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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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Uniformed Iraqi kills US soldiers

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 21:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

A man wearing an Iraqi military uniform shoots dead two US soldiers and injures three others in the city of Mosul.
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Portable toilets save stricken pilot in US air crash

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 16:58

A US pilot avoids injury in a crash after his plane's fall is cushioned by a row of portable toilets.
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Pontiac RIP

Friday, May 1st 2009, 22:39

The highest-profile victim of the US car industry crisis
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US Supreme Court judge to retire

Friday, May 1st 2009, 20:22
related places: June

US Supreme Court Justice David Souter is to step down at the end of the court's term in June, President Barack Obama confirms.
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US dismisses Israel lobbyist case

Friday, May 1st 2009, 19:01
related countries: Israel Israel

The US drops espionage-related charges against two pro-Israel lobbyists, saying it was unlikely to win.
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Bridge deaths dad faces execution

Friday, May 1st 2009, 17:01
related places: Alabama

A man who threw four children to their deaths from a bridge is sentenced to death in the US state of Alabama.
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Demjanjuk loses deportation case

Friday, May 1st 2009, 16:13

A US federal appeals court denies a stay of deportation to alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk.
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Saudi Arabia rebuke over US claim

Friday, May 1st 2009, 15:09
related countries: Israel Israel, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia says the US must retract a claim that King Abdullah met Israeli President Shimon Peres in 2008.
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US poet missing on Japan volcano

Friday, May 1st 2009, 14:08
related countries: Japan Japan

An acclaimed US poet goes missing during a visit to a volcano in the Ryukyu Islands of southern Japan.
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Three US servicemen die in Iraq

Friday, May 1st 2009, 9:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US military officials have confirmed the death of three servicemen, killed in fighting in Anbar province in western Iraq.
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Iran 'leading terrorism sponsor'

Friday, May 1st 2009, 5:32
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran rejects a US state department report saying it remains the "most active state sponsor of terrorism" in the world.
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Swiss bank refuses US tax request

Friday, May 1st 2009, 1:36
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Florida

UBS, Switzerland's biggest bank, refuses to hand over to a Florida court the details of US customers suspected of tax evasion.
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Al-Qaeda 'agent' in US court plea

Friday, May 1st 2009, 0:05

A man accused of being an al-Qaeda agent pleads guilty in the US to conspiring to provide support for terrorism.
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Chrysler bankruptcy deal revealed

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 22:52
related places: Chrysler, White House

Chrysler is to enter bankruptcy protection after failing to have its debts written off, a White House official says.
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UK combat operations end in Iraq

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 21:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A ceremony is held in Basra to mark the official end of the British military mission in Iraq after six years.
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On the border

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 20:37

Swine flu is not affecting US-Mexico crossings
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US to limit Guantanamo releases

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 16:57

Between 50 and 100 detainees held by the US in Guantanamo Bay cannot be freed or tried, says US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
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US scientists bring invisibility cloak step closer

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 11:23

A tiny "carpet cloak" that makes objects invisible to optical light has been made by a US research team.
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Golf: Slimline Daly dazzles in Spain

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:47
related countries: Spain Spain

American golfer John Daly unveils his new slimline look in Spain.
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Afghan diary

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 10:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Embedded with the US Spartans taking on the Taleban
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Obama 'pleased - not satisfied'

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 6:39

US President Barack Obama marks 100 days in office, saying he is pleased but not satisfied with the progress so far.
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Google stands by book search deal

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 3:57
related places: Justice

Web giant Google defends its plans to digitise the world's books, as the US Department of Justice looks at the deal.
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Obama marks 100th day in office

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 2:00

US President Barack Obama gives a primetime TV news conference as his first 100 days in office draw to a close.
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Fed keeps interest rates on hold

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 20:20

The Federal Reserve holds interest rates at a range of between zero and 0.25%, and suggests the recession is easing.
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US reports first swine flu death

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 19:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

A Mexican child visiting the US dies of swine flu - the first such death outside Mexico, where the virus may have killed up to 159.
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Slump in exports hits US economy

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 13:09

The US economy continued to contract in the first three months of 2009, led by the biggest fall in exports for 40 years.
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US Gulf envoy makes first visit

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 9:06
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

The US envoy to the Gulf states, Dennis Ross, begins his first visit to the region, with Iran likely to top the agenda.
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French tourists in fatal US crash

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:59
related countries: France France
related places: California

A bus carrying French tourists crashes in California killing at least five people and injuring dozens, officials say.
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French tourists in fatal US crash

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:59
related countries: France France
related places: California

A bus carrying French tourists crashes in California killing at least five people and injuring dozens, officials say.
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US cyber-security 'embarrassing'

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:33

As President Obama prepares to go public with his review of cyber-security, industry experts weigh in with criticisms.
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New US health secretary sworn in

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 1:04
related places: Kansas

The US Senate confirms President Barack Obama's choice for health secretary, former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius.
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Ugly clash?

