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    1. March 23, 2011

      Dramatic life driven by talent and temperament

      Few film stars ever attracted more acres of newsprint, from the adoring to the acerbic, than Elizabeth Taylor. For most of...

    2. March 23, 2011

      Dramatic life driven by talent and temperament

      Few film stars ever attracted more acres of newsprint, from the adoring to the acerbic, than Elizabeth Taylor. For most of...

    1. August 27, 2008

      Bipartisan US energy group gains support

      Efforts to forge compromise legislation on US energy policy were bolstered on Tuesday when six senators added their names to...

    2. March 17, 2008

      Dogfight over $35bn air force contract grows more intense

      EADS, the European defence company, and Northrop Grumman have shifted their lobbying and public relations machine up a gear...

    3. March 16, 2008

      Dogfight intensifies over US tanker contract

      EADS, the European defence company, and Northrop Grumman have shifted their lobbying and public relations machine up a gear...

    4. October 5, 2007

      Senator's departure enhances hopes of Democrats

      Democrats are more hopeful of strengthening the party's control of Congress in next year's election after another popular...

    5. October 5, 2007

      Senator's departure boosts poll hopes for Democrats

      Democrats are more hopeful of strengthening their control of Congress in next year's election after another popular...

    6. October 4, 2007

      Senator’s exit enhances hopes of Democrats

      Democrats are increasingly hopeful of strengthening their control of Congress in next year’s election after another popular...

    7. September 13, 2007

      Petraeus plans give new life to Republicans

      In early May, John Boehner, Republican leader in the House of Representatives, issued a blunt warning about President George...

    8. September 8, 2007

      Petraeus weighs up withdrawal of 4,000 troops

      General David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, would consider withdrawing about 4,000 troops from Iraq early next...

    9. September 7, 2007

      Petraeus weighs Iraq troop reduction

      General David Petraeus, the top US commander in Iraq, would consider withdrawing about 4,000 troops from Iraq early next...

    10. September 5, 2007

      Call to cut level of Iraq troops

      General David Petraeus, the US commander in Iraq, will next week recommend that the US start reducing troop levels next...

    11. September 3, 2007

      Bush hints at ‘fewer’ troops in Iraq

      President George W. Bush on Monday raised the prospect of withdrawing some US troops from Iraq if the security situation...

    12. August 26, 2007

      Iraqi PM hits back at US senators

      Nouri al-Maliki called on senators Hillary Clinton and Carl Levin to “come to their senses” on Sunday and stop treating Iraq...

    13. August 25, 2007

      Observers puzzle over comparison to Vietnam

      President George W. Bush's speech this week suggesting that the US should exorcise the ghosts of Vietnam by staying the...

    14. August 24, 2007

      General warns on risks of early pull-out

      A US military commander says pulling troops out of Iraq by Christmas would be a “giant step backwards”. Major General Rick...

    15. August 24, 2007

      Observers puzzle over Vietnam comparison

      President George W. Bush’s speech this week suggesting that the US should exorcise the ghosts of Vietnam by staying the...

    16. August 24, 2007

      Senior Republican pushes for plan to leave Iraq

      John Warner, one of the most influential Republican senators on military issues, yesterday recommended that President George...

    17. August 23, 2007

      Top Republican says bring troops home

      John Warner, the most influential Republican senator on military affairs, on Thursday called on President George W. Bush to...

    18. August 1, 2007

      Military fears Iraqi political inertia

      The White House nominee for top military adviser to George W. Bush warned yesterday that a lack of political reconciliation...

    19. July 31, 2007

      Military fears political inertia in Iraq

      The White House nominee for top military adviser to George W. Bush warned on Tuesday that a lack of political reconciliation...

    20. July 16, 2007

      US politicians unite in anger over Maliki

      Iraq's government faces mounting criticism from across the US political spectrum for its failure to broker compromises...

    21. July 15, 2007

      US politicians unite on anger over Maliki

      Iraq’s government faces mounting criticism from across the US political spectrum for its failure to broker compromises...

    22. July 12, 2007

      Bush concedes US ‘tired of war’

      George W. Bush acknowledged on Thursday that America was “tired of war” but showed no sign of shifting policy on Iraq in...

    23. June 16, 2007

      Retired US general to lead team to weigh up Iraqi army

      The US Congress has commissioned a team of retired senior military and police officers to evaluate the Iraqi security...

    24. June 15, 2007

      Congress asks experts to evaluate Iraq

      The US Congress has commissioned a team of retired senior military and police officers to evaluate the Iraqi security...

    25. May 25, 2007

      Senate approves Iraq spending bill

      The US Senate on Thursday, following the lead of the House of Representatives, approved $120bn in new funds for the wars in...

    26. April 12, 2007

      US soldiers face longer tours in Iraq

      The Pentagon is extending the tours of soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan to 15 months, Robert Gates, defence secretary, said...

    27. March 15, 2007

      Observer: Common thread

      US General Peter Pace and Pope Benedict XVI do not have much in common. The head of the Roman Catholic Church did not fight...

    28. February 2, 2007

      General draws fire for 'failed Iraq policy'

      General George Casey, the former US commander in Iraq, became the focal point of criticism of the Iraq war yesterday when...

    29. February 2, 2007

      Casey draws fire on 'failed Iraq policy'

      General George Casey, the outgoing US commander in Iraq, took congressional flak for presiding over a "failed policy" in...

    30. February 2, 2007

      General draws fire for ‘failed Iraq policy’

      General George Casey, the outgoing US commander in Iraq, took congressional flak for presiding over a “failed policy” in...

    31. January 25, 2007

      Bush fails to stem erosion of authority

      Although it had been billed as one of the most important speeches of his presidency, there were few signs yesterday that...

    32. January 24, 2007

      Bush fails to stem erosion of authority

      Although it had been billed as one of the most important speeches of his presidency, there were few signs on Wednesday that...

    33. January 24, 2007

      New US commander warns of 'dire' Iraq situation

      General David Petraeus, the incoming US commander in Iraq, warned Congress yesterday that the situation in Iraq was "dire"...

    34. January 23, 2007

      Petraeus warns of ‘dire’ situation in Iraq

      General David Petraeus, the incoming US commander in Iraq, warned Congress on Tuesday that the situation in Iraq was “dire”...

    35. January 22, 2007

      GOP delivers new blow on troop surge

      George W. Bush’s efforts to shore up support for his military surge in Iraq suffered another blow on Monday when a senior...

    36. January 12, 2007

      Barrage of protest at Bush's 'new way forward' in Iraq

      President George W. Bush yesterday cut an increasingly lonely and embattled figure as opposition Democrats and fellow...

    37. December 4, 2006

      Memo raises pressure on Bush to review Iraq policy

      President George W. Bush's isolation over Iraq deepened yesterday following the publication of the leaked memo from sacked...

    38. December 4, 2006

      Leaked memo from Rumsfeld adds to Bush's isolation on Iraq

      President George W. Bush's isolation over Iraq deepened yesterday following the publication of the leaked memo from sacked...

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