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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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Argentines eye the US with suspicion

Saturday, November 5th 2005, 12:16

Argentines seek a more equal relationship with the US and hope President Bush's visit will help him understand their priorities, Nick Caistor says.
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US tells Syria to drop conditions

Friday, November 11th 2005, 1:57
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Damascus

Syria must cooperate with the UN over Rafiq Hariri's death, says the US, as Damascus insists it is "innocent".
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Senate call for 'CIA jail' report

Friday, November 11th 2005, 4:04

The US Senate requests a report from the CIA chief on allegations his agency ran secret overseas jails.
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Evangelist says voters reject God

Friday, November 11th 2005, 6:25

A US TV evangelist tells a town not to ask for God's help if disaster strikes after it votes against intelligent design.
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Rice makes surprise trip to Iraq

Friday, November 11th 2005, 16:30
related countries: Iraq Iraq

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice urges Iraqis to see differences as a strength, on a surprise stop in Iraq.
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Bush slams Iraq war 'revisionism'

Friday, November 11th 2005, 18:51
related countries: Iraq Iraq

President Bush says too much is at stake in Iraq for rivals to make "false charges" about the reasons for the war.
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US tackles Syria on human rights

Saturday, November 12th 2005, 15:10
related countries: Syria Syria

The US calls on Syria to stop what it calls the arbitrary detention of pro-democracy and human rights activists.
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Israel marks Rabin assassination

Saturday, November 12th 2005, 21:44
related countries: Israel Israel

Tens of thousands of people attend a rally at the spot where Yitzhak Rabin was killed 10 years ago.
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Carey triumphs at quiet Vibe show

Sunday, November 13th 2005, 14:07

Mariah Carey takes four prizes at the US Vibe Awards, which are peaceful after violence at 2004's event.
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Saddam aide's 'death' queried

Sunday, November 13th 2005, 22:06

The US military says a $10m bounty on the head of a key Saddam aide is still available despite reports of his death.
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AOL to launch online television

Monday, November 14th 2005, 7:15

American Online (AOL) announces plans to launch a free internet television service next year.
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US reports decline in executions

Monday, November 14th 2005, 16:42

The number of people put on death row in the US and the number executed fell again in 2004, the latest figures show.
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US condemns Uzbek trial verdicts

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 1:07
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
related places: Washington, May

The US says the trial in Uzbekistan of 15 men involved in an uprising in Andijan in May was "unfair".
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Blair urges rich nations on trade

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 8:42
related places: Blair

Tony Blair urges the US and the EU to help poor countries by dismantling trade barriers and increasing trade aid.
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'Australian Taleban' trial delay

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 12:30
related countries: Aruba Aruba

A federal judge in the US suspends the war crimes trial of an Australian prisoner at Guantanamo base.
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US 'failing to stem terror risk'

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 13:00

The US is not doing enough to stop terrorists acquiring nuclear weapons, says an influential lobby group.
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UN concern at Iraq mass arrests

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 13:58
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The UN expresses concern over mass arrests by the US-led troops in Iraq "without adequate judicial oversight".
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Guantanamo appeals backed

Tuesday, November 15th 2005, 22:24

US Senators back the right to appeal for Guantanamo terror suspects in a move President Bush may block.
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US 'troubled' by Iraq abuse claim

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 8:54
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Baghdad

The US condemns the alleged abuse of 173 prisoners held by Iraqi security forces in Baghdad.
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US retains hold of the internet

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 9:23
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

The US wins its fight to stay in charge of the internet, as a key UN summit on the net opens in Tunisia.
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Clarke to extradite Ahmad to US

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 10:25

Charles Clarke decides to order the extradition of Babar Ahmad to the US to face trial on alleged terrorism offences.
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US used white phosphorus in Iraq

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 11:25
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The Pentagon confirms US troops used white phosphorus bombs against enemy fighters in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
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US to cut Katrina hotel payments

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 15:00

US authorities say they will stop paying hotel bills for thousands of families made homeless by hurricanes.
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Iraq probes US phosphorus weapons

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 15:02
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq investigates the US use of white phosphorus as a weapon in Falluja, a minister tells the BBC.
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Drugs charges for Guatemala tsar

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 19:10
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala

Guatemala's top anti-drug investigator and two other officials are indicted in the US on drug-trafficking charges.
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Five US troops die in Iraq battle

