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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 seeks 'drug lord' extradition

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 1:24
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Colombia Colombia
related places: Henry

US requests extradition of Henry de Jesus Lopez, one of Colombia's most wanted drug dealers, detained two months ago in Argentina.
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Obama 'optimistic' on cliff deal

Saturday, December 29th 2012, 0:11
related places: White House

US President Barack Obama says he is "modestly optimistic" that a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" is possible, after a last-ditch White House meeting.
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Obama 'makes no new cliff offer'

Friday, December 28th 2012, 22:16
related places: White House

President Obama asks US Congress to back an interim plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" and extend tax cuts for most Americans, reports say.
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US evacuates its embassy in CAR

Friday, December 28th 2012, 13:01
related countries: Central African Republic Central African Republic
related places: Bangui

The US says it has evacuated its Central African Republic embassy as rebels threaten to advance towards the capital and the president appeals for help.
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US Gen Norman Schwarzkopf dies

Friday, December 28th 2012, 7:41
related places: Florida, Tampa

Retired US General Norman Schwarzkopf, who led troops in the 1991 Gulf War, has died aged 78 in Tampa, Florida.
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VIDEO: US winter storm claims more lives

Friday, December 28th 2012, 6:33

At least 15 people are reported to have died in a severe winter storm in the United States.
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Japan's Tepco sued by US sailors

Friday, December 28th 2012, 3:13
related countries: Japan Japan

Tokyo Electric Power Company, owner of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, is sued by eight US sailors over radiation exposure.
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US man admits dinosaur smuggling

Friday, December 28th 2012, 1:07
related countries: Mongolia Mongolia

A fossils dealer admits smuggling dinosaur bones into the US, including the skeleton of a 70 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar from Mongolia.
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US snow storm claims more lives

Friday, December 28th 2012, 0:25
related places: Christmas, Midwest

Sixteen people have been reported killed by a severe snow storm moving through the north-eastern US after disrupting Christmas in the Midwest.
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US to probe Autonomy sale to HP

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 23:39
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Justice, Hewlett

Hewlett-Packard's contentious purchase of UK software firm Autonomy is being investigated by the US Department of Justice.
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US 'heading over fiscal cliff'

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 21:22

The US appears to be heading over the "fiscal cliff", the Democratic US Senate leader says, as the House prepares a last-minute return to Washington.
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Rescue Me singer Bass dies at 72

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 20:21
related places: Bass

American soul singer, Fontella Bass, best remembered for the hit single Rescue Me, dies of complications following a heart attack aged 72.
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Porn producer to widen piracy blitz

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 16:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Appeal

Golden Eye says it plans to seek to chase UK porn pirates on behalf of US companies after winning a Court of Appeal ruling.
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VIDEO: More snow expected in the US

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 15:52
related places: Maine, New York

The snowstorm is expected to move towards New York state and Maine where more snow is expected in the next 24 hours.
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China opens GPS-substitute to public

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 14:41
related places: Asia

China allows commercial services in Asia to start using Beidou, its location data rival to the US's GPS system.
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VIDEO: Emergency as winter storm hits US

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 13:44
related places: Midwest

A state of emergency is declared as at least six people die in tornadoes, storms and blizzards that are sweeping across southern and central areas of the United States.
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Thursday, December 27th 2012, 12:06

In the wake of the US school shootings, publisher EA removes links from video game Medal of Honor's website directing users to weapons retailers.
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US chipmaker faces huge patent fine

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 11:51

A jury orders hard disk chipmaker Marvell Technology to pay a university $1.17bn (£723m) in damages for infringing two of its patents.
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Ben Affleck rules out Senate role

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:53
related places: Senate

Actor Ben Affleck says he will not run for the US Senate, after speculation he would stand for a seat in Massachusetts.
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US sees upturn in cinema audiences

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:42

Cinema audiences in the US rise for the first time in three years, bucking a downward trend in ticket sales.
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Obama back for fiscal cliff talks

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 9:30

US President Barack Obama cuts short his holiday to try to reach a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff - a damaging set of tax rises and spending cuts.
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Yen at 27-month low versus dollar

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 4:35
related countries: Japan Japan

The Japanese yen dips to a 27-month low against the US dollar amid speculation that policymakers will take steps to weaken the currency.
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George H W Bush in intensive care

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 4:29
related places: Sunday

Former US President George Bush Senior has been in intensive care with a fever since Sunday, his spokesman reveals.
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Samsung seeks US ban on Ericsson

