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Some Headlines Of Today

Thursday  December 11, 2003

Businessman claiming to be U.S.-Iraq intermediary facing weapons charges - 12/11/03 9:27 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Lebanese-American businessman who acted as a conduit for a last-ditch peace offer from Iraq to the United States faces federal charges of attempting to bring weapons on a commercial aircraft.
Two Time magazine journalists wounded on patrol in Baghdad - 12/11/03 6:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A Time magazine reporter suffered severe shrapnel wounds and lost his hand when he tried to throw away a grenade tossed into a Humvee he was riding in with a Time photographer and two U.S. soldiers, colleagues said Thursday.
U.S. helps Iraq establish intelligence agency to battle terrorism - 12/11/03 6:26 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is helping Iraq establish an intelligence service whose primary mission will be to provide information to help fight a guerrilla insurgency, the White House said Thursday.
Saddam's grand presidential palace likely site for U.S. Embassy - 12/11/03 6:26 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. bombs never hit Saddam Hussein's grandiose presidential palace in Baghdad, making its ample meeting rooms and vast conference tables an ideal headquarters for U.S.-led occupation authorities after the war.
Third suicide attack on U.S. forces this week kills one soldier and wounds 14 - 12/11/03 6:25 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three suicide bombers in a furniture truck blew themselves up at the gates of a U.S. Army base Thursday, killing one soldier and wounding 14. It was the third suicide attack on American troops in Iraq this week.
Bush defends administration policy on contract reconstruction work in Iraq - 12/11/03 5:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush defended his policy of freezing out opponents of the Iraq war from competing for $18.6 billion in U.S.-financed reconstruction contracts -- a stance complicating his new campaign to ease Baghdad's debt burden.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 12/11/03 5:17 PM
As of Thursday, Dec. 11, 451 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 310 died as a result of hostile action and 141 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Loud explosions heard in central Baghdad - 12/11/03 4:46 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Loud explosions boomed through central Baghdad early Friday, and sirens wailed in the compound housing the headquarters of the U.S.-led coalition.
Sunni-Shiite tensions rise in Baghdad in wake of mosque attack - 12/11/03 3:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- In the poor neighborhood of Hurriyah, there was praise for Osama bin Laden, nostalgia for the days of Saddam Hussein and deep resentment of Shiite Muslims.
Third suicide attack on U.S. forces this week, one U.S. soldier killed - 12/11/03 2:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the headquarters of the 82nd Airborne Division west of Baghdad on Thursday, the military said. One soldier was killed and 14 were wounded in the third suicide attack on American troops this week.
Pentagon says one-third of new soldiers in Iraq army quit before starting operations - 12/11/03 1:46 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Efforts to create a new Iraqi army to help take over the country's security have suffered a setback with the resignations of more than one-third of the soldiers trained so far, officials say.
Postwar payback is meager for America's European allies - 12/11/03 1:42 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Countries that opposed the Iraq war complained when their companies were barred from seeking U.S. reconstruction contracts, but even Washington's European supporters have reaped few concrete rewards, analysts and officials across the continent say.
Top U.S. official says Dominican troops will be in Iraq eight months longer - 12/11/03 12:07 PM
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- In remarks that could prove troublesome for President Hipolito Mejia's shaky administration, a top U.S. official said Dominican troops were expected to stay in Iraq for eight months longer.
Third suicide attack on U.S. forces this week, unclear if any U.S. soldiers killed - 12/11/03 11:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Three suicide bombers attacked the headquarters of the 82nd Airborne Division west of Baghdad on Thursday, the military said. There were casualties, but it was not clear if any U.S. soldiers died in the third suicide attack on American troops this week.
U.S. allies threaten retaliation for U.S. decision to ban war critics from contracts - 12/11/03 11:26 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Europe's foreign affairs chief, adding his voice Thursday to criticism of Washington, called the U.S. decision to bar opponents of the war in Iraq from reconstruction contracts "gratuitous and unhelpful" when unity is needed.
Suicide blast rocks U.S. base, no report of U.S. deaths - 12/11/03 10:12 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Army base 60 miles west of Baghdad was attacked by a suicide bomber Thursday, but no American soldiers died, the military said.
Baker visiting 5 allies seeking Iraq debt relief - 12/11/03 10:08 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State James A. Baker will visit Russia, Great Britain, France, Italy and Germany next week in an effort to persuade those countries to forgive Iraq's debts.
U.S. allies threaten retaliation for Pentagon decision to ban war critics from contracts - 12/11/03 9:10 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Europe's foreign affairs chief, adding his voice Thursday to criticism of Washington, called the U.S. decision to bar opponents of the war in Iraq from reconstruction contracts "gratuitous and unhelpful" when unity is needed.
U.S. allies threaten retaliation for Pentagon decision to ban war critics from contracts - 12/11/03 7:17 AM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Europe's foreign affairs chief, adding his voice Thursday to criticism of Washington, called the U.S. decision to bar opponents of the war in Iraq from reconstruction contracts "gratuitous and unhelpful" when unity is needed.
Apache helicopter might have been shot down, U.S. troops say - 12/11/03 6:38 AM
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- An Apache helicopter that crash-landed near the northern city of Mosul might have been hit by ground fire while making a low pass over the area, U.S. soldiers said Thursday. Meanwhile an explosion set fire to an oil pipeline, forcing officials to halt the flow.
Disabled Iraq vets find camaraderie, confidence on Colorado slopes - 12/11/03 3:40 AM
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) -- Army Capt. David Rozelle breezed down the slopes with ease, an expert skier in his element on a cold day at this Colorado resort. He doesn't run into trouble until the skiing is over.
Pentagon: A third of new soldiers in Iraq army quit before starting operations - 12/11/03 3:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Efforts to create a new Iraqi army to help take over the country's security have suffered a setback with the resignations of a third of the soldiers trained so far, Pentagon officials say.

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