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Wednesday  April 14 2004

Iran ends talks with United States over how to restore order in Iraq - 4/14/04 11:29 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran ended talks with the United States over how to restore order in Iraq after concluding the negotiations were "going nowhere," Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday in a rare acknowledgment of official talks between Tehran and Washington.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/14/04 10:01 PM
As of Wednesday, April 14, 686 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 492 died as a result of hostile action and 194 died of non-hostile causes.
Former U.S. Fed chairman Paul Volcker may lead panel investigating U.N. oil-for-food program - 4/14/04 9:59 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker is the leading candidate to head an independent panel to investigate allegations of corruption in the U.N. oil-for-food program, U.N. diplomats said Wednesday.
Iraqi militants execute Italian hostage; French journalist freed - 4/14/04 9:01 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi militants executed one of four Italian hostages, officials in Rome confirmed Wednesday -- the first known execution of any of the 22 foreigners being held in Iraq.
Fallujah truce shaken by heavy nightly fighting; U.N. envoy proposes move forward in political transition - 4/14/04 8:37 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes strafed gunmen in Fallujah on Wednesday, and more than 100 guerrillas with rocket-propelled grenades pounded a lone Marine armored vehicle lost in the streets -- a sign of heavy battles ahead if Marines resume a full assault on this besieged city.
U.N. envoy signals death of unpopular U.S.-picked Governing Council, advocates new caretaker government - 4/14/04 8:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.N. envoy proposed Wednesday that the U.S.-appointed Governing Council cease to exist June 30 and said the United States should surrender sovereignty to a "caretaker" government of respected Iraqis.
Al-Sadr may have chosen political survival over heroic fight to the death - 4/14/04 8:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, with 2,500 U.S. troops poised to move against him and under pressure from the country's top ayatollah, may have chosen political survival over a hero's last stand that would likely end with him captured or killed.
Fallujah truce shaken by heavy nightly fighting; U.N. envoy proposes move forward in political transition - 4/14/04 8:01 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes strafed gunmen in Fallujah on Wednesday, and more than 100 guerrillas with rocket-propelled grenades pounded a lone Marine armored vehicle lost in the streets -- a sign of heavy battles ahead if Marines resume a full assault on this besieged city.
Iran ends talks with United States over how to restore order in Iraq - 4/14/04 7:59 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran ended talks with the United States over how to restore order in Iraq after concluding the negotiations were "going nowhere," Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday in a rare acknowledgment of official talks between Tehran and Washington.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/14/04 7:47 PM
As of Wednesday, April 14, 686 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 492 died as a result of hostile action and 194 died of non-hostile causes.
Italian hostage executed in Iraq, foreign minister says - 4/14/04 7:09 PM
ROME (AP) -- An Italian hostage was executed by his Iraqi abductors, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini confirmed Wednesday night.
U.S. soldiers' Iraq tours being extended past one-year mark - 4/14/04 7:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 21,000 American soldiers in Iraq who were to return this month to their home bases in Louisiana and Germany will have their tours extended at least three months to help combat the surge in anti-occupation violence, defense officials said Wednesday.
U.S. trying to shore up military in Iraq with new U.N. resolution but Russia, Germany and France are cool - 4/14/04 6:55 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States is trying to buttress its military operation in Iraq with a new U.N. resolution to provide wavering countries with political cover to make troop contributions -- but key Security Council members reacted coolly Wednesday to President Bush's suggestion.
U.S. Army families face months more apart as troop extension looms in Iraq - 4/14/04 6:48 PM
BAUMHOLDER, Germany (AP) -- It should have been a time of joyful homecomings from Iraq for this U.S. military community. Instead, families face new anxiety as the swell of violence makes it near certain their loved ones' year in Baghdad will be extended.
Italian hostage executed in Iraq, foreign minister says - 4/14/04 6:47 PM
ROME (AP) -- An Italian hostage was executed by his Iraqi abductors, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini confirmed Wednesday night.
Fallujah truce shaken by heavy nightly fighting; U.N. envoy proposes move forward in political transition - 4/14/04 6:24 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes strafed gunmen in Fallujah on Wednesday, and more than 100 guerrillas with rocket-propelled grenades pounded a lone Marine armored vehicle lost in the streets -- a sign of heavy battles to come if Marines resume a full assault on this besieged city.
