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We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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'Forgotten' US smallpox found in box

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 19:20
related places: Long, Washington

Long forgotten vials of smallpox left in a cardboard box are discovered by a government scientist at a research centre near Washington, officials say.
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Washington 'pot shops' hit by shortage

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 16:44
related places: Washington

Marijuana sales in the western US state of Washington have begun, amid a shortage of the drug in the state.
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Why are children crossing US border?

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 14:35
related places: Why

Why are so many Central American children travelling solo to US?
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AbbVie increases offer for Shire

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 13:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US drugs giant AbbVie has raised its takeover offer for UK rival Shire to £30.1bn in its latest attempt to persuade the firm to agree to a deal.
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US cupcake chain Crumbs shuts stores

Tuesday, July 8th 2014, 9:56

US cupcake chain Crumbs is shutting all its shops, a week after its shares were suspended from trading on the Nasdaq index.
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US gives Venezuela stolen Matisse

Monday, July 7th 2014, 23:39
related countries: France France, Venezuela Venezuela

A painting by the French artist Henri Matisse, stolen more than a decade ago, is handed back to Venezuela by the United States.
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UK airports give charged gadget advice

Monday, July 7th 2014, 22:27
related places: Heathrow

Heathrow and Manchester airports tell travellers to the US they must charge any electronic devices carried as hand luggage ahead of checks.
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NFL concussion lawsuit approved

Monday, July 7th 2014, 21:55

A federal judge approves a settlement that would see thousands of former US football players compensated by the National Football League for concussion-related injuries.
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US diplomat expelled from Bahrain

Monday, July 7th 2014, 19:26
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A senior American diplomat, Tom Malinowski, is ordered to leave Bahrain after meeting a leading Shia opposition group.
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Transformers holds US box office

Monday, July 7th 2014, 8:34

In an unusually quiet 4 July weekend at the North American box office, Transformers: Age of Extinction holds on to the number one spot.
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Anglo American to sell Lafarge stake

Monday, July 7th 2014, 7:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

London-listed mining firm Anglo American is selling its 50% stake in building materials group Lafarge Tarmac to cement maker Lafarge for £885m.
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VIDEO: Electronics targeted in airport checks

Monday, July 7th 2014, 6:24

US transport officials order greater screening of electronic devices at some airports as part of increased security measures.
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US airport checks target electronics

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 18:45

US officials reveal that the bolstered security they ordered at overseas airports last week will include tighter screening of electronic devices.
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US senator urges Afghan vote audit

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 15:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior US senator says he expects the Afghan Election Commission to conduct a "comprehensive audit" of votes from the presidential run-off.
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VIDEO: Teenager 'beaten while unconscious'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 13:50
related countries: Israel Israel

Israeli police repeatedly kicked a Palestinian-American teenager even after knocking him unconscious, says the boy's aunt.
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US-Palestinian boy in house arrest

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 11:16
related countries: Israel Israel

A Palestinian-American teenager allegedly beaten while in Israeli police custody is to be held under house arrest for nine days, a judge rules.
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Ordinary people 'caught in NSA net'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 9:02

Ninety percent of people identified in a tranche of communications intercepted by the NSA were ordinary internet users, not surveillance targets, analysis by a US paper suggests.
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US presses Israel on teen 'beating'

Sunday, July 6th 2014, 4:33
related countries: Israel Israel

The US State Department says it is "profoundly troubled" by reports that a US teenager was beaten while in police custody in East Jerusalem.
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VIDEO: US policeman 'seen hitting' woman

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 15:29

The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage posted on YouTube that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the face and head of a prostrate woman.
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Germans summon envoy over 'US spy'

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 12:20
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The German authorities summon the US ambassador in Berlin after a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of spying for the US.
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VIDEO: Fireworks mark 4 July in US

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 7:20

The US celebrates its Independence Day with firework displays across the country.
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US policeman seen 'pummelling' woman

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 7:18

The California Highway Patrol says that it is investigating footage that shows a policeman repeatedly punching the head of a prostrate woman.
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In pictures: 4 July celebrations in US

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Celebrations to mark the nation's independence from Britain in 1776 take many forms but one thing is certain - the stars and stripes take centre stage.
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VIDEO: US 'double agent' suspected in Germany

Saturday, July 5th 2014, 3:19
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

The German authorities have summoned the US ambassador in Berlin after a man was arrested on suspicion of spying.
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VIDEO: Champion eater proposes to girlfriend

