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Wednesday  June 23, 2004

Al-Qaida-linked terrorists vow to assassinate Iraqi prime minister - 6/23/04 10:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The suspected mastermind of beheadings and bombings threatened to assassinate Iraq's prime minister a week before the new government takes power. U.S. officials said Wednesday that an airstrike killed 20 followers of the al-Qaida-linked militant.
U.S., Europe expected to call for agreement on Iraq debt relief - 6/23/04 7:31 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Europe will pledge to work toward reducing Iraq's massive foreign debt by year's end although differences remain over the size of the relief package, European officials said Wednesday.
Bush to push for NATO role in Iraq at summit talks - 6/23/04 6:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush will appeal to allied leaders next week to send a NATO force to Iraq to bolster the U.S.-led coalition, two senior administration officials said Wednesday.
Justice Department rewriting advice on prisoner abuse against Iraqi scandal backdrop - 6/23/04 6:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department is rewriting its legal advice on how far U.S. interrogators can go to pry information from detainees, working under much different circumstances from the writers of earlier memos that appeared to justify torture.
U.S. general says Saddam is being treated humanely by American forces - 6/23/04 6:39 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein "has the gall" to complain about the conditions of his treatment, but he is being treated with "dignity and respect," a senior U.S. military officer said Wednesday.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 6/23/04 5:18 PM
As of Wednesday, June 23, 842 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq last year, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 622 died as a result of hostile action and 220 died of non-hostile causes.
Al-Qaida-linked terrorists vow to assassinate Iraqi prime minister - 6/23/04 4:54 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The suspected mastermind of beheadings and bombings threatened to assassinate Iraq's prime minister, and U.S. officials claimed Wednesday that an airstrike against a hideout of the al-Qaida-linked militant killed up to 20 of his followers.
Korean hostage kidnapped in late May, video shows hostage criticizing U.S. - 6/23/04 4:38 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The South Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq was likely kidnapped at the end of May and not June 17 as initially reported by his employer, a South Korean Foreign Ministry official said Wednesday.
Biden urges Bush to seek NATO help on Iraq, says administration seems to be "throwing in towel" - 6/23/04 4:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush should present allied leaders with a plan next week to send a NATO force to Iraq, Sen. Joseph Biden, the senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said Wednesday.
Bush administration moderated interrogation tactics after officials objected - 6/23/04 3:36 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration didn't ease its hard-line tactics for interrogating terror suspects until after concerns were raised repeatedly by State Department and military officials worried about violating international and U.S. law, memos released by the White House show.
Courts-martial of British soldiers accused of abusing prisoners could be held in Iraq, official says - 6/23/04 3:32 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Some of the courts-martial planned for British soldiers accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners could be held in Iraq in front of the families of the alleged victims, a senior British official said Wednesday.
One day after his group beheads South Korean, al-Zarqawi vows to assassinate Iraqi leader - 6/23/04 12:39 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim prime minister said Wednesday he was determined to confront the mastermind of bombings and beheadings who threatened to assassinate him, and the U.S. military said it killed 20 foreign fighters at the suspected terrorist's hideout.
NATO says Iraqi interim prime minister asks for allied help but not troops - 6/23/04 12:06 PM
BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) -- Days before their summit meeting, NATO allies are considering a request from Iraqi interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi for training and other technical assistance but not troops, an alliance spokesman said Wednesday.
One day after his group beheads South Korean, al-Zarqawi vows to assassinate Iraqi leader - 6/23/04 11:28 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A recording purportedly made by the mastermind of bombings and beheadings in Iraq threatened to assassinate Iraq's interim prime minister and fight the Americans "until Islamic rule is back on Earth."
Defense lawyer in Iraqi abuse action has won other high-profile military cases - 6/23/04 11:21 AM
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) -- Frank Spinner went to law school on the military's dime. Now the former officer is taking on the Pentagon in high-profile cases -- and winning.
Bush calls interim prime minister of Iraq; presidential spokesman says Bush remains resolute against terrorists - 6/23/04 11:05 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush called interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi Wednesday to "reiterate his commitment to the Iraqi people," the White House said.
South Koreans vent anger, sorrow over beheading; president vows to fight terrorism - 6/23/04 10:31 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Koreans poured out sorrow and anger Wednesday over the beheading of a countryman in Iraq, while President Roh Moo-hyun vowed to "deal sternly" with terrorism and push ahead with a large troop expansion.
One day after his group beheads South Korean, Al-Zarqawi vows to assassinate Iraqi leader - 6/23/04 10:20 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A recording purportedly made by the mastermind of bombings and beheadings in Iraq threatened to assassinate Iraq's interim prime minister and fight the Americans "until Islamic rule is back on Earth."
Patience necessary as Iraq undergoes transition to sovereignty, new U.S. ambassador says - 6/23/04 9:58 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Wednesday the situation in the troubled country won't be turned around overnight when sovereignty is handed over, but "it's possible to get the trend moving in the right direction."
Radical Shiite cleric's followers decline invitation to join national conference - 6/23/04 9:42 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Top followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr rejected an invitation Wednesday to join a national conference that will select a council to advise Iraq's interim government.
Someone's got to do it, says new U.S. ambassador to Iraq - 6/23/04 8:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Wednesday the situation in the troubled country won't be turned around overnight when sovereignty is handed over, but "it's possible to get the trend moving in the right direction."
One day after his group beheads South Korean, Al-Zarqawi vows to assassinate Iraq's prime minister - 6/23/04 7:15 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A recording purportedly made by the mastermind of bombings and beheadings in Iraq threatened to assassinate Iraq's interim prime minister and fight the Americans "until Islamic rule is back on Earth."
Militants in Iraq behead South Korean hostage, then U.S. launches airstrike on safehouse - 6/23/04 5:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. forces launched an airstrike targeting militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi after his group beheaded a South Korean who had pleaded "I don't want to die" in a heart-wrenching videotape.
South Korea president pledges to "deal sternly" with terrorism after killing of South Korean hostage in Iraq - 6/23/04 3:03 AM
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's president said his nation was "wrenched with grief" Wednesday over the beheading of a South Korean hostage in Iraq, but reaffirmed his resolve to deploy troops there and vowed to "deal sternly" with terrorism.
Prisoner Abuse-Bush Order - 6/23/04 1:43 AM
Text of order signed by President Bush on Feb. 7, 2002, outlining treatment of al-Qaida and Taliban detainees
Prisoner Abuse-Highlights - 6/23/04 1:43 AM
Highlights of some of the documents released Tuesday on the Bush administration's internal deliberations over the treatment of detainees in the war on terror
Bush administration repudiates memo offering justifications for torture - 6/23/04 1:41 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration laid out its legal reasoning for denying terror war suspects the protections of international humanitarian law but immediately repudiated a key memo arguing that torture might be justified in the fight against al-Qaida.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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