Iraq News and Information Links June 29 2004
IRAQ rebels execute US Marine
Straits Times – Singapore
… to have been executed by his captors, and nine other people, including
six Iraqis, were killed yesterday as violence continued unabated in Iraq
despite the…
straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/topstories/story/0,4386,259019,00.html

DAWN Breaks On A Sovereign Iraq But Death And Explosions Remain
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
BAGHDAD (AFP) — Dawn broke over a sovereign Iraq Tuesday for the first
time since the US-led invasion last year but it was business as usual
for rebel forces…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=6/30/2004&Cat=4&Num=005

CIRCLES of self-interest hide the truth in Iraq
The Daily Star – Bangladesh
Some Iraqis say that the US came to Iraq like a “lion” and left like a
“mouse”. It demonstrates that that the most powerful military…
www.thedailystar.net/2004/06/30/d406301502101.htm

IRAQ: The Costs of War
Washington Post – USA
What has been the cost of the Iraq war? … “ outlines the casualties and
increased military spending by the US and other nations in the Iraq war
and occupation.…
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A12794-2004Jun28.html

DAY 1 in Iraq: Nine killed; Turkish hostages freed
Economic Times – New Delhi,India
BAGHDAD: Three US soldiers and six Iraqis were killed in violence on the
first day of business for Iraq‚s new government after it formally regained

economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/758823.cms

EXCHANGING chickens and eggs for history in post-transfer Iraq
Daily Star – Beirut,Lebanon
… much power from the US-led Coalition Provisional Authority to the interim
Iraqi government marks the possible start of a new era of hope that Iraq
may regain…
www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=5&article_id=5743

IRAQ to Get Legal Custody of Hussein
Moscow Times – Moscow,Russia
BAGHDAD, Iraq — The US military will transfer Saddam Hussein to Iraqi
legal custody, but not physical control, on Wednesday, two days after
Iraq formally…
www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/06/30/251.html

IRAQ'S first full day after restoration of sovereignty just…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) It was a pretty standard Baghdad day strong explosions
in the wee hours, a fatal roadside bombing and a fresh episode in the
grim drama of…
www.boston.com/dailynews/181/world/Iraq_s_first_full_day_after_re:.shtml

IRAQ'S new ambassador says Baathists are welcome in her country's…
Boston Globe – Boston,MA,USA
… 'It's very hard for me to say that,'' Rend al-Rahim Francke, who will
represent the newly sovereign Iraq in Washington, said at a news conference.

www.boston.com/dailynews/181/wash/Iraq_s_new_ambassador_says_Baa:.shtml

NATO pledges more peacekeepers for Afghanistan, promises to train…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
ISTANBUL : NATO leaders flew out of Istanbul after a summit where they
offered to help train Iraq's fledgling army and agreed to send more troops
to help…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92844/1/.html

IRAQ ENTERS DAY ONE OF SELF GOVERNANCE
KFDX-TV – Witchita Falls,TX,USA
It is the first full day of Iraq`s new government. There has been sporadic
violence but apparently no major attacks in response…
www.kfdx.com/news/default.asp?mode=shownews&id=5667

BREMER'S Exit from Iraq Ends Controversial Tenure
NPR (audio) – USA
Others have called him dictatorial. Bremer left the post of US administrator
in Iraq Monday, leaving behind a mixed record. Hear NPR's Deborah Amos.

npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3025032

IRAQ unrest unrelenting day after handover of power
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Several Iraqis and three US soldiers were killed on Iraq's first
full day as a sovereign nation, as the new government announced that it
was poised…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92849/1/.html

OIL Falls to 2-Month Low on Iraq Optimism
Reuters – USA
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Oil prices fell to their lowest in two months on Tuesday
as the handover of power in Iraq raised hopes for less sabotage and steadier

www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=businessNews&storyID=5545365

GET-OUT policy in Iraq
Spiked – London,UK
Yesterday Paul Bremer, the chief administrator of Iraq for the past 14
months, signed over political control of the country to the interim Iraqi
prime minister…
www.spiked-online.com/Articles/0000000CA5AF.htm

