WASHINGTON (AP) — A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. It was originally
Composer who turned down OBE says he later accepted CBE in tribute to his parents' "immigrant experience"
When Nitin Sawhney was offered an OBE in 2007 for services to music, he turned it down, saying he "could not handle the idea of the word 'empire'" after his name. But 12 years later, Sawhney, 55, accepted
During the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, the Reagan administration faced off a spate of tanker attacks with targeted military force and smart diplomacy. On Thursday two tankers in the Gulf of Oman were damaged
Everyone knows that Confederates fought the Civil War to preserve and extend the slave system that produced their wealth and shaped their society. But what, exactly, did white Northerners fight for? In
WASHINGTON — To President Trump, the question of culpability in the explosions that crippled two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman is no question at all. “It’s probably got essentially Iran written all it,”
During the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-1988, the two sides sought to disrupt the other's oil exports in what was known as the tanker war. In July 1988, the US warship Vincennes shot down an Iranian passenger
After two suspected attacks on tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday, one question was looming over discussions in Washington and other Western capitals Friday morning: If Iran was indeed behind the