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Wednesday  May 7, 2003

U.S. to urge U.N. to lift sanctions against Iraq and phase out oil-for-food over next four months - 5/7/03 11:21 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States, while hoping to avoid another bruising diplomatic battle, will press the U.N. Security Council to immediately lift sanctions against Iraq and phase out the oil-for-food humanitarian program over the next four months, council diplomats said Wednesday.
Bush lifts U.S. sanctions on Iraq, prods United Nations to do same - 5/7/03 9:11 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush lifted U.S. sanctions against the old government of Iraq on Wednesday and prodded the U.N. Security Council to do the same. "No country in good conscience can support using sanctions to hold back the hopes of the Iraqi people," Bush said.
Iraqi child killed in accident with U.S. Army vehicle - 5/7/03 8:43 PM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- An 8-year-old Iraqi boy was struck and killed by a U.S. Army vehicle in an accident in the northern Iraqi town of Tikrit, the U.S. Central Command said Wednesday.
Bush lifts U.S. sanctions on Iraq, prods United Nations to do same - 5/7/03 7:51 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Bush suspended U.S. sanctions against the old government of Iraq on Wednesday and prodded the U.N. Security Council to do the same. "No country in good conscience can support using sanctions to hold back the hopes of the Iraqi people," Bush said.
U.S. lifts some economic sanctions against Iraq - 5/7/03 6:49 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government said Wednesday it was lifting some longstanding economic sanctions against Iraq to help efforts to rebuild the country and provide humanitarian aid.
Cheney's former company paid $76.7 million so far in no-bid Iraq contract - 5/7/03 6:35 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The no-bid contract that Halliburton Co. received to put out Iraqi oil well fires has risen to $76.7 million, pushed higher after the government gave Vice President Dick Cheney's former company the added job of restarting Iraq's oil industry.
Powell says the past is the past, United States and Russia wrangle over sanctions - 5/7/03 6:35 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Washington unilaterally lifted some of its economic sanctions against Iraq on Wednesday and pressed its demand for the United Nations to likewise lift penalties against Baghdad
Top U.S. official heads to Berlin, Moscow to push for lifting U.N. sanctions - 5/7/03 5:56 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is preparing to ask the United Nations on Friday or Monday to lift U.N. sanctions against Iraq and sent a senior State Department official to Moscow and Berlin to rally support.
Turkish premier brushes aside criticism by U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz - 5/7/03 5:52 PM
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz's call that Turkey concede it made a mistake by not opening its doors to the U.S. military during the Iraq war.
ICRC seeks access to captured Saddam regime members - 5/7/03 5:39 PM
GENEVA (AP) -- The head of the International Red Cross on Wednesday demanded that the U.S.-led coalition in Iraq grant access to captured members of Saddam Hussein's former regime.
Germany rejects Polish plan for peacekeeping mission in Iraq - 5/7/03 5:08 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany rejected on Wednesday a Polish proposal to join with Denmark and use a joint three-nation corps for peacekeeping duty in Iraq. It didn't rule out sending troops under a U.N. or NATO umbrella.
Iraq National Museum artifacts and paintings recovered - 5/7/03 4:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. authorities have recovered almost 40,000 manuscripts and 700 artifacts that were missing from the National Museum in Baghdad, officials said Wednesday.
U.S. and Russia at odds over lifting sanctions against Iraq - 5/7/03 4:41 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Washington pressed its demand Wednesday that the United Nations lift sanctions against Iraq immediately, but a senior Russian official said Moscow only wants a suspension of the embargoes on food and medicine.
Cheney's former company paid $76.7 million so far in no-bid Iraq contract - 5/7/03 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The no-bid contract that Halliburton Co. received to put out Iraqi oil well fires has risen to $76.7 million, pushed higher after the government gave Vice President Dick Cheney's former company the added job of restarting Iraq's oil industry.
U.S. lifts some economic sanctions against Iraq - 5/7/03 4:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government said Wednesday it was lifting some longstanding economic sanctions against Iraq to help efforts to rebuild the country and provide humanitarian aid.
Pentagon says it may have Iraqi bioweapons lab; sends 2,000 more searchers to Iraq - 5/7/03 4:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon said Wednesday it may have recovered an Iraqi mobile biological weapons lab, the first such announcement since the start of the war to disarm the government of President Saddam Hussein.
