A decision by Seattle’s city council to recognise “Indigenous Peoples’ Day” on the same day as Columbus Day has angered members of the Italian American community. Photograph: Getty Images

An important moment in the history of the Americas is remembered in the United States every year on the second Monday in October: the time “Native Ame(...)

Pressure is on  NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to resign. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

When Roger Goodell was growing up here, he had the best possible example of moral leadership. His father, a moderate New York Republican appointed by (...)

US president Barack Obama: said that goal was to “degrade and destroy” Islamic State forces. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

The words “Obama” and “gaffe” rarely appear together. The US president’s statements are carefully crafted, his words precisely chosen. He is as pol(...)

There have been worse years for the film industry than 2014. Nonetheless, this gormless farrago feels like the manifestation of a vast collective nerv(...)

A Colombian anti-drugs police officer checks bales of marijuana, part of a load of five tons, seized on the outskirts of Cali, Colombia. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Increasing numbers of women are being locked up in the ferocious prison systems of Latin America in the so-called “war against drugs”. Often poor and (...)

A sign outside the car park in Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia, where journalistic source Deep Throat met Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward six times between October 1972 and November 1973.

The din of passing traffic spills down an air vent from the street above, while water drips in a corner. Every sound, from the footsteps of a perso(...)

Castlemartin, Co Kildare: a labour of love for Sir Anthony O’Reilly, restored at a cost of many millions from being semi-derelict in 1972.

In July 1983 Tony O’Reilly hosted Henry Kissinger, the American diplomat and former secretary of state to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, in his belove(...)

We could forgive Nicole Kidman for coming across like a mildly ambulatory waxwork in this already notorious hagiography if she were, at least, coming (...)

Jeb Stuart Magruder, a Watergate conspirator who claimed in later years to have heard President Richard Nixon order the infamous break-in, has died. He was 79. Magruder died May 11, 2014, in Danbury, Conn., according to news reports. Photograph: New York Times

Jeb Magruder, who has died aged 79, was a former high-level aide to President Richard Nixon who went to jail for his part in the Watergate affair and (...)

Hugh Jackman as Logan in X-Men: Days of Future Past

Steady on, readers. Remain calm. There comes a moment in X-Men: Days of Future Past, the seventh and arguably best X-Men film to date, when Hugh Ja(...)