul today, killing nine civilians during a visit to Afghanistan by US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, underlining the insurgent threat as NATO troops prepare to leave.
Sunday 24 February 2013
Michael Bywater pays tribute to Ray Cusick, who died last week, and his invention of a quintessentially British baddie
Wednesday 06 February 2013
What can simultaneously burst your eardrums, create stomach churning sensations and cause everything around you to reverberate violently? The answer is simple. Being in close proximity to a series of state-of-the-art military jets taking off from Nellis Air Force Base, USA, feeling the heat from the engines and admiring the glow of their afterburners as they shoot off into the heart of the Nevada desert to take part in the most famous and exacting training exercise in the world. Welcome to Red Flag.
Wednesday 26 December 2012
40 years ago, David Henderson was an avid listener to the radio great. Now his treasured tapes are helping to fill a gap in the BBC’s history
"These tragedies must end", Obama tells grief-stricken Newtown as pressure grows for action on gun control
Monday 17 December 2012
President Obama promises to use “whatever power” his office holds to prevent “more tragedies likes this.”
Wednesday 14 November 2012
In 2004, the then Democratic presidential nominee, John Kerry, in handing the keynote slot at the party convention to a little-known Senate candidate from Illinois, gave Barack Obama the launchpad for a national career that would lead to the White House.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'