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Mexico will pay US back for wall - Trump

Friday, January 6th 2017, 15:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Donald Trump's plan to build a border wall takes shape, with US to pay first then Mexico to reimburse.
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Trump election: US 'identifies agents behind Russian hack'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 12:36
related countries: Russia Russia

The agents allegedly handed stolen Democratic emails to WikiLeaks before the US presidential election.
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Islands of safety

Friday, January 6th 2017, 10:23
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?
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Biden: 'Time to be an adult'

Friday, January 6th 2017, 4:09
related countries: Russia Russia

US President-elect Donald Trump has again voiced scepticism about Russia's alleged interference in the American presidential election.
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Russian hacking claims: US spy chief promises Putin motive

Friday, January 6th 2017, 1:56
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Congress

The reason why Russia allegedly meddled in the US election will be revealed next week.
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Guy Philippe, Haiti's former rebel leader, arrested after radio show

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 23:03
related countries: Haiti Haiti

Haiti's ex-rebel leader Guy Philippe, sought by the US, is held after taking part in a radio show.
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Bin Laden's son Hamza 'actively engaged' in terrorism

Thursday, January 5th 2017, 17:54
related places: Laden

Hamza bin Laden is officially designated a "global terrorist" by the US State Department.
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Mexico and Mr Trump: What will happen to trade ties?

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 23:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Caroline Bayley reports on the impact the Nafta trade deal has had in Mexico, and what its potential demise under US President-elect Trump would mean for the country.
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Obama urges fellow Democrats to fight for Obamacare

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 23:36
related places: Congress, President

President Obama urges Democrats to fight for his health bill, as Republicans work to dismantle it.
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Donald Trump backs Julian Assange over Russia hacking claim

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 20:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump backs Wikileaks founder over alleged Russian meddling in the US election.
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Dabbing or sneezing at Congress photocall?

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 17:09
related places: Congress

The son of a US congressman caused confusion at his father's swearing in ceremony.
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Dabbing son upstages new US congressman

Wednesday, January 4th 2017, 11:44

Rep. Roger Marshall was upstaged by his son during a swearing-in photo op with US House Speaker Paul Ryan.
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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg takes up challenge to tour US

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 23:42

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg plans to spend 2017 touring the US - in his latest ambitious challenge.
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Ford Motors cancels $1.6bn Mexico plant

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 20:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ford

US car giant Ford says it is cancelling a $1.6bn (£1.3bn) plant it had planned to build in Mexico.
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US Congress: Republicans vote to limit ethics body

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 15:12
related places: Congress

Republicans in the House of Representatives vote to limit the power of Congress ethics investigators.
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Kim Burrell: Gospel star defends homophobic comments

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 11:49

Gospel singer Kim Burrell says she makes "no excuses or apologies'' for a sermon at a US church where she referred to gay people as perverted.
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Trump: North Korea intercontinental missile 'won't happen'

Tuesday, January 3rd 2017, 8:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Donald Trump says a North Korean intercontinental missile capable of reaching the US "won't happen".
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Protesters dangle from US stadium

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 9:46
related places: Minnesota

Two people are held after unfurling a giant banner protesting against the North Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Donald Trump makes top Republican fear environmental future

Monday, January 2nd 2017, 6:04
related places: Republican

A leading US Republican fears for the future of her grandchildren with Donald Trump as president.
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Russian diplomats expelled by Obama over hacking leave US

Sunday, January 1st 2017, 21:23
related countries: Russia Russia

The 35 Russians expelled by President Barack Obama over alleged election hacking leave the US.
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Chris Corley: 911 call records US politician 'beating wife'

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 21:09

The children of US politician Chris Corley scream at him to stop beating his wife in an emergency call.
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Eagle chick hatches, live on webcam in US

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 14:48
related places: Florida, Fort Myers

The first of two bald eagle chicks has hatched in Fort Myers, Florida, watched by millions via a webcam.
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Russia-US row: Trump praises Putin amid hacking expulsions

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 8:56
related places: Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump praises "very smart" Vladimir Putin amid a row over hacking.
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US theme park visitors rescued from ride in southern California

Saturday, December 31st 2016, 8:38
related places: California

Abseiling emergency workers rescue 21 people trapped on a theme park ride in southern California.
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Russia-US row: Putin rules out tit-for-tat expulsion of diplomats

