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Colin Powell: Journalist Muntadher al-Zaidi tweeted, “I am sure that the court of God will be waiting for him.”  Photograph: Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg

World figures have extolled the virtues of the former US secretary of state and military chief Colin Powell, who died on Monday of Covid-19 complicati(...)

US secretary of state Colin Powell speaks adresses the United Nations Security Council in 2003 ahead of the Iraq War. Photograph: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images

Colin Powell, who served Democratic and Republican presidents in war and peace but whose sterling reputation was forever stained when he went before t(...)

Former US secretary of state Colin Powell. He had undergone treatment for multiple myeloma, which compromised his immune system, a spokeswoman said. Photograph: Tim Sloan/AFP via Getty Images

Colin Powell, the former US secretary of state who played a pivotal role in attempting to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq, has died from complicatio(...)

Former US president George W Bush at the 9/11 commemoration at the Flight 93 national memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

I’m not one of those people who think women make naturally better leaders than men, more collegial and collaborative. I’ve covered enough women in th(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and US president Joe Biden, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg

Angela Merkel hailed the German-US relationship as she met Joe Biden in the White House in what is likely to be her final trip to the United States as(...)

Then US vice-president Joe Biden with Lloyd Austin, whom he has chosen to be his defence secretary, in April 2009. Photograph: Stan Gilliland/EPA

Joe Biden’s intention to nominate Lloyd Austin as defence secretary – which would make him the first African-American to serve in the role – has run i(...)

Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris  at an event to announce her place on the Democratic party’s presidential ticket, in Wilmington, August 14th. Photograph: Michelle V Agins/The New York Times

Washington Correspondent Delegates are gathering virtually on Monday for the Democratic National Convention as they prepare to officially nominate for(...)

Demonstrators gather on 16th Street and the portion newly named Black Lives Matter Plaza. Photograph: Win McNamee/Getty

US president Donald Trump resumed his attacks on political opponents on Sunday, a day after more than 10,000 gathered in Washington DC to demonstrate (...)

Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently removed fig leaves from statues of Apollo and Adonis. Photograph: Crawford Gallery

In the brilliantly titled Fig Reveal, Cork’s Crawford Gallery recently supervised the removal of fig leaves from its Canova casts. The statues – of Ap(...)

US president Donald Trump and defence secretary James Mattis at a cabinet meeting at the White House on June 21st, 2018.  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Bloomberg

And then there were none. It is only a slight exaggeration to say that Jim Mattis, the outgoing US secretary for defence, was the last grown-up in Don(...)

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