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December 2 2004
 

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Ukraine Lawmakers Call for Iraq Withdrawal
Guardian – UK
… AP) – The Ukrainian parliament appealed Friday to President Leonid Kuchma to withdraw the nation’s 1,600 soldiers from the US-led coalition in Iraq, a largely …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/10333421.htm
AP: Navy Probes New Iraq Prisoner Photos
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CORONADO, Calif. – The US military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that appear to show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=6993252
Ex-Halliburton Worker Sues Company for Iraq Wages
Reuters – NY,USA
… Corp worker sued the oilfield services company this week to recover overtime wages he said were illegally withheld from the company’s workers in Iraq. …

www.startribune.com/stories/587/5118292.html
Dayton says he’s found a way to go to Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
FARGO, ND — Earlier this week Sen. Mark Dayton fumed about being left off a Senate trip to Iraq, but on Friday said he’s found a way to get there. …

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Alabama Marine killed in Iraq laid to rest in inspiring tribute
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
… Bradley Michael Faircloth, awarded three Purple Hearts for his injuries and death on Thanksgiving Day in the dusty streets of Iraq, was laid to rest Friday …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041203-025840-5443r.htm
$2 billion spent on Iraq rebuild
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Dec. 3 (UPI) — Eighteen months after the end of major combat in Iraq, the United States has spent only $2 billion on civilian reconstruction. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/consumer_news/10333421.htm
AP: Navy Probes New Iraq Prisoner Photos
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
CORONADO, Calif. – The US military has launched a criminal investigation into photographs that appear to show Navy SEALs in Iraq sitting on hooded and …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=domesticNews&storyID=6993252
Ex-Halliburton Worker Sues Company for Iraq Wages
Reuters – NY,USA
… Corp worker sued the oilfield services company this week to recover overtime wages he said were illegally withheld from the company’s workers in Iraq. …

www.startribune.com/stories/587/5118292.html
Dayton says he’s found a way to go to Iraq
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
FARGO, ND — Earlier this week Sen. Mark Dayton fumed about being left off a Senate trip to Iraq, but on Friday said he’s found a way to get there. …

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1102106652230510.xml&storylist=alabamanews

Alabama Marine killed in Iraq laid to rest in inspiring tribute
AL.com – Birmingham,AL,USA
… Bradley Michael Faircloth, awarded three Purple Hearts for his injuries and death on Thanksgiving Day in the dusty streets of Iraq, was laid to rest Friday …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041203-025840-5443r.htm
$2 billion spent on Iraq rebuild
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Washington, DC, Dec. 3 (UPI) — Eighteen months after the end of major combat in Iraq, the United States has spent only $2 billion on civilian reconstruction. …

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US aims to boost electricity in Iraq
New Zealand Herald – Auckland,New Zealand
WASHINGTON – The United States hopes to boost the availability of electricity throughout Iraq to at least 18 hours a day by the end of next year from 11 to 15 …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/state/10332677.htm
Panhandle river searched for soldier on leave from Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
WEWAHITCHKA, Fla. – Searchers dragged a Panhandle river bottom Friday for a missing Florida National Guard soldier who disappeared while on leave from Iraq. …

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/
special_packages/iraq/10331604.htm

Senator Dayton finds a way to get to Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
FARGO, ND – Sen. Mark Dayton says he’s found a way to get to Iraq after all. … But the Minnesota Democrat says he’s found another way to get to Iraq. …

www.freep.com/news/statewire/sw108126_20041203.htm
Albania says Marine from Michigan killed in Iraq is an Albanian …
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s government on Friday declared that an emigrant who died fighting as a US Marine in Iraq is an Albanian martyr. Cpl. …

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US Aims to Boost Electricity in Iraq to 20 Hours
ABC News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States hopes to boost the availability of electricity throughout Iraq to at least 18 hours a day by the end of next year from …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6991410
US Airborne Troops Head for Iraq in Major Buildup
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The US military kicked off a buildup of forces in Iraq by 12,000 troops on Friday as 82nd Airborne Division soldiers began leaving Fort …

