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Egypt tries US adoption bid pair

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 21:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt tries a US couple for child trafficking after they allegedly attempted to adopt newborn twins with forged papers in Cairo.
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Egypt tries US adoption bid pair

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 21:41
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt tries a US couple for child trafficking after they allegedly attempted to adopt newborn twins with forged papers in Cairo.
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N Korea to try reporters in June

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 21:30
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: March, June

North Korea sets a date for the trial of two US female journalists it accuses of entering the country illegally.
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Pelosi says CIA lied on 'torture'

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 18:46

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she was misled by the CIA about the use of harsh methods during terror interrogations.
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Chrysler to close 25% of dealers

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 15:49
related places: Chrysler

US carmaker Chrysler tells a bankruptcy court that it plans to close 789 of its 3,200 dealerships.
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Burma's Suu Kyi taken to prison

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 12:26
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is jailed pending trial over the visit of a man to her home, her lawyer says.
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Craigslist ditches erotic adverts

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 2:09

US classified ads website Craigslist is to remove its erotic category, following claims that it promotes prostitution.
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Migrants die as boat sinks off US

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 0:56
related countries: Haiti Haiti
related places: Florida

At least 10 people die after a boat carrying nearly 30 migrants - most of them Haitian - sinks off southern Florida.
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Obama defends abuse photos U-turn

Thursday, May 14th 2009, 0:19

Barack Obama says releasing more photos of prisoner abuse by US soldiers is unnecessary and could inflame anti-US opinion.
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US crackdown on trader dealing

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 21:35
related places: Wall Street

The US Treasury seeks more regulation of the financial instruments that brought down leading Wall Street firms.
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Health revolution

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 20:59

Justin Webb's personal take on reform in the US
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US man faces scuba murder charge

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 11:53
related countries: Australia Australia

A US man returns to Australia to face charges that he murdered his wife while scuba diving on their honeymoon.
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Several killed in Afghan bombing

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 10:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide car bombing near a US base in east Afghanistan kills seven civilians and injures several more, the US military says.
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US Medicare funding under threat

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 8:58

Medicare and Social Security programmes for older people will run out of money sooner than expected, the US says.
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Fragile gains

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 8:56
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Baghdad Sunnis miss out on new US and Iraqi optimism
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Demjanjuk facing Germany charges

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 7:58
related countries: Germany Germany

Alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk is taken to a German prison, after being deported from the United States.
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UK, US plea over Sri Lanka crisis

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 23:24
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US and Britain urge an "immediate" end to fighting in Sri Lanka and an evacuation of trapped civilians.
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US soldier charged with murders

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 21:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A US soldier is charged with five counts of murder a day after a shooting at a clinic in a Baghdad army base.
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Five guilty in Chicago bomb plot

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 21:19
related places: Miami, Sears, Chicago

Five men are convicted in Miami of plotting attacks against several US targets, including Chicago's Sears tower.
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Coming unstuck

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 20:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

What does a new US general mean for Afghanistan?
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US elected to UN rights council

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 19:25
related places: Bush

The US has been elected to a seat on the UN Human Rights Council for the first time, reversing a Bush-era boycott.
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Freed Saberi thanks supporters

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 15:33
related countries: Iran Iran

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi thanks those who helped win her freedom, a day after she is released from jail.
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Freed Saberi thanks supporters

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 12:11
related countries: Iran Iran

US-Iranian journalist Roxana Saberi, released from jail in Iran, thanks those who helped win her freedom.
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Demjanjuk facing Germany charges

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 10:00
related countries: Germany Germany

Alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk is to face charges in Germany after being deported from the US, police say.
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Demjanjuk is deported to Germany

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 7:29
related countries: Germany Germany

Alleged Nazi war criminal John Demjanjuk has arrived in Germany after being deported from the US, police say.
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'Drone kills eight in Pakistan'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 5:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Missiles fired by a suspected US drone kill at least eight people in Pakistan, close to the Afghan border, officials say.
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US sacks top Afghanistan general

