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Armstrong opts to ride 2009 Tour

Monday, December 1st 2008, 21:02
related countries: France France

Lance Armstrong will attempt to win the Tour de France for an eighth time as the American cyclist confirms he will ride in the 2009 race.
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US recession 'began last year'

Monday, December 1st 2008, 18:32

The US recession began in December 2007, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.
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Rice starts Europe tour in London

Monday, December 1st 2008, 0:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is due in London for the start of a European tour, less than two months before she leaves her job.
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Space shuttle touches down safely

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 22:22
related places: California, Earth

Nasa's space shuttle Endeavour returns to Earth, landing at an air force base in California after an eventful mission.
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US holiday sales make solid start

Sunday, November 30th 2008, 14:24
related places: Thanksgiving

The US holiday shopping season gets off to an encouraging start, with sales on the day after Thanksgiving up 3% on last year.
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Civilian cost

Saturday, November 29th 2008, 0:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US military defends its air strikes in Afghanistan
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Medvedev in Cuba to improve ties

Friday, November 28th 2008, 17:00
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Russia Russia

Russian President Medvedev says Russian-Cuban ties are "especially intense", after meeting Cuban leader Raul Castro.
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White House web

Friday, November 28th 2008, 12:30

How Barack Obama will use the internet as US president
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World's oldest person dies at 115

Friday, November 28th 2008, 4:53

An American woman who was the world's oldest person for a year dies at the age of 115.
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Going, going

Friday, November 28th 2008, 1:06
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Vote

Vote on US troops shows Iraqi democracy at work
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Czech senators approve US shield

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 16:14
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Russia Russia

The Czech parliament's upper house backs US plans to build a missile defence radar base on Czech soil, despite Russian opposition.
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Pardon me

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 14:56

The dilemmas of US presidential reprieves
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Iraqi parliament backs US pullout

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 14:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi parliament approves a plan on the future of US forces in Iraq, paving the way for complete withdrawal by 2011.
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Man charged over newsreader death

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 14:48
related places: Arkansas

A man is charged with killing a female TV newsreader, who died after being beaten at home in the US state of Arkansas.
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Woman cleared of MySpace bullying

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 14:36

A US woman accused of using MySpace to drive a teenage girl to kill herself is cleared of cyber-bullying.
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Kabul bomb attack near US embassy

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 14:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

At least four civilians have been killed in a suicide bomb attack near the US embassy in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials say.
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Warning issued for NY subway plot

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 17:50
related places: New York

US federal authorities warn local police of a possible al-Qaeda plot to target New York's subway.
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Ex-Fed chief named Obama adviser

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 16:08

Barack Obama names former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker to chair a panel advising him on the economy.
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Big drop in US consumer spending

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 15:49

US consumer spending fell 1% in October, the largest decline since September 2001, in a further sign of the economic downturn.
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Iraq delays vote on US withdrawal

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 14:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi MPs delay a crucial vote on a plan to withdraw all US troops from the country by the end of 2011.
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Pakistan 'mulls US drone action'

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 11:43
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's PM says his government is 'considering options' to counter attacks by US drones inside its territory.
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Ready to fight

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 7:49

The US gun owners who will not give up their AK-47s
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Border control

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 4:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

US and Pakistan strategies on the Afghan frontier
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Gates 'to stay as Pentagon chief'

Wednesday, November 26th 2008, 0:26

US President-elect Barack Obama is to keep Robert Gates as defence secretary, according to US media reports.
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US Vatican abuse case to go ahead

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 22:03
related places: Vatican

A US federal appeals court rules that a lawsuit against the Vatican over claims it covered up decades of child sex abuse can go ahead.
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Obama vows to 'reform' US budget

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 17:49

US President-elect Barack Obama names more advisers and sets out measures to tackle the ailing economy.
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US Fed announces $800bn stimulus

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 17:36

The US Fed says it will inject another $800bn into the economy as it battles to stimulate lending and boost the economy.
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Growth figure points to US gloom

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 14:16

The US economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.5% from July to September, according to revised official data.
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Fake penis drug test accused found guilty