Friday, July 4th 2014, 22:34

A competitive eating champion has proposed to his girlfriend before taking part in an annual 4 July hot dog eating contest in the United States.
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Germany arrests 'suspected US spy'

Friday, July 4th 2014, 19:36
related countries: Germany Germany

A 31-year-old man working for Germany's domestic intelligence agency is detained on suspicion of spying for the US, reports say.
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Hurricane Arthur loses strength

Friday, July 4th 2014, 16:50

Hurricane Arthur has weakened in strength after hitting North Carolina's barrier islands overnight, causing thousands of homes to lose power.
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VIDEO: Dust storm swallows Phoenix, Arizona

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:49
related places: Phoenix, Arizona

The American city of Phoenix, Arizona, was hit by a massive dust storm on Thursday evening, ahead of the Fourth of July celebrations.
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US billionaire Scaife dies aged 82

Friday, July 4th 2014, 14:12
related places: Scaife

Billionaire American publisher and influential conservative Richard Mellon Scaife dies aged 82.
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VIDEO: Clinton 'not sure' about presidency

Friday, July 4th 2014, 8:28

Hillary Clinton tells the BBC's Naga Munchetty that she is still not sure if she will attempt to become the next president of the US after Barack Obama stands down.
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France steps up airport security

Friday, July 4th 2014, 8:19
related countries: France France
related places: America

France has become the latest country to increase airport security in line with a US request to enhance screening for flights to America.
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VIDEO: What do Americans think of the US?

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 23:05

What people in US really think of their country
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Gatlin beats returning Gay in 100m

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 21:00
related places: Gay

Justin Gatlin beats Tyson Gay in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on the latter's return from a drugs ban.
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Dow closes over 17,000 for first time

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 17:28

The Dow Jones Industrial Average - a US stock index made up of some of the biggest global firms - closes above 17,000 for the first time.
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US details military role in Somalia

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:59
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The United States has for the first time in recent years given details of its military presence inside Somalia, the BBC's Mark Doyle reports.
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UK airports 'normal' after warning

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK airports say they are running as usual, after the US urges tightened security amid warnings of a "credible" terrorism threat.
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Olympian and POW Zamperini dies

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 15:08

Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner and American World War Two veteran who survived two years as a prisoner of war, dies at the age of 97.
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Boleto hack may lose Brazil $3.75bn

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 14:53
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Researchers from an American security company have unearthed a substantial malware-based fraud ring that has potentially stolen $3.75bn from users of payment method Boleto.
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US economy adds 288,000 jobs in June

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 13:49
related places: June

The US economy added 288,000 jobs in June, latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics reveal - an encouraging sign after disappointing growth in the first quarter of 2014.
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Tighter security for flights to US

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 11:47

Security is being tightened at airports with direct flights into the US - including some in the UK - in response to US warnings of a "credible threat".
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UK stars reign over US album chart

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 10:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith are at numbers one and two on the US album chart - the first time two UK solo acts have taken the top two spots since 1993.
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British Library to show Declaration

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 6:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Independence

Historic US documents the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence will go on display in the UK for the first time next year.
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US woman 'tried to support Isis'

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 1:52
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Denver

A Denver woman was arrested for allegedly trying to provide support to Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (Isis), it has emerged.
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Syria chemical arms leave Italy

Thursday, July 3rd 2014, 0:38
related countries: Italy Italy, Syria Syria

A US ship carrying deadly material from Syria's chemical weapons programme leaves Italy in the final phases of the destruction of the arsenal.
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Why US will conquer world football

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 23:13

Five reasons why US will win World Cup - some day
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Storm Arthur threatens 4 July plans

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 22:17

US government forecasters issue a hurricane warning along the east coast, as Tropical Storm Arthur threatens to soak Fourth of July celebrations.
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US outrage at Palestinian teen death

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 20:56
related countries: Israel Israel

The US and UN condemn the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager in Israel, which sparked fierce clashes in East Jerusalem.
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Target to customers: No guns please

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 20:04
related places: Texas

US retail giant Target asks customers not to bring guns into its stores, after gun rights activists demonstrated with rifles in one in Texas.
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VIDEO: Effects of white supremacy linger in US

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 17:07
related places: Arkansas

Exactly 50 years since the Civil Rights Act was signed into law in the US, Aleem Maqbool visits Arkansas where the effects of white supremacy are still being felt.
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Benghazi suspect remains in custody

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 16:30
related places: Washington