SUMMIT Wrapup – – Iraq , Afghanistan Are Subjects Of Alliance…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… This means NATO will undertake its first official mission in Iraq.
… The decision came against the backdrop of the surprise handover of
sovereignty in Iraq.…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/6536bcd8-3ecb-48d1-9872-cd49205f80c9.html

IRAQIS Say They Executed US Soldier in Iraq
Aljazeerah.info
Al Jazeera television broadcast a video tape on Monday showing what Iraqis
said was the execution of a US soldier captured in Iraq in April.…
www.aljazeerah.info/News%20archives/2004%20News%20archives/June/29%20n/Iraqis
%20Say%20They%20Executed%20US%20Soldier%20in%20Iraq.htm

IRAQ to Get Legal Custody of Hussein
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
Iraq's new interim government today said it will take “legal custody” of
former dictator Saddam Hussein on Wednesday and file charges against him
the next day…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-062904iraq_lat,1,3805953.story?coll=la-home-headlines

KURDS Want Autonomy, Respect from Rest of Iraq
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
Kurdish leaders in Iraq say they are still seeking guarantees from the
new interim government that it will uphold the right of Kurdish autonomy
in northern Iraq…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=60EEE059-919E-4A4E-87BD17966E4EB5C9

FRANCE says ready to restore diplomatic ties with Iraq
Xinhua – China
PARIS, June 29 (Xinhuanet) — France is ready to quickly restore its diplomatic
ties with Iraq, French Foreign Minister Michel Barnier announced on Tuesday.

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/30/content_1555211.htm

TURKEY Says Three Hostages Released in Iraq
Reuters – USA
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey said Tuesday that three Turkish hostages held
under threat of execution by an al Qaeda-linked militant group in Iraq
had been freed…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=5544119

ROADSIDE Bomb Kills Three US Marines In Iraq
NBC 17.com – Raleigh,NC,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — A roadside bomb rocked a military convoy insoutheast Baghdad
on Tuesday, killing three US Marines andwounding two others in the first
fatal…
www.nbc17.com/news/3472259/detail.html

EDITORIALS on Iraq sovereignty
Fort Wayne News Sentinel – Fort Wayne,IN,USA
For short-term political reasons, the Bush administration has raised US
expectations far too high on Iraq. As the new interim government…
www.fortwayne.com/mld/newssentinel/news/editorial/9039220.htm

HANDOVER heralds Iraq's new future
10 Downing Street (press release) – UK
The Prime Minister has called the handover of sovereignty in Iraq an 'important
staging post on the journey of the people of Iraq towards a new future'.

www.number-10.gov.uk/output/Page6037.asp

IRAQ plans to take control of Saddam
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Taking a firm hold of the reins of power in Iraq, Prime Minister Iyad Allawi
said Tuesday that his government would take over legal custody of Saddam
Hussein…
www.iht.com/articles/527231.htm

WASHINGTON‚S New Gambit in Iraq
Tehran Times – Tehran,Iran
The sudden and speedy transfer of power from the US non-military administrator
to Iraq‚s interim government took place in Baghdad on Monday.…
www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=6/30/2004&Cat=14&Num=001

INT'L community welcomes power handover in Iraq
PakTribune.com – Pakistan
BEIJING, June 30 (Online): The international community has welcomed the
early transfer of power in Iraq and pledged more support to the interim
Iraqi…
www.paktribune.com/news/index.php?id=69120

WORLD Bank says recognizes Iraq interim government
Reuters – USA
WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) – The World Bank said on Tuesday said it
recognized Iraq's new interim government as legitimate, opening the way
for loans to…
www.reuters.com/financeNewsArticle.jhtml?type=bondsNews&storyID=5546414

