Google map sightseeing
easy as never before.
world places:  
world regions:  
loading

News: United States

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

World news related to United States – overview

United States: news

US envoy set to meet Narendra Modi

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:58
related countries: India India

The US ambassador to India is to meet controversial Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, in what is seen as a major shift in the US stance.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jackson berates confused TV host

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:56

Actor Samuel L Jackson hauls up a US TV host after being mistaken for fellow star Laurence Fishburne.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US-Italian mafia raids catch 26

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:48
related countries: Italy Italy

Police have arrested 26 suspected mafia members in the US and Italy in a joint operation targeting a new drug trafficking route.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Alibaba bids for map firm AutoNavi

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 7:55
related countries: China China

Alibaba bids to take full control of Chinese map company AutoNavi as it seeks to expand its e-commerce business ahead of an expected US listing.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Hollande arrives in US for state visit

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 5:07
related countries: France France

President Francois Hollande is beginning the first full state visit to the United States by a French president in nearly 20 years.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Prison for 'fast and furious' gunman

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 3:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A Mexican man is sentenced to 30 years in prison for the 2010 murder of a US border agent, which was linked to a botched anti-gun-trafficking sting.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hollande arrives for US state visit

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 2:06
related countries: France France

French President Francois Hollande arrives in the US for a state visit, as he and President Barack Obama tout their "deepening partnership".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US Navy technician jailed for spying

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 0:55
related countries: Russia Russia

Former US Navy cryptologist technician Robert Hoffman is sentenced to 30 years in prison for attempted espionage for Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US politicians: Rename NFL Redskins

Monday, February 10th 2014, 22:45

Two members of the US Congress call on the National Football League to back demands the Washington Redskins team change its name, a "racial slur".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Guatemala ex-soldier sentenced in US

Monday, February 10th 2014, 22:20
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

An ex-soldier from Guatemala is sentenced by a United States court to 10 years in jail for having lied about his role in a killing in 1982.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US athlete trapped in Sochi lift

Monday, February 10th 2014, 21:39
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

A US bobsleigher gets stuck in a lift 48 hours after having to smash through a jammed door at the Olympic athletes' village in Sochi, Russia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hollande and Obama urge climate deal

Monday, February 10th 2014, 20:34
related countries: France France

The presidents of France and the US make a joint call for an "ambitious" climate change pact, as Francois Hollande heads to the US for a state visit.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: From prisoner to poet

Monday, February 10th 2014, 20:03
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Poet Kosal Khiev has performed at the London 2012 Olympics, but first discovered poetry in solitary confinement in a US prison. He shares his story with the BBC's Helier Cheung.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama praises gay NFL prospect

Monday, February 10th 2014, 18:08

American footballer Michael Sam, who aims to become the NFL's first openly gay player, is "an inspiration", says First Lady Michelle Obama.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US newlywed dies in parachute jump

Monday, February 10th 2014, 15:53
related places: Utah

A newlywed in the US state of Utah dies when her parachute fails to open in a mountain jump at Zion National Park.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US authors dominate Folio shortlist

Monday, February 10th 2014, 14:19

The inaugural shortlist of the latest literary award on the block, the Folio Prize, has been unveiled - with a strong showing by American authors.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Zuckerberg tops US philanthropy list

Monday, February 10th 2014, 13:49

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are named most generous US philanthropists after a donation of more than $970m.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

NFL draft prospect comes out as gay

Monday, February 10th 2014, 12:04

American footballer Michael Sam reveals his sexuality and will become the NFL's first openly gay player if he is drafted.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Lego Movie leaves Monuments in pieces

Monday, February 10th 2014, 10:06
related places: Block

Blockbuster toy tie-in The Lego Movie leaves The Monuments Men for dust at the weekend, earning more than three times as much as George Clooney's WWII caper at the North American box office.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico arrests key drug lord

Monday, February 10th 2014, 4:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Guanajuato

Police in Mexico's central state of Guanajuato arrest a major drug lord accused of smuggling more than 76 tonnes of cocaine to the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

S Korea-US military drills set

Monday, February 10th 2014, 3:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

South Korea and the US announce military drills, as North Korea revokes an invitation for talks on jailed US citizen Kenneth Bae.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US warning over Guyana flights

Monday, February 10th 2014, 0:14
related countries: Guyana Guyana
related places: Monday

The US advises its citizens in Guyana to avoid flying with Caribbean Airlines from Monday to Wednesday because of an "unconfirmed threat".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