Wednesday, November 16th 2005, 19:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Five US marines die in a firefight close to the Iraq-Syria border, as an offensive against insurgents continues.
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Spain quizzes US over CIA flights

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 1:26
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Cia, Madrid, Washington

Washington says Madrid raised the issue of secret CIA flights using Spanish airports with US officials.
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Leaders urge Korea peace treaty

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 5:35
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Pyongyang, Seoul

The US and S Korean leaders call for a Korean peace treaty and say a nuclear-armed North will not be tolerated.
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US soldiers face court martial

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 6:28
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Two US soldiers charged with assaulting two detainees in Afghanistan will face court martial, the US military says.
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Nixon in Cambodia cover-up

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 8:12
related countries: Cambodia Cambodia
related places: Nixon

Nixon told his military leaders to lie to the public about operations in Cambodia, newly released US files show.
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Dick Cheney lambasts Iraq critics

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 8:31
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: White House

The US vice-president slams claims the White House misled on Iraq as Democrats question his credibility.
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US considers Polish missile base

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 10:43
related countries: Poland Poland

The US has held talks with Poland and other countries on setting up a missile defence base in Europe.
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Fraud charge for Iraqi contractor

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 11:27
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US businessman is charged with fraud relating to contracts for reconstruction in Iraq, the New York Times reports.
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FBI names top 10 world art crimes

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 14:00

The US Federal Bureau of Investigation issues a list citing what it calls the top 10 art crimes worldwide.
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Top Democrat urges Iraq pullout

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 17:23
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: Democrat

A senior Democrat who backed the Iraq war calls for the immediate pullout of US forces.
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Poll suggests US world view shift

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 19:10

A growing number of Americans believe the US "should mind its own business" internationally, a new poll shows.
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US anti-war mother receives fine

Thursday, November 17th 2005, 20:57
related places: White House

Anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan is fined for demonstrating without a permit outside the White House.
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US to discuss Iran with Europeans

Friday, November 18th 2005, 7:47
related countries: Iran Iran

A senior US official is to meet EU officials involved in talks with Iran over its nuclear programme.
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S Korea to table Iraq troops cut

Friday, November 18th 2005, 10:15
related countries: Iraq Iraq, South Korea South Korea

South Korea's government is to propose withdrawing a third of its troops in Iraq, reports say, surprising the US.
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Conrad Black denies fraud charges

Friday, November 18th 2005, 10:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Media

Media tycoon Conrad Black, a member of the UK House of Lords, denies charges of fraud in the US.
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US gang boss deserves 'no mercy'

Friday, November 18th 2005, 11:30
related places: California

US prosecutors ask California's governor to show no mercy to a former gang leader on death row for murder.
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US anti-drugs policy 'succeeding'

Friday, November 18th 2005, 13:23

The rising street price of cocaine in the US shows that its policies in Latin America are working, a senior official says.
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UN rejects Guantanamo visit offer

Friday, November 18th 2005, 16:28

The UN formally rejects an invitation to visit the Guantanamo prison camp because of US restrictions.
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EU-US land 'open skies' deal

Friday, November 18th 2005, 22:18
related places: Atlantic

Talks aimed at liberalising air services between the US and Europe result in the lifting of restrictions on Atlantic flights.
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New move in US leak inquiry

Friday, November 18th 2005, 22:41

The US prosecutor looking into the naming of a CIA agent announces fresh grand jury proceedings.
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US clears bird flu drug Tamiflu

Saturday, November 19th 2005, 10:41
related places: America

There is no evidence that the bird flu drug Tamiflu harms children, America's medicines regulator concludes.
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Salvador ex-minister found guilty

Saturday, November 19th 2005, 12:12
related countries: El Salvador El Salvador

A US court finds a former Salvadoran minister responsible for civil war murders and torture.
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Earthquake strikes off Indonesia

Saturday, November 19th 2005, 17:34
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Sumatra

A strong earthquake is recorded at sea off the Indonesian island of Sumatra, but no damage is reported.
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Chavez renews trade pact attack

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 6:49
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

President Hugo Chavez leads a protest in the Venezuelan capital Caracas against a US-backed trade plan.
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Rumsfeld rejects Iraq withdrawal

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 20:26
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US defence secretary says an immediate pullout of troops from Iraq would be a "terrible thing".
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Egyptian twins home after surgery

