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November 18 2004
 
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Blair and Chirac lock arms on Iraq's future
Daily Times – Pakistan
LONDON: Britain and France sought to bury their differences over the Iraq war once and for all on Thursday, as their leaders said they were united in efforts

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US overstated foreign fighter numbers in Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
DAMASCUS: Washington exaggerated numbers of foreign fighters in Iraq to justify the assault on Fallujah, an official Syrian daily claimed Thursday.

www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1246819.htm
Iraq violence continues as Blair, Chirac meet
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: Well, there's been more violence in northern Iraq and the Sunni triangle, even as US troops continue their clean-up operations in Fallujah.

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Blair, Chirac try to put Iraq war behind them
Turkish Press – Turkey
LONDON, Nov 18 (AFP) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair and French President Jacques Chirac on Thursday called for “a stable and democratic Iraq” as well as

www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A60390-2004Nov18.html
Falluja Breaks the Back of Iraq Rebels – US General
Washington Post – Washington,DC,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The offensive in Falluja led by US Marines has “broken the back of the insurgency” in Iraq, disrupting rebel operations across the

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Kay: Wrong evidence on Iraq sets tougher standard for Iran
CNN – Atlanta,GA,USA
NEW YORK (CNN) — False warnings about Iraq's nuclear capabilities have “seriously impeded” the United States' ability to issue warnings about any intelligence

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18 dead in Iraq violence
NEWS.com.au – Australia
AT least 18 Iraqis died overnight in the persistent wave of violence that has left dozens dead over the past few days as US-led forces pressed their battle

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Iraq government hails Falluja 'success'
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
BAGHDAD: Guerrillas in Mosul have attacked the governor's office of Iraq's third city and there has been bloodshed elsewhere in the north as US forces wind

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Hungary's Withdrawal from Iraq Troubles Bulgaria
Sofia News Agency – Bulgaria
The decision of the Hungarian Parliament to withdraw its troops from Iraq might cause some problems for the Multinational division under Polish command.

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DNA tests to reveal if Iraq body is Hassan
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
The body was reported to have been flown out of Iraq for the DNA tests and British officials in Baghdad said they were urgently trying to discover its identity

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Thirteen killed in Iraq violence
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: US forces shelled rebel holdouts in Fallujah and 13 people were killed in deadly attacks elsewhere in Iraq, as a report by marine intelligence warned

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Blair, Chirac lock arms on Iraq's future
Expatica – Netherlands
LONDON, Nov 18 (AFP) – Britain and France sought to bury their differences over the Iraq war once and for all Thursday, as their leaders said they were united

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US 'exaggerated' foreign fighters in Iraq
Al-Jazeera – Qatar
Washington has exaggerated the number of foreign fighters in Iraq in order to justify the recent assault on Falluja, an official Syrian daily said on Thursday.

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Marine from Temple killed in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
TEMPLE – A Marine from Temple has been killed in Iraq, the Defense Department said today. Lance Cpl. Louis W. Qualls, 20, died Tuesday

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Bloody November In Iraq
CBS News – USA
AP) Increasing insurgent attacks and the US military's offensive to retake the rebel stronghold of Fallujah have made November one of Iraq's bloodiest months.

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Falluja Breaks the Back of Iraq Rebels – US General
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The ground offensive in Falluja led by US Marines has “broken the back of the insurgency” in Iraq, disrupting rebel operations across

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US exaggerated foreign fighter numbers in Iraq: Syrian press
Turkish Press – Turkey
DAMASCUS, Nov 18 (AFP) – Washington exaggerated numbers of foreign fighters in Iraq in order to justify the recent assault on Fallujah, an official Syrian

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5744,11431282%255E2702,00.html
Last Aussie aid group flees Iraq
The Australian – Australia
THE last Australian aid agency in Iraq has pulled out of the country because it is too dangerous. World Vision Australia will announce

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Deadly violence shakes Iraq as world condemns feared hostage
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Four people were killed in bomb attacks in Iraq and US forces shelled rebel holdouts in the restive city of Fallujah, as differences over Iraq moved

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Ambiguity and clarity in Iraq
OregonLive.com – Portland,OR,USA
incident need to be built on more than a videotape and they must take into account the ambiguities of the kind of war our soldiers are actually fighting in Iraq …

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Hungary trying to speed up withdrawal from Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Hungary will try to withdraw its troops from Iraq as soon as possible, the prime minister said Thursday.

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Iraq 'out of control' says Jordan
BBC News – London,England,UK
Jordan's Prince Hassan has warned that the situation in Iraq is “spinning out of control” and threatens the elections scheduled for January.

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Iraq body tested for Hassan DNA
BBC News – London,England,UK
The body is reported to have been flown out of Iraq to undergo DNA tests, the BBC's Caroline Hawley in Baghdad said. Mrs Hassan, who

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-of-Iraq-wars/2004/11/18/1100748142614.html

Chirac continues criticism of Iraq war
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
The US-led invasion of Iraq mobilised Islamic extremists and made the world more dangerous, French President Jacques Chirac said, keeping up his vocal

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At Least Three Killed In Separate Iraq Explosions
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By VOA News. At least three people have been killed in separate explosions in Iraq as US and Iraqi forces continue to battle insurgents.

