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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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VIDEO: Obama cracks jokes at annual dinner

Sunday, April 29th 2012, 11:32

US President Barack Obama has been showing his lighter side, entertaining an audience at the annual White House Correspondents' Association Dinner.
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Cuban 'defector' actors reappear

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 20:47
related countries: Cuba Cuba
related places: New York

Two actors in a film about escaping Cuba emerge a week after disappearing on the way to a New York film festival, saying they will seek asylum in the US.
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China activist 'in US protection'

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 10:37
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng is under "US protection" in Beijing after his dramatic escape from house arrest, a US-based rights group says.
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China dissident 'in US embassy'

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 6:42
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

China dissident Chen Guangcheng has fled to the US embassy in Beijing after a dramatic escape from house arrest, says fellow activist Hu Jia.
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New rules for US Secret Service

Saturday, April 28th 2012, 1:13
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The US Secret Service tightens rules on drinking and behaviour on foreign trips, as it battles with the fallout from a sex scandal in Colombia.
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Friday, April 27th 2012, 22:07
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A US jury convicts a Somali man of piracy for serving as a hostage negotiator in the hijacking of a US yacht where all four on board were killed.
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US economic growth rate slowing

Friday, April 27th 2012, 17:45

US economic growth slowed to an annualised pace of 2.2% in the first quarter of the year, from 3% in the final three months of last year.
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Adults-only Gaga gig rocks Seoul

Friday, April 27th 2012, 15:18
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

US pop star Lady Gaga kicks off her Born This Way Ball tour with a concert in Seoul that fans under the age of 18 had been forbidden to attend.
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Ford suffers European sales slump

Friday, April 27th 2012, 11:54
related places: Ford

US carmaker Ford reports lower quarterly profits following weak sales in Europe and higher tax charges.
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The US tribe taking on big beer

Friday, April 27th 2012, 11:41

An alcohol-ravaged Native American tribe fights back
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Tappin vows to fight terror claim

Friday, April 27th 2012, 7:22
related countries: Iran Iran, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A retired UK businessman extradited to the US on charges of plotting to sell weapons parts to Iran says he will vigorously contest the claim.
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Starbucks sees profits rise 18%

Friday, April 27th 2012, 6:10

US coffee giant Starbucks reports a sharp rise in profits despite weak sales in Europe.
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US and Japan reach Okinawa deal

Friday, April 27th 2012, 3:48
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Marines, Asia

The United States agrees to move thousands of Marines based in Okinawa out of Japan to Hawaii, Guam and other locations in Asia.
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New sex claim hits Secret Service

Friday, April 27th 2012, 2:40
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

The US Secret Service is looking into allegations its employees paid for strippers and prostitutes in El Salvador ahead of a presidential visit.
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Cyber-security bill past US House

Friday, April 27th 2012, 0:52
related places: White House

A bill allowing access to private web data on suspicion of a cyber threat passes the US House of Representatives, despite a White House veto threat.
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US bailout fund 'may make loss'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 23:05

US taxpayers are unlikely to see a return on the $700bn Tarp rescue fund for financial sector, according to a report.
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Manning must face serious charge

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 22:20

A US military judge refuses to dismiss the most serious charge against alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning, who will face trial in September.
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Ryan defends 'Catholic budget'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 20:20
related countries: Guyana Guyana

US Congressman Paul Ryan's defends this budget plan in a speech at Georgetown University, after faculty and priests at the school criticised the plan.
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US soldier killed in Afghanistan

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 16:48
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US soldier serving with the Isaf force is shot dead in southern Afghanistan by a man wearing an Afghan army uniform, Isaf says, in the latest of a series of similar incidents.
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The road to recovery?

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 11:00

Could the US learn to love state intervention in the economy?
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VIDEO: 'Cactus Jack' puppy's spiky story

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 10:31

A puppy in the US is up for adoption after being found alone and covered with cactus spines.
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Alien species 'extending seasons'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 7:59
related places: Non

Non-native plant species are extending the growing season in eastern US forests by an average of four weeks, a study suggests.
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VIDEO: US teens 'drunk on hand sanitiser'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 3:33
related places: Albuquerque

Police in Albuquerque say an increasing number of teenagers are getting drunk by consuming hand sanitiser and mouthwash.
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US banker admits to China bribe

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 3:03
related countries: China China, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)

A former Morgan Stanley executive pleads guilty to bribing a Chinese official in exchange for business and personal gains.
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VIDEO: The brotherhood of US presidents

