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Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, and David Holmes, an official at the US embassy in Ukraine, testify before the impeachment hearings. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

It is cheering to believe that the US won the cold war through “blue jeans and rock’n’roll”, presidential bons mots at the Berlin Wall and other endea(...)

Fiona Hill, born in northern England, hadhad gone to work for Donald Trump in the spirit of non-partisan public service, but  was emerging – unwillingly but inexorably – as his nemesis. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

Long before Fiona Hill arrived to testify on Capitol Hill, there was a long line for public seats and a crackling sense of anticipation for one of the(...)

President Donald Trump: “She’s in charge of the embassy. She wouldn’t hang it. It took like a year and a half or two years to get the picture up.” Photograph:  Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images

US president Donald Trump has continued his attacks on ousted US ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and other witnesses in the House impeachment (...)

Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, arrives to testify  on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

A former adviser to US president Donald Trump has warned members of Congress not to propagate a debunked conspiracy theory that Ukraine interfered in (...)

 Lt Col Alexander Vindman testifies before the House intelligence committee  on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, US. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Two US officials who listened in to the July 25th phone call between president Donald Trump and Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy have told the (...)

Jennifer Williams, an aide to  US vice-president Mike Pence, arrives at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 7th for a closed-door deposition in the House impeachment inquiry. Photograph: Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The phone call between US president Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart at the centre of Congress’s impeachment investigation was “inappropriat(...)

Marie Yovanovitch: ‘It’s very intimidating . . . I can’t speak to what the president is trying to do, but the effect is to be intimidating.’ Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

US president Donald Trump has been accused of witness intimidation as he live-tweeted disparaging comments about former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yo(...)

Mark Cousins: ‘Bernadette Devlin is still the greatest thinker about the North that I have heard’

Who better than Mark Cousins to consider cinema’s relationship with the Troubles? For the last 30 years or so, his famous keening vowels have walked u(...)

Strictly Handbag hadn’t been Martin Thomas’s first rodeo – before Strictly Handbag, he had started a club night in Powers Hotel.

In 1994, Ireland found itself in rare auld times indeed. The country wasn’t just at the foothill of the Celtic Tiger, but wider curiosity in our cultu(...)

Wrongheaded: Liz Roches’ gift is to sense how dance of its essence allows the body speak for itself, articulate, nuanced and powerful.

Catedral ★★★★ When the audience, as if in one surge, rose to its feet as the final ripple of Catedral’s passionate physical intensity subsided, it wa(...)

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