SADDAM to Be Handed to Iraq Tomorrow, Allawi Says (Update4)
Bloomberg – USA
June 29 (Bloomberg) — Iraq's new government said it will get legal custody
of deposed dictator Saddam Hussein from the US tomorrow as the leadership
begins to…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000102&sid=awsz72ZOMjpw&refer=uk

FIGHTING continues despite declaration of Iraq sovereignty; 3 US…
CJAD – Canada
… Iraqi militants shot to death an American soldier they had held hostage
for three months, saying the killing was punishment for US policy in Iraq
and to avenge…
www3.cjad.com/content/cp_article.asp?id=/global_feeds/canadianpress/worldnews/w062921A.htm

IRAQ Gains Sovereignty Ahead Of Deadline , And Serbia's New…
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
A review of press commentary and analysis today finds much discussion of
yesterday's surprise handover of sovereignty to Iraq, two days before
the scheduled…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/6/F1CD2C0E-269A-4509-A6A9-BE26B8FB7314.html

POLL: Bush, Kerry Even Despite Iraq Woes
ABC News – USA
… Democrat John Kerry on leadership skills and battling terrorism are
keeping the presidential race close despite widespread concerns about
Iraq, a bipartisan…
abcnews.go.com/wire/Politics/ap20040629_536.html

LIB letter opposes Iraq war
Melbourne Herald Sun – Melbourne,Victoria,Australia
A SENIOR Liberal MP has broken ranks with Prime Minister John Howard over
war with Iraq. Prominent moderate and former minister…
www.heraldsun.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,5478,9994836%255E662,00.html

NINE killed on first day of Iraq government, Turkish hostages…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Three US soldiers and six Iraqis were killed in violence on the
first day of business for Iraq's new government after it formally regained

www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92795/1/.html

BUSH: NATO agreement on Iraq a 'crucial success'
Middle East Online – UK
NATO's agreement to train the new Iraq army is formally endorsed by leaders
of 26 members of alliance. ISTANBUL – NATO's agreement…
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=10467

IRAQ-AFGHANISTAN Leave Mark on NATO Summit
Zaman – Turkey
Leaders from member countries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization
(NATO) rendered crucial decisions on the Iraq, Afghanistan, and Middle
East issues…
www.zaman.com/?bl=international&alt=&trh=20040629&hn=9938

IRAQ captors 'free Turk hostages'
BBC News – London,England,UK
Three Turkish men kidnapped by militants in Iraq last week have been released,
Turkish officials say. Their captors, led by Jordanian…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3850025.stm

NEW day for sovereign Iraq, Turkish hostages released, unrest…
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq awoke as a sovereign nation for the first time since last
year's US-led invasion despite a heavy foreign troop presence, as at least
five people…
<www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92777/1/.html

NATO ‚ s Course In Iraq
Turkish Press – Turkey
BY NURAY BASARAN. AKSAM- The interim government set to take over Iraq on
June 30 came early; it took power yesterday unexpectedly for security
reasons.…
www.turkishpress.com/turkishpress/news.asp?ID=21810

SUMMIT Agrees Training Program For Iraq
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
… Sidestepping a potentially damaging dispute on whether training missions
should take place inside or outside Iraq, the summit issued a vaguely
worded…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/f37b899d-d5da-4c49-acb1-c93d02523d44.html

US transfers power to Iraq
Chicago Tribune (subscription) – Chicago,IL,USA
… fueling wary hopes for peace. The US and its allies retain control
over about 160,000 foreign troops in Iraq. But in a secretive…
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0406290219jun29,1,4144608.story?coll=chi-news-hed

EUROPEAN Press Review: Iraq's Fragile Sovereignty
Deutsche Welle – Germany
European editorialists on Tuesday weighed in on the handover of sovereignty
to Iraq by the US-led administration in Baghdad. Britain…
www.dw-world.de/english/0,3367,7549_A_1249659_1_A,00.html

BLAST kills US marines in Iraq
swissinfo – Switzerland
… companies to stop dealing with US forces in Iraq. … of US policy
in Iraq and in revenge for what it described as their martyrs in Iraq,
Saudi Arabia and Algeria.…
www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissinfo.html?siteSect=143&sid=5045940

