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Air Canada flight nearly lands on crowded San Francisco taxiway

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 20:28
related places: San Francisco, Toronto

The US investigates how the flight from Toronto almost landed on a taxiway with four planes on it.
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Fire and brimstone: Strange video of burning sulphur

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 18:59
related places: Wyoming

This bizarre blaze in an old sulphur plant is captured in the American state of Wyoming.
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US successfully tests Thaad anti-missile system in Pacific

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 15:41
related places: Pacific, Alaska

The Thaad system shoots down a simulated, intermediate-range missile between Hawaii and Alaska.
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Russia's Lavrov threatens US over seized diplomatic mansions

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 13:26
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia may expel 30 US diplomats and seize US property in a diplomatic tussle.
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Mosul: US commander says Iraq must stop Islamic State 2.0

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 10:19
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Leaders are urged to reach out to Sunnis to prevent jihadists returning after their Mosul defeat.
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Mississippi crash: Sixteen dead in Marines Corps plane incident

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 5:21
related places: Sixteen

The KC-130 plane crashed in a rural area in the US state of Mississippi, with no survivors.
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Delays leave US transgender military in limbo

Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 0:01

Obama-era policy to open military to transgender Americans stalls amid delays and attacks from Republicans.
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World population day in numbers

Monday, July 10th 2017, 23:08

Which country is set to replace the US as the world's third most populous?
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Shock over US tourist killed in Greek bar

Monday, July 10th 2017, 20:17
related countries: Greece Greece

Bakari Henderson's family say it was unlike the recent graduate to get into a street brawl.
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Trump spars with Chelsea Clinton over Ivanka's G20 seat

Monday, July 10th 2017, 19:16

US President Donald Trump invoked Hillary Clinton's daughter, triggering an online rebuke.
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Trump son met Russian who promised material on Clinton

Monday, July 10th 2017, 14:13
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Clinton

The US president's son admits meeting a lawyer who allegedly promised to provide damaging information.
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US laptop ban lifted on Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 22:48
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Kuwait Kuwait

Kuwait Airways and Royal Jordanian are the latest airlines to allow laptops in the cabin on US flights.
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Donald Trump: Time to work more constructively with Russia

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 19:56
related countries: Russia Russia

But the US ambassador to the UN says her country "can't" and "won't ever" trust Russia.
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US sanctions against Russia over Ukraine and Syria to remain

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 19:04
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, Ukraine Ukraine

President Trump tweets that it would be premature to consider any relaxation.
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Syria ceasefire: US and Russia-backed deal in effect

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 9:39
related countries: Russia Russia

The deal was announced by its key sponsors, the US and Russia, after their leaders met this week.
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US priest pulls out gun in Florida road rage incident

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 8:24
related places: Florida

The 35-year-old pointed a semi-automatic gun at another driver trying to overtake him, police say.
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KKK rally in Virginia met with rivals and clashes

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 8:02
related places: Virginia

A rally by dozens of supporters of the white supremacist group Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in the US state of Virginia has been outnumbered by counter-protesters.
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G20: Trump hails talks as 'success' despite divisions

Sunday, July 9th 2017, 4:54

The US president lauded the summit - despite his country's isolated position on climate change.
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G20 Hamburg: Leaders fail to bridge Trump climate chasm

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 19:11
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

A statement at the G20 summit says the Paris accord is "irreversible" but the US forces compromise.
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The school girls denied US visas

Saturday, July 8th 2017, 8:15

And other stories you might have missed this week.
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G20: Trump and Putin debate US election hack at first meeting

Friday, July 7th 2017, 21:30
related countries: Russia Russia

The pair held "robust" talks about the allegations of Russian interference in last year's election.
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Syria crisis: US, Russia and Jordan agree ceasefire deal

Friday, July 7th 2017, 20:46
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Russia Russia
related places: Sunday

It will go into effect on Sunday, and follows the first meeting of the US and Russian leaders.
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G20: Trump and Putin hold first face-to-face talks

Friday, July 7th 2017, 18:14
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow

The US and Russian leaders say they want to repair ties during a tense G20 summit in Hamburg.
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Hackers breached a dozen US nuclear plants, reports say

Friday, July 7th 2017, 17:28

Operating firms were targeted by malicious code hidden in fake job applications, US media report.
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US lifts visa restrictions on Gambian robotics students

Friday, July 7th 2017, 11:51
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia
related places: Washington

The students were twice denied visas to attend a multi-national competition in Washington.
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South Park to reduce Trump jokes

Friday, July 7th 2017, 9:01
related places: Trump

Co-creator Trey Parker says the show has fallen into the "trap" of mocking the US president every week.
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Amelia Earhart: Does photo show she died a Japanese prisoner?