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:31
related countries: Israel Israel

Signs that Israel may be on collision course with the US
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First 100 days

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:15

How has President Obama handled the US economy?
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First 100 days

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 23:15

How has President Obama handled the US economy?
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Republican senator switches party

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 20:25
related places: Democrat, Senate

Republican US Senator Arlen Specter announces he will become a Democrat, giving the party 59 votes in the Senate.
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Colombia drug trafficker jailed

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 18:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Miami

A Colombian drug trafficker implicated in the export of hundreds of tonnes of cocaine to the US is jailed for 30 years by a Miami court.
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US captain tells of pirate rescue

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 16:26
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A US cargo ship captain held hostage for five days by Somali pirates on a lifeboat did not immediately realise he was being rescued as gunshots rang out, he says
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Republican senator switches party

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 16:22
related places: Democrat

Republican US Senator Arlen Specter announces that he intends to become a Democrat.
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US Supreme Court backs fines over swear words on live TV

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 16:05

Fining US broadcasters over the use of a single swear word on live TV is justified, the Supreme Court rules.
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US house prices continue to fall

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 15:00
related places: February

US house prices continued to fall in February, but the rate of decline in some markets is slowing, a leading index says.
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Political controversy surrounds Oklahoma's official rock song

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 12:11
related places: Oklahoma

A track by US band The Flaming Lips is set to become the official state rock song of Oklahoma despite opposition from politicians.
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US 'saddened' by deadly Iraq raid

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 9:20
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US military says it is expresses regret after killing two Iraqi civilians in a raid which was criticised by Baghdad.
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GM to cut total of 21,000 US jobs

Monday, April 27th 2009, 23:18
related places: Pontiac

General Motors is to cut 21,000 jobs in the US this year and phase out its Pontiac brand, as it aims to restructure its business.
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Innovative means

Monday, April 27th 2009, 23:02

Could the US innovate its way out of recession?
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Warnings as swine virus spreads

Monday, April 27th 2009, 17:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Spain Spain

The EU and US urge caution over travel to Mexico amid fears of a swine flu pandemic, as the first case is confirmed in Europe.
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Chrysler in cost-cut union deal

Monday, April 27th 2009, 7:33
related places: Chrysler

US carmaker Chrysler reaches an outline cost-cutting deal with its main US union as it continues to try to restructure the business.
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American dream

Monday, April 27th 2009, 0:17
related countries: China China

Why US toymakers are targeting Chinese children
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Iraq says US raid violated pact

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 22:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki says a US raid in the south of the country was a breach of the security pact.
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US calls for 'fair' Lebanon poll

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 12:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The US secretary of state calls for the upcoming general election in Lebanon to be fair and free of outside interference.
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North Korea urged back to talks

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 19:48
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US urges North Korea to return to its nuclear obligations after it says it is re-processing spent nuclear fuel again.
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Clinton renews support for Iraq

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 17:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

America's top diplomat Hillary Clinton says the US "will stand with the people of Iraq", despite planned pullout of US troops.
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Turkey criticises Obama comments

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 15:54
related countries: Armenia Armenia, Turkey Turkey

Turkey criticises the US president for not emphasising its dead while marking the killing of Armenians by Turks.
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Czechs throw out ex-Klan leader

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 12:29
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic

A former Ku Klux Klan leader, American David Duke, is ordered to leave the Czech Republic where he was planning to promote a book.
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Saberi 'on hunger strike' in Iran

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 11:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

A US-Iranian reporter jailed a week ago by Tehran on charges of spying is in the fifth day of a hunger strike, her father says.
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US calls for Sri Lanka ceasefire

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 3:18
related countries: Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

The US calls for an immediate ceasefire to the fighting in north-east Sri Lanka to allow civilians to leave the war zone.
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Obama marks Armenian 'atrocity'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 19:37
related countries: Armenia Armenia

The US president refrains from calling the killing of Armenians in World War I "genocide" despite using the term previously.
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US to issue 'prison abuse' photos

Friday, April 24th 2009, 19:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The US is about to release hundreds of photographs showing alleged prisoner abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan, officials say.
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Cutting back

Friday, April 24th 2009, 14:20
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Why

Why the US and Russia want a new arms control treaty
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US and Russia hold nuclear talks

Friday, April 24th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Italy Italy, Russia Russia
related places: Rome

Negotiators for the US and Russia meet in Rome to begin work on a new treaty to curb nuclear weapons.
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Railroad reality

Friday, April 24th 2009, 11:50

Is there a high-speed future for the US network?
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Friday, April 24th 2009, 11:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian cookie chain threatens legal action against US chain Krispy Kreme for stealing a biscuit name and recipe.
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Obama: 100 days

Friday, April 24th 2009, 10:24

Do you have a question for our US correspondents?
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Israel 'risking support on Iran'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 10:06
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: `Arab

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton warns Israel it risks losing Arab support on Iran over its stance on the Palestinian issue.
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US journalists 'face North Korea trial'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 9:59
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Two US female journalists arrested by North Korea are to face trial, Pyongyang's state news agency says.
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African roots

Friday, April 24th 2009, 7:52

Top US player finds banjo's origins, in sound and images
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Key talks on Pakistan Sharia deal

Friday, April 24th 2009, 7:24
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Officials in North West Frontier Province in Pakistan meet to discuss their peace deal with the Taleban amid deep US concern.
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Hezbollah TV seller jailed in US

Friday, April 24th 2009, 6:27
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani man in the US is jailed for transmitting a TV channel run by Lebanon's Hezbollah movement.
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US rape acquittal in Philippines

Friday, April 24th 2009, 6:11
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A US marine is acquitted of rape in the Philippines, in a case highlighting tensions over US military presence in the country.
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Canada must press US for detainee

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 21:41
related countries: Canada Canada

A Canadian judge rules that PM Stephen Harper must immediately press the US to send home a Canadian detainee being held at Guantanamo Bay.
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Pentagon chief in Taleban warning

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 21:31
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's relations with the US could be in danger if it fails to combat the Taleban, the US defence chief says.
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GM to close factories for weeks

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 20:23
related countries: Mexico Mexico

General Motors is to temporarily shut 13 factories in the US and Mexico as it tries to cut costs and control stock levels.
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