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United States: news

US defence chief defends Bergdahl swap

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 14:47
related places: House

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel tells a House committee the release of captive Sgt Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Guantanamo Bay detainees was in US national interests.
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Republican leader loses primary race

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 13:27

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor loses a Virginia Republican Party primary election to a challenger from the hard-right Tea Party movement.
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The crumbling Afghan prison built with US cash

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 11:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The crumbling Afghan prison built with US cash
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VIDEO: US mayor caught throwing dog mess

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 10:23

Californian town mayor Dennis Kneier has apologised for tossing dog waste into someone else's garden path.
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Ill Morrissey scraps another US tour

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 10:20

Morrissey cancels the remainder of his US tour, including a date with Sir Cliff Richard, after being treated in hospital for a respiratory infection.
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McIlroy to keep phone off at US Open

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 9:28

Rory McIlroy says his mobile phone will remain switched off this week as he attempts to win a second US Open title.
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China's Alibaba plans US online shop

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 5:27
related countries: China China

China's e-commerce giant Alibaba is launching its first online marketplace in the US - 11Main.com - as it looks to expand its operations outside China.
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US senator drops Canada citizenship

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 2:36
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Texas

Canadian-born Republican US Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has renounced his Canadian citizenship, an aide says.
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Miami rejects Beckham's stadium site

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 1:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Miami, Beckham

The US city of Miami rejects former England football captain David Beckham's plans to build a football stadium on a city waterfront.
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VIDEO: Cantor in shock primary election loss

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 1:38

US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has lost a Virginia Republican Party primary election to a challenger from the hard-right Tea Party movement.
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Student and gunman dead at US school

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 1:38
related places: Oregon

One student has been shot dead at a school in the US state of Oregon by a gunman who is also dead, police said.
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Red meat 'linked to breast cancer'

Wednesday, June 11th 2014, 0:24

Eating a lot of red meat in early adult life may slightly increase the risk of breast cancer, according to a US study.
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A messy 25-year-long nuclear clean-up

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 23:18

The US town still cleaning up nuclear waste 25 years on
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VIDEO: Hanford copes with nuclear legacy

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 23:18
related places: Washington, Hanford

Hanford, Washington, is the most contaminated nuclear waste site in the US, but residents say they are committed to the long project of clean-up.
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Obama: Soul-searching needed on guns

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 23:16

President Barack Obama says no other developed nation would tolerate the level of gun violence plaguing the US, as he called for "soul-searching".
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VIDEO: Bowe Bergdahl's hometown divided

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 22:52

The hometown of a US soldier is coming to terms with the backlash sparked by his release, exchanged for five detainees in Guantanamo Bay after five years in Taliban captivity.
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Mickelson keen to end US Open hoodoo

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 20:46

Phil Mickelson admits trying to win the US Open for the first time has created extra pressure for this year's event.
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US investigates friendly-fire deaths

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 19:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US military officials investigate the reported friendly-fire incident in southern Afghanistan that killed five American soldiers and two Afghans.
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US agrees to BP drone flights

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 15:12

The US Federal Aviation Administration grants its first commercial drone licence over US land to oil giant BP and drone firm AeroVironment to conduct aerial surveys of pipelines.
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US swimming star injured quad-biking

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 14:36

A six-time US Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer severs her spinal cord in an all-terrain vehicle accident over the weekend.
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Researcher caught mining bitcoins

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 10:18

A researcher has been suspended from a national agency for using US government-funded supercomputers to mine bitcoins, worth approximately $8,000.
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McCartney postpones US tour dates

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 9:37

Sir Paul McCartney postpones seven US tour dates while he continues to recover from a virus he contracted last month.
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US 'mountain man' jailed in Utah

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 9:00
related places: Utah

A survivalist known as the "mountain man" who evaded police in the US state of Utah for six years has been jailed for more than a decade.
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Wilbur Ross sells Irish bank stake

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 8:35
related countries: Ireland Ireland

US billionaire investor Wilbur Ross sells his entire 5.5% stake in Bank of Ireland.
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VIDEO: Beaches closed after shark sightings

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 3:02
related places: Monday, Alabama

Several beaches in the US state of Alabama were closed on Monday because of a group of sharks swimming close to the off shore.
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Las Vegas killers were 'anti-police'

Tuesday, June 10th 2014, 1:41
related places: Las Vegas

Two people who shot dead police officers Alyn Beck and Igor Soldo and a bystander in a Las Vegas shopping centre were 'anti-police', authorities say.
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Cuban ballet dancers defect to US