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 17:15
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Pacific

A newly found photo suggests the US pilot died in Japanese custody, not in a crash in the Pacific.
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Trump tells Russia to stop 'destabilising' Ukraine

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 17:09
related countries: Poland Poland, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

The US leader says Russia should "join the community of responsible nations" in a speech in Poland.
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Donald Trump in handshake trouble... again

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 16:13
related countries: Poland Poland

The Polish president's wife inadvertently snubs the US president in favour of Melania.
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Trump says Western civilisation at stake in Warsaw speech

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 12:14
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: America

The US president has given a major speech in Poland ahead of a G20 summit in Germany.
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Steve Scalise: Shot US congressman's condition worsens

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 10:52

Congressman Steve Scalise is moved back in to intensive care, three weeks after being shot.
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Trump warns North Korea of 'severe' options over missile test

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 10:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Alaska

The US president condemns North Korea after it tested a missile with the potential to reach Alaska.
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Emily Lance threatened after urinating on US flag on 4 July

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 9:38

She has received death threats on the internet for the act, which is not a crime.
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North Korea missile: US says it will use military force 'if we must'

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 6:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The warning from the US ambassador to the UN follows Tuesday's long-range missile test.
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North Korea: US prepared to use 'military force' if needed

Thursday, July 6th 2017, 6:33
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has said her country is "prepared to use the full range" of capabilities against North Korea.
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US congressman condemned for Auschwitz gas chamber video

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 18:44

Memorial officials criticise Clay Higgins for his five-minute film partly shot inside a gas chamber.
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US celebrates 4 July by hitting slopes

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 16:43
related places: Squaw Valley

Temperatures of 80F (26C) didn't stop visitors from hitting the slopes in Squaw Valley over the weekend.
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North Korea missile launch: Trump berates China on trade

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 15:59
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Trump

US president criticises China for apparent increase in trade with North Korea.
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US laptop ban lifted on Emirates and Turkish Airlines

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 12:24

Emirates and Turkish Airlines say the laptop cabin ban will no longer apply on their US flights.
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North Korea ICBM launch: US and S Korea respond with drill

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 11:58
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang

Pyongyang's long-range missile test prompts a joint warning from the US and South Korea.
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Poland First

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 10:07

Poland's nationalist government is delighted the US president is visiting. But why is he going?
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Afghan girl roboticists denied US visas

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 10:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

An all-girl team is to watch their robot compete in the US via Skype, after they were denied visas.
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North Korea ICBM: US and South Korea conduct missile drills after launch

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 6:15
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

US and South Korea conduct military drills in response to North Korea's ICBM launch.
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North Korea missile: US confirms long-range test

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 5:26
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Some believe the intercontinental ballistic missile tested on Tuesday could reach Alaska.
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A game-changer?

Wednesday, July 5th 2017, 1:25
related places: North

With Alaska now possibly within range, the US has to accept that the North is a "real" danger.
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Americans celebrate Fourth of July 2017

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 21:28

Across the United States, people have been marking Independence Day in their own ways.
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North Korea missile test: US seeks Security Council meeting

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 20:58
related countries: China China, South Korea South Korea, Russia Russia

The UN Security Council is expected to meet on Wednesday to discuss North Korea's latest missile test.
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Trump mocked in Iran cartoon competition

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 15:34
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Nazi, Tehran

Cartoonists attack the US president as a Nazi, a baby and warmonger in a contest held in Tehran.
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Raqqa: IS 'capital' wall breached by US-backed Syrian forces

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 10:49
related countries: Syria Syria

Parts of the Old City wall are destroyed in air strikes amid fierce clashes in the IS "capital".
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Fox Sports fires top executive Jamie Horowitz

