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

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VIDEO: The great US clutter divide

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 21:24

While some Americans struggle with too many possessions, others have too few.
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The decline of the American news anchor

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 18:51

The slow decline of the US nightly news presenter
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Pfizer deal leads Dow Jones higher

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 14:59

US drugmaker Pfizer leads the Dow Jones higher in early Thursday trading after clinching a deal to buy rival Hospira.
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Yemen militant killed by US drone

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 13:27
related places: Senior

Senior al-Qaeda militant Harith al-Nadhari is killed by a US drone strike in the south of the country, the group says in a Twitter posting.
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Suge Knight released from hospital

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 12:46

US rap mogul Suge Knight is released from hospital and taken back in to custody.
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Nato to boost Eastern Europe defence

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 11:20
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Kiev, Washington

Nato is due to reveal details of a plan to strengthen its military presence in Eastern Europe amid intensified fighting in Ukraine.
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Venezuela seeks mediation with US

Thursday, February 5th 2015, 1:16
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro calls for a relationship with the US based on diplomacy, after the US imposed sanctions on Venezuelan officials.
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US stocks end mixed on Greek news

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 21:55
related countries: Greece Greece

US markets end Wednesday mixed, as investors fret over news that the European Central Bank withdrew a waiver allowing banks to use Greek debt as collateral.
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GM shares rise after surprise profit

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 21:39

Shares in North American car giant General Motors rise more than 5% after it announces fourth-quarter net income of $1.1bn.
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US watchdog to defend net neutrality

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 17:11

The chairman of the US's communications watchdog intends to defend the principles of net neutrality by treating net providers as utilities.
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Jordan vows 'severe response' to IS

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 17:00
related countries: Jordan Jordan

Jordan's King Abdullah II vows to fight back against Islamic State, a day after an IS video shows a Jordanian pilot being burnt alive.
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Staples buys Office Depot for $6.3bn

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 16:21
related places: Staples, Amazon

US office supply store Staples announces it will buy rival Office Depot for $6.3bn in an effort to fend off competition from Amazon.
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US to destroy chemical weapons cache

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 16:16

The US is set to destroy its largest remaining cache of chemical-laden artillery shells, bringing it closer to complying with an international treaty.
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US skier trapped for days in Alps

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Alps

An American skier is rescued after spending more than 48 hours trapped in waist-deep snow in the Swiss Alps.
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US senator questions hand-wash rules

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 10:26

A US senator, taking aim at health regulations, suggests restaurants should not have to compel employees to wash their hands after toilet visits.
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Armstrong charged over car crash

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 8:19
related places: Aspen

Lance Armstrong is charged with leaving the scene of an accident after a car crash in the American ski resort of Aspen.
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Asian stocks rise on oil recovery

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 6:40

Asian markets are mostly rising after US crude prices climbed for a fourth consecutive day, raising hopes the oil price crash may be nearing an end.
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Smucker enters pet food business

Wednesday, February 4th 2015, 0:47

J M Smucker, the US maker of jam, coffee and packaged goods, is entering the fast-growing pet food business by buying Big Heart Pet Brands.
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NSA pledge on data of non-Americans

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 19:11

The US electronic spying agency will no longer be allowed to keep indefinitely data collected from foreigners with no intelligence purpose.
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Knight goes from court to hospital

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 18:38

Former American rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is taken to hospital shortly after pleading not guilty to murder and attempted murder.
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Lee to publish Mockingbird 'sequel'

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 17:13

An unpublished novel by Harper Lee is finally to see the light of day, 60 years after the US author put it aside to write To Kill a Mockingbird.
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S&P pays $1.4bn in sub-prime case

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 16:55

Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) agrees to pay $1.38bn settlement to US regulators over allegations it knowingly inflated its ratings of risky mortgage investments.
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VIDEO: Time-lapse shows build up of US snow

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 13:22
related places: Poughkeepsie, Time

Time-lapse video shows the gradual build up of snow as residents in Poughkeepsie, New York are hit by a blizzard.
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Super Bowl sets US TV ratings record

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 9:13
related places: Sunday

An estimated average of 114.4 million people watched Sunday's Super Bowl in the US on NBC, according to initial figures.
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Asian markets rise on oil rebound

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 8:22
related places: Wall Street

Most Asian markets rise after a rebound in crude oil prices led to a rally in US stocks on Wall Street.
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VIDEO: Blizzards cause US travel chaos

