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

US raids target al-Qaeda in Iraq

Friday, June 6th 2008, 15:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US military reports capturing 32 suspected al-Qaeda members in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US unemployment rate reaches 5.5%

Friday, June 6th 2008, 14:49
related places: May

The US unemployment rate rises at its fastest pace in more than two decades in May, stoking recession fears.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Surprise Obama-Clinton talks held

Friday, June 6th 2008, 6:24
related places: Republican

Democratic contender Barack Obama meets defeated rival Hillary Clinton as speculation grows over her future role.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Robert Kennedy assassination marked

Friday, June 6th 2008, 1:00
related places: Los Angeles

The US marks 40 years since the assassination of Robert F Kennedy in Los Angeles, as he campaigned for the Democratic nomination.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Top US air force officials resign

Friday, June 6th 2008, 0:30

The US air force's chief of staff and another official resign after a series of errors involving nuclear weapons and parts.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

UN food summit stalls over trade

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 18:19

The UN food summit in Rome struggles to reach agreement as Argentina objects to a call to reduce trade barriers.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Diplomat convoy held in Zimbabwe

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 17:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean police detain several US and UK diplomats as they try to investigate political violence, the US envoy says.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US inquiry for 'torture' deportee

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 16:53
related countries: Canada Canada, Syria Syria

The US is to investigate how it deported a Syrian-born Canadian to Syria where he was allegedly tortured.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Test yourself!

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 13:24

Relive the drama of the US primaries with our quiz
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Golf: US Open groups announced

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 10:28

World number one Tiger Woods has been paired with number two Phil Mickelson and third-ranked Adam Scott for the US Open.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Convictions for Cuban Five upheld

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 8:22
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A US appeals court upholds spying convictions for five Cubans, while saying sentences for three can be reconsidered.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Poll rebuff for S Korea president

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 6:59
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's ruling party suffers a heavy defeat in its first electoral test, amid a bitter row over US beef imports.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Marine cleared over Iraq killings

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 4:12
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US marine is acquitted of charges that he helped cover up the killing of 24 Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Defence begins in R Kelly trial

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 2:03

A journalist who received the sex tape at the centre of the R Kelly child pornography trial is made to testify.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

High price

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 1:31
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea's new president learns true cost of US beef
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Obama claims Democratic victory

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 13:53

Barack Obama says he has clinched the Democratic Party's nomination for the US presidential election.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US aid ships to leave Burma

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 9:04
related countries: Burma Burma

US Navy ships are to leave Burma's coastline because the government will not let them help cyclone victims.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Hollywood actor Mel Ferrer dies

Wednesday, June 4th 2008, 8:14

US actor and filmmaker Mel Ferrer, who was once married to actress Audrey Hepburn, dies at the age of 90.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

Lehman denies liquidity problems

Tuesday, June 3rd 2008, 23:55

US investment bank Lehman Brothers denies rumours it is facing funding problems, but its shares fall by 10%.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

US Open men's singles latest

Monday, June 2nd 2008, 9:30

The latest score updates from the US Open.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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".
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

'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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
Read the full article » | View on the map »

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.
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.