LaBeouf walks out of news conference

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 18:40
related countries: Germany Germany

US actor Shia LaBeouf walks out of a press conference at the Berlin Film Festival before appearing on the red carpet with a paper bag on his head.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US X Factor axed after Cowell's exit

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fox, Cowell

The US version of TV talent show The X Factor is cancelled by Fox after three series following judge Simon Cowell's decision to return to the UK show.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 5:12

The US is to increase federal recognition of same-sex marriages, giving gay spouses the same legal benefits as opposite-sex couples.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 4:26

The US government says it will recognise same-sex marriages as equal to traditional marriages in all federal legal matters.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iran warships to sail 'close to US'

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 1:25
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Atlantic

Iranian warships are to sail close to US maritime borders in the Atlantic for the first time, an Iranian naval commander tells state media.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Why are Arab women into tech?

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 18:09
related places: Arab

There are proportionally more female tech entrepreneurs in the Middle East than anywhere else in the world, according to a recent US study.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

McDonald's brings Big Mac to Vietnam

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 14:57
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

McDonald's - often considered a symbol of US capitalism - has opened its first restaurant in communist-controlled Vietnam.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Trapped bobsledder smashes door

Saturday, February 8th 2014, 10:21

American bobsledder Johnny Quinn smashes through a jammed bathroom door inside the Sochi 2014 athletes' village.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US man back in N Korea labour camp

Friday, February 7th 2014, 23:41
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Kenneth Bae, an American convicted in North Korea of trying to overthrow the state, has been moved back to a labour camp, the US says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 50 years since Beatlemania hit US

Friday, February 7th 2014, 23:03

It's 50 years since The Beatles first arrived in the US for a TV appearance that would change their careers.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US official admits North Korea leaks

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:50
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A US state department official pleads guilty to passing classified information on North Korea to a Fox News journalist.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Man tries to climb White House fence

Friday, February 7th 2014, 21:12
related places: White House

The US Secret Service arrests a man carrying two bags as he tries to climb over the White House fence.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Merkel condemns US over EU insult

Friday, February 7th 2014, 16:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Germany's Angela Merkel says a US official's apparent insult of the EU's work in Ukraine in a leaked recording is "totally unacceptable".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US jobs growth lower than expected

Friday, February 7th 2014, 15:34

The US economy added a weaker-than-expected 113,000 jobs in January, figures show, while the unemployment rate fell to 6.6%.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

S Korea and Japan clash on sea name

Friday, February 7th 2014, 14:48
related countries: Japan Japan, South Korea South Korea
related places: Virginia

An argument over what to call the sea that lies between South Korea and Japan spreads to the assembly in the US state of Virginia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Osprey aircraft: Helicopter or plane?

Friday, February 7th 2014, 14:13
related places: Africa

Frank Gardner looks at the US Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft - an important tool as the US expands its military operations in the Horn of Africa
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US TV legend Jay Leno bows out

Friday, February 7th 2014, 11:51
related places: Veteran

Veteran television host Jay Leno tapes his final episode of The Tonight Show after 22 years, with help from a few celebrity guests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Friday, February 7th 2014, 10:57

The National Gallery makes its first ever acquisition of a painting by an American artist - a 1912 work by George Bellows.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Leaked Ukraine call embarrasses US

Friday, February 7th 2014, 9:23
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

An apparently bugged call between US diplomats reveals a frank exchange on the strategy for Ukraine and disparaging comments about the EU.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US ups operations in Horn of Africa

Friday, February 7th 2014, 6:15
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti
related places: Africa

Why Djibouti is the Horn of Africa's garrison town
Read the full article » | View on the map »

HK police defuse huge US WW2 bomb

Friday, February 7th 2014, 4:26
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Hong Kong police successfully defuse a 2,000 pound (900kg) bomb from World War Two, described as the biggest wartime bomb to be found in the city.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US approves Baucus as China envoy

Friday, February 7th 2014, 3:23
related countries: China China

The US Senate unanimously approves Senator Max Baucus as the new US ambassador to China, replacing outgoing envoy Gary Locke.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

SAC trader guilty of insider dealing

Friday, February 7th 2014, 0:10

A former manager at SAC Capital, a major US hedge fund founded by billionaire Steven Cohen, is found guilty of insider trading.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US bans liquids on flights to Russia

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 23:55
related countries: Russia Russia

