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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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Pope changes in fast-food outlet

Friday, July 10th 2015, 0:46
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia

Pope Francis uses a fast-food restaurant as a sacristy to prepare for Mass in Bolivia, during his tour of Latin American countries.
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US 'will not rush' to seal Iran deal

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 21:16
related countries: Iran Iran

America and other major powers are not in a rush to reach a nuclear agreement with Iran, US Secretary of State John Kerry says.
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Swiss banks agree US settlement

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 17:03
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Two more Swiss banks, Banque Pasche and Arvest Privatbank, settle with the US Justice Department over tax evasion by Americans.
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Russia top threat, US general says

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 16:45
related countries: Russia Russia

A general in line for the highest US military post says Russia's recent actions are "nothing short of alarming".
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IMF cuts global growth forecast

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 14:44

The International Monetary Fund cuts its global economic growth forecast for this year, blaming a slowdown in the US.
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VIDEO: Naked man steals US police car

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 6:00
related places: New Mexico

A man has been arrested in New Mexico in the US after allegedly running around in the nude and stealing a police car.
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Baltimore mayor sacks police chief

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:41
related places: Baltimore

The mayor of Baltimore axes the city's police chief months after the US city was rocked by riots following the death of a black man in custody.
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Sharapova hopeful of Williams upset

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 21:39
related places: Williams, Wimbledon

Maria Sharapova faces Serena Williams for a place in the Wimbledon final having not beaten the American for 11 years.
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United flights resume after grounding

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 15:36

US carrier United Airlines resumes flights nearly two hours after suffering a "network connectivity issue" that grounded all of its planes.
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US reports big jump in heroin use

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 14:56

Heroin use in the US has surged in the past decade as experts say people using opioid painkillers are increasingly turning to heroin as a cheaper high.
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NYC parade for USA World Cup heroes

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 1:24
related places: New York, Friday

A ticker-tape parade through Lower Manhattan will honour the USA's World Cup-winning women's team on Friday, says New York's mayor.
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Obama hosts Vietnam communist leader

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 23:21
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama meets Vietnam's Communist Party leader at the White House, the first such meeting since relations were normalised 20 years ago.
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US Army 'to cut 40,000 troops'

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 23:17

The US Army is planning to reduce the size of its force by 40,000 soldiers over the next two years, according to US media reports.
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VIDEO: Pele's American dream

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 23:15
related countries: Botswana Botswana

In June 1975, Brazilian superstar Pele joined the New York Cosmos soccer team. Clive Toye was the man to sign him.
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IMF warns against early US rate rise

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 20:56

The International Monetary Fund warns the US Federal Reserve against raising interest rates this year.
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US cruise company to sail to Cuba

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 20:40
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Miami

The world's largest cruise company, Carnival Corp, says it has received approval from the US government to offer trips to Cuba from Miami.
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Two killed in mid-air US plane crash

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 20:36

Two people die when a small plane collides with a F-16 fighter jet in South Carolina, sending debris into a nearby mobile home park.
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Williams sets up Sharapova semi-final

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 17:47
related places: Wimbledon

Serena Williams recovers from a set down to beat Victoria Azarenka and set up a Wimbledon semi-final against Maria Sharapova.
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More charges for US church 'gunman'

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 16:59

The man accused of killing nine black churchgoers in the US is charged with three additional counts of attempted murder.
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Ecuadoreans brave rain to see Pope

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 16:57
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador
related places: Quito, Pope

Pope Francis addresses hundreds of thousands of people at a Mass in the Ecuadorean capital, Quito, during his tour of three Latin American countries.
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VIDEO: Food fight! America v Europe

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 14:26
related places: America

The US and European Union are struggling to agree on food safety standards - among the major issues in a huge new trade deal.
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Open courts demanded for EU-US trade

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 14:18

The European Parliament says an EU-US trade deal, known as TTIP, must not allow private courts to handle investment disputes.
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Video costs US football player job

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 13:27

A promising American football player at Florida State University is kicked off the team after a video showed him punching a woman in a bar.
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Cosby gave woman drugs before sex

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 12:17

US comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, court documents say.
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VIDEO: One killed in US ice cave collapse

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 10:03
related places: Washington

Authorities in the US have reported one person dead and several others injured after part of an ice cave collapse in Washington.
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Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 9:23
related places: Hollywood, California, Ocean

Jerry Weintraub, the Hollywood producer of the Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films, dies in California aged 77.
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Women's World Cup breaks TV records

