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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 durable goods orders rise 3%

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 16:01

Orders for durable goods rose 3% in the US in December, according to official figures from the Commerce Department.
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Geithner won't serve second term

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 5:59

Timothy Geithner says he does not expect to serve a second term as US treasury secretary if President Barack Obama is re-elected.
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US unveils supply chain strategy

Thursday, January 26th 2012, 2:43

The US unveils a strategy at the Davos World Economic Forum to protect the global supply chain in the event of a terror attack or natural disaster.
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Somalia hostages freed in US raid

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 22:39
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two foreign aid workers kidnapped three months ago are freed unharmed in a US military raid into Somalia during the night.
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Fed not to raise rates until 2014

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 19:40

The Federal Reserve says it does not now expect to raise interest rates in the US until late 2014, sending the dollar lower.
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Tears as Giffords leaves Congress

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 18:00
related places: Congress, House

US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head last year, resigns from Congress, amid emotional scenes on the House floor.
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Obama takes jobs messages on tour

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:47

US President Barack Obama begins a three-day tour to highlight his economic agenda , visiting five states seen as vital to his re-election bid.
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Punch insider trader in £7m fine

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 17:43
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A US hedge fund is handed a £7.2m fine by the UK financial markets watchdog for trading on inside information about Punch Taverns.
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Murder film Oscar nod sparks row

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 14:03
related places: Oscar

The parents of two of three boys who were murdered in 1993 in the US have said they are "disappointed" that a documentary about the killings has been nominated for an Oscar.
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Obama calls for end to inequality

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 14:03

US President Barack Obama calls for economic fairness as he sets the tone for his re-election bid in his third State of the Union speech.
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VIDEO: Somalia hostages freed in US raid

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Somalia Somalia

Two foreign aid workers kidnapped in Somalia three months ago have been freed in a rare US military raid.
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The suffering middle classes

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 12:36

Politicians woo middle-class voters in Europe and US
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US actor Farentino dies aged 73

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:20

US actor James Farentino, who appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows, dies aged 73.
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China confirms second Tibet clash

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:13
related countries: China China

China confirms a Tibetan was shot dead in Sichuan province, the second violent clash with security forces this week.
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Zetas Mexico's 'biggest cartel'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 9:06
related countries: Mexico Mexico
related places: Sinaloa

The Zetas are now the largest cartel in Mexico, overtaking their bitter rival, the Sinaloa cartel, a report by US security firm Stratfor suggests.
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Comedian Jay Leno sued over jibe

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 8:04
related places: California

A lawsuit is filed in California suing US comedian Jay Leno for what it calls "racist" comments on the Golden Temple.
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VIDEO: Obama calls for economic fairness

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 6:46
related places: Union

US President Barack Obama has attacked income inequality as he set the tone for his re-election bid in his third State of the Union speech.
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US unit to probe 'unfair trade'

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 5:14
related countries: China China

US President Barack Obama announces a new trade enforcement unit to investigate unfair practices in countries such as China.
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Megaupload boss denied bail in NZ

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 3:05
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

A New Zealand court denies bail to the founder of file-sharing website Megaupload, sought by the US for internet piracy, saying he poses a flight risk.
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US marine 'should serve no time'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 23:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US marine should face no time in detention for his part in the killing of 24 unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2005, a judge has recommended.
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VIDEO: Greece has the 'best civil servant'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 17:54
related countries: Greece Greece

Greek civil servant Panayiotis Karkatsoulis has won an award from the American Society for Public Administration in a country where public servants do not enjoy the best reputations.
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Wealthy Romney reveals 14% taxes

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 16:30

US Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney expects to pay $6.2m in taxes on income of $42.5m over the last two years.
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Idea men feel more pain 'a myth'

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 15:30

Women appear to be more sensitive to pain for certain illnesses, such as neck pain and sinusitis, according to a study of 72,000 US patients.
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VIDEO: Aftermath of storms in Alabama

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 13:04
related places: Monday, Alabama

At least two people have died and dozens were injured when severe storms hit the US state of Alabama on Monday.
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VIDEO: Republicans face off in Florida

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 10:26
related places: Florida

US Republicans Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich traded barbs in a national debate in the US state of Florida, ahead of the primary vote there.
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US defends comedian Jay Leno jibe

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 7:51
related countries: India India

The US defends comedian Jay Leno's right to free speech after India condemned a reference he made to the holiest Sikh shrine.
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Republicans face off in Florida

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 4:08
related places: Florida

