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

Former Florida Republican Governor Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush launches 2016 bid: can he extend the dynasty?

First Reaction Wed 17 Dec, AT 11:59

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush says he plans to seek the office previously held by both his brother and his father

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?

Columnist Crispin Black

Senate report on CIA torture a highly political hatchet job

Tue 16 Dec, AT 10:08 Crispin Black

Anyone would think Dianne Feinstein and her colleagues were disinterested observers. They are not...

Columnist Coline Covington

Torture for revenge makes us no better than our enemies

Fri 12 Dec, AT 08:22 Coline Covington

CIA torture report highlights underlying sadistic revenge inflicted in the process of interrogations

CIA torture report: US braces for international backlash

One-Minute Read Tue 9 Dec, AT 08:46

Report due to expose sexual threats and other brutal techniques used against terror suspects

Kate Middleton royal baby boy

William and Kate hit New York: bad cops, bad vibes, bad timing

Mon 8 Dec, AT 08:09 Charles Laurence

The police killing of unarmed Eric Garner throws royal couple’s visit into sharp perspective

Grand jury: how it works and why it is used

Briefing Thu 4 Dec, AT 13:59

The decision not to indict two police officers has prompted widespread criticism of the grand jury system

Memorial of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in New York City

Eric Garner: civil rights probe launched into chokehold killing

One-Minute Read Thu 4 Dec, AT 10:04

Protests erupt after grand jury fails to indict white police officer who killed unarmed man in chokehold