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 12:40

The makers of a prosthetic penis to help men cheat drugs tests plead guilty to two charges of conspiracy in the US.
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Jobs needed

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 9:59

Economic crisis hits the smallest US state hard
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Charity guilty of funding terror

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 9:53

A US Muslim charity and five of its ex-leaders are convicted in the largest terrorism financing trial since the 9/11 attacks.
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Citigroup deal helps Asian shares

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 9:01
related places: Asia

Stock markets in Asia see strong gains following the Citigroup bail-out and big rises in US and European shares.
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Obama pledges 'jolt' to economy

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 3:31
related places: President

President-elect Barack Obama promises the rapid implementation of measures to stimulate the ailing US economy.
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US TV anchor convicted of hacking

Tuesday, November 25th 2008, 0:35

An ex-TV news presenter who hacked into a rival's e-mail and leaked gossip is sentenced to six months house arrest.
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Citigroup shares jump on bail-out

Monday, November 24th 2008, 23:54

Shares in Citigroup jump almost 60% as investors welcomed the US government's rescue plan for the bank.
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Carter shocked by Zimbabwe crisis

Monday, November 24th 2008, 18:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Former US President Jimmy Carter, part of a delegation of world leaders, says Zimbabwe's crisis is far worse than expected.
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Obama names his US Treasury team

Monday, November 24th 2008, 17:46
related places: President

President-elect Barack Obama names his top economic advisers to oversee a huge stimulus package.
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Democrats eye huge economic boost

Monday, November 24th 2008, 4:14

Senior Democrats in the US Congress consider backing a huge stimulus plan to boost the flagging US economy.
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Citigroup seeks 'emergency cash'

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 15:54

Citigroup is in emergency talks with the US Treasury to gain extra funding amid uncertainty over its future, reports say.
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Doubts raised over Rauf 'death'

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 13:53
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A MP questions whether the government was warned about a US missile strike that reportedly killed a British terror suspect.
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Couple sue after nude photos on lost phone are posted on internet

Sunday, November 23rd 2008, 3:00
related places: McDonald

A US couple sue McDonald's for $3m (£2m) after nude photos of the woman, which were on her husband's mobile phone, ended up on the internet.
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Zimbabwe denies bar on Annan team

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 21:25
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe denies refusing entry to a team led by former UN chief Kofi Annan and ex-US president Jimmy Carter.
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Family shock at Florida web death

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 16:24
related places: Florida

The family of a US teenager who killed himself live online speak of their regret at how no-one stopped the suicide.
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Obama seeks to create 2.5m jobs

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 12:24

US President-elect Barack Obama says he wants an economic plan in place to create 2.5m new jobs over two years.
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Zimbabwe refuses Annan group visa

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 8:54
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Former UN head Kofi Annan and ex-US president Jimmy Carter cancel a visit to Zimbabwe after they are refused visas.
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'US missile strike' hits Pakistan

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 7:06
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five people are killed in a suspected US missile strike on a tribal district in north-west Pakistan, say security officials.
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Bush and Hu meet at Apec summit

Saturday, November 22nd 2008, 4:57
related countries: China China, Peru Peru
related places: Lima

US President George W Bush meets China's Hu Jintao, ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit dominated by the financial crisis.
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US shares up on 'Treasury choice'

Friday, November 21st 2008, 23:20
related places: President

US shares rise sharply on reports that President-elect Barack Obama has chosen his treasury secretary, reassuring investors.
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Citigroup plunges on uncertainty

Friday, November 21st 2008, 22:13
related places: Friday

Shares in Citigroup, one of the biggest banks in the US, fell on Friday amid uncertainty about the firm's future.
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Clinton 'will accept State post'

Friday, November 21st 2008, 21:29

Hillary Clinton will agree to serve as secretary of state under US President-elect Barack Obama, the New York Times reports.
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Conrad Black in jail plea to Bush

Friday, November 21st 2008, 20:12
related places: Bush

Ex-media tycoon Conrad Black is appealing to US President George W Bush for clemency over his prison sentence for fraud.
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US justice boss leaves hospital

