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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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Lawyer to oversee Guantanamo closure

Monday, June 17th 2013, 4:10
related places: Washington

A Washington lawyer is set to become the diplomatic envoy charged with overseeing the closure of the US military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay.
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US cool on North Korea talks offer

Monday, June 17th 2013, 4:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Washington

The US and South Korea respond to North Korea's offer of talks with Washington with caution, as the US calls for actions, not words, from Pyongyang.
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Putin rejects Super Bowl ring claim

Monday, June 17th 2013, 3:52
related countries: Russia Russia

Vladimir Putin's spokesman denies a report that the Russian president mistakenly pocketed a Super Bowl ring during a 2005 visit by a US tycoon.
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VIDEO: N Korea proposes US high-level talks

Monday, June 17th 2013, 2:17
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has proposed high-level talks with the US days after cancelling a meeting with South Korean officials.
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Rose lands maiden major at Merion

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 23:33

Justin Rose clinches his maiden major title to become the first Englishman for 43 years to win the US Open.
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Five on fire-threat plane seek asylum

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 16:29
related places: Prestwick

Five passengers from an Egyptair flight which was diverted to Prestwick airport on Saturday did not reboard the plane when it resumed its journey to the US.
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North Korea proposes talks with US

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 13:51
related places: South

North Korea proposes high-level talks with the US over security issues, days after cancelling a meeting with officials from the South.
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US 'probed fewer than 300 calls'

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 10:55

The US government says it searched for detailed data on fewer than 300 phone numbers among millions of records collected by the NSA in 2012.
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VIDEO: 'Jury out on N Korea's motives'

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 10:18
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: South

North Korea proposes high-level talks with the US over security issues, days after cancelling a meeting with officials from the South.
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Mickelson in pole position at Merion

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 0:45

Phil Mickelson will hope to end his US Open heartache as he takes a one-shot lead into the final round at Merion.
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Why the US locks up prisoners for life

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 0:18
related places: Why

Why the US favours whole-life sentences
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Jordan to keep US F-16s and Patriots

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 22:38
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Russia Russia, Syria Syria
related places: Patriot

The US says it will leave Patriot missiles and F-16 jets in Jordan, amid Russia warnings against imposing a no-fly zone over Syria.
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Slipknot close Download first night

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 14:42

The US rock band close the first of three nights of rock and heavy metal at Download Festival.
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Hong Kong protesters back Snowden

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 14:36
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Snowden

Hundreds of people turn out in Hong Kong for a protest in front of the US consulate in support of ex-CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Russia rejects Syria no-fly zone

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 12:41
related countries: Jordan Jordan, Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Russia says any attempt to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria using US fighter jets and missiles operating from Jordan would violate international law.
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VIDEO: Hong Kong march in support of Snowden

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 12:20
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong
related places: Snowden

Hundreds of people have marched to the US consulate in Hong Kong to support Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA worker who leaked secret US surveillance details.
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Facebook reveals US data requests

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 3:59

US authorities made thousands of data requests to Facebook last year, the firm says, after a vast surveillance scheme was revealed in leaked papers.
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Mickelson and Horschel lead US Open

Saturday, June 15th 2013, 1:22

Phil Mickelson birdies the last to join Billy Horschel in a tie for a one-shot lead after day two of the US Open.
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VIDEO: Game change? Powers at play in Syria

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:37
related countries: Iran Iran, Syria Syria
related places: Powers

A decision by the United States to offer "direct military aid" to certain Syrian opposition fighters comes amid Syrian leader is receiving backing from parts of the wider region, including Iran, Russia and Hezbollah,
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Syria condemns chemical weapon 'lie'

Friday, June 14th 2013, 22:08
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrian officials reject claims of chemical weapons use as "a caravan of lies", hours after the US said it would give the rebels "direct military aid".
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No decision on arms to Syria - PM

Friday, June 14th 2013, 21:25
related countries: Syria Syria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

David Cameron has said "no decision" has been taken in the UK to arm the Syrian rebels, as the US says it will provide them with military support.
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Viewpoints: Arming the Syrian rebels

Friday, June 14th 2013, 20:56
related countries: Syria Syria

What will happen when the US arms Syria's rebels?
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Fort Hood suspect's defence rejected

Friday, June 14th 2013, 20:43

A US judge rules an Army psychiatrist accused of a 2009 massacre at Fort Hood cannot claim he killed to protect Taliban leaders.
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McIlroy still in US Open contention

Friday, June 14th 2013, 20:17
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy is within striking distance of the leaders at round two of the US Open at Merion.
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UK warning aims to keep away Snowden

Friday, June 14th 2013, 19:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK government has warned airlines not to allow an ex-CIA employee who leaked secret US surveillance details to fly to the UK.
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IMF: US budget cuts 'ill-designed'