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 2:13

US media say the sacking comes amid claims of sexual harassment at Fox Sports.
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Fourth of July fireworks 'safety' video released

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 1:57

The US government has a vivid warning for people planning to celebrate with fireworks.
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Boston taxi crash: 'It sounded like a plane blowing up'

Tuesday, July 4th 2017, 0:01

A taxi has crashed into pedestrians at an airport in the US.
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Man held over US road rage killing

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 15:54

Prosecutors say the shooting of the high school graduate was a "savage, senseless and brutal act".
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Showdown: Donald Trump v the 'mainstream media'

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 12:34

The US President has tweeted a short video clip of him wrestling a person with the CNN logo for a head.
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South China Sea: China calls USS Stethem warship 'a provocation'

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 12:20
related countries: China China

China dispatches ships and fighter jets after USS Stethem sails close to a disputed island.
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Etihad flights to and from US avoid laptop ban

Monday, July 3rd 2017, 11:09
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
related places: Abu Dhabi

Thorough checks on gadgets mean passengers can use laptops from Abu Dhabi to the US, the airline says.
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Most US women won't dine alone with opposite sex, survey suggests

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 16:27

More than half would not dine alone with the opposite sex, according to a New York Times poll.
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Waterspout filmed on Sebago Lake in the US

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 10:01
related places: Sebago Lake

Video shows a whirling waterspout, which is similar to a tornado, forming on Sebago Lake in the US.
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Trump defends his use of social media in a series of tweets

Sunday, July 2nd 2017, 4:07

The US president defends his persistent use of social media after a week of controversial tweets.
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War machine

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 23:39
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Ahmed Rashid on the Netflix movie that sets out why the US is still embroiled in Afghanistan.
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US returns 'looted' royal seals to South Korea after 60 years

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 13:30
related countries: South Korea South Korea

The two royal seals, dating from the 16th and 17th Centuries, were taken more than 60 years ago.
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Vaquita porpoise: Dolphins deployed to save rare species

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 9:42
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican government is to use US Navy-trained dolphins to locate and herd endangered vaquitas.
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US Defence Secretary Mattis delays lifting transgender ban

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 6:36

Defence Secretary James Mattis approves a six-month postponement of his predecessor's plan.
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Donald Trump warns North Korea of 'determined response'

Saturday, July 1st 2017, 1:57
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

The US president calls for a firm response to Pyongyang, after talks with South Korea's leader.
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Wrong medicine?

Friday, June 30th 2017, 21:01

Despite anger at rising US prescription drug prices and debate over healthcare reform, government intervention to curb them seems unlikely.
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Plane crashes into truck on US freeway in Los Angeles

Friday, June 30th 2017, 19:39
related places: Los Angeles, Cessna

A twin-engine Cessna was carrying two people who both survived and are being treated at a nearby hospital.
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Trumplomacy

Friday, June 30th 2017, 17:59

The top US diplomat faces his greatest challenge so far, but his boss isn't making his job any easier.
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China condemns US sanctions over 'North Korea funding'

Friday, June 30th 2017, 16:18
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing

Beijing hits out at a US decision to blacklist a bank accused of laundering North Korean money.
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Trump travel ban

Friday, June 30th 2017, 15:52

The definition of a "close" relative in the US travel ban has launched a great debate online.
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Hard fight

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 23:39

As US-backed fighters advance on the de facto capital of IS, Americans warn of big challenges ahead.
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Afghanistan conflict: US says troop withdrawal was too quick

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 20:00

US and Nato chiefs differ on past decisions, but insist they are committed to their mission.
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Trump mocks TV host Mika Brzezinski's 'bleeding facelift'

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 18:46

The US president also tweets that MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski has "low I.Q." and is "Crazy".
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Syria war: US-backed forces 'surround IS in Raqqa'

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 17:22
related countries: Syria Syria

The alliance says it has sealed off the last escape route from IS's self-proclaimed capital in Syria.
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Merkel: Hamburg G20 to focus on Paris climate deal

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 15:01
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Paris

This year's G20 summit is to focus on furthering the Paris climate deal, which Mr Trump opposes.
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Trump travel ban: US sets out visa criteria