Friday, December 30th 2016, 19:52

Russia's President Putin rules out a tit-for-tat expulsion of US diplomats amid a row over hacking.
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Up in flames

Friday, December 30th 2016, 18:12

A century of fire suppression is blamed for increasingly destructive 'megafires' in the western US.
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Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher: Joint service planned, reports in US say

Friday, December 30th 2016, 14:30

The family of Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher are reportedly planning a joint memorial service for the pair.
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Caught in crosshairs

Friday, December 30th 2016, 14:04
related places: White House

Two US estates used by Russians are targeted by the White House over alleged hacking in the US election.
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US expels Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 21:43
related countries: Russia Russia

The US expels 35 Russian diplomats in the wake of cyber attacks related to the US election.
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Donald Trump dismisses US sanctions threat to Russia

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 17:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: President

President-elect Donald Trump dismisses a US threat to sanction Russia over hacking as a distraction.
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Debbie Reynolds: Stars pay tribute to Hollywood stalwart

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 10:57
related places: Hollywood

Tributes are paid to US actress Debbie Reynolds, who has died aged 84 a day after her film star daughter Carrie Fisher.
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US actress Debbie Reynolds dies grieving for daughter Carrie Fisher

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 10:57
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood musical star Debbie Reynolds dies a day after her film star daughter Carrie Fisher.
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Israel-Palestinians: Netanyahu condemns John Kerry speech

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 9:53
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel's PM condemns remarks by the outgoing US secretary of state on Israeli-Palestinian issues.
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From beauty queen to Hollywood royalty

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 6:16

US actress Debbie Reynolds has died, a day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher, her son has announced.
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US actress Debbie Reynolds, mother of Carrie Fisher, in hospital

Thursday, December 29th 2016, 0:53

Actress Debbie Reynolds is taken ill a day after the death of film star daughter Carrie Fisher, media say.
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US election hacking: Senators call for sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 21:03
related countries: Russia Russia

Senators from the main US parties say Russia may face sanctions over alleged hacking during the election.
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US cyber fraud: Three men accused of $4m insider deal

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 12:03
related countries: China China

Three Chinese citizens are accused of making $4m by hacking into the computers of US law firms.
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US says claim it supported IS in Syria is 'ludicrous'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 1:53
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

The US says there is no basis for the Turkish president's claim that it supported IS in Syria.
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Japanese PM: 'Sincere and everlasting condolences'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 1:16
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe has visited the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, where he offered "sincere and everlasting condolences"
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Mosul battle: Last bridge 'disabled by air strike'

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 16:50

A US air strike reportedly disables the last functioning bridge over the River Tigris in IS-held Mosul.
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Japanese PM Shinzo Abe arrives in Hawaii

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 1:56
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has landed in Hawaii, ahead of a visit to Pearl Harbor, the US naval base attacked by the Japanese in 1941.
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Carrie Fisher: Star Wars actress suffers heart attack

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher is in intensive care after a major heart attack on a London-LA flight.
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Winning vision

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 1:48
related places: New York, White House

A new photo exhibit in New York examines how phone images fit into the race for the White House.
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Israeli settlements: UN Security Council calls for an end

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 1:41
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN Security Council backs a call to end illegal Israeli settlements after the US refuses to veto.
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US issues Jordan travel warning after deadly attacks

Saturday, December 24th 2016, 1:18
related countries: Jordan Jordan

The US issues a travel warning for Jordan after a series of recent deadly attacks there.
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British passenger missing from Queen Mary 2 liner

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 23:59

The US authorities call off a search for an elderly British woman missing from the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner.
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Israel blasts US over UN vote on settlements

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 18:33
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel reacts furiously over moves to vote through a UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements.
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Deutsche Bank agrees $7.2bn penalty with US regulators

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 12:38

Deutsche Bank says it has agreed a $7.2bn settlement with the US over its sale of mortgage-backed securities - well below the $14bn penalty announced earlier.
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Indiana mum 'bit and beat sons for opening Christmas gifts'

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 11:13
related places: Christmas

A mother in the US is charged with biting and beating her sons after they opened Christmas gifts early.
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Donald Trump: US must greatly expand nuclear capabilities

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 20:59

Donald Trump calls for the US to "greatly strengthen and expand" its nuclear capabilities.
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Tributes paid to Jeopardy winner who died before quiz broadcast

