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    1. May 30, 2013

      Obama to nominate former Bush aide as FBI chief

      President Barack Obama is prepared to nominate James Comey, a former Bush administration official with bipartisan...

    2. March 5, 2012

      White collar: Spinningfields is emblematic of services’ role

      A crucial factor in Manchester’s recent development has been the growth of its professional services sector. Nowhere is this...

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    1. Business Guide to Manchester 2012

      Economy: The city has defied many bleak predictions Politics: The area’s politicians ...
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    1. January 6, 2012

      Pizza and politerati

      Juleanna Glover’s house in Washington DC is the definition of a multi-use space. Between parties for the politerati, dinners...

    2. December 12, 2011

      Bank stokes cross-Pennine rivalry

      Ancient rivalries have been stirred after Leeds accused Manchester of copying its bid to host a £3bn “Green Investment...

    3. January 31, 2011

      Manchester takes steps to become innovation leader

      Manchester aims to establish itself as “the UK’s leading region for innovation and enterprise” as competition between cities...

    4. December 2, 2009

      Landmark bribery case goes to trial

      The Serious Fraud Office launched its first prosecution of a British executive for corruption overseas yesterday, over an...

    5. December 1, 2009

      Landmark bribery case goes to trial

      The Serious Fraud Office launched its first prosecution of a British executive for corruption overseas on Tuesday, over an...

    6. January 24, 2009

      No time lost in getting down to business

      Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio conservative, caused a stir this week when he said he hoped Barack Obama would fail. Ranged...

    7. January 23, 2009

      No time lost in getting down to business

      Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio conservative, caused a stir this week when he said he hoped Barack Obama would fail. Ranged...

    8. July 5, 2008

      The Town That Elected A Dead Mayor

      "I know he's dead, but I don't want change." With those words, one resident of the small Romanian village of Voinesti...

    9. August 28, 2007

      Lieutenant succumbs to 'toxic' tide

      Alberto Gonzales yesterday announced the end of his service to the Bush administration in much the same way that he provided...

    10. August 28, 2007

      Right-hand man

      November 1994 Alberto Gonzales leaves private legal practice to serve as general counsel to George W. Bush as governor of...

    11. August 27, 2007

      Gonzales succumbs to ‘toxic’ tide

      Alberto Gonzales announced the end of his service to the Bush administration on Monday in much the same way that he provided...

    12. August 17, 2007

      US convicts former 'enemy combatant' on terror charges

      The US won a legal victory in its "war on terror" yesterday when a court convicted José Padilla, an American originally...

    13. August 16, 2007

      Jose Padilla convicted in terror trial

      The US won a legal victory in its “war on terror” on Thursday when a court convicted Jose Padilla, an American originally...

    14. July 27, 2007

      FBI chief contradicts Gonzales testimony

      Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, on Thursday flatly contradicted sworn testimony given...

    15. June 28, 2007

      Senate steps up probe into surveillance

      A Senate committee has issued the White House and the Department of Justice with subpoenas demanding the handover of...

    16. May 29, 2007

      Gonzales farce

      US president George W. Bush has derided the proposed Senate vote of no confidence in Alberto Gonzales, his...

    17. May 24, 2007

      Who's who

      Alberto Gonzales,attorney-general since 2005, faces bipartisan calls for his removal but retains president's backingPaul...

    18. May 24, 2007

      Ex-justice aide admits 'crossing line' on firings

      Monica Goodling, a former Justice Department official, admitted yesterday that she "crossed the line" in using political...

    19. May 17, 2007

      Democrats seek Gonzales confidence vote

      Democratic senators will seek a no-confidence vote on Alberto Gonzales, attorney-general, as early as next week, two...

    20. May 17, 2007

      Gonzales hit by claim he confronted ill Ashcroft

      Republican support for Alberto Gonzales to remain as US attorney-general crumbled further yesterday in the wake of...

    21. March 13, 2007

      Apologist for the imperial presidency

      Alberto Gonzales, US attorney-general, has always served one client: President George W. Bush. Such ­devotion was admirable,...

    22. August 25, 2006

      The hot place of consciousness

      George W. Bush was asked during a televised debate in 1999 to name his favourite political philosopher. “Christ, because he...

    23. June 28, 2006

      Business circles angry at refusal of US to ratify deal

      Attempts to achieve reciprocal extradition arrangements with the US have been frustrated by the refusal of the US Senate to...

    24. March 15, 2006

      Series of terror trial setbacks leaves White House red-faced

      The botched handling of witnesses in the sentencing trial of al-Qaeda conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui is the latest in a...

    25. January 6, 2006

      Co-op says it will abide by regulator's line

      The Co-operative Group will scrap its plan to replace its final salary pension scheme with one based on average career...

    26. September 30, 2005

      Blunt faces test in keeping party tensions in check

      Republicans' selection of Roy Blunt to stand in for Tom DeLay as majority leader in the House of Representatives marks a...

    27. September 29, 2005

      Blunt faces test in keeping party tensions in check

      Republicans' selection of Roy Blunt to stand in for Tom DeLay as majority leader in the House of Representatives marks a...

    28. September 6, 2005

      The confessions of a corporate crime-fighter

      David Kelley is, in many respects, the archetypal American crime-fighter. The outgoing US attorney for the southern...

    29. September 5, 2005

      Confessions of a corporate crime-fighter

      David Kelley is, in many respects, the archetypal American crime-fighter. The outgoing US attorney for the southern district...

    30. July 4, 2005

      Red, white and code yellow

      As Americans celebrate Independence Day today with fireworks, cookouts and parades, it appears another unloved holiday...

    31. July 3, 2005

      Observer from the US

      Red, white and code yellow As Americans celebrate Independence Day on Monday with fireworks, cookouts and parades, it...

    32. June 21, 2005

      Conservative talking shop puts its mark on judicial agenda

      Eugene Meyer's office is at the end of a long corridor, past a framed picture of James Madison, the president hailed as the...

    33. June 20, 2005

      Conservative talking shop puts mark on judicial agenda

      Eugene Meyer's office is at the end of a long corridor, past a framed picture of James Madison, the president hailed as the...

    34. February 21, 2005

      Tapes throw light on Bush's past

      Some of George W. Bush's more candid moments on his path to the presidency were revealed yesterday, courtesy of an old...

    35. January 18, 2005

      US citizen pleads guilty in oil-for-food scam

      The US Department of Justice on Tuesday announced an American citizen had entered a guilty plea over criminal offences...

    36. January 12, 2005

      Chertoff named as homeland security chief

      President George W. Bush yesterday named Michael Chertoff, a long-time government lawyer who played a key role in the US...

    37. November 15, 2004

      US energy secretary Abraham plans to resign

      US. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, whose tenure saw U.S. crude oil prices soar to a record high of nearly $56 a barrel,...

    38. November 13, 2004

      Prurient prudery

      Should anyone be bothered that 20-odd television stations affiliated to the ABC network in the US declined to show the...

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