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VIDEO: Will family films boost US box office?

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 5:46
related places: Hollywood, Unicorn

The US release of The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn is the latest in a new batch of family films that Hollywood hopes will dispel box office gloom.
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EU curbs 'execution drug' exports

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 4:44

The EU imposes strict control on the export of lethal injection drugs to countries with the death penalty, a move which could reduce executions in the US.
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VIDEO: Terror fear over bird flu reports

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 2:22

The authors of two controversial bird flu studies reportedly agree to redact key details after the US says the data could be used by terrorists.
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Terror fear over bird flu reports

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 2:06

The authors of two controversial bird flu studies reportedly agree to redact key details after the US says the data could be used by terrorists.
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US warns Iraq against divisions

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 1:46
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Vice-President Joe Biden urges Iraq's leaders to resolve a deepening political crisis which has sparked fears of renewed sectarian conflict.
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US Fed in new bank rules proposal

Wednesday, December 21st 2011, 0:22

The US Federal Reserve has proposed new rules for the biggest US banks aimed at strengthening the financial system against another collapse.
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US House rejects tax-break plan

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 22:28

A bipartisan plan backed by President Obama to extend a payroll tax break for millions of Americans is voted down by the House of Representatives.
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Five dead as plane hits US road

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 19:35

An investment banker and his family are believed to be among five people killed when a small plane crashed on to a New Jersey motorway.
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US man guilty of aiding al-Qaeda

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 17:20

A court in the US state of Massachusetts convicts a man of conspiring to support al-Qaeda and providing material support to terrorists.
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US home building rises sharply

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 14:28
related places: New

New home building in the US rose sharply in November, a survey released by the US Census Bureau suggests.
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Peru allows paroled US woman home

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 14:07
related countries: Peru Peru

Lori Berenson, the American who served 15 years in prison in Peru for aiding left-wing rebels, arrives back in the US on a parole visit.
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US 'tops' world charitable giving

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 11:45

The US is rated as the world's most charitable country in 2011 by the Charities Aid Foundation's World Giving Index, up from fifth in 2010.
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US hopes music and art can sooth traumatised soldiers

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 10:11

Treating traumatised soldiers with sculpture and writing
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HTC loses Apple phone patent case

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 8:40
related places: Apple

Taiwanese mobile-phone maker HTC loses a US patent battle with Apple, and sees its handsets using the protected technology banned in the US.
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N Korea urged on 'path of peace'

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 6:58
related countries: China China, Japan Japan, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

The US calls on North Korea to pursue a "path of peace" following the death of leader Kim Jong-il, as it holds urgent talks with regional powers.
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Japan chooses US F-35 fighter jet

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 4:41
related countries: Japan Japan

Japan chooses the US-made F-35 stealth fighter over the Eurofighter Typhoon and Boeing Super Hornet as the new mainstay of its air defence fleet.
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US urges Iran to free alleged spy

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 3:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran, Washington

Washington asks Tehran to free "without delay" a US man of Iranian descent who confessed on state TV to working a CIA spy.
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VIDEO: Fugazi to upload 800 live gigs

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 3:25

US band uploads 800 gigs to take on music moguls
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House objects to payroll tax deal

Tuesday, December 20th 2011, 2:13
related places: Congress

US House Republicans signal they will reject a bipartisan deal on a short-term tax break for workers, in Congress' latest budget stand-off.
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US cellar prison's 'death stench'

Monday, December 19th 2011, 22:29
related places: Philadelphia

A stench of death filled a Philadelphia basement where four adults were held captive in an alleged benefits scam, a policeman tells a court.
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AT&T ends bid to buy T-Mobile USA

Monday, December 19th 2011, 22:05

US telecoms giant AT&T has said it will not pursue its $39bn bid to buy T-Mobile USA after running into government objections.
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Manning computer's 'secret files'

Monday, December 19th 2011, 21:29

Thousands of classified cables were found on alleged Wikileaks source Bradley Manning's computer, day four of his pre-trial hearing has heard.
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Obama voices Venezuela concerns

Monday, December 19th 2011, 19:50
related countries: Cuba Cuba, Iran Iran, Venezuela Venezuela

US President Barack Obama accuses Venezuela of threatening democratic values ahead of elections next year and criticises its ties to Cuba and Iran.
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Holmes sequel leads US box office

Monday, December 19th 2011, 9:24

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows tops the North American box office in a slow weekend of takings.
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VIDEO: Son 'not ready' to lead North Korea