The US government bans all liquids from carry-on bags on nonstop flights to Russia, the latest security threat for the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US ice storm sparks mass power cuts

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 22:10

Nearly half a million people remain without electricity after the second storm in a week struck parts of the winter-weary US east coast on Wednesday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US meddling in Ukraine - Putin aide

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:52
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin accuses the US of meddling in Ukraine, in breach of a 1994 agreement over non-intervention.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Taliban capture British military dog

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 17:43
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

ISAF officials in Afghanistan have confirmed that the military dog captured by the Taliban, belonged to British forces.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

General Motors profits fall 22%

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 15:25

US car giant General Motors reports a 22% drop in profits for 2013 after a disappointing performance outside North America.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 14:53
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

The US advises airlines flying to Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Stolen US Stradivarius 'recovered'

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 14:49

Authorities in the US state of Wisconsin say they think they have recovered a rare Stradivarius violin valued at $5m (£3m) stolen last month.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Taliban 'capture US military dog'

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taliban claim to have captured a dog belonging to US troops during fighting in eastern Afghanistan last December.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

N Korea warns on family reunions

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 9:25
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: South

North Korea threatens to cancel family reunions with the South, a day after agreeing to hold them, because of US-South Korea military drills.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US freezes Haqqani suspects' assets

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 8:23

The US government moves to freeze the assets of three individuals suspected to be part of the Haqqani militant network.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: US warns of Sochi 'toothpaste' bomb

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 7:00
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Sochi

The US has warned airlines flying into Russia for the Winter Olympics that explosives hidden in toothpaste tubes could be smuggled on to planes.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US presses China over sea dispute

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 3:16
related countries: China China

A top US diplomat has called on China to clarify or adjust its territorial claims in the South China Sea in accordance with international maritime law.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Texas conducts rare female execution

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 2:53
related places: Texas

A woman convicted of murder in Texas is put to death, only the 14th time a female has been executed in the US in nearly four decades.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Icons who define 'American cool'

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 0:42

What makes someone 'cool'? A new exhibition in the US has selected 100 cultural icons who the curators believe help define 'American cool'.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US sleepwalker statue rouses ire

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 23:56

A lifelike sculpture of a nearly-nude man walking in snow draws a decidedly mixed reaction from students at a Massachusetts college.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US store chain to halt tobacco sales

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 20:52

CVS Caremark, one of the largest pharmacy chains in the US, will stop selling cigarettes and other tobacco products, its chief executive says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Guantanamo band' seeks pay from US

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 16:49
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian rock band has sent a bill to the US military after being told its music was used to torment prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, a member says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US condemns Aleppo barrel bomb raids

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 6:08
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US secretary of state condemns the use of barrel bombs in the Syrian city of Aleppo, as forces loyal to President Assad step up attacks.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Obamacare' will reduce US workforce

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 2:57

The Obama health law will cut the number of full-time workers by 2.3 million as some curtail hours to hold on to subsidies, budget analysts say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Morgan Stanley pays out $1.25bn

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 1:28
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

Investment bank Morgan Stanley agrees to pay $1.25bn to settle a lawsuit over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Silk Road 'mastermind' charged

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 0:52
related places: California

The US charges a 29-year-old California man alleged to be the owner of Silk Road, a drug website that brokered $1bn (£613m) in transactions.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US urges Egypt to free journalists

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:22
related countries: Egypt Egypt

The US calls on Egypt to release three al-Jazeera journalists detained by the authorities in December on charges of collaborating with "terrorists".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US Army in recruitment fraud scandal

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 23:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Two generals and dozens of colonels are among hundreds implicated in a US military fraud involving recruitment fees during the Iraq war, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

The slow decline of American Chinatowns

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 21:05

Are American Chinatowns doomed to slowly die out?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Record' US convicts cleared in 2013

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 17:58

A record 87 US convicts were cleared of their alleged crimes last year, including one who had been sentenced to death, according to a new study.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

AUDIO: College launches Beyonce course

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 12:24

An American university is launching a course where students can learn about the politics of the pop star Beyonce.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Market gloom spreads to Europe

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 12:10

Stock markets in Europe fall back, following sharp drops in Asia and on Wall Street amid worries of a US slowdown and weaker growth in emerging economies.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Cee Lo Green denies spiking drink

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 11:26
related places: Los Angeles

The US singer appears in court to deny putting ecstasy into a woman's drink during a dinner date in Los Angeles.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Blondie to collect honorary award

