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Legacy of distrust

Friday, September 26th 2008, 9:41

Experts discuss how to restore US's damaged image
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Southern comfort

Friday, September 26th 2008, 8:42

How food and politics merge in the US South
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India-US in last nuclear push

Friday, September 26th 2008, 4:12
related countries: India India

Indian PM Manmohan Singh meets George Bush amid frantic efforts to win US Congressional support for a civilian nuclear deal.
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US Congress 'agrees bail-out deal'

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 22:36
related places: Wall Street

Both parties in the US Congress have reached agreement on a $700bn bail-out plan for Wall Street, a leading senator says.
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Shots fired in US-Pakistan clash

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 22:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US military says its troops have exchanged gunfire with Pakistani forces across the border with Afghanistan.
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US rivals in economy crisis talks

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 16:40
related places: Congress

The White House hopefuls are to meet George Bush for crisis talks, as progress is reportedly made on a $700bn bail-out deal.
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Insider account

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 10:27
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Reporter tells of 'year of abuse' in US Afghan base
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Guantanamo lawyer steps down

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:38

A US military prosecutor at Guantanamo Bay has resigned over what defence lawyers say is a row over ethical concerns.
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US rivals at odds on debate delay

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:22

Disagreement emerges between the US presidential rivals over whether to delay a TV debate in light of the economic crisis.
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Mid-East Quartet 'has lost grip'

Thursday, September 25th 2008, 9:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Twenty-one aid agencies accuse Russia, the US, the EU and the UN of doing too little to bring peace to the Middle East.
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Liberian ex-leader's son on trial

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 22:36
related countries: Liberia Liberia

The son of former Liberian leader Charles Taylor goes on trial in the US, accused of torture.
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US Fed chief urges bail-out action

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 19:38
related places: Congress

The head of the US Federal Reserve urges Congress to "act quickly" to support a $700bn bail-out plan for financial markets.
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Pakistan recovers 'US spy drone'

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 15:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The Pakistani army says it is investigating the wreckage of a suspected US spy plane found near the Afghan border.
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Key finance firms 'probed by FBI'

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 9:41

The FBI begins a probe into four major US financial institutions caught up in the current financial crisis, reports say.
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US panel backs India nuclear deal

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 5:27
related countries: India India

The Foreign Relations Committee of the US Senate votes in favour of the India-US civil nuclear deal.
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Palin meets world leaders at UN

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 2:03

US Republican running-mate Sarah Palin meets world leaders for the first time in a crash course in foreign policy.
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Congress cool after bail-out plea

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 0:08
related places: Senate

US lawmakers voice stiff opposition to a planned bail-out of the US banking system, after a five-hour Senate hearing.
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Buffett's firm invests in Goldman

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 23:48

Berkshire Hathaway, the firm owned by US investment guru Warren Buffett, buys $5bn worth of Goldman Sachs shares.
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US court halts Georgia execution

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 22:06
related countries: Georgia Georgia

The US Supreme Court grants a last-minute stay of execution to Georgia inmate Troy Davis, amid pleas from campaigners.
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Paulson urges speedy bailout

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 20:13
related places: Congress

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson urges Congress not to delay a $700bn bail-out of the country's banking system.
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US unable to spare Afghan troops

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Pentagon says that a call for three extra combat brigades to go to Afghanistan cannot be met before spring 2009.
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US stocks rise on bail-out hopes

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 14:55
related places: Wall Street, Asia

Leading US shares rise in early trade, ahead of comments from US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson on the $700bn bail-out.
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An upside-down world as David Blaine embarks on latest stunt

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 9:17

US illusionist David Blaine begins his latest endurance challenge - hanging upside down for almost three days.
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Family visits for Bagram inmates

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 8:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram, Kabul

Detainees in US custody at the Bagram air base near Kabul are being visited by relatives for the first time.
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US bail-out plan provokes doubts

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 22:30

Doubts over the US $700bn financial bail-out package emerge from both Democrats and Republicans.
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Azinger backs beaten rival Faldo

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 21:53

Victorious US Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger says the "pounding" beaten European rival Nick Faldo will receive is undeserved.
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US pledge after Marriott attack

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 20:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US says it will step up efforts with Pakistan to fight extremism after a devastating attack on the Islamabad Marriott hotel.
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Attention on Asia

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 18:09
related places: Asia

Report calls for next US leaders to refocus on Asia
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Westwood points finger at Azinger

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:14
related places: Valhalla

Lee Westwood blames United States captain Paul Azinger for the "shameful" behaviour of some of the crowd at the Ryder Cup in Valhalla.
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Pakistan troops 'repel US raid'

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 15:05
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistani troops fire shots into the air to stop US helicopters crossing the border from Afghanistan, local officials say.
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Packed agenda

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 12:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Market

Georgia and Sudan focus minds ahead of UN assembly
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US banks make shock status switch

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 11:04

The last two major US investment banks change their status, in a bid to survive the ongoing upheaval in the financial sector.
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US hopefuls focus on debate clash

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 11:00

The US presidential candidates start intensive preparations for their first televised debate clash, on foreign policy, amid continued concern over the US economy.
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Russian 'arms dealer' trial opens