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 1:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US defence secretary says he forced out the top American general in Afghanistan because "new thinking" was needed.
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US soldier kills comrades in Iraq

Monday, May 11th 2009, 19:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A US soldier is under arrest after shooting dead five of his compatriots at a military base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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Reporter Saberi leaves Iran jail

Monday, May 11th 2009, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran

The US-Iranian journalist jailed in Iran, Roxana Saberi, is released from prison after having her sentence for spying cut.
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Obama welcomes healthcare pledge

Monday, May 11th 2009, 18:41

US health industry leaders agree to implement spending cuts, freeing up funds for President Obama's health reform plans.
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Singh 'agreed Left nuclear deal'

Monday, May 11th 2009, 16:50
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was ready to let the Left take credit for a final US nuclear deal, his ex-media adviser says.
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Obama set to visit Russia in July

Monday, May 11th 2009, 15:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Kremlin

The Kremlin announces that US President Obama will visit Russia in July, as the two countries pursue nuclear weapons cuts.
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US soldiers 'killed in Iraq base'

Monday, May 11th 2009, 13:47
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Five US soldiers have been shot dead at a military base in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, the US military says.
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Iran 'to release' reporter Saberi

Monday, May 11th 2009, 12:51
related countries: Iran Iran

US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi is to be freed after her sentence for spying for the US is cut on appeal, her lawyer says.
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US fire 'sparked by power tool'

Monday, May 11th 2009, 10:27
related places: Santa Barbara

Californian fire officials suspect power tools used to clear brush may have started the wildfire that swept Santa Barbara.
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Iraqis tried for UK troop deaths

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Baghdad

Two Iraqis go on trial in Baghdad accused of murdering two British soldiers during the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
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US sees confirmed flu cases rise

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Friday

The US now has more confirmed swine flu cases than Mexico, with a spike in numbers since Friday bringing the total to 2,532.
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US to review Afghan air strikes

Monday, May 11th 2009, 4:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A top US general orders a probe into the use of air strikes in Afghanistan, following protests about civilian casualties.
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Iran court hears reporter appeal

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 17:20
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Sunday

A court in Iran has heard an appeal from jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi, two days earlier than expected.
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Iraq bomb kills Sunni militiaman

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 13:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

A leading figure in a US-allied militia has been killed by a roadside bomb in Taji, north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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US reports third swine flu death

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 8:59
related countries: Costa Rica Costa Rica

The US reports its third death from swine flu and a man dies in Costa Rica, as three more countries confirm the virus.
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Body of wanted US professor found

Sunday, May 10th 2009, 0:46
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A university professor in the US state of Georgia wanted for killing his wife and two others is found dead.
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Financier Stanford informer role claim

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 23:12

Evidence emerges that Sir Allen Stanford, accused of a $6bn fraud, was likely a US government informer.
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Financier Stanford informer role claim

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 23:12

Evidence emerges that Sir Allen Stanford, accused of a $6bn fraud, was likely a US government informer.
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Afghan death toll not confirmed

Saturday, May 9th 2009, 14:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Farah

A joint US-Afghan inquiry confirms civilians died in recent US air strikes in Farah but does not clarify the number of dead.
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Karzai urges US to stop strikes

Friday, May 8th 2009, 22:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai calls on the US to halt air strikes in his country, following an attack that killed civilians.
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'Nazi guard' ordered to surrender

Friday, May 8th 2009, 21:09
related countries: Germany Germany

A man wanted in Germany for Nazi war crimes is ordered by US authorities to surrender to an immigration office for deportation.
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Obama to address Muslims in Egypt

Friday, May 8th 2009, 20:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Obama is to deliver a long-awaited speech on US relations with the Muslim world on a visit to Egypt.
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Bush polar bear rules to stay in force

Friday, May 8th 2009, 19:16
related places: Bush

The US government opts to keep a Bush-era rule that limits protection for polar bears from the effects of global warming.
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Obama urges caution on swine flu

