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Wednesday  October 29, 2003

Lawmakers reach agreement on $87.5 billion Iraq package that doesn't include loans - 10/29/03 10:21 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional negotiators agreed Wednesday on an $87.5 billion aid package for Iraq and Afghanistan that meets a White House demand that none of the money be provided as loans.
Bush administration debates reassigning people from weapons hunt to security - 10/29/03 10:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces might have to cut the number of intelligence officers searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and reassign them to a search for the culprits behind a wave of deadly attacks.
Lawmakers reach agreement on $87 billion Iraq package that doesn't include loans - 10/29/03 9:39 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional negotiators agreed Wednesday on an $87 billion aid package for Iraq and Afghanistan that meets a White House demand that none of the money be provided as loans.
U.S. troops crack down on suspected terrorist cell in Saddam's hometown - 10/29/03 9:32 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- American soldiers carried out pre-dawn raids Thursday in Saddam Hussein's hometown and detained more than a dozen suspects, some believed to be involved in setting up a new terrorist cell, the U.S. military said.
Lawmakers reject loans as part of $87 billion Iraq-Afghanistan package - 10/29/03 9:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a victory for the White House, congressional negotiators agreed Wednesday not to include loans in an $87 billion package for Iraq and Afghanistan.
U.S. military reports escalation of attacks in Iraq; 2 Americans killed, 7 Ukrainians wounded - 10/29/03 8:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents destroyed an American tank north of Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers, and wounded seven Ukrainians in the first ambush against the multinational force patrolling central Iraq, officials said Wednesday. The attacks were part of a dramatic upsurge in recent days.
Saddam confidant linked to terrorist group, defense official says - 10/29/03 6:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior member of Saddam Hussein's ousted government is believed to be helping coordinate attacks on American forces with members of an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group, a senior defense official said Wednesday.
International Red Cross to cut foreign staff in Iraq, but will stay in country to give aid - 10/29/03 6:46 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday it would cut back on its international staff in Iraq, but remain in the country for the sake of the Iraqi people despite the suicide bombing on its Baghdad headquarters.
Bush administration debates reassigning people from weapons hunt to security - 10/29/03 6:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces might have to cut the number of intelligence officers searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and reassign them to a search for the culprits behind a wave of deadly attacks.
Head of World Bank calls on rich nations to forgive two-thirds of Iraq's debt - 10/29/03 6:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and other rich nations should forgive at least two-thirds of Iraq's massive foreign debt in order to give the country a chance at economic recovery, World Bank President James Wolfensohn said Wednesday.
Lawmakers reject loans as part of $87 billion Iraq-Afghanistan package - 10/29/03 6:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a victory for the White House, congressional negotiators agreed Wednesday not to include loans in an $87 billion package for Iraq and Afghanistan.
AP Enterprise: A private army grows around the U.S. mission in Iraq and around the world - 10/29/03 6:34 PM
In Iraq, private contractors do just about everything a soldier would do. They sling Spam in mess tents. They tote guns along base perimeters. They shoot. They get shot. Sometimes they get killed. And it's not just in Iraq, but around the world -- in conflict zones from Liberia to Kosovo to Afghanistan -- ...
U.S. military reports escalation of attacks in Iraq; 2 Americans killed, 7 Ukrainians wounded - 10/29/03 6:07 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents destroyed an American tank north of Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers, and wounded seven Ukrainians in the first ambush against the multinational force patrolling central Iraq, officials said Wednesday. The attacks were part of a dramatic upsurge in recent days.
Head of World Bank calls on rich nations to forgive two-thirds of Iraq's debt - 10/29/03 5:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and other rich nations should forgive at least two-thirds of Iraq's massive foreign debt in order to give the country a chance at economic recovery, World Bank President James Wolfensohn said Wednesday.
AP Enterprise: A private army grows around the U.S. mission in Iraq and around the world - 10/29/03 5:38 PM
In Iraq, private contractors do just about everything a soldier would do. They sling Spam in mess tents. They tote guns along base perimeters. They shoot. They get shot. Sometimes they get killed. And it's not just in Iraq, but around the world -- in conflict zones from Liberia to Kosovo to Afghanistan -- ...
A look at U.S. daily deaths in Iraq - 10/29/03 5:37 PM
As of Wednesday, Oct. 29, 357 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense.
Lawmakers reject loans as part of $87 billion Iraq-Afghanistan package - 10/29/03 5:29 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a victory for the White House, congressional negotiators agreed Wednesday not to include loans in an $87 billion package for Iraq and Afghanistan.
Bush administration debates reassigning people from weapons hunt to security - 10/29/03 5:25 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces might have to cut the number of intelligence officers searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and reassign them to a search for the culprits behind a wave of deadly attacks.
Democrat compares Bush Iraq comments to Vietnam statements - 10/29/03 5:21 PM
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful John Kerry said Wednesday that the Bush administration's statements on Iraq remind him of Vietnam-era claims of imminent victory and he faulted the commander in chief for "sidestepping the truth."
Iraq contract extended for Cheney's former company - 10/29/03 4:09 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Dick Cheney's former company will retain a no-bid contract in Iraq longer than expected, the Bush administration said Wednesday, blaming sabotage of oil facilities for delays in replacement contracts.
