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Some Headlines Of Today

Monday  December 22, 2003

Russia ready to write off significant portion of Iraqi debt, prepared to invest in Iraq - 12/22/03 8:25 PM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia is ready to write off more than half of the $8 billion that Baghdad owes Moscow, its largest creditor, President Vladimir Putin told a visiting Iraqi delegation on Monday.
Bomb kills two U.S. soldiers in Iraq; Iraqi officials in Moscow for debt talks - 12/22/03 8:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Assailants detonated a roadside bomb near a U.S. military convoy in Baghdad on Monday, killing two American soldiers and an Iraqi translator. A U.S. commander said soldiers in the city had captured nine top rebel leaders in the past week, and had increased security ahead of possible C ...
Iraqi foreign minister: 'New Iraq' won't discriminate in granting contracts - 12/22/03 6:49 PM
ROME (AP) -- Once the U.S.-led provisional authority hands power over to Iraqis next year, the Baghdad government will not discriminate against countries wanting to help rebuild the country, Iraq's foreign minister said Monday.
U.S. commander: Troops have heightened security over Christmas season in Iraq - 12/22/03 5:16 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.S. Army's 1st Armored Division has increased security in Baghdad ahead of possible rebel attacks over the Christmas season, a top U.S. military official said Monday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 12/22/03 5:08 PM
As of Monday, Dec. 22, 463 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 317 died as a result of hostile action and 146 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Bomb kills two U.S. soldiers in Iraq; Iraqi officials in Moscow for debt talks - 12/22/03 3:44 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Assailants detonated a roadside bomb near a U.S. military convoy in the Iraqi capital Monday, killing two American soldiers and an Iraqi translator. The top U.S. administrator in Iraq said American troops, helped by intelligence gleaned from Saddam Hussein's capture, were closing in o ...
Russia ready to write off significant portion of Iraqi debt, prepared to invest in Iraq - 12/22/03 2:41 PM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia is ready to write off more than half of the $8 billion that Baghdad owes Moscow, its largest creditor, President Vladimir Putin told a visiting Iraqi delegation on Monday.
U.S. forces struggle to cope with evolving Iraqi guerrilla tactics - 12/22/03 1:47 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- In the early days of the guerrilla war, Lt. Col. Steven Russell's troops battled groups of insurgents armed with automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.
Jordanian, French lawyers want to visit Saddam in captivity, defend him before Iraqi tribunal - 12/22/03 1:20 PM
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordanian and French attorneys want to visit Saddam Hussein in captivity so they can offer to represent him before an Iraqi war crimes tribunal, the Jordanian lawyer said Monday.
Bomb kills two U.S. soldiers in Iraq; American forces arrest former Iraqi general; - 12/22/03 8:34 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military convoy Monday, killing two American soldiers and an Iraqi translator, the military said. U.S. troops overnight arrested a former Iraqi intelligence officer suspected of directing anti-American attacks and raided a Baghdad mosque.
Two U.S. soldiers and Iraqi translator killed by roadside bomb in Iraq - 12/22/03 8:04 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded near a U.S. military convoy on Monday, killing two American soldiers and an Iraqi translator, the military said.
Polish president pays surprise visit to Iraq troops - 12/22/03 8:04 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Aleksander Kwasniewski made an unannounced visit Monday to the headquarters of Polish-led peacekeepers in Iraq, the PAP news agency reported.
U.S. troops arrest former Iraqi general suspected of plotting attacks - 12/22/03 5:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops detained a former Iraqi general suspected of recruiting ex-soldiers to attack American forces, the military said.
Japan hesitates on Iraqi debt despite U.S. push for relief - 12/22/03 2:18 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- There are no doubts about Japan's support for the United States in Iraq. Tokyo was a strong backer of the U.S.-led invasion, is a top contributor to reconstruction and just approved a plan to send troops to the region.
Proposals for spending $18.6 billion in U.S. taxpayer funds in Iraq - 12/22/03 1:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Congress has approved $18.6 billion in taxpayer funds for reconstruction in Iraq. Here is a breakdown of how the money might be spent
Capturing Saddam may mean smaller U.S. troop presence in Iraq; no decisions imminent - 12/22/03 1:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The logic is simple: If the arrest of Saddam Hussein takes the punch out of the Iraqi insurgency, security should improve. If security improves, more U.S. troops should come home.

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