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Trump defends Putin over Russia killings allegations

Sunday, February 5th 2017, 9:38
related countries: Russia Russia

President Trump suggests the US is not "so innocent" when asked about political killings in Russia.
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Trump travel ban: Iraqi family boards flight to JFK

Sunday, February 5th 2017, 8:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Iraqi family board a flight to the US after President Donald Trump's travel ban is blocked.
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US reverses travel ban over court ruling as Trump fumes

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 21:25

People affected by the ban react cautiously as airlines allow them to board flights to America again.
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US Yemen raid: Bomb-making video 'mix-up'

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 19:57

The Pentagon shares footage from a seized computer, that turns out not to be as valuable as it first thought.
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Iran shows off air defences

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 19:11
related countries: Iran Iran

It comes amid rising tensions between Iran and the US.
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US sends armoured vehicles to anti-IS fighters in Syria

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 14:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Fighters battling so-called Islamic State in Syria receive their first delivery of armoured vehicles from the US.
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Iran is world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism, US says

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 13:31

But Defence Secretary James Mattis says he sees no need to increase US troops in the Middle East.
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Rob Stewart: Missing Canadian film-maker's body found in Florida

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 10:58
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Florida

Acclaimed Canadian film-maker Rob Stewart disappeared on a dive off the coast of Florida.
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Trump travel ban: Seattle judge issues nationwide block

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 9:16
related places: Seattle

Those affected by last week's travel ban are now free to travel to the US, customs officials say.
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Icy US road pile-up caught on camera

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 5:43
related places: Oregon

Amateur footage captures a pile-up on an icy stretch of road in Oregon, but no-one is seriously hurt.
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US sanctions Iran after missile test

Saturday, February 4th 2017, 3:44
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran reacts by saying it will not to be cowed by Donald Trump's move, vowing reciprocal measures.
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Drug lord El Chapo Guzman complains about US jail

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 22:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman say he is on 23-hour lockdown.
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Trump immigration order revokes tens of thousands of visas

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 22:05

A US Justice Department lawyer told a courtroom the figure was as high as 100,000 revoked visas.
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Former Norwegian PM says he was held at US airport over Iran visit

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 19:30
related countries: Iran Iran, Norway Norway

Kjell Magne Bondevik said he was held for an hour due to an Iranian stamp on his passport.
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US soldiers train in Nato states near Russia

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 18:25
related countries: Latvia Latvia, Russia Russia

US soldiers have been testing whether they can survive in cold weather situations in Latvia.
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Mattis warns North Korea of 'overwhelming' response to nuclear use

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 12:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Any use of nuclear weapons would be met with an "overwhelming" response, says the US defence chief.
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New Israel settlements 'may not be helpful' to peace, says US

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 11:38
related places: White House

Departing from previous US policy though the White House says existing settlements are no impediment.
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Syria conflict: Air strikes disrupt Raqqa water supply

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 11:36
related countries: Syria Syria

US air strikes reportedly cut off the water supply in Islamic State's Syrian stronghold of Raqqa.
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Ivanka Trump fashion brand dropped by US retailer after sales drop - 'not boycott'

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 11:30

US retailer Nordstrom says it'll no longer sell Ivanka Trump's clothing line because of poor sales not a boycott.
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US gun laws: House votes to loosen background checks rules

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 11:02
related places: House

The House of Representatives votes to scrap background checks for gun buyers with mental issues.
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Return to sender

Friday, February 3rd 2017, 0:26
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican woman offended by comments made by Donald Trump makes a point by handing in her US visa.
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US entry ban: New York's Yemeni bodegas shut in protest

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 23:20
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: New York

Thousands of Yemeni shop owners down shutters for eight hours to highlight their value in society.
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US-Australia refugee deal: Trump in 'worst call' with Turnbull

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 21:56
related countries: Australia Australia
related places: Turnbull

President Trump attacks 'dumb deal' to resettle asylum seekers from Australia to the US.
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Yemen al-Qaeda: US says raid was 'very thought-out process'

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 21:14

The raid on an al-Qaeda stronghold is said to have killed an eight-year-old girl and many civilians.
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Prison officer killed in US hostage standoff