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 1:58

The bonds and burdens of US presidents
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US air screeners 'ran drug ring'

Thursday, April 26th 2012, 0:47
related places: Los Angeles

Four current and former security screeners at Los Angeles international airport are arrested and charged with drug-trafficking and bribery.
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US charges over 'China arms plot'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 23:19
related countries: China China

US prosecutors charge two Taiwanese nationals with attempting to export US military technology - for the alleged benefit of the Chinese government.
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US state abolishes death penalty

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 20:55

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signs the repeal of the death penalty into law, making the state the 17th in the US to end capital punishment.
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Supreme Court hears migrant law

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 20:40
related places: Arizona

US Supreme Court justices appear sceptical of challenges to a controversial Arizona immigrant law requiring immigrants to produce ID on demand.
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Gingrich to end White House bid

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 20:25
related places: Republican

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will suspend his long-shot campaign next week, his spokesman tells US media.
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Marine discharged over Obama slur

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 19:02

A US Marine sergeant who criticised President Barack Obama as an enemy on Facebook is to face an other-than-honourable discharge.
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Federal Reserve more optimistic

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 18:49

The Federal Reserve's interest rate setters raise their forecasts for US economic growth in 2012 but leave rates unchanged.
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Vice scandal 'did not risk Obama'

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 16:49
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Senate

US President Barack Obama was not endangered by a prostitution scandal involving a dozen Secret Service agents in Colombia, a Senate panel is told.
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US durable goods see sharp fall

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 14:23
related places: March

Orders for durable goods in the US fell 4.2% in March, the Commerce Department says, pointing to weakening growth.
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Colombia anger at sex tourism taint

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:23
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Anger grows in Colombia at US sex scandal fallout
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Jackson presents Hobbit footage

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 10:00

Director Peter Jackson unveils 10 minutes of footage of The Hobbit to a mixed reaction at the CinemaCon convention in the US.
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S Korea firms halt US beef sales

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 9:50
related countries: South Korea South Korea
related places: California

Two of South Korea's biggest retailers halt sales of US beef after the discovery of a case of "mad cow" disease in California.
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California 'mad cow' case found

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:42
related places: California

The US Department of Agriculture confirms it has detected a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or 'mad cow' disease, in a California dairy cow.
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VIDEO: Mass military drill in South China Sea

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:31
related countries: Philippines Philippines

Annual joint military exercises involving thousands of US and Philippine troops are taking place in the South China Sea.
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US concern at Israel outpost move

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:29
related countries: Israel Israel, West Bank West Bank

The US says it is concerned about reports that the Israeli government has decided to make legal under Israeli law three West Bank settlement outposts.
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Obama slams 'knucklehead' agents

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 8:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia

President Obama describes US Secret Service agents caught up in the Colombia sex scandal as "knuckleheads", saying that most do an "incredible" job.
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Mitt Romney heralds Obama contest

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 3:33
related places: Republican, Romney

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney vows to take the White House from President Barack Obama, as he racks up a series of primary wins.
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Romney eyes primary clean sweep

Wednesday, April 25th 2012, 0:20
related places: Republican

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney aims for a clean sweep in five US primaries, which could force dogged rival Newt Gingrich from the race.
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First charges filed over BP spill

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 18:36

A former BP engineer is accused in the US of obstruction of justice over the 2010 Gulf oil spill - the first criminal charge in connection with the disaster.
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VIDEO: Lethal booby traps on Utah trail

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 15:18
related places: Utah

Potentially deadly booby traps are found along a popular hiking trail in the United States.
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American Psycho stage musical due

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 13:12

Bret Easton Ellis' 1991 novel American Psycho is to be turned into a stage musical by the company that produced the play Enron.
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Padilla appeals to Supreme Court

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 9:38

Jailed American Jose Padilla, held an "enemy combatant" for three years, asks the US Supreme Court to reinstate his "torture" lawsuit against top officials.
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Novartis sees profit fall sharply

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:47
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss drugmaker Novartis reports a sharp fall in profits, due in part to manufacturing problems at a US plant and to currency moves.
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China pledges N Korea friendship

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 6:40
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

China's President Hu Jintao stresses friendship with Pyongyang, as the US asks China to explain the origins of North Korea's missile launcher.
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Court hears Bin Laden testimony

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 4:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man convicted of plotting to blow up an aircraft tells a court that Osama Bin Laden said his attack would bring down the US economy.
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Mexico-US migration on the slide