TURKEY says three hostages released in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey says three Turkish hostages held under threat
of execution by an al Qaeda-linked militant group in Iraq have been freed.

www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=537797&section=news

IRAQ: Al-Zarqawi group frees three Turkish hostages '\'for the…
Albawaba Middle East News – Amman,Middle East
Three Turkish workers held hostage in Iraq have been freed, according to
a Turkish Foreign Ministry official. Their kidnappers had…
www.albawaba.com/news/index.php3?sid=279953&lang=e&dir=news

BLAST kills US marines in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Reuters) – A roadside bomb blast has killed an unknown number of US
marines in Baghdad in the first reported fatal attack on US forces in
Iraq since the formal…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=537810&section=news

CRUDE Oil Falls to Nine – Week Low as Iraq Handover Eases…
Bloomberg – USA
June 29 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures fell to a nine-week low in London
on indications supplies from OPEC are growing as Iraq takes control of
its oil…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000086&sid=axdx4r_RS8aw&refer=latin_america

DETAILS scarce in NATO's pledge to train Iraq security
Salt Lake Tribune – Salt Lake City,UT,USA
ISTANBUL, Turkey — NATO leaders agreed Monday to help rebuild Iraq's beleaguered
security forces just hours after the US-led occupation turned sovereignty

www.sltrib.com/2004/Jun/06292004/nation_w/179733.asp

KIDNAPPERS in Iraq Free Three Turkish Hostages, Al-Jazeera Says
Bloomberg – USA
June 29 (Bloomberg) — Three Turkish hostages in Iraq were freed today
by a group that had threatened to kill them within 72 hours of their capture,
al-Jazeera…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=au_AstS3vOqc&refer=europe

3 Turkish hostages freed in Iraq
CNN – USA
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Three Turkish citizens held hostage in Iraq have been
freed, according to a Turkish Foreign Ministry official.…
www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/29/iraq.turkey/

US hands Iraq early sovereignty
Chicago Sun Times – Chicago,IL,USA
BY ROBERT H. REID. BAGHDAD, Iraq — Gunfire didn't echo through Baghdad's
neighborhoods, as it does often when the time for celebration comes.…
www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-iraq29.html

BACKGROUNDER: Iraq's new armed forces
Xinhua – China
According to the Transitional Administrative Law, or the interim constitution
signed by the Iraqi Governing Council in March this year, Iraq's security
will be…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/29/content_1554694.htm

A new day for sovereign Iraq, but violence remains
Channel News Asia – Singapore
BAGHDAD : Iraq awoke as a sovereign nation Tuesday for the first time since
last year's US-led invasion, but a new US embassy is already open underlining
the…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_world/view/92749/1/.html

IRAQ'S new governors
The Globe and Mail – Canada
Even as US President George W. Bush continues gamely to insist that things
are looking up in Iraq, polls show that fewer and fewer Americans believe
him.…
www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/ArticleNews/TPStory/LAC/20040629/EIRAQ29/TPComment/Editorials

BUSH, Blair Welcome Iraq Changeover, Urge NATO Aid
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair welcome
the early transfer of sovereignty in Iraq. The two leaders…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3022439

IRAQ begins 'major task' of transformation
CNN International – USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq has entered its first full day under the leadership
of a newly sovereign interim government, beginning a transformation that
its…
edition.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/meast/06/29/iraq.handover/

IRAQ becomes Bush campaign lynchpin
BBC News – London,England,UK
All will undoubtedly play some role in how November's presidential election
turns out, but arguably the man who will trump them all is Iraq's Prime
Minister…
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3848889.stm