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Germany Says Thwarts Attack on Iraq PM, 3 Arrested
ABC News – USA
… terrorist activities,” it said. Ansar al-Islam is a militant group originating in Kurdish-held northern Iraq. Prosecutors have been …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041203-102814-8343r.htm
Bush, Iraq president hold talks
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
… the White House is set for Monday, the same day Bush is to meet with Jordanian King Abdullah, a key ally in the Middle East peace process and neighbor of Iraq. …

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US ups forces in Iraq for election
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD—Iraq’s president yesterday insisted elections should go ahead next month as planned and the United States said it would send thousands more soldiers …

www.philstar.com/philstar/News200412040404.htm
700 more Filipino workers leaving for Iraq this week
Philippine Star – Manila,Philippines
While the Philippine government is considering the pullout of embassy personnel from Iraq, 700 more overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) are readying to leave for …

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041203-111140-5325r.htm
Iraq vet’s home demolished by Chicago
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
3 (UPI) — Religious and community leaders are rallying behind an US Army nurse who served in Iraq whose brick bungalow was torn down by a demolition crew in …

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=6990721
US Airborne Troops Head for Iraq in Major Buildup
Reuters – NY,USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two battalions totaling 1,500 82nd Airborne Division troops will begin flying to Iraq from Fort Bragg, NC, on Friday, triggering a major …

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Germany Says Thwarts Attack on Iraq PM, 3 Arrested
Reuters – NY,USA
… The suspects would appear before a judge on Saturday. Ansar al-Islam is a militant group originating in Kurdish-held northern Iraq. …

www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/10331207.htm
Florida National Guard soldier from Orlando killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
… old Florida National Guard truck driver who became a soldier while still in high school has become the 58th service member from the state to be killed in Iraq. …

www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?ID=34589
Iraq, Turkey agree on curbing Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
ANKARA, Dec 2 (AFP) – Iraq and Turkey agree Turkish Kurd rebels should be stopped from using Iraqi territory for their activities, Iraqi Vice President Ibrahim …

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30 killed in attacks on Iraq police
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
… casualties. The attacks were the latest against Iraq’s police and security services, which have been targeted in recent weeks.

www.theaustralian.news.com.au/common/story_page/
0,5744,11582466%255E2703,00.html

Iraq elections ‘too important’ to delay
The Australian – Australia
… Bush said. He predicted Iraq’s elections would leave the world “amazed that a society has been transformed so quickly”. However, as …

www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/florida/orl-asecdavis
03120304dec03,0,5863843.story?coll=sfla-news-florida

Iraq accident kills Guard member who moved to Orlando
Sun-Sentinel.com – Fort Lauderdale,FL,USA
… On Thursday, the Department of Defense identified Davis as one of the latest casualties in the Iraq conflict. … He deployed to Iraq in June. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10329578.htm
Shiites rally to Iraq vote’s call, see chance to end Sunni rule
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… rewards terrorism.”. There still is plenty of terrorism in Iraq, and insurgents hold sway across much of the Sunni heartland. But …

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30 die in militant attacks in Iraq
Rediff – Mumbai,India
… personnel. Jordan-born militant Abu Musab Al Zarqawi’s Sunni rebel group, Al Qaida in Iraq, claimed responsibility for the attacks. …

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worldNews&storyID=632339&section=news

German arrest three as Iraq PM visits
Reuters – London,England,UK
… The two men were to give a joint news conference at 1.30 pm (1230 GMT). Ansar al-Islam is a militant group originating in Kurdish-held northern Iraq. …

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Ukraine parliament demands withdrawal of troops from Iraq
SierraTimes.com – USA
KIEV (AFP) – Ukraine’s parliament voted to demand the withdrawal of the 1,600 Ukrainian troops from Iraq , the Interfax news agency reported. …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10329565.htm
30 Killed in Pair of Major Attacks in Iraq
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Insurgents launched two major attacks Friday against a Shiite mosque and a police station in Baghdad, killing 30 people, including at least 16 …