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 3:46
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Decades of increasing Mexico-US immigration have come to an end, a report says, citing tough border control and economic conditions in both nations.
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Shoe-bomber supergrass testifies in US

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 23:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: New York

Convicted UK al-Qaeda man tells all in New York terror trial
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Mexico row prompts Wal-Mart dip

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 20:36
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Two US congressmen launch an investigation as Wal-Mart shares fall 5% following weekend reports of a cover-up at Mexican subsidiaries.
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John Edwards criminal case begins

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 19:21

The campaign finance trial of ex-US presidential candidate John Edwards opens with a judge revealing a key accuser called other witnesses before the trial.
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Hudson testifies at murder trial

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 18:36

US Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson testifies at the opening of the trial in Chicago of the man accused of shooting three members of her family in 2008.
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US targets 'tech-abuse' countries

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:48
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama announces fresh sanctions against Iran, Syria and those who help them use technology to crack down on dissent.
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VIDEO: US slackliner crosses China canyon

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 15:32
related countries: China China

American slackline walker Dean Potter walks across China's Enshi Grand Canyon at a height of 1,800m.
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US terror attack warning in Kenya

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 14:42
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

The US embassy in Kenya issues a terror warning to US nationals in the country, warning of a possible attack on hotels and government buildings in Nairobi.
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US Congressman denied Afghan visa

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 11:40
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A senior US Congressman highly critical of the Afghan government is prevented from entering the country, in a development likely to strain ties with the US.
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Think Like A Man tops film chart

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 8:22
related places: Man

Comedy Think Like A Man knocks The Hunger Games off the top of the US box office chart.
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Wal-Mart probes bribery claim

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 22:48
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US retailing giant Wal-Mart is investigating allegations made in a New York Times article accusing its Mexican subsidiary of bribery.
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Afghan-US partnership 'deal done'

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 17:07
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US and Afghan negotiators finalise a long-term partnership deal governing the US role in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of forces in 2014.
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Iran 'building copy of US drone'

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 14:33
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran begins building a copy of the US surveillance drone it captured last year, after breaking its encryption codes, Iranian officials say.
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VIDEO: Kitten rescued from inside wall

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 7:21
related places: Florida, Miami Beach

A lost kitten has been rescued from inside a wall at a house in Miami Beach, Florida, US.
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US introduces $60 LED light bulb

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 0:41
related places: Energy

A light bulb which won a US Department of Energy contest for an alternative to a 60-watt incandescent bulb goes on sale for Earth Day - but with a $60 price tag.
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Obama calls for Sudan peace talks

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 11:08
related countries: Sudan Sudan
related places: South

The US president calls on the leaders of South Sudan and Sudan to return to negotiations, as the South ends its occupation of a key oil field.
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Hackers hit China scandal website

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 9:09
related countries: China China

A hacking attack cripples US-based Chinese-language website Boxun for several hours, its manager says, after reports on the Bo Xilai scandal.
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Colombia scandal claims more jobs

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 1:45
related countries: Colombia Colombia

The US Secret Service says three more employees are resigning over the prostitution scandal at an international summit in Colombia last weekend.
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US nuns dismiss Vatican criticism

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 0:40
related places: Vatican

The leader of a group of US nuns the Vatican accuses of flouting Church teaching and espousing radical feminist views flatly rejects the charges.
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Teen twins in '$1.2m stock fraud'

Saturday, April 21st 2012, 0:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British twins who were 16 when they allegedly defrauded investors out of $1.2m via a bogus stock-picking robot face charges in the US.
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Racial bias saves death row man

Friday, April 20th 2012, 16:14

Convicted US killer Marcus Robinson is ordered off death row after a judge determines that racial bias was evident during jury selection in his 1994 trial.
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GE profits hit by one-off charges

Friday, April 20th 2012, 12:46

US giant General Electric reports a 10% fall in first-quarter profits due to one-off charges, but says it had record orders from transport and energy projects.
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The Band's Levon Helm dies at 71

Friday, April 20th 2012, 7:48
related places: New York

Levon Helm, singer and drummer for rock group The Band - formerly Bob Dylan's back-up group - dies aged 71.
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VIDEO: Huge fire at US oil storage depot

Friday, April 20th 2012, 6:09
related places: Springfield, Ohio

A huge fire has broken out at an oil company in the United States. Fire crews battled the flames at an oil depot in Springfield, Ohio.
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Nato helicopter in Afghan crash

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 21:30
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A Nato Black Hawk helicopter crashes in southern Afghanistan, with four people on board, US officials say.
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US phone-hacking lawsuits ahead?

