President Barack Obama bows as he is greeted by Japan’s Emperor Akihito during  a previous visit to Tokyo in 2009. He will be in Japan next month for a G7 summit

After less than a year in office, US president Barack Obama famously bagged a Nobel Peace Prize for a thin pledge to build a world without nuclear wea(...)

Donald Trump: not since Barry Goldwater has the Republican establishment so railed against a candidate as it has against Trump. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

“I warned that the Republican Party is in real danger of subversion by a radical, well-financed, highly disciplined minority,” the Republican governor(...)

Def Leppard guitarist Vivian Campbell, beside the statue of Phil Lynott in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Towards the end of 2011 I was in Australia with Def Leppard when I became sick. I remember seeing a “rock doc” at one of the gigs. Every promoter has (...)

California governor Jerry Brown, first lady Michelle Obama and former US president George W Bush, right at Nancy Reagan’s funeral in California. Photograph: Chris Carlson/AP Photo

US first lady Michelle Obama and representatives from nine former presidential families led a bipartisan gathering of politicians and celebrities in p(...)

 Nancy Reagan: The first lady   had raised eyebrows as soon as she arrived in Washington by spending more than $800,000 on a lavish redecoration of the White House. Photograph:  Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

By the time she died on Sunday at the age of 94, Nancy Reagan had become a fully certified American national treasure, venerated on both sides of that(...)

 Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley greets potential supporters on Sunday  in Johnston, Iowa. Photograph:  Steve Pope/Getty Images

Presidential hopeful Martin O’Malley, polling a distant third behind Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, urged supporters to “hold strong,” still seei(...)

Jeff Sims (left) in action against Tim Witherspoon in Atlantic City in January 1990, three years before he was shot dead outside a Miami store

One Saturday afternoon in March 1980, Muhammad Ali, the most famous alumnus of Miami’s Fifth Street Gym, was in town campaigning for president Jimmy C(...)

Senator Ted Cruz, speaking during a rally stop in Sibley, Iowa, on Wednesday, has 31 per cent support among Republicans in the state, ahead of Donald Trump who has 27.4 per cent. Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Ted Cruz stands casually dressed in jeans and a shirt with rolled-up sleeves before a blackboard listing the day’s specials – beef and chicken noodle (...)

  Las Vegas billionaire  and Sands  chief executive Sheldon Adelson: the Las Vegas Review-Journal   has confirmed a Forbes report that the billionaire casino mogul is its new owner.    Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

A day before the fifth Republican presidential debate, candidate Jeb Bush tweeted that he had just finished a meeting of more than an hour with the ed(...)

Sandy Berger, who has died aged 70, was a political confidant of President Bill Clinton who became his national security adviser and helped manage a p(...)