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 8:50

A record 25.4 million TV viewers in the US watched the Women's World Cup final, the country's biggest ever audience for a football game.
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VIDEO: Anti-IS campaign 'will not be quick'

Monday, July 6th 2015, 23:34

US President Barack Obama says there is progress in the campaign against Islamic State militants, but emphasises that ''it will not be quick''.
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US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign

Monday, July 6th 2015, 23:09
related countries: Syria Syria

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.
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Pope draws huge crowds in Ecuador

Monday, July 6th 2015, 21:27
related countries: Ecuador Ecuador

Hundreds of thousands of people gather in the Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil to see Pope Francis celebrate mass.
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Ten dead and dozens shot in Chicago

Monday, July 6th 2015, 16:13
related places: Chicago

Ten people are killed, including a 7-year-old boy, in a series of shootings during a violent US holiday weekend in Chicago.
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Tourists escape US 'lightning' fire

Monday, July 6th 2015, 14:12
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Holidaymakers from across Ireland have avoided injury after a major fire thought to have been caused by a lightning strike gutted part of their hotel in the United States.
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Grohl performs on TV-inspired throne

Monday, July 6th 2015, 9:22

Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl plays through the pain of a broken leg, sitting atop a Game of Thrones-inspired chair at US gig.
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Dinos hold on to box office crown

Monday, July 6th 2015, 8:53

Jurassic World holds on to the top spot at the North American box office, holding Terminator: Genisys and Magic Mike XXL at bay.
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'Hard choices' needed for Iran deal

Monday, July 6th 2015, 8:45
related countries: Austria Austria, Iran Iran
related places: Vienna

US Secretary of State John Kerry says "hard choices" are needed if a deal over Iran's nuclear programme is to be made by Tuesday's deadline.
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'Pearl Harbor' row after US win

Monday, July 6th 2015, 4:47
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Victory

Victory for the US over Japan in the Women's World Cup turns into a Twitter row, with some calling it "revenge" for Pearl Harbor.
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USA's Lloyd 'dreamed' of final goal

Monday, July 6th 2015, 3:48
related places: Lloyd

USA midfielder Carli Lloyd says she dreamed of scoring from the halfway line in the Women's World Cup final.
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USA 5-2 Japan

Monday, July 6th 2015, 1:31
related countries: Japan Japan

USA beat former champions Japan in Vancouver to become the first nation to win three Women's World Cups.
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VIDEO: 'Iran talks could go either way'

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 15:22
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Secretary of State John Kerry says an agreement on Iran's nuclear programme could be reached this week but that the talks could still "go either way".
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Air strikes on Syria IS stronghold

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 12:10
related countries: Syria Syria

The US-led coalition against the Islamic State group carries out an air assault on its Raqqa stronghold in Syria.
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VIDEO: USA fans 'invade' Vancouver for final

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 4:12
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Vancouver

Thousands of USA football fans have made the trip to Vancouver, Canada, to see if their team can win the Women's World Cup for the first time since 1999.
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US actress Diana Douglas dies at 92

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 2:38
related countries: Isle of Man Isle of Man

US actress and model Diana Douglas, the first wife of actor Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, has died aged 92, her family says.
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VIDEO: Do men or women rule US football?

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 1:00

Do men or women rule US football?
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Clinton accuses China of hacking US

Sunday, July 5th 2015, 0:04
related countries: China China

US presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton accuses China of hacking US computers and stealing commercial secrets and government information.
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US 'routinely spied' on Brazil

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 19:16
related countries: Botswana Botswana, Brazil Brazil

Wikileaks says it has evidence that the United States has routinely spied on senior Brazilian government officials since 2011 or earlier.
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Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 10:38
related places: Confederate

US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.
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VIDEO: Judge recognises school friend in dock

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 7:42
related places: Miami, Judge

A Judge and a man suspected of burglary were 'reunited' briefly during a court hearing in Miami, in the US.
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VIDEO: Judge recognises school friend in dock

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 10:47
related places: Miami, Judge

A Judge and a man suspected of burglary were 'reunited' briefly during a court hearing in Miami, in the US.
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IS 'emir of suicide bombers killed'

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 9:38

The US military says it has killed Tariq al-Harzi, a senior member of Islamic State known as the "emir of suicide bombers".
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Mainland China shares dive further

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 9:00
related places: Asia, Friday

Mainland China shares see another day of volatile trade on Friday, falling as much as 7%, as regulators announce an investigation.
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Fiat-Chrysler criticised over recalls

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 22:25
related places: Fiat

Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles faces action over the mishandling in the US of car recalls, the country's top vehicle safety regulator says.
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First US measles death in 12 years

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 20:57
related places: Health, Washington

Health authorities confirm that the death of a woman in Washington state earlier this year was the first US fatality from measles in 12 years.
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VIDEO: How prevalent is church arson in the US?

