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Monday  April 19 2004

Multinational peacekeepers in Iraq scramble to deal with Spanish announcement of pullout - 4/19/04 11:40 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Iraq's multinational peacekeeping force scrambled to regroup Monday after Spain's announcement that it would pull out its 1,300 troops, with Albania pledging more soldiers but U.S. officials bracing for further withdrawals.
Fallujah leaders join U.S. in calling on fighters to turn in weapons - 4/19/04 10:45 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Direct talks between the United States and leaders of the besieged city of Fallujah produced their first concrete results: an appeal for insurgents to turn in their mortars, surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and other heavy weapons, U.S. officials announced Monday.
Multinational peacekeepers in Iraq scramble to deal with Spanish announcement of pullout - 4/19/04 10:28 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Iraq's multinational peacekeeping force scrambled to regroup Monday after Spain's announcement that it would pull out its 1,300 troops, with Albania pledging more soldiers but U.S. officials bracing for further withdrawals.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/19/04 9:33 PM
As of Monday, April 19, 706 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 509 died as a result of hostile action and 197 died of non-hostile causes.
Bush names U.N. ambassador as envoy to Iraq - 4/19/04 9:28 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush named John Negroponte, the United States' top diplomat at the United Nations, as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq on Monday and asserted that Iraq "will be free and democratic and peaceful."
Multinational peacekeepers in Iraq scramble to deal with Spanish announcement of pullout - 4/19/04 7:47 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Iraq's multinational peacekeeping force scrambled to regroup Monday after Spain's announcement that it would pull out its 1,300 troops, with Albania pledging more soldiers but U.S. officials bracing for further withdrawals.
Spain plans Iraq troop pullout within 6 weeks - 4/19/04 7:30 PM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spain started the process of pulling its forces out of Iraq on Monday, and Defense Minister Jose Bono said the withdrawal of all 1,300 troops would be completed in less than six weeks.
Poll: Nearly 50 percent of Britons believe Iraq war was a mistake - 4/19/04 7:26 PM
LONDON (AP) -- A poll released Monday found nearly half of respondents believe the Iraq war was unjustified, but 60 percent say British forces should remain in the country as long as they are needed.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 4/19/04 7:19 PM
As of Monday, April 19, 706 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Department of Defense. Of those, 509 died as a result of hostile action and 197 died of non-hostile causes.
Comic strip characters lose legs in Iraq war - 4/19/04 6:27 PM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A main character in the "Doonesbury" comic strip will lose a leg while fighting in Iraq, one of two strips published this week that feature soldiers getting injured in the war.
EU's Prodi praises Spain's decision to withdraw troops from Iraq - 4/19/04 6:17 PM
ROME (AP) -- European Commission president Romano Prodi Monday praised Spain's decision to pull its troops from Iraq, saying the move could help mend the rift in Europe over the war as well as increase pressure to resolve the Iraqi crisis.
Among Fallujah's refugees, anger at the United States - 4/19/04 6:04 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fleeing the city of Fallujah in their car, 9-year-old Gofran Mohammed's parents and three of her siblings were killed by a spray of gunfire -- U.S. fire, her relatives say. Now Gofran, wounded in the attack, is huddled with other Fallujah families in Baghdad who vow never to forgive t ...
Bush names U.N. ambassador as envoy to Iraq - 4/19/04 5:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush on Monday named John Negroponte, the top U.S. diplomat at the United Nations, as the first American ambassador to postwar Iraq and asserted that Iraq "will be free and democratic and peaceful."
Pentagon raises U.S. death toll in Iraq beyond 700 - 4/19/04 5:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of American troops who have died in Iraq since U.S. forces invaded in March 2003 has surpassed 700 and the number wounded in action has topped 3,600, the Pentagon said Monday.
Fallujah leaders join U.S. in calling on fighters to turn in weapons - 4/19/04 4:33 PM
FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) -- Direct talks between the United States and leaders of the besieged city of Fallujah produced their first concrete results: an appeal for insurgents to turn in their mortars, surface-to-air missiles, rocket-propelled grenades and other heavy weapons, U.S. officials announced Monday.
Hearings focus on U.S. military, political policy in Iraq - 4/19/04 4:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Doubts about Bush administration policy in Iraq -- past, present and future -- take center stage at the Capitol with the start of hearings Tuesday.
Multinational peacekeepers in Iraq scramble to deal with Spanish announcement of pullout - 4/19/04 3:40 PM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Iraq's multinational peacekeeping force scrambled to regroup Monday after Spain's announcement that it would pull out its 1,300 troops, with Albania pledging more soldiers but U.S. officials bracing for further withdrawals.
Russia drops opposition to U.N. resolution endorsing oil-for-food investigation - 4/19/04 3:37 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia dropped its opposition Monday to a U.N. resolution endorsing an investigation of the U.N. oil-for-food program, clearing the way for former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker to take charge of the inquiry.
Bush names U.N. ambassador as envoy to Iraq - 4/19/04 2:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush named John Negroponte, the United States' top diplomat at the United Nations, as the U.S. ambassador to Iraq on Monday and asserted that Iraq "will be free and democratic and peaceful."
Two employees of U.S.-funded Iraqi television shot dead by U.S. troops, station says - 4/19/04 2:23 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. troops shot to death two employees of U.S.-funded television station Al-Iraqiya on Monday and wounded a third in the central city of Samara, the station said.
