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GM axes SUV and truck plants

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 23:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico

General Motors is closing four truck and sports utility vehicle plants in the US, Canada and Mexico.
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US to tighten visa restrictions

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 22:46
related countries: Japan Japan

The US is to tighten visa restrictions to allow it to screen short-term visitors from Japan and Western Europe.
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Clinton 'open' to joining Obama

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 22:03

Hillary Clinton says she is "open" to being vice-president on Barack Obama's ticket, as US primary polls near an end.
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S Korea seeks new beef deal

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 18:32
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea requests a key change to a US beef import deal, amid mounting anti-government protests.
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Nato 'needs more' in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 8:04
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The outgoing Nato forces general in Afghanistan says the war against the Taleban is "under-resourced".
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Texas sect children return home

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 6:03
related places: Texas

More than 400 children taken from a Texas sect begin to return to their parents following a court ruling.
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Kennedy brain surgery 'a success'

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 18:38
related places: Monday

US Senator Edward Kennedy has undergone "successful" surgery for a cancerous brain tumour, his doctor says.
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Briton's US murder trial begins

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 15:03

Neil Entwistle is appearing in court in the US at the start of his trial for the murder of his wife and baby.
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US Open men's singles latest

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 9:30

The latest score updates from the US Open.
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Puerto Rico victory buoys Clinton

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 8:53
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Hillary Clinton says her fight for the Democratic ticket will go on, after a largely symbolic win in Puerto Rico.
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Gaza Fulbright grants reinstated

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 8:47
related places: Gaza, Fulbright

The State Department reinstates Fulbright grants for seven Palestinians in Gaza to study in the US.
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S Korea beef protesters detained

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 12:04
related countries: North Korea North Korea

More than 200 people are arrested in Seoul in the latest protests over the decision to resume US beef imports.
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US Iraq deaths 'at four-year low'

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 10:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US military deaths in Iraq are reported to have fallen to their lowest monthly level for four years.
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S Asia 'focus for al-Qaeda fight'

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 5:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US security chief tells the BBC the borders of Pakistan and Afghanistan are the new focus for the war on terror.
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Democrats deal is Clinton setback

Sunday, June 1st 2008, 1:55

US Democrats reach a decision on disputed votes from Florida and Michigan, leaving Barack Obama ahead.
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S Koreans protest against US beef

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 13:36

Thousands of South Koreans rally over plans to import US beef again, because some consider it dangerous.
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Ford to open plant in Mexico

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 8:05
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Ford

US giant Ford is to invest $3bn (£1.5bn) in a new car plant in Mexico, creating 4,500 new jobs.
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Burma policy costs lives, says US

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 4:31
related countries: Burma Burma

The US defence secretary says Burma is causing great loss of life by hindering international cyclone relief.
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Libya to resolve claims with US

Saturday, May 31st 2008, 3:57
related countries: Libya Libya

The US and Libya agree to work together to resolve compensation claims over the Lockerbie bombing.
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US imposes sanctions on PKK

Friday, May 30th 2008, 22:11

President Bush uses a US drug trafficking law to impose financial sanctions on a Kurdish rebel group.
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US marine removed over coin claim

Friday, May 30th 2008, 11:44
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US marine is removed from duty over claims he distributed coins with biblical verses to citizens in Iraq.
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Obama criticises mocking sermon

Friday, May 30th 2008, 8:21

US Democratic hopeful Barack Obama condemns the rhetoric in a supporter's sermon mocking Hillary Clinton.
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Food crisis talks set to begin

Friday, May 30th 2008, 4:27
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Rome

Latin American and Caribbean delegates are to meet for food crisis talks ahead of a UN summit in Rome.
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US army suicides at record level

Friday, May 30th 2008, 1:33

The US army records the highest number of suicides in a year since records began, with 115 deaths in 2007.
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Bahrain names Jewish US envoy

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 21:58
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The king of Bahrain appoints a Jewish female legislator as the country's new envoy to the United States.
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Athletics: US coach Graham guilty

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 17:47
related places: Graham

