Barack Obama

Barack Obama delivers the State of Union Address

State of the Nation: Obama delivers 'greatest hits' speech

First Reaction
Wed 21 Jan, AT 10:13

President uses annual address to seal his legacy and urge Republicans to back tax increases for rich

Former British prime minister Tony Blair

Tony Blair: force is necessary to combat Islamic extremism

One-Minute Read
Fri 16 Jan, AT 10:06

Former prime minister greeted with a standing ovation at closed-door Republican strategy meeting

Cyber war games

UK and US stage joint 'cyber war games'

One-Minute Read
Fri 16 Jan, AT 08:56

Exercises will begin with a simulated attack on the financial sector to test both countries' response to online crime

US Centcom's social media hacked by Islamic State supporters

US Centcom's social media hacked by Islamic State supporters

One-Minute Read
Tue 13 Jan, AT 08:58

'American soldiers, we are coming, watch your back' – threats posted on Centcom's Twitter feed

David Cameron

David Cameron in security talks after Paris terror attacks

One-Minute Read
Mon 12 Jan, AT 08:52

Prime Minister says UK must confront 'poisonous narrative of Islamist extremism wherever we find it'

Poster of the Interview

Obama praises Sony move to release North Korea film

One-Minute Read
Wed 24 Dec, AT 08:59

The Interview will show in 200 cinemas tomorrow despite hackers threatening a 9/11-type attack

Joan rivers

Top ten social media disasters of 2014

Mon 29 Dec, AT 07:04

The funniest – and most cringeworthy – Twitter and Facebook faux pas of the year

US President Barack Obama shakes hands with Cuban President Raul Castro in South Africa in 2013

US-Cuba deal: Obama and Castro 'cut the shackles'

First Reaction
Thu 18 Dec, AT 11:05

Many welcome the 'long overdue' move to normalise relations with Cuba, but Obama faces fierce opposition from Republicans

Charles Laurence

Run, Warren, run! The woman liberals prefer over Hillary

Wed 17 Dec, AT 08:49
Charles Laurence

Jeb Bush v Hillary Clinton in 2016? Or would another Democrat, Elizabeth Warren, be a bolder choice?

Barack Obama announced executive actions in the US

Executive orders: how a US president can rule by decree

Fri 21 Nov, AT 10:57

Republicans say Obama's immigration rules are illegal and should be overturned, but executive orders have a long history