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 2:59

Samsung Electronics seeks a ban on the import and sales of some Ericsson products in the US which it claims infringe its patents.
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US small businesses and the fiscal cliff

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 0:05

How will US small businesses cope with the fiscal cliff?
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Toyota agrees $1bn US recall deal

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 23:05
related countries: Japan Japan
related places: Toyota

Japanese carmaker Toyota agrees to pay more than $1bn in a settlement of US lawsuits dating back to the recall of millions of cars in 2009 and 2010.
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Chicago mobster Calabrese Sr dies

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 22:58

Convicted Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Sr dies in prison aged 75, US officials have announced.
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Severe snowstorm moves across US

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 21:43
related places: Midwest

A severe winter storm that whipped up tornadoes in the southern US has brought heavy snow to the Midwest and threatens disruption in the east.
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Russia senators back adoption ban

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 11:42
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's upper house of parliament unanimously backs a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Bomber targets US base in Khost

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 7:56
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A suicide car bomber kills at least three people near a US military base in in the south-eastern Afghan city of Khost, officials say.
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VIDEO: Tornadoes cause havoc on US Gulf Coast

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 6:34

More than a dozen tornadoes slammed into the US Gulf Coast, destroying homes and plunging tens of thousands of them into darkness.
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VIDEO: US firefighter gunman 'left note'

Wednesday, December 26th 2012, 2:21
related places: Webster

A man alleged to have lured two US volunteer firefighters to their deaths in Webster, New York state, left a long note outlining his plans, police say.
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US firefighter gunman 'left note'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 21:01
related places: New York

A man alleged to have lured two US volunteer firefighters to their deaths in New York state left a long note outlining his plans, police say.
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Kabul police killer 'is Iranian'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 14:08
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, Iran Iran
related places: Kabul

A female officer who killed a US civilian aide at the police headquarters in Kabul is an Iranian national, Afghan authorities say.
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US actor Jack Klugman dies at 90

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 9:34

US actor Jack Klugman, who starred in the 1970s hit TV series The Odd Couple and Quincy M.E., dies at the age of 90.
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US firefighters killed in 'trap'

Tuesday, December 25th 2012, 7:22
related places: Webster, New York

Two US volunteer firefighters shot dead as they arrived to tackle a fire in New York state were apparently lured there by the gunman, police say.
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Remembering the Christmas bombing of Hanoi

Monday, December 24th 2012, 23:57
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam
related places: Hanoi, Christmas

The massive US assault that may have helped end the Vietnam war
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Piers Morgan faces US gun backlash

Monday, December 24th 2012, 16:23

Thousands of Americans sign a petition calling for British TV presenter Piers Morgan to be deported, after he voices support for gun control.
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Afghan 'rogue' attacks kill six

Monday, December 24th 2012, 16:02
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Kabul

A Nato adviser is shot dead by a woman police officer in Kabul, as five Afghan policemen are killed in a separate "rogue" attack in the north.
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Newsweek unveils last print cover

Monday, December 24th 2012, 12:34

Newsweek, the 80-year-old US current affairs magazine, unveils the cover of its last ever print edition.
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Hobbit dwarfs box office rivals

Monday, December 24th 2012, 11:23

The first instalment of Peter Jackson's Hobbit film trilogy stays top of the US box office, beating new films by Tom Cruise and Barbra Streisand.
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N Koreans 'have 10,000km rocket'

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 10:07
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea has the ability to fire a rocket more than 10,000km, theoretically putting the Western US in range, South Korean officials say.
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Do American guns kill Mexicans?

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 15:49
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Are US laws to blame for guns reaching Mexican drug gangs?
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AUDIO: 'Syria's chemical weapons ready for use'

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 10:09
related countries: Syria Syria

Congressman Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, speaks to the BBC's Frank Gardner about US concerns over Syria's weapons.
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VIDEO: NRA: Armed guards in all schools

Friday, December 21st 2012, 22:49

The US observes a moment of silence one week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group rejects calls for gun control.
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Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns

Friday, December 21st 2012, 22:06
related places: Newtown

The US observes a moment of silence a week after the Connecticut school shooting, as a leading gun lobby group calls for armed security at schools.
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Iran once again at centre of US divide

Friday, December 21st 2012, 22:04
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Washington

Iran at centre of Washington divide over next defence secretary
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Nike shares jump 6.2% on results

Friday, December 21st 2012, 21:56
related places: Friday

Sportswear giant Nike shares closed with a sharp gain on Friday after it reported a strong rise in demand in its home North American market.
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Profile: John Kerry

