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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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Police storm Miley Cyrus's house

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 11:10

Police in the US believe pop star Miley Cyrus may have been the victim of a "swatting" prank, which saw armed police called to her home.
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VIDEO: Under-employment increasing in US

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 7:09
related places: Friday

Despite an estimated 10,000 jobs being created in the US during July, unemployment rates are expected to remain unchanged when the latest jobs reports is released on Friday.
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US resists losing control of net

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 1:13

The United States signals it would resist any effort to pass control of the internet from US bodies to a UN agency.
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Yemenis question US strategy in fight with al-Qaeda

Friday, August 3rd 2012, 0:22

Yemen discomfort over US tactics for ridding country of al-Qaeda
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VIDEO: China's obsession with Olympic Gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 22:16
related countries: China China

At the top of the Olympic medals table it's a race between China and the US - and for the Chinese there is only one place on the podium that's worth having.
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GM profits fall on weakening euro

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 22:09

US car giant General Motors reports a fall in quarterly profits due to weak sales in Europe, where the debt crisis has weighed on the euro.
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Planes in near miss at US airport

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 18:28

US air safety regulators confirm they are investigating how three planes narrowly avoided a midair collision at a Washington DC airport.
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US 'secret help' for Syria rebels

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 17:37
related countries: Syria Syria

US President Barack Obama has signed a covert order authorising support for Syrian rebels, US media report.
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Clinton set for Museveni talks

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 17:35
related countries: Senegal Senegal, Uganda Uganda
related places: Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton flies to Uganda on the latest leg of her Africa tour, condemning autocratic rule on the continent during her earlier visit to Senegal.
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Colorado accused's 'warning sign'

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 15:54
related places: Colorado

The psychiatrist who treated the Colorado theatre shootings suspect alerted his school's threat-assessment team about him, US media reports.
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US women's eight win Olympic gold

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The United States lead from start to finish to clinch Olympic gold in the women's eight at Eton Dorney as Britain finish fifth.
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VIDEO: US athletes prepare for battle

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 10:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The US women's track and field team has been warming up at a stadium in East London not far from the Olympic Park.
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Lichtenstein painting resurfaces

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 9:18
related places: New York

A painting by the late American pop artist Roy Lichtenstein has been found in a New York warehouse after 40 years.
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Toyota to recall 878,000 vehicles

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 7:12
related countries: Canada Canada

Toyota says it will recall 878,000 vehicles in the US and Canada to fix a problem with the rear suspension arm.
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Fast-food chain backed in gay row

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 0:21

Former US presidential candidates Rick Santo rum and Mike Huckabee urge supporters of "traditional values" to eat at fast-food chain Chick-fil-A.
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US airport reopens after 'threat'

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 0:01
related places: Texas

San Antonio International Airport in the US state of Texas reopens after it evacuated passengers amid a bomb threat, airport and local officials say.
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Peru seizes $2.3m in fake bills

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 23:54
related countries: Peru Peru

Police in Peru say they have seized $2.3m in counterfeit bills, which were going to be smuggled into the USA in hidden souvenirs.
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How can an election cost $6bn?

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 23:06

Why does the US election cost so much?
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Chen seeks US pressure on China

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 22:39
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng, who is in the US after fleeing house arrest in his home country, urges Washington to investigate his case.
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USA break freestyle relay record

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 21:34

United States produce an Olympic-record time to win gold in the women's 200m freestyle relay.
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US Fed signals stimulus action

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 18:46

The US central bank, the Federal Reserve, signals that it may take more action to stimulate the world's largest economy, but announces no new measures.
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Bahrain 'weaponising' tear gas

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 17:33
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

A US rights group accuses the authorities in Bahrain of indiscriminately using tear gas as a weapon against anti-government protesters.
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Israel: Iran unfazed by warnings

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 17:12
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says assurances by the US are not enough to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons.
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Manufacturing in worldwide slump

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 16:27
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manufacturing in most of the world is in a slump, a raft of reports from the US, UK, the eurozone and China suggest.
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US orchestra escapes bankruptcy

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 11:45

The Philadelphia Orchestra emerges from bankruptcy a month after a judge approved its reorganisation plan.
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AUDIO: Obama linked to first US slaves

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 11:25

A senior genealogist at ancestry.com says Barack Obama is related to the first African slaves in the US.
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US Congress announces budget deal

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 9:21
related places: March

US Congressional leaders agree to keep funding the government until next March, narrowly avoiding a year-end showdown over taxes and spending.
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US author Gore Vidal dies aged 86

