loading

News: United States

We have started to collect the most important news related to United States in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to United States – overview

United States: news

Obama urges focus on Afghanistan

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 15:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US presidential hopeful Barack Obama says Afghanistan should be the focus of the "war on terror", on a visit to Kabul.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Al-Qaeda 'may be shifting focus'

Sunday, July 20th 2008, 0:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iraq Iraq

The top US commander in Iraq says al-Qaeda may be shifting its focus and sending fighters from Iraq to Afghanistan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UK 'must check' US torture denial

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 23:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British government should no longer rely on US assurances it does not use torture, a parliamentary report says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama opens foreign tour in Kabul

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 18:37
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama meets military officials and visits a US base during a trip to Afghanistan.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US star McMahon sues LA hospital

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 12:12
related places: McMahon

Former NBC Tonight show sidekick Ed McMahon sues a US hospital, claiming its doctors failed to diagnose his broken neck.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pakistan's uneasy alliance with US

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 10:55
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Barbara Plett highlights the complicated relationship between "war on terror" allies Pakistan and the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US attends historic Iran meeting

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 10:42
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, Geneva

The US joins a meeting of major powers and Iran for the first time, to discuss Tehran's controversial nuclear programme.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

McCain's 'whiner' adviser quits

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 6:22

Phil Gramm quits as a top adviser to presidential hopeful John McCain after calling the US a "nation of whiners".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Four killed in US crane collapse

Saturday, July 19th 2008, 0:23
related places: Houston, Texas

Four people have been killed after a massive crane collapsed at an oil refinery in Houston, Texas.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexican navy seizes cocaine sub

Friday, July 18th 2008, 23:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexico's navy seizes nearly six tonnes of cocaine from inside a makeshift submarine, after the US shares key intelligence.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US seeks 'time horizon' on Iraq

Friday, July 18th 2008, 15:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq and the US call for an agreement on a "general time horizon" for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US seeks 'time horizon' on Iraq

Friday, July 18th 2008, 15:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq and the US call for an agreement on a "general time horizon" for the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Friday, July 18th 2008, 14:49
related countries: Israel Israel

Israel arrests six Arabs accused of trying to form an al-Qaeda cell and of a plot to attack US President George Bush.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iran hopeful about US 'approach'

Friday, July 18th 2008, 11:43
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's top nuclear negotiator voices guarded optimism about talks attended by the US this weekend.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Mexico remains 'are US soldiers'

Friday, July 18th 2008, 11:14
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The remains of what appear to be four US soldiers who died in 1846 in the Mexican-American war have been found, officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Gore challenges US to ditch oil

Friday, July 18th 2008, 8:24

US ex-vice-president Al Gore tells Americans to abandon electricity generated by fossil fuels in 10 years - an idea critics dismiss.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US set to overturn HIV travel ban

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 19:46

The US Senate votes to lift a long-standing ban on allowing HIV-positive visitors to enter the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US judge backs Guantanamo trial

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 18:39

A US judge rules that the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay, involving Osama Bin Laden's former driver, can go ahead.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama gets June fundraising boost

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 18:20
related places: June

Democratic US presidential hopeful Barack Obama reveals that his campaign raised $52m (£26m) in June.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iran satisfied at US involvement

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 17:33
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: America

Iran welcomes as positive America's decision to take part in international talks on its nuclear programme.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Doubts over US Afghan operation

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 15:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nato says US forces killed two Taleban commanders in western Afghanistan, amid reports of heavy civilian casualties.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Gandhi defends US nuclear accord

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 12:00
related countries: India India

The leader of India's governing Congress Party, Sonia Gandhi, defends a controversial nuclear deal with the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US slips down development index

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 11:58

Americans live shorter lives than citizens of almost every other developed nation, says a report from US charities.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

FBI 'probes US mortgage lender'

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 10:01

Failed US mortgage lender IndyMac Bank is reportedly being investigated by US officials over suspected fraud.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Drought diary