Monday, June 9th 2014, 22:33
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
related places: Miami

Six dancers with Cuba's National Ballet have arrived in Miami after defecting while on tour in Puerto Rico at the weekend.
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US teen's 'captor' pleads not guilty

Monday, June 9th 2014, 21:58
related places: California

A man accused of kidnapping a teenager and holding her captive for 10 years, and forcing her to marry him pleads not guilty in a California court.
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BP loses bid to freeze spill payouts

Monday, June 9th 2014, 21:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US Supreme Court has refused to allow BP to stop paying compensation claims while it awaits a review of its settlement with businesses over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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Direct US-Iran talks begin in Geneva

Monday, June 9th 2014, 17:54
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Geneva

Senior US and Iranian officials begin two days of direct talks in Geneva as they seek a comprehensive solution to the Iranian nuclear issue.
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Fault in Our Stars beats Cruise film

Monday, June 9th 2014, 10:09
related places: Cruise

Teen adaptation The Fault in Our Stars trounces Tom Cruise's latest big budget action film Edge of Tomorrow as they open at the US box office.
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McDonald wins record sixth Tony award

Monday, June 9th 2014, 9:02
related places: Tony

US actress Audra McDonald wins a record sixth Tony award, while Bryan Cranston picks up a best actor prize.
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VIDEO: Officers shot dead on lunch break

Monday, June 9th 2014, 3:44
related places: Las Vegas

Two people have shot and killed two police officers in the US city of Las Vegas, before killing another person and then shooting themselves.
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Five dead in Las Vegas shootings

Monday, June 9th 2014, 0:25
related places: Las Vegas

A man and a woman shoot and kill two police officers, before killing another person and then themselves in the US city of Las Vegas.
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VIDEO: Bergdahl family 'gets death threats'

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US authorities are investigating death threats apparently emailed to the father of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier released by the Afghan Taliban last week after five years in captivity.
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Bulgaria halts pipeline after US talks

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 16:30
related countries: Bulgaria Bulgaria, Russia Russia

Bulgaria is to halt work on its Russian-backed South Stream gas pipeline after criticism from the EU and US.
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VIDEO: Polar bear's-eye view of Arctic life

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 10:27
related places: Alaska, Arctic

The US Geological Survey has released the first video footage ever ''filmed'' by a polar bear - in the Beaufort Sea, near Alaska.
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Bergdahl family gets death threats

Sunday, June 8th 2014, 8:54

US authorities investigate death threats to the father of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier freed by the Taliban after five years in captivity.
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30 Rock star in intensive care

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 21:38

US comedian Tracy Morgan, best known for starring in 30 Rock, is in intensive care in hospital after a six-vehicle crash in New Jersey.
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US author Maya Angelou remembered

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 17:18

The family, friends and famous admirers of US author Maya Angelou hold a private memorial service in her honour in North Carolina.
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Iran to hold rare talks with US

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 14:49
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Senior US and Iranian officials are to meet for two days ahead of wider negotiations between world powers and Tehran on its nuclear programme.
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US 'hero student' feted with gifts

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 14:10

Well-wishers responding to an online campaign buy up the wedding registry of the US student who disarmed a gunman at his university.
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VIDEO: BBC searches for freed 'Taliban five'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 7:43
related countries: Qatar Qatar

The BBC's Mark Lobel goes in search of the five Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been sent to Qatar after a American soldier was freed from the Taliban.
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US student disarms killer gunman

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 1:20
related places: Washington

Police praise the bravery of student Jon Meis for disarming a gunmen who had killed one person and wounded three others.
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LA jail conditions 'unconstitutional'

Saturday, June 7th 2014, 0:25

Mental health care inside Los Angeles County jails is so deplorable it violates a ban on cruelty, the US justice department has said.
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CIA launches Twitter account

Friday, June 6th 2014, 23:16

The United States Central Intelligence Agency, the CIA, announces it has opened its first official accounts on Twitter and Facebook.
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Gun raffles entice US voters

Friday, June 6th 2014, 23:06

A new US tactic to win votes - rifle raffles
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Rose drawn with Mickelson at US Open

Friday, June 6th 2014, 18:33
related places: Pinehurst

Justin Rose has been drawn to play with American Phil Mickelson as he defends his US Open title at Pinehurst next week.
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US jobs show strong growth in May

Friday, June 6th 2014, 14:59
related places: May

US employers added 217,000 jobs in May, the fourth straight month of solid growth
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BNP Paribas row 'risks trade pact'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 9:38
related countries: France France
related places: Eu

