Follow the

United States

Markets fall; Hong Kong shares; stockmarket

US and UK credit rating downgraded by Chinese

Tue 13 Jul, AT 10:59

But after failure of Western credit rating agencies to foresee financial crisis, has Chinese upstart got a point?

Benjamin Netanyahu in America

Turkey makes Netanyahu and Obama talks tougher

Mon 5 Jul, AT 23:36

Is Israeli PM guilty of endangering the US even more by falling out with Turkey?

Republican congressman Joe Barton, Texas

Joe Barton’s ‘shakedown’ gaffe takes flak off BP

Fri 18 Jun, AT 11:30

For a while yesterday, there was one man in America more unpopular even than Tony Hayward

Iranian scientist Shahram Amiri

Mystery deepens over Iran scientist filmed in Arizona

Wed 9 Jun, AT 13:23

Two conflicting videos beg question: was Shahram Amiri abducted or did he defect?

Nuclear test mushroom cloud above Mururoa Atoll

US rules out nuclear option to end BP oil spill

Thu 3 Jun, AT 17:18

‘It’s crazy’ says top official, as BP sorts through 31,000 other helpful ideas submitted by the public