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10329600.htm
Troops’ longer tours in Iraq harder on families stateside
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
… When the Pentagon announced this week that some 10,000 troops serving in Iraq would have their tours of duty extended for several months, there was a lot of …

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Zarqawi group claims new Iraq attacks
IAfrica South African News – Cape Town,South Africa
… people. The attacks ended a relative lull in Iraq’s capital since last month’s US-led assault on Fallujah, medics and officials said. …

www.boston.com/dailynews/338/world/Ukrainian_parliament_calls_on_:.shtml
Ukrainian parliament calls on president to withdraw peacekeepers …
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… Ukraine (AP) The Ukrainian parliament on Friday called on outgoing President Leonid Kuchma to withdraw the nation’s 1,600 peacekeepers from Iraq, where they …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041203085430.577xg22j.xml
US to boost Iraq forces as Rumsfeld admits underestimating …
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has acknowledged intelligence had failed to predict the strength of the insurgency in Iraq, as the United …

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Violence threatens to derail Iraq elections
Independent Online – South Africa
… The violence threatens to derail Iraq’s first democratic elections in decades, scheduled for January 30. The US military has acknowledged …

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1257757.htm
Car bomb, gunmen kill 26 in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
A car bomb has killed at least 14 people in the tense northern Baghdad neighbourhood of Aadhamiya. Aadhamiya is a mainly Sunni area …

www.freep.com/news/nw/iraq3e_20041203.htm
US senators see terror in Iraq firsthand
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Mortar fire struck a central Baghdad street and the city’s heavily fortified Green Zone on Thursday, and the US Embassy barred civilian …

www.indystar.com/articles/7/199287-1297-021.html
US sticks to election date despite uneasiness in Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
We are just two months away from the Jan. 30 election in Iraq, and many things remain unsettled. … In Iraq, concerns are different. …

www.freep.com/news/metro/soldier3e_20041203.htm
US MILITARY TOLL IN IRAQ: A nation’s pride, a family’s loss
Detroit Free Press – Detroit,MI,USA
… “Gone.”. November was the deadliest month for US troops in Iraq since the initial combat of the invasion. … Gentian had done one tour in Iraq already. …

www.nypost.com/news/worldnews/32360.htm
PREZ PUMPED FOR IRAQ VOTE
New York Post – New York,NY,USA
December 3, 2004 — WASHINGTON — President Bush yesterday said Iraq’s elections must be held on Jan. 30 as planned, and predicted …

www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0412020236
dec02,1,2515355.story?coll=chi-news-hed

US commits more GIs to Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
US military commanders Wednesday announced that they would increase the number of troops in Iraq to 150,000—the highest level since the March 2003 American …

www.turkishpress.com/world/news.asp?id=041202120934.j4w78kik.xml
US to boost Iraq troop numbers as Allawi heads to Europe
Turkish Press – Turkey
BAGHDAD (AFP) – The United States announced plans to increase its forces in Iraq to the highest level since the invasion, as Prime Minister Iyad Allawi headed …

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=
topNews&storyID=631585&section=news

Galloway wins libel case over Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
LONDON (Reuters) – MP George Galloway, one of the most outspoken critics of war in Iraq, has won a libel battle with the Daily Telegraph over its allegations …

www.profindpages.com/news/2004/12/02/MN566.htm
Kofi Annan attacked by US over Iraq – Calls to resign!
ProFindPages.com – Boston,Lincs,UK
… General, Kofi Annan, has been the target of US allegations concerning possible corruption in the “oil for food” program that was operated in Iraq before Saddam …

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/12/02/MNG80A52311.DTL
US to raise troop level in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
Washington — The Pentagon said Wednesday that it will boost the number of US troops in Iraq to about 150,000, the highest level since the US occupation began …

www.rte.ie/news/2004/1202/gallowayg.html
British MP Galloway wins libel case over Iraq
RTE Interactive – Ireland
… The case centred on a series of articles published last year that were based on discovery of documents in Iraq by a Daily Telegraph reporter.

  
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