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 7:13
related places: Los Angeles

Celebrated US author and political commentator Gore Vidal has died at his home in Los Angeles, aged 86, his family says.
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Clinton in Senegal on Africa tour

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 3:08
related countries: Senegal Senegal
related places: Dakar, Africa

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, as she begins a seven-nation African tour set to focus on security.
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Afghanistan: Peace signals from the Taliban

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 1:35

Taliban talks signals fail to stir US response
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Gay union law nears Supreme Court

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 0:14
related places: California

Opponents of gay marriage in California ask the US Supreme Court to rule on a ban that a lower court ruled unconstitutional earlier this year.
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US imposes new sanctions on Iran

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 22:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

US President Barack Obama orders new sanctions against Iran's oil and financial sectors, amid continuing concern over its nuclear programme.
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VIDEO: Romney finishes tour in Poland

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 21:58
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Republican

The Republican candidate for the US presidency Mitt Romney has paid tribute to the people of Poland on the final part of his overseas tour, four months before the election takes place.
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US defence chief visits Egypt

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 21:48
related countries: Egypt Egypt

US defence chief Panetta's Egyptian balancing act
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Phelps wins record Olympic medal

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 20:44

Michael Phelps wins a record 19th Olympic medal as he helps the US team to claim victory in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
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US seeks global stance on CO2 tax

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 19:03

The US hosts talks with other countries opposed to a new EU carbon tax on airlines, hoping to find an alternative.
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Online poker duo settle for $731m

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 19:00

Two online poker companies agree a $731m (£466m) settlement with the US justice department over illegal internet gambling charges.
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China swimmer clean - UK official

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 17:56
related countries: China China, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The British Olympic Association chairman says Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen is not a drug cheat, after a US coach cast doubt on her record swim.
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Hancock sets record to win gold

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 14:19

American soldier Vincent Hancock sets a new Olympic final record on his way to winning the gold medal in the men's skeet.
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US man admits al-Shabab charges

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 10:24
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Chicago

A US man pleads guilty in a court in Chicago to trying to provide support for hardline Islamist group al-Shabab in Somalia.
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Colombia cocaine yield 'down 25%'

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 10:03

Colombia's pure cocaine production has fallen 25% in the past year, and 72% since 2001, according to US figures.
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US 'on side of Mexican reporters'

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 8:56
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The US is 'deeply worried' by attacks on Mexican journalists, Deputy Secretary of State William Burns says.
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VIDEO: Fresh twist in US-EU airline tax row

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 8:48
related places: Washington

Washington is looking to ratchet up the pressure in an ongoing row over EU legislation that will force airlines using European airports pay for their carbon emissions.
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US singer Tony Martin dies at 98

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 8:38
related places: Los Angeles

Romantic singer and actor Tony Martin, who appeared in movie musicals from the 1930s to the '50s, dies at his Los Angeles home aged 98.
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Seal flu virus worries scientists

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 6:57

Scientists in the United States have identified a new strain of influenza in harbour seals that could potentially impact human and animal health.
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Australia in record drugs seizure

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 5:05
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Hong Kong Hong Kong

Australian police seize drugs worth A$500m (US$526m; £335m) and break up a Hong Kong-based drugs ring, with seven arrests made.
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US wartime plane found in Canada

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 2:22
related countries: Canada Canada

US divers find what appear to be remains of a crew of an Army amphibious plane that went down in the Eastern St Lawrence River during World War II.
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New York baby kidnapper sentenced

Monday, July 30th 2012, 21:12
related places: New York

Ann Pettway, who stole a newborn baby from a New York hospital in 1987 and raised her as her own, has been sentenced to 12 years in jail in the US.
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Palestinians slam 'racist' Romney

Monday, July 30th 2012, 21:01
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Romney

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney is accused of racism after he suggested "culture" could explain the Palestinians' economic inferiority to Israel.
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Man Utd prices shares at $16 each

Monday, July 30th 2012, 21:00
related places: New York

Manchester United plans to sell shares at between $16 and $20 each, raising as much as $330m (£210m) in New York, according to documents filed in the US.
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Teen Meilutyte wins historic gold

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:45
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania

Teenager Ruta Meilutyte wins Lithuania's first Olympic swimming gold by beating American Rebecca Soni in the 100m breaststroke.
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Franklin outpaces Seebohm to gold

