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Catherine Freeman outside BBC Broadcasting House in London in the 1950s

Born: August 10th, 1931 Died: July 15th, 2020 The BBC in the 1950s was not a hostile place for women, but it was slow to recognise their abilities. F(...)

Maryland governor Larry Hogan: “I think now many of our mayors and our governors are making the mistake of allowing destructive mobs to take over their cities without taking any action.” Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty

Larry Hogan knows a lot about political and personal challenges. In 2015, less than five months into his first term as governor of Maryland, he was di(...)

Mike Pompeo: The rivalry with China seems personal. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/EPA

Here follow some excerpts from a speech about China by Mike Pompeo last week. The US secretary of state chose as his setting Richard Nixon’s president(...)

Police walk in front of the entrance of US consulate in Chengdu. Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP via Getty

Tensions between Washington and Beijing intensified sharply on Friday after China closed the US consulate in Chengdu in reprisal for the closure of th(...)

 People walk in front of the US consulate in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on Thursday. Photograph: STR China Out/EPA

China ordered the United States to close its consulate in the city of Chengdu on Friday, in a tit-for-tat response to being told to shut its consulate(...)

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(...)

Federal law enforcement agents disperse crowds in Portland, Oregon. President Donald Trump has threatened to send agents to other major cities – all controlled by Democrats. Photograph: Mason Trinca/The New York Times)

As Donald Trump met with Republican senators in the White House this week to discuss the next coronavirus stimulus bill, his attention turned to an is(...)

US president Donald Trump: Scrutiny of his business dealings was always going to be a danger zone for him. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

Two long-awaited rulings by the US supreme court related to Donald Trump’s tax records may have delivered mixed signals to the president. But on balan(...)

US president Donald Trump  on the South Lawn of the White House on June 21st after his return from a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AP

For a long time, Republicans have brandished the same old narrative to try to scare their way into the White House. Their candidates were presented as(...)

A motorcyclist flies a Confederate flag during a protest against a coronavirus stay-at-home order  in Olympia, Washington state, on May 9th. Photograph: Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images

Once in a while America’s former slave states resemble one of those horror movies in which the monster keeps lurching back to life. There have been en(...)

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