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Paulson sees end of credit crunch

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 18:43

US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says the worst of the credit crunch may have passed.
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'Guantanamo man' in Iraq attack

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 18:21
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Kuwait Kuwait

A former Kuwaiti detainee at Guantanamo Bay carried out a recent suicide bombing in Iraq, the US says.
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Colombia extradites militia head

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 15:15
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombia extradites a former paramilitary leader to the US to face drug-trafficking charges.
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N Carolina poll win boosts Obama

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 15:01

Barack Obama scores a clear win in North Carolina, as Hillary Clinton claims a slim victory in Indiana's primary.
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Students arrested in US drug raid

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 14:12
related places: California

Nearly 30 people, most of them students, are arrested in a drugs raid at a California university.
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US productivity beats forecasts

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 13:26

US worker productivity topped analysts' forecasts during the first three months of 2008, official figures show.
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US police seen in kicking video

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 11:40
related places: Philadelphia

US police are investigating a video showing officers apparently kicking three suspects in Philadelphia.
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Niger Delta push for US mediator

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 9:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Ex-US leader Jimmy Carter could play a positive role in mediating in Nigeria's militant crisis, a Nigerian official says.
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Rancher freed over US nun killing

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 5:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

A Brazilian rancher jailed over the killing of US nun Dorothy Stang has his conviction overturned in a retrial.
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Georgia murder convict executed

Wednesday, May 7th 2008, 0:06
related countries: Georgia Georgia

A man in the US state of Georgia is the first convict to be executed since lethal injection was ruled constitutional.
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US charges Russian 'arms dealer'

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 17:56
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Russia Russia

The US charges alleged Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout with terrorism for trying to sell arms to Colombia's Farc.
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Spain seizes 'priceless' antiques

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 16:24
related countries: Spain Spain

A couple are arrested in Spain, accused of trafficking artefacts plundered from Latin American archaeological sites.
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Russia and US strike nuclear deal

Tuesday, May 6th 2008, 14:39
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia and the US sign a key deal on civilian nuclear power which is set to expand bilateral trade.
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Obama attacks Clinton over Iran

Monday, May 5th 2008, 19:26
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Clinton

Barack Obama accuses Hillary Clinton of "sabre-rattling" over Iran as the next US electoral contests loom.
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Rice sees Mid-East deal this year

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 21:55
related countries: Israel Israel

An Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is possible by the year's end, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says.
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Somalis protest against US strike

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 16:45
related countries: Somalia Somalia

People in the Somali town of Dusamareb protest against a US strike that killed a militant leader and at least 10 others.
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Buffett sees credit crisis easing

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 11:21
related places: Wall Street

US investment guru Warren Buffett says the worst of the credit crunch is over, for Wall Street at least.
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US fugitive Vesco reported dead

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 6:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Fugitive US millionaire Robert Vesco died last year in Cuba of lung cancer at 72, the New York Times reports.
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Obama wins Guam caucus

Sunday, May 4th 2008, 1:01
related countries: Guam Guam
related places: Pacific

Barack Obama beats Hillary Clinton in the US Democratic Party caucus on the tiny Pacific island of Guam.
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US envoys leave Belarus

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 14:44
related countries: Belarus Belarus

Eleven US diplomats leave Belarus after being declared "personae non gratae" amid escalating tensions.
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Fourteen killed in Iraq clashes

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 14:39
related countries: Iraq Iraq

In Baghdad, 14 suspected Shia militants are killed, while 20 people are wounded in a US air strike near a hospital.
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Eight killed in Arkansas storms

Saturday, May 3rd 2008, 11:42
related places: Arkansas

At least eight people are killed in Arkansas after violent storms and tornadoes hit central US states.
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US jobs data eases fears

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 20:52

The US economy lost a fewer than expected 20,000 jobs in April, official figures from the Labor Department show.
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Sprinter indicted on drugs charge

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 17:13

Disgraced sprinter Tim Montgomery has been indicted on heroin distribution charges, reports a US newspaper.
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Guantanamo prisoner is home

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 11:43
related countries: Sudan Sudan

A cameraman from the al-Jazeera TV station freed from Guantanamo Bay has arrived home in Sudan.
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Taylor 'had billions' in US bank