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

American teenager Missy Franklin storms to 100m backstroke gold ahead of Emily Seebohm, with Britain's Gemma Spofforth fifth.
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Agnel storms to second gold medal

Monday, July 30th 2012, 19:01
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

France's Yannick Agnel wins his second gold of the London Olympics in the men's 200 freestyle as American Ryan Lochte comes fourth.
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Chrysler in profit on US sales

Monday, July 30th 2012, 17:38
related places: Chrysler

Chrysler swings to a profit of $436m (£278m) as the carmaker was boosted by sales in its home US market.
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Millions lost on Afghan projects

Monday, July 30th 2012, 17:24
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Congress

Hundreds of millions of US taxpayer dollars may have been wasted on poorly managed infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, says a report to Congress.
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Man Utd gets Chevrolet as sponsor

Monday, July 30th 2012, 16:39
related places: Chevrolet

Manchester United signs a new seven-year deal to have its shirts sponsored by US car brand Chevrolet.
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Apollo Moon flags still standing

Monday, July 30th 2012, 12:58
related places: Apollo

Images from a Nasa spacecraft show that US flags planted in the lunar soil by Apollo astronauts are mostly still standing.
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Actor Norman Alden dies aged 87

Monday, July 30th 2012, 12:37
related places: Back

American character actor Norman Alden, who was the voice of 1970s superhero Aquaman and appeared in Back to the Future, dies aged 87.
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Aleppo 'nail in Assad's coffin'

Monday, July 30th 2012, 5:50
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Syria's assault on the city of Aleppo is a "nail in the coffin" of President Assad, says US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta as he starts a Middle-East tour.
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Stoner takes US GP over Lorenzo

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 22:37
related places: Lorenzo, Laguna Seca

Defending champion Casey Stoner beats Jorge Lorenzo to first place at Laguna Seca to close the gap in the MotoGP standings.
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VIDEO: Romney: US will stand with Israel

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 22:14
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney makes strongly pro-Israeli comments on a visit to the country, saying he would ''respect'' an Israeli military strike on a nuclear-armed Iran.
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US has 'moral duty' to block Iran

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 20:15
related countries: Israel Israel, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

In a speech in Israel, US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the US has a "moral imperative" to prevent Iran developing nuclear weapons.
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Rhode makes US Olympics history

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 14:09

Kim Rhode secures skeet gold to became the first American to win individual medals at five consecutive Olympics.
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Choreographer upset over NBC snub

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 12:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Choreographer Akram Khan says he is disappointed his tribute to the victims of the 7 July London bombings during the Olympic opening ceremony was not televised in the US.
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Snoop Dogg is banned from Norway

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 11:01
related countries: Norway Norway

US rapper Snoop Dogg is banned from entering Norway for two years after trying to enter the country with a small amount of cannabis last month.
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Modern Family cast reach pay deal

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 9:48

Stars of US sitcom Modern Family agree new pay deals after six of the cast sued TV network ABC last week over their contracts.
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US climbers found dead in Peru

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 3:49
related countries: Peru Peru

The bodies of missing US climbers Gil Weiss and Ben Horne have been found on Mount Palcaraju in the Peruvian Andes.
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Lochte wins gold as Phelps fourth

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 20:01
related places: Phelps

Ryan Lochte storms to Olympic 400m individual medley gold as fellow American swimming great Michael Phelps can only finish fourth.
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Italy claim dramatic archery gold

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 17:46
related countries: Italy Italy
related places: Lord

Italy beat United States by a single point to win archery team Olympic gold in dramatic fashion at Lord's.
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Summer camp survival lessons

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 0:40

Survival lessons learnt at US summer camp
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Heavily armed 'joker' held in US

Friday, July 27th 2012, 22:09
related places: Maryland

A heavily armed man who called himself a "joker" has been arrested after threatening his employer in the US state of Maryland, police say.
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US economic growth slows to 1.5%

Friday, July 27th 2012, 21:25
related places: June

Growth in the US economy slowed between April and June to an annualised pace of 1.5%, but Wall Street rallies on the better-than-expected figures.
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Two killed in north-east US storm

Friday, July 27th 2012, 14:42

Two people have died and tens of thousands are without power after strong summer thunderstorms sweep across the north-east US.
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VIDEO: Team USA gets First Lady pep talk

Friday, July 27th 2012, 10:14

US First Lady Michelle Obama has given a speech to American Olympians and told them she is inspired by their company.
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VIDEO: Is economic recovery stalling in US?