AP Enterprise: A private army grows around the U.S. mission in Iraq and around the world - 10/29/03 3:50 PM
In Iraq, private contractors do just about everything a soldier would do. They sling Spam in mess tents. They tote guns along base perimeters. They shoot. They get shot. Sometimes they get killed. And it's not just in Iraq, but around the world -- in conflict zones from Liberia to Kosovo to Afghanistan --
AP Enterprise: A private army grows around the U.S. mission in Iraq and around the world - 10/29/03 3:02 PM
In Iraq, private contractors do just about everything a soldier would do. They sling Spam in mess tents. They tote guns along base perimeters. They shoot. They get shot. Sometimes they get killed. And it's not just in Iraq, but around the world -- in conflict zones from Liberia to Kosovo to Afghanistan -- ...
Private military companies and their worldwide operations - 10/29/03 2:53 PM
A look at major private military contractors and some of the countries in which they have operated in recent years
U.S. military reports escalation of attacks in Iraq; 2 Americans killed, 7 Ukrainians wounded - 10/29/03 2:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents destroyed an American tank north of Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers, and wounded seven Ukrainians in the first ambush against the multinational force patrolling central Iraq, officials said Wednesday. The attacks were part of a dramatic upsurge in recent days.
Congressman claims newspaper took Iraq comments out of context - 10/29/03 1:46 PM
SEATTLE (AP) -- Rep. George Nethercutt has taken out advertisements in three of the state's biggest newspapers, saying the Seattle Post-Intelligencer "deliberately distorted" and even "massacred" a comment he made about American efforts in Iraq.
Lawmakers reject making up pay for federal employees in Guard, Reserves - 10/29/03 12:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House-Senate negotiators considering an $87 billion package for Iraq and Afghanistan have rejected a Democratic proposal to compensate federal employees on active duty with the National Guard and reserves.
Iraq contract extended for Cheney's former company - 10/29/03 12:13 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration Wednesday delayed its planned replacement of a lucrative no-bid contract in Iraq that was awarded to Halliburton, Vice President Dick Cheney's former company.
International Red Cross says it will reduce foreign staff but stay in Iraq - 10/29/03 11:33 AM
GENEVA (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Wednesday it would cut back on its international staff in Iraq, but remain in the country for the sake of the Iraqi people despite the suicide bombing on its Baghdad headquarters.
Pentagon debating pulling people off of weapons hunt to reassigning them to security - 10/29/03 11:04 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As violence has spiraled in Iraq, top U.S. officials have debated pulling intelligence officers off the so-far unsuccessful hunt for weapons of mass destruction and reassigning them to counterinsurgency efforts, officials said Wednesday.
Two die as U.S. Abrams tank blown up; ambush wounds 7 Ukrainian soldiers - 10/29/03 11:02 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Two American soldiers were killed when their Abrams battle tank was damaged by resistance fighters, as the number of attacks on coalition forces jumped to 33 a day in the past week, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
Aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres pulls staff from Baghdad - 10/29/03 10:56 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres on Wednesday pulled out part of its staff from Iraq for security reasons, the organization said.
GENEVA: in Iraq. - 10/29/03 10:29 AM
The ICRC said it reconsidered its deployment in Iraq following a wave of suicide bombings in Baghdad on Monday. One of the attacks badly damaged the agency's Baghdad headquarters, killing two Iraqi Red Cross employees and as many as 10 other people outside the compound.
GENEVA: he said. - 10/29/03 10:21 AM
At the same time, he said, "we had no choice but to adapt the way we work," he said.
GENEVA: Red Cross - 10/29/03 10:16 AM
The Red Cross made its announcement a day after Secretary of State Colin Powell telephoned the organization's president to urge the agency to stay in Iraq.
Blair condemns Iraq attacks as "brutal and wicked - 10/29/03 7:53 AM
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday condemned as "brutal and wicked" a wave of attacks in Iraq that has killed dozens of people in recent days.
Two Americans killed in an explosion north of Baghdad - 10/29/03 4:44 AM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Two 4th Infantry Division soldiers were killed and one was wounded when their tank was hit by an explosive north of Baghdad, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
Seven Ukrainian peacekeepers wounded in Iraq - 10/29/03 4:14 AM
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Seven Ukrainian peacekeepers were wounded when militants attacked their patrol in southern Iraq, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
Security Council concerned about fate of contracts as Iraq oil-for-food program nears end - 10/29/03 3:20 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With the U.N.'s oil-for-food humanitarian program set to end on Nov. 21, Security Council members have expressed concern about the fate of contracts and deliveries.
Car bomb kills at least four in Fallujah; U.S. soldier killed in Baghdad grenade attack - 10/29/03 2:47 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A half dozen mortar rounds exploded in overnight shelling of an upscale neighborhood of Baghdad across the Tigris River from the U.S.-led coalition headquarters but caused no damage or casualties, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
Lawmakers reject making up pay for federal employees in Guard, Reserves - 10/29/03 2:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House-Senate negotiators considering an $87 billion package for Iraq and Afghanistan have rejected a Democratic proposal to compensate federal employees on active duty with the National Guard and reserves.
Questions are urgent in Iraq, but it's still too early for answers, commanders say - 10/29/03 2:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Twelve bombings and three months later, U.S. occupation authorities appear no closer to halting the Iraq terror offensive than on the August morning when the first exploding vehicle ripped through Jordan's embassy in Baghdad.
In wake of bloody attacks, Iraqis fear more violence as long as U.S. occupation continues - 10/29/03 1:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The bloodied bodies kept coming into the hospital as explosions sounded across the city, recalls Dr. Laith Hussein Jabir. "We heard boom, boom, boom. All the victims are innocents -- Iraqi men, women, children," he lamented Tuesday.
Americans to recruit more Iraqis to help gather intelligence - 10/29/03 1:37 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will recruit more Iraqis to gather information about opposition fighters and may increase security measures to protect troops, President Bush said as he outlined ways the military was switching tactics to deal with a rise in deadly attacks.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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