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 20:34

Held in a closet by inmates, the officer told fellow officers to get of the building, officials said.
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Rex Tillerson to State Department: 'Hi, I'm the new guy'

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 18:15

Donald Trump's new secretary of state gave a folksy speech during his first day at the US State Department.
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Australia PM Malcolm Turnbull on Trump call: 'Call ended courteously'

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 17:04
related places: Turnbull, Trump

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull tells Ben Fordham on 2GB Radio he's "disappointed" that details of a call between himself and President Trump were made public.
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Pregnant Beyonce photo mesmerises America

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 14:45
related places: America

The pop icon announces she is carrying twins with a striking post that becomes Instagram's most-liked ever.
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US defence chief Mattis says South Korea alliance is 'strong'

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 12:47
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea

James Mattis uses his trip to restate his country's continuing military support for Seoul.
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Amazon to build $1.5bn US cargo hub

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 11:58
related places: Amazon

Online retailer Amazon reveals plans to build its first air cargo hub in Northern Kentucky.
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US raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen: What we know so far

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 11:20
related countries: Yemen Yemen

US special forces conducted a clandestine raid in central Yemen on 28 February. Here's what we know.
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US teacher greets each pupil with personalised handshakes

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 10:40
related places: Charlotte

The pupils in one class in North Carolina all get their own personalised welcome every morning.
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Aporkalypse No - US bacon shortage denied

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 10:30

Reserves of pork bellies are well down on last year but are in no danger of running out, say farmers.
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White House: 'We are officially putting Iran on notice'

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 9:23
related countries: Iran Iran

The new US National Security Adviser said the Obama administration had been too weak with Iran.
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Yemen al-Qaeda: US says civilians 'likely' killed in raid

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 5:06
related places: Sunday

The commando operation on Sunday targeted an al-Qaeda base in Bayda province.
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Facebook loses $500m Oculus virtual reality case

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 2:33

A US court rules that Facebook unlawfully used a video game developer's technology.
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Trump cabinet: Rex Tillerson sworn in as top US diplomat

Thursday, February 2nd 2017, 0:59

The Texas native, 64, was cleared for full Senate approval in a 56-43 vote.
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Russia charges cyber-security experts with treason

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 17:24
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin

The Kremlin denies the arrests are related to claims of Russian hacking during the US election.
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US veteran gives a stranger his medal

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 16:23
related places: Jeff

They had never met but Jeff and Alaa were both affected by President Trump's extreme vetting order.
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Iran denies missile test violated UN resolution

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 12:57
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's defence minister rejects "foreign interference" after the US calls the test "unacceptable".
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Black Hawk Down

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 10:29
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Mogadishu

In 1993, elite US forces launched a disastrous raid in the Somali capital Mogadishu. Abdulaziz Ali Ibrahim was working with the UN in Somalia at the time.
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Cash influx

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 6:55

The American Civil Liberties Union gets help from start-up incubator Y Combinator to deal with its cash influx.
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'We want the same thing' - Saudi oil minister welcomes Trump era

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 6:06
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Trump

Khalid al-Falih tells the BBC that the United States and Saudi Arabia have shared goals.
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Dakota pipeline: US Army to allow work on final section

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 4:40

Native Americans vow legal action as the go-ahead is given to complete the Dakota Access oil pipeline.
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Donald Trump picks Neil Gorsuch as US Supreme Court nominee

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 4:00
related places: Colorado

President Donald Trump has nominated Colorado federal appeals court judge Neil Gorsuch for the US Supreme Court.
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US travel ban: Officials admit poor communication but defend policy

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 1:34

The officials blame poor communication but say that hundreds of refugees have waivers.
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Quebec mosque attack: Fox News deletes tweet after Canada complains

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 1:28
related countries: Canada Canada

Justin Trudeau's office said the US broadcaster was perpetuating fear with its tweet about the attack.
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'I don't belong here'

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 0:04
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq, Pakistan Pakistan, Syria Syria

Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian and Pakistani students in the US react to President Donald Trump's executive order banning people from seven countries.
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Huge planes help fight Chile forest fires

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 22:25
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Chile Chile

Huge supertanker planes from the US, Russia and Brazil have been deployed to fight forest fires in Chile.
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EU's Donald Tusk sees Trump as threat to Europe