Friday, June 14th 2013, 16:37

The IMF urges the US to repeal the huge federal budget cuts introduced this year under the sequester, denouncing them as "excessively rapid and ill-designed".
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Colorado wildfire claims two lives

Friday, June 14th 2013, 15:09
related places: Colorado Springs

Two people are killed by a wildfire raging north of the US city of Colorado Springs, described as the state's worst blaze on record.
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Miami sports bar deck collapses

Friday, June 14th 2013, 13:01
related places: Miami

Two people were in a serious condition after the deck of a popular sports bar in Miami collapses during the televised NBA finals, US officials say.
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Obama approves arms for Syria rebels

Friday, June 14th 2013, 12:00
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: White House

The US president approves the supply of direct military aid to the Syrian opposition after US intelligence concludes Assad forces are using chemical weapons "on a small scale".
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US announces Bangladesh safety grant

Friday, June 14th 2013, 6:10
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

The US government says it will provide grant to help improve safety standards in Bangladesh garment factories.
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VIDEO: US: Syrian forces 'crossed red line'

Friday, June 14th 2013, 5:57
related countries: Syria Syria

The United States says it is increasing the scope and scale of military support for opposition forces in Syria after it concluded that President Assad's forces had used chemical weapons.
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VIDEO: Two dead in Colorado wildfire

Friday, June 14th 2013, 2:35
related places: Colorado

The most destructive wildfire in the history of the US state of Colorado has killed two people and destroyed hundreds of homes.
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Leaks caused US 'significant harm'

Friday, June 14th 2013, 1:43
related places: Senate

The disclosure last week of a pair of top secret surveillance programmes has caused the US "significant harm", FBI Director Robert Mueller says.
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Donald grabs US Open lead at Merion

Friday, June 14th 2013, 1:13

Luke Donald edges ahead of Phil Mickelson with his final shot to lead by one after a rain-hit first day of the 113th US Open at Merion.
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US beach town bans 'saggy' trousers

Friday, June 14th 2013, 0:59

A beach town in the US state of New Jersey passes a ban on the wearing of low-slung trousers or jeans on the boardwalk.
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Deadly blast hits US chemical plant

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 22:15
related places: Louisiana

At least one person is dead and about 70 injured in an explosion and fire that tore through a chemical plant in the US state of Louisiana.
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US white children nearly a minority

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 17:18

For the first time, half of American children under the age of five are of a racial or ethnic minority, according to the US Census Bureau.
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US Supreme Court bans DNA patents

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 16:34

Human genes may not be patented, but artificially copied DNA can be intellectual property, the US Supreme Court rules unanimously.
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US Navy ditches capital letters rule

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 15:14

The US Navy is upgrading its systems so staff do not have to write messages using only capital letters.
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US retail sales beat forecasts

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 14:55
related places: May

US retail sales rose more than expected in May, up 0.6%, helped by a jump in car sales, according to government data.
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VIDEO: Lung transplant for ill 10-year-old

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 13:27

The family of a severely ill 10-year-old girl, who was given a prime spot on the adult transplant list by a US judge, says that she's doing well.
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VIDEO: Snowden in hiding after China claims

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 12:31
related countries: China China, Hong Kong Hong Kong

The US government has been hacking computers in mainland China and Hong Kong for years according to the whistleblower and former CIA contractor Edward Snowden
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Japanese stocks enter bear market

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 7:03
related countries: Japan Japan

Japanese shares tumble as the yen hits a 10-week high against the US dollar, triggering concerns of a drop in exporters' profits.
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VIDEO: Wildfires force thousands to flee

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 6:12
related places: Colorado

Firefighters in the US state of Colorado are tackling aggressive wildfires which have burned homes and forced thousands to be evacuated.
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Jellyfish sting ends Cuba-US swim

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 2:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Cuba Cuba
related places: Florida, Havana

A jellyfish sting forces Australian athlete Chloe McCardel to abandon her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective shark cage.
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Lung transplant for ill US girl

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 1:32

A severely ill 10-year-old girl to whom a US judge granted a prime spot on the adult transplant list despite her youth receives a new set of lungs.
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Accused US mobster 'hands-on killer'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 1:11
related places: Boston, Bulger

An accused Boston mobster who spent 17 years on the run from US authorities was a "hands-on killer", a prosecutor says at the start of his trial.
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US spy data 'prevented attacks'

Thursday, June 13th 2013, 0:08

The head of the US electronic spying agency says newly revealed telephone and internet surveillance programmes have disrupted dozens of terror plots.
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Small brewers with big passion to succeed

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 23:21

The US start-ups with a big passion to succeed
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UK-US intelligence sharing 'lawful'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 21:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Washington