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 20:41

A series of seemingly unrelated fires at predominantly black churches has authorities searching for answers just weeks after a racially motivated mass shooting.
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Jim Webb joins 2016 presidential race

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 19:49
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Vietnam veteran and former US Senator Jim Webb launches his bid for president, joining other Democrats taking on front-runner Hillary Clinton.
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US gunman's sister in wedding appeal

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 18:17

The sister of Dylann Roof, who is charged with killing 9 people at a black church in South Carolina, launches an appeal to raise money for her wedding.
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Sesame Street's Maria to retire

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 15:49
related places: Maria

Sonia Manzano, who has played Maria on the US children's programme Sesame Street for more than four decades, is retiring.
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US sees slower jobs growth in June

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 15:20
related places: May, June

Weaker US employment figures and a fall in factory orders for May dampen expectations of an imminent interest rate rise.
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False alarm at US Navy complex in DC

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 14:41

The US Navy Yard in Washington DC, site of a mass shooting in 2013, is given the all clear by police after reports of a gunman turn out false.
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BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 14:12
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Gulf, Justice

BP has reached an $18.7bn (£12bn) settlement with the US Department of Justice following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
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US makes Fifa extradition request

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 12:34
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: May

The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss authorities say.
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Mass evacuation after US derailment

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 12:13
related places: Tennessee

More than 5,000 residents are evacuated in the US state of Tennessee after a train carrying toxic chemicals derails and catches fire.
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Dixons Carphone in deal with Sprint

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 11:33

Dixons Carphone has signed a deal with US telecoms firm Sprint that will see it open and manage Sprint-branded stores in the US.
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Japan shares up on weaker yen

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 7:24
related countries: Greece Greece, Japan Japan

Shares in Japan were up Thursday - despite continuing concerns over Greece - as investors welcomed a weaker yen and higher US markets overnight.
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Mystery US amnesia woman identified

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 7:17
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A woman found in the US with no memory of who she was, but who was thought to be Australian, is identified by her family as American Ashley Menatta.
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VIDEO: Replica 18th Century ship due in US

Thursday, July 2nd 2015, 5:12
related countries: France France

The French frigate Hermione is a replica of a ship that sailed to the US in the 18th Century and is recreating that journey.
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The little-known Canadian gridiron

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 23:01
related countries: Canada Canada

The little-known Canadian version of American football
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US airlines investigated over prices

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 19:47

The Justice Department investigates if US airlines are colluding to keep ticket prices high.
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US gay marriage resistance continues

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 17:58

Officials in the US south are resisting last week's Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage by refusing to issue licences to any couples - gay or straight.
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US manufacturing growth 'weakens'

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 16:39
related places: June

US manufacturing growth eases in June despite an increase in the hiring of workers, but there was better news for the construction sector.
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Macy's cuts ties with Donald Trump

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 16:29
related places: Republican, Macy

US retailer Macy's ends its relationship with Donald Trump over controversial remarks made by the Republican presidential candidate about Mexicans.
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US and Cuba announce embassies

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 16:02
related countries: Cuba Cuba

The US and Cuba agree to the reopening of embassies in each other's capitals, the Cuban government says.
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Fire claims another US black church

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 15:43

An African-American church once targeted by the Ku Klux Klan has been burned down again, the latest in a series of blazes at black churches in the US south.
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Google apologises for racist blunder

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 14:02

Google says it is "appalled" that its Photos app mislabelled several photos of a black American couple as showing gorillas.
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US ballet dancer makes history

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 7:52

The American Ballet Theatre has named Misty Copeland its principal dancer - the first time a black ballerina has held the prestigious role.
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Samsung merger still on the table

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 6:45
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Elliot

A court in South Korea rejects an attempt by US activist investor fund Elliot to stop a shareholder vote on a proposed $8bn merger of two key Samsung Group firms.
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Amnesiac woman in US makes ID plea

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 4:45
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: California

A woman, who was found in the US state of California suffering from amnesia and is believed to be Australian, asks for help to find her identity.
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Light crystals clinch physics medal

