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 Jimmy  and    Rosalynn Carter at their home in Plains, Georgia. Photograph: Erin Schaff/New York Times

Jimmy Carter, a midshipman in the US Naval Academy, wanted to marry Rosalynn Smith, a girl he met on the day she was born and knew mostly as his siste(...)

Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld has passed away. File photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, the man largely credited for masterminding the US invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, has died. He was 88.(...)

Liz Cheney, the third-most-powerful House Republican: It has been a dizzying fall for the scion of one of the most powerful political families in the land. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/The New York Times

I miss torturing Liz Cheney. But it must be said that the petite blonde from Wyoming suddenly seems like a Valkyrie amid halflings. She is willing to (...)

Walter Mondale, the former US vice-president under Jimmy Carter who ran for president himself against Ronald Reagan in 1984, died today at his home in Minneapolis. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Walter Mondale, a leading liberal Democratic voice of the late 20th century who was US vice-president under Jimmy Carter and lost in a landslide to Ro(...)

Tribes of Europa lands on Netflix on February 19th

There was a mixed reaction this week to the news that UK health secretary Matt Hancock had looked towards a movie starring his namesake Matt Damon for(...)

Larry King interviewed a host of world leaders over a long career, including Russian president  Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Lorenzo Bevilaqua/CNN

Larry King, the broadcast interviewer whose non-confrontational style attracted celebrities and newsmakers as guests and made him the star of a top-r(...)

Supporters of US president Donald Trump at Freedom Plaza in Washington on December 12th. Photograph: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

In 1979, the US suffered the twin ignominies of the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet capture of Afghanistan. Inflation took off as the helpless pres(...)

The difficulty for vaccine makers is that even clinical trials involving 30,000 people – such as AstraZeneca’s current phase 3 trial – may not pick up rare, but potentially devastating, reactions. Photograph: iStock

When AstraZeneca confirmed on Tuesday evening that it had temporarily halted trials of its coronavirus vaccine, the news disconcerted millions around(...)

Deceptively radical? Former US vice-president and now candidate for the presideny Joe Biden. Photograph: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Soviet Union used to alternate between bald leaders and ones with formidable hair. The US, which is seldom ruled by the smooth of pate, swings aro(...)

Boris Johnson  said Britain’s “long national hibernation” was over and the country could start going back out to enjoy itself again. Photograph: Andrew Parsons/10 Downing Street/AFP via Getty Images

Slapping the despatch box, joking about his urgent need of a haircut and promising to visit pubs and hostelries all over the country, Boris Johnson wa(...)

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