UK and US citizens should be confident their intelligence agencies operate within the law, the foreign secretary says after talks in Washington with his American counterpart John Kerry.
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US Open field braced for bad weather

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 21:36
related places: Philadelphia

The 113th US Open gets under way at Merion near Philadelphia on Thursday with thunderstorms and high winds forecast.
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VIDEO: Kerry: Syria needs political solution

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 21:11
related countries: Syria Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry said that a political solution was essential to end the violence in Syria and save the country.
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Snowden 'vows to fight extradition'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 20:52
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Edward Snowden, the ex-CIA employee who leaked secret US surveillance details, vows in an interview to fight any bid to extradite him from Hong Kong.
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Winfrey donates $12m to US museum

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 15:51

Former talk-show host Oprah Winfrey is donating $12m towards a new museum in Washington DC dedicated to African American history.
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EU demands answers about Prism

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 13:13
related places: America

The EU's Justice Commissioner writes to the US attorney general with a list of questions about America's data surveillance programme, Prism.
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Record rise in US oil production

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 13:07

A report by oil giant BP highlights that the US saw the largest single year increase in oil production ever recorded in 2012.
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Tech firms urge security transparency

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 9:07

Google, Facebook and Microsoft ask the US government to allow them to disclose the security requests they receive for handing over user data.
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US general: 'Do not abandon Afghans'

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 7:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Progress

The general who will oversee the end of Nato's mission in Afghanistan says human rights progress may not be sustainable without international help.
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US jails Chinese software pirate

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:20
related countries: China China

A US judge sentences a Chinese national, Xiang Li, to 12 years in prison for selling more than $100m (£62m) of pirated US software.
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VIDEO: US general says Taliban talks needed

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 6:09
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US general who will oversee the end of the Nato mission in Afghanistan has said there will have to be talks with the Taliban at some stage.
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VIDEO: African diaspora who call US capital home

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 23:18

The quarter-million Ethiopians who call the US capital home
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Europe alarmed by US surveillance

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 21:45
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

EU officials express concern at a vast American surveillance programme, as top US politicians label the ex-CIA man behind the leaks a traitor.
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CBOE fined for regulatory failures

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 20:54

The SEC levies the first financial penalty on a US exchange for failures of regulatory oversight, fining the Chicago Board Options Exchange $6m (£3.8m).
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Obama pushes Congress on immigration

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 20:51

US President Barack Obama calls on Congress to pass immigration reform by the end of summer, as the legislation clears a major procedural hurdle.
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US officials in 'sex, drugs scandal'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 17:36

The US state department reportedly failed to fully investigate allegations against its officials involving prostitution, a drug ring and assault.
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Garcia sends Woods note after row

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 16:57
related places: Woods

Sergio Garcia leaves Tiger Woods a note in his locker at the US Open to apologise for the "fried chicken" remark.
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Deadly blast at Kabul Supreme Court

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 16:06
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A suicide bomb attack in Kabul kills at least 16 people and injures more than 40 others outside the Supreme Court, Afghan police say.
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Tony Awards: TV ratings up 20% in US

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 11:19

This year's Tony Awards scored the show's best TV ratings since 2009, with 20% more viewers watching than last year, network CBS says.
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US spy leaker 'goes to ground'

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 10:49
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

An ex-CIA employee who leaked details of US top-secret phone and internet surveillance checks out of a Hong Kong hotel and goes to ground.
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Big Bang Theory wins critics' awards

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 9:14
related places: Los Angeles

US sitcom The Big Bang Theory takes home the most prizes from the Critics' Choice TV Awards in Los Angeles, scooping three awards including best comedy series.
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Japan's SoftBank sweetens Sprint bid

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 5:52

SoftBank sweetens its bid for the third-largest US phone carrier Sprint Nextel, as it looks to become one of the world's largest mobile operators.
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US to lift morning-after pill curbs

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 3:47

The US administration says it will no longer seek to block over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception to women and girls of all ages.
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Shale oil 'adds 11% to reserves'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 22:08

Estimated global reserves of shale oil could increase total world crude resources by 11%, according to a US government report.
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Standard and Poor's lifts US outlook

Monday, June 10th 2013, 20:07
related places: Standard, Poor

Rating agency Standard and Poor's raises its credit outlook for the US economy from negative to stable, as confidence returns.
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'Hair icon' Clinton joins Twitter

Monday, June 10th 2013, 20:06
related places: Clinton

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joins Twitter, poking fun at her own image and keeping political classes guessing about her future.
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Zimmerman jury selection begins

Monday, June 10th 2013, 19:24

Jury selection begins in the murder trial of a US neighbourhood watchman who killed an unarmed black teenager, in a case that drew national attention.
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US spy leaker 'defending liberty'

