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AIG to cut future bonus payments

Sunday, March 15th 2009, 1:29

Troubled US insurance giant AIG agrees to demands from the Obama administration to reduce future bonus payments.
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Lula warns US about protectionism

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 23:11
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Silva

Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva warns about the risks of protectionism at his first meeting with US President Barack Obama.
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Obama warns of US food 'hazard'

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 12:55

President Barack Obama says the US food safety system is a "public health hazard" and in need of an overhaul.
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France's rendezvous with history

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 12:03
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Allan Little reflects on France's long journey to reconcile itself with one of the darkest chapters in its history and its difficult relationship with the US and Britain.
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Baby bottle chemical is removed

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 6:01
related places: Six

Six makers of babies' bottles in the US are to remove a chemical from their products, amid growing concern over its possible effects.
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Sex claims against US Church rise

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 3:40
related places: Church

The number of claims of sex abuse against US Roman Catholic priests rose by 16% last year, a Church report says.
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Hezbollah chief defiant on Israel

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 2:28
related countries: Israel Israel, Lebanon Lebanon

The leader of Lebanon's Islamist Hezbollah movement rejects US calls to recognise Israel as a precondition for talks.
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Pink-slip parties

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 1:48

Having a bit of fun while looking for a job in crisis-hit US
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US drops 'enemy combatant' term

Friday, March 13th 2009, 22:30
related places: Bush

The US will no longer hold terror suspects as "enemy combatants", officials announce, ending a key Bush administration policy.
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Madoff's lawyers contest jailing

Friday, March 13th 2009, 21:34

The lawyers of disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff appeal against a judge's decision to send him to jail pending sentencing.
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US drops 'enemy combatant' term

Friday, March 13th 2009, 20:08
related places: Bush

In a break from Bush administration policy, the US will no longer hold terror suspects as "enemy combatants", officials announce.
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US reassures China on investment

Friday, March 13th 2009, 19:36
related countries: China China

Barack Obama's chief economic adviser assures China its $1tn (£0.7tn) worth of investment in the US is safe.
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Darling plays down G20 rift talk

Friday, March 13th 2009, 18:29

Chancellor Alistair Darling plays down talks of a rift between the US and Europe at the G20 meeting of finance ministers.
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Warning to US about Taleban talks

Friday, March 13th 2009, 17:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul, Washington

Great caution must be exercised in any talks with Afghan rebels, a think-tank warns Kabul and Washington.
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Drone 'kills 24 Pakistan Taleban'

Friday, March 13th 2009, 11:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Kurram

Pakistani officials say missiles fired by an unmanned US drone have killed at least 24 militants in Kurram, on the Afghan border.
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Obama renews US sanctions on Iran

Friday, March 13th 2009, 7:37
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama extends sanctions against Iran for one year, saying it continues to pose a threat to US security.
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US plans to combat Mexico drugs

Friday, March 13th 2009, 0:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US says it is considering using the National Guard to counter the threat of drug violence spilling over from Mexico.
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Madoff admits $50bn fraud scheme

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 23:47

Financier Bernard Madoff is jailed after pleading guilty to all 11 charges in a $50bn (£35bn) fraud and apologising to investors.
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US and China try to resolve row

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 22:32
related countries: China China

The US president urges more contact with China's military, but tensions remain over last weekend's naval confrontation.
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Iraqi jailed for Bush shoe attack

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 13:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

An Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President Bush tells the judge his action was natural but is jailed for three years.
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Palin daughter splits from fiance, complaining about media intrusion

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 12:48

Bristol Palin, daughter of former US presidential running mate Sarah Palin, splits from her fiance complaining of media intrusion.
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US men 'joined Somali Islamists'

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 10:20
related countries: Somalia Somalia

US officials say they are investigating cases of US citizens of Somali origin joining a group linked to al-Qaeda.
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Roche seals $47bn Genentech deal

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 10:11
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Roche

Swiss drugs company Roche agrees to merge with Genentech, buying the remaining shares in the US firm for $46.8bn.
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Stanford will not talk to inquiry

