Former US president George H W Bush with actor Heather Lind at an event in  2014. File photograph: AP

Former US president George H W Bush has reportedly apologised after an actor accused him of sexual assault. Heather Lind (34) alleged the former US l(...)

San Francisco residents Jam, Lillian and Danny. Jam says: ‘Mexican people were in California before most white Europeans. You don’t hear Trump saying he will build a wall with Canada, just with Mexico. It’s purely a racial issue.’

As the train crosses the Sierra Nevada mountain range in California and chugs into Emeryville just outside San Francisco, I reach the west coast of Am(...)

Roger Ailes, the cofounder of Fox News. Photograph: Angel Franco/The New York Times

As Washington reeled from one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent political history, another event stopped Americans in their tracks. The death of(...)

Destiny’s Child performing on the eve of George W Bush’s inauguration.  They also sang at his inauguration ceremony on  January 20th, 2001 in Washington, DC. Photograph: David McNew/Newsmakers

Donald Trump must feel like the kid who gets picked last at every schoolyard kickabout. The incoming US president’s team will have wanted his inaugur(...)

 Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The Government’s “momentum” has been halted with a drop in the latest ‘Irish Times’ poll. But does it even exist? Bu  Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

What does it usually mean? The impetus gained by a moving object. What does it mean in this election? The theory that, if a candidate or party has(...)

George H W Bush pictured with his wife, former first lady Barbara Bush, in 2012.

Former United States president George H W Bush takes some unexpected swipes at Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, key members of his son’s administratio(...)

Former US president George H W Bush’s latest health scare comes two years after he was struck by illness during the 2012 holiday season when he spent seven weeks in a Houston hospital for bronchitis and related ailments. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Former US president George H W Bush (90) was hospitalised in Houston, Texas, late on Tuesday after experiencing shortness of breath, a spokesman fo(...)

Thousands of young East Berliners on the Berlin Wall, near the Brandenburg Gate on November 11th, 1989.

The fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9th, 1989 was the most dramatic in an extraordinary sequence of events that led to the collapse of communism i(...)

Sen Rand Paul: “When is the last time in our country we created millions of jobs? It was under Ronald Reagan.” Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Even if Republicans take the Senate this year, gaining control of both houses of Congress, they will not gain much in conventional terms: they’re a(...)

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