Richard Nixon

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 EU’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier and  entourage: There is dismay that London has dragged the intractable Northern Irish issue back into the talks. Photograph: Neil Hall

It was widely expected in Brussels that Britain would up the ante ahead of this week’s round of talks with the European Union. Declarations about sove(...)

Boris Johnson: The UK plunged Brexit talks with the EU into crisis by explicitly acknowledging it could break international law. Photograph: AFP

UK prime minister Boris Johnson may be adopting the “madman theory” of negotiations in his approach to Brexit, according to former Irish ambassador to(...)

Joe Biden: An eerily stable frontrunner in first primary and then national polls. Photograph: Michelle V Agins/The New York Times

During a verbose half-century in public life, Joe Biden has never made such a succinct case for his election. “Ask yourself,” he said in Pennsylvania(...)

Donald Trump with a map of a previously projected path of Hurricane Dorian. He used a marker pen to erroneously claim the hurricane would strike southeastern Alabama. File photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Founded in 1969 by scientists and students at MIT, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCI) has been particularly busy of late. Since US president Dona(...)

Giving it Socks: Bill Clinton’s cat poses for the press corps on the White House lawn in 1999. Photograph: Robert Giroux/Getty Images

As you will now be aware, Kamala Harris, recently confirmed Democratic candidate for US vice-president, is both Wall Street’s favourite cop and the ad(...)

Kamala Harris has that same magnetic smile that Obama had. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

One wintry day in 1992, my boss drolly told me to try to look young. We were meeting Richard Nixon, and the fallen president preferred to talk to repo(...)

Kim Jong-un and  Donald Trump during their historic US-North Korea summit in Singapore in June  2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Bob Woodward’s second book on the Trump White House has a title, Rage, and promises to reveal the secrets of “25 personal letters exchanged between [D(...)

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(...)

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