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Mike Pence warns Nato it must boost defence spending

Monday, February 20th 2017, 17:23
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Mike Pence also said the US remains committed to Europe, despite recent criticism by Donald Trump.
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US student regrets grading his ex's apology letter and posting it on Twitter

Monday, February 20th 2017, 9:13

A US college student "regrets" grading an apology letter sent to him by his ex-girlfriend and posting it on Twitter with a mark.
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Iran 'will not instigate hostilities' - foreign minister

Monday, February 20th 2017, 5:03
related countries: Iran Iran

The Iranian Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif, has called on the United States to stop threatening Iran.
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Hitler's phone sold for $243,000 at US auction

Monday, February 20th 2017, 3:07

The red phone, which has the Nazi leader's name engraved on it, was sold to an anonymous bidder.
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SpaceX successfully launches rocket after Saturday setback

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 20:46

The US rocket company sends a cargo ship to resupply the International Space Station.
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California 'bombogenesis' storm pushes north

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 7:53
related places: California

US forecasters say more heavy rain is on the way in north California, after southern storms killed five.
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South China Sea: US carrier group begins 'routine' patrols

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 7:49
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing, Washington

China's foreign ministry has warned Washington against challenging Beijing's sovereignty.
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Trump: 'I'm only worried he's gonna give me a kiss'

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 23:54
related places: Florida

The US president invited a supporter on to the stage at his rally in Florida.
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Internet memes mock Donald Trump by making him look small - literally

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 22:40

Internet users mock the US president by making him look small - literally.
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Saturday, February 18th 2017, 19:15
related places: Roe, Wade

Norma McCorvey was the focus of the "Roe v Wade" case but later called her role "a mistake".
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New York bomb plot mastermind Omar Abdel Rahman dies in prison

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 17:22

Omar Abdel Rahman - who was serving a life sentence in the US - dies in prison, his family says.
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Twin Peaks actor Warren Frost dies at 91

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 15:36
related places: Twin Peaks

A US actor from television shows Twin Peaks and Seinfeld has died after a long illness.
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Russia wants 'mutual respect' with the US, says Lavrov

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 14:48
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Lavrov, Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow wants a relationship of "mutual respect" with the US.
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'Enemies of the people': Trump remark echoes history's worst tyrants

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 13:15
related places: Trump

The US president calls the media "enemies of the people" - a phrase favoured by Stalin and Mao.
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US 'unwavering' in support for Nato allies, says Pence

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 12:50
related places: Pence

The US vice-president also demands that Nato allies pay more for their joint defence.
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Russia must be held accountable, says Mike Pence

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 11:04
related countries: Belarus Belarus, Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Minsk

In his first speech abroad, the US vice-president called on Russia to honour the Minsk peace accord.
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Protest against Mexico border wall

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 8:41
related countries: Mexico Mexico

They formed a "human wall" to protest US President Donald Trump's plans for a wall between the countries.
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Hitler's phone to be auctioned in US

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 2:55

Bidding for the phone, which has the Nazi leader's name engraved on it, will start at $100,000.
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'Shattered hopes'

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 2:19
related countries: China China

Long Zhenyang sought asylum in the US, saying his hopes of reform in China were "shattered".
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Robert Harward turns down Trump's national security adviser offer

Friday, February 17th 2017, 18:09
related places: Trump

Retired Vice-Admiral Robert Harward reportedly wanted to bring in his own team.
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US businesses close during Day Without Immigrants

Friday, February 17th 2017, 11:38

US businesses and schools faced disruption on Thursday as workers and students stayed at home to highlight the contribution of immigrants.
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Viral video makes case for 'US first, India second'

Friday, February 17th 2017, 11:35
related countries: India India

India is the latest nation vying to be "second" after Donald Trump vowed to put America First.
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Tillerson and Mattis in guarded approach to Russia

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 23:46
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia
related places: Bonn

Senior US officials say Washington will work with Moscow, but only in certain policy areas.
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Israel-Palestinian conflict: UN warns Trump over two-state reversal

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 14:35
related places: Trump

UN head Antonio Guterres says there is 'no alternative' to the long-held US goal for peace.
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US actor Ashton Kutcher urges end to child sexual exploitation

Thursday, February 16th 2017, 1:48

A visibly emotional Ashton Kutcher says he has seen things "no person should see".
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US Senate blocks Obama gun background checks rule