U.S. lifts some economic sanctions against Iraq - 5/7/03 4:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government said Wednesday it was lifting some longstanding economic sanctions against Iraq to help efforts to rebuild the country and provide humanitarian aid.
WASHN: Snow said - 5/7/03 4:23 PM
A wide range of economic sanctions on Iraq have been in place since Aug. 2, 1990, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. The sanctions were ordered by the first President Bush.
Army commander says Iraqis found creative ways to defend against U.S. invaders - 5/7/03 4:10 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Army commander in Iraq who caused a stir early in the war by saying Iraqi resistance was tougher than forecast offered new evidence Wednesday -- and no apology for upsetting anyone.
Baath party members hard to avoid in forming new Iraqi administration - 5/7/03 3:35 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi doctors in white lab coats took to the streets Wednesday chanting, "New clean era!" insisting they won't accept the U.S.-appointed Health Ministry chief because of his ties to Saddam Hussein's regime.
American troops finding evidence of Iraqi weapons program, Army commander says - 5/7/03 3:22 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq are doing tests on a trailer that matches the description of a mobile biological weapons lab given by various sources including defectors, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Top U.S. official heads to Berlin, Moscow to push for lifting U.N. sanctions - 5/7/03 2:57 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration sent a senior State Department official to Moscow and Berlin on Wednesday to seek support for a U.N. resolution to lift economic sanctions on Iraq.
Halliburton paid additional $24 million so far for Iraq oil work - 5/7/03 2:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Since extinguishing Iraq's oil fires and performing related emergency work, Halliburton Co. has been paid an additional $24 million to supply Iraqis with oil from other countries and help restart the petroleum industry, documents showed Wednesday.
WASHN: is required - 5/7/03 2:46 PM
Cambone said more testing will be required, noting that the surface of it had been washed with a caustic material and it likely would have to be dismantled before testing can be done on hard-to-reach surfaces.
WASHN: - 5/7/03 2:38 PM
Cambone said that what the U.S. military has in its possession is the kind of mobile laboratory that Secretary of State Colin Powell described in a report to the U.N. Security Council as he sought to justify forcibly disarming Saddam.
American troops finding evidence of Iraqi weapons program, Army commander says - 5/7/03 2:33 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces in Iraq are doing tests on trailer that matches the description of a mobile biological weapons lab given by various sources including defectors, the Pentagon said Wednesday.
Saddam heartland gets new U.S.-installed governor; `good job for the people' pledged - 5/7/03 2:30 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi military officer who fought the United States during the Gulf War was appointed by the Americans on Wednesday as governor of Saddam Hussein's heartland, a tense province still teeming with the deposed dictator's supporters.
IOC says new Iraqi committee to be formed - 5/7/03 2:10 PM
LONDON (AP) -- The Iraqi Olympic committee should be dissolved and replaced by a new group with no links to the torture and other abuses of Saddam Hussein's regime, the Games' governing body said Wednesday.
Coalition nations prepare peacekeepers, but not enough for a quick U.S. drawdown - 5/7/03 1:56 PM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Bulgaria has 450 soldiers ready to go to Iraq. Azerbaijan is sending 150. Poland is considering up to 2,200, Italy as many as 3,000. But Denmark is good for only 380, Estonia just 55 -- and Latvia a mere dozen.
Military investigating whether Patriot batteries mistook coalition planes for missiles - 5/7/03 1:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army's Patriot missile defenses can mistake friendly airplanes for enemy missiles -- a problem which may have caused Patriots to shoot down two coalition planes over Iraq, killing three airmen.
Top U.S. official heads to Berlin, Moscow to push for lifting U.N. sanctions - 5/7/03 1:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration is sending a senior State Department official to Berlin and Moscow to seek support for a U.N. resolution to lift economic sanctions on Iraq.
Saddam heartland gets new U.S.-installed governor; `good job for the people' pledged - 5/7/03 1:08 PM
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- An Iraqi military officer who fought the United States during the Gulf War was appointed by the Americans on Wednesday as governor of Saddam Hussein's heartland, a tense province still teeming with the deposed dictator's supporters.
New tape attributed to Saddam, first allegedly made since regime's fall, urges Iraqis to fight on - 5/7/03 1:06 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- In a new audiotape -- the first allegedly made by Saddam Hussein since U.S.-led forces ousted his regime -- the deposed Iraqi leader urges his countrymen to fight foreign occupation.
