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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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Venezuela defends Clorox seizure

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 10:34
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro defends his government's decision to seize a US-owned factory following the departure from Venezuela of Clorox.
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Azinger open to Ryder Cup return

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 9:42

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger will not rule out returning to lead the United States in the 2016 Ryder Cup.
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Argentina 'in contempt' of US court

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 9:27
related countries: Argentina Argentina

A US judge rules that Argentina is in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to repay the debt it owes to two US hedge funds.
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Modi meets Obama at White House

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 4:26
related countries: India India
related places: New York

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets US President Barack Obama at the White House over dinner, ahead of formal talks on Tuesday.
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Intruder 'ran through' White House

Tuesday, September 30th 2014, 0:07
related places: White House

A man arrested for breaking into the White House earlier this month gained access to more of the building than previously believed, US media report.
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Yellowstone drone crash pilot fined

Monday, September 29th 2014, 20:26
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Wyoming

A US judge fines a Dutch tourist more than $3,000 (£1,850) for crashing a drone into a hot spring in Yellowstone National Park.
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Toyota recalls 690,000 trucks in US

Monday, September 29th 2014, 18:05
related places: Tacoma

Toyota is recalling Tacoma pickup trucks because of a potential vulnerability in the vehicles' suspension systems.
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Mickelson 'was wrong over Watson'

Monday, September 29th 2014, 11:54
related places: Watson

Ex-Ryder Cup captain Mark James says USA's Phil Mickelson broke an unwritten rule by criticising his captain Tom Watson.
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Washington's Equalizer tops chart

Monday, September 29th 2014, 9:04

Denzel Washington's latest film The Equalizer debuts at the top of the North American box office, taking $35m (£21.5m).
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Obama: US underestimated rise of IS

Monday, September 29th 2014, 8:54
related countries: Syria Syria

President Obama acknowledges that US agencies underestimated the threat posed by the Islamist insurgency in Syria.
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California adopts sex crime rule

Monday, September 29th 2014, 7:25
related places: California

California becomes the first US state to require students to have active consent before all sexual activity, as it seeks to tackle rape on campus.
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Sumo shines in the US

Monday, September 29th 2014, 1:39
related countries: Japan Japan

US hosts the largest amateur competition outside Japan
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VIDEO: 'Underestimated' - Obama on IS rise

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 23:33
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

President Obama says American intelligence underestimated the growing strength of Islamic State militants occupying large parts of Syria and Iraq.
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Mickelson questions captain Watson

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 22:52
related places: Watson

American veteran Phil Mickelson openly questions the methods of his captain Tom Watson after Europe retain the Ryder Cup.
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Coalition planes bomb IS refineries

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 17:06
related countries: Syria Syria, Turkey Turkey

US-led coalition aircraft target four makeshift oil refineries under Islamic State control in Syria, with explosions reported near the Turkish border.
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Europe win the Ryder Cup against US

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 17:00

Europe defeat the United States 16½-11½ at Gleneagles to win the Ryder Cup for the third time in succession.
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Robin Williams remembered at tribute

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 16:06

The life of US actor Robin Williams is celebrated at a private tribute ceremony attended by family and celebrity friends.
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Time for reset 2.0 - Russia's Lavrov

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 14:42

Russia's foreign minister says it is time for a "reset 2.0" with the US, while blaming the Obama administration for the poor state of relations.
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Rosneft and Exxon find Arctic oil

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 12:49
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Arctic

Russian energy giant Rosneft says it has discovered oil with its US project partner Exxon Mobil at a controversial well in the Arctic.
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Al-Nusra threat over air strikes

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 9:48
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian militant group al-Nusra Front denounces US-led air strikes as "a war against Islam", as the campaign against Islamic State continues.
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VIDEO: Lavrov attacks US 'military interference'

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 8:40
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: America

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to attack America's 'military interference' in the world.
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US police officer shot in Ferguson

Sunday, September 28th 2014, 4:53
related places: Ferguson

A police officer is shot - reportedly in the arm - in the strife-torn US town of Ferguson, Missouri, but the officer's condition is unclear.
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US reduce Europe's lead to one point

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 13:57

The United States pull a point back on Europe to trail 6½-5½ after the morning session of the Ryder Cup second day.
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US-bound Modi brushes off controversy

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 12:47
related countries: India India