Thursday, March 12th 2009, 9:41

Billionaire American financer Sir Allen Stanford refuses to talk to US regulators investigating his alleged $8bn (£5.6bn) fraud.
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New US law eases Cuba sanctions

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 22:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba

US President Barack Obama signs into law a government spending bill that will ease some sanctions on Cuba.
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US and China 'vow to avoid rows'

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 22:16
related countries: China China

The US and China will work to avoid clashes like the current sea dispute, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says.
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Obama calls for G20 joint action

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 20:15

US President Barack Obama says that countries must take concerted action to spur global economic growth.
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Israel row derails Obama nominee

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 20:07
related countries: Israel Israel

Charles Freeman, a US diplomat who had been named to head the National Intelligence Council, quits after coming under fire for his past criticism of Israel.
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Eleven die in Alabama shootings

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 18:27
related places: Alabama

A gunman in Alabama kills 10 people before turning his gun on himself, in one of the worst US shootings in recent times.
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Beckham unfazed by booing threat

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 17:25
related places: Beckham

David Beckham tells BBC Sport he can handle any hostility from LA Galaxy fans when he eventually returns to the United States to continue his MLS career.
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German charges for 'Nazi guard'

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 13:14
related countries: Germany Germany

Prosecutors in Germany file charges against John Demjanjuk, an alleged Nazi death camp guard living in the US.
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Taleban talks

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 7:46
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Are negotiations in Afghanistan now on the US agenda?
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Banks drive Asian markets bounce

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 6:56

Asian markets take up where US and European markets left off and surge ahead after news that US bank Citigroup has made a profit.
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US Congress eases curbs on Cuba

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 6:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Republican

The US Congress votes to lift restrictions on travel to Cuba imposed by the previous Republican administration.
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Obama condemns Darfur expulsions

Wednesday, March 11th 2009, 0:56
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: Darfur

US President Barack Obama says the expulsion of foreign aid workers from the Sudanese region of Darfur is "unacceptable".
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Iran 'has no bomb-grade uranium'

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 23:09
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Iran has no weapons-grade uranium, US officials tell senators after being asked to clarify recent statements.
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Madoff 'expected to plead guilty'

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 22:11

Disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff is expected to plead guilty to orchestrating a $50bn (£35bn) fraud, his lawyer says.
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Banking stocks lead markets surge

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 20:56

US stocks have their best day of 2009, as banking giant Citigroup says it made a profit in the first two months of the year.
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Five accused 'boast of 9/11 role'

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 16:46

Five Guantanamo detainees accused of the 9/11 attacks tell US prosecutors they are "terrorists to the bone", officials say.
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Al-Qaeda accused faces US court

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 15:41

An alleged al-Qaeda sleeper agent appears before a US criminal court after more than five years in military custody.
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Worst crisis since 1930s says Fed

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 13:51

US Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke says the world is suffering from the worst financial crisis since the 1930s.
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US job prospects hit 27-year low

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 12:23

US companies' plans for hiring staff are at their weakest since the recession of 1982, a new survey says.
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The Editors

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 10:23

We're making changes to the News website
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China hits out at US on navy row

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 10:04
related countries: China China
related places: Hainan

China says a US Navy ship involved in a confrontation with its vessels off Hainan island broke international law.
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Warning over US broadband funding

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 0:53

Pressure groups urge US agencies in charge of funding broadband programmes to get the best return on the money.
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Bolivia orders US diplomat to go

Monday, March 9th 2009, 20:49
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Bolivian President Evo Morales orders the expulsion of a US diplomat whom he has accused of colluding with opposition groups.
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Obama ends stem cell funding ban

Monday, March 9th 2009, 17:58

President Barack Obama lifts restrictions on US federal funding for research on human embryonic stem cells.
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Nato 'struggling in Afghan south'

Monday, March 9th 2009, 10:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Coalition forces in Afghanistan are not winning in large parts of the south, the commander of Nato and US forces says.
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N Korea warning over 'satellite'

