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Thursday, June 12th 2008, 11:06

World's love for Obama may not win votes in the US
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US condemns Eritrea 'aggression'

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 10:01
related countries: Djibouti Djibouti, Eritrea Eritrea

The US condemns Eritrea for "military aggression" after Djiboutian soldiers were killed in border clashes.
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US releases border strike footage

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 9:51
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The US releases video footage which it says justifies an air strike in which Pakistan says 11 of its soldiers died.
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Gaddafi attacks Obama on Israel

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 8:23
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Jerusalem

The Libyan leader suggests Barack Obama's support for Israel stems from an "inferiority complex" over his African origins.
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US defends Afghan border strike

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 8:14
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

The Pentagon defends an air strike by US forces along the Afghan border, said to have killed 11 Pakistani soldiers.
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Bangladesh former PM flies to US

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 4:36
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi opposition leader Sheikh Hasina leaves the country following her release from prison to get medical treatment abroad.
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Tornado kills four at Iowa camp

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 3:58
related places: Iowa

At least four people are killed when a tornado hits a boy scout camp in the US state of Iowa.
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US tax rebates widen budget gap

Thursday, June 12th 2008, 0:23
related places: May

The US budget deficit widened in May to almost double what it was a year ago, the US Treasury says.
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Pakistan fury at deadly US strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 16:51
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan condemns a US air strike which killed 11 of its soldiers along the border with Afghanistan.
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Lift-off for Nasa space telescope

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 16:06

A Nasa space telescope launches on a mission to explore the Universe with "gamma-ray glasses".
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Pakistan condemns US air strike

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 15:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's military says an American air strike which left 11 of its soldiers dead was a "cowardly attack".
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Floods threaten US Midwest towns

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 14:54
related places: Iowa

Officials call for help to shore up levees in Iowa, following heavy rain that has caused serious flooding across the US Midwest.
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US House passes drugs fight bill

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 11:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US lawmakers approve a three-year plan to combat drug trafficking from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean.
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US air traffic training queried

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 10:22

US aviation authorities have hired so many new air traffic controllers they cannot train them efficiently, a report finds.
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Pakistan troops 'die in US raid'

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 6:25
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

At least 10 Pakistani soldiers are reported to have been killed in an apparent airstrike by US-led forces near the Afghan border.
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Corn prices surge to record high

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 6:23
related places: Corn

Corn prices hit new records after a US government forecast that output will fall because of poor weather.
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Back in step

Wednesday, June 11th 2008, 2:18
related countries: Iraq Iraq

After strains over Iraq, the EU and US are united again
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US and EU issue new Iran warning

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 18:21
related countries: Iran Iran, Slovenia Slovenia

The EU and the US threaten to take further sanctions against Iran unless it suspends its nuclear programme.
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S Koreans rally against US beef

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 16:54
related countries: South Korea South Korea

Thousands of South Koreans are protesting against US beef imports, as the cabinet offers to resign amid the crisis.
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US net firms to block child porn

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 15:15

Three of the biggest US internet service providers agree to block child sex abuse groups and remove the material from servers.
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Oil imports increase US trade gap

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 14:27
related places: America

The soaring cost of importing foreign oil widened America's trade gap in April to $60.9bn, the biggest for 13 months.
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Trump golf inquiry in full swing

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 13:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US tycoon Donald Trump gives evidence at an inquiry into his plans for a £1bn golf resort in Scotland.
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Head-to-head

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 11:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Should Canada deport this Iraq deserter to the US?
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US Midwest floods as East sweats

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 11:03

Torrential rains cause more flooding in the US Midwest, as the East Coast swelters in a heatwave.
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Pakistan agents 'helping Taleban'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 6:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan Pakistan

A leading US think-tank accuses members of Pakistan's intelligence service of aiding the Taleban in Afghanistan.
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Danger of US downturn 'has faded'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 3:52

The threat of a major decline in the US economy has waned, says Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke.
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Risk of US downturn 'diminishes'