Monday, June 10th 2013, 17:45

An ex-CIA employee says he acted to "protect basic liberties for people around the world" in leaking details of US phone and internet surveillance.
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Netherlands 'hosts' US nuclear bombs

Monday, June 10th 2013, 15:56
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Some 22 US nuclear weapons are stored on Dutch territory, according to former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, who calls the arms "pointless".
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AstraZeneca buys Pearl for $1.15bn

Monday, June 10th 2013, 9:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Pearl

AstraZeneca, the UK's second-largest drugs company, is to buy Pearl Therapeutics, a US lung drug specialist, in a deal worth up to $1.15bn.
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US surveillance leak source revealed

Monday, June 10th 2013, 7:19

A former technical worker for the CIA is revealed as the source of a series of leaks about US phone and internet surveillance.
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Tensions high as Zimmerman trial opens

Monday, June 10th 2013, 5:18
related places: Zimmerman

Trial of US man who shot unarmed black teenager about to start
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Nothing to fear from GCHQ - Hague

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 13:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Hague

The foreign secretary says claims the UK's eavesdropping centre has used a US internet spy programme to circumvent British law are "nonsense".
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VIDEO: 'Shock jock' disrupts political show

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 11:32

American "shock jock" Alex Jones has appeared on the BBC's Sunday Politics show and disrupted it in spectacular fashion.
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Obama-Xi summit 'constructive'

Sunday, June 9th 2013, 8:53
related countries: China China
related places: California

US President Barack Obama and Chinese leader Xi Jinping end a two-day summit described by a US official as "unique, positive and constructive".
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VIDEO: China and US united on N Korea

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 22:43
related countries: North Korea North Korea

China and the US have agreed to co-operate over the denuclearisation of North Korea, a US National Security Advisor has said.
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Swedish princess marries financier

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 21:22
related countries: Sweden Sweden, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Stockholm

Sweden's fourth in line to the throne, Princess Madeleine, marries US-British businessman Chris O'Neill at a ceremony in Stockholm
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Google hits back at snooping claims

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 15:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Google has issued a strong denial that it allows the US government to access its servers, following claims that the UK's eavesdropping centre, GCHQ, has been secretly snooping on Britons via a US spy programme.
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Drone strike kills seven in Pakistan

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 14:16
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Seven people in Pakistan have been killed in the first drone strike since PM Nawaz Sharif took office demanding an end to US targeting of militants.
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Hero dog returns to Philippines

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 13:32
related countries: Philippines Philippines

A dog that lost half her face saving two girls from being hit by a motorcycle returns to the Philippines after a series of operations in the US.
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GCHQ report due after US spy claims

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 12:17

The UK's eavesdropping centre, GCHQ, will report to MPs within days over claims it secretly accessed data on the internet activity of Britons obtained through a US spying programme.
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Five dead in California gun rampage

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 3:42
related places: Santa Monica, California

At least five people are dead and several others injured after a gun rampage in the beachfront city of Santa Monica, California, police say.
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US actress accused of ricin letters

Saturday, June 8th 2013, 1:51
related places: Texas

A Texas actress and pregnant mother of five is charged with threatening the president after allegedly posting ricin-laced letters to Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: Is China key to boosting US economy?

Friday, June 7th 2013, 21:50
related countries: China China
related places: California

President Obama is on his way to a desert retreat in California where he will hold key talks with the Chinese leader Xi Jinping.
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US immigration bill starts debate

Friday, June 7th 2013, 21:20
related places: June

The US Senate begins debate on a far-reaching immigration bill, with a vote expected before the end of June.
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'Night Stalker' dies in US prison

Friday, June 7th 2013, 21:10
related places: California

US serial killer Richard Ramirez, known as the "Night Stalker" - who terrorised southern California in 1984-5 - dies on death row.
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US economy adds 175,000 jobs in May

Friday, June 7th 2013, 20:54
related places: May

US employment rose by slightly more than economists had predicted during May, adding 175,000 jobs.
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McIlroy drawn with Woods at US Open

Friday, June 7th 2013, 17:35
related places: Woods

Rory McIlroy is grouped with Tiger Woods and Adam Scott for the first two rounds of the US Open at Merion.
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Concern grows over GCHQ spying claim

Friday, June 7th 2013, 17:04

Home Secretary Theresa May comes under pressure to investigate claims GCHQ has been gathering data on internet users through a secret US spy programme.
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US spy chief defends surveillance

Friday, June 7th 2013, 11:37

US spy chief James Clapper strongly defends government surveillance programmes after revelations of telephone "metadata" being collected and internet servers tapped.
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Brooks given Hollywood honour

Friday, June 7th 2013, 11:03
related places: Hollywood

Film director Mel Brooks is honoured with a lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute.
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