Right, Gen Douglas MacArthur, commander in chief visits  the front in Korea. Photograph: Bettmann Archive

Six years after US Democrats used atomic force to end the second World War, it was permissible, even normal, to question their firmness abroad. Dougl(...)

US B-26 Invader light bombers unleash parachute demolition bombs upon supply warehouses and dock facilities at the port city of Wonsan, in southeastern North Korea, in 1951. Photograph:  Interim Archives/Getty Images

Foreign tourists in North Korea are invariably steered to the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum in Pyongyang, which documents the isolated n(...)

Capri ridden by Seamie Heffernan (left) on the way to  winning the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby  at the Curragh. Photograph:   PA Wire

Aidan O’Brien won a 12th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday when the Séamus Heffernan ridden Capri won the €1.5 million Curragh highlight at odds(...)

Epsom Derby hero Wings Of Eagles lines up at the Curragh on Saturday. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/ AFP

Epsom hero Wings Of Eagles will face eight rivals when he bids to follow up in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Saturday. The son of(...)

Ryan Moore will bid to deliver more Classic success for Aidan O’Brien at Epsom on Saturday. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Cracksman and Cliffs Of Moher star in a final field of 19 runners for Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom. The John Gosden-trained Cracksman, who carr(...)

Douglas Macarthur leads home two Ballydoyle stablemates to take the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Douglas Macarthur came out on top in a Ballydoyle-dominated finish to the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown. Trainer Aidan O’Brien has sad(...)

A coal-mining conveyor belt states across a road in Manahoy City, Pennsylvania. Photograph: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Liberal Americans like to think we know the answer to a lot of things – including why those who live outside liberal bubbles chose Donald Trump over H(...)

Ryan Moore  took in a Group One success at Tokyo racecourse en route to Australia for his Melbourne Cup engagement with Bondi Beach. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

Aidan O’Brien’s prospects of breaking the world record for Group One wins in a year took a blow yesterday when the champion trainer had to settle for(...)

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their third and final 2016 presidential campaign debate at UNLV in Las Vegas, Nevada, US, October 19th, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/Reuters

Donald Trump’s claims “We will have a second amendment that is a very small replica of what it is now” in a Clinton administration Trump is being (...)

Aidan O’Brien: there is still a relative ‘B team’ feel to O’Brien’s raiding party which will hardly bode well for the home team’s classic chances in 2017 should they not rise to the challenge now.

Newmarket’s Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes is a rare blank on Aidan O’Brien’s cross-channel Group One CV and his two hopefuls on Saturday, Roly Poly (...)

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