A judge has ordered suspected ringleader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Ahmed Abu Khattala, held pending trial.
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Nasa launches carbon dioxide observer

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 9:57
related places: Earth

The US space agency lofts a high-resolution carbon dioxide observatory, to study where the gas is being emitted and absorbed at the Earth's surface.
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India summons US envoy over snooping

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 8:58
related countries: India India

India summons a top US diplomat to complain about spying after fresh allegations that the National Security Agency (NSA) targeted the governing BJP.
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Goldman Sachs fined over dark pool

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 4:44

Goldman Sachs is fined $800,000 (£466,000) by a US regulator for "failing" to ensure that trades in its dark pool took place at the best price.
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US protesters block migrant buses

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 4:24
related places: California

Buses carrying migrant children and families are prevented by demonstrators from reaching a processing centre in southern California.
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10 tweets about US hero Tim Howard

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 2:29

10 tweets about a new American hero
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Klinsmann 'proud' despite US exit

Wednesday, July 2nd 2014, 0:35

United States boss Jurgen Klinsmann pays tribute to his side and hopes to build on their success after the 2014 World Cup.
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Belgium 2-1 USA

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 23:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Extra-time goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku send Belgium into the World Cup quarter-finals at the USA's expense.
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Panama gangs get one-month amnesty

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 21:36
related countries: Panama Panama

The new President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, gives criminal gangs operating in the Central American nation one month to disarm.
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Fans watch valiant US World Cup exit

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 21:29
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Workplaces across the US emptied early as millions watched the national team exit the World Cup in a thrilling defeat to Belgium in Salvador.
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US football referee dies after punch

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 18:31
related places: Michigan

A football referee in the US state of Michigan dies after being punched in the head during an altercation with a player, police and witnesses say.
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Putin's 'gay kiss'

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 17:36

Why Russians are furious with US singer Demi Lovato
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Knox gives me alibi, says Sollecito

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 16:39

Raffaele Sollecito, the ex-boyfriend of Amanda Knox, insists he is innocent and says the American's evidence provides him with an alibi.
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L'Oreal settles US advertising case

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 13:10

The cosmetics company, L'Oreal, agrees to settle a case with US regulators over charges of deceptive advertising.
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BNP Paribas to pay $9bn to US

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 10:17

France's largest bank BNP Paribas agrees to a record $9bn (£5.1bn) settlement with US prosecutors over allegations of sanctions violations.
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GM recalls another 8.4 million cars

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 8:06

Embattled US car giant General Motors says it will recall another 8.4 million cars whose ignition switch defects have been linked to at least three deaths.
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Community US sitcom saved by Yahoo

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 6:57

The sixth series of Community, which was cancelled by NBC earlier this year, will now air online on Yahoo Screen.
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Robert Downey Jr son in drug arrest

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 6:38

The US actor Robert Downey Jr has thanked police for arresting his 20-year-old son on suspicion of cocaine possession.
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VIDEO: US court curbs contraception mandate

Tuesday, July 1st 2014, 3:42
related places: Christian

The US Supreme Court has ruled a Christian-owned company can claim a religious exemption to a law requiring employers to pay for their workers' contraception.
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VIDEO: Life either side of US-Mexico border

Monday, June 30th 2014, 23:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama has directed immigration resources to the US border with Mexico as he promised to fix the "broken immigration system" without an "obstructive" Congress.
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Obama shifts resources to US border

Monday, June 30th 2014, 20:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Congress

President Barack Obama has directed immigration resources to the US border with Mexico as he promised to fix the "broken immigration system" without an "obstructive" Congress.
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US court curbs birth control mandate

Monday, June 30th 2014, 18:44

The US Supreme Court rules a company can claim a religious exemption to a legal requirement that employers pay for their workers' contraception.
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VIDEO: Shooting on famed New Orleans street

Monday, June 30th 2014, 15:44
related places: New Orleans

Police in the US are searching for two suspects who opened fire during a dispute in a New Orleans, street injuring nine people.
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GM will not cap fund for victims

Monday, June 30th 2014, 15:40

US car giant General Motors says it will not limit the amount of money it will pay to those injured as a result of faulty ignition switches in its vehicles.
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Mannequin actor Taylor dies at 67

Monday, June 30th 2014, 9:56
related places: Taylor

US actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his roles in the 1980s film comedy Mannequin and the US show Designing Women, dies aged 67.
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Transformers rule the US box office

Monday, June 30th 2014, 9:21

Transformers: Age of Extinction tops the North American box office and scores the biggest opening weekend of the year so far.
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North Korea to put US men on trial

