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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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United States: news

US trade judge sides with Apple

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 3:59
related places: Apple

A US International Trade Commission judge, in a preliminary ruling, says Samsung infringed four of Apple's intellectual property patents.
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Campaigner in 'voter fraud' video

Thursday, October 25th 2012, 3:49
related places: Virginia

The son of a US congressman from Virginia resigns from his father's campaign after a secret video shows him discussing possible voter fraud.
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Is the election already decided?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 23:16

Has the US election already been decided?
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US bank boss jailed for two years

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 20:45

Former Goldman Sachs board member Rajat Gupta is sentenced to two years in jail after being found guilty on four counts of insider trading.
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Bank of America hit by fraud suit

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 20:26
related places: America

Bank of America is being sued for $1bn for alleged mortgage fraud relating to loans it sold to US mortgage agencies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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US unemployment 'elevated' - Fed

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:57

The Federal Reserve reiterates that the US economy is only growing slowly, and that the country's unemployment rate "remains elevated".
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US candidate's rape-remark regret

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 18:41

Republican US Senate hopeful Richard Mourdock expresses regret a day after suggesting pregnancies caused by rape were God's plan.
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Nike agrees Umbro sale for $225m

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sportswear giant Nike agrees a deal to sell UK sports brand Umbro to US clothing company Iconix Brand Group for $225m.
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US bookstore warns of stolen data

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 17:27
related places: Barnes, Noble

The largest US bookseller, Barnes and Noble, says shoppers may have had credit card data stolen after keypads in 63 stores were tampered with.
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Ford plans to shut Belgian plant

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 16:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Genk, Union, Ford

US car giant Ford announces plans to close its factory at Genk in Belgium and fears grow over the future of its Transit van plant in Southampton.
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VIDEO: European car manufacturers struggling

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 15:31
related countries: Belgium Belgium, France France
related places: Genk, Ford

US car giant Ford announces plans to close its factory at Genk in Belgium and French manufacturer PSA Peugeot Citroen has secured a 7bn euro state guarantee.
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McIlroy eyes US & European double

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 11:09
related places: Shanghai

Rory McIlroy continues his bid to top the money lists on the European and US tours at the BMW Masters in Shanghai.
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Syrian rebels 'have US weapons'

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 9:36
related countries: Russia Russia, Syria Syria

Anti-government rebels in Syria have acquired portable surface-to-air missiles, including US-made Stingers, a top Russian general says.
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US calls for Lebanon stability

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 7:49
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

The US voices its support for Lebanese efforts to form a new government as tensions escalate over the killing of a senior security official.
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Surfer killed in US shark attack

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 4:14
related places: California

A 39-year-old surfer dies after a shark attack off the California coast - the second fatal incident there in two years.
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Obama and Romney in final push

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 1:40
related places: Republican, Romney

President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney are beginning a two-week drive to US election day after their final TV debate.
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Could an 'unknown' decide the US election?

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 0:51

Could "third party" candidates play a crucial US election role?
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Candidates spar on foreign policy

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 23:24
related countries: Libya Libya, Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney clash on Israel, Iran, the Arab Spring and China in the third and final presidential debate.
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Shares fall in Europe and the US

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 20:40
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Atlantic

Share indexes fall on both sides of the Atlantic after weak results from two large US companies, and more bad news for the Spanish economy.
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US strip club denied tax break

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 20:31

A strip club cannot claim a tax exemption for the performing arts because lap dances do not promote culture, the state supreme court rules.
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VIDEO: US rivals spar on foreign policy

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 18:45
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney have battled over national security in the third and final presidential debate.
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UK accused over US drone strikes

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:46
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A High Court hearing into the alleged use of British intelligence in US drone attacks in Pakistan hears such co-operation could be "assisting murder".
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US Apple patents ruled invalid

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 16:10
related places: Apple

The US patent office has ruled a set of Apple patents invalid, throwing into question an earlier judgement.
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Graham leads TS Eliot prize nods

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 15:40
related places: Poetry

US poet Jorie Graham has been shortlisted for this year's TS Eliot Prize for Poetry.
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Homeland signs for third series

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 9:16
related places: Homeland

Hit US TV series Homeland is given a third season from the American cable network, Showtime.
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GrainCorp weighs ADM takeover bid

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 2:22
related countries: Australia Australia