MILITANTS in Iraq kill US soldier, take two more Turks hostage
EastDay.com – Shanghai,China
Anti-US militants in Iraq have killed an American soldier because the Bush
administration failed to change its policy in Iraq, the Al-Jazeera television

english.eastday.com/epublish/gb/paper1/1315/class000100003/hwz200777.htm

US Soldier Reported Executed After Iraq Handover
Radio Free Europe – Prague,Czech Republic
29 June 2004 — Militants in Iraq claim to have shot dead a US soldier
who was abducted near Baghdad in April. Al-Jazeera television…
www.rferl.org/featuresarticle/2004/06/de780fca-f565-4928-8b7b-e4e54beb07df.html

A new day for Iraq, but violence remains
Independent Online – South Africa
Baghdad – Iraq awoke as a sovereign nation on Tuesday for the first time
since last year's invasion, but a new United States embassy is already
open…
www.iol.co.za/index.php?sf=2813&art_id=qw1088493301244B262&click_id=2813&set_id=1

PALACE: No pull-out of RP troops in Iraq
ABS CBN News – Quezon City,Philippines
… was sticking to its decision not to bring home to the country the 51-man
Filipino contingent of soldiers, policemen and medical workers in Iraq
despite calls…
www.abs-cbnnews.com/FlashNewsStory.aspx?FlashOID=18305

STRAW upbeat despite Iraq mistakes
BBC News – London,England,UK
Mistakes were made in the run-up to the power transfer in Iraq but the
country will look very different by the end of next year, says the foreign
secretary.…
<news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/3849087.stm>

MILITANTS say US soldier executed in Iraq
Reuters – London,England,UK
… Kidnap groups have also threatened to kill a US Marine, three Turks
and a Pakistani seized in Iraq this month. The captors of the…
www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=537639&section=news

AMERICA , Britain Vow To Back Iraq’s New Govt .
IndoLink – San Ramon,CA,USA
Washington/Baghdad, June 29 (NNN) : The United States and Britain have
pledged to back Iraq's new government and pursue militants responsible
for violence…
www.indolink.com/displayArticleS.php?id=062804094730

IRAQ, Bosnia dominate NATO summit
Pacific Stars and Stripes – Naha,Japan
… resolve. After a year of diplomatic strains over the war in Iraq, NATO
declared it was not only alive, but ready to kick. “In…
www.estripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=23029

REBUILDING now belongs to newly sovereign Iraq
Lexington Herald Leader – Lexington,KY,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – The news caught everyone by surprise. But for once in Iraq,
it was pleasant news. Four hundred and sixty-seven days…
www.kentucky.com/mld/heraldleader/news/9036365.htm

DAY 1 , a new Iraq emerges
Seattle Times – Seattle,WA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq “Within five hours of returning limited sovereignty to
an interim Iraq regime, the only Americans left in the marble-floored
government nerve…
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2001967821_firstday29.html

BUT the job in Iraq is far from done
Newsday – Long Island,NY,USA
… And it was timed to dominate the news just as Western leaders are meeting
at a NATO summit in Istanbul to pledge some form of help for Iraq.…
www.newsday.com/news/opinion/ny-vpirq293872174jun29,0,617393.story?coll=ny-editorials-headlines

AMERICA'S role unclear in newly sovereign Iraq
Indianapolis Star – Indianapolis,IN,USA
By Steven R. Weisman. Iraq was officially made sovereign on Monday, but
how sovereign is still in dispute. Iraq will have all the…
www.indystar.com/articles/8/158615-7598-010.html

IRAQ is free – ‘let freedom reign’
Arab Times – Middle East
… out of the country. John Negroponte, who will be US ambassador to Iraq,
arrived in Baghdad a few hours later. The low-key handover…
www.arabtimesonline.com/arabtimes/world/Viewdet.asp?ID=2807&cat=a

CRUDE Oil Falls to Two-Month Low After Iraq Political Handover
Bloomberg – USA
June 29 (Bloomberg) — Crude oil futures in New York fell to a two-month
low after the US-led coalition authority handed sovereignty to Iraq two
days ahead of…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000100&sid=a0zWA6HQmptA&refer=germany