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Deadly violence shakes Iraq
Mail & Guardian Online (subscription) – Johannesburg,South Africa
Four people were killed in bomb attacks in Iraq on Thursday and United States forces shelled rebel holdouts in the restive city of Fallujah, as differences

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Europe Sends Bush Double Warning on Iraq
Zaman Online – Istanbul,Turkey
Two significant European powers, Germany and France, have warned the US administration about the course of events in Iraq. French

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Iraq creditors seek to resolve rift over debt deal
Reuters – NY,USA
nations, which includes all the Group of Seven states, met for talks on Thursday aimed at narrowing a trans-Atlantic rift over how much of Iraq's $125 billion

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Hassan's fate shocks aid groups in Iraq
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
BAGHDAD — The apparent killing of Margaret Hassan by her kidnappers deepened the chill among aid agencies already fearful of operating in Iraq yesterday, as

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Clashes across Iraq kill 27
AZ Central.com – AZ,USA
blasted an American convoy north of Baghdad, and US troops battled insurgents west of the capital Wednesday as a wave of violence across Iraq's Sunni Muslim

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BNP Paribas US link to Iraq oil-for-food swindle
Expatica – Netherlands
Nov 17 (AFP) – France's BNP Paribas received hundreds of millions of dollars from the scandal-plagued UN Oil-for-Food programme in Iraq, apparently while

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French president: Iraq war incited terrorism
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
LONDON — The US-led invasion of Iraq mobilized Muslim extremists and made the world more dangerous, French President Jacques Chirac said Wednesday, keeping up

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Recent American deaths in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
As of yesterday, at least 1,206 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003. Below is

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Violence in Iraq
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
Democracy? How about some security, civility and humanity before the people of Iraq attempt to start running their own country.

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Blair and Chirac in bid to heal Iraq war wounds
This is London – London,England,UK
Relations between the two countries have been strained by divisions over the war in Iraq and the future of Europe. But Downing Street

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Week deadly for Hoosiers in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
Since Nov. 9, five Marines and soldiers with Indiana ties have died in Iraq. The latest two came Monday: 20-year-old Lance Cpl.

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White House praises British aid worker believed killed in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) The White House expressed sympathy Wednesday night for the family of Margaret Hassan, the British aid worker who was kidnapped in Iraq and is

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Bank lapses cited in Iraq oil program
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
The French bank that handled funds for the UN oil-for-food program in Iraq made tens of millions of dollars in fees and did not properly monitor transactions

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Suicide Bombing Kills Several in Northern Iraq City
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Already this November has been the second-deadliest month for US troops in Iraq since the war began. First, to one of today's major incidents in Iraq.

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2004/November/focusoniraq_November162.xml&section=focusoniraq

Reported murder of British hostage condemned amid continued Iraq …
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
BAGHDAD – The suspected murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan in Iraq was widely condemned here as a wave of unrest across Sunni Muslim hotspots killed

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27 killed in Iraq violence
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomber blasted an American convoy north of Baghdad as US troops battled insurgents west of the capital yesterday in a wave of violence

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British press raps Chirac for Iraq comments, eyes positive future
Khaleej Times – Dubai,United Arab Emirates
LONDON – British newspapers rapped French President Jacques Chirac on Thursday for reopening old wounds over Iraq on the eve of an official visit to Britain

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Dozens killed in Iraq unrest
Sify – Delhi,India
Baghdad: Dozens of people, many of them women and children, were killed or wounded in attacks across Iraq on Thursday amid reports that more than 60 Iraqi

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House panel questions role of French bank in Iraq oil-for-food
CBC News – Canada
The humanitarian program, begun in 1996, allowed Iraq to trade oil for goods to help Iraqis obtain food, medicine and other necessities that became scarce

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A Look at US Military Deaths in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
17, 2004, at least 1,213 members of the US military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

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After One Son Is Maimed in Iraq, Parents Seek Safer Duty for
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
17 – The parents of a Marine rifleman critically wounded in Falluja, Iraq, are invoking the military's “surviving sons” policy to ask for the transfer of the

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60 policemen kidnapped in western Iraq: 24 killed in bombing
Pakistan Dawn – Karachi,Pakistan
BAGHDAD, Nov 17: At least 24 people, many of them women and children, were killed and scores wounded in attacks across Iraq on Wednesday amid reports that more