Australia's largest grain merchant, GrainCorp, says it is reviewing a takeover offer from the US agri-business group Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).
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Three killed in US spa shooting

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 18:17
related places: Brookfield

A man who opened fire at a beauty spa in the US state of Wisconsin has killed three people, including his wife, and injured four.
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VIDEO: US 2012: Mothers key to Denver vote

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 18:07
related places: Denver

As the US presidential election campaign enters its final two weeks, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney's teams are fighting to gain the votes of the "Walmart Moms".
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Whale 'makes human-like sounds'

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 16:02

Researchers in the US are shocked to hear a whale making vocalisations similar to human speech in frequency and cadence.
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Paranormal sequel draws audiences

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 10:08

The fourth instalment in the Paranormal Activity franchise takes the top spot at the North American box office ahead of Halloween.
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US to help in Lebanon bomb probe

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 6:15
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut

The US says it will help with the investigation into a bombing that killed a senior Lebanese intelligence official, as clashes continue in Beirut.
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Okinawa assembly in rape protest

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 5:53
related countries: Japan Japan

Okinawan lawmakers pass a protest resolution following the arrest of two US troops over the alleged rape of a Japanese woman.
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VIDEO: Badge man predicts Ohio winner

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:57
related places: Ohio

Political badge man hard at work on the US campaign trail
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Has your country figured in the US election?

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:44

How much does the next president love your country?
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Spain waits for US to finish bomb clean-up

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 23:05
related countries: Spain Spain

Is US ready to finish clean-up of Spanish nuclear bomb village?
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Nixon's challenger McGovern dies

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 17:25
related places: McGovern

Former US Senator George McGovern, who stood as the Democratic presidential candidate against Richard Nixon in 1972, dies, aged 90.
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VIDEO: First Native American saint named

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 16:27

A Native American and six others have been named as saints by Pope Benedict XVI at the start of a new drive to deepen the faith of believers.
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EBay 'pays only £1.2m in UK tax'

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 14:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US auction site eBay paid only £1.2m in tax back in 2010 in the UK, where it generated sales of about £800m, according to an investigation by the Sunday Times.
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Pope names Native American saint

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 13:28

A Native American and six others are named as saints by Pope Benedict XVI at the start of a new drive to deepen the faith of believers.
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Iran dismisses US talks report

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 12:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran dismisses a report in the New York Times saying that it agreed to one-on-one talks over its controversial nuclear programme with the US.
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US rejects Iranian talks report

Sunday, October 21st 2012, 1:43
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: White House

The White House denies a New York Times report saying Iran has agreed to one-on-one negotiations with the US over its nuclear programme.
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US-Israel exercise to test two-front threat

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 11:59

Huge Israel-US military exercise to test response to two-front threat
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Romney derides 'no agenda' Obama

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 2:24

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney derides US President Barack Obama, saying his rival has "no agenda" worthy of a second term in office.
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Two visions of an American future

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 0:34

Two men from the past shaping the US election
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Canadian to face US extradition

Friday, October 19th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Canada Canada, Iraq Iraq

A Iraq-born Canadian citizen should be extradited to the US on charges he was linked to at least two deadly suicide bombings in Iraq, a judge rules.
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US air staff sacked over security

Friday, October 19th 2012, 20:59

US airport security officials are to fire 25 employees and suspend another 19 after an investigation into improper screening of checked luggage in New Jersey.
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Top 10 US political donors

Friday, October 19th 2012, 18:04

Who are the top 10 US political donors?
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Rev sitcom to be remade for US TV

Friday, October 19th 2012, 14:31

Award-winning comedy Rev is to be remade in the US, with Desperate Housewives producer Bob Daily on board to write the American version.
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US invites Burma to Thai drills

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:20
related countries: Burma Burma, Thailand Thailand

The US invites Burma to observe a major military exercise in Thailand, officials say, in what is seen as a sign of improving relations.
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VIDEO: US candidates go 'gangnam style'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 13:15

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have been given "gangnam style" makeovers on the internet, as the US presidential race enters its final few weeks.
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Battery inventor Ovshinsky dies

Friday, October 19th 2012, 11:06

The self-taught American physicist Stanford Ovshinsky, who invented the battery used in hybrid cars, has died at the age of 89.
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Minister 'to sue Homeland makers'

Friday, October 19th 2012, 8:58
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon
related places: Beirut, Homeland