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius says the reported $10bn (£6bn; 7.3bn euros) US fine being faced by banking giant BNP Paribas could hurt EU-US trade treaty talks.
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Hollywood pays tribute to Jane Fonda

Friday, June 6th 2014, 8:56

A cast of stars pay tribute to actress and political activist Jane Fonda as she accepts the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award.
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Senators agree veterans health deal

Friday, June 6th 2014, 5:29

Senior US senators agree a package of measures aimed at addressing the problems that have engulfed the healthcare system provided to veterans.
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N Korea 'detains third American'

Friday, June 6th 2014, 4:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea says it arrested an American tourist, reportedly for leaving a Bible at a hotel - the third US citizen to be held by Pyongyang.
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China defence spend tops $145bn - US

Friday, June 6th 2014, 3:30
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China under-reports its defence spending by about 20%, the US says in an annual report likely to anger Beijing.
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US girl stabbed 19 times recovering

Friday, June 6th 2014, 1:14

The family of a 12-year-old stabbed 19 times by two classmates trying to impress a fictional horror character says she is able to walk in hospital.
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Do US Army hair rules discriminate?

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 23:00

The US Army and the battle over black hair
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Verizon and Netflix in streaming row

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 21:16

US giant Verizon issues Netflix with a "cease and desist" letter after the streaming video service told consumers Verizon was behind slow connections.
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No Obama apology for Bergdahl deal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:11

US President Barack Obama "absolutely makes no apologies" for the deal to swap Guantanamo Bay detainees for Taliban-held soldier Bowe Bergdahl.
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Cotter hands Scots debut to trio

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gordon Reid, Finn Russell and Blair Cowan are given debuts in Vern Cotter's first Scotland line-up against USA.
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Obama backs 'strong and united' UK

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 16:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Barack Obama says the interest of the US in the Scottish independence referendum issue is to ensure it retains a "strong, robust, united and effective partner".
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Hagel defends Taliban soldier deal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 14:32
related places: White House

The US defence secretary tells the BBC the decision to strike a deal with the Taliban on a US soldier's release was unanimous in the White House.
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VIDEO: 'US jet set my house on fire'

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 13:59
related places: San Diego, California

A US military jet has crashed into homes in the California desert, about 90 miles (144km) east of San Diego.
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VIDEO: US government defends Taliban deal

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 13:13

The US Secretary of Defence, Chuck Hagel, has defended the deal with the Taliban, that led to the release of the American soldier Bowe Bergdahl.
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VIDEO: US military jet crashes into homes

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:30
related places: San Diego, California

A US military jet has crashed into homes in the California desert, about 90 miles (144km) east of San Diego.
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VIDEO: Chuck Hagel: Full BBC interview

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 10:29
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel gives an interview with the BBC's Katty Kay speaking about the crisis in Ukraine, defence budgets and Scottish Independence.
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US seeks Twitter sarcasm detector

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 9:46

The US Secret Service puts out a tender for software that can analyse social media, including detecting "sarcasm and false positives".
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PM Modi 'may visit US' to meet Obama

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 7:58
related places: Washington

India's new PM Narendra Modi - denied a US visa since 2005 over Gujarat riots - is expected to travel to Washington in September to meet President Barack Obama, media reports say.
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US military jet crashes into homes

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 7:09
related places: Imperial, California

A US military Harrier jet crashes into homes in Imperial, southern California, with no serious injuries reported.
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China and US in spat over Tiananmen

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 5:59
related places: White House

China says it has lodged "solemn representations" with the US after the White House urged it to account for the Tiananmen massacre.
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Bergdahl home town cancels welcome

Thursday, June 5th 2014, 3:29
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Home

The home town of Bowe Bergdahl, the US soldier freed from Afghan captivity, cancels a welcome rally over safety concerns, amid allegations he deserted.
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Video shows US soldier handover

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 22:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban release a video showing the moment US soldier Bowe Bergdahl was handed to US forces.
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Missing couple in 'Taliban' video

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 21:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Canada Canada

An American woman and a Canadian man who went missing in Afghanistan in 2012 are shown captive on videos released by their families.
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Obama condemns Russia 'dark tactics'

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Warsaw, President

US President Barack Obama condemns Russian "aggression" and "dark tactics" in Ukraine, during a speech to mark 25 years of Polish democracy.
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GSK agrees $105m US settlement

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 17:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline agrees a $105m settlement with 44 US states over allegations it mis-promoted three drugs including asthma medication Advair.
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VIDEO: Giant hail and winds pummel Nebraska

