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December 14 2004
 

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Iraq War Trials Set to Begin by Next Week
Moscow Times (subscription) – Moscow,Russia
BAGHDAD, Iraq — War crimes trials against Iraq’s former Baath Party leaders will begin next week, interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi said Tuesday.

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Bush Gives Top Civilian Honor to Iraq War Figures
Wired News – USA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Bush on Tuesday bestowed America’s highest civilian honor on three leading figures of the Iraq war, including the former

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/14/international/middleeast/14cnd-mili.html
US Cuts Risky Ground Convoys in Iraq by Expanding Airlifts
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
14 – The Air Force is sharply expanding its airlifts of equipment and supplies to bases inside Iraq to reduce the amount of military cargo normally hauled in

www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3129442a12,00.html
Watchdog cites more Halliburton failings in Iraq
Stuff.co.nz – New Zealand
Audits covering five work orders worth $US812 million ($NZ1.158 billion) made last year by Iraq’s US-led administration “highlight many shortcomings including

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Poland to cut troops in Iraq by 700
Japan Today – Tokyo,Japan
BERLIN — Poland will reduce its troops in Iraq by about 700 in February to 1,700, Defense Minister Jerzy Szmajdzinski said Tuesday.

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War-crimes trials to start in Iraq next week
The Globe and Mail (subscription) – Toronto,ON,Canada
them. Many of Iraq’s former Baath Party members have been in jail for more than a year, and few have been able to meet with counsel.

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Developments in Iraq
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
at least 13 at a Green Zone checkpoint in Baghdad, the second attack in two days near the same gate into the district that houses Iraq’s interim government and

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McCain attacks Rumsfeld on Iraq
BBC News – London,England,UK
The outspoken Republican Senator John McCain has said he has “no confidence” in Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld over his handling of the war in Iraq.

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Iraq’s Chalabi comes in from the cold
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
“This list is not about a theocracy or an Islamic Republic of Iraq. Under the postwar election system, Iraq will be treated as a single electoral district.

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Iraq Trials of Hussein’s Aides May Start Next Week, Allawi Says
Bloomberg – USA
14 (Bloomberg) — Iraq may begin war crimes trials for senior members of Saddam Hussein’s former regime as soon as next week, Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7091004
Top Sunni Party Among 79 Blocs to Contest Iraq Poll
Reuters – NY,USA
By Lin Noueihed and Omar Anwar. BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq’s main Sunni Muslim party, which had threatened to boycott Iraq’s first free election on Jan.

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Iraq war crimes trials to begin next week
CTV – Canada
BAGHDAD, Iraq — War crimes trials against the top figures in Saddam Hussein’s ousted regime will begin next week, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said

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UN struggles in Iraq as election looms
BBC News – London,England,UK
The interim Iraqi government and the United States have called on the United Nations to do more to help Iraq’s elections next month – but the UN says it is

www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,1280,-4672373,00.html
Iraq Security to Decide US Troop Levels
Guardian – UK
By PAUL GARWOOD. BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) – The United States will reverse troop increases in Iraq only when events allow after the country’s Jan.

washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20041214-054500-6751r.htm
British ambassador to Iraq admits errors
Washington Times – Washington,DC,USA
Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 14 (UPI) — British Ambassador to Iraq Edward Chaplin has admitted the coalition erred in dismantling Iraq’s…

www.iht.com/articles/2004/12/14/business/wto.html
Afghanistan and Iraq vie for WTO
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
GENEVA: The World Trade Organization has agreed to open membership talks with Iraq and Afghanistan, a move seen as central to rebuilding the two countries

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Iraq War Crimes Trials to Begin Next Week
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – War crimes trials against Iraq’s former Baath Party leaders will begin next week, interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi said Tuesday.

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Mock village helps GIs see Iraq reality
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
But now it is a desert transformed, as the Army seeks to quickly absorb the painful lessons learned from a different kind of war in Iraq.

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1265263.htm
Iraq election body says 79 blocs to enter poll
ABC Online – Australia
Seventy political parties, including a top Sunni Muslim group that had threatened to boycott Iraq’s January 30 election, have registered lists for the poll

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Fires rages near oil pipeline in northern Iraq, official says
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) Unknown assailants set off a fire near a vital oil pipeline in northern Iraq, raising concerns that the heat could damage the line, an

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/12/14/iraq/main660872.shtml
Deadly Anniversary In Iraq
CBS News – USA
(CBS/AP) The first anniversary of Saddam Hussein’s capture was marked by violence across Iraq, including a suicide car bombing that killed 13 people in Baghdad

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Iraq Election Body Says 79 Blocs to Enter Poll
Reuters – NY,USA
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Seventy political parties, including a top Sunni Muslim group that had threatened to boycott Iraq’s Jan. 30

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Blacklisted Russian’s planes tied to US contracts in Iraq
San Francisco Chronicle – San Francisco,CA,USA
cargo companies allegedly tied to a reputed Russian arms trafficker have received millions of dollars in federal funds from US contractors in Iraq, even though

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Ashford guardsman killed in Iraq
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A 21-year-old Connecticut Army National Guardsman from Ashford was killed Saturday while serving in Iraq, Maj. Gen.

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=7087277
Fourteen ‘Executed’ Bodies Found in Iraq’s Mosul
Reuters – NY,USA
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – The bodies of six young men, all shot in the head as if executed, were discovered in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul Tuesday, bringing

www.boston.com/dailynews/349/world/Iraq_s_security_will_determine:.shtml
Iraq’s security will determine US troop levels after elections
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) The United States will reverse troop increases in Iraq only when events allow after the country’s Jan. 30 elections, Gen.