Monday, June 30th 2014, 7:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says that it will put two detained American men on trial, accusing them of "committing hostile acts".
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VIDEO: BBC meets $10m wanted man

Monday, June 30th 2014, 4:51
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

The founder of a self-declared Pakistani charity who India and the US accuse of masterminding the 2008 terror attacks on Mumbai has dismissed new American sanctions on his organization.
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Pakistan 'charity' head condemns US

Monday, June 30th 2014, 2:12
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Hafiz Saeed, the head of a self-declared charity in Pakistan accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks, dismisses new US sanctions.
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Fresh bid to overturn US haggis ban

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 23:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government is making a fresh bid to overturn an American import ban on traditional Scottish haggis.
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American always, Scottish forever

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 23:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Eight thousand miles away from heather, peat and misty glens
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VIDEO: Nasa tests Mars landing technology

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 15:25
related places: Mars

US space agency Nasa has sent a flying-saucer shaped vehicle high into the earth's atmosphere in an effort to discover future Mars landing technologies.
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BNP Paribas to be 'punished heavily'

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 10:40
related countries: France France

The boss of BNP Paribas writes to staff warning that the French banking giant will be fined heavily by US authorities.
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The misery of an England fan in the US

Sunday, June 29th 2014, 0:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Agony of watching football team exit as adoptive home qualifies
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Benghazi raid suspect in US court

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 19:59

The key suspect in the Benghazi US consulate attack appears in a US courthouse to deny terrorism charges, two weeks after his capture in Libya.
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Sharapova barrage sees off Riske

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 16:43
related places: Wimbledon

Fifth seed and 2004 champion Maria Sharapova beats American Alison Riske 6-3 6-0 to reach the fourth round at Wimbledon.
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BP seeks to wrest back compensation

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 10:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

BP asks a US court to order a "vast number" of businesses to repay part of the compensation awards they were paid in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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VIDEO: 'Suicide net' approved for US bridge

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 1:55
related places: San Francisco

A multi-million dollar funding package has been approved to stop people jumping off San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
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VIDEO: Bobby Womack dies aged 70

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 1:36

The American soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died at the age of 70.
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Missing US boy in custody of mother

Saturday, June 28th 2014, 0:42

A 12-year-old found in the basement of his father's block of flats after being missing for 11 days is in his mother's custody, Detroit police say.
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GM recalls 428,000 more US vehicles

Friday, June 27th 2014, 22:10

General Motors is recalling nearly half a million vehicles in the US amid concerns over faulty air bags and other issues, the company says.
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BNP Paribas 'to pay $8.9bn US fine'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 19:41
related countries: France France

US authorities will announce early next week that French banking group BNP Paribas has agreed to pay a fine of $8.9bn for allegedly violating sanctions rules, reports suggest.
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Armed US drones flying over Iraq

Friday, June 27th 2014, 18:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Armed US drones are flying over Iraq to protect American military advisers on the ground, say officials.
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Return Argentina payment - US judge

Friday, June 27th 2014, 17:58
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Friday

A US judge orders that a debt repayment made by Argentina to US bondholders be returned, calling the payment "an explosive action".
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VIDEO: Faulty fighter jet lands on stool at sea

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:44

The US military has released video of a fighter pilot landing his jet on a ship faultlessly and without full landing gear.
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US moves to stop using landmines

Friday, June 27th 2014, 15:21

The US says it will no longer produce or buy anti-personnel landmines to replace expiring stocks and is moving towards joining a worldwide ban.
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VIDEO: Killer's dad: 'Son caused so much pain'

Friday, June 27th 2014, 12:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: California, Elliot

The father of a British-born student who shot dead six people in California last month before taking his own life, has told US television of the horror of living with what his son Elliot had done.
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Facebook fights US court over data

Friday, June 27th 2014, 11:37

A US court has forced Facebook to hand over details of 381 users, but the social media company says the request violates the US constitution.
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US halts work for Germany clash

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 19:52
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Germany Germany

Parts of the US came to a standstill as people took time out from work to watch their team lose 1-0 but still advance to the World Cup last 16.
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USA 0-1 Germany

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 18:40
related countries: Germany Germany

Thomas Muller's goal sends Germany through to the second round as Group G winners, with the United States joining them.
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Germany cancels Verizon contract

Thursday, June 26th 2014, 16:58
related countries: Germany Germany

The German government cancels a contract with US based Verizon over privacy concerns.
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