Friday, December 21st 2012, 21:34

John Kerry: From Vietnam hero to secretary of state
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VIDEO: Gun lobby defiant as Newtown mourns

Friday, December 21st 2012, 21:13
related places: Newtown

The US has observed a moment of silence for the 26 victims of the Connecticut school shooting, as a gun lobby group called for armed security at schools.
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Kerry named for top Obama post

Friday, December 21st 2012, 19:59

US President Barack Obama nominates Senator John Kerry to replace Hillary Clinton as his next secretary of state.
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Drone intelligence case blocked

Friday, December 21st 2012, 14:09
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The High Court rejects an attempt by a Pakistani man to force the UK government to reveal if it is providing intelligence for US drone strikes.
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Desperate soap star for a day

Friday, December 21st 2012, 13:04

How the hit US show translates in the Middle East
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Russian MPs back US adoptions ban

Friday, December 21st 2012, 11:34
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian MPs approve a ban on Americans adopting Russian children after it was backed by President Putin, amid anger over a US human rights law.
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Online games purge sex offenders

Friday, December 21st 2012, 10:55

Hundreds of accounts for online games used by registered sex offenders are shut down in the US.
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North Korea says US man arrested

Friday, December 21st 2012, 10:46
related countries: North Korea North Korea

North Korea says it arrested a US citizen in November after he entered the country as a tourist, without giving details of his alleged crimes.
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US 'fiscal cliff' vote abandoned

Friday, December 21st 2012, 8:35
related places: Republican

US Republicans drop their own proposal for tax reform before it reaches a Congress vote, leaving politicians struggling to avoid a fiscal crisis.
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Foxconn takes stake in US GoPro

Friday, December 21st 2012, 5:28

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn says it has bought a minority stake in US camera maker GoPro for $200m (£123m).
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VIDEO: Newtown shootings: Minute silence

Friday, December 21st 2012, 5:21

People across the United States will observe a minute's silence later, exactly one week after a gunman killed twenty children and six members of staff at a primary school in Connecticut.
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Marine sentenced for urine video

Friday, December 21st 2012, 1:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US Marine is reduced in ranks and forfeits $500 pay after admitting urinating on the body of a dead Afghan combatant.
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Bin Laden film attacked over torture

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 21:34

A new film about the hunt for Osama Bin Laden is "inaccurate" for suggesting torture helped lead to his discovery, according to three US senators who have written to its producers.
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Four killed in US winter storm

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 20:38
related places: Christmas

At least four people die as the first major snowstorm of the season crosses the US Midwest, endangering pre-Christmas travel.
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US home sales hit three-year high

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:23

Sales of previously owned US homes rose in November to their highest level in three years, as the US recovery continues to gather pace.
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Thousands attend Rivera service

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 13:04
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Rivera

Family and friends pay their final respects to Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera, 10 days after her death in a plane crash.
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Putin backs ban on US adoptions

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 12:08
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's President Putin defends a proposed ban on Americans adopting Russian children, calling a US human rights law "unfriendly".
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VIDEO: Dancing policeman delights drivers

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 11:34
related places: Christmas, Rhode Island

A traffic policeman's dance moves have become a Christmas holiday tradition in the largest city in Rhode Island in the US.
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Fannie and Freddie 'in Libor loss'

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 10:09

US mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may have lost more than $3bn (£1.8bn) as a result of the Libor scandal, regulators say.
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US acts over Benghazi failings

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 5:23

The US diplomatic security chief quits and other officials are suspended after a damning report into September's killing of the US envoy to Libya.
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UN steps up pressure on Israel

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 1:33
related countries: Israel Israel

The UN and 14 Security Council members demand a halt to Israeli construction in occupied territory as the US state department criticises its ally.
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Obama calls for 'action' on guns

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 0:34

US President Barack Obama calls for "concrete proposals" on gun control by the end of January, saying "words need to lead to action".
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UBS in $1.5bn Libor rigging fine

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 22:01
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Swiss banking giant UBS agrees to pay $1.5bn to US, UK and Swiss regulators for attempting to manipulate the Libor inter-bank lending rate.
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US soldier 'faces death penalty'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 20:00
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: March

The US soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in March could face the death penalty if found guilty of murder, the US Army says.
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VIDEO: Adoption law protesters arrested

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:27
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Moscow

Police in Moscow arrest more than a dozen people protesting against a controversial proposed law which would ban US nationals from adopting Russian orphans.
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Russian MPs back US adoption ban

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 17:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian MPs overwhelmingly back measures that would ban US citizens from adopting Russian children.
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US conservative Robert Bork dies

