Ed Pilkington

US can be its ‘own worst enemy’:IMF chief

NEW YORK: International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde has warned the US it has the potential to be its “own worst enemy” over the fragile economic recovery and that failure to reach a comprehensive settlement over the fiscal cliff could see growth Published 11 Dec, 2012 12:02am

Romney gains four-point lead in post-debate poll

NEW YORK, Oct 9: The storm clouds gathering over President Obama’s bid for re-election have thickened with the release of a new poll from the respected Pew Research Centre that gives Mitt Romney a four-point lead among likely voters Published 10 Oct, 2012 02:50am

New Yorkers split over Islamic centre

NEW YORK The controversy around the proposal to build an Islamic centre close to Ground Zero has caused a deep rift... Published 05 Sep, 2010 12:00am

Scramble for press chair

“The spirit forms personality, enlightens and transfigures the biological individual and makes it the concrete... Published 11 Jun, 2010 12:00am

Good looks can earn you the sack

NEW YORK Debrahlee Lorenzana likes to dress sharp when she goes to work - she is a fan of Burberry and Hermes and ... Published 07 Jun, 2010 12:00am

N-talks risk collapse

A MONTH-LONG conference in New York to shore up the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and prevent the global spread ... Published 21 May, 2010 12:00am

No more home births

Residents of the New York City can have anything delivered to their door at any time. But there is one thing that is... Published 18 May, 2010 12:00am

US county to ban McDonald`s Happy Meal

SANTA CLARA (California) Silicon Valley, the undisputed leader of the technology revolution, is seeking to add a new... Published 30 Apr, 2010 12:00am

`Rubber rooms` for suspended teachers

NEW YORK City and its teacher unions have reached a deal to put an end to a bizarre and Kafkaesque system in which... Published 18 Apr, 2010 12:00am

Haiti`s new challenge

JOHN Holmes, the British diplomat who heads the UN`s disaster relief programme, has called for a massive increase in... Published 08 Mar, 2010 12:00am

Fat-fighting varsity

IT`S lunchtime in the canteen at Lincoln University, the oldest African-American college in America. A small number... Published 06 Dec, 2009 12:00am

Obama gatecrashers

THE couple who gatecrashed Barack Obama`s first state dinner last week have begun touting their story to TV networks... Published 01 Dec, 2009 12:00am

Offshore drilling in Arctic

CONSERVATION groups based in Alaska have accused the Obama administration of repeating the mistakes of George Bush... Published 22 Oct, 2009 12:00am

The big backers

THE organisers of anti-Obama coalition insist most of their money comes from small individual donations. But a few... Published 20 Sep, 2009 12:00am

Obama`s anxiety

A HEALTH CARE package in the balance; unfinished business on climate change; a precarious economy and deficit;... Published 28 Jul, 2009 12:00am