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Madoff asks for 12 years in jail

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 8:44

Disgraced US financier Bernard Madoff's lawyer has said his client deserves 12 years in prison for his crimes.
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China accused over unfair trade

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 6:30
related countries: China China

The US and European Union file complaints with the WTO that China is unfairly limiting its raw material exports.
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Murray stays cool to win opener

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 18:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

British number one Andy Murray begins his Wimbledon campaign with a four-set win over American Robby Kendrick on Centre Court.
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Live - Murray v Kendrick

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 15:57

Andy Murray goes two sets up as he begins his Wimbledon challenge against unseeded American Robert Kendrick on Centre Court
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In pictures

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 15:19

US star Ed McMahon's 30 years on television
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US train crash deaths confirmed

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 14:47

Seven people are confirmed killed and more than 70 injured as two rush-hour subway trains collide in Washington DC.
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American TV star Ed McMahon dies

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 14:00

Ed McMahon, famed as Johnny Carson's sidekick for 30 years on The Tonight Show, dies at the age of 86.
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Asian markets continue big falls

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 8:56

Asian shares fall in Tuesday trading, echoing declines seen in both the US and Europe on Monday.
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China and US hold military talks

Tuesday, June 23rd 2009, 7:45
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Defence officials from the United States and China are meeting in Beijing for two days of high-level talks.
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Iraq hit by fresh wave of attacks

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 19:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Bomb attacks across Iraq kill at least 29 people, days before US troops are due to pull out of Iraqi cities.
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Obama signs tobacco bill into law

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 18:56
related places: America

US President Barack Obama signs into law America's strongest anti-smoking measure ever, saying it will save lives.
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Glover grabs dramatic US Open win

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 17:34

Unheralded American Lucas Glover holds off Phil Mickelson and David Duval to win the 109th US Open.
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US 'to limit Afghan air strikes'

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 16:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The new US commander in Afghanistan is to limit the use of air strikes in a bid to reduce civilian casualties, officials say.
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N Korea defends nuclear programme

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 11:40
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea boasts of being a 'proud nuclear power' and warns the US that it will strike back if attacked.
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Nuclear mystery

Monday, June 22nd 2009, 11:14

The story of a US hero and a missing nuclear bomb
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Obama 'prepared' for N Korea test

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 23:32
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pacific

President Barack Obama says the US is "fully prepared" for a possible North Korean missile test over the Pacific.
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US tries to stop Geronimo lawsuit

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 23:28
related places: Apache, Geronimo

US government officials are trying to halt a lawsuit by Geronimo's descendants to have the Apache leader's remains reburied.
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The Proposal tops US box office

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 16:50
related places: Disney

Disney's romantic comedy The Proposal hits the top of the North American box office on its opening weekend.
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Two die in US Afghan base attack

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 7:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two US soldiers have been killed in a rare rocket attack on the main US base in Afghanistan, officials say.
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US urges Iran to end 'violence'

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 3:01
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Barack Obama warns Iran to stop all "unjust action against its own people", after clashes between protesters and police in Tehran.
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Barnes leads at rain-hit Bethpage

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 23:56
related places: Sunday, Bethpage

American Ricky Barnes will defend a one-shot lead when the third round of the rain-hit US Open resumes at Bethpage on Sunday.
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Work starts on New Mexico spaceport

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 22:52

Construction begins at the site of the world's first commercial spaceport, a project aimed at revolutionising space exploration.
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US reporter flees Afghan captors

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 21:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US journalist kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan last year has managed to escape, the New York Times reports.
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Live text - US Open

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 11:29
related places: Bethpage

The third round of the weather-affected US Open belatedly gets under way at Bethpage, with Ricky Barnes leading on -8.
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The hero who casts a long shadow

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 10:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq

James Coomarasamy hears how one US couple are coping with their son's death, two years after he was killed in Iraq.
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Glover snatches lead at Bethpage

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 1:06
related places: Bethpage

American Lucas Glover surges into a one-shot lead over countryman Ricky Barnes at the end of day two of the US Open at Bethpage.
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US admits Afghan airstrike errors

Saturday, June 20th 2009, 0:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US forces in Afghanistan carried out deadly airstrikes without following their own rules, a Pentagon inquiry concludes.
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Stanford charged with fraud in US

