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John Hume (left) and  Seamus Mallon address the media at Stormont, November 29th, 1999. Photograph:  Ferran Paredes/Reuters

Seamus Mallon and John Hume were the two big beasts of the SDLP. While both men represented the heart and soul of the party, Mallon also was its guts (...)

Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve board chairman.

Paul Volcker, the Federal Reserve board chairman who vanquished the inflationary upsurge that sapped the US’s global prestige and power in the 1970s a(...)

The Israeli settlement of Efrat, near the Palestinian city of Bethlehem, south of Jerusalem, in the occupied West Bank. Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

The Trump administration’s announcement that it is to break with the 40-year-old US position on Israeli settlements in the West Bank – a position that(...)

 Pointless Celebrities: Richard Osman. Photograph: Drew Gardner

It’s time to address the bias towards non-rhotic pronunciation on British quiz shows. Most of you don’t know what I’m talking about. The small percent(...)

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally the American Airlines Center in Dallas, on Thursday, October 17th, 2019. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump defended his Syria pull-out at a campaign rally on Thursday and lashed out at “crazy Nancy” Pelosi and other Democrats who a(...)

US president Donald Trump remains unpopular after the longest economic expansion in US history. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

In the distant, half-forgotten yesteryear of January 2019, Donald Trump was bound to lose the next election. There was no money forthcoming for his wa(...)

Schemes to promote women in music help, but just serve to distract from how poorly they  are otherwise represented

I have a real soft spot for magic, the kind of magic that magicians do, whether on stage, on television, or right in front of you on the street. Obvio(...)

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(...)

Rolling Thunder Revue: Bob Dylan. Photograph: Netflix

Step right up, ladies and gentlemen and cine-revellers of every type, to the mesmerising motion picture and humbly titled extravaganza Rolling Thunder(...)

Photograph: iStock

A majority stake in Dublin public relations agency Kyne has been sold to London-headquartered Huntsworth for at least $17.4 million (€15.6 million). (...)

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