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 10:00
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Liberia's ex-leader Charles Taylor had up to $5bn in US bank accounts while in office, prosecutors say.
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US in landmark contact with Nepal Maoists

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 9:49
related countries: Nepal Nepal

The United States holds its first official diplomatic contact with the leader of Nepal's former rebel Maoists.
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Deaths ground US training planes

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 9:24

The US Air Force grounds 500 training jets after two accidents in eight days kill four pilots.
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US rebuke over Palestinian funds

Friday, May 2nd 2008, 1:19
related places: Arab

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice implies Arab states could do more to help with aid for the Palestinians.
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US unveils new Burma sanctions

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 21:19
related countries: Burma Burma

The US president announces fresh sanctions against Burma's junta, targeting state-owned firms.
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US denies Belarussian expulsions

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 18:26
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The US denies telling Belarus to withdraw diplomats and shut missions after Minsk expels 10 Americans.
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US confirms Somali missile strike

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 18:18
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The US military confirms it carried out a pre-dawn missile strike in Somalia which killed a senior Islamist militant.
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Tourists die in Egypt bus crash

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 8:55
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Sinai

Nine people die as a bus carrying European and North American tourists crashes in Egypt's Sinai peninsula.
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'Provocative' Clinton angers Iran

Thursday, May 1st 2008, 4:20
related countries: Iran Iran

Tehran complains to the UN about remarks made by Hillary Clinton on the possibility of a US attack on Iran.
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Further cut in US interest rates

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 22:03

The Federal Reserve makes a further cut in US interest rates, reducing them to 2% from 2.25%.
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Baghdad clashes 'leave 400 dead'

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 20:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

More than 400 people have been killed in fighting in Baghdad in April, say officials at hospitals in Iraq's capital.
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Al-Qaeda 'greatest threat' to US

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 17:49

Al-Qaeda remains the greatest terrorist threat to the US, according to a US state department report.
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Belarus expulsions 'unjustified'

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 17:04
related countries: Belarus Belarus

The US says a decision by Belarus to order the expulsion of 10 of its diplomats in Minsk is "unwarranted".
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Indian steelmaker to buy US firm

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 15:42
related countries: India India

India's Essar Steel is to buy the American steel company, Esmark, in a $778m (£392m) deal.
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Poisoned heparin 'deliberate'

Wednesday, April 30th 2008, 11:32
related countries: China China

US officials say Chinese-made ingredients for a blood-thinning drug may have been deliberately contaminated.
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Obama 'angry' at pastor comments

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 21:13

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama denounces comments made by his former pastor, Rev Jeremiah Wright.
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US ordered to act on polar bear

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 17:37

A federal judge tells the US government to decide within weeks whether to list the polar bear as endangered.
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Bush defends Syria reactor claim

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 17:11
related countries: Syria Syria

The US president says last week's disclosure of suspected Syria-North Korea nuclear links was a warning.
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Casualties mount in Baghdad clash

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Twenty-eight militants are killed and US soldiers are wounded in clashes in Sadr City, Baghdad, the US says.
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'Taleban killed' in fresh clashes

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 4:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US military and Afghan government say more than 20 Taleban rebels have been killed in fresh clashes.
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Tornadoes tear through Virginia

Tuesday, April 29th 2008, 2:30
related places: Virginia

Three tornadoes rip through the US state of Virginia, injuring 200 people and damaging buildings.
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US troops killed in Iraq clashes

Monday, April 28th 2008, 21:09
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Four US soldiers are killed in Baghdad, the latest casualties of fierce clashes with Shia militia.
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US court approves voter ID laws

Monday, April 28th 2008, 20:57

The US Supreme Court rules that states can continue to require voters to show photo identification in order to vote.
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Obama's pastor replies to critics

Monday, April 28th 2008, 17:24

The controversial former pastor of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama hits back at his critics.
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Vietnam to end US adoption deal

Monday, April 28th 2008, 17:12
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam is to end a popular adoption agreement with the US, after a US report makes allegations of corruption.
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UN probe urged over Iraqi inmates