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 9:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US band Blondie are to collect an accolade for their life's work at the NME Awards in London later this month.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Cuba trips change US hearts and minds

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 4:30
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Tens of thousands of American tourists are flocking to Cuba under a US scheme to promote a positive view of democracy and the free market.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US teacher charged with child abuse

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 4:11
related places: California

A teacher in the US state of California has been arrested on sexual abuse charges after a former student aired allegations in a YouTube video.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Super Bowl draws record TV audience

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 23:02

The US football Super Bowl is the most-watched TV event in US history, with 111.5m viewers, the Fox TV network says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hoffman 'had 70 bags of heroin'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 22:26

New York City police have found up to 70 bags of suspected heroin in actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's home, a day after his death, US media say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Florida trial for 'loud music' death

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 21:38
related places: Florida

A man accused of shooting an unarmed black teenager who refused to turn down his loud music goes on trial in the US state of Florida.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Manhunt on for escaped US murderer

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:37
related places: Sunday, Michigan

Authorities in the US state of Michigan launch a manhunt for a convicted multiple murderer who escaped from prison on Sunday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US abortion rate 'continues decline'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 19:35

The rate at which US women had abortions fell between 2008-11 to the lowest level since abortion was legalised in 1973, a new study suggests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US debt default 'by end of month'

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 18:12
related places: Congress

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew warns the US government may default on its debt by the end of the month if Congress does not raise its borrowing limit.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Yellen sworn in as US Fed chair

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 16:20

Janet Yellen is formally sworn in as chair of the US Federal Reserve, beginning a four-year term as head of the world's most influential central bank.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ride Along continues US chart reign

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 12:50

Buddy cop comedy Ride Along holds on to the top sport in the North American box office for a third consecutive week.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US hotels look into security breach

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 11:13

Thousands of guests at US hotels may have had their credit and debit data stolen, suggests a security researcher.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 7:55
related places: Oscar

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman is found dead aged 46 from an apparent drug overdose.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: What does a collection of 100,000 American war letters teach us?

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 1:30

Inside a collection of 100,000 US combat letters
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Stars pay tribute to Seymour Hoffman

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 0:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

Stars in the UK and US are paying tribute to the actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has been found dead in his New York home at the age of 46.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman dies

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 22:16
related places: New York

The awarding-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead at his flat in New York, at the age of 46.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Murray seals GB victory over USA

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 22:06

Andy Murray beats Sam Querrey to give Great Britain victory over the USA and a first Davis Cup quarter-final since 1986.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VIDEO: 'He elevated whatever film he was in'

Sunday, February 2nd 2014, 19:26
related places: New York, Oscar

Oscar-winning American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been found dead in New York, according to US media.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bryans win doubles to cut GB lead

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 22:09
related places: San Diego, Bob

Great Britain lead the USA 2-1 in the Davis Cup World Group after Bob and Mike Bryan win the doubles in San Diego.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Powers clash over Ukraine at summit

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 20:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: West, Munich

The issue of Ukraine's future sparks heated debate at a security summit in Munich, as Russia trades accusations with the EU and US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'No objections' to Keystone pipeline

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 15:16
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Keystone

The US state department raises no big objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, but the president still has to approve it.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Canada strips Conrad Black of award

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 9:07
related countries: Canada Canada

Former media baron Conrad Black, who served a sentence in the US for fraud, is stripped of the Order of Canada, the country's highest honour.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US presses Russia on Syria weapons

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 5:05
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

The US asks Russia to press its ally Syria into speeding up the removal of chemical weapons, saying the slow progress in "unacceptable".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Felony charges in US rock toppling

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 1:45
related places: Utah

Prosecutors in the US state of Utah charge two ex-scout leaders who toppled over an ancient rock formation at a state park last year with felonies.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ward puts GB on verge of victory

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:54
related places: San Diego

Great Britain lead the USA 2-0 in the Davis Cup World Group after wins for James Ward and Andy Murray in San Diego.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Colombia to charge US firm employees

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:50
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Drummond

Colombia's chief prosecutor says he will charge six employees of the US coal mining company Drummond with damaging the environment.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Ohio man buried atop prized Harley

Friday, January 31st 2014, 19:03
related places: Ohio, Harley

An avid motorcycle rider in the US state of Ohio is buried with his Harley-Davidson in a transparent casket.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

page 25/266

This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.


Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.


Copyright © 2005 maplandia.com. All rights reserved. | news | faq | contact us | RSS | XHTML & CSS