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Wednesday  October 15, 2003

Iraq's former information minister says desertion behind fall of the regime - 10/15/03 10:21 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Iraq's former information minister on Wednesday said the main reason the Iraqi army collapsed so quickly during the U.S. invasion was widespread confusion after American troops captured the Baghdad airport.
U.S. picks up support for Iraq resolution but delays vote for French, Russian and Germans - 10/15/03 9:24 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States picked up important support from China and Pakistan for its new Iraq resolution late Wednesday, and U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell predicted "a successful vote."
Senators crafting bipartisan challenge to Bush on Iraq loans - 10/15/03 8:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A handful of Democratic and Republican senators defied President Bush Wednesday and neared agreement on an amendment to make part of a $20.3 billion Iraqi aid plan a loan.
France, Russia and China call on U.S. to agree to speedy hand-over of power to Iraqis - 10/15/03 6:27 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- France, Russia and China called on the United States to reverse itself Wednesday and agree to a speedy hand-over of power to Iraqis, as the United States launched a final round of diplomacy seeking broad support for its new Iraq resolution.
Pentagon officials say they are preparing to confront radical Iraqi cleric - 10/15/03 5:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S.-led authorities in Iraq are preparing to confront -- and perhaps arrest -- a militant Shiite Muslim cleric whose militia has battled both American troops and moderate Shiites in recent days, Pentagon officials said Wednesday.
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 10/15/03 4:21 PM
As of Wednesday, Oct. 15, 332 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Six months on, 12 million Iraqis believed out of work, `our biggest problem' - 10/15/03 3:48 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They line up by the hundreds, in the morning heat, on the slim hope of a job. Others wait -- and wait -- in a downtown square for a chance at a day's backbreaking construction work, and $2. Across town, one jobless engineer serves tea for pennies from a sidewalk table. Luckier Iraqis ...
In tense Baghdad, behind U.S. tanks, Iraqis trade in old money for new as insurgency simmers - 10/15/03 3:18 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Behind a shield of American armor, Iraqis began trading in their old money Wednesday, exchanging dinar notes bearing pictures of Saddam Hussein for new bills the U.S. occupation authorities hope will become the currency of a revived economy.
U.S. charges father, son with dealing arms illegally to Iraq - 10/15/03 3:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A father and son from California have been arrested and charged with brokering an illegal arms deal that provided Iraq with armored patrol boats shortly before the U.S.-led war that ousted Saddam Hussein, federal officials said Wednesday.
Restoring 'Garden of Eden' a priority for Bush but not lawmakers - 10/15/03 3:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Restoring an area that is said to have been the biblical Garden of Eden, marshlands that Saddam Hussein turned into an arid salt bed in his purge of Shiite Muslims, was one of President Bush's priorities when he asked Congress for $20.3 billion to help rebuild Iraq.
Iran-Contra figure re-emerges as middleman for Iraq information to U.S. government - 10/15/03 2:54 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A central figure in the Iran-Contra affair of the 1980s has passed allegations to the Bush administration that $150 million in enriched uranium was smuggled from Iraq into Iran five years ago and some may remain hidden in Iraq.
U.S. troops kill, capture hostile forces along Syrian-Iraqi border - 10/15/03 2:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops killed or captured a "small number" of fighters along the Iraqi-Syrian border after a U.S. helicopter was attacked from the ground, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
U.S. calls for vote on Iraq resolution despite timetable dispute with France, Germany and Russia - 10/15/03 2:31 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States predicted that the Security Council will approve a new Iraq resolution despite its rejection of a key demand by France, Russia and Germany to add a timetable for the transfer of power to Iraqis.
Bipartisan senators seek compromise on Iraqi loans - 10/15/03 1:43 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Moderate senators of both parties worked on a consensus amendment Wednesday that would make some aid to Iraq a loan as lawmakers continued their challenge to President Bush.
Six months on, 12 million Iraqis believed out of work, `our biggest problem' - 10/15/03 1:41 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- They line up by the hundreds, in the morning heat, on the slim hope of a job. Others wait -- and wait -- in a downtown square for a chance at a day's backbreaking construction work, and $2. Across town, one jobless engineer serves tea for pennies from a sidewalk table. Luckier Iraqis ...
Behind U.S. tanks, tense Iraqis trade in old dinars for new bills - 10/15/03 12:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Behind a shield of American armor, Iraqis began trading in their old money Wednesday, exchanging dinar notes bearing pictures of Saddam Hussein for new bills that U.S. occupation authorities hope will become the currency of a revived economy.
Japan answers US call for aid in Iraq, chips in US$1.5 billion for reconstruction - 10/15/03 11:27 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan answered Washington's call for help in Iraq on Wednesday, pledging $1.5 billion in reconstruction aid next year and more down the line despite economic woes at home.
Iraqi Governing Council: elections next year, foreign troops can't help security - 10/15/03 9:50 AM
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) -- The head of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council said Wednesday his country will "definitely" hold elections next year and that security won't be improved by bringing in more foreign troops.
Iraqis exchange their `Saddams' for new currency - 10/15/03 9:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqis began drawing their new currency from banks across the country Wednesday, exchanging their "Saddams," old banknotes bearing the fugitive dictator's portrait, for a series with historical themes similar to dinar bills of two decades ago.
Iraq to hold elections by 2004, president of Governing Council says - 10/15/03 7:27 AM
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) -- The president of the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council said Wednesday his country will "definitely" hold elections in 2004.
U.S. calls for vote on Iraq resolution despite timetable dispute with France, Germany and Russia - 10/15/03 5:35 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States predicted that the Security Council will approve a new Iraq resolution despite its rejection of a key demand by France, Russia and Germany to add a timetable for the transfer of power to Iraqis.
Cleric's idealistic notion of a self-styled government belied by violence - 10/15/03 5:03 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- It sounds almost utopian -- a government of "freedom and dignity" elected by the people and representing every religious and ethnic group in Iraq.
Japan announces it will contribute $1.5 billion for Iraqi reconstruction next year - 10/15/03 4:08 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Ahead of a visit by President Bush, Japan announced Wednesday it will contribute $1.5 billion next year for the reconstruction of Iraq.
GOP defeats first effort to make Iraqi aid a loan - 10/15/03 3:32 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans have fended off the first effort to convert President Bush's proposed aid package for Iraq into loans, but tougher battles on the issue remain.
Japan to contribute $1.5 billion to Iraqi reconstruction - 10/15/03 3:30 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Ahead of a visit by President Bush, Japan announced Wednesday it will contribute $1.5 billion next year for the reconstruction of Iraq.
Japan-Iraq - 10/15/03 3:22 AM
"Iraqi reconstruction is extremely important issue for the entire international community," Fukuda told a news conference.
Democratic presidential candidates split on Iraq reconstruction vote - 10/15/03 3:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After enduring months of criticism from anti-war forces in their party, the Democratic presidential candidates who supported military strikes against Iraq face another tough vote on President Bush's postwar plan for the Persian Gulf nation.
American successes, failures: Assessment depends on who you ask - 10/15/03 1:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The American occupation force has the lights burning at prewar levels. Children, school uniforms starched and pressed, sit in classrooms painted and spruced up by U.S. troops. Roof tops bristle with satellite dishes -- linking Iraqis to the outside world for the first time in decades.
U.S. rejects proposal by France, Russia and China to set timetable for hand over of power to Iraqis - 10/15/03 1:39 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States rejected a key demand by France, Russia and Germany Tuesday to add a timetable for the transfer of power to Iraqis to its new resolution and called for a vote on Wednesday afternoon.

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