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 9:56

Gravel not grass the future for a Las Vegas golf course
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Olmert lawyers quiz businessman

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 9:55
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for the Israeli PM question a US businessman at the centre of a corruption investigation against him.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US 'to open Iran base in weeks'

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 6:46
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

The US refuses to deny a newspaper report that it plans to establish a US diplomatic presence in Iran shortly.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Focus shift

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 2:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US sees porous Afghan borders as terror priority
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iraq caveats

Thursday, July 17th 2008, 0:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq is key issue for US presidential candidates
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Court seeks to stay US executions

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 22:59
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Hague, Justice

The US is advised not to execute five Mexican nationals on death row by the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US inflation rate at 17-year high

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 22:08
related places: June

US inflation rises at its fastest annual rate in 17 years in June, figures show, driven by rising energy prices.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Canada deports US army deserter

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 14:13
related countries: Canada Canada

A soldier who deserted from the US army and fled to Canada is deported to the United States.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US troops abandon Afghan outpost

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 12:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sunday

American troops abandon a remote village in eastern Afghanistan where militants killed nine US soldiers on Sunday.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Critical moment

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 11:51
related countries: Iran Iran

Signs of diplomatic opening between Iran and the US
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US official to attend Iran talks

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 8:40
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Washington

A top Washington official will attend talks with Iran's nuclear negotiator, in a significant shift in US policy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US investment in Indian airline

Wednesday, July 16th 2008, 6:57
related countries: India India

US-based private equity investor WL Ross agrees to invest $80m into Indian low cost airline SpiceJet.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Life term for elderly US killers

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 22:12

Two elderly women are jailed for life for murdering homeless men to collect life insurance payments.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Fed boss warns of growth 'risks'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 22:00

US Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke warns there are still "downside risks" to growth in the world's largest economy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

VW chooses Tennessee for US plant

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 20:49
related places: Tennessee

Volkswagen is to locate its new US plant in Tennessee, in a move that could pump $1bn into the local economy.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Saddam's deputy' in anti-US call

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 18:26

A message purported to be from the fugitive deputy of Saddam Hussein calls for insurgents to make a "final push" against US forces.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US concerns prompt market falls

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 13:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Global shares fall sharply with London's FTSE 100 index seeing about £35bn wiped off its value in one day.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

David v Goliath

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 11:17

The no-hopers taking on the US election giants
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iran: Talks with US possible soon

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 11:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's president says talks with the US are possible soon, the country's official news agency reports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Indian state 'backing vigilantes'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 8:35
related countries: India India

A US-based rights group urges India to take action against state-backed vigilantes active in the central state of Chhattisgarh.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US candidates make Latino appeals

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 2:18

US presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and John McCain address a conference organised by La Raza, a Hispanic rights organisation.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

SS doctor 'still alive in Chile'

Tuesday, July 15th 2008, 2:06
related countries: Chile Chile

Former Nazi doctor Aribert Heim is still likely to be alive in Chile, says Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff at the end of a Latin American visit.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US moves to bolster lending firms

Monday, July 14th 2008, 21:16

The US government announces sweeping measures to shore up troubled mortgage lenders Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bush lifts offshore drilling ban

Monday, July 14th 2008, 18:07
related places: Congress

President George W Bush lifts an executive ban on oil drilling in most US coastal waters, and urges Congress to follow suit.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama team decries cartoon image

Monday, July 14th 2008, 16:26

Barack Obama's team voices outrage at a US magazine cover depicting him in Muslim dress and his wife as an armed terrorist.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pakistan fears over US air raids

Monday, July 14th 2008, 15:33
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

US air strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt are undermining the government's fight against militancy, a senior official says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

India left launch nuclear protest

Monday, July 14th 2008, 10:48
related countries: India India

Left parties in India launch a country-wide campaign against the controversial India-US nuclear deal.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Militants breached US Afghan base

Monday, July 14th 2008, 10:33
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

More than 100 insurgents breach a US outpost in north-eastern Afghanistan, killing nine US soldiers, military officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Stella firm buys Budweiser brewer

Monday, July 14th 2008, 6:01
related countries: Belgium Belgium

US brewer Anheuser-Busch agrees to be taken over by Belgium-based InBev, to create the world's largest beer maker.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Staying or going?

