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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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Export growth in China declines

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 5:56
related countries: China China

Growth in China's exports and imports slows in December because of sluggish demand from the US and Europe.
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US carmakers see boost from China

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 2:21
related countries: China China
related places: Ford

US carmarkers General Motors and Ford report record sales in China for 2011, despite a slowdown in the market in that country.
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Romney bashed for 'firing' remark

Tuesday, January 10th 2012, 2:01
related places: New Hampshire

US Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney comes under attack after remarking how he likes to fire people, ahead of the New Hampshire primary.
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VIDEO: Iran sentences 'CIA spy' to death

Monday, January 9th 2012, 22:44
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

US man of Iranian descent has been sentenced to death by a court in Tehran for spying for the CIA.
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Ex-US soldier 'helped al-Shabab'

Monday, January 9th 2012, 21:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Kenya Kenya

A former US Army soldier who served in Iraq has been charged with trying to help the al-Shabab militant group after being arrested in Kenya.
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Increase in US consumer borrowing

Monday, January 9th 2012, 21:14

US consumer borrowing in November saw its biggest rise in a decade, the Federal Reserve says, in a further sign that the economy is improving.
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Iran sentences 'CIA spy' to death

Monday, January 9th 2012, 18:17
related countries: Iran Iran

An Iranian court sentences Iranian-American Amir Mirzai Hekmati to death for spying for the CIA, amid rising tensions between Tehran and the West.
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Why is the US marriage rate falling sharply?

Monday, January 9th 2012, 15:23
related places: Why

Why is the US marriage rate at a record low?
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US scholars' concerns for Haqqani

Monday, January 9th 2012, 14:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A group of prominent US scholars expresses concern to Hillary Clinton over the safety of Husain Haqqani, the former Pakistani envoy to the US.
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Banks to face reviews on capital

Monday, January 9th 2012, 11:28
related countries: Japan Japan

Checks on banks in the EU, US and Japan are to begin early this year to see how well they are implementing rules on capital, central bankers say.
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The Devil Inside is top US film

Monday, January 9th 2012, 10:24
related places: Low

Low budget horror film The Devil Inside spirits its way to the top of the North American box office, taking $34.5m (£22.4m) on its opening weekend.
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VIDEO: GM pins hopes on luxury car market

Monday, January 9th 2012, 8:01
related places: Many

Many auto giants had a tough 2011, but it was a year of revival for US manufacturer General Motors which saw sales rise 14% at home.
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US expels Venezuela Miami consul

Monday, January 9th 2012, 4:13
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

The US expels Venezuela's consul general in Miami, Livia Acosta Noguera, over allegations that she discussed a cyber-attack on the US.
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US critics reward Von Trier film

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 14:12

Lars Von Trier's movie Melancholia is named the best film of 2011 by the US National Society of Film Critics.
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US 'abused' Afghan jail inmates

Sunday, January 8th 2012, 1:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Bagram

Afghan investigators accuse US Army members of abusing detainees at Bagram prison, after President Karzai said it should come under Afghan control.
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US concern over Bahrain activist

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 21:42
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The US expresses concern to Bahrain government over the apparent beating of prominent rights activist Nabeel Rajab and calls for an investigation.
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Iran acknowledges US Navy rescue

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 14:29
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's foreign minister acknowledges the US Navy rescue of kidnapped Iranian fishermen as a "humanitarian act" which would not affect overall relations.
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Blackwater families settle case

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 7:11
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Blackwater

The families of four US citizens violently killed in Iraq in 2004 settle a long-running lawsuit with Blackwater, the US security firm that hired them.
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Mayweather jail term postponed

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 3:33
related places: Las Vegas

A judge rules that US boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr will be allowed to postpone his 90-day jail term for domestic abuse - so he can fight in Las Vegas.
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VIDEO: US Navy rescues Iranian fishermen

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 2:40
related countries: Iran Iran

The US Navy has rescued 13 Iranian fishermen being held by pirates in the Arabian Sea, the Pentagon says.
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US rape definition to include men

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 1:24

The FBI revises its definition of rape for the first time in 83 years, to recognise male victims and drop the need for victims to resist physically.
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Colombia deportee returns to US

Saturday, January 7th 2012, 0:06
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Texas

A 15-year-old runaway mistakenly deported to Colombia without any proof of residence finally returns home.
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Sniffer dog case at Supreme Court

Friday, January 6th 2012, 22:23
related places: Florida

The US Supreme Court is to consider whether the use of a drug-sniffing dog outside a private home in Florida amounted to an unconstitutional search.
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US economy creates 200,000 jobs

