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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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US steps up effort on NGO workers

Friday, February 17th 2012, 16:37
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A US cabinet secretary whose son faces charges in Egypt says "top officials" are working to secure the freedom of accused NGO workers.
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US prices climb 0.2% in January

Friday, February 17th 2012, 15:36

US consumer prices rose by 0.2% in January, driven by rising costs of clothes and petrol, the Labor Department says.
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Anglo American sees robust demand

Friday, February 17th 2012, 11:46

Mining giant Anglo American expects demand for commodities to remain "robust", after reporting record operating profits in 2011.
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Stonehenge 'inspired by sounds'

Friday, February 17th 2012, 9:51
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Stonehenge, Music

Music could have had a big influence on the design of Stonehenge, according to an American researcher reporting at an annual science meeting in Canada.
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Asian shares rise on US jobs data

Friday, February 17th 2012, 7:14

Asian markets rise as US shares hit a near four-year high after the world's biggest economy reported better-than-expected jobs data.
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Interrace marriage at new US high

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:40

Interracial and interethnic marriages reach an all-time high in the US, making up 15% of new marriages, according to a new study.
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'Pot plane' in Obama's airspace

Friday, February 17th 2012, 2:13
related places: Los Angeles

A small plane grounded by the US Air Force after it violated presidential airspace above Los Angeles was found to be carrying 18kg (40lb) of marijuana, reports say.
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Donald starts well in California

Friday, February 17th 2012, 0:07
related places: California

World number one Luke Donald gets his US PGA Tour season off to a solid start with a first-round 70 in the Northern Trust Open.
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Underwear bomber given life term

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 21:04
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Detroit

A Nigerian man who admitted trying to bomb a US-bound flight on Christmas Day 2009 is sentenced to life in prison by a court in Detroit.
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AUDIO: 'I had an affair with JFK in 1962'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 18:42

Mimi Alford had an 18 month affair with US President John F Kennedy. She told Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon how it started.
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Drone 'kills Pakistan militants'

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 14:27
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Two separate attacks by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kill at least 21 suspected militants, Pakistani security officials say.
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US home building up in January

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 13:59

US new home building rose 1.5% in January to an annualised rate of 699,000, the US Commerce Department says.
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GM unveils record profit for 2011

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 13:49

US carmaker General Motors makes record profits in 2011 but unveils huge losses in its European operations.
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Chinese and American leaders stick to script

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 7:32
related countries: China China

Obama and Xi aim for tough but friendly diplomacy
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Cuba eyes Americas Summit place

Thursday, February 16th 2012, 1:47
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Cuba Cuba

Cuba says it will attend the Summit of the Americas in Colombia if it is invited despite US objections, but will not rejoin the Organisation of American States.
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Xi calls for 'deep' US-China ties

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 21:50
related countries: China China
related places: Washington

Chinese Vice-President Xi Jinping calls for deeper "strategic trust" in a speech to business leaders in Washington, on the second full day of his US visit.
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US manufacturing lifted by autos

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 16:14

US manufacturing grew 0.7% in January following a surge in output by the auto industry, but industrial production was flat.
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Singer-composer Dory Previn dies

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 13:00
related places: Oscar, Andre

Dory Previn, the US singer and composer who collaborated with former husband Andre on two Oscar-nominated songs, has died in Massachusetts at the age of 86.
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Miller cast in US Sherlock update

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 9:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British actor Jonny Lee Miller will play Sherlock Holmes in a proposed US TV update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's famous detective stories.
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New scuba death trial for US man

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 3:36
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Alabama

An American man accused of killing his wife on their Australian honeymoon by shutting off her oxygen tank while scuba diving goes on trial in Alabama.
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The early adventures of Xi Jinping

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:49

Which future leaders visited the US in their youth?
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Obama talks tough on China trade

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:27
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama says China needs to follow fair trade practices as it plays an increasingly important global role.
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China's Xi defends rights record

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 2:13
related countries: China China

China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, defends his country's record on human rights, at the start of a week-long visit to the United States.
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Obama hosts China's heir apparent

Wednesday, February 15th 2012, 1:51
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama presses China's leader-in-waiting, Xi Jinping, on trade and human rights, as he welcomes him to the White House.
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US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 20:14
related countries: Iran Iran

A US aircraft carrier passes through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in recent weeks, amid heightened tension with Iran.
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VIDEO: On board US carrier in Strait of Hormuz

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 19:29
related countries: Iran Iran

