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December 10 2004
 

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UN’s Annan to Discuss Iraq with Powell and Rice
ABC News – USA
week since calls for his resignation, meeting Secretary of State Colin Powell and national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to talk about Iraq, UN officials

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Shiite candidate bloc raises fears in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – The naming of a bloc of Shiite Muslim candidates that’s likely to sweep upcoming national elections is heightening worries that the

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Powell Calls for Support to Iraq in Last NATO Meeting
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Treaty Organization (NATO) Foreign Ministers meeting, US Secretary of State Colin L. Powell asked his European counterparts for support on the Iraq issue.

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Names on Shiite candidate list hint at shape of Iraq’s political
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Iraq’s future political landscape began to take shape Friday, as a coalition led by powerful Shiite Muslim groups revealed a few of its

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-list-for-Iraq-election/2004/12/11/1102625562358.html

Cleric tops list for Iraq election
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A cleric with links to Iran lead the candidate list of a powerful coalition of Iraq’s mainstream Shi’ite Muslim groups for next month’s election, an aide said.

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Iraq Abuse Case Moved to Texas from North Carolina
Reuters – NY,USA
scheduled for trial in January at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, is being moved to consolidate it with others stemming from the abuse scandal at Iraq’s Abu Ghraib

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Rumsfeld seeks India’s assistance in Iraq reconstruction:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is reported to have asked India to provide sufficient reconstruction-related assistance to the US-backed coalition in war-ravaged Iraq …

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Hostages walk free in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
TWO truck drivers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka kidnapped in Iraq by the same militant group that claims to be holding two French journalists have been

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Ex-CIA agent sacked for not faking Iraq WMD reports:
New Kerala – Ernakulam,Kerala,India
10 : A sacked CIA official has sued, alleging he was fired for refusing to fake reports supporting the White House position that Iraq had weapons of mass

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Representative of Iraq’s dominant Iran-linked Shiite party tops
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A cleric with links to Iran leads the candidate list of a powerful coalition of Iraq’s mainstream Shiite Muslim groups for next month’s

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Powell raps allies on Iraq stance
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BRUSSELS — In a fresh sign of lingering tensions over the Iraq war, Secretary of State Colin Powell yesterday rapped European allies who declined to assist a

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Fuel shortages to hit confidence in Iraq govt
Reuters – London,England,UK
in the government may deteriorate significantly,” a diplomat wrote this week in a note circulated among the US-led coalition occupying Iraq and obtained by

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Two US Troops Die in Iraq Copter Crash
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
MOSUL, Iraq – A helicopter accident at an air base in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul killed two US soldiers and injured four, the military said Friday.

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Representative of Iraq’s dominant Iran-linked Shiite party tops
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) A cleric with links to Iran leads the candidate list of a powerful coalition of Iraq’s mainstream Shiite Muslim groups for next month’s

www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20041210-0720-iraq-russia.html
Iraq still too dangerous for Russian firms — Putin
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
MOSCOW — Iraq is still too dangerous for Russian companies to work there, President Vladimir Putin was quoted as saying on Friday.

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US Marine charged with faking his own kidnap in Iraq
The Times – London,England,UK
A US Marine corporal has been accused of staging his own kidnapping in Iraq in a videotape that was broadcast on the al-Jazeera satellite channel.

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page/0,5744,11651423%255E2703,00.html

Salute for Twin Towers saviour killed in Iraq
The Australian – Australia
A New York City firefighter who responded to the 2001 World Trade Centre attacks and died last month serving with the US National Guard in Iraq was remembered

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US details failing of Iraq supply line
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
documenting stark shortages in armor for the military transport trucks that ferry food, fuel and ammunition along dangerous routes in Iraq while President

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NATO will enlarge Iraq training mission
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
“There is a clear agreement to support Iraq on its way to permanent “There has been no change of mind,” he said. “We will send no German soldiers to Iraq.”.

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US marine who went missing in Iraq is charged with desertion
CBC News – Canada
RALEIGH, NC (AP) – A US marine who claimed he was abducted by anti-coalition forces after he went missing from his unit in Iraq has been charged with desertion

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Journalists reject Iraq criticism
BBC News – London,England,UK
Mr Gopsill, editor of The Journalist magazine, said that 62 international media workers had been killed in Iraq since the war broke out.

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Reporter ‘raised’ Iraq kit query
BBC News – London,England,UK
A US reporter embedded with Iraq-bound troops said he had prompted a soldier’s question to Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld about poor armour protection.

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Major Electoral Alliance Emerges in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
election. NPR’s Mike Shuster reports. In Iraq today there was news of the formation of a major electoral alliance. The announcement

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General pledges armored vehicles for all Gis in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — The commander of US ground forces in the Middle East promised Thursday to provide armored vehicles for every soldier in Iraq, even as

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Powell pressures NATO holdouts on Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
France, Germany and four other European allies of ``hurting the credibility and cohesion’’ of NATO by refusing to allow their soldiers to go to Iraq to help

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Japan extends military mission in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
TOKYO – Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s Cabinet agreed Thursday to extend the deployment of Japan’s 600 non-combat soldiers in Iraq for up to one year

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Lawyer: Morrilton Man to Go Back to Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
his bid to stay in the US while the courts deal with his suit challenging the extension of his re-enlistment is preparing to return to duty in Iraq, his lawyer

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Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan hostages freed in Iraq: officials
Turkish Press – Turkey
DHAKA (AFP) – Two truck drivers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka who were kidnapped in Iraq in October have been released by their captors, officials said.

