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Thursday  February 19, 2004

Annan promises to work with Iraqis on selecting an interim government - 2/19/04 11:11 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged to work with Iraqis on selecting an interim government with broad support Thursday amid indications that his top adviser could return to the Mideast nation.
Annan promises to work with Iraqis on selecting an interim goverment - 2/19/04 9:03 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan pledged to work with Iraqis on selecting an interim government with broad support Thursday amid indications that his top adviser could return to the Mideast nation.
Bremer insists U.S. will give power to Iraqis by June 30 - 2/19/04 8:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer insisted Thursday that the United States will hand power to Iraqis by June 30 and won support from the United Nations for moving ahead without immediate elections. The favored U.S. option is to expand the existing 25-member Iraqi Governing Council.
Lebanon to return to Iraq more than $15 million confiscated from a plane - 2/19/04 6:06 PM
BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -- Lebanon will return to Baghdad more than $15 million in Iraqi money seized on a plane that landed in Beirut, Lebanon's top legal official said Thursday.
Officials say they don't expect a newly sovereign Iraq to expel U.S. troops - 2/19/04 4:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior defense officials expressed confidence Thursday that Iraq will not demand the speedy withdrawal of American troops once it takes political control this summer.
Bremer says dozens of possible options for choosing next Iraqi government - 2/19/04 3:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The top U.S. administrator in Iraq insisted Thursday there are many ways to choose a new Iraqi government but a June 30 deadline for handing over power remains firm. Hours later, the United Nations backed Washington's claims that a direct vote before then is impossible.
Administration still counting on United Nations for help, but it may take a while - 2/19/04 2:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As it weighs a major change in how to transfer political power to Iraqis, the Bush administration is relying ever more heavily on the United Nations to help clear the remaining high hurdles ahead.
U.S. troops happy to leave Iraq after nearly a year in the hot seat - 2/19/04 1:58 PM
ON A C-130 OVER IRAQ (AP) -- The throb of the engines of the C-130 Hercules is deafening, but the soldiers laugh and joke. A few nap. One soldier totes her unit's banner, a sure sign this is more than a temporary jaunt.
Annan says elections can't be held in Iraq before June 30 - 2/19/04 1:08 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Thursday recommended against holding elections in Iraq before the June 30 U.S. transfer of power to Iraqis, but made no recommendation on how to form a transitional government.
Two more Americans killed in Iraq; Bremer says date for power transfer will not change - 2/19/04 12:28 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion killed two U.S. infantrymen in an insurgent center west of Baghdad on Thursday, but the U.S. civil administrator said the date for handing power over to an Iraqi government would not change.
Joint chiefs chairman says duration of US military presence in Iraq is "unknowable" - 2/19/04 11:51 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. military officer said Thursday he could not estimate with confidence how long American forces will have to stay in Iraq.
Diplomats: U.N. team expected to recommend against elections before June 30 - 2/19/04 11:19 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of a U.N. team that visited Iraq is expected to recommend against elections before June 30 but likely will call for voting as soon as possible and for a transitional body with very limited powers, U.N. diplomats said.
Bremer says date for power transfer will not change despite differences over forming government - 2/19/04 10:24 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer said Thursday that changes are possible in the formula for establishing a new Iraqi government but the date for the U.S.-led coalition to hand over power remains firm.
Bremer says date for power transfer will not change - 2/19/04 10:10 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. administrator L. Paul Bremer said Thursday that changes are possible in the formula for establishing a new Iraqi government but the date for the U.S. hand-over of sovereignty remained firm -- June 30.
Two more Americans killed in Iraq as U.S., Iraqis await U.N. decision on elections - 2/19/04 9:41 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An explosion ripped through an infantry patrol Thursday in an insurgent center west of Baghdad, killing two U.S. soldiers and injuring another, the U.S. command and witnesses said. One Iraqi was also killed, witnesses said.
Diplomats: U.N. team expected to recommend against elections before June 30 - 2/19/04 7:37 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of a U.N. team that visited Iraq is expected to recommend against elections before June 30, but is likely to call for voting as soon as possible and for a transitional body with very limited powers, U.N. diplomats said.
Report: Annan says organizing Iraq elections by June 30 likely not feasible - 2/19/04 6:51 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Legislative elections in Iraq are vital but there is a general acceptance that organizing them before U.S.-led forces hand over power at the end of June won't be possible, the U.N. chief was quoted Thursday as saying by a major Japanese newspaper.
Scattered attacks against U.S. forces as Iraqis await U.N. decision on elections - 2/19/04 5:58 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents launched new attacks Thursday against U.S. occupation troops as the United States was reportedly ready to make major changes in its blueprint for handing over power to a new Iraqi government.
Scattered attacks against US forces as Iraqis await UN decision on elections - 2/19/04 5:36 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents launched new attacks Monday against U.S. occupation troops as the United States was reportedly ready to make major changes in its blueprint for handing over power to a new Iraqi government.
Prison west of Baghdad comes under mortar and rocket fire - 2/19/04 3:57 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents fired mortars and rockets at a U.S. base at a prison on the western edge of Baghdad, slightly wounding one soldier, the military said Thursday. U.S. troops killed one Iraqi and detained 55 for questioning, the military added.
Administration still counting on United Nations for help, but it may take a while - 2/19/04 1:40 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As it weighs a major change in how to transfer political power to Iraqis, the Bush administration is relying ever more heavily on the United Nations to help clear the remaining high hurdles ahead.

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