The BBC's Jonathan Beale reports from on board the American aircraft carrier which has sailed through the Strait of Hormuz for the second time in a month, amid tensions between Iran and the US.
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Monsanto court blow on poisoning

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 10:35
related countries: France France
related places: Monsanto

A French court finds US biotech giant Monsanto legally responsible for the poisoning of a farmer who inhaled a powerful weedkiller.
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Grammys see huge US ratings boost

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 10:01

Nearly 40 million Americans watched this year's Grammys Awards, figures show.
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Pakistan frees US man in Peshawar

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:35
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Peshawar

Pakistani police release a US citizen detained at the airport in the city of Peshawar after he was discovered with bullets in his luggage.
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Al Pacino honoured at White House

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 9:20
related places: White House

US actor Al Pacino receives the National Medal of Arts at a White House ceremony that sees 16 other individuals and organisations honoured.
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Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 2:01
related places: Washington

The governor of the US state of Washington signs a gay marriage bill into law, as similar legislation clears one hurdle in New Jersey.
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A forgotten hero of World War II

Tuesday, February 14th 2012, 0:31

The untold story of the first US airman killed in Europe
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VIDEO: Xi Jinping: China's next leader?

Monday, February 13th 2012, 23:14
related countries: China China

Damian Grammaticas looks at Chinese vice president Xi Jinping, who has just arrived in the US where he will meet President Obama.
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Go-ahead for Google Motorola bid

Monday, February 13th 2012, 22:51

US regulators approve Google's $12.5bn (£7.9bn) bid for phone maker Motorola Mobility, hours after it wins clearance from European authorities.
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US justice robbed at knifepoint

Monday, February 13th 2012, 22:41

US Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed by a machete-wielding man in the Caribbean, a court spokeswoman says.
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Obama budget plan to tax the rich

Monday, February 13th 2012, 21:27

US President Obama unveils a $3.8 trillion budget, with plans to raise taxes on the wealthy, prompting an election year fiscal fight with Republicans.
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US militia tried in sedition case

Monday, February 13th 2012, 19:01
related places: Christian, Michigan

Seven members of a Michigan militia of self-described Christian warriors go on trial accused of plotting to wage war against the US.
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US and N Korea plan nuclear talks

Monday, February 13th 2012, 18:49
related countries: China China, North Korea North Korea
related places: Beijing, Pyongyang, Washington

US and North Korean officials will meet in Beijing on 23 February to discuss Pyongyang's controversial nuclear programme, Washington says.
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Missiles suspect to be extradited

Monday, February 13th 2012, 14:05
related countries: Iran Iran

A retired businessman will be extradited to the US within days over charges of conspiring to sell batteries for Iranian missiles, his lawyer says.
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Love story The Vow tops US chart

Monday, February 13th 2012, 10:54
related places: Valentine, Day

Romantic drama The Vow, starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum, tops the US box office chart ahead of Valentine's Day.
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Suarez & Dalglish issue apologies

Monday, February 13th 2012, 9:55
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and manager Kenny Dalglish apologise for the handshake row against Manchester United after the direct intervention of the club's American owners.
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VIDEO: Houston death stuns music world

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 16:45

Fans and musicians have reacted with shock to the death of American singer and actress Whitney Houston.
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VIDEO: Whitney Houston filmed with Ray J

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 15:52
related places: Los Angeles

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
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Singer Whitney Houston dies at 48

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 12:25

Singer and actress Whitney Houston, one of the most celebrated acts of all time, is found dead in Los Angeles at the age of 48.
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VIDEO: Tributes paid to Whitney Houston

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 11:43

Stars pay tribute to US singer and actress Whitney Houston.
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VIDEO: Whitney Houston dies, aged 48

Sunday, February 12th 2012, 1:45

American singer and actress Whitney Houston has died at the age of 48.
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VIDEO: US baby kidnap 'mother' pleads guilty

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 14:32

A US woman, who stole a baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised the child as her own, has pleaded guilty to kidnapping.
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Meeting Rick Santorum's Italian family

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 11:58
related countries: Italy Italy

Italian family's surprise over US presidential hopeful
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Notorious kidnapper pleads guilty

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 3:01

Ann Pettway, the US woman who stole a newborn baby from a New York City hospital in 1987 and raised her as her own, admits kidnapping.
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Romney: I'm a true conservative

Saturday, February 11th 2012, 0:36

US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tries to woo sceptical primary voters, telling a major conference he is "severely conservative".
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Obama changes contraception rule