Sunday, November 20th 2005, 20:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Egyptian twins born joined at the head finally return home two years after successful surgery in the US.
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Bosnians mark peace anniversary

Monday, November 21st 2005, 12:38
related countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
related places: Dayton

Bosnian leaders are in the US to mark the 10th anniversary of the Dayton peace deal which ended the 1992-1995 Bosnian war.
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Five Iraqis shot at US checkpoint

Monday, November 21st 2005, 12:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Five members of an Iraqi family are killed when US forces open fire on their vehicle near Baquba.
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Cheney says Iraq debate essential

Monday, November 21st 2005, 18:01
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: America

The US vice-president says he does not believe it is wrong for opponents to criticise America's Iraq policy.
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Last US plane leaves Uzbek base

Monday, November 21st 2005, 18:24
related countries: Uzbekistan Uzbekistan

The US flies its last plane out of its air base in Uzbekistan, after being asked to leave by President Islam Karimov.
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More time for Iran in nuclear row

Monday, November 21st 2005, 18:44
related countries: Iran Iran

The US and EU postpone moves to refer Iran to the UN Security Council over the nuclear issue, diplomats say.
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Nike jet makes emergency landing

Monday, November 21st 2005, 20:25

A Nike corporate jet suffers landing gear problems but makes a safe emergency landing at a US airport.
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Car giant GM to cut 30,000 staff

Monday, November 21st 2005, 21:49

US carmaker General Motors says it will cut 30,000 jobs under a shake-up that aims to save the firm $2.5bn a year.
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Chavez, Kirchner in 'unity' talks

Tuesday, November 22nd 2005, 1:36
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Venezuela Venezuela

Argentine President Nestor Kirchner holds talks in Venezuela with Hugo Chavez to strengthen regional unity.
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Venezuela gives US cheap oil deal

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 2:08
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's government agrees a deal to provide cheap heating fuel to low-income Americans.
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Merkel calls for stronger US ties

Wednesday, November 23rd 2005, 19:52
related countries: Germany Germany

New German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for stronger ties with the US on her first full day in office.
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Zimbabwe officials' assets frozen

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 0:58

The US freezes the assets of 161 Zimbabwean officials and institutions judged to be blocking democracy.
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US convicts man of al-Qaeda plot

Thursday, November 24th 2005, 5:19
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

A Pakistani man is convicted in the US of trying to help al-Qaeda after insisting he made a forced confession.
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Thursday, November 24th 2005, 22:37
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Cia

Spain's foreign minister says there is no evidence CIA planes have made illegal landings on Spanish soil.
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Al-Jazeera seeks 'bomb' memo

Friday, November 25th 2005, 15:16
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An al-Jazeera executive flies to the UK to demand talks over an alleged US plan to bomb the station.
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US firm to fight Somali pirates

Friday, November 25th 2005, 20:49
related countries: Somalia Somalia

A US company gets a licence to fight piracy off the Somalia coast - among the world's most dangerous waters.
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Spain-Venezuela arms deal nears

Saturday, November 26th 2005, 1:45
related countries: Spain Spain, Venezuela Venezuela
related places: Caracas

Spain's defence minister is to travel to Caracas to sign an arms contract opposed by the US.
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No US charges over Afghan bodies

Saturday, November 26th 2005, 15:03
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

US troops who burned the bodies of Taleban killed in Afghanistan committed no crime, the military says.
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US condemns Azeri rally policing

Sunday, November 27th 2005, 8:48

The US deplores the use of force to break up a protest in Azerbaijan's capital over recent elections.
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Venezuela signs Spain arms deal

Monday, November 28th 2005, 18:36
related countries: Spain Spain, Venezuela Venezuela

A deal that will see Venezuela supplied with military hardware by Spain goes ahead despite US opposition.
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US thief to wear 'I stole mail' sign

Monday, November 28th 2005, 21:58

The US Supreme Court rejects an appeal by a jailed thief, against the legality of being publicly shamed.
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US lawmaker quits in bribery row

Monday, November 28th 2005, 23:22

US Republican congressman Randy Cunningham resigns after admitting taking bribes from a defence contractor.
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Bush seeks immigration overhaul

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 2:04

The US president begins touring border states to rally support for his strategy to control immigration.
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Summit seeks climate solutions

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 4:52
related places: Montreal

