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Some Headlines Of Today

Wednesday  January 21, 2004

Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal readiness on Iraqi debt relief - 1/21/04 8:11 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled they would forgive some of the billions of dollars owed to them by Iraq as special U.S. envoy James A. Baker III pressed Arab nations to reduce Iraq's debt.
Shiite leader reportedly ready to soften election demand; CPA denies plan to transfer sovereignty to Governing Council - 1/21/04 7:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's top Shiite Muslim cleric and coalition officials signaled flexibility on holding early elections, with both sides suggesting they'll follow any U.N. recommendation on whether a direct vote is feasible, Iraqi and Western officials said Wednesday.
500 pairs of Army boots stand empty in downtown Chicago to symbolize Iraq war dead - 1/21/04 7:26 PM
CHICAGO (AP) -- More than 500 pairs of empty Army boots were placed side-by-side in downtown Chicago Wednesday to serve as a reminder of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq.
U.S. general says Iraq will need years to put its army together - 1/21/04 7:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq will require at least three to five years to put together a respectable armed force, and only if it gets generous foreign aid and cuts corners on welfare programs for civilians, a U.S. general said Wednesday.
U.S. presses for democracy in Iraq _ but how much democracy? - 1/21/04 6:48 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A fight is brewing over how much democracy Iraq's people can handle.
Pachachi expects compromise over future Iraq government - 1/21/04 5:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The president of the Iraqi Governing Council expressed confidence Wednesday that a compromise will be found to accommodate the country's leading Shiite ayatollah without abandoning a U.S.-backed plan to choose a transitional legislature.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 1/21/04 5:28 PM
As of Wednesday, Jan. 21, 503 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq, according to the military. Of those, 347 died as a result of hostile action and 156 died of non-hostile causes, the department said.
Annan says any U.N. team sent to Iraq would have to maintain "independence and neutrality" - 1/21/04 2:31 PM
BADEN-BADEN, Germany (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said Wednesday that if a U.N. team is sent to Iraq to study if the country can have quick elections for a new legislature he would insist on its "independence and neutrality."
Democracy meeting in Shiite heartland city underlines new Iraq - 1/21/04 2:22 PM
HILLAH, Iraq (AP) -- Tribal sheiks, clerics, men in suits and women wearing Islamic scarves came to this mainly Shiite city Wednesday to hear an American professor expound on democracy. Not everyone thought the two-hour exercise was worthwhile.
Guards foil plot to sabotage refinery, as Iraqis grapple to protect oil facilities - 1/21/04 1:24 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- When guards at an oil refinery seized a group of intruders last weekend, they thought they had snared thieves.
Saudi Arabia, Kuwait signal readiness to forgive some Iraqi debt - 1/21/04 12:15 PM
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia and Kuwait signaled they would forgive some of the billions of dollars owed to them by Iraq as President Bush's envoy pressed Arab nations to reduce Iraq's debt.
Kuwait tells Baker it likely will reduce Iraq's debts but lists conditions - 1/21/04 11:27 AM
KUWAIT CITY (AP) -- After a visit President Bush's envoy seeking a reduction of Iraq's massive debt, Kuwait said Wednesday it would look favorably on forgiving some of the $12 billion to $15 billion owed by its northern neighbor but did not say by how much.
Roadside bomb explodes in northern Iraq; wounds three U.S. soldiers, seven civilians - 1/21/04 8:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A roadside bomb exploded Wednesday near the northern city of Mosul, wounding three U.S. soldiers and seven other people, the military and local police said.
Japan's prime minister defends sending troops to Iraq amid criticism by lawmakers - 1/21/04 7:21 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Sending Japanese troops to Iraq is consistent with the nation's pacifist constitution, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Wednesday, rejecting allegations that Tokyo's largest and most dangerous deployment since World War II is illegal.
Diplomats: Annan approval to send election team to Iraq expected soon - 1/21/04 2:50 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations is close to backing an American and Iraqi request to deploy experts who would assess whether Iraq could hold elections by May for a transitional government, U.N. diplomats told The Associated Press.
Tennis in Iraq: Bad bounces, explosions and low-flying helicopters - 1/21/04 1:22 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Some tennis players grumble about bad bounces or the sun being in their eyes when they serve. At Baghdad's Alwiyah club, the distractions often are of a lethal variety: distant gunfire, explosions and U.S. helicopters clattering over the courts.

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