Friday, June 19th 2009, 20:45

Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford is charged over a $7bn scheme to defraud investors, the US justice department says.
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Egypt suffer Confed Cup theft

Friday, June 19th 2009, 14:14
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Johannesburg

Police in Johannesburg are investigating the theft of US$2,400 from the rooms of five unnamed Egypt players.
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Knox speaks of police 'threats'

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 10:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox, accused of killing UK student Meredith Kercher, says she was threatened with 30 years in jail if she continued to "lie".
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Syria has 'crucial' role in peace

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 10:36
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Washington

Washington's Mid-East envoy George Mitchell says Syria has a "crucial role" in Middle Eastern peace during a visit to Damascus.
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US Guantanamo deal 'kept from UK'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 22:57
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US deliberately decided not to consult the UK over a deal to resettle Guantanamo detainees in Bermuda, a US official says.
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Obama pledges aid for Zimbabwe

Friday, June 12th 2009, 22:27
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama announces $73m (£44m) in aid for Zimbabwe after meeting Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai at the White House.
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Congress backs tobacco clampdown

Friday, June 12th 2009, 21:52
related places: Senate

The US House of Representatives approves a strict tobacco bill, sending it to the president to be signed into law.
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US 'to protect Afghan civilians'

Friday, June 12th 2009, 17:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The incoming US general in Afghanistan says his priority will be to review Nato operations in a bid to reduce civilian casualties.
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Kercher police beat me, Knox says

Friday, June 12th 2009, 16:58
related countries: Italy Italy, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The woman accused of killing UK student Meredith Kercher tells her trial she was hit by police who wanted her to name a suspect.
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Live - Murray v Fish

Friday, June 12th 2009, 14:58
related places: Fish, Queen

Britain's Andy Murray beats American Mardy Fish in the quarter-finals of the Aegon Championships at Queen's.
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F1 teams granted entry for 2010

Friday, June 12th 2009, 10:07

All 10 current Formula 1 teams are included on the list of entrants for the 2010 season, alongside new teams Campos Grand Prix, Manor and US F1.
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Switching over

Friday, June 12th 2009, 6:55

The US goes digital, but not all TV viewers are ready
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US set for TV digital switchover

Friday, June 12th 2009, 3:08

Analogue TV signals will be switched off in one go across the US, with more than 2m households still unprepared.
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Row erupts over Guantanamo deal

Friday, June 12th 2009, 1:05
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK raises objections over Bermuda's acceptance of four Chinese Muslim Uighurs released from Guantanamo by the US.
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Chad man released from Guantanamo

Friday, June 12th 2009, 0:00
related countries: Chad Chad

A Chadian held at Guantanamo Bay aged 14 is transferred to his home country, the US Justice Department says.
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US backs 'historic' tobacco curbs

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 23:41

The US Senate overwhelmingly backs a bill enabling "historic" new powers to curb tobacco use among Americans.
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US 'prefers talks' over N Korea

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 22:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US is addressing a growing threat from North Korea but still hopes for a diplomatic solution, its envoy says.
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Major US airlines chop capacity

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 22:07

Two major US airlines announce cuts in capacity this year as the global economic downturn continues to hit demand for air travel.
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Iraq frees three US contractors

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 8:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi police release three of the five US men who were held in connection with the killing of a fellow American last month.
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China demands US return Uighurs

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 8:34
related countries: China China, Palau Palau

China demands the return of 17 Chinese Muslim Uighurs held at Guantanamo Bay and due to be sent to Palau.
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US envoy sees Pakistan backlash

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 6:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US envoy Richard Holbrooke says the public mood in Pakistan is swinging against militants towards the government.
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US Holocaust museum guard killed

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 5:20

An elderly man said to be a white supremacist shoots dead a guard at Washington's Holocaust museum before being wounded.
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US family shocked to discover they've become a Czech advert

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 3:00
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Prague, Christmas

A US family gets a shock when they find a photo from their Christmas newsletter is being used to advertise grocery deliveries in Prague.
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US economic activity 'still weak'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 19:53

US economic activity remains weak but some areas saw signs the decline was beginning to ease, the Federal Reserve says.
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US envoy meets Palestinian leaders

