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Film review: White House Down

Remember The Darkness? In another era, the Lowestoft band travelled the worrying limbo between pastiche and sincere bombast. That’s to say they someho(...)

US president Barack Obama pauses at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial in Washington yesterday. Photograph: Gary Cameron/Reuters.

Russia has handed the US a plan for putting Syria’s chemical weapons under international control ahead of a crunch meeting today between the two co(...)

An attendee touches the stone with names of victims at the 9/11 memorial during ceremonies marking the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center . Photograph: Chris Pedota/Pool/Reuters

US president Barack Obama temporarily set aside his Syrian agenda to lead the US in a moment of silence to observe the 12th anniversary of 9/11, the w(...)

US President Barack Obama talks to Senate pages as he leaves the Senate Democratic policy luncheon after meeting with Senate Democrats at the Capitol yesterday in Washington DC.

The White House and a cross-party group of US senators responded to the possibility of a political solution to the Syria crisis by offering the Assad (...)

US president Barack Obama speaks with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley at the White House on September 9th, 2013 in Washington. Photograph: CBS News via Getty Images

France is to put forward a UN Security Council draft resolution for Syria to give up its chemical weapons, quickly turning a Russian idea into a full-(...)

Protesters march in Los Angeles yesterday in  an anti-war rally. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/Reuters

President Barack Obama and his administration allies are intensifying a public-relations offensive in what even Obama has called a “heavy lift” to win(...)

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (left) welcomes US President Barack Obama before the first working session of the G20 Summit in Constantine Palace in Strelna near St Petersburg, today. Photograph: REUTERS/Grigory Dukor

US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power declared this evening that the US has has given up trying to work with the UN Security Council on S(...)

Protesters hold red hands up as US secretary of state John Kerry speaks before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington today.  President Barack Obama  issued a blunt challenge to sceptical US lawmakers today to approve his plan for a military strike on Syria, saying inaction would put America’s prestige and their own credibility at risk. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama issued a blunt challenge to sceptical US lawmakers today to approve his plan for a military strike on Syria, saying inaction(...)

US president Barack Obama pauses while speaking about Syria during a joint news conference with Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt  in Stockholm today. Photograph: Reuters

President Barack Obama said today he hoped Russian president Vladimir Putin would change his position of opposing military action against military tar(...)

Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff: communications with several unidentified aides probed by US spy agency.  Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Brazil’s government summoned the US ambassador to respond to new revelations of US surveillance of president Dilma Rousseff and her senior aides, comp(...)

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