Monday, March 9th 2009, 8:52
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The US and South Korea hold major military exercises amid a war warning from the North over a planned "satellite" launch.
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Best in Show: US terrier is named top dog at controversial Crufts

Monday, March 9th 2009, 0:21

A Sealyham Terrier named Charmin wins Best In Show at Crufts, after a turbulent year for the event.
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Gaffes and gains

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 23:12
related places: Clinton

Clinton's efforts to build on goodwill towards US
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Pastor dead in US church shooting

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 17:49

A pastor has been killed and other people injured in a shooting at a church in the US state of Illinois, police say.
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Vedanta buying US copper company

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 14:34

Mining giant Vedanta is to buy struggling US copper firm Asarco for $1.7bn, 35% less than the £2.6bn first agreed last year.
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Obama hints at talks with Taleban

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 12:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

President Obama suggests there could be talks with moderate elements of the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Escaped prisoner captured trying to sneak back into jail

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 10:48
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Prison authorities in the US state of Georgia who launched a manhunt for an escaped inmate catch him sneaking back into jail.
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Iraqi women 'lack basic services'

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 2:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Women in Iraq still lack security, despite an overall drop in violence six years after the US-led invasion, aid agency Oxfam says.
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New US-Syria talks 'constructive'

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 18:39
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

A senior US envoy in Damascus says the first high-level contact with Syria in four years has been 'very constructive'.
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Obama trip to Turkey within weeks

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 14:01
related countries: Turkey Turkey

President Barack Obama will visit Turkey "in a month or so", says US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on a visit to Ankara.
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US and Russia seek 2009 arms deal

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 12:52
related countries: Russia Russia

The US and Russia say they will seek to agree a new strategic arms reduction treaty by the end of 2009.
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Hillary Clinton left red-faced by Moscow gift translation gaffe

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 12:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian media pokes fun at the US secretary of state over a translation error on a gift she presented to the Russian foreign minister.
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Hillary Clinton left red-faced by Moscow gift translation gaffe

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 12:17
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Russian media pokes fun at the US secretary of state over a translation error on a gift she presented to the Russian foreign minister.
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The mechanics of tipping US-style

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 11:50

In Washington, Kevin Connolly tries to navigate the minefield of leaving a tip.
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Iran to mull US Afghan invitation

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 10:21
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

Iran would consider a US invitation to a conference on Afghanistan later this month, a government spokesman says.
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Mutual need

Friday, March 6th 2009, 22:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Why US-Russian relations had to improve
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US jobless rate increases to 8.1%

Friday, March 6th 2009, 20:42
related places: Friday

The number of people unemployed in the US rose by 651,000 in February, official figures show.
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Madoff guilty plea on the cards

Friday, March 6th 2009, 20:03

Disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff, may plead guilty next week , reports suggest.
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US court rejects detainee appeal

Friday, March 6th 2009, 18:29

The US Supreme Court throws out an appeal by an al-Qaeda suspect against his detention by the US military.
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Mexico violence

Friday, March 6th 2009, 16:03

A US immigration cell can offer safety from drug gangs
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US calms Beirut over Syria 'thaw'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:28
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria
related places: Beirut, America

Two US envoys say America's recent moves towards improving ties with Syria do not pose a threat to Lebanon.
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How bad can US unemployment get?

Friday, March 6th 2009, 14:49

Unemployment in the US rose by 651,000 in February? How is the downturn affecting you?
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UK arrest in Nigerian bribe case

Friday, March 6th 2009, 13:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

British police arrest a London lawyer accused of moving millions of dollars in bribes to Nigeria to win contracts for a US firm.
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Craigslist sued over erotic ads

Friday, March 6th 2009, 12:24

A US sheriff files a lawsuit against the online ad site Craigslist, accusing its of knowingly promoting prostitution.
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Asian shares slide as fears grow

Friday, March 6th 2009, 10:54
related places: Asia

Markets fall in Asia, after fresh concerns over the American economy drive US shares to a 12-year low.
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US officer 'stole Iraq aid funds'