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 16:36
related countries: Israel Israel

US envoy George Mitchell holds talks with Palestinian leaders after stressing US backing for two states in talks in Israel.
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US denies bail for Cuba 'spies'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 15:34
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A US couple charged with spying for Cuba are denied bail by a magistrate, who deemed them a flight risk.
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Somali pirates 'expanding reach'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 12:23
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Somali pirates are expanding their range of operations far beyond the East African coast, the US Navy warns.
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US abortion doctor's clinic shut

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 12:06
related places: Kansas, Wichita

The US clinic in the Kansas city of Wichita where doctor George Tiller conducted abortions will be closed, his family say.
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'Millionth English word' declared - can you guess it?

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 11:14
related places: English

A US internet monitoring firm declares the millionth English word to be Web 2.0, beating out Jai ho, N00b and slumdog.
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Pakistan deals 'aiding Taliban'

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 6:47
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Pakistan's peace deals with the Taliban are behind an upsurge in violence in Afghanistan, a top US official says.
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Palau to take Guantanamo men

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 4:37
related countries: China China, Palau Palau
related places: Pacific

The Pacific nation of Palau agrees to temporarily take 17 Chinese Muslims from the US detention centre in Guantanamo.
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Hollywood actors agree pay deal

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 4:13
related places: Hollywood

US actors agree to a pay deal after a year of tortuous negotiations with the major Hollywood studios.
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Reversing the flow - micro-loans bank trains its sights on US

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 2:35
related places: Kiva

Kiva, an internet bank enabling small loans to be made to entrepreneurs in developing countries, will now also allow loans to people in the United States.
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Court opens way for Chrysler sale

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 1:42
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

The US Supreme Court dismisses an appeal which would have blocked Fiat's plan to buy up part of bankrupt carmaker Chrysler.
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Guantanamo man denies guilt

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 21:47
related places: New York

The first Guantanamo detainee to face a US civilian trial, Ahmed Ghailani, denies bombing charges in a New York court.
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Ten US banks to pay back bail-out

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 19:14

Ten of the largest US banks will be able to repay $68bn in government bail-out money, the US Treasury says.
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US urges quick Mid-East talks return

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 18:03
related countries: Israel Israel

US Middle East envoy George Mitchell urges a swift return to peace talks as he begins meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Cairo dorm under swine flu quarantine

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Five more residents test positive for swine flu at a dormitory belonging to the American University in Cairo, Egypt.
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Hacker 'too fragile' to extradite

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 13:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British hacker who gained access to US military computers is renewing his fight against extradition to the US.
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CIA warns over terror documents

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 13:41

CIA chief Leon Panetta says releasing documents on al-Qaeda suspects' interrogation would gravely damage US security.
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Kidnap hope after Shia's handover

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 13:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An imprisoned Iraqi militant whose release has been demanded by the kidnappers of UK hostages is freed, officials say.
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Fiat dismisses Chrysler deadline

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 8:40
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

Fiat says it will go ahead with its deal to take 20% of Chrysler even if a Supreme Court ruling means it misses a 15 June deadline.
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Cable trips and monitor falls see home computer injuries soar

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 6:17
related places: Home

Home computer-related injuries have increased more than sevenfold, with children hurt most often, US research reveals.
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Mercy plea for held US reporters

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 1:23
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The families of two US journalists sentenced to 12 years' hard labour in North Korea plead for their release.
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Air France tail section recovered

Monday, June 8th 2009, 23:58

A Brazilian search team recovers a tail section of the Air France jet that crashed over the Atlantic, and more bodies are found.
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Bargaining power

Monday, June 8th 2009, 23:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Trial of US pair gives North Korea diplomatic leverage
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American dream

Monday, June 8th 2009, 23:03

Applications for US visas dry up after years of queues
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US banks submit funding plans

Monday, June 8th 2009, 21:51

Ten US banks ordered to raise extra funds have developed sufficient plans to strengthen their finances, the Fed says.
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US admits problems in Afghan raid

Monday, June 8th 2009, 21:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Pentagon admits problems with last month's air raids in Afghanistan, in the first official remarks on the incident.
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US court nominee fractures ankle

