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December 22 2004
 

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Attack in Iraq shows troops’ vulnerability
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq — American troops in Iraq must work around a wide range of vulnerabilities: soft-skinned tents instead of concrete buildings, a shortage

www.voanews.com/english/2004-12-22-voa62.cfm
France Welcomes Freed Iraq Hostages Home
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By Lisa Bryant. French reporters Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot returned to France Wednesday, after being held hostage in Iraq for 124 days.

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Iraq spoiling Bush plans
Times of India – Mumbai,India
WASHINGTON: The deadly attack on a US military base in northern Iraq on Tuesday scrambled the Bush administration’s hopes of showing progress toward stability

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Suicide bomber struck US base in Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – A top US general said the blast that killed 22 people in a US military mess hall in Iraq appeared to be a suicide bombing.

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France Welcomes Freed Iraq Hostages Home
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By Lisa Bryant. French reporters Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot returned to France Wednesday, after being held hostage in Iraq for 124 days.

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Iraq spoiling Bush plans
Times of India – Mumbai,India
WASHINGTON: The deadly attack on a US military base in northern Iraq on Tuesday scrambled the Bush administration’s hopes of showing progress toward stability

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Mosul, Iraq Curfew Imposed After Deadly Terror Attack (Update2)
Bloomberg – USA
Powell said the attack demonstrates ``that we have a difficult insurgency that we are fighting; that these individuals are determined to take Iraq back to the

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US: Suicide bomber probably caused Iraq blast
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
WASHINGTON (AP) — A suicide bomber was the likely cause of the explosion at a US base in Iraq that killed 22 people, the Pentagon’s top general said Wednesday

www.cbc.ca/cp/world/041222/w122244.html
2 freed French journalists arrive home from Iraq; no ransom paid
CBC News – Canada
PARIS (AP) – Two French journalists freed from captivity in Iraq arrived home Wednesday to a tearful welcome from their families, ending a four-month drama

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Update 2: 4 Halliburton Workers Die in Iraq Attack
Forbes – New York,NY,USA
Halliburton Co. lost four employees in the attack on a mess tent at a military base in Iraq, the Houston-based contractor said Wednesday.

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Victims in Iraq: Recent high school grad, Bath Iron Works
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
The two Maine soldiers killed in Iraq were a young mechanic from a small town who joined the Maine National Guard after high school and a father of two who

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Two freed French journalists arrive home from Iraq no ransom paid
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
PARIS (AP) Two French journalists freed from captivity in Iraq arrived home Wednesday to a tearful welcome from their families, ending a four-month drama that

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2 Pinoys injured in new Iraq attack
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
ripped through the mess tent of a large American military base in Mosul during lunch time on Tuesday, in one of the deadliest attacks on American forces in Iraq …

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France denies Iraq ransom payment
BBC News – London,England,UK
The French government says no ransom was paid for two hostages returning to France after a four-month captivity in Iraq. Prime Minister

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US troops hunt insurgents in Mosul after attack on Iraq base kills
Turkish Press – Turkey
MOSUL, Iraq (AFP) – The US military swept Mosul for insurgents after a brazen attack by Islamic militants on an army mess tent that killed 22 people, mostly

Google Alert for: Halliburton

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6 Bush Scandals To Come
LA Weekly – Los Angeles,CA,USA
I have just loved watching Antiques Roadshow and NOW With Bill Moyers.” Cheney’s office maintains that he has nothing to do with Halliburton’s underwriting

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News analysis: Iraq blast dims Bush’s hopes
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
WASHINGTON The attack on a US base in northern Iraq that killed or wounded nearly 100 people has scrambled the Bush administration’s hopes to show progress

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Toll of blast in Iraq include seven workers at defense contractor
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
lost four employees and three subcontractors in the attack at a military base in Iraq, a strike that could be the deadliest for the Houston-based contractor

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Iran closes Iraq border for security
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
22 (UPI) — Iran closed its border with Iraq Wednesday and banned its citizens from traveling to the war-torn country where the Shiites’ holiest shrines are.

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chronicle/archive/2004/12/22/EDG54AETFO1.DTL

Deadly day in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
JUST ONE day after President Bush used a White House news conference to reiterate his determination to stay the course in Iraq, his resolve was tested once

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France denies paying ransom to free hostages in Iraq
Xinhua – Beijing,China
Pierre Raffarin is understood to have told French lawmakers Wednesday that France paid no ransom for the release of two French journalists kidnapped in Iraq.

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over-UN-from-Iraq-oil-scandal/2004/12/22/1103391836581.html

Annan admits ‘shadow’ over UN from Iraq oil scandal
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
Secretary-General Kofi Annan says allegations of corruption in the UN’s oil-for-food program in Iraq had “cast a shadow” over the United Nations.

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-contractor-flees-Iraq/2004/12/22/1103391841769.html

First big US contractor flees Iraq
Sydney Morning Herald (subscription) – Sydney,New South Wales,Australia
A US company has become the first big contractor to pull out of Iraq because of worsening security as Americans reel from the deadliest attack on US forces in

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French journalists headed home from Iraq
Seattle Post Intelligencer – Seattle,WA,USA
PARIS — Two French journalists freed from captivity in Iraq headed home Wednesday, ending a drama that has gripped their country for four months and appears

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Blast at US Mess Tent in Iraq Kills 22
ABC News – USA
US soldiers tend to the wounded after an apparent insurgent mortar attack on a dining facility during lunchtime on FOB Marez in Mosul, Iraq on Tuesday, Dec.

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-hostages22dec22,1,4674095.story?coll=la-iraq-complete

French Journalists Freed After 4 Months of Captivity in Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
released two French journalists Tuesday after holding them for four months, bringing to a happy conclusion one of the longest hostage ordeals in Iraq since the

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Iraq threatens to consume Bush’s second term
Long Beach Press-Telegram – Long Beach,CA,USA
WASHINGTON — The deadly attack on a US military base in northern Iraq on Tuesday scrambled the Bush administration’s hopes to show progress toward stability

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Bloodbath at American dining hall in Iraq
Independent Online – South Africa
In the bloodiest previous single incident for US troops in Iraq, two Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul in November last year, killing 17 soldiers.

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Blair makes surprise trip to Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
BAGHDAD, IRAQ – Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain visited Baghdad under heavy security Tuesday, an unannounced trip that coincided with an attack on a US

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French Hostages in Iraq Freed After Four Months
Reuters – NY,USA
PARIS (Reuters) – Two French journalists were freed in Iraq Tuesday, ending a 4-month hostage ordeal at the hands of Islamic militants that had shocked France

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/123525/1/.html
New US prisoner abuse claims in Iraq, Guantanamo
Channel News Asia – Singapore
The American Civil Liberties Union, the country’s largest civil rights group, released documents on Guantanamo and the Iraq deaths after filing a lawsuit along

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middle_east_full_story.asp?service_id=6312

Annan admits Iraq oil scandal has
Aljazeera.com – London,UK
The UN launched the oil-for-food in Iraq during the period 1996 to 2003, under which it monitored the sale of Iraqi oil to ensure that revenues were used for

  
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