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 19:12

Tributes are paid to a US woman whose appearances on the Jeopardy quiz were broadcast after she died.
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Ikea in $50m settlement over child deaths from falling drawers in US

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 18:13

Ikea agrees to pay $50m (£40m) to families of three toddlers killed in the US by chests of drawers.
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Russia used Syria as live-fire training - US general

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 13:00
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US army's commander in Europe criticises Russia's "disregard for civilians" in Syria.
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Trump appoints China critic Peter Navarro to trade post

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 12:06
related countries: China China

Donald Trump appoints one of his advisers, a strong critic of China, to a top US trade post.
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China's Alibaba back on US counterfeits blacklist

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 1:16
related countries: China China

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is back on the US's "notorious markets" list over selling counterfeit goods.
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Brazil construction giant admits bribery

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 19:24
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's biggest construction company, Odebrecht, has admitted in a US court to paying bribes to officials to secure contracts.
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US team finds World War Two 'remains' in India

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 8:46
related countries: India India

A US team recovers possible remains of soldiers killed in India in a World War Two plane crash.
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US singer James Taylor cancels Manila concert over drug war

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 8:05
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Manila

US singer James Taylor cancels a concert in Manila over Philippines' brutal war on drugs.
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Singer Richard Marx 'restrains unruly man' on Korean Air flight

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 7:45
related countries: North Korea North Korea

American singer Richard Marx says he had to restrain a fellow passenger on a Korean Air flight.
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Obama bans oil drilling 'permanently' in millions of acres of ocean

Wednesday, December 21st 2016, 6:35

Barack Obama has permanently banned offshore drilling in the "vast majority" of northern US waters.
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Hostage couple's 'Kafkaesque' ordeal

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 11:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan insurgent group releases video of a kidnapped North American couple with two children.
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Trump wins electoral college amid nationwide protests

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 9:22

The electoral college confirms Donald Trump as US president amid nationwide protests.
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China returns seized underwater US drone

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 8:04
related countries: China China

A US underwater drone seized by China last week has been returned, both sides confirm.
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Trump presidency faces electoral college test from opponents

Monday, December 19th 2016, 20:46

The US electoral college meets to confirm Donald Trump as president, amid a campaign to thwart him.
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Michelle Obama makes farewell Oprah appearance

Monday, December 19th 2016, 19:12

Michelle Obama says her door is "always open" to Melania Trump, in a last interview with Oprah Winfrey.
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Little Rock boy, 3, dies in road rage shooting

Monday, December 19th 2016, 10:04

A three-year-old boy out shopping with his grandmother dies in a road rage shooting, US police say.
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Four hippies

Monday, December 19th 2016, 1:03

How Bob Goldberg co-founded and grew US vegan food business Follow Your Heart, which has an annual turnover of more than $40m.
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China to return seized US underwater drone, Pentagon says

Sunday, December 18th 2016, 1:16
related countries: China China

The US says it has "secured an understanding" that China will return an underwater drone it has seized.
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Donald Trump says supporters after US election 'mellowed'

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 23:30

Donald Trump tells his supporters they were 'mean and nasty' during the US election campaign.
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Heimlich manoeuvre inventor dies aged 96

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 18:53

US doctor Henry Heimlich, who invented the manoeuvre used to help victims of choking, dies at 96.
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China accuses US of 'hyping-up' seizure of underwater drone

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 18:40
related countries: China China

China accuses the US of "hyping-up" the issue of a US underwater drone seized by the Chinese Navy.
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Muhammad Ali letter to Nelson Mandela sold for £7,200

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 12:59

A signed letter from Muhammad Ali to Nelson Mandela offering his condolences on the death of an anti-apartheid leader sells for £7,200 to a US collector.
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US hacking claims: Obama told Putin to 'cut it out'

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 1:43
related countries: Russia Russia

President Obama says he warned Russia's Vladimir Putin in September to stop hacking the US election.
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‘An American tragedy’

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 0:27

New Yorker editor David Remnick on why Donald Trump won the US election - and what happens next.
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How this Green book helped black travellers in the US

Saturday, December 17th 2016, 0:15
related places: Green

The BBC Travel Show looks at how a guide helped black travellers during segregation.
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Obama pauses press conference to help sick reporter