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 20:42

Has the phone-hacking scandal reached Murdoch's US doorstep?
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MEPs back passenger data sharing

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 15:52

The European Parliament backs a controversial deal clarifying US access to personal data about airline passengers.
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Dismantling US bases as the Taliban fight on

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 14:58
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US base is dismantled, but Afghanistan's Taliban fight on
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Colombia prostitute tells of row

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 13:27
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Cartagena

A woman at the centre of the US Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia asked for $800 (£500) for one night in Cartagena, a US report says.
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Crackdown on 'radical' nuns in US

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 10:11

The Vatican orders a crackdown on Roman Catholic nuns in the US after concerns are raised about "certain radical feminist themes".
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Ford increases China investment

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 7:59
related countries: China China
related places: Hangzhou, Ford

US carmaker Ford announces further investment in China, with plans for a $760m factory in Hangzhou.
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US agents leave over sex scandal

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 5:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Three members of the US Secret Service are leaving the agency following a prostitution scandal in Colombia ahead of President Obama's visit.
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Japan glass firm's US boss quits

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 3:27
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan's Nippon Sheet Glass says its American chief executive, Craig Taylor, has resigned over "disagreements with the board".
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Nazi-looted art returns to heirs

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 23:56
related countries: France France, Italy Italy
related places: Paris

A 474-year-old painting stolen by Nazis during World War II has been returned by US officials to the heirs of its Paris-based Italian Jewish owner.
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Mexico captures huge bullet haul

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 23:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mexican police seize more than 250,000 rifle bullets on a trailer being driven across the border from the US.
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VIDEO: The American who quit money to live in a cave

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 23:04

In 2000 Daniel Suelo gave away all his cash and began living in caves in Utah. Mark Sundeen, author of "The Man Who Quit Money", explains what his story tells us about modern America.
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US TV presenter Dick Clark dies

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 21:16
related places: America

One of America's best-known veteran television personalities, Dick Clark, has died aged 82, after suffering a heart attack, his agent says.
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US publisher demands piracy trial

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 19:35

John Wiley & Sons, publisher of the "For Dummies" guide books, demands the trial of four suspected file-sharers.
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Cuba hails 'anti-US rebellion'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 18:18
related countries: Cuba Cuba

Cuba hails a Latin American "rebellion" against US dominance at the Summit of the Americas last weekend.
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US couple claim $111m lottery win

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 17:51

A retired couple from southern Illinois are the third and final winners to claim a share of a record $656m (£409m) Mega Millions lottery jackpot.
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US condemns Afghan bodies 'abuse'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 15:26
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The US condemns the conduct of several American soldiers shown apparently abusing the corpses of suspected Afghan insurgents in 2010.
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Petty theft leads to guard arrest

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 8:29

A security guard is arrested following the theft of five of US musician Tom Petty's guitars from a rehearsal space.
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Citigroup pay increase voted down

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 3:38

Citigroup shareholders vote against giving top executives a bigger pay deal in a rare show of investor discontent.
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Pyongyang 'not bound by US deal'

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 3:08
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: February

North Korea says it is no longer bound by a moratorium on missile and nuclear tests agreed with the US in February in return for food aid.
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US Secret Service scandal widens

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 1:02
related countries: Colombia Colombia
related places: Cartagena

A prostitution scandal involving US Secret Service agents in Cartagena, Colombia, involved as many as 20 women, US Senator Susan Collins says.
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VIDEO: Single fathers coping in 'Sin City'

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 23:01
related places: Las Vegas

Las Vegas, known for famous casinos and adult entertainment, is also home to more single fathers per capita than any other US city.
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Frozen US cows could be blown up

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 21:15
related places: Colorado

A group of stray cows that froze to death in the Colorado mountains must be blown up or set on fire to avoid water contamination, officials say.
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Shuttle makes Washington flypast

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 20:25
related places: Discovery, Washington

The retired space shuttle Discovery lands after a dramatic flypast over the centre of the US capital, on its way to retirement in a national museum.
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US to ease some Burma sanctions

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 18:39
related countries: Burma Burma

The US eases some financial sanctions against Burma as the international effort to encourage reform gathers pace.
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VIDEO: Discovery shuttle piggy-backs on 747

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 15:39

One of Nasa's iconic space shuttles has made a dramatic flypast over the centre of the US capital on the way to its final resting place in a museum.
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