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Obama names new SEC boss

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 18:46

Barack Obama chooses Mary Schapiro to crack down on "greed and scheming" as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Rally demands Afghan supplies end

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 18:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato, Peshawar

Thousands in the Pakistani city of Peshawar demand an end to US air strikes and to supplies to Nato and the US in Afghanistan.
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Iraqi shoe-thrower 'apologises'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 16:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi journalist who threw shoes at US President George W Bush apologises to the Iraqi prime minister, a spokesman says.
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No 'disorderly' US car collapse

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 15:57
related places: Chrysler, Friday

President Bush will not allow a "disorderly collapse" of the stricken US car industry, a White House spokeswoman says.
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No need to wear a hat, and no problem eating late - medical myths debunked

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 11:35

That you can cure a hangover, lose most body heat through the head and will put on weight if eating late at night are among six myths rubbished by US researchers.
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Nasa set to launch 'CO2 hunter'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 11:12

The US space agency is planning to launch a satellite that can map where all the carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere.
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Doctors explain face transplant

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 5:12
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

Surgeons give details of the first almost-total face transplant performed in a 22-hour operation in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Blackwater 'could lose Iraq role'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 0:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Blackwater

Blackwater could lose its license to operate in Iraq, so the US must find other ways to protect its diplomats, a US report says.
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Stanford reviews series future

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 23:21

Sir Allen Stanford is to consider the future of the Super Series but pledges to continue working with the England and Wales Cricket Board.
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Overseas sales boost Nike profits

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 23:11

Three-month profits grow at the US sportswear company Nike, despite weak sales in its home market.
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US justice boss leaves fraud case

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 17:45

US Attorney General Michael Mukasey removes himself from $50bn (£33bn) Madoff fraud case, justice department says.
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Pound falls on signs of rate cuts

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 15:35

The dollar falls after the US Federal Reserve cut its key interest rate to the lowest among the developed economies.
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Morgan Stanley hit by big losses

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 15:34
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley announces a much larger than expected fourth quarterly loss of $2.19bn.
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Iraq MPs rage over shoe thrower

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 14:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

There are scenes of uproar in the Iraqi parliament as MPs discuss a journalist who threw shoes at the visiting US president.
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Barack Obama named Time magazine's 'Person of the Year'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 14:07

Time magazine gives its Person of the Year award to the US President-elect, Barack Obama.
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Obama named 'Person of the Year'

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 13:07

Time magazine gives its annual Person of the Year honour to the US President-elect, Barack Obama.
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Watchdog 'ignored' Madoff warning

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 6:40

The top US financial watchdog is to investigate why it failed to act on warnings about Bernard Madoff, dating back to 1999.
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Gambling tycoon to forfeit $300m

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 1:00

Internet gambling billionaire Anurag Dikshit pleads guilty to a federal offence in the US and agrees to forfeit $300m (£192m).
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First US face transplant complete

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 23:27
related places: Cleveland, Ohio

The first almost-total face transplant to be carried out in the US has been completed at a clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Ex-Guantanamo men home in Bosnia

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 21:31
related countries: Algeria Algeria, Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina

Three Algerian-born Guantanamo Bay detainees arrive in their adopted homeland of Bosnia, after a US judge ordered their release.
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US rates slashed to nearly zero

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 21:20

The US Federal Reserve slashes its key interest rate from 1% to a range of zero to 0.25% - the lowest since records began.
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Shoe thrower 'beaten in custody'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 18:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush has been beaten in custody, his brother tells the BBC.
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Taleban kill 'spies' over US raid

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 16:26
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The Taleban in Pakistan kill five men after a "trial" finds them guilty of helping to kill al-Qaeda leader Abu Laith al-Libi.
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US rate cut towards zero expected

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 16:21

Interest rate-setters are expected to cut rates from 1% and may say what other tools they now plan to use.
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Goldman Sachs reports huge loss

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 15:17

US financial giant Goldman Sachs reports a $2.12bn (£1.41bn) quarterly loss, its first since it went public in 1999.
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Watchdog queried over Madoff case

