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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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Obama and Merkel vow peace push

Friday, June 5th 2009, 13:16
related countries: Germany Germany

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel vow to "redouble" efforts on the Middle East, at talks in Dresden.
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US scuba man jailed for bride's death

Friday, June 5th 2009, 6:37
related countries: Australia Australia

A US man whose wife died on a scuba honeymoon in Australia is jailed after pleading guilty to manslaughter.
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Cuba welcomes OAS vote result

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 22:05
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba's parliament speaker Ricardo Alarcon praises a decision by the Organisation of American States to lift the 1962 ban on Cuban membership.
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Fraud charge for Countrywide boss

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 21:10

The founder of Countrywide Financial, at the centre of the US sub-prime mortgage crisis, is charged with fraud.
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Obama's Mid-East balancing act

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 17:18

As the US president prepares to give a speech on the future of US relations with the Muslim world, Christian Fraiser considers the difficulties the president faces if he tries to please everyone.
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Obama reaches out to Muslim world

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 16:52
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Barack Obama calls for a new beginning in US relations with the Muslim world in a keynote speech in Egypt.
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Spain awarded shipwreck treasure

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 16:39
related countries: Spain Spain

A deep sea treasure-hunting firm is ordered by a US judge to hand a haul of coins to the Spanish government.
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US Afghan troops 'not permanent'

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 14:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The United States has no intention of keeping a permanent military presence in Afghanistan, President Obama says.
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Kenya anger as US cancels flights

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:50
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya protests to the US over its abrupt move to cancel new commercial flights, apparently amid security concerns.
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Barack Obama begins key Egypt speech

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:11
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

US President Barack Obama begins a major speech on US-Muslim relations on the second leg of his Mid-East tour.
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OAS lifts Cuba's long suspension

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 10:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Organization of American States votes to lift Cuba's suspension, paving the way for it to rejoin the regional body after a half-century of exclusion.
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US envoy urges more aid for Swat

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 9:40
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Swat

US envoy Richard Holbrooke calls for more aid from European and Muslim nations for refugees in north-west Pakistan.
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US journalists on trial in N Korea

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 9:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Two US journalists are thought to have gone on trial in North Korea, accused of "hostile acts" and illegally entering the country.
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US state passes gay marriage

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 21:52

The governor of New Hampshire signs legislation making the US state the sixth to allow same-sex marriage.
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US Capitol unveils Reagan statue

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 19:49
related places: Reagan, Nancy

A statue of the late US president Ronald Reagan is unveiled at the US Capitol building by his widow Nancy.
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Robinson takes home Orange Prize

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 18:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Home

American writer Marilynne Robinson wins Britain's Orange Prize for Fiction for her novel Home.
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'Bin Laden' tape denounces Obama

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 17:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A taped message purportedly by al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden accuses Barack Obama of fuelling hatred of the US in Pakistan.
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US 'admits Afghan raid mistakes'

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 16:45
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: May

A US inquiry finds mistakes were made when US planes bombed suspected Taliban positions in Afghanistan in May, officials say.
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New US aid for Pakistan displaced

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 15:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

President Obama's envoy says the US Congress has been asked for an additional $200m to help displaced people in Pakistan.
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Obama opens key Mid-East mission

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 15:39

President Barack Obama arrives in the Middle East on a visit aimed at increasing US engagement with the Islamic world.
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US in nuclear disclosure blunder

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 8:27

A document listing confidential US nuclear information is withdrawn after being wrongly posted on a government website.
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Obama embarks on Mid-East mission

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 3:03

President Barack Obama heads to the Middle East on a visit aimed at increasing US engagement with the Islamic world.
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Yemeni in Guantanamo suicide

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 2:08
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Yemeni inmate dies in an apparent suicide at the US Guantanamo Bay detention facility, the US military says.
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US faces summit pressure on Cuba

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009, 0:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Honduras Honduras

The US comes under strong pressure over its policy towards Cuba at the annual Americas Summit, in Honduras.
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Man charged in US doctor killing

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 21:11
related places: Kansas

A man is charged with the murder of a prominent abortion doctor shot dead during a church service in Kansas in the US.
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US invites Iran to 4 July events

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 20:53
related countries: Iran Iran

The US is to invite Iranian diplomats to Independence Day events at embassies worldwide for the first time since 1980.
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Ford market share grows in the US

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 20:08
related places: May, Ford

Ford, the only big US car makers not to have gone bankrupt, reports its market share in May was the highest since 2006.
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Contrite US tourist returns medieval Jerusalem stone

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 18:45
related places: Jerusalem

An US man returns 21-kg chunk of medieval pillar that he took from Jerusalem's Old City 12 years ago.
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Can Obama improve ties with Muslims?