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 0:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US physicist Eli Yablonovitch, who first created "photonic crystals" to repel, trap and steer light, will receive the Newton Medal from the UK's Institute of Physics.
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VIDEO: When Iran and US wrestled for real

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 23:06
related countries: Iran Iran

When US and Iran settled their differences on the floor
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US and Brazil set big energy goals

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 20:44
related countries: Brazil Brazil

The United States and Brazil unveil ambitious energy goals in a sign of growing co-operation after a spying scandal damaged ties two years ago.
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California enacts tough vaccine law

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 17:43
related places: California

California governor Jerry Brown has signed a bill that imposes one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the US.
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Christie enters race for White House

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 16:52
related places: White House

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has officially launched his bid to become the next president of the United States.
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Court says Apple fixed e-book prices

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 16:36
related places: Apple

A US federal appeals court upholds a ruling that Apple conspired with publishers fix the prices of electronic books.
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US stocks rebound as trading starts

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 14:36
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Stocks, Monday, Wall Street

Stocks on Wall Street rebound after Monday's falls, with reports that the Greek government is back in debt talks.
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Walmart sorry for making 'IS cake'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 12:49
related places: Louisiana

Walmart has apologised after a store in US state of Louisiana made a sheet cake decorated with the Islamic State flag.
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Foo Fighters' US tour to go ahead

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 8:59
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The band's US tour is going ahead despite frontman Dave Grohl breaking his right leg in Sweden earlier this month.
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Afghan fighters 'linked to Syria IS'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 4:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Syria Syria

Afghan fighters allied with Islamic State are in contact with the group's Syrian headquarters, a senior US commander says.
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VIDEO: First US fast food chain in Myanmar

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 1:59

KFC has opened in Myanmar. It is the country's first American fast food chain.
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Puerto Rico 'can't pay $72bn debt'

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 0:54
related countries: Puerto Rico Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's governor says the US territory cannot pay its $72bn (£45bn) debt and is close to defaulting ahead of emergency talks with legislators.
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VIDEO: The US love of bespoke British suits

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 0:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US is biggest market for custom British suits - and a new exhibition at the British Embassy in the United States features some of their most famous customers.
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US resumes military aid to Bahrain

Monday, June 29th 2015, 22:58
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The US says it will resume security assistance to Bahrain, despite criticism from some human rights groups.
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Texas anti-abortion law blocked

Monday, June 29th 2015, 21:00
related places: Texas

Several abortion clinics in Texas will remain open after the US Supreme Court decided to put strict new measures against them on hold.
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NBC fires Trump over Mexico comments

Monday, June 29th 2015, 20:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Trump

US TV network NBC cuts ties with Donald Trump over "recent derogatory statements" made by the veteran businessman about Mexican immigrants.
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FBI investigating black church fires

Monday, June 29th 2015, 18:07

A series of fires at African-American churches across the US south prompts the FBI to investigate whether the blazes are related.
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US court blocks key pollution change

Monday, June 29th 2015, 18:05

The US Supreme Court blocks a key government attempt to limit pollution from the country's power plants after industry challenges the changes.
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Resistance to US gay marriage ruling

Monday, June 29th 2015, 16:26
related places: Texas, Top

Texas's top law officer vows to support state workers who refuse to marry gay couples on religious grounds after US Supreme Court legalised gay marriage.
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US Supreme Court backs execution drug

Monday, June 29th 2015, 15:40

The US Supreme Court rules that states can continue to use a contentious drug in lethal injections despite several cases of botched executions.
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Will Congress scupper US nuclear deal with Iran?

Monday, June 29th 2015, 12:26
related countries: Iran Iran

How US Congress could end up scuppering Iran accord
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Dinos untroubled by teddy challenge

Monday, June 29th 2015, 10:33
related countries: Canada Canada

Comedy sequel Ted 2 fails to knock Jurassic World off the top of the US and Canada box office chart, opening in third place behind Pixar's Inside Out.
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Gatlin fifth-fastest in 200m history

Monday, June 29th 2015, 5:00
related places: Sunday

Justin Gatlin becomes the fifth-fastest 200m runner in history as he wins Sunday's final at the American Athletics Championships.
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Lionel Richie delights Glastonbury

Monday, June 29th 2015, 1:29
related places: Glastonbury

US pop star Lionel Richie draws the biggest crowd of this year's Glastonbury Festival before The Who close the event with a hit-packed performance.
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