Monday, June 8th 2009, 18:19

Sonia Sotomayor, Barack Obama's nominee for the US Supreme Court, breaks her ankle after tripping at an airport.
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Court upholds US military gay ban

Monday, June 8th 2009, 18:00

The US Supreme Court decides not to hear an appeal from a soldier against his dismissal from the army for being openly gay.
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US seeks immediate Mid-East talks

Monday, June 8th 2009, 12:23
related countries: Israel Israel

Barack Obama wants immediate talks between the Palestinians and Israel, according to the US special envoy to the region.
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Obama 'concerned' for jailed reporters

Monday, June 8th 2009, 11:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US President Barack Obama says he is "deeply concerned" by North Korea's sentencing of two US journalists to hard labour.
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North Korea jails US journalists

Monday, June 8th 2009, 10:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean court sentences two US journalists convicted of entering the country illegally to 12 years' hard labour.
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North Korea jails US journalists

Monday, June 8th 2009, 10:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

A North Korean court sentences two US journalists convicted of entering the country illegally to 12 years' hard labour.
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US-backed bloc 'wins Lebanon poll'

Monday, June 8th 2009, 9:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Western

The leader of Lebanon's governing pro-Western coalition claims victory over the Hezbollah-led bloc in Sunday's election.
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Military spending sets new record

Monday, June 8th 2009, 9:00

Global military spending rose to new record of almost $1.5 trillion in 2008, despite the global recession, a peace institute says.
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China quarantines US mayor

Monday, June 8th 2009, 2:57
related places: Shanghai

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is held in a Shanghai hotel after a passenger on his flight falls ill with suspected swine flu.
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US contractors held over Iraq death

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 17:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi police arrest five Americans in connection with the killing of a fellow American last month, Iraqi officials say.
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Court asked to stop Chrysler sale

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 15:45
related places: Chrysler, Fiat, Indiana

A group of Indiana pension funds opposed to Chrysler's sale to Fiat files an emergency appeal with the US Supreme Court.
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US warns N Korea over terror list

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 13:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US is considering putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, Hillary Clinton says.
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Tourist in Australia clings on for ride of life

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 8:21
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

A teenaged American tourist says he spent two hours clinging to the side of a long-distance train as it sped across the Australian outback in the night.
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Fidel Castro dismisses spy 'tale'

Sunday, June 7th 2009, 4:32
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Washington

Cuban ex-leader Fidel Castro says US charges that a Washington couple spied for Cuba for 30 years are a "ridiculous tale".
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Shot abortion doctor buried in US

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 18:21
related places: Kansas, Wichita

Hundreds of mourners attend the funeral of murdered US abortion doctor George Tiller in the Kansas city of Wichita.
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Dead US man gets parking tickets

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 15:06
related places: New York

Officials in New York find the decomposing body of a man inside a van parked beneath a highway overpass, gathering parking tickets.
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No 'reward' for N Korea, US vows

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 14:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US will not reward North Korea's "extraordinarily provocative" recent actions, President Barack Obama says.
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'Motor City' in mourning for GM

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 11:00
related places: Detroit

As General Motors becomes the biggest industrial bankruptcy in the history of the US, Greg Wood assesses the impact on Detroit.
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Two charged as Cuban spies in US

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 5:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US charges a former government official and his wife with spying for Cuba over a 30-year period.
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US intelligence nominee withdraws

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 1:36

US President Barack Obama's choice for a top intelligence job withdraws following questions about his knowledge of CIA interrogations techniques
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Briton fined over Iraq oil scam

Saturday, June 6th 2009, 1:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A businessman avoids jail for his role in a scheme involving illegal payments to Saddam Hussein's regime.
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US president visits Nazi-era camp

Friday, June 5th 2009, 19:27
related countries: Germany Germany

US President Barack Obama tours the Nazi concentration camp in Buchenwald during his visit to Germany.
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US wildfire man sentenced to die

Friday, June 5th 2009, 18:44

A south Californian court sentences a man to death for murdering five firefighters by starting a 2006 forest blaze.
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Pace of US job cuts slows in May

Friday, June 5th 2009, 14:16
related places: May

US employers cut 345,000 jobs in May, the Labor Department said, far fewer than expected.
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