Monday, December 19th 2011, 5:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Former US Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who led the delegation of the six-party nuclear talks on North Korea, says he believes Kim Jong-un is ''not ready'' to take over from his father, Kim Jong-il, who has died at the age of 69.
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Army 'failed' in Wikileaks case

Monday, December 19th 2011, 0:06
related places: Lawyers

Lawyers defending a US soldier accused of handing government secrets to Wikileaks say his supervisors failed to recognise his troubled emotional state.
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Iran TV shows 'US spy confession'

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 21:44
related countries: Iran Iran

Iranian state television shows what it says is the confession of an alleged CIA spy - an American man of Iranian descent.
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Romney criticises Iraq withdrawal

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 18:00
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Republican

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacks President Barack Obama over the "precipitous" US troop withdrawal from Iraq.
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Iraq: New dawn for departing US troops

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 17:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US soldiers savour being a part of history in Iraqi withdrawal
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Wikileaks accused 'was troubled'

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 10:16

Bradley Manning, the US soldier accused of leaking government secrets, had emotional problems and gender issues, his defence argue.
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VIDEO: Impact of US operation in Iraq

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 7:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

As thousands of US troops withdraw from Iraq, bringing Operation New Dawn to a close, the BBC's Jim Muir reports on the US-led military operation and its consequences.
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Last US troops withdraw from Iraq

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 5:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq, Kuwait Kuwait
related places: America

The last convoy of US troops to leave Iraq crosses the border into Kuwait, nearly nine years after the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
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VIDEO: Last US troops withdraw from Iraq

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 5:42
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The last US troops have withdrawn from Iraq, bringing Operation New Dawn to a close.
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Obama signs funding bill into law

Sunday, December 18th 2011, 0:24

President Obama signs into law a spending bill, averting a shutdown of federal government services, with a vote on a payroll tax bill due next week.
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Peru 'halts' parole woman's trip

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 21:08
related countries: Peru Peru

A US woman on parole in Peru after serving 15 years in prison for aiding left-wing rebels says she was stopped from leaving the country.
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Beach Boys to get back together

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 15:42

US band The Beach Boys announce plans to reunite to mark their 50th anniversary, which will include a new album and world tour.
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I'll restore GB pride, says Froch

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 13:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Atlantic City

Carl Froch is aiming to restore British pride when he fights American Andre Ward in the final of the Super Six tournament in Atlantic City.
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Pentagon boss praises new Libya

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 12:59
related countries: Libya Libya

US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta expresses confidence in Libya's new government on a visit to Tripoli, as the UN lifts sanctions on the country's central bank.
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US taxes and pipeline deal struck

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 3:50

US lawmakers agree to extend a payroll tax break for two months, as Republicans win their fight to attach a provision on a controversial oil pipeline.
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US 'Barefoot Bandit' sent to jail

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 2:55

A US man known as the "Barefoot Bandit" is jailed for more than seven years after admitting a string of offences committed during a two-year crime spree.
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US-Mexico immigration: Even oceans have borders

Saturday, December 17th 2011, 1:05
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: Why

Why erect a US-Mexico border fence in the Pacific Ocean?
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Bias row as Wikileaks case begins

Friday, December 16th 2011, 23:35

Lawyers for US Army analyst Bradley Manning, accused of leaking secrets to Wikileaks, open his military hearing by accusing the chief officer of bias.
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Baseball legend Bonds spared jail

Friday, December 16th 2011, 23:17
related places: Bonds

Former US baseball star Barry Bonds avoids a prison sentence after he misled a jury investigating whether he took performance-enhancing drugs.
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Shares in Zynga fall 5% on debut

Friday, December 16th 2011, 22:27
related places: Farmville

Shares in Zynga, the online games maker behind Mafia Wars and FarmVille, fall 5% on their first day of trading.
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Former US mortgage bosses charged

Friday, December 16th 2011, 21:15

The US financial regulator brings civil fraud charges against six former top executives at mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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VIDEO: Bradley Manning case begins in US

Friday, December 16th 2011, 18:39

The soldier accused of obtaining and distributing US government secrets and passing them on to the whistle-blowing website Wikileaks has appeared in military court.
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USA slow to get F1 - Ecclestone

Friday, December 16th 2011, 17:44

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone says the sport struggles to be a success in the United States as "they want to see a profit before they start".
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Commentators pay tribute to Christopher Hitchens

Friday, December 16th 2011, 15:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British and US commentators pay tribute to Christopher Hitchens
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US inflation stable in November

Friday, December 16th 2011, 15:08

US consumer prices were unchanged in November as motorists paid less for cars and petrol, figures from US Labor Department show.
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'Hezbollah laundered funds' in US

Friday, December 16th 2011, 13:33
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

Three Lebanese financial institutions linked to Hezbollah laundered more than $300m through the US used car market, US prosecutors say.
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Stern lands US talent show role

Friday, December 16th 2011, 12:40
related places: America

Controversial radio DJ Howard Stern is to replace Piers Morgan on the judging panel of America's Got Talent, it is announced.
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Is anti-Muslim politics on the rise in Florida?