Monday, July 14th 2008, 0:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraqi leaders face dilemma over future of US troops
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tragic wedding

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 21:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan civilians tell of US raid that killed dozens
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US suffers heavy Afghan losses

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 21:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Nine US troops are killed by Afghan insurgents, in one of the biggest losses of life in a single attack since the 2001 invasion.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Protest disrupts bishop's sermon

Sunday, July 13th 2008, 19:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Gay US bishop Gene Robinson is forced to halt a sermon to a London church after being heckled from the congregation.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iran 'to target Israel, US bases'

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 13:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel
related places: Gulf

Iran will target Israel and 32 US bases in the Gulf if the country is attacked, says an aide to Iran's supreme leader.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bush ex-spokesman Tony Snow dies

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 12:30
related places: Snow

Former White House press secretary Tony Snow, has died of cancer, US television station Fox News announces.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Fury as Zimbabwe sanctions vetoed

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 11:38
related countries: China China, Russia Russia, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

The US and UK condemn China and Russia for vetoing a UN resolution to impose sanctions on Zimbabwe's leaders.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Key US mortgage lender goes bust

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 7:57
related places: California

One of the largest mortgage lenders in the US, the California-based IndyMac Bank, collapses amid a growing credit crisis.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Pioneering US heart surgeon dies

Saturday, July 12th 2008, 7:47

Dr Michael DeBakey, the heart surgeon who gained fame for his procedures developing bypass surgery, dies aged 99.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US mortgage firms' shares slump

Friday, July 11th 2008, 23:24

Shares in US mortgage firms Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae fall as much as 50% in volatile trade amid concerns for their future.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Missing US Iraq troops found dead

Friday, July 11th 2008, 17:04
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The bodies of two US soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found, the Pentagon confirms.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Tests show US shield 'not needed'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 16:43
related countries: Iran Iran, Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister says Iran's missile tests show the planned US defence shield in Europe is not necessary.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US 'killed 47 Afghan civilians'

Friday, July 11th 2008, 14:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Sunday

A US air strike in Afghanistan on Sunday killed 47 civilians, 39 of them women and children, investigators say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Washington diary

Friday, July 11th 2008, 11:48
related countries: Iran Iran

How will the US react to Iran's missile test?
Read the full article » | View on the map »

A void in Vatican coffers as weak US dollar hits papal profits

Friday, July 11th 2008, 10:32
related places: Vatican

The Vatican made a loss last year as the weakening dollar reduced the value of donations from the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US actors' union rejects pay deal

Friday, July 11th 2008, 9:25
related places: Hollywood

The Screen Actors Guild says no to a pay deal from Hollywood studios and submits a fresh proposal of its own.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US military in Pakistan warning

Friday, July 11th 2008, 6:58
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: There

There are more foreign fighters, including al-Qaeda militants, in Pakistan's tribal region than before, says the US military chief.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US Senate approves Petraeus role

Friday, July 11th 2008, 3:03
related places: Washington

The US Senate confirms the appointment of General Petraeus as Washington's top military commander in the Middle East.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'Super cop'

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 23:05

The credit crunch could give the US Fed a huge boost
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US seeks to calm investor fears

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 21:58

The Fed and US Treasury move to calm fears about the financial health of the nation's two largest mortgage firms.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Bush approves surveillance bill

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 21:03
related places: White House

US President George W Bush approves a bill to shield telephone firms who helped the White House wiretaps scheme.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Rove skips official hearing

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 18:07

Former Bush aide Karl Rove fails to turn up for a hearing on his role in the alleged politicisation of the US Justice Department.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US warns Iran on missile threat

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 15:12
related countries: Iran Iran