KERRY repeats pitch on Iraq security
Houston Chronicle – Houston,TX,USA
… John Kerry said Monday that success in the transfer of power in Iraq
depended on adequate security, and again called on President Bush to persuade
more…
www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/nation/2652126

US occupation officially ends in Iraq
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch – St. Louis,MO,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq's new leaders reclaimed their nation two days early,
accepting limited power Monday from US occupiers, who wished them prosperity
and…
www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/stories.nsf/News/World/4737331D2421D3458625
6EC2001BEE89?OpenDocument&Headline=U.S.+occupation+officially+ends+in+Iraq

NATO to help train Iraq military
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription) – Minneapolis,MN,USA
ISTANBUL, TURKEY — NATO countries set aside their objections and agreed
Monday to provide emergency military training for the interim government
of Iraq.…
www.startribune.com/stories/484/4851497.html

US Hands Over Reins of Power to Iraq
Los Angeles Times (subscription) – Los Angeles,CA,USA
BAGHDAD, Iraq — An interim Iraqi government took power Monday following
a furtive ceremony meant to pre-empt insurgent attacks against the handover.

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/iraq/la-fg-sovereign29jun29,1,6857481.story?coll=la-home-headlines

IRAQ Videotape Seems to Show Killing of a GI
New York Times – USA
… channel broadcast a videotape on Monday that it said showed the execution
of a captured American soldier, but United States military spokesmen in
Iraq and at…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/29/politics/29MARI.html?ex=1089086400&en=3a4c3c293a808b89&ei=5062

NEWS analysis: Iraq's future uncertain after handover
People's Daily – China
… The handover, although a significant step towards Iraq's political
reconstruction, is unlikely to eradicate the roots of violence and anti-American
sentiments…
english.peopledaily.com.cn/200406/29/eng20040629_147903.html

INT'L community welcomes power handover in Iraq
Xinhua – China
BEIJING, June 29 (Xinhuanet) — The international community on Monday welcomed
the early transfer of power in Iraq and pledged more support to the interim

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/29/content_1553693.htm

HISTORIC day for 'sovereign' Iraq
Toronto Star – Toronto,Ontario,Canada
BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraq's new leaders reclaimed their nation two days early,
accepting limited power today from US occupiers, who wished them prosperity
and handed…
www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=
Article&cid=1088418474861&call_pageid=968256289824&col=968705899037

AT NATO Summit, Bush Lauds Early Iraq Power Shift
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with NPR's Alex Chadwick about reaction
to the early transfer of sovereignty in Iraq. Gonyea…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3021826

BUSH, Blair Gains From Iraq Political Handover May Be Temporary
Bloomberg – USA
Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair may gain only a fleeting benefit
from yesterday's handover of power to a transitional government in Iraq,
unless it…
quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000085&sid=aDAtNVWVIZpE&refer=europe

FRESH Starts: One for Iraq, One for Bush
New York Times – USA
… mission is far from accomplished. The transfer represents yet another
new start for Mr. Bush in Iraq. It is the president's last…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/29/politics/29ASSE.html?ex=1089086400&en=7e8751ced944a4e9&ei=5062

MILITANTS in Iraq kill US soldier
Xinhua – China
Al Jazeera television aired the video tape June 28, 2004 showing what militants
said was the execution of a US soldier captured in Iraq in April.…
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/29/content_1553300.htm

WHO Lost Iraq?
New York Times – USA
The formal occupation of Iraq came to an ignominious end yesterday, with
a furtive ceremony, held two days early to foil insurgent attacks, and
a swift…
www.nytimes.com/2004/06/29/opinion/29KRUG.html?ex=1089086400&en=dd72e1863c178b5b&ei=5062

BUSH administration still under pressure after Iraq handover
Channel News Asia – Singapore
… The occupation has ended, US administrator Paul Bremer has left and
Iraq is now a sovereign country – albeit with major US influence.…
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/americas/view/92673/1/.html

HISTORY is made two days early in Iraq
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The moment which saw Iraq regain its own sovereignty had passed unnoticed
until the country‚s new foreign minister blurted out the news.…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=741632004