Trevor Graham - the coach of disgraced sprint trio Justin Gatlin, Marion Jones and Tim Montgomery - is found guilty of perjury.
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Guantanamo trials 'being rushed'

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 16:18

Defence lawyers for 9/11 suspects say their cases are being rushed to trial at Guantanamo to influence the US elections.
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Mexico-US states hold crime talks

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 15:10
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Governors from states on both sides of the Mexico-US border are to meet for talks aimed at boosting security.
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Green light for Bear Stearns deal

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 14:36

Shareholders of the stricken US finance giant Bear Stearns approve its $2.2bn sale to JP Morgan Chase.
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US ex-aide defends Bush critique

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 14:27
related places: Bush, White House

White House ex-spokesman Scott McClellan explains why he is so critical of the Bush administration in a new book.
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Rice defends Bush over Iraq claim

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 9:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Bush, White House

The US secretary of state rejects claims by an ex-White House aide that President Bush misled the US on Iraq.
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EU plan for US poultry sales

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 9:26

An EU plan to allow chemical treatment of poultry could pave the way for a resumption of US chicken exports to the EU.
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South Korea lifts US beef ban

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 8:44
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea lifts a ban on US beef imports, despite growing public protests over fears of mad cow disease.
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Mystery man jolts R Kelly trial

Thursday, May 29th 2008, 0:19

Dramatic claims of a potential new defence witness interrupt the trial of US R&B singer R Kelly on child sex charges.
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US targets EU over hi-tech goods

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 23:20

The US files a complaint with the World Trade Organisation over European tariffs on hi-tech items.
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Guilty plea in US-China spy case

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 23:15
related countries: China China, Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Beijing

A Chinese woman living in the US pleads guilty to helping to spy for Beijing on US military relations with Taiwan.
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Haditha court martial opens in US

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 22:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The court martial begins of US Lt Andrew Grayson, charged with destroying evidence of killings in Haditha, Iraq.
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Power cut 'kills iron lung woman'

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 19:40

A US woman who spent almost 60 years in an iron lung died after a power cut shuts down the breathing machine, her family says.
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US candidates appeal over Darfur

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 18:18
related places: Darfur

The three main US presidential candidates put their names to a joint appeal to end the conflict in Darfur.
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US child obesity 'hits plateau'

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 15:06

Child obesity rates may have plateaued in the US after decades of almost continuous rises, a report says.
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US blacklists Pakistan militants

Wednesday, May 28th 2008, 5:42
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Lashkar

The US imposes sanctions on four people it says are leaders of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Toiba.
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Football: Altitude ban suspended

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 17:09

Football's governing body suspends restrictions on the playing of internationals at altitude after South American lobbying.
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Olmert 'took cash in envelopes'

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 11:41
related countries: Israel Israel

A US businessman says he gave cash-stuffed envelopes to Israel's prime minister but denies corruption.
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US director Sydney Pollack dies

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 9:13
related places: Africa

American film director Sydney Pollack, who won two Oscars for Out of Africa, dies of cancer at the age of 73.
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Protests in S Korea over US beef

Tuesday, May 27th 2008, 3:40
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Protesters and police clash in South Korea amid mounting public anger at the relaxation of a ban on US beef.
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Israel 'has 150 nuclear weapons'

Monday, May 26th 2008, 20:26
related countries: Israel Israel

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter says Israel has 150 nuclear weapons, in off-the-cuff remarks at a literary festival.
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Tennis: Federer goes through

Monday, May 26th 2008, 17:18
related countries: France France

World number one Roger Federer eases into the second round of the French Open with a 6-4 6-4 6-3 victory over American Sam Querrey.
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Storms kill eight in central US

Monday, May 26th 2008, 8:38

Tornadoes and storms sweep through the US, killing at least eight people and destroying many homes.
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Mugabe threat to expel US envoy

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 15:49
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

President Robert Mugabe threatens to expel the US ambassador for "interfering" in Zimbabwe's affairs.
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Laugh-In comic Martin dies at 86