U.N. envoy signals death of unpopular U.S.-picked Governing Council, advocates new caretaker government - 4/14/04 5:48 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A U.N. envoy proposed Wednesday that the U.S.-appointed Governing Council cease to exist June 30 and said the United States should surrender sovereignty to a "caretaker" government of respected Iraqis.
Bush backers says voters unnerved by Iraq, president faces fallout - 4/14/04 5:24 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican ally of President Bush, says Iraq is "a mess" and voters are rattled. He ought to know: He's attending two funerals this week of servicemen killed in the Persian Gulf nation.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/14/04 5:13 PM
As of Wednesday, April 14, 2004, 686 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 492 died as a result of hostile action and 194 died of non-hostile causes.
Arab network says it has video showing killing of one of Italian hostages in Iraq - 4/14/04 5:07 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- An Arab network broadcast a report Wednesday that it has a video showing the killing of one of four Italian hostages being held by militants in Iraq.
French journalist freed, says his life was threatened in captivity - 4/14/04 4:34 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Visibly shaken and exhausted, a French television journalist taken hostage in Iraq was freed Wednesday after a four-day ordeal he said was marked by constant movement and threats to his life.
Iraqis react with relief to Bush remarks but warn of difficult future - 4/14/04 4:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Many Iraqis expressed relief Wednesday at President Bush's willingness to keep U.S. troops in Iraq -- but even some who saw the Americans as a protector of security feared more bloodshed if Washington sends more troops.
Iran ends talks with United States over how to restore order in Iraq - 4/14/04 3:07 PM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran ended talks with the United States over how to restore order in Iraq after concluding the negotiations were "going nowhere," Iran's foreign minister said Wednesday in a rare acknowledgment of official talks between Tehran and Washington.
U.S. Army families face months more apart as troop extension looms in Iraq - 4/14/04 2:30 PM
BAUMHOLDER, Germany (AP) -- It should have been a time of joyful homecomings from Iraq for this U.S. military community. Instead, families face new anxiety as the swell of violence makes it near certain their loved ones' year in Baghdad will be extended.
Firefight in Fallujah, U.S. troops massed outside Najaf - 4/14/04 2:06 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes and helicopters firing heavy machine-guns, rockets and cannons hammered fighters in the besieged city of Fallujah, and the commander of Marines here warned Wednesday that a fragile, often-shaken truce will not last much longer.
Bush backers says voters unnerved by Iraq, president faces fallout - 4/14/04 2:05 PM
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a Republican ally of President Bush, says Iraq is "a mess" and voters are rattled. He ought to know: He's attending two funerals this week of servicemen killed in the Persian Gulf nation.
Report: Two more Japanese detained in Iraq; Tokyo investigating - 4/14/04 1:50 PM
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese government was investigating a news report that two more Japanese had been abducted in Iraq, an official said Thursday.
Russia plans to evacuate hundreds of workers - 4/14/04 1:47 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A French television journalist taken hostage in Iraq as he was videotaping a U.S. military convoy under attack has been freed, his employer said Wednesday in Paris.
Report: Two more Japanese taken hostage in Iraq; Tokyo investigating - 4/14/04 1:29 PM
TOKYO (AP) -- The Japanese government was investigating a news report that that two more Japanese had been abducted in Iraq, an official said Thursday.
Army to extend Iraq combat tours of thousands of soldiers who were due to leave this month - 4/14/04 1:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon plans to extend the combat tours in Iraq of more than 10,000 soldiers from not only a Germany-based armored unit but also and a cavalry regiment from Louisiana, defense officials said Wednesday.
U.N. envoy proposes caretaker Iraqi government before Jan. 31 elections - 4/14/04 12:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq should dissolve the U.S.-picked Governing Council and set up a caretaker government of respected Iraqis to lead the country from the U.S. handover of power on June 30 until elections set for Jan. 31, U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday.
Rocket hits Sheraton Hotel in central Baghdad, no casualties reported - 4/14/04 12:05 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A rocket hit the Sheraton Hotel on Wednesday, breaking glass but causing no casualties in the building where many foreign contractors and journalists stay.
Rocket hits Sheraton Hotel in central Baghdad, no casualties. - 4/14/04 11:51 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A rocket hit the Sheraton Hotel on Wednesday, breaking windows but causing no casualties in the heavily guarded compound that houses many foreign contractors and journalists.
Explosion heard near hotels in central Baghdad - 4/14/04 11:42 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A large explosion was heard Wednesday in central Baghdad, near hotels where foreign contractors and journalists are staying.