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Two Marines, one soldier killed in Iraq
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
By The Associated Press. BAGHDAD, Iraq — Two Marines were killed in Iraq’s volatile Anbar province, the military said today. A

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Car bomb kills 13 in Iraq
Arizona Republic – Phoenix,AZ,USA
An al-Qaida-linked suicide bomber blew up his vehicle Monday near cars waiting to enter the Green Zone, home to the US Embassy and Iraq’s interim government

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Orlando construction manager killed in Iraq
Miami Herald (subscription) – Miami,FL,USA
– An Orlando builder who managed construction projects in Iraq has died after he and his boss were shot and killed outside Baghdad, officials said.

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Senator says more troops are needed in Iraq
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
John McCain said Monday that he has “no confidence” in Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, citing Rumsfeld’s handling of the war in Iraq and the failure to

www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2004-12-13-guard-deaths_x.htm
Army Guard now says its Iraq troops figure was inaccurate
USA Today – McLean,VA,USA
WASHINGTON — The Army National Guard said Monday it had given USA TODAY an inaccurate count of the total number of Guard troops in Iraq since the beginning

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-12/14/content_2332282.htm
Iraq requests for more UN election experts
Xinhua – Beijing,China
13 (Xinhuanet) — The Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations on Monday called on UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to send more experts to help with Iraq’s Jan.

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Japan Cabinet approves extra budget for extended Iraq mission
Xinhua – Beijing,China
14 (Xinhuanet) — The Japanese cabinet approved a 9.9 billion yen (95.2 million US dollars) budget Tuesday for the extended aid mission in Iraq of Japan’s Self

www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200412/s1264966.htm
Two more Marines killed in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
Two mortar rounds also landed in the frequently targeted Green Zone, which houses Iraq’s Interim Government and foreign embassies, including the US mission.

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Bomb kills 13 in Iraq
Gulf Daily News – Manama,Bahrain
An Al Qaeda-linked suicide bomber blew up his vehicle yesterday near cars waiting to enter the Green Zone, home to the US embassy and Iraq’s interim government

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Iraq readies for elections after bloody year
Sify – Delhi,India
Engulfed in a year of violence, rebellion and military campaigns, Iraq ends 2004 on the threshold of general elections, billed as a crucial step in the

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UK ambassador admits Iraq errors
BBC News – London,England,UK
Edward Chaplin was speaking after Iraq’s interim president said the United States and Britain made a huge mistake by dismantling the Iraqi army.

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Iraq developments
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
. Two US Marines were killed in action Monday in Iraq’s volatile western Anbar province, the military said, bringing the number of Marines reported killed in

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Two US marines killed in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
TWO US Marines were killed in Iraq’s Baghdad province, the marines said in a statement which gave no further details. The deaths

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/14/business/worldbusiness/14wto.html
WTO to Consider Iraq and Afghanistan
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
13 – The 148 member states of the World Trade Organization agreed Monday to start membership talks with Iraq and Afghanistan, in a move that could help rebuild

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Iraq seeks UN help for polls
NDTV.com – New Delhi,India
Iraq’s interim President demanded more help from the United Nations in the run-up to the country’s January 30 elections. He said

www.startribune.com/stories/462/5135541.html
New recruits, undeterred by Iraq war, sign up for Minnesota Guard
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
Adolphus Walker knows his life could be on the line if he is ever sent to Iraq, but the 31-year-old native of wartorn Liberia is willing to take that chance.

www.nytimes.com/2004/12/14/nyregion/14casualty.html
Sergeant Killed in Convoy on Way Home From Iraq
New York Times – New York,NY,USA
Cari Anne Gasiewicz called with the news that she would be home from Iraq in January, her parents said they would leave the Christmas tree up and the presents

www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/news/world/10407920.htm
Iraq’s insurgency continues at a fierce pace
Kansas City Star (subscription) – Kansas City,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – (KRT) – A suicide car bomber on Monday morning ripped into a checkpoint outside of the US stronghold in Baghdad, home of Iraq’s interim

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_14-12-2004_pg7_1
Anniversary of Saddam’s capture: 22 killed in Iraq violence
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: At least 22 people including nine US soldiers were killed and dozens were injured in violence across Iraq, signalling that coalition forces remain

thescotsman.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1426192004
‘Hitler figure’ could rise from Iraq’s instability
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Mr Yawar also criticised the US-led coalition for dismantling Iraq’s security services too soon after the war and accused neighbouring states of doing

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1264615.htm
Violence continues in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Iraq has ushered in the first anniversary of the capture of Saddam Hussein – tallying up more dead and injured. Overnight

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Some of Iraq’s high-profile detainees refused meals to demand ICRC
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) Eight of Saddam Hussein’s 11 top lieutenants went on hunger strikes over the weekend to demand visits in jail from the International

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‘Hitler figure’ could rise from Iraq’s instability
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
Mr Yawar also criticised the US-led coalition for dismantling Iraq’s security services too soon after the war and accused neighbouring states of doing

www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1264615.htm
Violence continues in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY EASTLEY: Iraq has ushered in the first anniversary of the capture of Saddam Hussein – tallying up more dead and injured. Overnight

www.voanews.com/english/2004-12-13-voa56.cfm
Iraq Urges UN to Boost Support for Elections
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
By Peter Heinlein. Iraq has appealed to the United Nations for more help in organizing next month’s elections. The appeal was laced

www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/special_packages/iraq/10408987.htm
List of Ohio casualties in Iraq
San Jose Mercury News (subscription) – San Jose,CA,USA
_ Army Pfc. Josh Ramsey, 19, of Defiance, was shot and killed while on patrol in Iraq. _ Army Pfc. Harrison J. Meyer, 20, of Worthington

  
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