Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

Eduard Shevardnadze, who has died aged 86, was Mikhail Gorbachev’s foreign minister from 1985 onwards and played a key part in guiding Russia towards (...)

Eduard Shevardnadze, former Georgian president and Russia’s former foreign minister, during an interview at his home in Tbilisi, Georgia, in September 2010. Photographer: Daro Sulakauri/Bloomberg

Eduard Shevardnadze, the Soviet Union’s last foreign minister and later the president of Georgia, has died aged 86 after a long battle with illness. H(...)