Friday, January 6th 2012, 21:20

The US economy created 200,000 jobs in December, while the unemployment rate fell to 8.5%, official figures show.
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US Navy rescues Iranian hostages

Friday, January 6th 2012, 18:48
related countries: Iran Iran

American sailors rescue 13 Iranian fishermen held hostage by pirates in the Arabian Sea for several weeks, the Pentagon says.
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China warns US on Asia strategy

Friday, January 6th 2012, 18:18
related countries: China China
related places: Asia

China's state media warn the US against "flexing its muscles" after it unveiled a defence review switching focus to the Asia-Pacific region.
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Omaha oracle to croon to Chinese

Friday, January 6th 2012, 8:16
related countries: China China

Warren Buffett, the billionaire US investor, is set to sing to millions of Chinese internet users, state media claims.
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US parole woman returns to Peru

Friday, January 6th 2012, 7:48
related countries: Peru Peru

Lori Berenson, the American who served 15 years in prison for aiding left-wing rebels, defies predictions and returns to Peru after a parole visit to the US.
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Key US paper backs Jon Huntsman

Friday, January 6th 2012, 3:56
related places: Republican, New Hampshire

The Boston Globe newspaper backs Republican outsider Jon Huntsman for the presidential nomination, as Rick Santorum is booed by New Hampshire students.
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Runaway teen deported to Colombia

Friday, January 6th 2012, 3:22
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The US and Colombia attempt to unravel the mystery of how a 14-year-old US runaway was deported to Colombia after giving officials a fake name.
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PwC fined £1.4m in JP Morgan case

Friday, January 6th 2012, 0:02

Accountants PwC are fined £1.4m by regulators for failing to audit accurately the accounts of US bank, JP Morgan.
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UK warns Iran over trading route

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 21:16
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Any attempt by Iran to close a vital trade route would fail, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells the Atlantic Council think tank in the US.
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Probe into film on Bin Laden raid

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 20:45
related places: Laden, Oscar

US officials are investigating if classified information about the killing of Osama bin Laden was given to Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow.
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US girl escapes raid death charge

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 20:43

A US woman who shot dead an intruder after asking the emergency services for permission will not be charged, but the man's alleged accomplice will.
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Obama unveils smaller US military

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 20:33
related places: Pacific, Asia

The US military will become "leaner" while maintaining superiority as it switches focus to the Asia-Pacific, US President Barack Obama announces.
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Barnes & Noble eyes Nook options

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 19:42
related places: Nook

US bookseller Barnes & Nobel says it is considering options for its Nook e-book division and predicts it will make a bigger than expected loss.
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In pictures: The work of Eve Arnold

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 17:14

The work of US photographer Eve Arnold, who has died aged 99
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Pentagon review 'will axe troops'

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 15:43
related places: Asia

President Obama is to unveil a major review of US military priorities likely to see tens of thousands of troops cut and a focus on security in Asia.
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US service sector growth quickens

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 15:40

The pace of the US service sector's growth picks up in December, according to the Institute of Supply Management.
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US music sales increased in 2011

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 11:52

US music sales increased last year for the first time since 2004, according to figures released by Nielsen Soundscan.
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US spaceplane 'spying on China'

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 11:46
related countries: China China

Is America's secret space plane spying on China?
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In pictures: Species in the US-Mexico borderlands

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 11:10

Animal life in the US-Mexico borderlands
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China 2011 trade surplus shrinks

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 10:07
related countries: China China

China's trade surplus narrows for a third straight year in 2011 after demand for its products weakened in the US and Europe.
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US sales fall at Toyota and Honda

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 9:05
related countries: Japan Japan, Thailand Thailand
related places: Honda, Toyota

Toyota and Honda saw US sales fall sharply in 2011 as production was hit by natural disasters in Japan and Thailand, figures show.
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US rivals focus on New Hampshire

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 4:22
related places: Republican, Iowa, New Hampshire

The six hopefuls vying for the Republican nomination focus on the New Hampshire primary, as Michele Bachmann steps aside after Iowa's caucuses.
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Kodak tumbles 28% on future fears

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 3:57

Shares in Eastman Kodak dip 28% on speculation the photography firm is preparing to file for bankruptcy protection in the US.
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Huawei feels US pressure on Iran

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 2:24
related countries: China China, Iran Iran
related places: Huawei

Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei is under pressure from the US because of its business links with Iran.
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Bachmann ends bid for White House

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 2:01
related places: Iowa, White House