Friday, May 8th 2009, 18:27
related countries: Canada Canada

Barack Obama says the US is not "out of the woods yet" on swine flu, as Canada announces its first death from the virus.
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Lady Liberty's crown to re-open

Friday, May 8th 2009, 13:56
related places: Liberty, New York

Visitors to New York will soon be able to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty again, US officials say.
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Pace of US job losses is slowing

Friday, May 8th 2009, 13:24

The US economy lost 539,000 jobs in April, less than in previous months, in a sign that the US jobs market might be improving.
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Afghan diary

Friday, May 8th 2009, 10:57
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US soldier at the heart of counter-insurgency work
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Ten US banks fail 'stress tests'

Friday, May 8th 2009, 6:55

Ten US banks need a combined $74.6bn (£50bn) of extra funds to boost their cash reserves, the government says.
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Philippine boxing champ returns

Friday, May 8th 2009, 4:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao flies home from the US, despite official concerns about a possible swine flu risk.
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Obama pursues better Russia ties

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 22:55
related countries: Russia Russia

President Barack Obama says the US and Russia have an "excellent opportunity" to improve relations on a "whole host of issues".
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US ex-soldier guilty of Iraq rape

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 21:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US jury finds a former US private guilty of the rape of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl and the killing of her and her family.
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US court rejects Demjanjuk plea

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 20:37
related countries: Germany Germany

The US Supreme Court rejects a plea by Nazi war crimes suspect John Demjanjuk to block his deportation to Germany.
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US banks 'safe from insolvency'

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 20:15

No US bank being examined by regulators is at risk of insolvency, the US treasury secretary says, ahead of key 'stress test' results.
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Blackwater Baghdad operations end

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 16:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Blackwater

The controversial US security company formerly known as Blackwater has ended its operations in Baghdad.
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Afghan anger at deadly US strikes

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 14:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of Afghans stage angry protests at the deaths of civilians in US air strikes earlier this week.
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Contrite US tourists confess to Rome theft 25 years on

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 14:22
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Two US tourists return a small piece of the Colosseum in Rome, which they took as a souvenir 25 years ago.
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Afghan anger at deadly US strikes

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 10:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Hundreds of Afghans stage angry protests at the deaths of civilians in US air strikes earlier this week.
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Launch protocols for US missiles found on second-hand computers

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 5:48

Launch procedures for US missiles, hospital and bank records are found on second hand computers by researchers.
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Burma police enter Suu Kyi house

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 4:37
related countries: Burma Burma

Burmese police enter the compound of opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi after a US man is arrested near the property.
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US jails China bankers for fraud

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 1:39
related countries: China China

Two former Bank of China managers and their wives are jailed in the US for embezzling $485m.
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Trial drugs 'reverse' Alzheimer's

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 23:53

US scientists say they have successfully reversed the effects of Alzheimer's with experimental drugs.
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EU and US reach deal in beef row

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 21:55

The US and the EU reach a provisional deal to end a two-decade-long dispute over US hormone-treated beef.
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Maine to allow same-sex marriage

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 21:06
related places: Maine

The governor of the US state of Maine approves a law permitting same-sex marriage - the fifth state to do so.
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US 'deeply' regrets Afghan deaths

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 18:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US "deeply, deeply" regrets the death of Afghan civilians killed by an air strike, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Under fire

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 17:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Congress worried by 'Af-Pak' strategy
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US Afghan strikes 'killed dozens'

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Red Cross

The Red Cross says US strikes in western Afghanistan killed dozens of civilians as President Karzai visits Washington for talks.
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US navy halts aid vessel over flu

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 13:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

The US navy postpones an aid trip to the South Pacific after a sailor on board one vessel develops swine flu.
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US 'hate list' DJ to sue Britain

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 11:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A conservative US radio host says he will sue the UK after being placed on a list of people banned from entering Britain.
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Photo threat to US beauty queen title

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 10:52

Miss California Carrie Prejean, known for outspoken opposition to gay marriage, could lose her title over topless photos.
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First US face transplant revealed