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 20:49

A regulation that tightened gun checks on the mentally ill may now be ditched by President Trump.
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Trump defence chief Mattis threatens less commitment to Nato

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 20:33

The new US defence secretary's warning comes as he also insists Nato is a "fundamental bedrock".
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Medieval-style drugs catapult found on US-Mexico border

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 17:45
related places: Arizona

The medieval-style catapult was mounted on a border wall to launch 21kg of cannabis into Arizona.
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Trump hits back at US media reports on Russia contacts

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 17:01
related countries: Russia Russia

The US president accuses the intelligence community of leaks and interference in politics.
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Israel-Palestinian conflict: Two-state solution not only option, US says

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 15:28
related countries: Israel Israel

An official says a two-state solution may not be the only option in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
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US detains Mexican despite work permit

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 15:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The 23-year-old is protected from deportation under one of President Barack Obama's policies.
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Melania Trump 'hooker' remark: NYT reporter apologises

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 13:57

The journalist had been reprimanded by the paper for referring to the US first lady as a "hooker".
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Trump defence chief Mattis hails Nato as 'bedrock' of co-operation

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 12:40

James Mattis reassures ministers at Brussels meeting, following President Trump's Nato criticism.
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Harrison Ford 'in near-miss' at US airport

Wednesday, February 15th 2017, 0:15
related places: Monday

The US actor mistakenly landed on a taxiway on Monday, passing over a passenger plane, media say.
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Venezuela deputy president defies US over drug sanction

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 22:35

Tareck El Aissami slams US "imperialist aggression" after he is accused of trafficking drugs.
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The family divided over Trump

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 16:08
related places: Trump

The Arab American Moushref family are divided over Donald Trump's travel ban.
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Michael Flynn: Trump's national security adviser resigns

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 15:22
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Flynn

He is said to have misled officials over a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador.
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US sanctions Venezuela vice-president over trafficking claims

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 13:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US says Tareck El Aissami has played "a significant role in international narcotics trafficking".
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North Korea missile test: US allies discuss steps

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 5:00
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Defence chiefs hold conference call amid widespread condemnation of North Korea's missile test.
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Playboy brings back nudity, saying its removal was a mistake

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 1:09

The US magazine's chief creative officer says removing naked images last year "was a mistake".
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Global pariah

Tuesday, February 14th 2017, 0:52
related countries: Sudan Sudan

In our series of letters from African journalists, Sudanese columnist Yousra Elbagir explains what it is like to live in a country subject to US sanctions.
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'I lost all my fingers': Asylum seekers make dangerous border crossing

Monday, February 13th 2017, 23:13
related countries: Ghana Ghana
related places: Asylum

Two Ghanaian asylum-seekers who tried to cross the US-Canada border tell their story.
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Outside Source Reality Check: The North American Free Trade deal

Monday, February 13th 2017, 22:51

Ros Atkins looks at what's fact and what's not about the North American Free Trade deal in Outside Source's Reality Check.
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Dakota pipeline: US judge denies request to halt construction

Monday, February 13th 2017, 22:00

Native American tribes argue the pipeline endangers their drinking water and sacred burial sites.
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Oroville Dam risk: Thousands ordered to evacuate homes

Monday, February 13th 2017, 20:44
related places: California

Heavy rain forces the first emergency evacuation in the history of the highest US dam.
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Trudeau 'won't lecture Trump on refugees'

Monday, February 13th 2017, 20:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Trump

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau are quizzed on their opposing views on immigration.
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Leaders 'shoulder grab' at White House

Monday, February 13th 2017, 16:14
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: White House

The US president and Canadian prime minister exchange greetings ahead of their first face-to-face talks.
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What went wrong at damaged US dam?