Thursday, June 29th 2017, 11:09

Visa applicants from six mainly Muslim countries must have "close" family or business ties.
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Why Trump only has bad North Korea options

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 23:21
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

Steve Evans looks at the obstacles to the US and South Korea developing a strategy on the north.
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US orders tougher airline screening

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 21:33

The feared extension is not included in a raft of strict new screening rules on flights into the US.
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YouTube book shooting ends in death

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 21:17

A teenager killed her boyfriend as he held a thick book to his chest, believing it would stop the bullet.
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Barack Obama and family enjoy Indonesia holiday

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 18:53
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

Former US president's visit receives saturation coverage in Indonesia, where he lived as a child.
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Syria took US chemical attack warning seriously - Mattis

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 18:29
related places: White House

The White House had warned President Bashar al-Assad his military would "pay a very heavy price".
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Trump to attend Bastille Day celebrations in France

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 16:10
related countries: France France

Mr Trump will again meet Emmanuel Macron, who accused him of a "not innocent" handshake last month.
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Irish reporter Caitríona Perry's 'bizarre moment' with Trump

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 11:00
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Perry, Trump

US President Donald Trump was on the phone to the newly-elected Irish prime minister when RTE's Caitríona Perry caught his eye.
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Toshiba sues US firm over 'interference'

Wednesday, June 28th 2017, 5:55
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese giant says the US firm is stopping the sale of its memory chip business
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Colombia anti-corruption chief arrested on US charges

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 23:33

A US court charges Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera with money laundering linked to bribery.
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Republicans delay Senate healthcare vote

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 22:12
related places: Senate

President Donald Trump's party are divided on their plan to replace Obamacare.
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US policeman in hot pursuit of own car

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 21:46
related places: Ohio

A police officer in Ohio had to chase his own patrol car after it began rolling away during a traffic stop.
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Laquan McDonald death: Officers 'lied about US teenager's shooting'

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 20:58
related places: Chicago

Prosecutors charge three officers with conspiracy to cover up the death of a black Chicago teen.
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Human trafficking: US downgrades China over record

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 20:35
related countries: China China

China could face sanctions after the US named it one of the worst offenders of human trafficking.
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Syria war: Air strike on IS prison in Mayadin 'kills dozens'

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 17:17

The US-led coalition says it is looking into reports that more than 40 prisoners are among the dead.
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US deportations of Iraqis halted by Michigan judge

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 15:43
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Michigan

The court rules the Chaldean Catholics, Sunni Muslims and Iraqi Kurds faced danger back in Iraq.
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Syria chemical attack may be being prepared, US warns

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 15:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria is planning another chemical attack, the US says, warning it would pay a "heavy price".
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Liu Xiaobo: China tells US not to interfere over jailed dissident

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 10:41

The US called for the jailed Nobel laureate, who has terminal cancer, to be given "genuine freedom".
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Google hit with record $2.7bn EU fine

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 9:51

The European Commission penalises the US tech giant for illegally favouring its own shopping service.
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'UK would support US over chemical attacks'

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 7:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The defence secretary said the government would support 'proportionate' military action
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Trump causes 'major' shift in global view of US: Pew

Tuesday, June 27th 2017, 6:33

The US president and his policies "are broadly unpopular around the globe", a survey says.
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Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Monday, June 26th 2017, 19:48
related places: Trump

The US Supreme Court partly implements the travel and refugee bans pending a full review in October.
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US senator to block arms sales to Gulf over Qatar crisis

Monday, June 26th 2017, 19:33
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Gulf

Influential Republican Bob Corker wants to see a "path forward" to resolving the crisis in the Gulf.
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Warmbier: Professor fired for saying he 'got what he deserved'

Monday, June 26th 2017, 15:25
related places: Delaware

The University of Delaware sacks a professor who derided Otto Warmbier as a "clueless white male".
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US passenger 'tried to open door' mid-flight to Houston

Monday, June 26th 2017, 12:44
related places: Houston, Texas

The woman was able to rip off part of the door, according to a passenger on board the flight to Texas.
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Modi in Washington

Monday, June 26th 2017, 0:21

How Mr Modi deals with Mr Trump will partially shape the future of the US-India relationship.
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