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 6:02

Huge swathes of the US have been hit by heavy snow fall after a powerful winter storm.
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US drops News Corp hacking probe

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 4:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rupert Murdoch's media company News Corp will not be prosecuted in the US over the phone hacking scandal that rocked the company in the UK.
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When the US offered free childcare

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 4:27

When the US provided free childcare
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Suge Knight charged with murder

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 3:52

The former American rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight is charged with murder following a fatal hit-and-run incident.
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US ponders arming Ukraine forces

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 3:02
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US officials consider whether to send defensive weapons to help the Ukraine government against pro-Russian rebels, US media say.
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US expands Venezuela visa bans

Tuesday, February 3rd 2015, 0:22
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The United States imposes visa restrictions on unnamed Venezuelan officials over alleged human rights violations and corruption.
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Obama seeks tax rises in budget

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 18:04
related places: Congress

US President Barack Obama sends a $4tn (£2.6tn) budget proposal to Congress with significant tax rises, primarily on firms and the wealthy.
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Energy firms lift US markets

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 15:13

A recovery in oil prices lifts energy stocks, pushing US markets higher in early trade.
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Obama plans tax on overseas profits

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 14:59

US President Barack Obama plans to tax US firms on profits made and cash held overseas, raising funds for a major road-improvement plan in the US.
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Whitney daughter's condition unknown

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 8:51

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late US singer Whitney Houston, is in hospital in an unknown condition after being found unresponsive in a bath.
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US oil workers go on national strike

Monday, February 2nd 2015, 1:44

US union leaders launch a large-scale strike at nine refineries after failing to agree on a new national contract with major oil companies.
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VIDEO: How important is the Super Bowl?

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 22:03

Why is the American sports game so big?
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US boy, three, shoots both parents

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 12:25
related places: New Mexico

A three-year-old US boy shoots and injures his mother and father with the same bullet after pulling a gun from her handbag in a New Mexico motel.
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New Jersey governor begins UK visit

Sunday, February 1st 2015, 4:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

New Jersey's Governor and US Republican presidential hopeful Chris Christie will start a three-day visit to Britain and is due to meet PM David Cameron.
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Whitney's daughter 'found in bath'

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 19:43
related countries: Georgia Georgia

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late American singer Whitney Houston, is found unresponsive in a bathtub in a home in Georgia, US police say.
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Venezuela 'US reporter' ad dropped

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 5:56
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan TV withdraws a tourism advert which features an image of a US reporter detained while covering the 2013 elections.
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Crossing the border to attend US schools

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 1:58
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Texas

Waking up in Mexico and heading for classes in Texas
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10 things we didn't know last week

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 0:39
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Who smiles more - Dutch babies or US babies?
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IS 'chemical weapons expert killed'

Friday, January 30th 2015, 23:50
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A chemical weapons expert working with Islamic State in Iraq has been killed in a coalition air strike, the US military says.
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VIDEO: US record producer hands himself in

Friday, January 30th 2015, 22:02

Suge Knight, the man behind the Death Row Records label, has been arrested on suspicion of hitting and killing a man with his truck.
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Romney won't run in 2016 election

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:22
related places: Republican

Mitt Romney, the Republican beaten by President Obama in the US 2012 election, has decided he will not run for president again.
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Saudi ambush targets US citizens

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:19
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
related places: Gulf

A gun attack in Saudi Arabia on a car carrying two US citizens leaves one of them wounded, in the latest attack on foreigners in the Gulf kingdom.
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US plotter guilty of Gambia coup bid

Friday, January 30th 2015, 17:10
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia

A former US army sergeant pleads guilty to involvement in a failed coup against Gambian President Yahya Jammeh last December.
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Shake Shack shares surge on debut

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:40

Shares in US burger firm Shake Shack surge more than 130% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the firm at $1.8bn.
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US growth slows in fourth quarter

Friday, January 30th 2015, 15:10

The economy expanded by 2.6% in the last three months of 2014 - sharply lower than in the third quarter.
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US rejects Guantanamo Bay demand

Friday, January 30th 2015, 13:55
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US dismisses a Cuban demand to hand back the Guantanamo Bay naval base as part of efforts to normalise bilateral ties.
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Suge Knight held over LA death

Friday, January 30th 2015, 12:43

Death Row Records founder Suge Knight is being held on a murder charge by police after a fatal hit-and-run incident in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Taylor Swift trademarks famous lyrics