Friday, February 10th 2012, 23:03
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says insurers - and not religious institutions - will provide contraception to women free of charge, amid a row with religious leaders.
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Uzbek pleads guilty to Obama plot

Friday, February 10th 2012, 21:47
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
related places: Birmingham, Alabama

A 22-year-old Uzbek man admits at a federal court in Birmingham, Alabama plotting to kill US President Barack Obama.
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VIDEO: China investigating police chief

Friday, February 10th 2012, 16:43
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities say they are investigating after one of the country's top police chiefs spent a day at a US consulate, state media reports.
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Life term for Frankfurt shooting

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:58

A Kosovo man who admitted shooting dead two US airmen at Frankfurt airport a year ago is sentenced to life in prison by a German court.
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Imports increase US trade deficit

Friday, February 10th 2012, 14:40

Record imports contributed to a 3.7% increase in the US trade deficit in December, official figures show.
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Chris Brown to stay on probation

Friday, February 10th 2012, 9:04

The American R&B star is told by a judge that he is doing well but must remain on probation for attacking Rihanna in 2009.
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China media: Xi and Harper

Friday, February 10th 2012, 5:51
related countries: China China
related places: Harper

Morning newspaper round-up: preview coverage on Xi Jinping's US trip is gearing up, as Stephen Harper enjoys some Chinese cuisine.
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US eases rules on women in combat

Friday, February 10th 2012, 4:09

The US military announces plans to relax curbs on women serving in combat roles, but an advocacy group says the policy does not go far enough.
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Tribe sues beer makers for $500m

Friday, February 10th 2012, 3:07

South Dakota's Oglala Sioux tribe has sued major beer makers for $500m for fuelling chronic alcohol abuse in one of the poorest communities in the US.
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'Lifeline' US-Somalia remittances on hold

Friday, February 10th 2012, 2:02

Somalis suffer as US cuts remittances amid terror fears
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VIDEO: Teenagers caught out by sniffer dog

Friday, February 10th 2012, 1:11

A US company is helping parents find out if their children are taking drugs by bringing a sniffer dog into their homes
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Marines unit in 'SS logo' photo

Friday, February 10th 2012, 0:34
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US Marine sniper unit in Afghanistan posed in September 2010 in front of a flag resembling the Nazi-era SS logo, the Marine Corps confirms.
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US banks in home seizure payouts

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 21:50

Five of the biggest US banks agree to provide $25bn in assistance to homeowners to settle claims over improper foreclosure practices.
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US approves two nuclear reactors

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 18:22

US nuclear authorities approve the first nuclear reactors to be built in the country in decades, over the objection of commission's chairman.
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US House backs insider trade ban

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:38
related places: Congress

The US House of Representatives passes legislation barring insider trading by members of Congress by an overwhelming 417 to 2 vote.
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China investigating police chief

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:35
related countries: China China

Chinese authorities are investigating after a top police chief spent a day at the US consulate, state media says, amid rumours he sought asylum.
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Lost $9m jewels found in drawer

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 17:10
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Hague

Jewellery worth $9m (£5.9m), thought stolen from the wife of the US ambassador to the Netherlands in 2006, is found in the Hague.
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Obesity ads 'risk child stigma'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 15:52

A US advertising campaign showing stark images of overweight teenagers is criticised by a senior US public health official.
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Key militant 'killed in Pakistan'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 10:30
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

One of the most senior al-Qaeda militants in Pakistan, Badar Mansoor, is killed in a US drone strike, local officials say.
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China policeman mystery deepens

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 5:33
related countries: China China

The mystery over a top Chinese police chief deepens as the US confirms he visited its consulate - but China says it was "resolved smoothly".
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US contraceptive rule 'must go'

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 2:15
related places: Congress

The top Republican in Congress calls for a law against a contraceptive rule if President Obama does not back down in the face of Catholic leaders' anger.
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Singapore warns US on China talk

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 2:11
related countries: China China, Singapore Singapore

Singapore's foreign minister, visiting Washington DC, warns the US that anti-China election rhetoric could spark reaction.
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Prince qualifies as Apache pilot

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 1:32
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Apache

The MoD says Prince Harry has qualified as an Army Air Corps Apache helicopter pilot, paving the way for a possible return to Afghanistan.
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Philippines seeks US muscle on South China Sea

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 1:19

Filipinos defend islands amid South China Sea tensions
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Washington approves gay marriage

Thursday, February 9th 2012, 0:12
related places: Washington

Lawmakers in the US state of Washington pass a bill legalising gay marriage, making Washington the seventh US state to back the measure.
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Cisco sees profits rise over 43%

