Ronald Reagan

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Fiona Hill, the former top Russia expert on the National Security Council, and David Holmes, an official at the US embassy in Ukraine, testify before the impeachment hearings. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times

It is cheering to believe that the US won the cold war through “blue jeans and rock’n’roll”, presidential bons mots at the Berlin Wall and other endea(...)

Dennis Quaid: ‘the casting couch was a very real thing, and I certainly wouldn’t want my daughter to put up with that bullshit. Photograph: Alex Welsh/Guardian

Dennis Quaid is tired of talking about the cocaine addiction that landed him in rehab in 1990 and stunted his Hollywood career after a promising start(...)

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(...)

Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev and US president Ronald Reagan in 1987. Photograph: Jose R Lopez/The New York Times

When he was running in 2016, Donald Trump told me that he reminded himself of another presidential candidate – someone, Trump said, who was also treme(...)

The Maria Fire burns on a hillside as it expands up to 8,000 acres  near Somis, California. Southern California has been hit by a series of dangerous, fast-moving wildfires this week as Santa Ana Winds ushered in strong gusts over 120 km/h and extremely low humidity. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images

A fast-moving scrub fire threatened orchards, oil fields and homes while displacing thousands of residents in Southern California on Friday, even as d(...)

Firefighters prepare to put out flames on the road leading to the Ronald Reagan library  in Simi Valley, California, on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP via Getty Images

A herd of 500 goats has helped save California’s Ronald Reagan library from a wildfire, after the voracious animals earlier this year ate flammable s(...)

A Ventura County Fire truck battles the Easy Fire a short distance from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library near Simi Valley, north of Los Angeles, California. Photograph: John Cetrino/EPA

A new wildfire has erupted in wind-whipped southern California, forcing the evacuation of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and nearby homes, as (...)

US president Donald Trump at a rally in Minneapolis on October 10th. Inadvertently, he is forcing the end of ambivalence about the US role in the world.  Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Our favourite memories are actually memories of memories. Each time we recall an event or an era, another coat of varnish goes on until the original i(...)

Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer: The testimony revealed in a powerful way just how divisive his efforts to extract damaging information about Democrats from Ukraine were within the White House.  Photograph:  Erin Schaff/The New York Times

The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John Bolton, then(...)

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg: The greenest greens equate economic and even demographic growth with the depletion of the planet.  Photograph:  Eric Baradat

The first photographs of our planet from the moon made it look as finite and delicate as a glass ball. The images are credited in some quarters for th(...)

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