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 16:58
related places: Nebraska

Giant hail has pummelled the US state of Nebraska, leaving vehicles and homes damaged.
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US defends Palestinian co-operation

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 16:15

US Secretary of State John Kerry rejects criticism of his recognition of the new Palestinian unity government, but says it will be watched "closely".
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Germany opens Merkel bugging probe

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 14:38
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Merkel

The German federal prosecutor opens an investigation into the alleged NSA surveillance of Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone.
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Russian fighter intercepted US plane

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 14:05
related countries: Japan Japan, Russia Russia

A Russian fighter jet flew within 100ft (30m) of a US Air Force plane over international waters near Japan in April, the Pentagon says.
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US man jailed for fossil smuggling

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 3:29

Fossils dealer Eric Prokopi is jailed for three months for smuggling dinosaur bones into the US including those of a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus.
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VIDEO: Obama to meet new Ukrainian leader

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 1:57
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Warsaw, President

US President Barack Obama is to discuss economic support for Ukraine when he meets President-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw on Wednesday.
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US seeks fresh China solar tariffs

Wednesday, June 4th 2014, 1:21
related countries: China China
related places: Commerce

The US Department of Commerce proposes fresh duties, and seeks to increase the scope of such tariffs, on Chinese solar panels.
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VIDEO: Why US football fans cheer in Spanish

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:58
related countries: Spain Spain

Why English-speaking US football fans chant in Spanish
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VIDEO: US wedding couple make a splash

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:17

A couple who decided to take the plunge and tie the knot, got more than they bargained for on their wedding day.
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US online courses open up to Iran

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 23:00
related countries: Iran Iran

Online US universities can reach Iranian students
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Bowe Bergdahl 'could be prosecuted'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 20:54

The top-ranking US military officer says a newly freed US soldier could be prosecuted if he deserted before being captured by the Taliban.
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US car firms report strong May sales

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 17:01
related places: May

Warm weather and an extra weekend of shopping contribute to strong sales for US car makers in May.
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US schoolgirls 'stabbed classmate'

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 16:27

Two 12-year-old girls in the US state of Wisconsin are accused of stabbing a classmate to please an online fictional character known as Slenderman.
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VIDEO: US hands over 'huge key' to air base

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:55
related countries: Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

An official closing ceremony has been held at the US air base in Kyrgyzstan. Abdujalil Abdurasulov reports.
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VIDEO: Woman, 91, sets US marathon record

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:47

Harriette Thompson, from North Carolina, has become the fastest marathon runner over 90 in the US
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Football great files concussion suit

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 14:30

Legendary American football quarterback Dan Marino sues the National Football League, alleging it hid the danger of head trauma from its players.
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US unveils $1bn Europe security plan

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 13:24
related countries: Poland Poland, Ukraine Ukraine

President Barack Obama announces plans for a $1bn fund to increase US military deployments to Europe, during a visit to Poland.
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Sprinter Gay to return from drugs ban

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 12:16

American former world champion Tyson Gay will return from a one-year ban at the Diamond League meeting in July.
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Oliver Stone to direct Snowden film

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 9:13
related places: Snowden, Oscar

Oscar-winning film director Oliver Stone has bought the rights to the story of Edward Snowden, the fugitive US intelligence leaker.
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Seattle votes for $15 minimum wage

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 0:55
related places: Seattle

Seattle's city council votes unanimously to raise the city's minimum wage to the highest level of any major US city - $15 (£9) per hour, twice the national minimum.
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Bowe Bergdahl in 'stable' condition

Tuesday, June 3rd 2014, 0:18
related countries: Germany Germany

A US soldier freed after five years in Taliban captivity is in a stable condition in hospital, amid accusations he deserted his post before being kidnapped.
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US child migrant numbers rising

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 23:13

President Barack Obama says the growing number of unaccompanied children travelling illegally to the US has created an "urgent humanitarian situation".
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VIDEO: African art museum celebrates 50 years

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 23:01

The man who took African art to the US
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US considers allowing media drones

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 21:27

For the first time, US authorities are considering allowing the film and television industries to use drones, citing 'tangible economic benefits'.
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US unveils coal power curb plans

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 18:44

The Obama administration proposes new rules for US coal power plants aimed at dramatically cutting emissions that contribute to global warming.
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Soldiers conflicted on Bergdahl release

Monday, June 2nd 2014, 15:34

Some US soldiers question rescue effort for Taliban kidnappee
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