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Wednesday  June 2, 2004

Many U.N. council members want to hear from new Iraqi leaders, still want changes in resolution - 6/2/04 10:29 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Key Security Council members said Wednesday they still aren't satisfied with a revised U.N. resolution on Iraq and want more changes and ideas from its interim leaders and U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi.
Lawmakers OK $25 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan, but limit Bush's flexibility - 6/2/04 9:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate and a House committee voted Wednesday to give President Bush the $25 billion he wants for U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan later this year, but denied him the free hand he sought to control the money.
U.N. envoy Brahimi urges reconciliation dialogue with anti-American insurgents, hints at U.S. pressure - 6/2/04 7:29 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The U.N. envoy urged Iraqis on Wednesday to accept the new interim government he helped put together, and called for a dialogue with "patriotic" elements of the anti-American insurgency -- a departure from U.S. policy.
Powell says Iraq will not get veto over U.S. troops - 6/2/04 7:17 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will not give Iraq a veto over U.S. troops, but will work with the government there as partners, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Wednesday.
Kerry's wife criticizes Iraq war - 6/2/04 7:11 PM
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Teresa Heinz Kerry criticized President Bush on Wednesday, arguing that his push to invade Iraq "exacerbated, out of control, terrorism around the world" while alienating allies.
Italian hostages taken in Iraq in April shown alive on Arab TV - 6/2/04 7:05 PM
ROME (AP) -- Weeks after their capture, three Italians taken hostage in Iraq were shown in a video broadcast Wednesday in Italy.
U.S. troops battle Shiite militants in Kufa, Baghdad - 6/2/04 5:53 PM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- American troops clashed with Shiite militants in this southern city Wednesday -- six days after a truce was supposed to have taken effect. At least five Iraqis were killed and more than 40 were wounded.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 6/2/04 5:29 PM
As of Wednesday, June 2, 810 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 594 died as a result of hostile action and 216 died of non-hostile causes.
Congress moves toward limiting how Bush could spend $25 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan - 6/2/04 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-led Congress moved Wednesday toward limiting President Bush's flexibility in spending $25 billion he has requested for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan later this year.
Possible conflicts seen for Army general in Iraq investigations - 6/2/04 3:59 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army general who reported last fall there was no mistreatment at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq also commands the criminal investigators now pursuing the abuse cases, raising concerns about a potential conflict of interest.
Army expands program aimed at keeping soldiers on duty _ even if slated for retirement - 6/2/04 3:38 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of soldiers who had expected to retire or otherwise leave the military will be required to stay if their units are ordered to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Turkish, Egyptian man taken hostage, armed kidnappers say on video - 6/2/04 2:47 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Masked gunmen displayed a Turkish and an Egyptian captive in videotape obtained Wednesday, saying the two truck drivers had been kidnapped for working with the U.S.-led occupation.
Top GOP senator would limit how Bush could spend $25 billion for Iraq, Afghanistan - 6/2/04 2:47 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A leading Senate Republican said Wednesday he will propose limiting President Bush's flexibility in spending $25 billion the president has requested for U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan later this year.
Explosions heard at U.S. base at Kirkuk airport, fire engines heading inside - 6/2/04 2:46 PM
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Large explosions were heard Wednesday night at the U.S. base at Kirkuk airport, and an Iraqi officer said it appeared the blasts were coming from the ammunition dump there.
President outlines ideology of war on terror to Air Force graduates - 6/2/04 2:45 PM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- President Bush compared the fight against terrorists to the struggle against tyranny that forced World War II, telling new Air Force officers Wednesday that the United States and its allies can win the battle by bringing freedom and reform to the Middle East.
Chalabi tells AP he did not leak information to the Iranians - 6/2/04 1:19 PM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi politician Ahmad Chalabi branded as "stupid" Wednesday reports that he or his followers told Iran the United States had cracked some of Tehran's secret codes.
Magazine reports Bush understands why Iraqis oppose U.S. occupation - 6/2/04 12:55 PM
PARIS (AP) -- President Bush said in a published interview that Iraqis fighting American troops weren't all terrorists and insisted he can understand their distaste for occupation.
Militants exchange gunfire with U.S. troops in Kufa, car bomb explodes in Baghdad - 6/2/04 12:12 PM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- Militants loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clashed Wednesday with U.S. forces near a mosque in this Shiite holy city and in Baghdad, and officials said six Iraqis were killed and 40 others wounded.