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 16:23

Robert Bork, the former US solicitor general and failed Supreme Court nominee, dies at the age of 85.
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US government to sell stake in GM

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 16:00

The US government is to sell its remaining 26.5% stake in carmaker General Motors, it is announced.
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Tiffany's added to film archive

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 13:11

Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast At Tiffany's is to be preserved as part of the US National Film Registry.
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VIDEO: US celebrity email hacker jailed

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 10:21
related places: Los Angeles

A US man who hacked into the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and others has been jailed for 10 years in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Mudslide derails moving train

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 6:44
related places: Washington

A mudslide in the US state of Washington has derailed a moving freight train. Amateur video shows the landslip hitting the train and knocking the trucks from the track.
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Report condemns Benghazi failings

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 5:04
related countries: Libya Libya

Security at the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi was "grossly inadequate" when an attack killed the US ambassador, an official report finds.
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Japan whalers win activist ban

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 4:41
related countries: Japan Japan, Southern Ocean Southern Ocean

A US court orders conservation group Sea Shepherd to stay at least 500 yards away from Japan's whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.
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Obama in fiscal cliff tax offer

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 2:49
related places: White House

US President Obama makes a new offer to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff", raising his threshold for tax rises and reducing calls for new revenue.
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Obama 'backs assault weapons ban'

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 2:14
related places: Newtown, White House

US President Barack Obama wants to reinstate a ban on assault weapons, the White House says, following the killings at a school in Newtown, Connecticut.
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US news team free after abduction

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 20:29
related countries: Syria Syria

Richard Engel, chief foreign correspondent of NBC News, escapes from heavily armed captors during a firefight in Syria after several days in captivity.
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Newtown students return to school

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 17:46
related places: Newtown, Friday

US students in Newtown, Connecticut return to school classes after a mass school shooting on Friday that killed 20 children and six adults.
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McIlroy given European Tour award

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 17:19

Rory McIlroy is named the European Tour golfer of the year after topping the European and United States money lists.
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US investment firm exits gunmaker

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 17:11
related places: Newtown

US private equity firm Cerberus is to sell its stake in Freedom Group, owner of gunmaker Bushmaster, following the Newtown school shootings.
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Scorsese plans Clinton documentary

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 12:16
related places: Clinton

Award-winning director Martin Scorsese will direct a television documentary about the former president of the US, Bill Clinton.
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Toyota hit with $17.4m US fine

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 12:12

Toyota is fined $17.4m - the maximum allowed under US law - for taking too long to report safety issues to authorities.
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Tarantino US premiere called off

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 9:11

The US premiere of Quentin Tarantino's western Django Unchained is called off in the wake of last week's shootings in a Connecticut school.
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Obama seeks gun reform solution

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 8:19
related places: Newtown, White House

US President Barack Obama and key officials discuss responses to the Newtown shootings, as the White House warns US gun law reform is a "complex" issue.
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Apple denied Samsung sales ban

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 6:45
related places: Apple

A US judge rejects Apple's plea to ban sales of Samsung's smartphones that violate patents held by the Californian company.
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VIDEO: US gun debate gathers pace

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 6:26
related places: America, Cabinet, Friday

As the first funerals are held for the victims of Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut, President Barack Obama meets members of his Cabinet to discuss how America's gun laws might be changed.
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School killings spark gun debate

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 5:47

Two senators backed by the US gun lobby call for changes to firearms laws, as the first victims of the Connecticut shootings are laid to rest.
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AIG sells AIA stake for $6.5bn

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 4:42

The US insurance giant American International Group (AIG), sells all of its remaining stake in Asian insurer AIA ending a decades long association.
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Veteran US Senator Inouye dies

Tuesday, December 18th 2012, 0:48

The most senior US senator, Democrat Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, has died of respiratory problems at the age of 88.
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US Johansson hacker gets 10 years

Monday, December 17th 2012, 22:35

A US man who admitted hacking into the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and others is jailed for 10 years.
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Newtown grieves as funerals begin

Monday, December 17th 2012, 21:17
related places: Friday

Two six-year-old schoolboys are buried, the first funerals of victims of Friday's school shooting in the US state of Connecticut.
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Tim Scott gets South Carolina nod

Monday, December 17th 2012, 19:00

South Carolina Representative Tim Scott is chosen to replace Senator Jim DeMint in the US Senate, becoming the first African-American senator in the state's history.
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Sprint to buy all of Clearwire

Monday, December 17th 2012, 15:54

US mobile phone operator Sprint Nextel agrees to buy the 50% of mobile broadband provider Clearwire that it does not already own.
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