Howard Baker

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Dame Vera Lynn in 2003, with a photograph of her during the second World War. Photograph: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Vera Lynn (Vera Margaret Welch) Born: March 20th, 1917 Died: June 18th, 2020 At the start of the second World War, Vera Lynn, who has died aged 103, (...)

 Conservative US Senator Rand Paul announced Tuesday he is running for the Republican Party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential race. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images.

US Sen Rand Paul declared himself a candidate for the Republican nomination for president on Tuesday, aiming to upset the political order in Washingto(...)

Howard H Baker Jr, a soft-spoken Tennessee lawyer who has died aged 88, served three terms in the Senate, was the chamber’s Republican leader and earn(...)

A sign outside the car park in Rosslyn, Arlington, Virginia, where journalistic source Deep Throat met Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward six times between October 1972 and November 1973.

The din of passing traffic spills down an air vent from the street above, while water drips in a corner. Every sound, from the footsteps of a perso(...)

 Angela Merkel holds a BlackBerry Z10 smartphone featuring high security  software, used for governmental communication, at a computer fair in Hanover in in March this year. Photograph: Reuters

On Wednesday last week, German chancellor Angela Merkel telephoned Barack Obama and protested in reportedly robust terms against the hacking of her mo(...)