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 17:21
related places: Trump

The European Council head warns the administration may reverse 70 years of US foreign policy.
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India IT sector fears new US H-1B visa bill for skilled workers

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 11:55

The new legislation mainly targets foreign firms based in the US who bring in foreign employees.
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Trump sacks defiant acting attorney general Sally Yates

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 10:10

The top law officer had told government lawyers not to enforce Donald Trump's immigration curbs.
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Donald Trump and the US Supreme Court: All you need to know

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 1:23

Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick is expected to restore the court's narrow conservative majority if confirmed.
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US acting attorney general defies Trump immigrant ban

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 1:20

Sally Yates, an Obama appointee, is occupying the post until a Trump replacement is approved.
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US travel ban: Diplomats 'prepare unprecedented dissent memo'

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 0:47
related places: White House

They join a chorus of condemnation which now includes former US president Barack Obama.
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Money laundering fine for Deutsche Bank

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 0:45
related countries: Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK and US regulators fine Deutsche Bank $630m over a Russian money laundering plan.
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Trump voters say US president is 'doing a fabulous job'

Tuesday, January 31st 2017, 0:08
related places: Pennsylvania

In the key swing state of Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump's supporters are cheered by his swift actions on immigration and healthcare.
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'US has rejected me but I can't go home'

Monday, January 30th 2017, 17:36
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Two Somali refugees on the verge of going to the US after spending years in Kenya react to the news that President Donald Trump has banned all Somalis from entering the US.
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President Trump on travel ban: 'A very good day'

Monday, January 30th 2017, 17:09

President Trump heralds "a very good day" for US security after his new travel ban was implemented.
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Family abandoned dementia man in UK

Monday, January 30th 2017, 13:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hereford

A BBC investigation finds that an elderly man with dementia, found lost in Hereford in November 2015, was abandoned in England by his US family.
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Trump executive order: White House stands firm over travel ban

Monday, January 30th 2017, 13:06
related places: White House

Donald Trump denies it's a Muslim ban as mass protests continue amid strong international criticism.
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Trump in office: What are presidential executive orders?

Monday, January 30th 2017, 10:47

A US leader can weigh in on anything affecting federal government by issuing their own directions.
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Starbucks CEO pledges to hire 10,000 refugees globally

Monday, January 30th 2017, 4:29

The coffee giant's chief executive hits back at US President Donald Trump's immigration order.
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Yemen al-Qaeda: US commandos raid stronghold

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 21:44

Fourteen militants, including three senior al-Qaeda figures, and a US soldier are killed.
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Oscars chiefs dismayed

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 16:55
related countries: Iran Iran

Oscars chiefs say President Trump's US entry ban may stop Iranian nominees attending the awards.
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Trump executive order: US judge temporarily halts deportations

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 15:51
related places: Trump

Protests break out at major US airports as refugees and some visa-holders are denied entry.
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'I sold my house' to emigrate to US, says Iraqi man with visa

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 14:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Iraq Iraq
related places: Cairo

Iraqi Fuad Suleman and his family were turned back when they tried to board a connecting flight to the US from Cairo.
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Sunday, January 29th 2017, 13:01
related places: Virginia, Trump

Families face fear, confusion and crowds of supporters at Virginia airport after Trump's order
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US immigration order: Families split as Trump ban enforced

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 10:27
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Trump

"It is terrifying how everything has changed", an Iranian woman said, as she waited for her husband at Logan Airport.
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Snow patrol: Military drill for US and S Korean marines

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 9:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US and South Korean marines take part in a joint military training exercise in the snow.
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Trump executive order: Calls of 'let them in' at airport protests

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 4:38

Protests take place in some airports in the US over President Trump's executive order on immigration.
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Trump says executive order is not a Muslim ban

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 0:39

President Trump says his US executive order is "not a Muslim ban" and is "working out very nicely".
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Trump executive order: Refugees detained at US airports

Sunday, January 29th 2017, 0:36

Protesters demand the release of 11 held at JFK in New York after Donald Trump's executive order.
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'Some days we wish we were back under shelling'

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 17:27
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Syria Syria

Syrian refugees in Jordan express sadness at President Trump's order to temporarily ban refugees from entering the US.
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US refugee hopeful: President Trump order 'shattered my dreams'