French journalist freed in Iraq after being kidnapped - 4/14/04 11:21 AM
PARIS (AP) -- A French television journalist has been freed three days after being taken hostage while videotaping an American military convoy under attack, his company reported on Wednesday.
U.N. envoy says security situation must improve before elections - 4/14/04 11:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Security in Iraq must improve "considerably" before elections now slated for Jan. 31 can be held, U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday.
Iran tells U.S. it can't solve Iraq crisis without neighbors - 4/14/04 11:14 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Wednesday an attempt to work with the United States on Iraq was "going nowhere," and that Washington could not resolve the surge in violence without talks with Iraq's neighbors.
U.N. envoy says security situation must improve before elections - 4/14/04 10:42 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The security situation must improve "considerably" before Iraqi elections, slated for January, can be held, U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Wednesday.
Iran tells U.S. it can't solve Iraq crisis without neighbors - 4/14/04 9:28 AM
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran said Wednesday an attempt to work with the United States on Iraq was "going nowhere," and that Washington can't resolve the surge in violence without talks with Iraq's neighbors.
Japan advises journalists to leave Iraq - 4/14/04 8:33 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- The government advised Japanese journalists Wednesday to leave Iraq for their own safety, amplifying a warning issued earlier this year.
Firefight in Fallujah, U.S. troops massed outside Najaf - 4/14/04 8:27 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes and helicopters hammered gunmen Wednesday, straining a truce in besieged Fallujah. With more troops killed, April became the deadliest month for American forces since they set foot in Iraq.
Russia plans to evacuate hundreds of workers - 4/14/04 7:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Russia said Wednesday it would begin evacuating hundreds of workers from Iraq after a series of kidnappings in which at least 22 foreigners are held captive and four unidentified bodies were discovered in a shallow grave west of Baghdad.
Russia reportedly plans evacuations; four bodies found in Iraq - 4/14/04 6:55 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Russia said Wednesday that it will begin evacuating people from Iraq this week in light of the deteriorating security situation, while four unidentified bodies were found amid a wave of kidnappings of at least 22 foreigners.
Firefight in Fallujah, U.S. troops massed outside of Najaf - 4/14/04 6:09 AM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. warplanes and helicopter gunships firing heavy machine-guns, rockets and cannons hammered gunmen as a truce in besieged Fallujah was strained by increasingly intense battles. With more troops killed, April became the deadliest month for American forces since they set foot in Ira ...
Iraqis react with relief and frustration to Bush's speech - 4/14/04 5:38 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqis reacted with relief and frustration Wednesday to President Bush's suggestion that he may send more troops here and that they would take decisive action to restore order.
New strategy by Iraqi insurgents strikes at coalition's military and political progress - 4/14/04 4:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a growing rash of kidnappings, Iraqi insurgents have hit on a solid strategy for sowing havoc -- something that is easy to do, hard for the United States to combat and already having some of the desired effect.
Kerry walks fine line with criticism of Bush on war, support to rebuild Iraq - 4/14/04 4:27 AM
BOSTON (AP) -- John Kerry is caught in a political quagmire: How do you criticize the Bush administration's policy in Iraq without undermining the American troops fighting -- and losing their lives -- there?
Russia to begin evacuation of specialists from Iraq on Thursday - 4/14/04 4:20 AM
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will begin the evacuation of some of its citizens from Iraq on Thursday in light of the deteriorating security situation in that country, the Emergency Situations Ministry announced.
Spain's outgoing prime minister warns terrorists could hit countries neutral on Iraq - 4/14/04 3:37 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Spain's outgoing Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar said in an interview published Wednesday that countries cannot protect themselves from terrorism by remaining neutral on Iraq.
U.S. troops deploy outside Najaf; intense battles in Fallujah - 4/14/04 1:54 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A 2,500-strong U.S. force, backed by tanks and artillery, massed Tuesday on the outskirts of Najaf for a showdown with a radical cleric, raising fears of an assault on the holiest Shiite city. In besieged Fallujah, two intense battles killed a Marine, forced down a U.S. helicopter and s ...
Arab media's coverage of insurgency in Iraq upsets coalition - 4/14/04 1:42 AM
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A news flash that U.S. troops bombed a mosque and killed worshippers. Footage of Iraqi children said to have been injured by American weapons. Interviews with Iraqis charging that America was deliberately attacking ambulances.
Four U.S. Marines killed in Iraq's west - 4/14/04 1:01 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Four U.S. Marines have been killed in fighting in Iraq's western Anbar province, the military said Wednesday.

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