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 9:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

An extradition hearing opens in Bangkok to decide if alleged arms dealer Viktor Bout should be sent to the US for trial
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Jubilant Azinger praises US crowd

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 22:10

US captain Paul Azinger says the passionate home support was the key factor behind his team's Ryder Cup triumph.
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US secure emphatic Ryder Cup win

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 21:19
related places: Kentucky

The United States claim their first Ryder Cup win since 1999 with a crushing 16½-11½ victory over Europe.
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Live text - Ryder Cup

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 14:24

Europe need to launch a dramatic fightback if they are to prevent the United States regaining the Ryder Cup.
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Administrators of Lehman seek $8bn

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 13:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Lehman

The European administrators of Lehman Brothers file a court order in NY demanding $8bn is returned from Lehman US to London.
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Bush defends US debt rescue plan

Sunday, September 21st 2008, 11:16

US President George W Bush defends a rescue package to tackle the worst financial markets crisis for decades.
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US lead Europe after dramatic day

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 23:18
related places: Valhalla

The United States will take a 9-7 lead over Europe into the Ryder Cup singles after a thrilling second day at Valhalla.
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Drummer Barker injured in crash

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 15:56

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is seriously injured in a plane crash in South Carolina, in the US, that killed four people.
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Live text - Ryder Cup

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 10:59
related places: Valhalla

Europe are battling for vital points as the second day of the Ryder Cup reaches its conclusion.
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US debt rescue plan takes shape

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 7:37

Details emerge of a US plan to rescue the country's financial system, with an $800bn fund to bail out its mortgage market.
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Oud awakening

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 6:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi musician and new US citizen gets ready to vote
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Oud awakening

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 4:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi musician and new US citizen gets ready to vote
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Bush hails financial rescue plan

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 4:35

President Bush promises "unprecedented action" to tackle the financial crisis, with a fund reportedly worth up to $800bn.
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Money race

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 2:53

Who has the cash advantage in the US election?
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Money race

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 1:46

Who has the cash advantage in the US election?
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'China repression grows', says US

Saturday, September 20th 2008, 0:33
related countries: China China

The repression of religious freedom in some parts of China has intensified over the past year, a US report says.
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US surge clear as Europe struggle

Friday, September 19th 2008, 23:32
related places: Valhalla, Kentucky

The United States will take a 5½-2½ lead into day two of the 37th Ryder Cup after dominating Europe on the opening day in Valhalla, Kentucky.
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Shares surge on US bail-out plan

Friday, September 19th 2008, 21:38

Shares on Wall Street follow European and Asian markets higher as confidence is boosted by a US government plan to free US banks from bad debt.
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US hit back to snatch Ryder lead

Friday, September 19th 2008, 17:14
related places: Friday

The United States make their best start to a Ryder Cup for 17 years thanks to a stunning comeback in the opening foursomes in Valhalla.
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McCain criticises bank assistance

Friday, September 19th 2008, 16:53

US Republican presidential candidate John McCain says he is against state bail-outs for banks and financial companies.
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US air raid kills Iraq civilians

Friday, September 19th 2008, 16:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Tikrit

The US military says seven people, including three women have been killed in an air strike near Tikrit.
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Live text - Ryder Cup

Friday, September 19th 2008, 10:39
related places: Valhalla

The United States surge into a 5-2 lead after seven of Friday's eight matches at the Ryder Cup in Valhalla.
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Palin e-mail hack details emerge

Friday, September 19th 2008, 9:53

Online data sources may have aided an attack on an e-mail account of US Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
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US rescue plan boosts markets

Friday, September 19th 2008, 9:50

Asian markets react positively after US officials say they will hammer out plans to ease the financial crisis.
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Stressed plants 'produce aspirin'

Friday, September 19th 2008, 4:54
related places: Plants

Plants facing extreme temperatures or drought protect themselves by producing their own aspirin, US research says.
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US pledges financial rescue plan

Friday, September 19th 2008, 3:26

US officials say they will hammer out a "comprehensive" plan to try to ease what has become a global financial crisis.
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Ethiopian needy 'not getting aid'

Friday, September 19th 2008, 1:29
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, Somalia Somalia

Food aid is not getting to Ethiopia's Somali region quickly enough, the US says.
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Rice criticises 'isolated' Russia

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 21:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's "aggressive" attitude at home and abroad risks leaving the country "isolated and irrelevant", the US secretary of state warns.
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How a person's politics may reflect their psychology

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 19:45

A person's political views may be an expression of their innate psychological makeup, research in the US suggests.
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Gates backs Afghan border strikes

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 19:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

US defence chief Robert Gates defends US air strikes across the Afghan border into Pakistan.
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Suspects held over Yemen blasts

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 15:30
related countries: Yemen Yemen

At least 25 suspected militants are arrested in Yemen following an attack on the US embassy that killed 16 people.
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US soldier jailed over Iraq death

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 14:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An US military court finds a soldier guilty of conspiracy to murder over the 2007 killing of four bound and blindfolded Iraqis.
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US judge rejects town's 'no saggy jeans' law

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 11:28
related places: Florida