Gujarat riots still cast shadow over Indian PM
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US-led air strikes 'damaging IS'

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 5:48
related countries: Syria Syria

The US armed forces head says air strikes are damaging Islamic State in Syria but will not alone defeat it, as jihadists close in on a Kurdish town.
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VIDEO: US prepares for ‘rock star’ Modi

Friday, September 26th 2014, 22:51
related countries: India India
related places: New York

World leaders have descended on New York for the United Nations General Assembly, but few are getting the treatment India's PM Narendra Modi is set to receive.
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Hedge funds condemned over Argentina

Friday, September 26th 2014, 22:15
related countries: Argentina Argentina

The United Nations Human Rights Council passes resolution backing Argentina in its debt battle against US hedge funds.
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VIDEO: The $1.5m 'Modi Show' lands in US

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:59

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to begin an official visit to the US to boost bilateral trade and court the investment of US firms.
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IS battles for Syrian border town

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:41
related countries: Syria Syria

Islamic State militants advance on the Syrian border town of Kobane, where they are battling Kurdish fighters, as the US-led air campaign continues.
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Fired US worker beheads colleague

Friday, September 26th 2014, 21:15
related places: Oklahoma

A man in the US state of Oklahoma beheads one woman and injures another after being dismissed from his job.
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VIDEO: Fired US worker beheads colleague

Friday, September 26th 2014, 19:34
related places: Oklahoma

Oklahoma police say a US man who is suspected of beheading a female colleague and wounding one other after being sacked is in hospital after being shot.
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Ford recalls cars with airbag fault

Friday, September 26th 2014, 18:20
related places: Ford

US car giant Ford announces it is recalling about 850,000 cars in North America for a "potential issue" with airbags.
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Europe take 5-3 Ryder Cup lead

Friday, September 26th 2014, 17:57

Europe stage a stirring comeback to lead the USA 5-3 going into the second day of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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IS fight may extend to Syria - PM

Friday, September 26th 2014, 16:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron says there is a "strong case" for UK military action in Syria, as well as Iraq, against Islamic State (IS) as MPs debate air strikes.
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Watson backs London-based NFL team

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Oakland Raiders offensive tackle Menelik Watson believes American football would benefit from having a London-based NFL team.
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US air strikes 'destroy IS tanks'

Friday, September 26th 2014, 15:03
related countries: Syria Syria

US-led air strikes on Islamic State militants have destroyed four tanks during a fourth night of bombardments in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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US lead by a point at Gleneagles

Friday, September 26th 2014, 13:36

Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia lose on the final green as the United States edge into a 2½-1½ lead at the Ryder Cup.
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US economic growth revised up again

Friday, September 26th 2014, 13:16
related places: Commerce, June

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 4.6% between April and June, faster than the previous estimate of 4.2%, according to revised figures from the US Department of Commerce.
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VIDEO: US policeman arrested over shooting

Friday, September 26th 2014, 5:32

A South Carolina state trooper is sacked and arrested after shooting an unarmed black man whom he had just pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.
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US allows use of drones for filming

Friday, September 26th 2014, 3:46

The US grants permission to six television and movie companies to allow for the use of drones to shoot film scenes.
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First Russian woman in ISS mission

Friday, September 26th 2014, 3:30
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia has sent a woman into space for the first time in 17 years as part of a joint US-Russian mission to the International Space Station (ISS).
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World Cup fever boosts Nike profit

Friday, September 26th 2014, 2:03

The US sportswear firm Nike sees a 23% jump in quarterly profit thanks in part to football fever from this year's World Cup.
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Obama expands Pacific marine reserve

Friday, September 26th 2014, 1:20
related places: Pacific

US President Barack Obama expands a marine reserve in the Pacific, creating the largest network of oceanic protected areas in the world.
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VIDEO: British jihadist 'was normal lad'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Aleppo, Brighton

A British jihadist who knew Ibrahim Kamara, the 19-year-old from Brighton believed to have been killed in a US airstrike on Aleppo earlier this week, speaks about their time in Syria.
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US Attorney General Holder resigns

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 21:59
related places: Holder, White House

US Attorney General Eric Holder announces he is stepping down, as President Barack Obama praises him as "the people's lawyer".
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$1.5m for US woman punched by police

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 21:13

A Los Angeles woman repeatedly punched in the head by a police officer at the side of the road will receive $1.5m (£0.9m) in compensation.
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US releases IS oil strike images