Lebanon's tourism minister threatens to sue the makers of hit US TV series Homeland for misrepresenting Beirut in a recent episode of the show.
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Presidential rivals trade jokes

Friday, October 19th 2012, 5:46
related places: Republican, New York

US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney poke fun at themselves and each other at a charity fundraiser in New York.
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VIDEO: Presidential rivals trade jokes

Friday, October 19th 2012, 3:42
related places: Republican, New York

US President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney have made a series of lighthearted jabs at themselves and each other at a charity fundraiser in New York.
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China loses US steel tariff plea

Friday, October 19th 2012, 2:00
related countries: China China

The World Trade Organisation upholds its decision that China's tariffs on imports of certain US steel products are illegal.
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Six US Senate races to watch

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 23:22

A wrestling mogul, a nude model and a war hero
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Newsweek to cease print edition

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 21:34

Newsweek, the 80-year-old US current affairs magazine, is to become an online-only publication, ending its print edition.
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US marriage law struck down again

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 20:26
related places: New York

A US law that defines marriage as being between one man and one woman is struck down by a New York appeal court, the second such ruling against it.
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Morgan Stanley reports $1bn loss

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:57
related countries: Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

US investment bank Morgan Stanley reports a net loss of $1bn (£600m), mostly due to the changing value of its own debt.
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China's growth rate slows to 7.4%

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 11:37

China's economic growth slows further in the third quarter, but other figures suggest the economy may be stabilising and even bouncing back.
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VIDEO: Arrest over NY bank 'bomb plot'

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 3:11
related places: New York

US officials have arrested a man for plotting to detonate what he thought was a massive bomb in front of the Federal Reserve building in New York.
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US rivals back in battlegrounds

Thursday, October 18th 2012, 2:50
related places: Republican

US President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney return to the campaign trail, a day after their heated TV debate.
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Saudi envoy plotter pleads guilty

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 21:43
related countries: Iran Iran, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

An Iranian-American man unexpectedly pleads guilty of plotting to kill Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the US, and says Iranian agents were involved.
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Abortion is legalised in Uruguay

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 20:32
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay
related places: Senate

Uruguay becomes the second Latin American country to legalise abortion for all women, after hours of debate and two votes in the Senate.
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Obama hits back in fiery debate

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 15:43
related places: New York

A more aggressive Barack Obama buries the memory of a poor first showing as he and challenger Mitt Romney clash in New York at the second US presidential debate.
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VIDEO: Missing $750 painting now worth $4m

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 15:00
related places: New York

A painting by the celebrated American pop artist, Roy Lichtenstein, has been returned to the owner's widow in New York more than 40 years after it disappeared.
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Fresh sign of US housing recovery

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 13:48
related places: New

New homes were started at the fastest rate since July 2008 in September, official figures show, supporting recent suggestions of a recovery.
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AUDIO: Why not party with an alligator?

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 13:05
related places: Florida

BBC Radio 5 live Breakfast looked into the latest craze of alligator children's parties in Florida, United States.
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VIDEO: Presidential debate: Voters react

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 10:13
related places: Washington, Los Angeles

Voters in Washington and Los Angeles have been giving their view on the latest televised debate between the US presidential candidates.
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US troops held over Okinawa rape

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 7:27
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa

Two US troops are arrested over the alleged rape of a Japanese woman in Okinawa, amid ongoing opposition to the US military footprint there.
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Meningitis outbreak firm raided

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 6:11
related places: Boston

The Boston company linked to a US-wide deadly meningitis outbreak is searched by Food and Drug Administration investigators.
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VIDEO: Obama and Romney clash in debate

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 5:43
related places: Romney

US President Barack Obama hits out at Republican Mitt Romney in the second of three pre-election debates.
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Obama and Romney in spiky debate

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 5:17

President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney trade blows in the second of three debates, with voters asking questions in New York.
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Memorial honours US Libya envoy

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:56
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: San Francisco

Hundreds of mourners attend a memorial in San Francisco for Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador to Libya killed in an attack in Benghazi.
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VIDEO: Highlights: US presidential debate

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 4:08
related places: Key, Republican

Key moments from the second of three televised presidential debates between US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
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VIDEO: Ohio families that could swing US vote

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 0:36
related places: Why

The American families who will decide the US election
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Lost Lichtenstein art returned

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:51
related places: New York