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 12:52

The US financial authorities are criticised for not detecting earlier the alleged $50bn fraud by US trader Bernard Madoff.
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Mexico drug gangs 'top US threat'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican traffickers pose the biggest organised crime threat to the US, controlling much of the drug market, a US report says.
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The 'long war'

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 11:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

On the frontline with US troops in Afghanistan
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Caroline Kennedy eyes Senate seat

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 10:42
related places: Senate

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the late president, aims to put her name forward as a replacement for Hillary Clinton in the US Senate.
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US anti-kidnap expert kidnapped

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 8:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A US anti-kidnapping expert who has helped release dozens of hostages is abducted by gunmen in Mexico.
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US drone 'kills two' in Pakistan

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 4:25
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Missiles fired from a US drone kill at least two people in north-west Pakistan, according to security officials.
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Obama picks Nobel man for Energy

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 1:17

Barack Obama names Nobel Prize winner Steven Chu as his energy secretary and tasks him with finding alternatives to fossil fuels.
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Banks hit worldwide by US 'fraud'

Monday, December 15th 2008, 23:09

Some of the world's biggest banks have revealed that they are victims of a US investment fund which lost $50bn (£33bn).
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Monday, December 15th 2008, 18:12
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Siemens

German industrial giant Siemens reaches a $1.3bn (£850m) settlement in Germany and the United States.
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US grapples with ice storm damage

Monday, December 15th 2008, 15:42

US power workers struggle to restore electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes in the north-east after ice storms.
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Bush hails Afghan 'hopeful gains'

Monday, December 15th 2008, 6:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

US President George W Bush speaks of "hopeful gains" in Afghanistan, as he makes his last visit before leaving office.
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Shoes thrown at Bush on Iraq trip

Monday, December 15th 2008, 1:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Bush's farewell visit to Iraq is marred by an incident in which two shoes are thrown at him during a news conference.
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Two banks exposed to '$50bn con'

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 22:12

Two major European-based banks say they have exposure worth billions of dollars to a US broker accused of a $50bn fraud.
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In pictures

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 15:45

The US north-east struggles after ice storm sweeps in
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Ice storm cripples north-east US

Sunday, December 14th 2008, 5:31

Up to one million people have been left without power in the north-eastern US after one of the worst ice storms in a decade.
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'Endgame' for US mission in Iraq

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 18:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates tells US troops in Iraq that their mission in the country is in its "endgame".
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Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 17:15

Some of the world's wealthiest investors are reported to be victims of an alleged $50bn fraud by US broker Bernard Madoff.
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Foes warned off 'testing' Obama

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 9:55

The US defence chief warns US opponents against trying to "test" Barack Obama with a crisis early on in his presidency.
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Saturday, December 13th 2008, 7:58
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, Somalia Somalia
related places: Gulf

A top US naval commander dampens hopes that piracy off Somalia can be tackled by attacking bases on land.
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White House considers auto rescue

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 5:10
related places: White House

The White House is considering using money earmarked to rescue the banking industry to bail out the country's carmakers.
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US hails Lisbon Guantanamo offer

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 2:09
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A senior US official describes as a "significant step" Portugal's offer to take in some of the inmates from Guantanamo Bay.
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Colombia hands 'drug lord' to US

Friday, December 12th 2008, 22:23

Colombia extradites Diego Montoya, allegedly one of the country's most powerful drugs lords, to the US to face trial.
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Forties heart-throb Johnson dies

Friday, December 12th 2008, 21:51
related places: Hollywood, Johnson, New York

US actor Van Johnson, a Hollywood heart-throb of the 1940s and 50s, dies at the age of 92 in a New York nursing home.
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Southern US hit by rare snowfall

Friday, December 12th 2008, 18:30
related places: Louisiana

The US states of Louisiana and Mississippi are hit by snow, as winter weather leaves thousands without power further north.
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Fraud charge for hedge fund boss

Friday, December 12th 2008, 17:46

A US hedge fund manager is arrested and charged with securities fraud, in one of the biggest fraud cases yet.
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Abu Ghraib blame for US officials

Friday, December 12th 2008, 17:28
related places: Bush

A US Senate report says Bush administration officials must share the blame for abuses at military detention camps.
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Dozens held in Pakistan crackdown

