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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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US hits target with missile test

Friday, December 5th 2008, 22:56

The United States successfully test the missile defence system designed to intercept long-range ballistic missile attacks.
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US court reviews enemy combatant

Friday, December 5th 2008, 22:49

The US Supreme Court agrees to rule on whether a man suspected of terrorism can be held in prison indefinitely by the government without being charged.
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US job losses surge in November

Friday, December 5th 2008, 22:43

US unemployment rose by 533,000 in November, official figures show, the biggest one-month rise since 1974.
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Can US economic crisis be solved?

Friday, December 5th 2008, 18:51

The latest US jobless rate loss has risen to a 15-year high, figures reveal. Are you worried about your job?
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'Subtle shift' to US role in Iraq

Friday, December 5th 2008, 15:38
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military leader in Iraq announces changes to operating procedures, following a deal with the Iraqi government.
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White House to Preston Hollow - is this the Bushes' new home?

Friday, December 5th 2008, 13:10
related places: Dallas, Laura, Bushes, White House, Preston Hollow

Outgoing US President George W Bush and wife Laura have bought a home in a wealthy part of Dallas to live in after the White House.
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US carmakers' plea under scrutiny

Friday, December 5th 2008, 10:08
related places: America, Congress, Bosses

Bosses from America's big three car companies face a second day of grilling in Congress over their request for a $34bn bailout.
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China, US pledge $20bn trade aid

Friday, December 5th 2008, 6:32
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

The two countries pledged $20bn (£13.6bn) to help finance global trade, as part of efforts to boost the faltering world economy.
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US warned over carmakers' future

Friday, December 5th 2008, 1:59
related places: Senate

The health of the entire US economy is at stake, says the chairman of Senate committee hearing a plea from carmakers.
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Three indicted on gun show death

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 19:55

A US police chief is among those indicted for involuntary manslaughter after an eight-year-old boy accidentally shoots himself.
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US troops launch Iraq toxins case

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 18:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Sixteen American soldiers who served in Iraq accuse defense contractor KBR of knowingly exposing them to a toxic chemical.
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Nasa delays its next Mars mission

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 17:52
related places: Mars

The US space agency (Nasa) has delayed the launch of its Mars Science Laboratory rover mission from 2009 to 2011.
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Obama left dangling after congresswoman hangs up on 'prank call'

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 16:53
related places: President

A US Congresswoman hangs up the phone on President-elect Barack Obama, thinking the call is a hoax.
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Crisis overshadows US-China talks

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 13:11
related countries: China China

Senior US officials are in China for economic talks, an event overshadowed by the global financial crisis.
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Pakistan vows 'action' on Mumbai

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 11:54

Pakistan's president tells the US secretary of state he will take "strong action" against anyone linked to the attacks in Mumbai.
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US gives Mexico anti-drug funding

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 9:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US frees $197m to help Mexico fight drugs cartels, as reports say drug-related killings reach 5,000 this year.
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Rice urges tough Pakistan action

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 8:23
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Islamabad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urges Pakistan to take a "tough line" on terrorism after arriving in Islamabad.
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Lil' Wayne heads Grammy nominees

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 6:51

US rapper Lil' Wayne is nominated for eight Grammy awards, while Coldplay follow with seven mentions on the shortlist.
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Auto union makes key concessions

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 3:32

Unions pledge concessions to help US carmakers secure the state aid needed to survive, as bosses go to Congress.
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North American Anglicans separate

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 2:36
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Church

Traditionalist Anglicans formally announce that they are setting up a new Church in the US and Canada.
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WMD strike 'likely' in five years

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 0:19

The chance of a nuclear or biological attack on a major world city in the next five years is now much greater, a US report warns.
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Richardson gets US commerce nod

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 18:35

US President-elect Barack Obama names New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson to be his commerce secretary.
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US presses Pakistan over Mumbai

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 16:29
related countries: India India, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Mumbai

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Pakistan must "co-operate fully" to bring Mumbai's attackers to justice.
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US kills 'pro-Iranian militant'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 14:47
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US forces kill a suspected member of an Iranian-backed militant group and arrest two others in Baghdad.
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US folk icon Odetta dies aged 77

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 11:59
related places: Odetta

US folk singer Odetta, a civil rights campaigner and major influence on Bob Dylan, dies aged 77.
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Bail-out plan 'lacks oversight'

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 11:34

The US $700bn bail-out plan is being implemented without adequate safeguards, a Congressional watchdog says.
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McCain hails polls in Bangladesh

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 10:30
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Defeated US presidential candidate John McCain says elections in Bangladesh could be "the fairest" in the world.
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Bid to scrap Polanski sex charge

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 5:24
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for director Roman Polanski ask a US court to dismiss a 30-year-old charge of unlawful sex with a minor.
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Republican wins key Senate race

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 2:39
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Senate

US Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss wins re-election in Georgia, dashing the Democrats' hopes of a "super-majority".
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US 'warned India' about attacks

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 1:45
related countries: India India
related places: Mumbai

The US warned India about a possible threat before last week's Mumbai attacks, US media reports say.
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US carmakers raise demands to $34bn

Wednesday, December 3rd 2008, 0:32
related places: Chrysler, Congress

Struggling US carmakers General Motors, Ford and Chrysler ask for $34bn of government assistance to help them survive.
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Turnover

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 22:57

Who will fill the new political vacancies in the US?
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NFL star Burress faces gun charge - after shooting himself in leg

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 16:25
related places: Burress

An American footballer who scored the Super Bowl's winning touchdown faces criminal charges for shooting himself in the leg.
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US Senate run-off vote in Georgia

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 16:05
related countries: Georgia Georgia
related places: Democrat, Senate

The US state of Georgia votes in a run-off for one of two unresolved races that could seal Democrat control of the Senate.
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Sterling steady after sharp fall

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 11:33
related places: Monday

The pound remains steady against the US dollar after suffering the largest percentage drop since 1992 on Monday.
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Bush regrets Iraqi WMD failure

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 2:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Outgoing US President George Bush says his biggest regret is the intelligence failure over Iraqi weapons.
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Russia-Venezuela exercises begin

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 1:57
related countries: Russia Russia, Venezuela Venezuela

The Venezuelan and Russian navies begin joint exercises in the Caribbean Sea, close to US territorial waters.
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Aide to jailed US ex-mayor guilty

Tuesday, December 2nd 2008, 1:01
related places: Detroit

The former aide to the jailed ex-mayor of Detroit pleads guilty to lying under oath to cover up their affair.
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Clinton named secretary of state

Monday, December 1st 2008, 22:27

US President-elect Barack Obama names former rival Hillary Clinton as secretary of state, as she vows to give her all.
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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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