On July 13th, 172,000 concert-goers filled two venues in London and Philadelphia, raising over £50 million for famine relief in Ethiopia
1985: The year that was...

Famine, the cold war and the threat of Aids cast long shadows over 1985, the year of the Live Aid concerts.On July 13th, 172,000 concert-goers filled (...)

 An undated handout photograph provided by GlobalPost oshows American journalist James Foley who was kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in  Syria. The Islamic State (IS) militia released a video on 20 August 2014 purporting to show the decapitation of Foley. Photograph:  Nicole Tung / Courtesy of Global/EPA 1:10

US president Barack Obama has said the beheading of American journalist James Foley by Islamic State militants “shocked the conscience of the entire w(...)

Former White House press secretary James Brady gives a thumbs-up to everyone as he visits the White House press briefing room in Washington in this  2011 file photograph.

The death of former White House press secretary James Brady, who was shot in the head in the 1981 assassination attempt on president Ronald Reagan, ha(...)

James Brady, selected by president-elect Ronald Reagan to become his press secretary, talking to reporters after the announcement was made in Washington in 1981. Photograph: Walt Zebowski/AP Photo

James Brady, who has died aged 73, was the principal victim of John Hinckley’s attempt to kill American president Ronald Reagan. The bullet that lodge(...)

Ronald Reagan was told by a group of economic advisers that a cut in income tax rates would raise tax revenue

Two years ago Kansas embarked on a remarkable fiscal experiment: It slashed income taxes sharply without any clear idea of what would replace the lost(...)

Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sarah Gadon in Belle.

Even if she wasn’t statuesque, fiercely articulate and drop-dead gorgeous, Amma Asante would likely stand out from any crowd. A Bafta-winning, Brit(...)

A Warhol print (number three from an edition of 190) based on an advertisement featuring Ronald Reagan. The estimate is €10,000-€15,000.

Unusually for a major Irish art auction, paintings by women artists are among the highlights in Whyte’s forthcoming sale which goes on view at the RDS(...)

“I didn’t say she had brain damage, she had a serious health episode,” said Karl Rove. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

If Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the 2016 US presidential election are to be judged on the strength of Republican attacks on her, then the Demo(...)

Wealth of nations:  at the 2005 Russian Millionaire Fair  in Moscow. Photograph: Denis Sinyakov/AFP/Getty Images)

We all recall Ernest Hemingway’s retort to F Scott FitzGerald’s observation that the very rich “are different from you and me”. “Yes. They have more m(...)

Rancher Cliven Bundy, who became a right-wing hero after refusing to pay fees for grazing his animals on federal land. Photograph: David Becker/Getty Images

It is, in a way, too bad that Cliven Bundy, the rancher who became a right-wing hero after refusing to pay fees for grazing his animals on fede(...)