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 20:42
related countries: Syria Syria

The Pentagon releases footage and still photos of its air strikes on oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria.
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Stock markets shaken by Apple slide

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 20:19
related places: Apple

Leading US shares close sharply lower, dragged lower by Apple, which slipped 3.8% after the technology giant was forced to pull an update to its iOS 8 operating system.
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Masked man in IS videos 'identified'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The FBI has identified the militant in the videos depicting the killings of two US journalists and a British aid worker, the agency's director says.
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US hits IS oil targets in Syria

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:53
related countries: Syria Syria

The US-led coalition targets oil refineries controlled by Islamic State militants in Syria while Kurdish forces battle them on the ground.
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Europe ready for Ryder Cup defence

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:50
related places: Friday

Holders Europe will start as favourites against the United States when the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles starts on Friday.
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US: No evidence of subways plot by IS

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:17
related countries: France France, Iraq Iraq
related places: Paris

US officials say they have no indication of a plot by Islamic State militants to attack underground rail systems in the US and Paris, as claimed by the Iraqi PM.
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McIlroy faces Mickelson in fourballs

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 17:01

World number one Rory McIlroy is pitted against American Phil Mickelson in the opening fourballs of the Ryder Cup.
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VIDEO: US: Ebola 'threat to global security'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 16:24
related places: Africa

President Barack Obama told the UN than the spread of Ebola in Africa represented a "threat to regional and global security".
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VIDEO: US targets Syrian oil refineries

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 12:41
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Arab

World leaders at the UN discuss the Islamic State crisis, as US and Arab jets bomb targets in Syria for a second day.
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US firm 'will not make Spurs offer'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 11:26

US investment company Cain Hoy is no longer considering making an offer to buy Tottenham Hotspur.
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Cat Stevens cancels New York gig

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 9:48
related places: New York

Cat Stevens - also known as Yusuf Islam - cancels a date on his US comeback tour over concerns about ticket touts.
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Streisand creates US chart history

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 8:53

Singer Barbra Streisand becomes the first artist to score US chart-topping albums in each of the last six decades.
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UN aims to block jihadist recruits

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 6:14
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

The UN Security Council orders states to block the flow of jihadists to Iraq and Syria, as US jets bomb Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Ukraine: 'Keep Russia sanctions'

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 3:50
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Moscow, West

Ukraine's prime minister urges the West not to lift sanctions on Russia, after the US president says they could go if Moscow supports peace efforts.
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FBI sees rise in US mass shootings

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 2:55

The number of people killed or wounded in the US in mass shootings has increased dramatically in recent years, an FBI study finds.
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US agrees $500m Navajo tribe payout

Thursday, September 25th 2014, 1:18

The US government agrees to pay $554m (£339m) to the Native American Navajo tribe, settling a lawsuit with claims dating back more than 50 years.
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Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties?

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 23:20
related countries: India India

Will Narendra Modi's visit boost India-US ties?
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AUDIO: Inside Raqqa after US air strikes

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 22:55

The BBC's Manveen Rana spoke to a man from Raqqa shortly after US air strikes hit the city.
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Obama condemns IS 'network of death'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 20:07
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Syria Syria

President Obama urges a global drive against the Islamic State's (IS) "network of death", as US air strikes intensify in Iraq and Syria.
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Obama sets out US leadership vision

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 19:27

US President Barack Obama has laid out a broad vision of American leadership in a changing world, in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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Snowden wins 'alternative Nobel'

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 15:30
related countries: Sweden Sweden

Fugitive US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden is one of the winners of an award dubbed Sweden's "alternative Nobel".
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Pimco fund probed by US authorities

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 13:31

An investment fund run by financial giant Pimco, is being investigated over allegations that managers inflated returns.
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Jihadist fight 'may take years' - US

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 7:26

The fight against Islamic State may take years, a US military spokesman tells the BBC, as fresh air strikes are reported by Syrian activists.
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China and US pledge climate action

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 7:18
related places: New York

China and the US agree they must lead the rest of the world in curbing emissions to combat climate change, as a major UN summit closes in New York.
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US condemns China scholar sentence

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 3:33
related countries: China China

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he is "deeply disturbed" after China jailed well-known Uighur academic Ilham Tohti for life.
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No 'opt out' of IS fight - Cameron

