Pro-gun children's picture book met with disbelief in America

One-Minute Read Tue 5 Aug, AT 10:16

Goal was to provide a 'wholesome family book' showing guns as the best means for self-defence

Typewriter

German politicians may use typewriters to beat spying

One-Minute Read Tue 15 Jul, AT 15:19

'Yes, we're serious' say German MPs considering a return to old fashioned methods after US spy row

Arturo Vidal of Chile celebrates victory over Spain with his teammates

Why are American teams dominating the World Cup?

Talking Point Mon 23 Jun, AT 11:06

New World sides have won 11 of 14 games against sides from other continents

Lone Survivor – reviews of 'authentic' Afghan war movie

Hot Ticket Fri 31 Jan, AT 07:41

War porn or critique of the American military machine? Film about Navy Seals in Afghanistan triggers debate

Oil price drops as protest ends in Libya and world supply rises

One-Minute Read Fri 3 Jan, AT 11:08

Increased US production and a deal in Libya prompts biggest one-day drop in oil prices for a year

Will China's new air defence zone lead to war with Japan?

Talking Point Fri 29 Nov, AT 11:24

East Asia looks 'an ever more dangerous place', warn commentators, as China sends in warplanes

vo nguyen giap

Vo Nguyen Giap: Vietnam's hero and US nemesis dies aged 102

One-Minute Read Fri 4 Oct, AT 16:00

Self-taught general dubbed 'Red Napoleon' was credited with forcing France and US out of Vietnam

US Congress

'Fiscal cliff' exposes muddle at the centre of American culture

Mon 31 Dec, AT 07:16 Charles Laurence

We tend to forget that the US Constitution was designed to create weak government – it's how Americans like it

Why Major backs moderniser Cameron on gay marriage

Mon 10 Dec, AT 11:07 The Mole

The PM needs serious help if he’s to persuade Tory old-timers that gay marriage is a relevant issue

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