3:51 pm, Mon 08 Apr 2013 US: Maggie 'champion of liberty'
George Bush Sr: Thatcher 'helped shape a better world'
Former US President George Bush Sr said: "Barbara and I were deeply saddened to learn of
Baroness Thatcher's passing, and extend our heartfelt condolences to her children and loved ones.
Former US President George Bush Sr.
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"Margaret was, to be sure, one of the 20th Century's fiercest advocates of freedom and free markets - a leader of rare character who carried high the banner of her convictions, and whose principles in the end helped shape a better, freer world.
"The personal grief we Bushes feel is compounded by the knowledge that America has lost one of the staunchest allies we have ever known; and yet we have confidence that her sterling record of accomplishment will inspire future generations.
"May God bless the memory of
2:37 pm, Fri 08 Feb 2013
'Hackers' publish Bush family photographs and emails
George H.W. Bush pictured with his son and fellow former president George W. Bush in June 2012.
A criminal investigation has been launched in the US after hackers apparently accessed private emails and photographs exchanged between George H.W. Bush and members of his family.
One picture showed George W Bush grinning next to a cardboard cut-out of himself wearing a beret.
Another appeared to be a photograph of a self-portrait of the former president in the bath.
Emails suggested that the Bush family had begun making preparations for the funeral of George Bush Snr, who had a
stint in hospital in December 2012 with fever.
Others hinted at a strong friendship between Bush Snr and former president Bill Clinton, who was referred to as "Bubba".
US website The Smoking Gun, which published much of the material, says the hacker went by the name "Guccifer," a word watermarked on the leaked photographs.
4:50 pm, Mon 14 Jan 2013
Report: George Bush Snr to be released from hospital today
Former US president George Bush Snr
The former US president George Bush Snr is to be released from hospital today, NBC News reports.
He was admitted to hospital in Houston, Texas last November and has been treated for complications related to bronchitis.
1:18 am, Fri 28 Dec 2012
Celebrated Gulf War veteran Norman Schwarzkopf dies
Former US Gulf War commander Norman Schwarzkopf
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The US General who led coalition forces during Operation Desert Storm in the Gulf, Norman Schwarzkopf, has died at the age of 78 at his home in Tampa, Florida.
General Norman Schwarzkopf Jnr was a decorated Vietnam veteran and went on to become the commander-in-chief of US Central Command.
The former US president George Bush Snr, who is himself being treated in intensive care, released a statement describing Schwarzkopf as "one of the great military leaders of his generation".
6:32 pm, Thu 29 Nov 2012 George Bush Sr in hospital
Bush Sr 'expected to be released within next 72 hours'
George HW Bush's office has released a statement after he was readmitted to hospital in Houston, Texas.
It says: "President Bush has been in and out of The Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center being treated for complications related to his bronchitis.
"He is in [a] stable condition, and is expected to be released within the next 72 hours."
4:45 pm, Thu 29 Nov 2012 George Bush Sr in hospital
George Bush Sr admitted to hospital
George HW Bush has recently recovered from bronchitis
Former US President George HW Bush has been admitted to a hospital in Houston, Texas.
A hospital spokesperson says it is not life-threatening, but there are reports it is a long-term cough that the 88-year-old has not been able to shake off. He has recently recovered from bronchitis.