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich trade taunts in the first Florida debate ahead of the state's key primary vote, days after Mr Gingrich's South Carolina victory.
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In pictures: Alabama storms

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 2:23
related places: Alabama

Two killed and homes destroyed as storms hit US state of Alabama
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Haditha Marine enters guilty plea

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 20:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The final US Marine to face charges over the killing of unarmed Iraqi civilians in Haditha in 2005 pleads guilty to dereliction of duty.
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US top court curbs GPS tracking

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 17:32

US crime-fighters are banned from planting GPS tracking devices on vehicles without a search warrant, in a Supreme Court ruling.
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Two killed by Alabama 'tornadoes'

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 15:29
related places: Monday, Alabama

A violent storm rushes across the south-eastern US early on Monday, killing at least two people in the state of Alabama.
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Can the US fix its turnout problem?

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 14:32

Can new thinking get more Americans to the polls?
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Eugenides up for US critics award

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 11:07

Novelist Jeffrey Eugenides and the late historian Manning Marable are among the nominees for the US National Book Critics Circle awards.
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Sailor recalls North Korean capture of US ship

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 8:36
related countries: North Korea North Korea

The story of North Korea's prize catch - the USS Pueblo
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US drone 'kills five' in Pakistan

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 8:03
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A drone attack in a volatile tribal region of north-west Pakistan kills at least five suspected militants, officials say.
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Jay Leno jibe sparks Sikh anger

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 7:31
related countries: India India
related places: Amritsar

India condemns an "objectionable" comment by US comedian Jay Leno on the holiest Sikh shrine, the Golden Temple of Amritsar.
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VIDEO: Warren Buffett sings on China TV

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 6:46
related countries: China China

US billionaire investor Warren Buffett recorded a performance for China's Spring Festival Gala, a five-hour variety show on CCTV.
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VIDEO: US Congresswoman Giffords to resign

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 23:08
related places: Congress

US politician Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head last year, has decided to resign her seat in Congress
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Shot politician Giffords to quit

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 20:18
related places: Congress

US politician Gabrielle Giffords announces she is to resign from Congress, a year after she was shot in the head.
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Romney 'to release tax returns'

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 17:19

US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he will release his tax returns on Tuesday, following his defeat in the South Carolina primary.
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US football coach Paterno dies

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 16:02

Legendary ex-football coach Joe Paterno dies at 85, just months after being sacked over claims he failed to act over sex abuse claims against an assistant.
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VIDEO: Gingrich triumphs in South Carolina

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 9:04
related places: Republican

Newt Gingrich convincingly beats Mitt Romney to win the South Carolina primary, the latest leg of the battle for the Republican candidacy in the US presidential election.
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Gingrich wins in South Carolina

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 7:34
related places: Republican

Newt Gingrich easily beats Mitt Romney in South Carolina's primary and opens up the race for the Republican candidacy in the US presidential vote.
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Voting closes in South Carolina

Sunday, January 22nd 2012, 0:04
related places: Republican

Counting is under way in what is forecast to be a tight primary in South Carolina, the latest leg of the battle for the Republican candidacy in the US presidential election.
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Blaze in US barn kills 22 horses

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 23:05

Twenty-two show horses worth tens of thousands of dollars die in a stable fire in the US state of New Jersey.
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Gingrich surges in South Carolina

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 12:15
related places: Republican

US presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich looks to a last minute poll surge, as South Carolina votes for a Republican challenger to Barack Obama.
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Cruise ship firm faces US lawsuit

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 8:06
related countries: Italy Italy

Passengers from the cruise ship that ran aground off Italy last week are launching a class-action suit in the US against the owners, the BBC learns.
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Bolivia signs anti-drug agreement

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 2:12
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, Brazil Brazil

Bolivia signs an agreement with the US and Brazil for technical assistance to help reduce the production of illegal cocaine.
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Radcliffe defends Ginsberg role

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 0:53

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe says he has a pre-prepared defence against criticism of his casting as US beat poet Allen Ginsberg.
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Top court rejects Texas vote map

Friday, January 20th 2012, 22:44
related places: Texas

The US Supreme Court rejects a Texas court's plan for a state voting map said to favour minorities, in a legal fight over four new congressional seats.
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Soul star Etta James dies aged 73

Friday, January 20th 2012, 18:38

Soul and blues singer Etta James, best known for the tracks At Last and for I'd Rather Go Blind, has died aged 73.
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Congress halts anti-piracy bills