Fallujah leaders join U.S. in calling on fighters to turn in weapons - 4/19/04 2:12 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fallujah's civic leaders joined American officials Monday in calling for insurgents battling Marines here to surrender their heavy weapons in return for a promise not to resume the U.S. offensive against the city, acording to a U.S. spokesman.
Text of joint statement agreed to by U.S and Fallujah negotiators - 4/19/04 1:51 PM
U.S. civilian and military officials agreed with representatives from the besieged city of Fallujah on a joint statement outlining steps to ease the humanitarian situation and begin collection of insurgents' weapons. Here are excerpts of the text was released by the U.S.-led Coalition Provisional Authority ...
Iraq-US Ambassador - 4/19/04 1:21 PM
The president planned to make the announcement in the Oval Office later Monday, the official said.
Italy endorses Brahimi transfer plan for Iraq, says he'll ask Washington for strong U.N. role - 4/19/04 1:12 PM
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) -- Italy's foreign minister backed a United Nations proposal to transfer sovereignty to a caretaker government in Iraq, and said Monday he would ask Washington to give the United Nations "real powers" in the country.
Italy endorses Brahimi transfer plan for Iraq, says he'll ask Washington for strong U.N. role - 4/19/04 12:33 PM
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) -- Italy's foreign minister backed a United Nations proposal to transfer sovereignty to a caretaker government in Iraq, and said Monday he would ask Washington to give the United Nations "real powers" in the country.
Fallujah leaders join U.S. in calling on fighters to turn in weapons - 4/19/04 12:14 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fallujah's civic leaders joined American officials Monday in calling for insurgents battling Marines here to surrender their heavy weapons in return for a promise not to resume the U.S. offensive against the city, acording to a U.S. spokesman.
Foreign Minister: Spain's long-term ties with U.S. won't suffer over troop withdrawal - 4/19/04 11:53 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spain's withdrawal of its troops from Iraq should not harm its long-term relations with the United States, the new foreign minister said in remarks published Monday, adding that his country will remain steadfast in the fight against terrorism.
Multinational peacekeepers in Iraq scramble to deal with Spanish announcement of pullout - 4/19/04 11:44 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Spain's sudden announcement it was pulling its troops out of Iraq left other members of the multinational force scrambling Monday to come up with a plan for keeping the peace in the increasingly dangerous country.
Japanese generals say U.N. involvement would make Iraqi mission easier - 4/19/04 11:09 AM
TOKYO (AP) -- Greater involvement by the United Nations in Iraq would make it easier for Japanese troops to carry out their humanitarian mission, Japanese military leaders said Monday.
Albania tells Washington of willingness to send more troops to Iraq - 4/19/04 10:19 AM
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania, a predominantly Muslim country, told the United States it was prepared to send more non-combat troops to Iraq, the government said Monday, in a possible expansion of the 71-member-strong contingent patrolling the northern city of Mosul under U.S. command.
Fallujah leaders join U.S. in calling on fighters to turn in weapons - 4/19/04 10:03 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fallujah's civic leaders joined American officials Monday in calling for insurgents battling Marines here to surrender their heavy weapons -- mortars and rockets for example -- in return for an end to the U.S. siege of the city, according to a U.S. spokesman.
Fallujah leaders join U.S. in calling on fighters to turn in weapons - 4/19/04 9:59 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Fallujah's civic leaders joined American officials Monday in calling for insurgents battling Marines here to surrender their weapons in return for an end to the U.S. siege of the the city, according to a U.S. spokesman.
Albania tells Washington of willingness to send more troops to Iraq - 4/19/04 9:36 AM
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albania, a predominantly Muslim country, told the United States it was prepared to send more non-combat troops to Iraq, the government said Monday, in a possible expansion of the 71-member-strong contingent patrolling the northern city of Mosul under U.S. command.
U.S. general to Syria: Do more to help quell violence in Iraq - 4/19/04 8:57 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After new violence that flared near the Iraqi border with Syria left five Marines dead, the U.S. military's top general urged Damascus to do more to cut the flow of foreign fighters entering Iraq.
Foreign Minister: Spain's longterm ties with U.S. won't suffer - 4/19/04 8:08 AM
MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Spain's withdrawal of its troops from Iraq should not harm its longterm relations with the United States, the new foreign minister said in remarks published Monday, adding that his country will remain steadfast in the fight against terrorism.
U.S. administrator says Iraq rebels 'must be dealt with' as Shiites call halt to attacks in south - 4/19/04 6:38 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's two main guerrilla fronts appeared "eerily quiet" on Monday, the U.S. military said, as residents of besieged Fallujah left their homes to shop and a rebel Shiite Muslim militia stuck to a cease-fire it called in the south.
South Korean military survey team returns from Iraq as mission heats up - 4/19/04 5:41 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A South Korean military team returned Monday from Iraq after evaluating sites to send 3,600 troops, as the government stepped up preparations for the delayed dispatch.
U.S. Army snipers seen as "political weapons" in Iraq - 4/19/04 4:22 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- A U.S. Army patrol stops suspicious vehicles on the edges of this insurgent-controlled city.
Bremer acknowledges Iraqi security forces not ready to face insurgents alone - 4/19/04 2:18 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi security forces will not be ready to protect the country against insurgents by the June 30 handover of power, the top U.S. administrator said Sunday -- an assessment aimed at defending the continued heavy presence of U.S. troops here even after an Iraqi government takes over.

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