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 22:32
related places: Cisco

US technology giant Cisco says rising quarterly sales show that its cost-cutting plans are bearing fruit.
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US-Japan marine deal resurrected

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 20:31
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Okinawa, Marines

The US and Japan resurrect a deal to move thousands of US Marines from Okinawa, but the future of a major base on the island remains unclear.
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VIDEO: Michelle Obama's sack race triumph

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 18:43

Michelle Obama has been showing off her fitness prowess in a series of chat show appearances in the US.
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Three Gatsby stage plays planned

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 16:15

Three different stage versions of the American classic novel The Great Gatsby are set to take place later this year, it is announced.
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Egypt PM dismisses US aid threat

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 14:46
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egypt's prime minister says it will not be persuaded by the potential loss of US aid to end a probe into foreign-funded non-governmental organisations.
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Santorum's hat-trick stuns Romney

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:43
related places: Republican

US conservative Rick Santorum wins races for the Republican presidential nomination in three states, upsetting front-runner Mitt Romney.
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US to cut Baghdad embassy staff

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 13:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The United States is looking to cut the size of its embassy in Iraq - the largest and most expensive US diplomatic mission, officials say.
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Egypt 'risks rupture in US ties'

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Three leading US senators warn Egypt the risk of a "disastrous" break in ties has rarely been greater, as it plans to try 43 pro-democracy activists.
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VIDEO: Santorum wins primary hat-trick

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 10:41
related places: Colorado, Minnesota

US presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has won the contests for the Republican Party nomination in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado.
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India and Iran reach oil pay deal

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 6:11
related countries: India India, Iran Iran

India reaches an agreement with Iran to process payments for its crude oil imports, as US-led sanctions against Iran are tightened.
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VIDEO: US court backs gay marriage

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 5:49
related places: California

A US court has ruled that a ban on same-sex marriages in California is unconstitutional.
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US drone 'kills 10' in Pakistan

Wednesday, February 8th 2012, 5:48
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A missile attack by an unmanned US drone aircraft in north-west Pakistan kills 10 suspected militants, Pakistani security officials say.
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VIDEO: Preserving New York's 'Little Syria'

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 22:16
related places: Arab

New Yorkers work to save all that remains from an early centre of Arab-American life.
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Yahoo board in another shake-up

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 22:11

Yahoo's chairman and three other board members step down as the tumult at the US web portal continues.
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California court backs gay unions

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 19:57
related places: California

A California court rules that a bar on same-sex unions is unconstitutional, in the latest stage of a long-running battle over the issue in the US state.
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Catholic anger over US pill rule

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 19:51
related places: White House

US Catholic leaders strongly criticise the White House over a healthcare rule that would make Catholic institutions cover birth control for employees.
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Obama to give back campaign funds

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 17:27
related countries: Mexico Mexico

US President Barack Obama's election campaign is to return some $200,000 of funding linked to the family of a Mexican fugitive.
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US to deport Liberia ex-warlord

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 12:45
related countries: Liberia Liberia

Former Liberian rebel leader George Boley should be deported from the US over his role in the civil war of the 1990s, a judge rules.
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Suu Kyi campaigns for Burma polls

Tuesday, February 7th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns as an official election candidate, as the US eases one of its sanctions.
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US tightens Iran bank sanctions

Monday, February 6th 2012, 22:33
related countries: Iran Iran

US President Barack Obama places new sanctions on Iran, blocking government assets held in the US, including the Iranian Central Bank.
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Obama: 'I deserve a second term'

Monday, February 6th 2012, 21:28
related places: White House

President Barack Obama tells a US network that he deserves a second term in the White House, as a poll puts his approval rating above 50%.
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Mars co-operation near collapse

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:56
related places: America

US space agency officials let their European counterparts know that it is now highly unlikely that America will participate in joint missions to the Red Planet in 2016 and 2018.
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US and Israel 'in unison' on Iran

Monday, February 6th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Iran Iran, Israel Israel

The US is working closely with Israel to use diplomacy to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, President Barack Obama says.
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Radcliffe beaten at US box office

Monday, February 6th 2012, 13:54
related places: Black

Chronicle, a film about teenagers with super powers, beats Daniel Radcliffe thriller The Woman in Black to top the North American film chart.
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Support pledged for Yuvraj Singh

Monday, February 6th 2012, 12:42
related countries: India India

Messages of support pour in for India cricketer Yuvraj Singh, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in the United States.
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