Monday, February 13th 2017, 13:37
related places: California

More than 180,000 people in northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after both overflow channels at the tallest dam in the US were found to be damaged.
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Migrants walk through snow to Canada after 'hatred' in US

Monday, February 13th 2017, 12:49
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: America

We hear from migrants who walked through snow from the US to Canada, after facing "hatred" in America.
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Aerial video shows US dam 'erosion'

Monday, February 13th 2017, 8:46
related places: America

Nearly 190,000 people in Northern California have been told to evacuate their homes after the tallest dam in America was weakened by heavy rainfall.
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Mexican building US wall says family jokes about leaving gap

Monday, February 13th 2017, 1:54
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Luis

"Luis" is Mexican and works for an American firm reinforcing the wall at the US-Mexico border.
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Mexico protesters march against Trump's immigration policies

Monday, February 13th 2017, 0:54
related places: Trump

Tens of thousands take to the streets to protest against the US president's immigration policies.
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Trump travel ban: Policy adviser attacks US federal appeals court

Sunday, February 12th 2017, 16:56
related places: Trump

The aide says Trump's power on the issue is "beyond question", despite court rulings to the contrary.
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Margaret Atwood: US going 'back to Puritan values' under Trump

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 20:27
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Puritan, Trump, New England

The Canadian writer compares attitudes to women's rights to those of 17th-century New England.
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'Trump has taken a mother from children'

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 9:00
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican woman deported from the US says Donald Trump has 'taken a mother from her children'.
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Strong winds in US topple truck on highway

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 6:38
related places: Wyoming

Dashcam footage captures the moment strong winds cause a truck to blow over onto a highway patrol car in Wyoming.
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Donald Trump considers issuing new travel ban

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 4:45

The US president tells reporters on Air Force One that a "brand new order" may be issued next week.
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The ‘Trump fan’ taking Mexican wrestling by storm

Saturday, February 11th 2017, 0:09
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

Sam Polinsky is an American wrestler who joined the Lucha Libre circuit in Mexico City.
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Trump vows to win travel ban court fight

Friday, February 10th 2017, 23:23

Mr Trump also says a "brand new order" is being looked at as the other one flounders in the courts.
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'Look at me' - Trump and Abe's awkward handshake

Friday, February 10th 2017, 23:08
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Trump, White House, Abe

US President Donald Trump and Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks at the White House.
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Mexico warns citizens in US after woman deported

Friday, February 10th 2017, 21:55

The case of Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos illustrates a "new reality" for Mexicans, officials say.
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Trump tells Abe: US-Japan ties are 'cornerstone of peace'

Friday, February 10th 2017, 20:56
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Trump

After talks with PM Shinzo Abe, Donald Trump says the US is committed to "the security of Japan".
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Former US National Guard soldier jailed for IS support

Friday, February 10th 2017, 20:39
related countries: Libya Libya

Mohamed Jalloh said he felt "like a complete idiot" for backing the group.
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Trump agrees to honour 'One China' policy despite threats

Friday, February 10th 2017, 19:29
related countries: China China

The US president had a 'cordial' call with China, after it raised complaints about his conduct.
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Car veers off road in blizzard conditions in the US

Friday, February 10th 2017, 19:28

Schools are shut and flights have been cancelled as a major snow storm strikes in the north east of the country.
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Rampaging deer caught by shopper in US

Friday, February 10th 2017, 15:46
related places: Pennsylvania

"When I seen it, it was game-on," says the Pennsylvania man who caught the scared doe.
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Trump urges Israel to 'act reasonably' on settlements

Friday, February 10th 2017, 12:38
related countries: Israel Israel

The US president urges Israel to "act reasonably" because he believes a peace deal is possible.
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Uzbek film blocked over lack of Morgan Freeman

Friday, February 10th 2017, 11:34

Uzbek film advert uses US actor's image even though he is not in it.
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George and Amal Clooney 'expecting twins', Matt Damon confirms

Friday, February 10th 2017, 9:16
related places: June

Matt Damon says he "almost started crying" when the actor told him the news.
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Trump loses appeal court bid to reinstate travel ban

Friday, February 10th 2017, 9:05
related places: Trump

A US court rejects the president's bid to revive his ban on people from seven mainly Muslim countries.
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'I will fight my mother's deportation to Mexico'

Friday, February 10th 2017, 1:55
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The daughter of a Mexican woman who has been deported from the US pledges to fight the decision.
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Donald Trump: 'We will see them in court'

Friday, February 10th 2017, 1:49

President Donald Trump says a refusal by a US appeals court to reinstate his travel ban is "a political decision".
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Why don't Japanese drivers buy US cars?

