ARTICLES RELATING TO US

US jobs growth races to four month high

2017-02-03 15:55

US employers added the most workers in four months while wage growth slowed more than projected, suggesting there’s still some slack left in the labor market.

Baker reveals Trump's inaugration cake was an exact replica of Obama's

2017-01-27 11:06

The new first family of the USA is faced with yet another plagiarism scandal.

Trump and Clinton fight to the finish in bitter US vote

2016-11-07 14:33

White House rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were still flailing for a knockout blow as a presidential race that has cast a pall over US democracy neared its end.

Russia backs Syrian rebel participation

2015-10-30 16:35

A Russian deputy foreign minister says Moscow is ready to support the Western-backed Free Syrian Army's participation in a political settlement in Syria.

Turkish military jets strike PKK targets

2015-09-07 12:26

Turkey's military say its warplanes bombarded Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets overnight after the militants staged a deadly attack in which 16 Turkish soldiers were killed.

US stocks rise as Apple leads Nasdaq surge

2014-09-11 07:41

Enthusiasm about Apple's latest product launches has propelled US stocks higher, with the tech-rich Nasdaq posting the largest gains of the three major indices.

National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson

2014-08-18 13:25

Missouri's governor says he will send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a protesting crowd.

Foreign health workers in Saudi could spread MERS

2014-05-20 11:26

Because Saudi Arabia has stepped up hiring of foreign healthcare professionals, there is a good chance the MERS virus will hitch a ride on workers as they return home.

Second MERS case identified in US

2014-05-13 14:48

The second MERS patient in the US had been a health care worker in Saudi Arabia, the epicentre of the outbreak.

Road deaths: SA is not alone

2013-05-06 13:33

South Africa isn’t the only country constantly battling to bring down road-death figures; the US has the same problem.

 

Trump travel ban sparks dollar weakness

2017-01-30 07:22

The dollar headed lower and Asian stocks declined as traders digested the tensions sparked by Donald Trump’s order halting some immigration, a move that’s ignited opposition from world leaders.

The markets in Trump's uncertain world

2016-11-17 12:15

Despite many predicting that the world would end when Donald Trump won the US presidential election, it didn't. In fact, the market surged higher with ferocity it has not shown in a long time. Or did it?

US wholesale prices fall by most in nearly a year

2016-08-12 16:00

Wholesale prices in the US has unexpectedly fallen in July by the most in almost a year, a sign inflation is likely to stay muted.

Kerry 'cautiously optimistic' after talks with Netanyahu

2015-10-22 15:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry has expressed "cautious optimism" following talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

US stocks mixed as Nasdaq drops more than 1%

2014-09-16 07:56

US stocks have finished mixed as the tech-rich Nasdaq dropped more than 1% following a cautious report on Tesla Motors.

Protest over police shooting of unarmed black man in California

2014-08-18 14:41

About 500 people protested outside Los Angeles police headquarters over the shooting death of an unarmed black man in California as disturbances continued in Missouri.

Threat of Ebola in US downplayed by health officials

2014-07-29 08:50

The US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has made light of the possibility of an Ebola outbreak in the US, stating that the spread of Ebola from West Africa is unlikely.

Two US health workers ill after exposure to MERS

2014-05-14 12:11

Two US health workers who have been exposed to MERS have begun showing flu-like symptoms, but health officials stress that MERS is not a risk to the general public.

Utah and Colorado to increase smoking age to 21

2014-02-24 12:08

Utah and Colorado have voted to treat tobacco like alcohol and increase the smoking age to 21 because so many smokers start as teens.

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Shooting at MIT in Boston

2013-04-19 09:14
Gunfire and explosions have been heard at MIT University in Boston after a police officer was killed in a shooting at the campus. See the latest pictures.

Gunfire and explosions have been heard at MIT University in Boston after a police officer was killed in a shooting at the campus. See the latest pictures.

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