Friday, March 6th 2009, 7:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

A US army captain is charged with stealing nearly $700,000 intended for Iraq and Afghan relief efforts.
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Clinton pushes for Afghan meeting

Friday, March 6th 2009, 4:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran

The US Secretary of State calls for a conference on Afghanistan to get all countries involved, including Iran, to work together.
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Colombia warlord extradited to US

Friday, March 6th 2009, 0:45

Colombia extradites an ex-militia leader to the US, in a move criticised by victims' advocates seeking further confessions.
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Shares slide amid renewed worries

Friday, March 6th 2009, 0:08

Global shares continue to fall over fears about the banking system, with US markets hitting a fresh 12-year low.
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EU calls for crisis talks over GM

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 22:56

The European Commission calls for a crisis meeting among EU states hosting General Motors plants.
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Obama launches US health review

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 22:25

US President Obama begins public consultations on reforming the US health care system, a key election campaign pledge.
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Gandhi items 'to return to India'

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 21:40
related countries: India India

An controversial auction of items belonging to Mahatma Gandhi results in a sale to an Indian businessman for $1.8m.
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Reset button

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 17:28
related countries: Russia Russia

US and Russian foreign ministers' first meeting
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Nato woos Russia on Afghanistan

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 17:08
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Russia Russia
related places: Brussels

Nato ministers agree to resume formal ties with Russia, with a call to tackle the challenge of Afghanistan.
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'Substantial doubt' for GM future

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 15:53

There is "substantial doubt" about the ability of US car giant General Motors (GM) to stay afloat, the firm's auditors say.
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Thai military deny secret US jail

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 12:29
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Washington

Thailand's army chief denies allegations that Washington had a secret jail in Thailand where al-Qaeda suspects were held.
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Obama renews Zimbabwe sanctions

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 7:59
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

President Obama extends US sanctions against Zimbabwe for a year because the government there is 'undermining' democracy.
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Nato to discuss Afghanistan

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 7:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Russia Russia

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is due at her first Nato meeting, with Russia and Afghanistan topping the agenda.
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Barbara Bush undergoes heart op

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 6:23
related places: Bush

Former US First Lady Barbara Bush is 'alert' after open-heart surgery, a spokesman for the Bush family says.
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Venezuela seizes US rice producer

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 4:29
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez orders the expropriation of a US-owned rice mill, amid a battle over price regulation.
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Seize the moment, Brown urges US

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 22:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Congress

Gordon Brown receives a standing ovation from the US Congress after calling for a renewal of the "special relationship".
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Golden Brown?

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 20:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Was UK prime minister's US trip a success or failure?
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US economy 'slumps further'

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 19:40
related places: February

Economic conditions worsened in January and February, the US Federal Reserve says in an influential report.
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Chasing dreams

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 18:45
related places: Time

Time running out for US vision on Middle East
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Kyrgyz U-turn on US base mooted

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 18:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan's president raises the possibility of US troops remaining at a key airbase that supports operations in Afghanistan.
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PM's speech to Congress: Your views

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 14:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Congress

Gordon Brown has delivered his speech to congress. What did you make of his performance?
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Clinton concern over demolitions

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 13:30
related countries: West Bank West Bank

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton expresses "deep concern" over Israeli demolition of Palestinian homes in Jerusalem.
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Soldier no more

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 13:19
related places: Why

Why leaving the US Army is the only option for some
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Mexico troops enter drug war city

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 11:02
related countries: Mexico Mexico

More than 1,500 Mexican troops move into a city on the US border being fought over by rival drug gangs.
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Main US Afghan base is attacked

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 10:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The main US base in southern Afghanistan is hit by at least one explosion, officials say.
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India in bid to stop Gandhi sale

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 9:50
related countries: India India

Indian officials are talking with a US auction house to stop items owned by Mahatma Gandhi from being sold, officials say.
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Washington diary

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 9:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Matt Frei considers the health of the US-UK relationship
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