US marines raise the US flag while watched over by secretary of state John Kerry at the US embassy in Havana. Photograph: Reuters

The US and Cuba have stopped “being the prisoners of history”, John Kerry said yesterday, as he watched his country’s flag being raised at its embassy(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry stands with dignitaries as a US marine raises the US flag over the newly-reopened embassy in Havana. Photograph: AFP Photo/Pablo Martinez 0:50

Watched over by US secretary of state John Kerry, US marines raised the American flag at the embassy in Cuba for the first time in 54 years on Friday,(...)

A man watches a television broadcast of US president Barack Obama speaking, in Havana on Wednesday. Mr Obama said the US would increase contacts with the Cuban people and engage with the Havana government, civil society and ordinary Cubans. Photograph: Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

The United States and Cuba have agreed to reopen embassies in each other’s capitals, officially restoring diplomatic relations more than a half centur(...)

Dr DiNicolantonio argues that foods such as butter, cream and cheese have been “demonised” since the 1950s

Diets low on saturated fats do not curb heart disease, or help people to live longer, according to a leading US heart expert, who argues that foods(...)

Cars traveling  past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza  this month. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas Now: Trying to Forget
  • People
  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

Everyone who visits me in Dallas wants to check out the place I’ve come to take for granted. “Can we go see the Grassy Knoll?” I already see it severa(...)

Helmut Kohl and Konrad Adenauer in 1967. Photograph: Reuters

The roots of modern German politics don’t lie in the sandy soil of Berlin but in a white house on a hill in Rhöndorf, a pretty village across the Rhin(...)

Modern movement conservatism in the US, which transformed the Republican Party (GOP) from the moderate party of Dwight Eisenhower into the radi(...)