Friday, January 30th 2015, 7:39

Pop star Taylor Swift has trademarked phrases including "this sick beat" and "we never go out of style", in the United States to prevent unauthorised use of her work on merchandise.
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VIDEO: The 11m 'ghost' residents of the US

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:42
related places: New

New legislation in the United States aims to allow some undocumented immigrants to stay in the US and apply for work permits but many are afraid to admit their status.
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Uber sued over India rape allegation

Friday, January 30th 2015, 6:03
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

An Indian woman who says she was raped by a Delhi driver of web-based taxi firm Uber files a lawsuit against the service in a US court.
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VIDEO: Shipwreck treasure hunter in US court

Friday, January 30th 2015, 2:56
related places: Florida

A US treasure hunter who has been described by officials as the "most intelligent fugitive," has appeared in a Florida court following his arrest after two years on the run.
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China tops US for foreign investment

Friday, January 30th 2015, 2:25
related countries: China China

China overtakes the US as the top destination for foreign direct investment (FDI), for the first time since 2003.
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Can fancy burgers help US workers?

Friday, January 30th 2015, 0:00
related places: Why

Why is US burger firm Shake Shack set to raise millions?
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Congress approves Keystone pipeline

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 21:46
related places: Keystone

The US Senate passes a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk for a likely veto.
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Port spat puts squeeze on US islands

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 15:57
related countries: American Samoa American Samoa
related places: Pacific

Congestion in US ports means the Pacific island territory of American Samoa is running out of basic supplies.
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Lapthorne wins fourth Australian Open

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 12:29
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Britain's Andy Lapthorne wins his fourth Australian Open quad wheelchair doubles title, partnering American David Wagner.
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VIDEO: Castro: 'Time to by-pass the embargo'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 10:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The Cuban President, Raul Castro, has urged President Obama to use his executive powers to bypass the US economic embargo on Cuba.
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VIDEO: Measles outbreak blamed on parents

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 9:44
related places: California

The US has been measles-free for 15 years but there has been a new outbreak, which started at Disneyland in California.
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N Korea 'may be restarting reactor'

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 8:31
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Satellite images indicate North Korea may be trying to restart a nuclear reactor used to produce fuel for atomic weapons, a US think tank says.
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Nuclear scientist jailed in US

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 3:33
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A former nuclear scientist in the US is jailed for five years for trying to pass nuclear bomb-making secrets to Venezuela.
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Asian shares lower after Fed meeting

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 1:50
related places: Wall Street

Asian shares traded mostly lower, following Wall Street's lead after the US Federal Reserve said it was on track to raise interest rates this year.
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Earthquake recorded in East Midlands

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 0:15

An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the US Geological Survey reports.
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US Supreme Court blocks executions

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 23:59

The US Supreme Court postpones the executions of three death row inmates who say the use of the sedative midazolam in the procedures is cruel.
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Castro issues Guantanamo Bay demand

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 22:56
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Washington

Cuba demands the US hands back the Guantanamo Bay military base before relations with Washington are normalised.
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Iran picks new United Nations envoy

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 20:09
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: New York

Iran has selected Gholamali Khoshru as its ambassador to the United Nations in New York, less than one year after the US rejected its first choice.
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Fed to remain 'patient' on rate rise

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 19:58

The US Federal Reserve reiterates that it will be patient in raising interest rates, but adds it is weighing "international developments".
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VIDEO: How Apple made 'biggest profit ever'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 19:04
related places: Apple

US technology giant Apple has reported the biggest quarterly profit ever made by a public company.
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VIDEO: Veteran news anchor reveals he has ALS

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 18:18

Veteran US news presenter Larry Stogner has revealed he has an incurable neurological disease live on air.
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Drone firm blocks White House flights

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:56
related countries: China China
related places: White House

Chinese drone-maker DJI is to prevent its kit from flying over much of the US capital, following the crash of one of its aircraft into the White House lawn.
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Fixing Yemen 'will take decades'

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:38
related countries: Iran Iran, Yemen Yemen

US strategy in Yemen depends on Iran
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US north-east digs out of heavy snow

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 16:24
related places: New England

Residents of New England are digging out after up to 36in (91cm) of snow fell in a day-long blizzard that caused power cuts and paralysed travel.
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US warns of more sanctions on Russia

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 11:41
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew threatens a possible extension of sanctions on Russia because of the escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine.
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US admits snow forecast errors