Friday, January 20th 2012, 17:38
related places: Senate

The US House of Representatives and Senate postpone two anti-online piracy bills, Pipa and Sopa, days after widespread web protests.
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GE shares fall on lower revenues

Friday, January 20th 2012, 15:44

US industrial conglomerate General Electric sees its profits rise, but its shares fall after revenues were lower than expected.
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Hackers retaliate over Megaupload

Friday, January 20th 2012, 15:32

Hackers launch attacks on a variety of US government and copyright enforcement websites after the Megaupload site was closed.
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VIDEO: Hackers retaliate over Megaupload

Friday, January 20th 2012, 11:06
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Hackers have targeted the US government and copyright organisations following the shutdown of the Megaupload file-sharing website.
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Thein Sein: Burma on right track

Friday, January 20th 2012, 8:28
related countries: Burma Burma

Burma's President Thein Sein says the country is on the 'right track' to democracy and there is no plan to "draw back", in an interview with US media.
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VIDEO: Republicans battle it out in debate

Friday, January 20th 2012, 5:50
related places: Republican

There has been more tension between the Republican politicians vying to challenge Barack Obama in this year's US Presidential elections.
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Nevada firefighters contain fire

Friday, January 20th 2012, 5:42
related places: Nevada, Reno

Firefighters in the US state of Nevada say they have stopped a brush fire which was threatening the city of Reno.
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Megaupload sharing site shut down

Friday, January 20th 2012, 4:54

One of the internet's largest file-sharing sites is offline after US officials charged its founders with piracy, while hackers target US websites in response.
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Gingrich fury at 'vicious' media

Friday, January 20th 2012, 3:42

US Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich angrily denies claims by an ex-wife in a key final debate before the South Carolina primary.
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GM returns as top vehicle maker

Friday, January 20th 2012, 2:31

General Motors regains its slot as the world's biggest vehicle maker after the US firm faced bankruptcy just two years ago.
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Suicides down among US soldiers

Friday, January 20th 2012, 1:24

US Army suicides are levelling off but rates of domestic violence and sex crimes among soldiers have increased, a new report says.
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Drug giant settles US fraud case

Friday, January 20th 2012, 0:24

Johnson & Johnson settles for $158m (£102m) over allegations a subsidiary defrauded the Texas Medicaid programme by illegally marketing an anti-psychotic.
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Rick Perry quits White House race

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:48
related places: Republican, White House

The Republican presidential race is shaken up as Rick Perry exits and endorses Newt Gingrich, whose ex-wife says he asked for an open marriage.
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Oil rig to begin Cuba exploration

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:46
related countries: Cuba Cuba

A large oil rig arrives off the coast of Cuba to begin searching for oil deposits in the Florida Strait, raising environmental concerns in the US.
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Canadian skier Sarah Burke dies

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:35
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Utah

Canadian freestyle skier Sarah Burke dies from injuries sustained in a training accident in the US state of Utah.
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Kodak seeks bankruptcy protection

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 21:22

US photography firm Eastman Kodak, the 133-year old company that invented the hand-held camera, files for bankruptcy protection.
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Big gains in European bank shares

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:35
related places: Bank

Bank shares lift European stock markets amid hopes of improvement to global economies and encouraging results from US banks.
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Bank of America returns to profit

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 15:55
related places: America

Bank of America reports a $2bn profit in or the three months to the end of 2011, signalling continued recovery at the US' second biggest lender.
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Sopa protest not over - Wikipedia

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wikipedia insists its protest over US anti-piracy legislation will continue, while UK interests say they are watching the situation "closely".
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New role for Strauss-Kahn's wife

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:37
related countries: France France
related places: Strauss

The wife of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is to edit a French edition of the US news and opinion website Huffington Post.
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Liverpool announces new kit deal

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 12:12
related places: Liverpool, June

Liverpool finalises a six-year deal with US sports firm Warrior Sports to make the Anfield club's kit from June.
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Charles Taylor 'worked' for CIA

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 10:52
related countries: Liberia Liberia

US authorities say war crimes suspect and former Liberian leader Charles Taylor worked for its intelligence agencies, including the CIA, US media report.
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Wahlberg sorry for 9/11 comments

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 10:05
related places: New York

The US actor apologises after making "disrespectful" comments about terrorist attacks in New York on 9/11.
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Adele passes US chart milestone

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 9:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Adele

British pop star Adele tops the US album chart for a sixteenth week, putting her album 21 amongst an elite group of best-sellers.
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China writer details persecution

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 8:22
related countries: China China

