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Wednesday  July 14, 2004

Philippines says it is withdrawing troops from Iraq early to meet kidnappers' demand - 7/14/04 10:26 PM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines said Wednesday it was withdrawing its small peacekeeping contingent from Iraq early to save the life of a kidnapped truck driver, a dramatic turnaround by one of Washington's biggest backers in the war on terrorism.
Comparison of British and U.S. inquiries into intelligence on Iraq - 7/14/04 7:59 PM
A British commission headed by Lord Butler and the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee have completed separate inquiries into the intelligence used by their countries to justify the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Some comparisons:
British report absolves Blair of misleading public, saying intelligence on Iraq flawed - 7/14/04 7:51 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair escaped harsh criticism in an official inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq, which faulted him Wednesday for informal decision-making and pushing available intelligence to the limit, but found no deliberate distortions.
A daily look at U.S. military deaths in Iraq - 7/14/04 7:33 PM
As of Wednesday, July 14, 883 U.S. service members have died since the beginning of military operations in Iraq in March 2003, according to the Defense Department. Of those, 653 died as a result of hostile action and 230 died of non-hostile causes.
State Department says slow pace of aiding Iraq is normal - 7/14/04 5:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bush administration said Wednesday that it was pleased with the pace of worldwide aid to Iraq and that donors were making good on their pledges no more slowly than in past fund-raising efforts for stricken countries.
Idaho National Guard tells soldiers to stick to approved themes when dealing with media - 7/14/04 5:23 PM
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The Idaho National Guard has issued a set of talking points for soldiers to use when speaking to the media, reminding them to focus on support for the war in Iraq and confidence in American troops.
Suicide bombing, assassination _ strong signal from Iraqi insurgents - 7/14/04 5:11 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb Wednesday outside the fortified enclave housing the headquarters of Iraq's interim government, killing at least 10 people, and gunmen in northern Iraq assassinated a provincial governor.
British report absolves Blair of misleading public, saying intelligence on Iraq flawed - 7/14/04 4:56 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair escaped harsh criticism in an official inquiry into prewar intelligence on Iraq, which faulted him Wednesday for informal decision-making and pushing available intelligence to the limit, but found no deliberate distortions.
Saddam's captors take piece of him home to Texas - 7/14/04 4:41 PM
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- When Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq, a pair of monuments stood as symbols of his iron-fisted domination: towering bronze statues depicting a heroic Saddam as the mighty conqueror, on horseback, sword aloft.
Saudi company will stop work in Iraq to save life of kidnapped Egyptian driver - 7/14/04 4:00 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A Saudi company employing an Egyptian driver held hostage by insurgents in Iraq said Wednesday it would stop work in the country to win the captive's freedom.
Saudi company "ready" to withdraw from Iraq to save life of kidnapped Egyptian driver - 7/14/04 3:27 PM
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- A Saudi company employing an Egyptian driver held hostage by an insurgent group in Iraq said Wednesday it was prepared to leave the country to win the captive's freedom.
New U.N. Iraq envoy says job offers challenge of helping the country through democratic elections - 7/14/04 2:56 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The new U.N. envoy to Iraq said Wednesday he accepted the potentially dangerous job because of the challenge of helping the country complete its transition to democratic elections under a new constitution.
Car bomb rocks Baghdad killing at least 10, injuring 40 as Philippines withdraws troops - 7/14/04 2:50 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide attacker detonated a massive car bomb Wednesday at a checkpoint near the British Embassy and headquarters of the interim Iraqi government, killing at least 10 people and wounding 40, including a U.S. soldier, authorities said.
Al-Zarqawi claims responsibility of attacking Iraqi prime minister's house - 7/14/04 2:47 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Al-Qaida-linked militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi issued a Web site statement Wednesday claiming responsibility for an attack on a home used by Iraq's interim prime minister.
Governor of the city of Mosul slain - 7/14/04 2:44 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents tossed hand grenades and fired machine guns at a government convoy in the south of the city of Mosul on Wednesday, killing the provincial governor and two of his guards, an Interior Ministry official said.
Car bomb rocks Baghdad killing at least 10, injuring 40 as Philippines withdraws troops - 7/14/04 1:10 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide attacker detonated a massive car bomb Wednesday at a checkpoint near the British Embassy and headquarters of the interim Iraqi government, killing at least 10 people and wounding 40, including a U.S. soldier, authorities said.
Governor of the city of Mosul slain - 7/14/04 1:02 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents tossed hand grenades and fired machine guns at a government convoy in the south of the city of Mosul on Wednesday, killing the governor and two of his guards, an Interior Ministry official said.