Friday, December 16th 2016, 22:16

US President Barack Obama paused his final end-of-year press conference to get help for a reporter who fell ill.
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China 'seizes US vessel' in S China Sea

Friday, December 16th 2016, 22:01

The US demands that China returns a US underwater research vessel taken in the South China Sea, say US officials.
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US hacking claims: Clinton blames Russia and FBI boss for loss

Friday, December 16th 2016, 21:29
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Clinton

Hillary Clinton attributes her election defeat to Russian hacking and a letter from the FBI.
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President Obama: End-of-year news conference

Friday, December 16th 2016, 19:41

US President Barack Obama holds an end-of-year news conference.
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Hundreds of US gymnasts allege sexual abuse

Friday, December 16th 2016, 17:37

USA Gymnastics says they have adopted new regulations designed to prevent child sex abuse.
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Trump election: Michelle Obama tells Oprah Winfrey America lacks hope

Friday, December 16th 2016, 16:09

The US First Lady evokes a bleak post-election outlook, saying Americans lack hope and stability.
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US hacking claims: Russia says 'indecent' without evidence

Friday, December 16th 2016, 11:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin

The US should detail evidence of alleged Russian hacking or stop talking about it, the Kremlin says.
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Trump chooses pro-settlement hardliner as Israel envoy

Friday, December 16th 2016, 10:25
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

Donald Trump picks Daniel Friedman, a critic of the two-state solution, to be ambassador to Israel.
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Obama vows action against Russia over election hacks

Friday, December 16th 2016, 10:06
related countries: Russia Russia

Barack Obama promises to retaliate against Russia for its alleged interference in the election campaign.
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Was Putin involved in US election hacking?

Friday, December 16th 2016, 7:22

A former CIA director believes that he may have been.
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US world boxing champion Terence 'Bud' Crawford jailed

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 23:51

US world boxing champion Terence Crawford gets a jail sentence over a disturbance in a car body shop.
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White House supports claim Putin directed US election hack

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 23:05
related places: White House

Vladimir Putin was directly involved in US hacks during the election, the White House says.
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US doctor sells stones for $85 each - but for a good cause

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 17:46

After a US chain decides to sell an $85 stone, a paediatrician follows suit in a noble cause.
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Venezuela Mercosur: Battle of rooms at Latin American summit

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 16:16
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela's foreign minister tries to gate-crash a summit in Argentina but the hosts switch rooms.
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Aleppo fighting: Orphans in video plea to leave city

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 11:47
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) releases a video it says is of a group of orphans trapped by the shelling in Aleppo.
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Top US Republican Senator Graham accuses Russia of hacking his email

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:17
related countries: Russia Russia

Senator Lindsey Graham says his election campaign account was hacked by the Russians.
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Chinese activist Zheng Churan: 'Hey Trump, feminists are watching you"

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 10:10
related countries: China China

Chinese activist Zheng Churan warns US President-elect Donald Trump against sexist behaviour.
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US boy dies as his snow fort collapses

Thursday, December 15th 2016, 4:17
related places: New York

A boy dies after a huge snow mound collapses in upstate New York, possibly triggered by a snow plough.
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'We cut my leg off with a dagger'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 23:34
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The BBC's Nawal al-Maghafi takes a look at the impact of US support for the Saudis in the Yemen conflict.
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Man held at JFK airport over largest US financial cyber-hacking

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 22:23

The FBI arrests a man charged with the largest cyber-attack of financial firms in US history.
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US raises key interest rate by 0.25% on strengthening economy

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 22:09

The US Federal Reserve raises its benchmark interest rate, only the second increase in a decade.
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Samantha Power at UN: 'Are you truly incapable of shame?'

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 7:16

Speaking at an emergency session of the UN Security Council on Tuesday, US ambassador Samantha Power asks the Assad regime and allies if they are "truly incapable of shame".
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Trump to meet US tech bosses

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 5:32

The president-elect prepares for talks with Silicon Valley's main players.
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Yemen conflict: US cuts arms sales to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 1:05
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US is to cut arms sales to Saudi Arabia amid concerns over civilian casualties in Yemen.
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Trump picks Exxon chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 19:01
related countries: Russia Russia

A top energy executive with strong ties to Russia is lined up as US secretary of state.
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