Iowa loser Michele Bachmann ends her presidential bid, while caucus winner Mitt Romney rolls out an endorsement from Senator John McCain.
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Paypal's Thompson to head Yahoo

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 0:35
related places: Thompson

US web portal Yahoo names Scott Thompson, president of online payments firm Paypal, as its new chief executive.
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VIDEO: Praise for low budget Wall St film

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 0:08

A small low budget US thriller set amid the world of high finance, Margin Call, has been earning some recognition as movie awards season gets under way.
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Mexico cartel boss pleads guilty

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 23:16
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The leader of a notorious 1990s Mexican drug cartel pleads guilty to racketeering and money-laundering charges in a US court after being extradited.
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Obama pushes consumer agency head

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 22:12
related places: Congress

President Obama appoints Richard Cordray to head a new US consumer protection agency while Congress is in recess after Republicans blocked the move.
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US weapons 'wish list' revealed

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 20:13

A document allegedly detailing non-lethal weaponry in development by the US military is published online.
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Obama joins photo site Instagram

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 15:19

US President Barack Obama joins the popular photo-sharing network Instagram ahead of November's election.
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Romney pips Santorum in Iowa vote

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 14:56
related places: Iowa

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney gains a wafer-thin victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa, while sixth-place Michele Bachmann is to hold a news conference.
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Estefan makes Latin chart history

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 10:00

Singer Gloria Estefan becomes the first female artist in the history of the US Latin singles rundown to enter at number one.
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Fed to publish rate projections

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 7:43

The US Federal Reserve says it will publish regular interest rate forecasts in an effort to improve transparency at the central bank.
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Mexico warlock says Obama to lose

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 5:45
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Syria Syria

Mexico's self-appointed grand warlock predicts that US President Barack Obama will lose the 2012 elections and Syria will be invaded.
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Sinopec inks $2.2bn US shale deal

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 4:13
related countries: China China

Chinese oil company Sinopec agrees a $2.2bn (£1.4bn) deal with Devon Energy, giving it access to shale deposits in the US.
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Spider-Man web 'nearing reality'

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 3:48

US researchers create silk worms that have been genetically modified to spin much stronger silk.
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Poverty and progress in the Mississippi Delta

Wednesday, January 4th 2012, 1:36

The legacy of slavery in the poorest region of the US
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Man uses iPad to cross US border

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 23:45
related places: Christmas

A Canadian man who forgot his passport says that he used a scanned copy on his iPad to cross the US border to deliver Christmas presents.
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Republicans set for Iowa caucuses

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 23:12
related places: Iowa, White House

Six contenders for the Republican presidential nomination make frantic final appeals to voters ahead of Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.
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VIDEO: Iowa vote begins 2012 campaign

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 23:07
related places: Iowa

Republicans in the US state of Iowa are preparing to cast their ballots in the first vote of the 2012 Presidential contest, making their choice for their party's nominee.
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VIDEO: Iran sanctions 'starting to bite'

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 22:51
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

The US has said threats by Iran to restrict Gulf shipping in the event of further sanctions shows international pressure is having an effect
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Man confesses to US mosque attack

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 22:46
related places: Day, New Year

New York City police say a man has confessed to a string of arson attacks on an Islamic cultural centre and four other sites on New Year's Day.
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Iran sanctions 'starting to bite'

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 19:35
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Gulf

The US says threats by Iran to restrict Gulf shipping in the event of further sanctions shows international pressure is 'beginning to bite'.
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US manufacturers beat forecasts

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 16:48

US manufacturing activity hit a six-month high in December according a much-watched survey, adding to a run of positive economic indicators.
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France urges new Iran sanctions

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 10:20
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

France says the EU should follow the US in imposing stricter sanctions on Tehran, as Iran's currency falls again amid worries over their impact.
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VIDEO: Republicans ready for Iowa test

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 7:22
related places: Republican, Iowa

Republican presidential hopefuls have toured Iowa on the last full day of campaigning before the Hawkeye State's caucuses kick-off the US election year.
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VIDEO: Augmented reality takes off in US

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 4:13

How you may soon be living in a virtual city
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Republicans in final push in Iowa

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 3:22
related places: Iowa

US Republican presidential candidates make a final push with voters in Iowa ahead of the first statewide nominating contest.
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Iran rial falls against US dollar

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 3:10
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's currency the rial slides 12% against the US dollar after the US imposed fresh sanctions targeting Iran's central bank.
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VIDEO: US ranger shooting: Suspect found dead

Tuesday, January 3rd 2012, 2:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