Friday, November 21st 2008, 17:48

US attorney general Michael Mukasey leaves hospital to go back to work after collapsing while giving a speech.
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EU warns against car subsidy race

Friday, November 21st 2008, 15:30
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Eu

An EU commissioner tells France and Germany not to start a "subsidy race" with the US to save their car industries.
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US justice boss still in hospital

Friday, November 21st 2008, 14:54

US attorney general Michael Mukasey remains in hospital the day after he collapses while giving a speech, officials say.
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CIA accused over missionary death

Friday, November 21st 2008, 13:38
related countries: Peru Peru

A classified US report says the CIA withheld information after the shooting down of a missionary plane in Peru in 2001.
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US global dominance 'set to wane'

Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:38
related countries: China China, India India

US dominance is likely to weaken by 2025 as India and China grow stronger, a new Washington intelligence report says.
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Iraqis protest against troop deal

Friday, November 21st 2008, 11:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr stage protests in Baghdad against a deal to allow US troops to remain in Iraq.
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Lockerbie families claim victory

Friday, November 21st 2008, 9:22
related countries: Libya Libya

The families of US victims of the 1988 Lockerbie Pan Am bombing claim victory in their quest for justice.
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Obama 'set to offer Clinton job'

Friday, November 21st 2008, 9:03
related places: Clinton

US President-elect Barack Obama is "on track" to nominate Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, US media reports say.
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US judge orders Algerians freed

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 23:18

Five Algerians held at Guantanamo Bay for seven years must be freed, a US judge rules.
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No agreement for US car bail-out

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 22:30

US carmakers are given a deadline to produce a viable recovery plan if they want a $25bn government bail-out.
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US convicts Syrian arms dealer

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 20:33
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Syria Syria

A Syrian-born arms dealer is convicted by a US court of conspiring to sell weapons to left-wing Colombian rebels.
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US warned of China 'cyber-spying'

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 18:54
related countries: China China
related places: Congress

China has increased computer espionage attacks on US government and business interests, Congress is warned.
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Green ally to head US energy panel

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 16:53

US Congressman Henry Waxman, seen as a keen backer of measures to tackle global warming, is to chair the House of Representatives energy committee.
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Kosher crisis

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 14:06

Why US shops are running short of kosher meat
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Bush attacked over wildlife plan

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 12:53

US environmentalists accuse President Bush of trying to rush through changes to the Endangered Species Act.
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McCain cheerleader 'Joe the Plumber' lands book deal

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 12:48
related places: Joe

The man who shot to fame in the US presidential election as "Joe the Plumber" signs a book deal.
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US share drop prompts Asia fall

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 11:14
related places: New York

Asian markets plummet after New York's main share index slumps to its lowest level in five years, amid recession fears.
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Cyber-bullying trial opens in US

Thursday, November 20th 2008, 8:27

A US woman goes on trial accused of using a fake online personality to bully a 13-year-old girl who later killed herself.
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US shares plunge to five-year low

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 23:33
related places: Wall Street

Wall Street plunges more than 5% on Wednesday to its lowest level in over five years on rising economic worries.
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Obama 'plans Daschle health post'

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 22:54
related places: Health

Barack Obama will appoint Tom Daschle as health and human services secretary, US media report.
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US consumer prices in record fall

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 22:30

US consumer prices dropped by a record 1% in October, sending Wall Street and European markets lower on renewed recession fears.
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Mammoth's genome pieced together

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 18:34
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Siberia

A US-Russian team announces that it has sequenced most of the genome of a woolly mammoth found in Siberia.
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Al-Qaeda vows to hurt Obama's US

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 16:59

Al-Qaeda deputy head Ayman al-Zawahri attacks US President-elect Barack Obama in a new audio message.
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'Five killed' in Pakistan attack

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 13:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A missile fired by a suspected US drone kills at least five people in north-western Pakistan, officials and locals say.
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Cheney charged over jail 'abuses'

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 10:49
related places: Texas