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 9:54
related countries: Egypt Egypt

President Obama has called for a new beginning in US relations with the Muslim world. Is this achievable?
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Former US first lady 'still sees late husband Ronald and they talk'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 9:48
related places: Ronald

The former US first lady says she still "sees" her husband Ronald, and has conversations with him, she tells a US magazine.
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Guantanamo files 'must be public'

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 9:33

A US judge orders the release of unclassified evidence relating to more than 100 Guantanamo Bay detainees.
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Obama hopeful on Mid-East peace

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 5:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

President Barack Obama tells the BBC he believes the US can get serious Middle East peace negotiations back on track.
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Obama wants Queen at D-Day event

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009, 2:04
related countries: France France
related places: Queen

US President Barack Obama is trying to secure an invitation for the Queen to attend official D-Day commemorations in France on Saturday.
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Markets up on good economic news

Monday, June 1st 2009, 21:18
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Encouraging economic data from China, the US and the UK sends stock markets rising around the world.
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GM in bankruptcy protection move

Monday, June 1st 2009, 17:43

Car giant General Motors files for bankruptcy protection, the biggest industrial failure in US corporate history.
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Man quizzed over US doctor death

Monday, June 1st 2009, 17:02
related places: Kansas

Police in the US state of Kansas continue to question a man held in connection with the killing of a prominent abortion doctor.
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US abortion doctor is shot dead

Monday, June 1st 2009, 13:48
related places: Kansas

Controversial US abortion doctor George Tiller has been shot and killed at a church in his home state of Kansas.
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Fiat to acquire Chrysler assets

Monday, June 1st 2009, 13:00
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

US car group Chrysler secures court approval for a consortium led by Italy's Fiat to take over its assets.
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US deaths in Iraq rise sharply

Monday, June 1st 2009, 10:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: May

US military confirms 24 service personnel were killed in Iraq in May, the highest total since September 2008.
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GM ready to file for bankruptcy

Monday, June 1st 2009, 10:09

Car giant General Motors is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection, the biggest industrial failure in US corporate history.
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Geithner assures China investors

Monday, June 1st 2009, 9:23
related countries: China China

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner tells China's government its huge investments in the US are "very safe".
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Cuba accepts US migration talks

Monday, June 1st 2009, 6:08
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Havana, Washington

Havana agrees to resume talks with Washington on immigration by Cubans to the US, the state department says.
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Wind revolution

Monday, June 1st 2009, 0:34

US high plains could power coastal populations
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Obama meets pre-election pledge: taking Michelle to Broadway

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 6:28
related places: New York, Broadway

US President Barack Obama flies First Lady Michelle to New York for a date, fulfilling a promise made on the campaign trail.
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Reporter Saberi returns to Fargo

Sunday, May 31st 2009, 5:18
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Fargo

Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi finally makes it home to Fargo a fortnight after her release from jail in Iran.
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Harry goes to Harlem on US visit

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 20:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York, Harlem

The UK's Prince Harry visits a children's centre in Harlem on the final day of his official visit to New York.
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US man fined in Israeli spy case

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 8:51
related countries: Israel Israel

An elderly former employee of the US army is fined, but spared jail, for passing classified documents to Israel in the 1980s.
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Germany picks Magna to save Opel

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 7:54
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Magna

Canadian firm Magna agrees a deal to take over the Opel wing of US carmaker GM, which is soon expected to file for bankruptcy.
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US 'opposes' nuclear North Korea

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 6:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US "will not accept" a nuclear-armed North Korea, the country's defence secretary tells an Asian security conference.
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In pictures

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 5:40

US talk show king Jay Leno leaves after 17 years
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N Korea 'planning more missiles'

Friday, May 29th 2009, 21:20
related countries: North Korea North Korea

US officials say they have spotted signs of activity at a site used by North Korea for a long-range missile launch.
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Phil Spector jailed for 19 years

Friday, May 29th 2009, 19:35

US music producer Phil Spector is given a sentence of at least 19 years in prison for murdering an actress in 2003.
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US launches cyber security plan

Friday, May 29th 2009, 17:35

President Obama unveils plans for a US cyber security tsar, saying digital infrastructure is a "strategic national asset".
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Russia opens WMD disposal plant

Friday, May 29th 2009, 14:35
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Siberia

A partly US-funded factory opens in Siberia to decommission vast stocks of chemical weapons held by Russia.
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Obama test

Friday, May 29th 2009, 13:15

Can the new US president deliver on the Middle East?
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US spelling champion's far from "Laodicean" race to victory

Friday, May 29th 2009, 11:17

An "un-Laodicean" performance wins 13-year-old Kavya Shivashankar the title of US spelling champion 2009.
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Iran blames US over mosque bomb

Friday, May 29th 2009, 9:27
related countries: Iran Iran

A provincial official in Iran says the US was behind the bombing of a mosque that killed at least 19 people.
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Major quake strikes off Honduras

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 22:09
related countries: Honduras Honduras

A powerful earthquake strikes off the coast of Honduras, killing at least five people and sending shock waves across the region.
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US begins GM bankruptcy planning

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 22:01

General Motors and the US Treasury improve an offer to GM's bondholders, as they prepare for bankruptcy protection.
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US to host next G20 world meeting

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 18:17
related places: White House

The White House confirms that the US will host the next G20 summit of world leaders in September.
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High stakes

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 15:47

The key issues behind US-Palestinian talks
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