Inquiry says British Iraq intelligence "seriously flawed"; Blair accepts responsibility - 7/14/04 12:59 PM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq had no stockpiles of useable chemical or biological weapons before the war, and British intelligence relied in part on "seriously flawed" or "unreliable" sources in deciding to join the U.S.-attack to oust Saddam Hussein, an official inquiry reported Wednesday.
Iraq's interim government outlines new plans for Federal Supreme Court - 7/14/04 11:29 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's interim president outlined plans Wednesday for a new high court that would mediate disputes between the central government and those running autonomous regions, mainly in the Kurdish north.
Iraqi official assassinated in capital - 7/14/04 11:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Gunmen killed an auditor for the Industry Ministry in a drive-by shooting as he was leaving his office in Baghdad, authorities said Wednesday.
Philippines says it is withdrawing troops from Iraq early to meet kidnappers' demand - 7/14/04 9:43 AM
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippines said Wednesday it was withdrawing its small peacekeeping contingent from Iraq early to save the life of a kidnapped truck driver, a dramatic turnaround by one of Washington's biggest backers in the war on terrorism.
Inquiry says British Iraq intelligence "seriously flawed," Blair takes personal responsibility - 7/14/04 9:27 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq had no useable chemical or biological weapons before the war, and British intelligence relied in part on "seriously flawed" or "unreliable" sources, an official inquiry reported Wednesday.
Inquiry says British Iraq intelligence "seriously flawed" - 7/14/04 9:21 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Iraq had no useable chemical or biological weapons before the war, and British intelligence relied in part on "seriously flawed" or "unreliable" sources, an official inquiry reported Wednesday.
Inquiry says British Iraq intelligence "seriously flawed" - 7/14/04 8:59 AM
LONDON (AP) -- An official inquiry into the quality of British intelligence on Iraqi weapons of mass destruction said Wednesday that some sources were "seriously flawed" or "unreliable" but found no evidence of "deliberate distortion or culpable negligence."
Blair faces judgment on prewar Iraq intelligence - 7/14/04 6:31 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Tony Blair, rocked for months by the fallout from the Iraq war, now faces a potentially scathing report on the quality of British intelligence used to justify the invasion.
Car bomb rocks Baghdad killing 11, injuring 40 as Philippines says it is withdrawing troops - 7/14/04 6:23 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A suicide attacker detonated a massive car bomb Wednesday at a checkpoint near the British Embassy and the interim Iraqi government's headquarters in Baghdad, killing 11 people and wounding 40, including a U.S. soldier, authorities said.
Car bomb in central Baghdad kills at least 10 and wounds 40, including U.S. soldier. - 7/14/04 4:37 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday at a checkpoint near the area housing the U.S. Embassy and offices of the interim government in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 40, including a U.S. soldier, authorities said.
Car bomb in Baghdad kills at least 10 and wounds 40, including U.S. soldier - 7/14/04 4:31 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday at a checkpoint near the area housing the U.S. Embassy and offices of the interim Iraqi government in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 40, including one U.S. soldier, authorities said.
Car bomb in central Baghdad kills at least 10 and injures 40, including U.S. soldier. - 7/14/04 3:53 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday at a checkpoint near the area housing the U.S. Embassy and offices of the interim Iraqi government in Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and injuring 40, including one U.S. soldier, authorities said.
Car bomb in central Baghdad kills at least nine and injures 20, including U.S. soldier. - 7/14/04 3:21 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday at a checkpoint near an area housing embassies and offices of the interim Iraqi government in Baghdad, killing at least nine people and injuring 20 others, including one U.S. soldier, police and military officials said.
Philippines says some troops have left Iraq _ apparent bid to save hostage - 7/14/04 2:52 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Philippines has begun withdrawing its troops from Iraq, the government said Wednesday, apparently hoping to placate militants who threatened to kill a Filipino hostage if the tiny contingent was not out by July 20.
Car bomb kills at least nine near zone housing U.S., British Embassies in Baghdad - 7/14/04 2:48 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday at a checkpoint near an area housing international offices and embassies in Baghdad, killing at least nine people and injuring 20 others, police said.
War is proving political problem not only for U.S., but for friends as well - 7/14/04 2:28 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Iraq war is not only a major election-year problem for the Bush administration, it is proving a monumental political pain for America's friends.
Explosion heard in central Baghdad - 7/14/04 2:05 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A massive explosion rocked central Baghdad on Wednesday on the outskirts of the so-called Green Zone, which houses the U.S. and British Embassies. There were reports of casualties.
Philippines says it has withdrawn some peacekeepers from Iraq early to meet kidnappers' demand - 7/14/04 12:39 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Philippines said Wednesday it had withdrawn some of its peacekeepers from Iraq and was coordinating a pullout, apparent efforts to meet the demand of kidnappers threatening to kill a captive Filipino truck driver.

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