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:23

The fight against Islamic State (IS) militants is one "you cannot opt out of", David Cameron says during a visit to the US.
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Charge in US teen disappearance

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:18
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Virginia

A Virginia man sought for questioning in connection with the disappearance of British-born student Hannah Graham is charged with abduction.
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Starbucks in Japanese partner buyout

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 1:05
related countries: Japan Japan

US coffee chain Starbucks plans to buy the remaining 60.5% stake of its Japanese unit in a $914m deal.
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RBS cuts price in Citizens sale

Wednesday, September 24th 2014, 0:24
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Royal Bank of Scotland cuts the price of shares in the sale of a stake in US bank, Citizens Financial Group.
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VIDEO: US and Arab allies target IS in Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 23:02
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: America, Arab

US President Barack Obama has hailed the support of Arab nations in air strikes on Islamic State (IS) militants, saying: "This is not America's fight alone."
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VIDEO: Syria conflict 'enters new phase'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 22:53
related countries: Syria Syria

Syria was told of the US air strikes on Islamic State (IS) targets before they were launched - but President Assad's regime did not condemn the operation.
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Views on Syria from a small US town

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 17:46
related countries: Syria Syria

Views on Syria air strikes from a small US town
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Kidnapped reporter freed in Somalia

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 16:11
related countries: Germany Germany, Somalia Somalia

Journalist Michael Scott Moore, a dual US and German citizen, is released after nearly three years in captivity in Somalia, officials say.
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Karzai warns successors beware of US

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 15:59
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai uses his last speech in office to warn the new government to beware of the United States.
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N Korea urged to close 'evil' camps

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 15:47
related countries: North Korea North Korea

American Secretary of State, John Kerry, tells North Korea to shut down its prison camps - describing them as an evil system.
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US strikes Islamic State in Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 14:04
related countries: Syria Syria

The US and five Arab nations launch a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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'Crucial' climate talks under way

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 7:09
related places: New York

World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN.
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VIDEO: White House intruder 'had ammo'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 5:16
related places: White House, Friday

US authorities say Omar Gonzalez, who broke into the White House on Friday evening, had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car.
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VIDEO: US launches air strikes on Syria

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 2:49
related countries: Syria Syria

The US and allied nations have launched a campaign of air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon says.
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Two fraternities 'must admit women'

Tuesday, September 23rd 2014, 0:31

A prominent US university orders two fraternities to accept women within the next three years.
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US crackdown on overseas tax deals

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 23:01
related places: White House

The White House announces new treasury department measures aimed at stopping companies avoiding US taxes by merging with overseas firms.
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Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 21:37
related countries: Jordan Jordan

A US jury finds Jordan-based Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas, ruling the bank must provide victims of two dozen terrorist attacks with compensation.
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Whistleblower gets biggest US payout

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 19:55

The US Securities and Exchange Commission reveals it has awarded a record $30m payout to an anonymous whistleblower who lives outside the US.
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US student killed by black bear

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 19:49

A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.
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Missing Afghans found at US border

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 17:31
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Three Afghan soldiers who went missing after a military exercise have been found, US media reports
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IS challenges US to put boots on ground

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 16:47
related places: West

Why Islamic State wants the West to put boots on the ground
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Watson targets Europe's key players

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 16:40

US captain Tom Watson says his team will be targeting Europe's best player and talisman in this week's Ryder Cup.
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Alibaba 'breaks share sale record'

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 15:39
related countries: China China

Chinese internet giant Alibaba has raised $25bn in its share flotation, according to US media, making it the largest initial public offering in history.
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McIlroy happy to be in USA's sights

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 13:09
related places: America

Rory McIlroy says he will relish being the European player that America will target in this week's Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.
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Maze Runner leads US film chart

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 8:18
related places: Young

Young adult sci-fi adaptation The Maze Runner debuts at the top of the US box office chart.
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Siemens acquires US firm for $7.6bn

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 4:32
related countries: Germany Germany

Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of US firm Dresser-Rand to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.
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US hopes for Afghan security pact

Monday, September 22nd 2014, 0:36
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes a key bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan can be signed before the end of the month.
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GM recalls cars over brake defect

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 21:35
related countries: Canada Canada

American car giant General Motors recalls more than 220,000 vehicles, mainly in the US and Canada, due to a brake defect.
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US calls for EU to 'boost' economy

Sunday, September 21st 2014, 14:23

The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.
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