Sunday, May 25th 2008, 13:28
related places: Martin, Rowan

Comedian Dick Martin, whose Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In series took US TV by storm, dies aged 86.
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Appeal over US sect raid ruling

Saturday, May 24th 2008, 0:10

Texan officials to appeal against a court ruling that they had no right to seize 463 children from a polygamist sect last month.
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Guantanamo detainee wins ruling

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 23:36
related countries: Canada Canada

Canada acted illegally by turning over information about a Canadian terror suspect to the US, the country's top court rules.
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S America nations found union

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 20:00

The leaders of 12 South American nations found a union to boost economic and political co-operation.
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McCain bid to reassure on health

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 16:34

Senator John McCain releases medical records to help counter concerns he is too old to be US president.
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Medvedev condemns US shield

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 14:36
related countries: China China, Russia Russia

Russia and China jointly condemn the planned US missile defence shield, saying it harms disarmament efforts.
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US spending in Iraq ignored rules

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 10:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An audit of $8bn paid to contractors in Iraq finds that almost none of the payments complied with US federal laws.
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McCain drops backer on sermon

Friday, May 23rd 2008, 9:13

US White House hopeful John McCain rejects support from a preacher who said Hitler carried out "God's plan".
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Cuba asks US about funding claim

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 23:06
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba asks the US to respond to accusations that its top diplomat on the island passed funds to dissidents.
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Court overrules Texas sect raid

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 18:43
related places: Texas

A US court rules that officials had no right to seize 463 children from a polygamist sect in Texas last month.
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More Iraq US troop cuts 'likely'

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 16:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The top US commander in Iraq expects to be able to recommend further cuts in US forces before September.
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Three die in Afghan Koran protest

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 15:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq
related places: Koran

Two civilians and a Nato soldier die in a protest in Afghanistan over the shooting of a Koran by a US soldier.
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US city to charge polluting firms

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 12:48
related places: San Francisco

The US city of San Francisco passes new rules requiring businesses to pay for the amount of CO2 they emit.
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US strike 'kills Iraqi civilians'

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 8:53
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Eight civilians die in an air strike by US military helicopters north of Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
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Bag charge plan hits US airline

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 7:35

American Airlines is to become the first US airline to charge passengers to check in a first bag, as well as a second.
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US airline to charge for baggage

Thursday, May 22nd 2008, 4:25

American Airlines is to become the first US airline to charge passengers to check in a first bag, as well as a second.
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US Fed cuts growth estimate

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 22:26

The US Fed slashes its growth forecast for the country's economy and predicts higher jobless rates.
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US lifts Cuba mobile phone ban

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 15:58
related countries: Cuba Cuba

President Bush announces that Americans will soon be allowed to send mobile phones to family members in Cuba.
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Obama 'within reach' of victory

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 15:22
related places: Democrat, Kentucky, Oregon

Barack Obama "is close" to the Democratic nomination for US president after Oregon and Kentucky vote.
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Senator Kennedy leaves hospital

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 14:20

US Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy leaves hospital after being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour.
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US 'stuck' with Guantanamo

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 2:02

The US is "stuck" with the Guantanamo Bay prison as it cannot send some inmates home, its defence chief says.
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Clinton in Kentucky primary win

Wednesday, May 21st 2008, 1:36

Hillary Clinton wins Kentucky's Democratic primary, US networks project, but Barack Obama is favoured in Oregon.
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Bodies search at Manson ranch

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 21:31
related places: Manson

Police carry out new excavations at a US ranch to search for possible victims of murderer Charles Manson.
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Bush apology for Koran shooting

Tuesday, May 20th 2008, 16:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Koran

US President George W Bush apologises over the shooting of a Koran by a US soldier, the White House confirms.
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US 'violated Venezuela airspace'

Monday, May 19th 2008, 23:47
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela demands an explanation from Washington after a US military aircraft enters its airspace.
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Cuba accuses US envoy on funds

Monday, May 19th 2008, 22:12
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba accuses the top US diplomat in Havana of passing on funds from an exile Cuban group to a leading dissident.
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'Nazi guard' loses last US appeal

