US Congress
31 Dec, 2012

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

14 Dec, 2012

Comments from California judge set to cause new storm over attitudes to rape in the US

12 Dec, 2012

US formally 'recognises' Syrian opposition but with no promise of assistance it's seen as a 'half-step'

12 Dec, 2012

Long-range missile puts satellite into orbit, but tests could be part of nuclear programme

10 Dec, 2012

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

David Beckham LA Galaxy
03 Dec, 2012

The midfielder signs off with a second MLS Cup triumph but could return as investor

29 Nov, 2012

Former PM Ehud Olmert and Haaretz come out in favour of UN 'non-member status' for Palestinians

Richard O'Dwyer
28 Nov, 2012

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales tweets 'Hooray' after running petition on behalf of British student

Larry Hagman as JR Ewing in Dallas
25 Nov, 2012

Show will continue after demise of actor who played JR Ewing in 357 episodes

19 Nov, 2012

President Obama praises Burmese counterpart for reforms, but Aung San Suu Kyi urges caution