A Texas grand jury indicts US Vice-President Dick Cheney for "organised criminal activity" related to the alleged abuse of inmates in private prisons.
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US car companies seek $25bn aid

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 1:33
related places: Chrysler, Congress, Ford

The bosses of the three biggest US carmakers, Ford, GM and Chrysler, ask Congress for a $25bn bail-out.
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Iraq leader defends US troop deal

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 22:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki defends a deal on the presence of US forces in Iraq, saying it preserves Iraqi sovereignty.
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US to help China with food safety

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 22:36
related countries: China China

The Chinese government allows the US to station officials in three cities to help ensure the safety of Chinese food products for export.
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Obama vows climate 'engagement'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 19:18

US President-elect Barack Obama promises to "engage vigorously" on climate change, ahead of a major UN summit.
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US 'cyber-bullying' case begins

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 18:30

Jury selection begins in the trial of a US woman accused of using MySpace to bully a 13-year-old girl who later killed herself.
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Clash over $700bn bank bail-out

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 17:23
related places: Paulson

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke defend the $700bn bank bail-out plan.
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Hijacked oil tanker nears Somalia

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 11:49
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia, Somalia Somalia

A giant Saudi oil tanker seized by pirates in the Indian Ocean is nearing the coast of Somalia, the US Navy says.
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Terror suspect 'unfit for trial'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 10:50
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani scientist accused of having links to al-Qaeda is mentally unfit to stand trial, according to US psychiatrists.
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Ford set to sell 20% Mazda stake

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 9:24
related countries: Japan Japan

Troubled US carmaker Ford Motor is selling a 20% stake in Japan's carmaker Mazda Motor, the Japanese company has said.
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Pirates capture Saudi oil tanker

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 1:29
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Somali pirates seize a giant Saudi oil tanker off the Kenyan coast and are steering it towards Somalia, the US Navy says.
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Obama vows to 'work with' McCain

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 0:09
related places: McCain

In their first meeting since the US election, the president-elect and his vanquished rival vow to work together.
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China arms sales scientist guilty

Monday, November 17th 2008, 23:17
related countries: China China

A US scientist pleads guilty to selling rocket technology to China in breach of US arms control laws.
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Citigroup job cull to hit 75,000

Monday, November 17th 2008, 20:43

US bank Citigroup announces plans for about 52,000 new job cuts, on top of 23,000 cuts already made this year.
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Iraqi voices

Monday, November 17th 2008, 16:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Views on the recently struck deal on US troops
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'Painful' US-Libya era nears end

Monday, November 17th 2008, 14:33
related countries: Libya Libya

President Bush says a "painful chapter" in US-Libyan ties is almost over after Libya makes a payment to terror attack victims.
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Citigroup set to cut 75,000 jobs

Monday, November 17th 2008, 13:43

US bank Citigroup announces plans for up to 75,000 job cuts, up from a previously announced total of 23,000.
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'Talking story' in Hawaii

Monday, November 17th 2008, 13:15

Christine Finn discovers just how much Hawaii has changed since it became the 50th US state half a century ago.
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Obama 'could stop using e-mail'

Monday, November 17th 2008, 11:47
related places: White House

Aides to US President-elect Barack Obama say it is unlikely he will use e-mail in the White House because of concerns over transparency laws.
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Obama 'to rebuild moral stature'

Monday, November 17th 2008, 2:58

US President-elect Barack Obama vows to rebuild his country's "moral stature" in his first TV interview since the election.
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Iraq cabinet backs US troops deal

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 21:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi cabinet approves a security pact with the US, which foresees a US troop withdrawal by the end of 2011.
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Troops pact

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 19:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq security deal raises hopes of US withdrawal
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Summit pledge to 'restore growth'

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 2:19

Global leaders at the G20 financial summit in Washington pledge to work together to restore global growth.
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Russia 'pinning hopes on Obama'

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 2:15
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev hopes US President-elect Barack Obama will help rebuild strained mutual relations.
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Out in the cold

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 0:31
related places: Uncertain

Uncertain times for US Religious Right as Obama moves in
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