A law in a Florida town banning sagging jeans that expose underwear is unconstitutional, a judge has decided.
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Hackers infiltrate Palin's e-mail

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 10:55

Hackers break in to the personal e-mail account of US Republican vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
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Pakistan 'not told' of US strike

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 10:21
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it was not warned about a suspected US missile strike on its territory, which it calls "counter-productive".
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Giuliani to advise India drug firm

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 8:40
related countries: India India

Ex-New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is to advise Indian drug firm Ranbaxy after a ban on some of its products in the US.
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US helicopter troops die in Iraq

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 3:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US military helicopter crashes near Basra in southern Iraq, killing seven American soldiers, the military says.
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Turmoil sends US stocks tumbling

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 1:09

US shares plummet to three-year low on fears the bailout of insurance giant AIG will not be enough to lift the gloom engulfing the financial world.
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Iraq PM questions US troop deal

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 23:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's prime minister says a deal on the future of US forces in Iraq is facing "serious and dangerous" obstacles.
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Scores held in global drug bust

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 22:09
related countries: Italy Italy, Mexico Mexico

Police in four countries arrest about 200 people over an alleged trans-Atlantic drug-trafficking operation.
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US troops face Iraq murder charge

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 19:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Three US soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder over the deaths of four Iraqis, American army prosecutors say.
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Blasts rock US embassy in Yemen

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 18:38
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

At least 16 people are killed in a car bomb attack on the US embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, officials say.
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US rivals clash on banking crisis

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 17:26

US presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain lay out their plans to deal with the economic crisis.
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'US drone' kills five in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 16:49
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five people die in a suspected US drone attack in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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'US raid' kills five in Pakistan

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 15:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

At least five people die when a US drone attacks a village in north-west Pakistan, local officials say.
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US government rescues insurer AIG

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 11:23

The US Federal Reserve sets out an $85bn rescue package for AIG, the country's biggest insurance firm, in a bid to prevent financial meltdown.
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US 'must cut' Afghan casualties

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 11:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

The US must do more to limit civilian casualties in Afghanistan, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says in Kabul.
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US commander holds Pakistan talks

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 10:32
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: America

America's top military commander, Adm Michael Mullen, meets Pakistani officials "to defuse tension" on the Afghan border.
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US heartland

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 10:21

Are small towns about community or individualism?
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Afghan blast kills US-led troops

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 7:16
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Four US-led soldiers and an Afghan national are killed in a bomb blast in east Afghanistan, the coalition forces say.
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US bans key Indian drug imports

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 5:57
related countries: India India

The US FDA says it has banned the import of more than 30 generic drugs made by Indian drug firm Ranbaxy.
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House backs fresh US oil drilling

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 5:14

The US Congress approves legislation which will lift a 27-year-old moratorium on drilling for oil in US coastal waters.
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Next mission

Wednesday, September 17th 2008, 4:35
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

After Iraq, US general takes on Afghan challenge
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US leaves rates unchanged at 2%

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 22:23

The US central bank opts to leave interest rates unchanged at 2%, rejecting calls for a cut, despite recent market volatility.
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Stocks volatile amid uncertainty

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 20:57
related places: Major

Stock markets are volatile throughout Tuesday after key US investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy protection.
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Pakistan in border warning to US

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 16:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's army says incursions by US troops across the border from Afghanistan will not be tolerated.
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Odierno warning on Iraq security

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 11:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The new US military commander in Iraq, Lt Gen Ray Odierno, says recent security gains there are "fragile and reversible".
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Petraeus hands over Iraq command

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 9:57
related countries: Iraq Iraq

General David Petraeus, the outgoing US military commander in Iraq, hands over control to Lt Gen Raymond Odierno.
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EU scrutinises Yahoo-Google deal

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 9:45

The European Competition Commission joins its US counterparts in ensuring the deal is within antitrust laws.
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Global market turmoil continues

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 7:23

Major global stock markets extend losses in the aftermath of the demise of top US investment bank Lehman Brothers
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Jury urged to 'unmask' OJ Simpson

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 5:45

The robbery trial of ex-US football star OJ Simpson opens in Las Vegas - 13 years after his acquittal for murder.
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US and EU keep Zimbabwe sanctions

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 0:33
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US and the EU will not immediately end sanctions against Zimbabwe, despite its historic power-sharing deal.
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Faldo fired up for Ryder defence

Monday, September 15th 2008, 23:04
related places: Kentucky, Friday

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo predicts an "electrifying" week as his side arrive in the United States ahead of the contest starting on Friday.
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Uncertainty ahead of US rate move

Monday, September 15th 2008, 22:50

Turmoil after Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy raises uncertainty over what direction US interest rates will head.
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Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy

Monday, September 15th 2008, 19:21

Top US investment bank Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy protection, sending shockwaves through markets.
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US rivals react to economic woes

Monday, September 15th 2008, 15:44
related places: Wall Street

US presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama react to the turmoil on Wall Street, calling for better industry regulation.
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US market joins global share fall

Monday, September 15th 2008, 15:01

Central banks inject billions into European markets as share prices tumble following the collapse of US giant Lehman Brothers.
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