Friday, December 12th 2008, 14:29
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad, Delhi

Police in Pakistan arrest dozens of members of an Islamic charity the UN has blacklisted after the Mumbai attacks.
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Japan extends Afghan mission

Friday, December 12th 2008, 13:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Japan Japan

Japan's parliament has extended the country's controversial naval support for the US-led military operation in Afghanistan.
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California adopts emissions plan

Friday, December 12th 2008, 12:09
related places: California

Regulators in the US state of California adopt plans to help implement a law to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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Shares fall after bail-out fails

Friday, December 12th 2008, 11:54

Asian and European stock markets slide after the US Senate fails to agree a $14bn bail-out package for the US car industry.
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Iran cuts support for Iraq groups

Friday, December 12th 2008, 11:43
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

US and Iraqi officials say there are signs that Iran has reduced its support for militant Shia groups in Iraq.
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US car bail-out fails in Senate

Friday, December 12th 2008, 10:20
related places: Senate

A $14bn (£9.4bn) bail-out for the US car industry fails to get Senate support, raising fears of a possible industry collapse.
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50s pin-up queen Bettie Page dies

Friday, December 12th 2008, 10:06
related places: Los Angeles

Bettie Page, one of the most famous US pin-up models of the 1950s, has died in Los Angeles at the age of 85.
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US car bail-out fails in Senate

Friday, December 12th 2008, 5:24
related places: Republican

A $14bn (£9.4bn) US car industry bail-out package dies in the Senate after failing to get enough support in a procedural vote.
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US 'willing to lead climate push'

Friday, December 12th 2008, 2:23

The US is set to lead the world towards a new climate deal, John Kerry says, as Mexico says it will halve its emissions by 2050.
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US Senate mulls car bail-out bill

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 23:28
related places: Senate

Negotiations are going on in the US Senate to try to secure Republican backing for the $14bn US car industry bail-out bill.
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US bank giant plans 11% jobs cut

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 22:22
related places: America

Bank of America plans to cut up to 35,000 jobs over three years following completion of its takeover of Merrill Lynch.
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US to 'rethink' N Korea strategy

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 17:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: White House

The US is to reconsider its policy on North Korea, after the collapse of the latest round of six-party talks, says the White House.
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Pavin named US Ryder Cup captain

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 15:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Corey Pavin takes over the US Ryder Cup captaincy for the 2010 tournament at Celtic Manor in Wales.
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US details Afghan reinforcements

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US hopes to get three combat brigades into Afghanistan by the summer, Defence Secretary Robert Gates says.
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US House backs car industry plan

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 3:38
related places: Congress, White House

The US House of Representatives approves a $14bn (£9.4bn) auto bail-out, but the Senate could still hold up the bill.
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Obama picks environment nominees

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 1:13

US President-elect Barack Obama reveals his choices for the energy and environmental protection portfolios.
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US gets tough on Somali pirates

Thursday, December 11th 2008, 0:03
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US wants to get UN authority to pursue Somali pirates on land, UN diplomats say.
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'Day without a gay' protest in US

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 23:32

Campaigners urge US homosexuals to stay away from work for a day in protest at state bans on gay marriage.
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Obama calls on governor to quit

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 22:31

President-elect Barack Obama calls on Rod Blagojevich to quit after he is charged with trying to sell Mr Obama's Senate seat.
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US-led strikes kill Afghan police

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 11:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Six Afghan policemen and a civilian are killed in 'friendly-fire' air strikes in southern Zabul province, officials say.
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Four dead in San Diego jet crash

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 9:36
related places: San Diego

A US military F-18 fighter jet crashes into a residential neighbourhood of San Diego, killing four, officials say.
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Sex therapy

Wednesday, December 10th 2008, 8:00

US clinic treats addicted women
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Viewpoint

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 18:59

China and US must do better, says rights campaigner
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Nato reviews Afghan supply route

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Nato

Nato and the US explore options for supplies into Afghanistan after recent attacks on logistical depots in Pakistan.
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US mortgage boss denies any blame

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 15:55

US mortgage giant Fannie Mae did not cause the crisis in the housing market, its ex-boss tells a Congressional committee.
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Zimbabwe claims plot for invasion