Monday, April 28th 2008, 15:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UN should examine concerns about the detention policies of US-led troops in Iraq, a rights group says.
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Obama's pastor defends comments

Monday, April 28th 2008, 11:41

The controversial former pastor of US presidential hopeful Barack Obama hits back at his critics.
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Hundreds of Iraq schemes 'failed'

Monday, April 28th 2008, 3:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An audit of US-funded reconstruction for Iraq finds millions of dollars were wasted on incomplete projects.
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Actor Blake loses US court appeal

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 15:42
related places: Los Angeles

A Los Angeles court upholds a verdict finding actor Robert Blake liable for his wife's death.
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US moots UN sanctions on Harare

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 14:58
related countries: Zimbabwe Zimbabwe
related places: Harare, Africa

The US's top Africa envoy says UN sanctions should be considered over the post-election crisis in Zimbabwe.
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Gay honour for TV hit Ugly Betty

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 12:57
related places: Los Angeles

Sitcom Ugly Betty is honoured by a US gay lobby group at a Los Angeles awards ceremony.
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Mexico drug gang clashes kill 15

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 8:20
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Gun battles between rival factions of a Mexican drugs cartel leave at least 15 dead near the US border.
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Bush pokes fun at his successors

Sunday, April 27th 2008, 4:37

US President George W Bush tells a few jokes about his potential successors at an annual press dinner.
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Shark kills swimmer off US coast

Saturday, April 26th 2008, 12:41
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: San Diego, California

A swimmer is killed by a shark in the Pacific Ocean, a few miles north of San Diego, California.
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US to send out $100bn in rebates

Friday, April 25th 2008, 18:51

The US government is to send consumers rebates totalling more than $100bn (£50bn), ahead of schedule.
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US vessel fires at boats in Gulf

Friday, April 25th 2008, 18:20
related countries: Iran Iran

A ship contracted by the US Navy fires warning shots at two unidentified speed boats in the Gulf.
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Iran 'stepping up arms to Iraq'

Friday, April 25th 2008, 14:26
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

The most senior US military official says Iran is increasing the flow of weapons and training to Iraqi insurgents.
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UN probes US Syria reactor claim

Friday, April 25th 2008, 13:09
related countries: Syria Syria

The UN's nuclear agency is to investigate US claims that Syria was building a secret nuclear reactor.
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Syria 'had covert nuclear scheme'

Friday, April 25th 2008, 9:19
related countries: North Korea North Korea, Syria Syria

The US accuses North Korea of helping Syria build a nuclear reactor "not intended for peaceful purposes".
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US honours Burma's Suu Kyi

Friday, April 25th 2008, 7:08
related countries: Burma Burma

The US Senate approves a bill awarding Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi its highest medal.
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US marine on Japan rape charge

Friday, April 25th 2008, 5:36
related countries: Japan Japan

A marine accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in southern Japan will face a court martial, the US military says.
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US blocks genetic discrimination

Friday, April 25th 2008, 3:34

The US Senate passes legislation forbidding discrimination against people because of genetic details.
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Snipes jailed for three years

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 23:03
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes is sentenced by a US federal judge to three years in prison for tax offences.
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Snipes sentenced to three years

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 23:03
related places: Hollywood

Hollywood actor Wesley Snipes is sentenced by a US federal judge to three years in jail for tax offences.
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Bush and Abbas in push for peace

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 20:07

US President George W Bush meets Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas as he pushes for a Middle East settlement.
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Mugabe rival 'clear victor' - US

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 16:48

Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai was the "clear" victor of last month's election, a US envoy says.
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US new home sales hit low

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 14:52

Sales of new homes in the US hit the lowest level since 1991 as the downturn in the housing market continues.
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Credit Suisse bank loses billions

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 8:49

Credit Suisse becomes the latest bank to report big losses because of its exposure to the credit markets.
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Black holes reveal more secrets

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 5:38

US scientists say they have worked out how black holes emit plasma jet streams at close to the speed of light.
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LatAm leaders in food price pact

Thursday, April 24th 2008, 1:11

Bolivia, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela agree on a $100m scheme to alleviate the effects of rising food prices.
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US marine jailed for UK abduction