Yu Jie, a prominent Chinese writer close to Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo, describes "inhumane treatment" that forced him to leave for the US.
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US anti-piracy bill loses support

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 5:21
related places: Congress

Eight US lawmakers withdraw support for anti-piracy legislation being considered in Congress after "blackout" protests on thousands of websites.
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UN names Cambodia trial advisor

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 3:53
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia

The United Nations appoints former US ambassador-at-large for war crimes issues, David Scheffer, as advisor to the Khmer Rouge trials in Cambodia.
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Bitter rows mar Republican race

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 2:55
related places: Republican

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich trade barbs ahead of the South Carolina US Republican primary, amid new trouble for each of the leading candidates.
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Keystone XL oil pipeline rejected

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 21:56
related countries: Canada Canada
related places: Texas

The US state department recommends rejection of the US-Canada Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying it had insufficient time to review the plans.
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Snowstorm hits Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 17:50
related places: Seattle

Schools are shut in parts of the US Pacific Northwest, where up to 20in of snow fell in low-lying parts overnight, although Seattle escaped the worst.
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Russian TV attacks new US envoy

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 17:43
related countries: Russia Russia

A pundit on Russian state TV makes a stinging attack on new US ambassador Michael McFaul, suggesting he is on a mission to encourage revolution.
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Sites go dark in US law protest

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 13:55

Wikipedia, WordPress and other websites block access to content to protest against US anti-piracy bills. The movie industry calls the move "irresponsible".
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Goldman Sachs cuts pay to $12bn

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 13:53

US banking giant Goldman Sachs cuts its pay and bonus payments by 21% to $12bn in 2011, as profits halve due to economic uncertainty.
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Sites join US anti-piracy protest

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 8:12

Online encyclopedia Wikipedia shuts down for 24 hours, joining other websites in a protest against plans for new US anti-piracy laws.
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Pakistan puts off US envoy's trip

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 8:11
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Pakistan postpones a visit by US Special Envoy Marc Grossman until a parliamentary review of bilateral relations is completed.
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Nasa city that reached for stars now reaches for resumes

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 5:17

"Rocket City" future depends on US appetite for space
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VIDEO: Rocket City future rests on 'mega rocket'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 4:59
related places: Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville, Alabama, is where Nasa hopes to build a "mega rocket", the next giant leap in the US space programme.
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White House in 'smoke bomb' probe

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 4:35
related places: White House

The US Secret Service investigates after a suspected smoke bomb is thrown over the fence of the White House during a mass rally by Occupy activists.
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'Path open' for North Korea talks

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 3:56
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea

A "path is open" for a return to stalled North Korea nuclear talks, the US, Japan and South Korea say, as a North Korean official says Kim Jong-un is ready to lead.
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Charges over Obama shooting bid

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 20:12
related places: Whitehouse

A man arrested in connection with gunshots fired at the White House in November is formally charged with the attempted assassination of the US president.
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Seattle braces for huge snowfall

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 17:23

States in the US Pacific Northwest are bracing for a blizzard that could bring the heaviest snowfall seen in a generation.
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Citigroup annual profits increase

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 15:35

US banking giant Citigroup saw annual profits rise 6% to $11.3bn in 2011, but fourth quarter figures disappoint.
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Murder suspect to be extradited

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 13:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A Scottish man who is wanted for murder in the United States loses a nine-year legal battle to avoid extradition.
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Murray grinds out four-set win

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:26
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Harrison

Britain's Andy Murray fights back from a set down to beat unseeded American Ryan Harrison and reach round two of the Australian Open.
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Table Mountain base jumper hurt

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 11:36
related countries: South Africa South Africa
related places: Cape Town

US base jumper Jeb Corliss is in hospital in South Africa after crashing during a freefall drop from Cape Town's Table Mountain.
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VIDEO: Clinton praises Ali courage

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 7:03

Bill Clinton praises the courage, spirit and determination of Muhammad Ali ahead of the legendary boxer's 70th birthday on Tuesday, with the former United States President describing Ali as "a ballerina in the boxing ring".
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Clinton has talks in Ivory Coast

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 3:35

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Ivory Coast on a visit intended to show US support for the country's reconciliation process.
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Live - Australian Open 2012 day two

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 3:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Serena Williams and Lleyton Hewitt bid to follow Britain's Andy Murray into the second round of the Australian Open.
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VIDEO: The goats with spider genes added

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 0:14

Genetically modified goats at a farm in the US are being farmed to produce large quantities of spider silk, one of the strongest known substances.
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