IRAQ Handover
NPR (audio) – USA
Description: The American administration of Iraq is over. … Join NPR's
Neal Conan and guests for a look at security and governance in Iraq.…
npr.streamsage.com/google/programlist/feature.php?wfid=3022059

IRAQ takes leap in the dark to democracy
The Scotsman – Edinburgh,Scotland,UK
The handover of sovereignty is a milestone in the liberation of Iraq–
but the mission remains in peril, and it is not at all clear that it will
succeed.…
news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=742942004

IRAQ is sovereign
Telegraph.co.uk – London,England,UK
President George W Bush and Tony Blair gave warning last night of a major
military crackdown in Iraq after they startled the world by handing over
sovereignty…
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/06/29/wirq29.xml&sSheet=/portal/2004/06/29/ixportaltop.html

MARINE taken hostage in Iraq
News 9 San Antonio – San Antonio,TX,USA
A videotape shown on Arab TV features a man believed to be Cpl. Wassef
Ali Hassoun, a Muslim marine of Middle Eastern origin. Iraqis…
news9sanantonio.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=13061

US hands over power in Iraq
ABC Online – Australia
TONY JONES: Well, to discuss today's events in Iraq and the broader implications
for the Middle East we're joined now by American foreign policy expert
Daniel…
www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2004/s1142399.htm

SHOWTIME in Iraq
USA Today – USA
… His message, not theirs, set the tone for the battle for legitimacy,
which is the key to determining which direction Iraq heads.…
www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2004-06-28-edtwo_x.htm

BLOODY new dawn breaks in Iraq
NEWS.com.au – Australia
By staff writers and correspondents in Baghdad. INSURGENTS in Iraq have
reportedly murdered an American soldier who had been held hostage since
April.…
www.news.com.au/common/story_page/0,4057,9987249%255E401,00.html

IRAQ: Sovereignty Comes Early
CBS News – USA
… We feel we are capable of controlling the security situation.”. Coalition
sources say Bremer left Iraq immediately after the ceremony.…
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/06/28/iraq/main626412.shtml

BUSH announces Iraq handover; troops will remain indefinitely
San Diego Union Tribune – San Diego,CA,USA
… see.”. But he said American troops will remain “as long as the stability
of Iraq requires” and warned of “much hard work ahead.”.…
www.signonsandiego.com/news/world/iraq/20040628-1425-cnsbush.html

INSURGENTS threaten to kill US Marine as Iraq begins self-rule
IrishExaminer.com (subscription) – Ireland
… The group first surfaced in an August 12 statement claiming the US
was hiding its casualty tolls in Iraq to help US President George W Bush's
election chances.…
www.examiner.ie/pport/web/world/Full_Story/did-sgN51BLQXK49IsgDQQ5wn3uAIg.asp

IRAQ seeks own course to heal wounds of occupation
Daily Times – Pakistan
BAGHDAD: Iraq‚s interim government, which assumed sovereignty on Monday,
promises a bold strategy of toughness and reconciliation to halt bloodshed
and heal…
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=story_29-6-2004_pg4_6

ANALYSTS: Security Concerns Don't End With Iraq Handover
Voice of America – Washington,DC,USA
The early Monday morning handover of power in Iraq surprised the world.
… Militants trying to derail Iraq's transition are targeting anyone
connected to it.…
www.voanews.com/article.cfm?objectID=25BDB4AD-E1D8-4299-8D7D53AEF0A83F21

MILITANTS Say They Executed US Soldier in Iraq
Reuters – USA
CAIRO (Reuters) – Al Jazeera television broadcast a video tape on Monday
showing what militants said was the execution of a US soldier captured
in Iraq in April…
www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&storyID=5534836

OIL prices slip on new Iraq exports
International Herald Tribune – Paris,France
Oil prices dropped sharply Monday as Iraq increased exports after mending
sabotaged pipelines and as extra supplies from other OPEC members reassured

www.iht.com/articles/527052.htm

  
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