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 9:23

The recipient of the first almost-total face transplant to be carried out in the US has spoken to the media.
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Saberi ends hunger strike in Iran

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 8:11
related countries: Iran Iran

The jailed US-Iranian reporter Roxana Saberi has ended a two-week hunger strike, her father says.
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Judge paves way for Chrysler deal

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 7:00
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Chrysler

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Chrysler rejects efforts to halt the sale of the ailing automaker to Italian Fiat.
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Pakistan urged over Taleban fight

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 5:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Washington

US envoy Richard Holbrooke says Washington must put maximum pressure on Pakistan to ensure it fights the Taleban effectively.
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Building trust

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 1:33

US seeks to bring Pakistanis and Afghans together
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Chrysler lenders aim to stop sale

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 22:27
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Chrysler, New York, Fiat

A group of lenders to US carmaker Chrysler ask a New York court to halt the proposed sale to Italian firm Fiat.
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US planes 'kill Afghan civilians'

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 20:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An Afghan official tells the BBC of claims that US air strikes in western Afghanistan killed more than 20 civilians.
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Afghan diary

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 19:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Adrenalin rush as US troops deal with Taleban fire
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Obama seeks global health boost

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 19:35

The US administration announces a $63bn health plan to fight Aids and tropical illnesses in the developing world over six years.
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DC approves same-sex marriage law

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 17:22

Washington DC's city council approves legislation to recognise same-sex marriages conducted in other US states.
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Pentagon warns over Chinese boats

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 16:55
related countries: China China

The Pentagon accuses Chinese fishing boats of "dangerous" manoeuvres near a US Navy ship in the Yellow Sea last week.
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Banks gain on stress test hopes

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 16:40

Global bank shares climb on hopes that US banks will not face huge shortfalls in the amount of money they need to raise.
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US presses Israel over two states

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 15:44
related countries: Israel Israel

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Israel to back a two-state solution to achieve a peaceful settlement with the Palestinians.
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US needs 'digital warfare force'

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 13:47
related places: House

The head of US National Security Agency says the the country needs to build a digital warfare force for the future.
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Panama 'to push on US trade deal'

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 10:29
related countries: Panama Panama

Panama's president-elect says finalising a free trade deal with the US will be a priority when he takes office in July.
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Iran to hear US reporter appeal

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 8:08
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian court is to hold an appeal hearing next week for a US-Iranian journalist serving an eight-year sentence for spying.
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Apple and Google 'probe launched'

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 7:50
related places: Apple

Apple and Google face an anti-trust inquiry into the role of shared board members, say US reports.
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US seeks Pakistan nuclear pledge

Monday, May 4th 2009, 20:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US national security adviser seeks guarantees from Pakistan that its nuclear weapons are safe from militants.
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Obama crackdown on tax loopholes

Monday, May 4th 2009, 18:48

President Barack Obama is proposing to close tax loopholes for US companies with operations overseas.
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Jackson flash to be re-examined

Monday, May 4th 2009, 15:18

The US Supreme Court orders a re-examination of a ruling that threw out a fine over Janet Jackson's "wardrobe malfunction" during 2004's Super Bowl.
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Swine flu cases spread across US

Monday, May 4th 2009, 12:36

Cases of swine flu are confirmed in more than half of US states, as countries are urged to stay vigilant over the outbreak.
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Buffett attacks tests for banks

Monday, May 4th 2009, 11:54

US investor Warren Buffett hits out at "stress tests" of US banks, saying they do not properly assess the industry's health.
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Sunni militia leader held in Iraq

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 17:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The head of a leading US-allied Sunni militia group in Iraq is arrested in a joint Iraqi-US operation.
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Former US congressman Kemp dies

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 6:39
related places: Kemp

Former US Congressman and football star Jack Kemp dies at the age of 73, after suffering from cancer.
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Buffett commends US finance steps

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 4:33

US investor Warren Buffett says the US government is generally taking the right steps to aid economic recovery.
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