ARAB-EUROPE LEADERS SLAM SUSPECTED KILLING OF IRAQ'S AID WORKER
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: The suspected murder of British aid worker Margaret Hassan in
Iraq was widely condemned yesterday. CARE Australia, the…
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27 killed in Iraq violence
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
BAGHDAD: A suicide car bomber blasted an American convoy north of Baghdad
as US troops battled insurgents west of the capital yesterday in a wave
of violence…
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IGNORING the Iraq-Al Qaeda War
Men's News Daily – Guerneville,CA,USA
by Chris Davis. Let's dispel two myths: The War in Iraq is the War on Terror,
and there are no insurgents in Iraq. Insurgency, as…
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CAR Bomber Attacks US Convoy in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide attacker drove his bomb-laden car into a
US convoy during fighting Wednesday in a northern town, where hospital
officials said…
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CHIRAC speaks out on differences over Iraq ahead of Blair meeting
Independent – London,England,UK
The war in Iraq has not made the world a safer place, Jacques Chirac, the
French President, declared last night on the eve of a visit to Britain
during which…
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Chirac speaks out on differences over Iraq ahead of Blair meeting
Independent – London,England,UK
The war in Iraq has not made the world a safer place, Jacques Chirac, the French President, declared last night on the eve of a visit to Britain during which

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041117-065150-3109r.htm
Iraq war topping $5.8 billion a month
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Nov. 17 (UPI) — The Pentagon is spending more than $5.8 billion a month on the war in Iraq, according to the military's top generals.

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Killing puts Iraq aid at risk
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
THE execution of Margaret Hassan has made it “almost impossible” for aid workers to stay in Iraq, the European Union said yesterday as fighting continued

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Suicide car bomber hits US convoy in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
Nine other people were also wounded in addition to three US soldiers. Beiji is the site of Iraq's largest oil refinery and a major power station.

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Car Bomber Attacks US Convoy in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide attacker drove his bomb-laden car into a US convoy during fighting Wednesday in a northern town, where hospital officials said

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Chirac Rips Iraq War Before Blair Meeting
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
LONDON – The US-led invasion of Iraq mobilized Islamic extremists and made the world more dangerous, French President Jacques Chirac said, keeping up his vocal

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BNP exec denies mishandling Iraq oil program funds
Reuters AlertNet – London,England,UK
WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) – BNP Paribas' North American head said on Wednesday the French bank did not mishandle funds from Iraq's UN oil-for-food program

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Dozens killed in Iraq unrest as 60 Iraqi police feared kidnapped
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Dozens of people, many of them women and children, were killed or wounded in attacks across Iraq Wednesday amid reports that more than 60 Iraqi policemen have

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Camp Pendleton announces deaths of seven Marines in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Marine Corps on Wednesday released the names of seven Camp Pendleton-based Marines, including two California men, who were killed in combat in Iraq this week.

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British military police deaths in Iraq 'could have been avoided'
Guardian – UK
Six military police officers killed in the biggest single loss of British life in Iraq were ill-equipped, unable to call for help, and their whereabouts were

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10205
NATO envoys approve Iraq military training plan
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
NATO allies on Wednesday approved detailed plans to send up to 300 military instructors backed by hundreds of guards and support staff to Iraq in an expansion

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Suicide Bombing Kills Several in Northern Iraq City
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Los Angeles Times. Already this November as been the second deadliest month for US troops in Iraq since the war began. At least

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Iraq CARE Director Hassan Feared Dead
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
The British-Iraqi woman was the CARE director in Iraq. And if, indeed, she is dead, she would be the first kidnapped woman known to be killed in Iraq.

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Suicide car bomber hits US convoy in Iraq
CBC News – Canada
Nine other people were also wounded in addition to three US soldiers. Beiji is the site of Iraq's largest oil refinery and a major power station.

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4621243,00.html
Car Bomber Attacks US Convoy in Iraq
Guardian – UK
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – A suicide attacker drove his bomb-laden car into a US convoy during fighting Wednesday in a northern town, where hospital officials said

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/10206333.htm
Chirac Rips Iraq War Before Blair Meeting
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
LONDON – The US-led invasion of Iraq mobilized Islamic extremists and made the world more dangerous, French President Jacques Chirac said, keeping up his vocal

www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1109895,00050004.htm
Dozens killed in Iraq unrest as 60 Iraqi police feared kidnapped
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,India
Dozens of people, many of them women and children, were killed or wounded in attacks across Iraq Wednesday amid reports that more than 60 Iraqi policemen have

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10206396.htm
Camp Pendleton announces deaths of seven Marines in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
Marine Corps on Wednesday released the names of seven Camp Pendleton-based Marines, including two California men, who were killed in combat in Iraq this week.

www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=10205
NATO envoys approve Iraq military training plan
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
NATO allies on Wednesday approved detailed plans to send up to 300 military instructors backed by hundreds of guards and support staff to Iraq in an expansion

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Suicide Bombing Kills Several in Northern Iraq City
NPR (audio) – Washington,D.C.,USA
Los Angeles Times. Already this November as been the second deadliest month for US troops in Iraq since the war began. At least

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UK rejects report of 100,000 Iraq civilian deaths
Daily Times – Pakistan
Foreign Secretary Jack Straw rejected on Wednesday estimates by US researchers that 100,000 Iraqi civilians had died as a result of the US-led invasion of Iraq …

  
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