A painting by the US artist Roy Lichtenstein that went missing 42 years ago has been returned to the widow of its owner in New York.
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Citigroup's boss Pandit resigns

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:33

Citigroup chief executive Vikram Pandit surprises Wall Street by resigning with immediate effect after nearly five years at the head of the bank.
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US welcomes Cuba travel reform

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 22:21
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: Washington

Washington welcomes Cuba's announcement that it is removing the need for citizens to obtain expensive exit permits before travelling abroad.
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Mother's joy at extradition block

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 20:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The mother of British computer hacker Gary McKinnon says she is "overwhelmed" after the UK blocked his extradition to the US, ending a 10-year ordeal.
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Hundreds at Arlen Specter funeral

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 19:20
related places: Pennsylvania

US Vice-President Joe Biden joins former governors and judges as hundreds attend the funeral of veteran Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter.
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Chinese 'view US less positively'

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 16:04
related countries: China China

Chinese views on the US have plummeted in the last two years, a study finds, with an increasing number of Chinese people seeing relations as hostile.
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Al-Qaeda driver wins court appeal

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 16:00

A US court throws out the conviction of Osama Bin Laden's former driver, who had been jailed in Guantanamo Bay for giving material support to terrorism.
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UK blocks McKinnon extradition

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 14:32

British computer hacker Gary McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, Home Secretary Theresa May announces, saying his human rights would have been at risk.
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Profits climb at Goldman Sachs

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 12:25

US bank Goldman Sachs reports profits of $1.5bn for the three months to September, after recording a loss during the same period last year.
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VIDEO: Global impact of food price rises

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:52
related countries: India India, Russia Russia

There has been drought in the US, poor rainfall in Russia and South America and a dry monsoon in India, all of these have a major impact on the world's most important food crops and consequently food prices.
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Clinton 'responsible' on Benghazi

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 11:24
related countries: Libya Libya

The US secretary of state takes responsibility for security failures that led to the deaths of four Americans in Libya, ahead of a second presidential debate.
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US meningitis investigation widens

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 10:41

Two more drugs from a US pharmaceutical firm may be linked to an outbreak of meningitis that has killed 15 people, officials warn.
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Tina Fey to co-host Golden Globes

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 8:05

US television comedy stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are reuniting to host the 70th annual Golden Globes ceremony in 2013.
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VIDEO: Fact checkers seek election truth

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 3:18

Are lies in the US election going unnoticed?
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9/11 Guantanamo hearings resume

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 2:06

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others accused over the 9/11 attacks appear at a US military tribunal for the first time in five months.
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Big Tobacco lawyers target food industry

Monday, October 15th 2012, 23:35
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers who took on US tobacco target food industry next
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Pressure on Obama for next debate

Monday, October 15th 2012, 20:43

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney prepare for their next high-stakes clash on Tuesday, as the Republican's campaign registers a record month of fundraising.
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Sharp increase in US retail sales

Monday, October 15th 2012, 13:54

US retail sales saw their sharpest rise last month for nearly two years, according to figures from the US Commerce Department.
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US politician Arlen Specter dies

Monday, October 15th 2012, 13:29
related places: Pennsylvania, Democrat, Republican

Arlen Specter, the Republican-turned-Democrat former senator from Pennsylvania, dies at home aged 82.
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Nobel Prize in economics awarded

Monday, October 15th 2012, 13:19

US academics Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley win the 2012 Nobel Prize in economics for work on the best possible way to allocate resources in complex markets such as organ transplants.
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Softbank to buy control of Sprint

Monday, October 15th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Japan Japan

Mobile phone company Softbank is to buy 70% of US carrier Sprint Nextel for $20.1bn (£12.5bn), the biggest overseas acquisition by a Japanese firm.
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Taken 2 holds on to top film spot

Monday, October 15th 2012, 8:20
related places: Argo

Liam Neeson film Taken 2 narrowly beats Ben Affleck thriller Argo to stay top of the North American box office.
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VIDEO: Shuttle arrives 12 hrs late on final voyage

Monday, October 15th 2012, 3:56

After long delays, the US Space Shuttle Endeavour has finally reached its retirement home at the California Science Center.
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Shuttle completes epic LA journey

Monday, October 15th 2012, 1:18

The retired US space shuttle Endeavour finally reaches its new home in a Los Angeles museum after long delays caused by trees along the route.
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