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 14:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A transgender Iraqi woman says her dreams were shattered when President Trump signed an order to limit immigration.
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Trump executive order prompts Google to recall staff

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 14:30

Google fears employees from seven Muslim-majority countries may not be allowed back into the US.
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Trump suspends US refugee programme and bans Syrians indefinitely

Saturday, January 28th 2017, 8:05

The president also suspends entry to the US for visitors from six other mainly Muslim countries.
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US anti-abortion activists rally in DC

Friday, January 27th 2017, 22:40
related places: America, Washington

Vice-President Mike Pence tells the event in Washington that "life is winning again in America".
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President Trump jokes with May during press conference

Friday, January 27th 2017, 19:01
related places: May

The BBC's Laura Kuenssberg asked about controversial policies President Trump's outlined since taking office.
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How Trump cuts affect abortions in Africa

Friday, January 27th 2017, 18:35
related places: Africa

Could US overseas abortion funding ban lead to more deaths in Africa?
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Mexico wall: Trump condemned over imports tax proposal

Friday, January 27th 2017, 4:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Mexican minister warns that US consumers will end up paying for Donald Trump's border barrier.
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Trump seeks Mexican import tax to pay for border wall

Friday, January 27th 2017, 3:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US president is considering an import tax on goods from Mexico as a way to pay for the border wall.
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Trump aide Bannon lambasts US media as 'opposition party'

Friday, January 27th 2017, 1:50

Stephen Bannon says US "elite" news outlets were "humiliated" by the presidential election result.
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Top US diplomats leave State Department

Friday, January 27th 2017, 0:39

A number of senior US diplomats are leaving their posts during President Donald Trump's first week on the job.
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Moment of opportunity?

Friday, January 27th 2017, 0:10
related countries: China China

The BBC examines China's bid for global leadership a week into Donald Trump's US presidency.
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Duterte reverses anti-US base stance

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 16:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines

New barracks, warehouses and runways to be built despite President Duterte's fiery anti-US rhetoric.
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Donald Trump says he believes waterboarding works

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 15:26

Donald Trump says "we have to fight fire with fire" but top security aides oppose reintroduction.
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Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 14:38
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A statement by the Mexican president prompts Mr Trump to warn him over Washington talks.
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Transformers star Shia LaBeouf charged during anti-Trump protest

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 11:49
related places: Trump, New York

Actor Shia LaBeouf is charged with assault after a dispute during his anti-Donald Trump protest.
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Madeleine Albright and Big Bang actress 'ready to join Muslim registry'

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 11:03

The US ex-secretary of state is joined in her pledge by Big Bang Theory actress Mayim Bialik.
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May to vow to renew special relationship ahead of Trump meeting

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 23:34
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Trump

Theresa May vows to renew the UK-US special relationship ahead of meeting Donald Trump.
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'Waterboarding absolutely works'

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 22:28

US President Donald Trump backs waterboarding and says "we must fight fire with fire".
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US actress Mary Tyler Moore dies aged 80

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 21:53
related places: Oscar

The Oscar nominated actress, who rose to fame in 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show, has died.
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Trump pledges 'major investigation into voter fraud'

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 16:33

The new president tweets about alleged illegal ballots in two states and registered dead voters.
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Japan gets first sumo champion in 19 years

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 13:41
related countries: American Samoa American Samoa, Mongolia Mongolia

The deeply traditional Japanese sport has been dominated by foreign wrestlers in recent years.
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US President Donald Trump invites Narendra Modi

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 4:49
related countries: India India

US President Donald Trump invites India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the United States.
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Badlands on Twitter: US park climate change tweets deleted

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 2:39

A US national park posts a series of tweets about climate change science that are later removed.
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End game

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 0:19
related places: America

Will the US cut its losses and bring America's longest war to an end?
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Inflatable 'Trump' rooster orders overwhelm Chinese factory

Wednesday, January 25th 2017, 0:06
related countries: China China

A factory in China is cashing on the inauguration of the new US president as the Year of the Rooster approaches.
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Trump backs Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 22:51
related places: President

President's support for Keystone XL and Dakota Access proves he is a climate threat, critics say.
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