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 9:35

The US National Weather Service says its forecasting is "subject to error", after predictions of a historic blizzard for New York City fell flat.
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VIDEO: Icy blizzard brings Boston to halt

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 9:29
related places: Boston, New York

The blizzard which narrowly missed New York on Tuesday has instead dumped up to a metre of snow on New England in the US.
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Keys through to face Serena in semi

Wednesday, January 28th 2015, 4:58
related places: Melbourne, Venus

Unseeded Madison Keys beats Venus Williams to set up an Australian Open semi-final with top seed Serena Williams.
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VIDEO: Storm-hit US town faces flooding

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 23:49
related places: Scituate

The BBC's Gary O'Donoghue who is in Scituate in Massachusetts reports on impact of the storm on this coastal town.
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Obama visits new Saudi King Salman

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:31
related countries: India India, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

US President Barack Obama cuts short an India trip to lead a bipartisan delegation to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.
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US museums consider London outpost

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 22:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

The world's largest museum and research institution could be heading for London as part of a multi-million dollar redevelopment of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
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US shares hit by weak earnings

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 18:43

US stocks fall sharply following a string of disappointing company results.
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VIDEO: How US is reporting Winter Storm Juno

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 12:51

Watch how ABC News' Good Morning America programme has reported on the blizzard, as New York City, Boston and other areas in the north-eastern US shut down amid warnings of "crippling" amounts of snow.
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US and India can be 'best partners'

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 8:05
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

President Barack Obama says the US and India should "stand together" as he concludes a three-day visit seen as a sign of warming ties between the two countries.
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Japan's Nikkei hits one-month high

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 7:43
related places: Wall Street

Tokyo's Nikkei share index rose sharply on Tuesday, helped by a weaker yen and by the calm reaction in US and European markets to the Greek election result.
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VIDEO: US states 'closed' amid snowstorm

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 6:57
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: The Eastern

The eastern seaboard of the United States and Canada is bracing for a massive storm, with winds of up to 80 mph (130km/h) expected to bring up to 3ft (1m) of snow.
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Fidel Castro reacts to US-Cuba thaw

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 5:42
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro appears to have given tacit approval to recent moves by Cuba and the US to restore diplomatic relations.
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US urges 'more inclusive' Thailand

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 2:00
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Bangkok

The most senior US envoy for East Asia says Thai politics should be "more inclusive", as he makes the highest-level visit since last year's coup.
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Snow emergency declared in US

Tuesday, January 27th 2015, 0:19
related places: New York

An emergency is declared in several US states as a storm bringing hurricane-force winds and 90cm (36ins) of snow heads for the north-east.
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Russia's credit rating cut to junk

Monday, January 26th 2015, 23:11
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Standard, Poor

Russia's credit rating is cut to junk by US ratings agency Standard and Poor's for the first time in a decade.
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VIDEO: 'Storm of immense scale' in US

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:59

A "potentially historic blizzard" could dump up to 90cm (3ft) of snow on the US north-east coast, the National Weather Service has warned.
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Ex-CIA officer guilty over Iran leak

Monday, January 26th 2015, 22:48
related countries: Iran Iran

A former CIA officer has been convicted of leaking classified details of a US operation against Iran to a New York Times reporter.
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FBI cracks 'Russian spy ring'

Monday, January 26th 2015, 21:43
related countries: Russia Russia

The FBI has arrested a man on charges he was spying for Russia and trying to recruit sources in New York City, says the US attorney general.
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Cumberbatch sorry for 'coloured' comment

Monday, January 26th 2015, 21:37

Benedict Cumberbatch says "I'm an idiot" after talking about "coloured actors" on a US talk show.
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Device triggers White House alert

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:42
related places: White House

A flying device known as a "quad copter" triggered a security alert when it landed in the grounds of the White House, a US official says.
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US Yemen embassy closes to public

Monday, January 26th 2015, 18:33
related countries: Yemen Yemen

The US embassy in Yemen is closed to the public until further notice because of security concerns, the state department says.
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Obama attends India's Republic Day

Monday, January 26th 2015, 11:56
related countries: India India

President Barack Obama begins the second day of his visit to India by becoming the first US head of state to attend the Republic Day parade.
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VIDEO: Will India act on climate change?

Monday, January 26th 2015, 9:44
related countries: India India

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi and US President Barack Obama are holding talks on climate change.
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