Delegates start key climate talks in Montreal, looking for ways to meet Kyoto treaty targets and go further.
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US official to hold Iran meeting

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 10:20
related countries: Iran Iran, Iraq Iraq

The US ambassador in Iraq is to hold talks with officials from Iran, a state with which it has no diplomatic ties.
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Cheney accused on prisoner abuse

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 12:23

A top aide to ex-US Secretary of State Colin Powell suggests Dick Cheney could be responsible for war crimes.
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US condemns UAE gay men arrests

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 18:39
related countries: United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates

The US condemns the arrests of 26 gay men during a raid on a party at a hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
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US probes secret CIA jail claim

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 22:34
related countries: Germany Germany

The US says it will investigate reports that the CIA is running secret prisons in eastern Europe.
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Killer escapes landmark execution

Tuesday, November 29th 2005, 23:52

A US man due to be the 1,000th person to be executed in the US since 1976 has been granted clemency.
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US defends Iraq phosphorus

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 1:45
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The most senior US general defends the use of weapons containing white phosphorus in Iraq.
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US 'to reduce its forces in Iraq'

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 2:32
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US says it expects conditions in Iraq will allow a reduction in American troops numbers there next year.
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Mexico alters extradition rules

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 3:47
related countries: Mexico Mexico

A change in Mexico's extradition rules could mean more drug suspects being sent to the US.
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Straw quizzes US on 'CIA flights'

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 17:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Foreign Secretary Jack Straw says he has written to the US over claims CIA "torture" flights landed in the UK.
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US top court debates abortion law

Wednesday, November 30th 2005, 17:52

The US Supreme Court hears challenges to a state law that restricts abortion rights for minors.
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Black set to appear in US court

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 6:34

Lord Black is due to appear in a US court on Thursday to answer fraud charges, having been indicted last month.
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Insurgent 'attack' on Iraqi city

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 13:13
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Reports say insurgents have launched an attack on Ramadi, but the US military plays down the incident.
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Mexico rejects US border fences

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 15:17
related countries: Mexico Mexico

The Mexican government says it opposes a US plan to build more fences along the border to control illegal immigration.
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US 'admits' Iraq propaganda drive

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 17:41
related countries: Iraq Iraq

The US military in Iraq implicitly acknowledges it is running a campaign to plant articles in Iraqi papers.
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Bush concern at Iraq 'propaganda'

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 20:40
related countries: Iraq Iraq
related places: White House

The White House expresses concern over reports that the US military is paying Iraqi papers to run positive stories.
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Conrad Black appears in US court

Thursday, December 1st 2005, 23:41
related places: Press

Press tycoon Conrad Black appears in a US court to deny charges that he defrauded his former media group.
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US reservist on Iraq scam charges

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 13:05
related countries: Iraq Iraq

A US army officer is accused of accepting bribes and stealing reconstruction funds while serving in Iraq.
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US Vietnam intelligence 'flawed'

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 13:39
related countries: Vietnam Vietnam

Previously secret documents suggest the US may have escalated its war in Vietnam based on faulty intelligence.
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US carries out 1,000th execution

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 14:24

A convicted killer becomes the 1,000th person executed in the US since it reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
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US to relax airline scissor ban

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 16:27

The US is to relax its ban on airline passengers carrying sharp objects in a move which alarms flight attendants.
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Ten US marines killed in Falluja

Friday, December 2nd 2005, 20:49
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Ten marines were killed and 11 wounded by a roadside bomb near the Iraqi city of Falluja, the US military says.
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Bush voices death penalty support

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 1:22

US President George Bush backs the death penalty, hours after the country's 1,000th execution.
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US civil rights group to sue CIA

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 2:50
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

A US rights group says it will sue the CIA over a man allegedly abducted and flown to a secret Afghan prison.
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UN to hear report on Burma impact

Saturday, December 3rd 2005, 6:04
related countries: Burma Burma

The UN Security Council agrees for the first time to hear a briefing on Burma, in a move led by the US.
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Militants' new tack in cyber war

Sunday, December 4th 2005, 13:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Radical Islamists are apparently being offered the chance to attack a US base in Iraq as the prize in a contest to design a new website for an Iraqi militant group.
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Rice 'to talk tough on CIA claim'

Monday, December 5th 2005, 1:14

US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is reportedly to urge EU states to ease off over secret CIA jail claims.
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