Friday, December 16th 2011, 12:03

Rise in anti-Muslim rhetoric in the US sunshine state
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Russell Brand lands US TV series

Friday, December 16th 2011, 10:29
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British comedian and actor Russell Brand lands a TV series in the US, it is announced.
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VIDEO: Wikileaks suspect due in court

Friday, December 16th 2011, 7:12

A US Army analyst suspected of leaking government secrets is set to make his first military court appearance
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US Congress deal averts shutdown

Friday, December 16th 2011, 3:42

Democrats and Republicans in the US Congress agree a compromise spending bill, averting the threat of a US government shutdown.
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US confirms Afghan police abuse

Friday, December 16th 2011, 1:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US-trained Afghan village police units have committed some human rights abuses, a US military inquiry finds.
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US sheriff 'targeted Hispanics'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 23:51
related places: Arizona

An Arizona lawman known for his tough stance on immigration has routinely discriminated against Hispanics, according to a federal investigation.
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Guatemala STD report urges care

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 18:16
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

People harmed by US-funded research should be compensated in future, a bioethics panel says, in its final report into STD abuses in Guatemala.
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US factory prices up in November

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 15:37

US producer prices rose by more than expected in November, after having fallen in October, official data shows.
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US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 13:48
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The flag of American forces in Iraq has been lowered in Baghdad bringing nearly nine years of US military operations in Iraq to a formal end.
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VIDEO: US flag ceremony ends war in Iraq

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 12:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The flag of American forces in Iraq has been lowered in Baghdad, bringing nearly nine years of US military operations in Iraq to a formal end.
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DR Congo poll 'seriously flawed'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 12:13
related countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo's elections were "seriously flawed" and "lacked transparency" the US warns, as it calls for a review of the process.
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Country's Billie Jo Spears dies

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 10:48
related places: Texas, Blanket

US country star Billie Jo Spears, best known for her 1975 hit Blanket on the Ground, dies in Texas at the age of 74.
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New dawn for Iraq as US mission ends

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 10:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq can look forward to a brighter future, says John Simpson
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Foos gig causes 'volcanic tremor'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 9:02
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Scientists in New Zealand compare the vibrations recorded during a gig by the US rockers to that of a "volcanic tremor".
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US female rape study 'astounding'

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 3:27

Nearly 20% of women in the US are raped or suffer attempted rape at some point in their lives, a new study says, calling the figure astounding.
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China to tax US-made car imports

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 3:19
related countries: China China

China will levy duties on some cars made in the US, in the latest escalation of trade disputes between the two largest economies.
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Terror suspect defence law passes

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 2:26

The US House of Representatives approves a defence bill that includes provisions to put terror suspects into military custody and permit indefinite detention.
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Chevron faces $10.6bn Brazil suit

Thursday, December 15th 2011, 1:23
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Chevron

Brazilian prosecutors are bringing a civil suit against US oil company Chevron, demanding billions of dollars in damages for an oil spill off the coast.
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Latin America gets huge airline

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 23:24

The merger of two major Latin American airlines is approved, creating the largest carrier in the region, LATAM.
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Obama hails end of US war in Iraq

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 22:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Fort Bragg

US President Barack Obama marks the end of the Iraq war by praising the "extraordinary achievement" of US troops in a conflict he once called dumb.
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Satellite pictures China carrier

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 21:47
related countries: China China

A commercial US satellite company says it has managed to take a picture of China's first aircraft carrier during its sea trials in the Yellow Sea.
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British man floods French villa

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 21:02
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man causes thousands of euros worth of damage after appropriating a luxury villa on the French coast to seduce an American girl, media reports say.
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VIDEO: Obama marks end of Iraq war

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 19:59
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US President Barack Obama marks the end of the Iraq war with a speech at a North Carolina military base, telling troops, "welcome home!"
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Nasa develops space comet harpoon

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 17:54

US space agency Nasa is building a harpoon designed to recover material from comets to avoid the risks involved with landing on them.
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US marriages slump to record low