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 15:38
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The UK and US are plotting a Zimbabwe invasion in the wake of the cholera outbreak, President Mugabe's spokesman says.
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Pakistan snubs India over arrests

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 12:15
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

Pakistan confirms the arrest of leading militants following the Mumbai attacks but says it will not hand them over to India.
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Deep problems in US, says OECD

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 10:53

The OECD says the US recession might get worse, while deep structural problems remain unresolved.
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Inside a sex clinic

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 7:17

The treatment given to US addicts
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White House cool on car bail-out

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 2:24
related places: Congress, White House

The White House gives a cool initial reaction to a plan by Democrats in Congress for a $15bn bail-out of US car firms.
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Three dead in San Diego jet crash

Tuesday, December 9th 2008, 0:58
related places: San Diego

A US military F-18 fighter jet crashes into a residential neighbourhood of San Diego, killing three, officials say.
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Caribbean presses Obama on Cuba

Monday, December 8th 2008, 23:51
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The leaders of a Caribbean regional trade bloc call on US president-elect Barak Obama to lift the decades old trade embargo against Cuba.
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Markets surge on stimulus hopes

Monday, December 8th 2008, 21:06
related places: Asia

Shares worldwide jump on hopes new economic stimulus plans in the US and elsewhere will boost the global economy.
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Blackwater guards 'used grenades'

Monday, December 8th 2008, 19:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad, Blackwater

Five employees of US security firm Blackwater indicted over the deaths of 17 Iraqis used grenades on civilians, prosecutors say.
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US media giant files for bankruptcy

Monday, December 8th 2008, 19:25
related places: Tribune

US media group Tribune, owner of the LA Times and Chicago Tribune, files for bankruptcy protection amid $13bn debts.
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Iran shuns US 'carrot-and-stick'

Monday, December 8th 2008, 17:18
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran tells Barack Obama to abandon the "failed" US carrot-and-stick approach to solving the atomic row with Tehran.
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Dow Chemical to slash 5,000 jobs

Monday, December 8th 2008, 15:26

US chemical firm Dow Chemical will cut 5,000 jobs and close 20 plants in an attempt to cut costs.
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Presence of Taleban 'spreading'

Monday, December 8th 2008, 10:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Taleban has a permanent presence in nearly 75% of Afghanistan, a report says, findings the government rejects.
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Asian stocks up on stimulus plans

Monday, December 8th 2008, 9:09

Asian shares jump on hopes new economic stimulus plans in the US and other countries will boost the global economy.
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Vietnam-born lawyer wins US poll

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 12:09
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Congress, Louisiana

Voters in the US state of Louisiana elect the first Vietnamese-American member of Congress.
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Healthy debate

Sunday, December 7th 2008, 8:23

Moves to reform US healthcare gain momentum
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Von Bulow dies after 28-year coma

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 23:13
related places: New York, Martha

US heiress Martha von Bulow, who has spent almost three decades in a coma, dies aged 76 in New York.
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'Progress' in US auto bail-out

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 16:27

Progress is made on a multi-million dollar bail-out deal for the three big US carmakers, the White House says, as weekend crisis talks continue.
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Obama vows rebuilt infrastructure

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 12:52

Barack Obama promises the biggest investment in US infrastructure since the highways were built in the 1950s.
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Has Obama made his first blunder?

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 11:41
related places: Bill

Justin Webb asks whether Bill and Hillary Clinton will damage the newly-minted team chosen by US President-elect Barack Obama.
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Guinea worm 'almost eradicated'

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 11:13
related countries: Guinea Guinea

Guinea worm may be eliminated within two years, former US president and anti-disease campaigner Jimmy Carter says.
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Concealed ID

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 8:03
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US reverses ban on Iraqi interpreters wearing masks
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Recession bites

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 0:40

The biggest US monthly job loss since 1974
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OJ Simpson given lengthy sentence

Saturday, December 6th 2008, 0:13
related places: Las Vegas, Vegas

Ex-US football star OJ Simpson is jailed for up to 33 years for robbing two sports memorabilia dealers at gunpoint.
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