The body of an Iraq war veteran wanted over the killing of a park ranger in Washington state has been found, officials have said.
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Manhunt closes US national park

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 15:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

A US police manhunt is under way for an Iraq war veteran wanted in connection with the killing of a ranger at a national park in Washington state.
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Cruise's Mission stays the course

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 11:35
related places: Mission

Tom Cruise's Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol tops the US box office chart for the second week running, according to studio estimates.
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VIDEO: Science of Politics: Iowa Caucus

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 5:27
related places: Iowa

Why the small US state of Iowa plays a big role in presidential campaigns
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Pope names US head of conversions

Monday, January 2nd 2012, 0:03

Pope Benedict appoints a married priest to head the first structure in the US for Anglicans converting to Roman Catholicism.
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US airport explosives man charged

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 22:22
related places: Texas

A member of the US military is charged with trying to take explosives onto a plane at a Texas airport, says the FBI.
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Iran condemns US bank sanctions

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 15:38
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iran's President Ahmadinejad lashes out at new US financial sanctions, saying Tehran's central bank has the strength to deal with foreign plots.
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VIDEO: Obama signs Iran sanctions bill into law

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 4:47
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama has signed into law a major defence bill including tough new sanctions against Iran.
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Explosives found at Texas airport

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 2:57
related places: Texas

A man is detained at an airport in the US state of Texas after trying to carry explosives through security.
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Is Obama doomed in 2012?

Sunday, January 1st 2012, 2:17

Mark Mardell looks at US president's election chances in 2012
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Obama signs Iran sanctions bill

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 22:49
related countries: Iran Iran

President Obama signs into law a defence bill including tough new US sanctions against Iran, while expressing concerns about other provisions.
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2011: New low for US-Pakistan relations

Saturday, December 31st 2011, 2:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

From bad to worse in a disastrous year for US-Pakistani relations
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Egypt reassures US on NGO raids

Friday, December 30th 2011, 23:53
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Officials in Egypt reassure the United States that police raids on the offices of pro-democracy groups will stop, after coming under strong criticism.
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Brand files for split from Perry

Friday, December 30th 2011, 20:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Perry

British comedian Russell Brand files for divorce from American singer Katy Perry after 14 months of marriage.
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Kings of Leon star to be a father

Friday, December 30th 2011, 19:44
related places: Leon

The US band's frontman reveals he and wife Lily Aldridge are expecting their first child.
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Pakistan court probes 'memogate'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 14:57
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan's Supreme Court sets up an inquiry into a controversial unsigned memo that asked for US help in curbing the powers of the military.
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Somalia fears end to US banking

Friday, December 30th 2011, 13:50

The largest bank which lets Somalis in the US send money back home is due to close this service, raising fears for the famine-hit country.
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US singer Kaye Stevens dies at 79

Friday, December 30th 2011, 11:19
related places: Florida

Kaye Stevens, the US singer and actress known for her appearances with the Rat Pack and on Johnny Carson's chat show, dies in Florida.
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North Korea: 'Expect no change'

Friday, December 30th 2011, 4:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea tells the international community not to "expect any change" in the wake of Kim Jong-il's death, as the US sends a top diplomat to the region.
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US Muslim TV show to address 9/11

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 23:50
related places: All

US reality TV show All-American Muslim says one episode will focus on emotional reactions to marking 10 years since the 9/11 attacks.
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US rejects Chavez cancer comments

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 22:18
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Chavez

The US rejects as "horrific" Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's musings about whether the US might be giving Latin American leaders cancer.
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US sells $30bn in jets to Saudis

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 18:48
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

The US confirms the sale of nearly $30bn of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia, saying the deal would send a "strong message" to countries in the region.
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US Army unveils helicopter drone

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 18:11
related places: New

New helicopter-style drones with 1.8 gigapixel colour cameras, capable of following 65 separate targets, are being developed by the US Army.
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Gen David Petraeus 'nearly quit'

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 18:01
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Gen David Petraeus almost resigned over President Barack Obama's decision to draw down US troops levels in Afghanistan, says a new biography.
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Google tops visited US sites list

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 15:17

Google and Facebook are 2011's most popular sites with US users according to Nielsen. Yahoo came in third, but its position may be precarious.
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US pop artist James Rizzi dies

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 10:15

US pop artist James Rizzi, best known for his cartoon-like art, dies aged 61.
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Alibaba hires US lobbying firm

Thursday, December 29th 2011, 6:27
related countries: China China

China's Alibaba Group hires US lobbying firm fuelling further speculation it is preparing a bid for internet giant Yahoo.
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