Army expands program aimed at keeping soldiers on duty beyond the time their tours expire - 6/2/04 10:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army will prevent soldiers in units set to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan from leaving the service at the end of their terms, a top general said Wednesday.
Danish lawmakers approve extending troops in Iraq six more months - 6/2/04 10:56 AM
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to extend by six months the deployment of Denmark's nearly 500 soldiers in southern Iraq.
Iraq-US-Military - 6/2/04 10:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army will prevent soldiers in units set to deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan from leaving the service at the end of their terms, a top general said Wednesday.
Some legal experts warn of possible conflicts for Army general in Iraq probes - 6/2/04 10:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army general who reported last fall there was no mistreatment at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq also commands the criminal investigators now pursuing the abuse cases, drawing concerns by some military law experts about a potential conflict of interest.
Poll: Most Portuguese want police force out of Iraq - 6/2/04 10:35 AM
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Almost 74 percent of people questioned in an opinion poll published Wednesday said they want Portugal's deployment of about 120 policemen to be withdrawn from Iraq.
U.N. envoy urges Iraqis to accept new interim government - 6/2/04 10:16 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi urged Iraqis on Wednesday to accept the country's new interim government, while acknowledging a strong American hand in shaping it. The largest Shiite Muslim party charged important and popular political figures were excluded.
Militants exchange gunfire with U.S. troops in Kufa, car bomb explodes in Baghdad - 6/2/04 8:13 AM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- Militants loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clashed Wednesday with U.S. forces near a mosque in this Shiite holy city, and hospital officials said at least three Iraqis were killed and 16 others wounded.
U.N. envoy urges Iraqis to accept new interim government - 6/2/04 7:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United Nations envoy urged Iraqis on Wednesday to accept the new interim government and to work toward national elections -- the next major step in the country's advance toward democracy.
Shiite holy cities paying the price for U.S-al-Sadr clashes - 6/2/04 6:58 AM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) -- Only blocks from where gunmen prowled the streets, rocket-propelled grenades at the ready, store owner Ali Abdul-Mahdi lamented what had become of this holy city.
Turkish, Egyptian man taken hostage, armed kidnappers say on video - 6/2/04 5:45 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Masked gunmen displayed a Turkish and an Egyptian captive in videotape obtained Wednesday, saying the two truck drivers had been kidnapped for working with the U.S.-led occupation.
Car bomb explodes in Baghdad neighborhood - 6/2/04 5:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded on a crowded street in the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing four people and injuring dozens, police said.
Militants exchange gunfire with U.S. troops in Kufa - 6/2/04 5:25 AM
KUFA, Iraq (AP) -- Militants loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr clashed Wednesday with U.S. forces near a mosque in this Shiite holy city, and hospital officials said at least three Iraqis were killed and 16 others wounded.
WASHINGTON TODAY: `Full sovereignty' in Iraq might not be so - 6/2/04 4:13 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush and top U.S. officials repeatedly stress that Iraqis will have "full sovereignty" after June 30. The interim Iraqi government that takes power then, however, will be more caretaking than autonomous, unable to do basic functions such as make laws or control military forces.
Arab TV shows tape of Egyptian, Turk, said to be kidnapped in Iraq - 6/2/04 3:31 AM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Arabic-language satellite television stations showed videotape Wednesday of two men -- an Egyptian and a Turk -- saying they had been kidnapped in Iraq and were being threatened with execution.
U.N. draft gives Iraq more control over army, but some Security Council members still unsatisfied - 6/2/04 2:28 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A revised U.N. Security Council resolution gives Iraq's interim leaders control of the army and police, but council diplomats said the document still doesn't properly spell out the new government's sovereignty.
President to outline ideology of war on terror to Air Force graduates - 6/2/04 1:34 AM
DENVER (AP) -- President Bush is casting the war in Iraq as the central focus in a struggle between freedom and terrorism as a caretaker government prepares to take power in Baghdad at the end of the month.
Some legal experts warn of possible conflicts for Army general in Iraq probes - 6/2/04 1:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army general who reported last fall there was no mistreatment at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq also commands the criminal investigators now pursuing the abuse cases, drawing concerns by some military law experts about a potential conflict of interest.

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