Monday, May 19th 2008, 21:57

A man accused of being a guard at a Nazi death camp in World War II loses his final appeal to stay in the US.
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Gunmen 'kill 11 Iraqi recruits'

Monday, May 19th 2008, 21:52
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Mosul

Eleven Iraqi police recruits are shot dead near Mosul as US and Iraqi forces try to crack down on al-Qaeda.
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Bush's 'Israel bias' angers Abbas

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 18:56
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Arab

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accuses US President George W Bush of bias towards Israel.
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BAE bosses briefly quizzed in US

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 18:19
related places: Justice

Two senior BAE executives, including boss Mike Turner, are spoken to by the US Department of Justice.
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US sniper shot at Koran in Iraq

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 13:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Koran

An American sniper is sent home from Iraq for using a copy of the Koran for target practice, the US military says.
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Edward Kennedy taken to hospital

Sunday, May 18th 2008, 6:55

US Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy recovers in hospital after suffering a "seizure", his office says.
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Latin stars hold charity concerts

Saturday, May 17th 2008, 22:10
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Mexico Mexico
related places: Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires and Mexico City host two charity concerts to help Latin American children living in poverty.
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Bush meets Palestinian president

Saturday, May 17th 2008, 19:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Arab

US President George W Bush meets Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at talks with Arab leaders in Egypt.
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US Latinos are 'finding a voice'

Saturday, May 17th 2008, 11:08

Emilio San Pedro reflects on the contribution 43 million Latino people make to the US.
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Pioneering US winemaker dies

Saturday, May 17th 2008, 0:41

Robert Mondavi, who helped put Californian Cabernets and Chardonnays on the world map, dies at the age of 94.
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US sprinter jailed for bank fraud

Friday, May 16th 2008, 21:28

Disgraced sprinter Tim Montgomery is jailed for 46 months for his part in a multi-million dollar bank fraud.
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Zimbabwe attacks 'out of control'

Friday, May 16th 2008, 18:56
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US ambassador to Zimbabwe warns post-poll violence is "out of control" as a date is set for a run-off.
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Saudis 'resist Bush oil pressure'

Friday, May 16th 2008, 17:50
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia rejects a US appeal to raise oil production saying there is no new demand, US officials say.
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US resumes North Korea food aid

Friday, May 16th 2008, 17:28
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US announces a resumption of food aid to North Korea, thought to be facing famine this summer.
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Pakistan 'protests' at US strike

Friday, May 16th 2008, 16:36
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan says it has protested over a missile attack in its tribal areas that was carried out by the US.
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US aid 'failing to reach target'

Friday, May 16th 2008, 16:12
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The US Congress provides billions of dollars for Pakistan and Afghanistan but much of the money never gets there.
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US marine guilty of Japan assault

Friday, May 16th 2008, 6:44
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

A US marine is convicted of assaulting a 14-year-old girl on the Japanese island of Okinawa.
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US 'cyber-bully' mother indicted

Friday, May 16th 2008, 2:15

A US woman whose daughter's friend committed suicide after she allegedly bullied her on MySpace is indicted by a Grand Jury.
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US House rejects war funding bill

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 21:52
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq
related places: Democrat

The Democrat-controlled US House of Representatives rejects a bill to fund wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Zimbabwe bank issues $500m note

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 16:12

Zimbabwe issues a Z$500m banknote, worth US$2, as the opposition calls for an emergency summit.
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Obama attacks Bush over Iran barb

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 15:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Bush

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama interprets a speech by President Bush as an attack on his foreign policy.
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Abbas pledge on 'catastrophe' day

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 14:59
related countries: Israel Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas vows to end Israel's occupation of Palestinian territory.
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Edwards endorses Obama in US race

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 13:55

US Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has been endorsed by former rival John Edwards.
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Net video lands US man in prison

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 9:46
related places: Florida

A US man who posted an internet video taunting police to arrest him is jailed for more than six years in Florida.
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US lists polar bear as threatened

Thursday, May 15th 2008, 1:18

The US lists the polar bear as a threatened species but says the decision will not affect climate change policies.
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