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 23:44
related countries: Japan Japan

US carmakers export hardly any cars to Japan, something that annoys President Trump - but why not?
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'American carnage'

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 22:15
related places: Trump

Trump decries urban violence, terrorism and police shootings. Is his image of 'American carnage' fair?
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions: End migrant lawlessness

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 22:07

The new US attorney general says illegal immigration threatens public safety and pulls down wages.
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Nato has troops 'shortfall' in Afghanistan - US general

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 18:42
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The general says extra forces are needed to train Afghan troops in the war with the Taliban.
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US minor admits Brussels airport cyber attack - prosecutors

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 17:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Prosecutors say the failed hack just hours after deadly bombings in 2016 had "no terrorist motives".
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US Army officer brings Afghan interpreter to live with him

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 14:55
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Palo Alto, California

Qismat Amin will live for now with Captain Matthew Ball and his wife in Palo Alto, California.
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US says it killed 11 al-Qaeda operatives in Syria air strikes

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 9:48
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Idlib

Air strikes near Idlib killed 11 al-Qaeda members, the Pentagon says.
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Trump cabinet: Senate confirms Jeff Sessions as attorney general

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 7:14
related places: Trump

Jeff Sessions was a highly controversial Donald Trump nomination because of accusations of racism.
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US halts vetting Nauru refugees for now, Australia says

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 7:03
related countries: Australia Australia, Nauru Nauru

The US is no longer screening refugees on Nauru, but Australia expects the process to resume.
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US man gets 30 years for helping plot IS attack in Texas

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 22:09
related places: Texas

The man is the second person in the US to be convicted of supporting so-called Islamic State.
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Trump travel ban: President attacks 'so political' courts

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 21:08
related places: President

The US president tells police chiefs he has the right to enact his controversial executive order.
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Elizabeth Warren silenced over US Senate criticism of Sessions

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 18:12
related places: Sessions

The Massachusetts Democratic senator was reading a letter by the widow of Martin Luther King Jr.
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Trump travel ban: Tough questions in US appeals court hearing

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 10:39

Judges focus on the limits of presidential power and whether the ban is unfair on Muslims.
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Dakota Access Pipeline to win US Army permit for completion

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 22:41
related places: Dakota

But Standing Rock Sioux lawyers pledge to fight approval of the $3.8bn, four-state project.
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Trump pick wins knife-edge Senate vote

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 22:26
related places: Senate

For the first time ever, the US vice-president casts a tie-breaking vote for a cabinet appointment.
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Barack Obama goes kitesurfing with Richard Branson

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 18:39

The former US president Barack Obama has enjoyed a spot of kitesurfing with Richard Branson.
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US dog food recall after euthanasia drug found

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 17:30

One pug named Talula has died and five other have been sickened by pentobarbital.
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Iran's Khamenei says Trump shows real face of America

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 17:27
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: America, Trump

The Iranian supreme leader lambasts the US after fresh sanctions are imposed over a missile test.
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The president and the bathrobe

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 14:14

The US president's spokesman has caused a bit of a Twitter storm by claiming Mr Trump does not own a bathrobe.
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US justice department defends 'lawful' Trump travel ban

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 3:23
related places: Trump

The justice department defends the president's travel ban and urges an appeals court to reinstate it.
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Changing course

Tuesday, February 7th 2017, 0:04

With the advent of President Trump, US-Egypt relations are set to grow warmer, says Orla Guerin.
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Flight attendant shares story of saving trafficking victim

Monday, February 6th 2017, 21:28

A US flight attendant shares the story of how she helped a trafficking victim on her plane.
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US police threaten to punish drink drivers with Justin Bieber

Monday, February 6th 2017, 20:17

Drink drivers would have to watch the pop star "the entire way to jail", police say.
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Huge meteor blazes across US skies

Monday, February 6th 2017, 18:03

Dashcam footage captures a fireball over US Midwestern states on Monday.
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Trump travel ban: States urge retention of temporary block

Monday, February 6th 2017, 16:28
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers for two US states argue against removing a legal block on President Trump's travel ban.
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Kremlin angry over Fox News 'Putin's a killer' question

Monday, February 6th 2017, 14:58
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia says that "Putin's a killer" comments are unacceptable and the US TV station must apologise.
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Trump ramps up criticism of judge after travel ban setback

Monday, February 6th 2017, 10:23

The US president also calls on border officials to check people entering America "very carefully".
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Trump suffers new travel ban setback

Sunday, February 5th 2017, 16:52
related places: Trump

A US appeals court rejects the Trump administration's request in a late-night ruling.
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