The US warns Iran it will not hesitate to defend its allies' interests, as Iran launches a fresh array of missile tests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 13:50
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Turkish police look into reports that one of the gunmen involved in a battle outside the US consulate in Istanbul had al-Qaeda links.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US cops find cocaine stashed in their own car

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 13:18

Police in the US find cocaine worth $400,000 in secret compartments in a car being used by the drugs squad.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Outbreak of salmonella spreads

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 12:18

More than 1,000 people in more than 40 US states are now confirmed to have become ill with salmonella since April.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US warns Russia over Georgia row

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 10:04
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says Russia must help resolve tensions in Georgia, not contribute to them.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Kennedy in dramatic Senate return

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 9:22
related places: Senate

US Senator Edward Kennedy returns to the Senate to cast a crucial vote, a month after surgery on a brain tumour.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US warns Iran on missile threat

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 9:05
related countries: Iran Iran

The US warns Iran it will not hesitate to defend its allies' interests, as Iran launches a fresh array of missile tests.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US requests rebels' extradition

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 8:57
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The US formally asks Colombia to extradite two Farc rebels captured during last week's hostage rescue.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Jesse Jackson regrets Obama jibe

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 6:53

US civil rights leader the Rev Jesse Jackson apologises for "crude" remarks about presidential candidate Barack Obama.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'New CJD type' discovered in US

Thursday, July 10th 2008, 0:07

A new form of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) may have been uncovered in a handful of patients in the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

DNA tests 'clear JonBenet family'

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 21:55

US prosecutors say DNA tests have cleared the family of beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey of her 1996 murder.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US Senate passes surveillance law

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 21:17
related places: White House

US Senate passes a bill shielding phone companies who helped in the White House's controversial warrantless wiretap programme.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US reopens $35bn air tanker deal

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 20:59

Boeing will get the chance to rebid for a $35bn air tanker deal which had controversially been awarded to a European firm.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US consulate in Turkey attacked

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 20:16
related countries: Turkey Turkey
related places: Istanbul

Three Turkish policemen and three gunmen are killed in a shoot-out outside the US consulate in Istanbul.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Polygamist leader 'seriously ill'

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 17:08

Warren Jeffs, the jailed leader of a polygamist Texan sect, is 'seriously ill', US officials say.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Georgia row spirals as Rice lands

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 15:52
related countries: Georgia Georgia, Russia Russia
related places: Rice

Russia, Georgia and the US are engulfed in an escalating row as the US secretary of state visits Georgia.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia 'upset' by US shield plans

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 12:29
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's president says it is considering retaliatory steps after the Czechs agree to host part of a US missile shield.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

India left hits out at government

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 11:53
related countries: India India

Former communist allies launch a scathing attack against India's government over its controversial nuclear deal with the US.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

S Korea opposition to end boycott

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 11:23
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's opposition Democratic Party agrees to end its boycott of the National Assembly over US beef imports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Singh and Bush in nuclear talks

Wednesday, July 9th 2008, 7:49
related countries: India India
related places: Bush

Indian PM Manmohan Singh and US President George Bush meet to discuss a landmark nuclear deal.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Russia warns over US-Czech shield

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 21:19
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Russia Russia

Russia says it will be forced to react with military means if US-Czech missile defence shield plans go ahead.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Iraq warns US on withdrawal date

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 19:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq will not accept any deal with the US which does not include a pullout date of foreign troops, a senior Iraqi official says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

New US nuclear sanctions on Iran

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 18:31
related countries: Iran Iran

The US puts new financial sanctions on Iranian firms and individuals said to be involved in its nuclear programme.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US and Czechs sign defence deal

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 17:10
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Washington

The US secretary of state signs a deal to base part of Washington's missile defence system in the Czech Republic.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US home sales fall again in May

Tuesday, July 8th 2008, 15:32
related places: May

The downturn in the US housing market continued in May, with sales 14% lower than a year earlier, fresh data shows.
Read the full article » | View on the map »


This content is from the BBC News website. Date and time information is related to GMT.




Maplandia.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Google.