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'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

US judge: 'If she didn’t want sex her body would have shut down'

One-Minute Read
Fri 14 Dec, AT 15:00

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

Obama backs Syrian rebels - so why are they frustrated?

First Reaction
Wed 12 Dec, AT 14:03

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

World condemns North Korea after successful missile test

First Reaction
Wed 12 Dec, AT 08:45

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

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

David Beckham LA Galaxy

Beckham to buy into LA Galaxy as he bows out in style

Transfer Talk
Mon 3 Dec, AT 12:11

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

Palestine status: Israeli doves urge Netanyahu to back down

Talking Point
Thu 29 Nov, AT 14:20

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

Richard O'Dwyer

Richard O'Dwyer escapes 'film piracy' extradition to US

One-Minute Read
Wed 28 Nov, AT 13:23

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

Larry Hagman as JR Ewing in Dallas

Larry Hagman dies at 81 - but Dallas lives on

First Reaction
Sun 25 Nov, AT 11:08

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

Burma frees political prisoners as Obama makes historic visit

First Reaction
Mon 19 Nov, AT 10:51

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

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