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 15:22

Barely half of Americans - a record low - are married and those who are getting hitched are older than ever, finds a Pew Research Center study.
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VIDEO: US officer parks car on lamppost

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 7:31
related places: Florida

A police officer in the US state of Florida has accidentally driven his patrol car into the tension rod of a telephone pole and ended up parked upright against the mast.
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Iraq PM calls for US investment

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 5:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

As the last US troops prepare to leave Iraq, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki tells US investors in Washington that Iraq is open for business.
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How the Iraq war followed one veteran home

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 3:35
related countries: Iraq Iraq

How BBC journalist was haunted by past life as US Marine in Iraq
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US vow to protect voters' rights

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 3:20

The US attorney general vows to protect voters' civil rights as he takes aim at new state laws that critics say are designed to suppress minority turnout.
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Strict ban on car-phone use urged

Wednesday, December 14th 2011, 0:02

A US safety panel recommends a sweeping nationwide ban on texting and cell phone use while driving, including even hands-free devices.
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Fed continues stimulus measures

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 19:37

The US Federal Reserve leaves interest rates unchanged and says that it will continue with its bond-buying stimulus programme.
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Iran refuses to return US drone

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 18:48
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Washington

Iran rejects a US call for the return of a US surveillance drone recently captured by Iran, saying Washington should apologise for invading its airspace.
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US brings Siemens bribery charges

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 17:27
related places: Siemens

US authorities charge eight former executives at industrial giant Siemens in connection with a $100m (£64m) foreign bribery scheme.
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US freezes $700m in Pakistan aid

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 17:00
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A US Congressional panel freezes $700m (£450m) in aid to Pakistan until it gives assurances that it is tackling the spread of homemade bombs in the region.
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Sandusky skips Penn State hearing

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 15:03

Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky waives his right to face his accusers at a preliminary hearing on child sex abuse charges.
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US retail sales growth slows down

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 14:45

US retail sales creep up a further 0.2% in November, slightly weaker than expectations inflated by strong Black Friday sales.
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Four dead after crash at US base

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 14:18
related places: Washington

Four are killed after two military helicopters crashed during a training exercise on Monday at a military base in the northwest US state of Washington.
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Scorsese to receive Riviera award

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 12:09
related places: Riviera

Martin Scorsese is to become the first director to receive the American Riviera Award at next year's Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
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Steinway Hall honours Billy Joel

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 10:36
related places: New York

US singer-songwriter Billy Joel becomes the only non-classical performer to be honoured with a portrait at New York's prestigious Steinway Hall.
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Indian rupee falls to fresh low

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 7:15
related countries: India India

India's rupee hits an all-time low against the US dollar, after industrial production tumbles in the month of October.
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Occupy rallies disrupt US ports

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 2:25
related places: Wall Street

Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters cause major disruption to three ports on the US West Coast, shutting terminals and blocking lorries.
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Obama backs Iraq post-war future

Tuesday, December 13th 2011, 1:10
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Washington

US President Barack Obama vows that the US and Iraq will enjoy a "normal relationship", with no US troops or bases in Iraq beyond the end of 2011.
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Top court to rule on Arizona law

Monday, December 12th 2011, 22:38
related places: Arizona

The US Supreme Court is to consider Arizona's tough immigration law - its latest politically charged case with an election year looming.
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US asks Iran to give back drone

Monday, December 12th 2011, 20:03
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

President Barack Obama says the US has requested that Tehran return the surveillance drone captured by Iran's military earlier this month.
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VIDEO: Obama pays tribute to Iraq's PM

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Barack Obama pays tribute to the ''impressive progress'' made by Iraq and to the leadership of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, ahead of the complete withdrawal of US troops from Iraq by the end of the year.
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Row over Muslim reality TV show

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:46
related places: Lowe

US home improvement retailer Lowe's is facing a backlash after it pulled advertisements from a reality show featuring Muslim-American families.
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Ex-Blackwater firm renamed again

Monday, December 12th 2011, 18:28
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US security firm at the centre of allegations that its guards killed civilians in Iraq is changing its name once more, to Academi.
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VIDEO: Afghan war supply base due to close

Monday, December 12th 2011, 16:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Manas airbase is crucial for supplying the US in Afghanistan but its lease is due to expire in 2014.
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US army honours Belgian nurse, 93

Monday, December 12th 2011, 14:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium

The US army presents an award for valour to 93-year-old Belgian Augusta Chiwy for her bravery as a nurse during WWII.
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