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 18:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A former US Marine is sentenced for abducting and sexually assaulting a 12-year-old British girl.
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Central Command for Petraeus

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 17:36
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military commander in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, is nominated to become the head of Central Command.
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Clinton wins key Democratic vote

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 12:34
related places: White House

Hillary Clinton beats rival US Democrat Barack Obama in a key vote in Pennsylvania, keeping her campaign alive.
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US man 'gave secrets to Israel'

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 9:49
related countries: Israel Israel

A US engineer appears in court charged with giving military and nuclear secrets to Israel during the 1980s.
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US deplores Cuba protest move

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 8:37
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US criticises Cuba for breaking up a protest by women calling for the release of their dissident husbands.
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India rejects US advice on Iran

Wednesday, April 23rd 2008, 7:01
related countries: Iran Iran

India rebuffs a call by the United States for it to ask Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment programme.
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Western forces 'in Basra raids'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 19:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Western

US and UK forces lead operations in Basra against Shia militiamen, military sources say.
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US row over China-made blood drug

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 14:59
related countries: China China

Officials in China dispute US claims that Chinese imports are to blame for deaths from a blood-thinning drug.
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America's 'safety catch'

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 11:55

Justin Webb discovers that despite the fact there are more than 200 million guns in circulation, there is a certain tranquility and civility about life in the US.
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US military recruits more ex-cons

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 9:48

The US Army and Marine Corps are recruiting more people with criminal records, official figures show.
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US nuclear team back in N Korea

Tuesday, April 22nd 2008, 8:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Nuclear officials from the US return to North Korea after high level talks between the US, Japan and South Korea.
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Hamas rejects Israeli recognition

Monday, April 21st 2008, 22:38
related countries: Israel Israel

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal rules out recognition of Israel, after meeting former US President Jimmy Carter.
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Taunts fly ahead of key US vote

Monday, April 21st 2008, 17:01
related places: Pennsylvania

The Democrats' White House battle takes on a sharper tone ahead of Tuesday's vital Pennsylvania primary.
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Carter: Hamas will accept Israel

Monday, April 21st 2008, 16:40
related countries: Israel Israel

Ex-US President Jimmy Carter says Hamas is prepared to accept the right of Israel to live in peace as a neighbour.
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Gates criticises Air Force role

Monday, April 21st 2008, 15:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

US Air Force heads are "stuck in old ways" on tactics in Afghanistan and Iraq, defence chief Robert Gates says.
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Rice joins Gulf regional meeting

Monday, April 21st 2008, 13:21
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, Iran Iran
related places: `Arab, Gulf

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is in Bahrain urging Arab states to curb Iran's influence in the region.
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US veterans sue over 'poor care'

Monday, April 21st 2008, 11:02

Returning US war veterans sue the government over what they say is inadequate medical care.
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US student 'plots school bombing'

Monday, April 21st 2008, 10:21

A US teenager is arrested for possessing explosive material, in what police say was a plot to bomb his high school.
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Stadium Mass ends Pope's visit

Monday, April 21st 2008, 3:54
related places: Pope, Yankee, New York

Pope Benedict XVI ends his first visit to the US with an open-air Mass at New York's Yankee baseball stadium.
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Pope offers prayer at Ground Zero

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 22:27
related places: Pope

The Pope prays for peace and the victims of the 9/11 attacks as he visits Ground Zero at the end of his US trip.
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Rice makes surprise visit to Iraq

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 19:08
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrives in Baghdad to promote reconciliation between sectarian groups.
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Pope tells of youth under Nazis

Sunday, April 20th 2008, 1:22

Benedict XVI speaks out for the first time about growing up under the "monster" of Nazism at a US youth rally.
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Boxing: Calzaghe beats Hopkins

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 22:08
related places: Hopkins, Las Vegas

Welshman Joe Calzaghe beats American legend Bernard Hopkins by split decision in Las Vegas.
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US and S Korea hopeful on North

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 21:24
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US and South Korean leaders say they hope progress can be made with North Korea on its nuclear programme.
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Carter wraps up Damascus visit

Saturday, April 19th 2008, 14:28
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Former US President Jimmy Carter ends a controversial visit to the Syrian capital Damascus.
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