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US president Barack Obama: his team is reportedly  looking at the 1999 Kosovo conflict for precedents. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

If the US, Britain and their allies carry out punitive air strikes against the Syrian regime because of the use of chemical weapons they will most pro(...)

For some of the rodeo clowns clamouring for impeachment around the country, Barack Obama’s real crime is presiding while black. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King jnr’s I Have a Dream speech, Kerry Bentivolio, a Michigan congressman, has a dream, too: to impeach the (...)

Malala Yousafzai: was shot at point-blank range in the head and neck by Taliban gunmen in Pakistan. She was awarded an honour last night by schoolchildren in Tipperary.  Photograph: Press 22/PA

The young woman who would not be silenced walked into the Ballykisteen Hotel in Co Tipperary to loud applause and a standing ovation last night. Malal(...)

Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban last year. Photograph: PA

The 16-year-old Pakistani school pupil who was shot by the Taliban last year for campaigning for girls’ education will receive the Tipperary Internati(...)

When then US president Bill Clinton (left) decided to issue a visa to Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in 1994, then British prime minister John Major (right) would not speak to him and  “the British were incandescent with rage”,  former Irish diplomat Sean Donlon said.

Tim O’BrienBritish prime minister John Major refused to speak to US president Bill Clinton for weeks after the US granted a visa to Gerry Adams in 199(...)

2016 campaign badges at the Buttons at the Ready for Hillary office in Alexandria, Virginia. “She is supposed to be resting and off making $200,000 speeches, but instead she’s around every political corner.” Photograph: Drew Angerer/The New York Times

President Barack Obama proved himself a great segue artist Friday, as he smoothly glided from his previously unassailable position on the matter of su(...)

White House correspondent Helen Thomas at the White House in Washington in 1997. Photograph: Paul Hosefros/The New York Times

Veteran journalist and White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who has died at 92, reported on every US president from John F Kennedy to Barack Obama.(...)

Schoolchildren sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to former South African president Nelson Mandela at Phefeni High School, opposite Mr Mandela’s former home in Soweto Township Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela is “steadily improving”, South Africa’s government claimed today as the former president spent his 95th birthday (...)

A file picture of Swiss billionaire Marc Rich receiving an Honorary Doctorate from Bar-Ilan University in Tel Aviv in May, 2007. Photograph: Gil Cohen/Reuters.

Marc Rich, known as the father of modern oil trading and founder of the group that became Glencore Xstrata, has died at the age of 78, the head of his(...)

Businessman John O’Connor, who created the world-famous golf course at the Old Head of Kinsale, Co Cork. Photograph: Denis Scannell

If a golf links could be described as a monument to one man, the spectacular course on the Old Head of Kinsale will long be remembered as the brainchi(...)

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