Technical doubts plague US missile defence

2013-05-23 09:05

Three decades after Ronald Reagan launched his "Star Wars" project, the costly missile defense programme has become a pillar of US strategy despite lingering doubts about its technology.

Reagan shooter's freedom on hold

2012-09-20 12:00

A US federal judge has refused to rule on whether the man who opened fire at president Ronald Reagan should be freed, ordering a psychiatric hospital to submit a new plan.

Thatcher hails Reagan as statue unveiled

2011-07-04 18:47

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has paid tribute to Ronald Reagan as a statue of the late US president was unveiled in London.

Amid tributes, Obama seeks Reagan magic

2011-02-04 16:01

As the United States prepares to mark 100 years since the birth of conservative icon Ronald Reagan, embattled President Barack Obama is aiming to tap into his late predecessor's political magic.

Former top US diplomats endorse Start

2010-12-02 20:11

Five former US secretaries of state have called for ratification of the arms control treaty with Russia, saying it would continue a decades-long effort to make the world safer.

US Senate told to OK arms treaty

2010-09-10 16:05

Two former US secretaries of state have urged the Senate to promptly approve an arms control treaty with Russia.

Blogger takes on Sarah Palin

2009-06-08 11:37

Sarah Palin has been accused of paraphrasing at length from an article when she gave a speech, but her lawyer says proper credit was given.


Falklands: Worst moment of Thatcher's life

2012-12-28 08:01

Former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher has described the 'worst moment' of her life in formerly secret Falklands documents.

Bring back Reagan, Americans say

2011-11-01 13:03

Many Americans would sooner have a Republican in office than a Democrat, a survey has showed.

Reagan celebrated on 100th

2011-02-07 12:00

Former first lady Nancy Reagan has paid tribute to her late husband, Ronald Reagan, along with actors, musicians, former advisers and friends on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

Ronald Reagan's legacy

2011-02-04 10:15

As the 100th anniversary of his birth approaches, and a generation after he left the White House, Ronald Reagan's is held in higher esteem now than when he was in office

Court stays 'don't ask, don't tell'

2010-10-21 12:27

A federal appeals court has frozen a judge's order halting the US military’s “don't ask, don't tell” policy.

US to overhaul security strategy

2010-04-07 08:54

President Barack Obama's advisers say they will remove religious terms such as "Islamic extremism" from the central document outlining the US national security strategy.

Nancy Reagan can 'see Ronnie'

2009-06-03 12:49

Nancy Reagan says she still sees her deceased husband, former US president Ronald Reagan, when she is alone at night.

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