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:37

The first estimate for US GDP is likely to show a slowdown in the world's largest economy.
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Syria army renews Aleppo assault

Friday, July 27th 2012, 9:17
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

Government forces resume their attacks on Syria's northern city of Aleppo, as the US says it fears there could be a massacre there.
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US fears for 'massacre' in Aleppo

Friday, July 27th 2012, 6:51
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US says it fears Syrian forces are preparing to carry out a massacre in the country's most populous city, Aleppo, as troops encircle it.
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VIDEO: Romney gaffe over London Olympics

Friday, July 27th 2012, 6:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

US presidential candidate has appeared to question London's readiness to host a successful Olympics in an interview for American TV.
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Obama urges guns 'common sense'

Friday, July 27th 2012, 1:39
related places: Denver

US President Barack Obama says he wants to introduce common-sense measures to control guns in the wake of the Denver killings.
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Romney sparks London Olympics row

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 21:01
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US presidential candidate Mitt Romney predicts a "successful" London Olympics after earlier raising doubts about Britain's readiness.
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Castro 'willing to talk to US'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 18:11
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuban President Raul Castro, in an apparently impromptu address at the Revolution Day ceremony, says he is willing to hold talks with the US.
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US department faulted on nepotism

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 17:42

Eight high-ranking employees of the US justice department improperly promoted hiring of relatives, an investigation finds.
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Russell Brand fined by US court

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 17:25

Comedian and actor Russell Brand is fined $500 and ordered to do 20 hours of community service for damaging a photographer's mobile phone.
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Lobby group unites website giants

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 14:34

Facebook, Google, Amazon and eBay are joining forces to lobby and "educate" the US government on internet issues.
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Colorado suspect 'sent notebook'

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 8:01
related places: Colorado

Colorado killings suspect James Holmes sent a notebook describing a massacre to a psychiatrist at his university, according to US media reports.
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US warns food prices set to rise

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 3:15

The US department for agriculture says that prices for milk, eggs and meat are likely to rise above the normal rate of inflation because of drought.
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Defections as Syria clashes rage

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 1:01
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Aleppo

The US confirms the defection of two more high-level Syrian diplomats, as fighting in the key commercial hub of Aleppo intensifies.
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Geithner warned UK about Libor

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 17:41

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has said he warned UK authorities about problems with the Libor inter-bank lending rate in 2008.
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Boeing in $11bn Aeromexico deal

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 15:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Boeing, the US aircraft maker and defence contractor, is to sell up to 100 planes to Mexican airline Aeromexico in a deal worth $11bn (£7.1bn).
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Gun sales up after Aurora killing

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 10:12
related places: Aurora, Colorado

Applications for background checks to buy a firearm rose by 43% in the US state of Colorado days after last week's cinema shooting, say officials.
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Chevrolet to sponsor Liverpool FC

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:19
related places: Liverpool, Chevrolet

US carmaker Chevrolet signs a four-year deal with Liverpool to become the football club's automotive sponsor.
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Modern Family cast in salary row

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 9:05

Five stars of hit US comedy show Modern Family are suing to have their contracts declared void in a dispute over pay.
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Venezuela to reject rights court

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 8:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela will no longer recognise the Inter-American Court of Human Rights after a controversial ruling.
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Actor visits US shooting victims

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 8:17
related places: Colorado

Christian Bale, who plays Batman in the Dark Knight Rises, visits survivors of last week's cinema shooting in Colorado.
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VIDEO: Batman star visits Colorado memorial

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 6:26
related places: Colorado

The actor who plays Batman, Christian Bale, has paid his respects to the victims of last week's shooting at a cinema in the US state of Colorado.
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Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 3:44

Sherman Hemsley, who starred as a wise-cracking black businessman in the hit 1970s US sitcom The Jeffersons, dies at the age of 74.
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US health ruling to save billions

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 1:26

The ruling that upheld the Obama health law will save the government $84bn (£54bn), but mean less coverage for millions of poor people, US auditors say.
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Tough times ahead for US orchestras

Wednesday, July 25th 2012, 1:04

Orchestras across the US face funding crisis
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Chavez unveils Bolivar's 3-D face

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 21:07
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Bolivar

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez unveils a 3-D reconstruction of the face of Simon Bolivar, the South American liberation hero who died in 1830.
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US clergyman sentenced over abuse

Tuesday, July 24th 2012, 18:34

US Roman Catholic Monsignor William Lynn has been sentenced to three to six years in jail for enabling a priest to carry on abusing.
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