Tuesday, June 10th 2008, 3:52

The threat of a major decline in the US economy has waned, says Federal Reserve boss Ben Bernanke.
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Lehman losses prompt share sale

Monday, June 9th 2008, 23:46

US investment bank Lehman Brothers is raising $6bn as it prepares to post a $2.77bn loss in the second quarter.
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Iraqi artefacts return to Baghdad

Monday, June 9th 2008, 21:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

Iraq's antiquities department takes delivery of 11 ancient ceremonial seals looted after the US-led invasion in 2003.
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Bush eyes economy on Europe trip

Monday, June 9th 2008, 20:01
related countries: Slovenia Slovenia

The US leader arrives in Slovenia on what is expected to be his last European tour, with economic issues to the fore.
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Kennedy back home after surgery

Monday, June 9th 2008, 17:03

US Senator Edward Kennedy returns home after undergoing surgery for a cancerous brain tumour.
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Bush eyes economy on Europe trip

Monday, June 9th 2008, 15:33

US President George W Bush speaks about economic concerns as he sets off on what may be his final trip to Europe.
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US presence blamed for Iraq woes

Monday, June 9th 2008, 15:19
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

Iran's supreme leader tells the visiting Iraqi PM the root cause of his country's problems is the presence of US troops.
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McCain v Obama

Monday, June 9th 2008, 11:24

Who has the edge? US pundits assess the challenges
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Thunderstorms pummel US Midwest

Monday, June 9th 2008, 9:47

The US Midwest braces for more bad weather after weekend storms that killed several people and caused wide flooding.
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S Korea sends beef envoys to US

Monday, June 9th 2008, 6:26

South Korea sends delegates to the US for talks on a controversial beef deal that has triggered weeks of protests.
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Fire hits historic Texas mansion

Monday, June 9th 2008, 4:23
related places: Texas

The historic Governor's Mansion in the US state of Texas, which is being restored, suffers severe damage in a blaze.
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Texas helicopter crash kills four

Monday, June 9th 2008, 2:11
related places: Houston, Texas

A US helicopter transferring a patient to a hospital in Houston, Texas, crashes, killing all four people on board.
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Obama praises 'valiant' Clinton

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 4:01
related places: Clinton

Democratic hopeful Barack Obama pays tribute to Hillary Clinton's "valiant" campaign after she bows out of the US presidential race.
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Clinton backs Obama and bows out

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 0:57

Hillary Clinton tells supporters she is suspending her campaign to win the US presidency and is backing Barack Obama.
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US TV sports host Jim McKay dies

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 16:20

Jim McKay, the TV veteran who broke the news of the tragedy at the Munich Olympics, dies at the age of 86.
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Clinton to bow out of campaign

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 15:11

Hillary Clinton prepares to end her bid to become US president with what is set to be an emotional thank-you to supporters.
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Oil hike sparks 'serious concern'

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 11:32
related countries: Japan Japan

The US and Asia's four largest economies say record oil prices are a big burden to economies, as G8 energy ministers meet.
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US attacks UK plane tax plan

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 5:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The US embassy in London has criticised a government plan to tax airlines on each plane rather than each passenger.
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Oil price soars as US woes mount

Saturday, June 7th 2008, 2:44

The price of crude oil climbs a record $10 in one day's trading, as the US is hit by tumbling shares and high jobless figures.
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US climate change bill is blocked

Friday, June 6th 2008, 21:38

A US law that would have introduced a cap on carbon emissions is blocked by senators.
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Shares on Wall Street plummet 3%

Friday, June 6th 2008, 20:54
related places: Wall Street

Leading US stock market indexes suffer massive falls as the price of oil soars to yet another record.
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Accused 'had plan to sell story'

Friday, June 6th 2008, 15:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man accused of murdering his wife and daughter planned to sell his story, a US court hears.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Test yourself!

Thursday, June 5th 2008, 13:24

Relive the drama of the US primaries with our quiz
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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%.
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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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