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Iraq log: 10 December 2004
BBC News – London,England,UK
In the last in our series of logs about everyday life in Iraq looks, our contributors look to the future with some hope and discuss the power shortages

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US deaths in Iraq hit 1 000
News24 – South Africa
Baghdad – A marine died during an operation in Iraq, bringing to 1 000 the number of US troops killed in action since last year’s US-led invasion, the marines

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Iraq-armour-row/2004/12/10/1102625528585.html

Bush enters Iraq armour row
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
The soldiers, who are bound for Iraq, complained that they were reduced to scrounging for scrap metal to line their unarmoured Humvees.

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Shiite coalition to contest Iraq election
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
in Baghdad on Thursday is backed by the country’s revered Shiite leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, and now looks favored to win Iraq’s first free

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NATO to Expand Iraq Troop Training
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BRUSSELS — NATO agreed Thursday under strong US pressure to expand its military training efforts in Iraq, but some members reaffirmed their refusal to

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Japanese Troops to Stay Another Year in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
TOKYO — The small and mostly symbolic contingent of Japanese troops in Iraq will stay for another year, Japan’s government announced Thursday, placing

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US soldier charged with Iraq desertion
Al-Jazeera.Net – Qatar
A US marine corporal who disappeared from a base in Iraq and later claimed he was held captive by fighters has been charged with desertion following a five

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Over 1,000 US soldiers now killed in Iraq with latest casualty
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – A US marine has been killed during an operation in Iraq’s Al-Anbar province, which hosts the rebel hotspots of Fallujah and Ramadi, the marines

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killed-in-Iraqs-west/2004/12/10/1102625525310.html

US Marine killed in Iraq’s west
The Age (subscription) – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
One US Marine was killed in combat in Iraq’s volatile western Anbar province, the military said. The Marine, who was assigned to

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Shi’ites list Iraq election hopefuls
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
By Sameer N. Yacoub. BAGHDAD — Iraq’s mainstream Shi’ite groups yesterday announced a broad multiethnic list of 228 candidates for the Jan.

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/10/international/middleeast/10military.html
Armor Scarce for Big Trucks Serving in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
documenting stark shortages in armor for the military transport trucks that ferry food, fuel and ammunition along dangerous routes in Iraq, while President

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Iraq Shias gear up to vote; NATO to boost training mission
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – Iraq’s majority Shiites have unveiled a major alliance ahead of next month’s landmark elections, as NATO said it would boost its military

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Japan Extends Iraq Mission Up to a Year
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
9 — Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s cabinet agreed on Thursday to extend the deployment of Japan’s 600 non-combat troops in Iraq for up to one year

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International security forces to be beefed up in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhuanet) — As Iraq’s elections due on Jan. 30 draw near, the US appeals to key allies and international organizations

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Strain begins to show as Iraq stretches military thin
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
He’s been ordered back to Iraq this weekend for a second tour. A judge refused Wednesday to issue a restraining order to block Qualls’ return to Iraq.

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Marine Who Went Missing in Iraq Charged
ABC News – USA
RALEIGH, NC Dec 9, 2004 — A Marine who was reported abducted in Iraq last summer and later turned up in his native Lebanon was charged Thursday with desertion

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Military working hard to upgrade Iraq vehicles’ armor, officials
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Military officials said Thursday they were working hard to upgrade the armor on Army vehicles in Iraq, a day after a soldier had pressed

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Extended Iraq tour a given from get-go
The Japan Times – Japan
Although media opinion polls showed most respondents opposed extending the Self-Defense Forces deployment to Iraq, the government never seriously discussed a

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Security alone will not heal Iraq: Kofi Annan
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Iraq must do more to heal its political wounds and revive its economy or elections could fail to achieve their goal of stability and legitimacy, UN Secretary

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Dissent on Iraq training mission hurts NATO, Powell says
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium – (KRT) – Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that the refusal of some NATO members to send their officers into Iraq for a training

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Coalition to compete in Iraq elections
CNN International – Atlanta,GA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A coalition fielding 228 candidates and supported by Iraq’s top Shiite cleric has been formed to compete in the January 30 national

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Extended Iraq tour a given from get-go
The Japan Times – Japan
Although media opinion polls showed most respondents opposed extending the Self-Defense Forces deployment to Iraq, the government never seriously discussed a

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Dissent on Iraq training mission hurts NATO, Powell says
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BRUSSELS, Belgium – (KRT) – Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that the refusal of some NATO members to send their officers into Iraq for a training

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/10/nyregion/10funeral.html
Proud Traditions Honor Firefighter Killed in Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
A father of two proud children, with another on the way, Sergeant Engeldrum, who was killed last month while serving in Iraq, was a firefighter with Ladder

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12/10/wirq10.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/12/10/ixworld.html

Shia groups join forces to fight Iraq election
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
Iraq’s most powerful Shia groups yesterday unveiled a united list of candidates for next month’s elections, seeking to become the dominant political force

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Military working hard to upgrade Iraq vehicles’ armor, officials
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) Military officials said Thursday they were working hard to upgrade the armor on Army vehicles in Iraq, a day after a soldier had pressed

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Recent Documents on Iraq Prison Abuse Reveal FBI Tensions
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Government documents indicate that FBI agents brought that mentality to Iraq and one time off and that often put them at odds with the military.

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NATO agrees to boost Iraq role
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
BRUSSELS — NATO agreed Thursday to expand its Iraq mission but failed to smooth deep divisions over the war as the United States accused some European allies

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As Election Nears, Political Divisions Surface in Iraq
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Peter Galbraith, former US ambassador to Croatia, talks about the burgeoning political divisions in the new Iraq. Galbraith now

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Marine who went missing in Iraq charged
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
RALEIGH, NC — A Marine who was reported abducted in Iraq last summer and later turned up in his native Lebanon was charged Thursday with desertion. Cpl.

  
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