American troops finding evidence of Iraqi weapons program, Army commander says - 5/7/03 1:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American forces have collected "plenty of documentary evidence" suggesting Saddam Hussein had an active program for weapons of mass destruction, the commander of U.S. Army troops in Iraq said Wednesday.
Cholera cases in southern Iraqi city prompts fears of wider outbreak - 5/7/03 12:49 PM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Two hospitals in southern Iraq have reported 17 confirmed cases of cholera in Basra, and the World Health Organization said Wednesday it fears far more have gone unreported.
Cholera outbreak in southern Iraqi city prompts fears of wider epidemic - 5/7/03 11:42 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Two hospitals in southern Iraq have reported 17 confirmed cases of cholera, and the World Health Organization said Wednesday it fears far more have gone unreported.
Poles readying for major peacekeeping role in Iraq - 5/7/03 11:41 AM
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland has been lobbying Washington to allow Germany to play a role in postwar Iraq, trying to use its favor with the United States to help mend a rift with Europe's anti-war nations.
International Olympic Committee says new Iraqi committee should be formed - 5/7/03 11:10 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq's Olympic committee should be dissolved and replaced by a group with no links to torture and other abuses that took place under Saddam Hussein, the Games' governing body said Wednesday.
Military investigating whether Patriot batteries mistook coalition planes for missiles - 5/7/03 10:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon investigators suspect U.S. Patriot anti-missile batteries may have shot down two coalition jets over Iraq because the systems mistook the planes for Iraqi missiles.
British soldier who may have been executed by Iraqi forces in March is buried - 5/7/03 10:22 AM
LONDON (AP) -- A British soldier whose body was found in a shallow grave in Iraq and who may have been executed by Iraqi forces was buried Wednesday with military honors.
Nobody on Security Council objects to lifting sanctions against Iraq; the issue is how and when - 5/7/03 9:53 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Nobody on the U.N. Security Council objects to lifting sanctions against Iraq, but the United States is at odds with Russia and France on how quickly the oil and trade embargoes should end.
Turkish premier brushes aside criticism by U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Wolfowitz - 5/7/03 8:56 AM
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday rejected U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz's call that Turkey concede it made a mistake by not opening its doors to the U.S. military during the Iraq war.
Arrests of most wanted Iraqis by coalition forces - 5/7/03 8:19 AM
Twenty of the 55 wanted members of Saddam's inner circle are in custody. One other was reported killed.
U.S. looking to bar Saddam supporters from new Iraqi administration - 5/7/03 7:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Coalition officials are trying to sort out which Iraqis will be excluded from a new administration because of their ties to Saddam Hussein's regime, the U.S. administrator for Iraq said Wednesday.
Nobody on Security Council objects to lifting sanctions against Iraq _ but the issue is how and when - 5/7/03 4:31 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Nobody on the U.N. Security Council objects to lifting sanctions against Iraq, but the United States is at odds with Russia and France on how quickly the oil and trade embargoes should end.
Halliburton contract larger than previously known - 5/7/03 3:03 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Halliburton Co.'s emergency, no-bid contract to work on Iraq's oil wells must be fully disclosed, a Democratic lawmaker says, pointing to the Army's admission that the company has a far more lucrative role than originally believed.
Coalition forces capture No. 32 on Iraq most-wanted list - 5/7/03 2:15 AM
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition forces in Iraq have taken a former official of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party into custody, U.S. Central Command announced Wednesday.
Iraqi women, among Mideast's most educated, fear for the future - 5/7/03 1:46 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Salwa al-Baghdadi, Shiite Muslim and newly practicing dentist, peers through the iron fence around her clinic. Her hands are thrust into the pockets of her white lab coat. Her brown hair is uncovered.
Recovering looted Iraqi treasures, one small pot at a time - 5/7/03 1:32 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- From a dusty library table, Marine Lt. Col. Matthew Bogdanos lifts a small pot with burned red ochre designs and holds it to the light.
Basra at night: British forces keep the peace, try to keep safe - 5/7/03 1:30 AM
BASRA, Iraq (AP) -- Hayyaniyah, a crowded maze of open sewers and trash-strewn walkways, was such a notorious slum in Basra that even Saddam Hussein's police left it alone.
Military investigating whether Patriot batteries mistook coalition planes for missiles - 5/7/03 1:29 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pentagon investigators suspect U.S. Patriot anti-missile batteries may have shot down two coalition jets over Iraq because the systems mistook the planes for Iraqi missiles.

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