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Friday  May 16, 2003

Russia, China and France signal they still want major changes in U.S. resolution to lift sanctions but Germany indicates support - 5/16/03 9:27 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia, China and France made clear Friday they want major changes in a U.S.-backed resolution to lift sanctions against Iraq, but Germany indicated it was likely to support the proposal.
Commerce announces creation of Iraq reconstruction task force - 5/16/03 6:44 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Commerce Department said Friday it had created an Iraq Reconstruction Task Force to help American companies that want to participate in the rebuilding of Iraq.
Americans, Iraqis blame Saddam's amnesty of prisoners before war for country's crimes - 5/16/03 6:14 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A few months before the war, Saddam Hussein freed some 100,000 prisoners, most of them hardened criminals. Now, with security tenuous across Iraq and Baghdad plagued by crime and fear, U.S. officials are blaming that general amnesty for much of the chaos.
America's new top man in Iraq meets with potential core of new government - 5/16/03 6:08 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The new top U.S. official in Iraq met for the first time Friday with the seven political leaders likely to form the core of a new government and said he found common ground on the way forward.
Lieberman wants hearings on lack of competition for Iraq contracts - 5/16/03 5:52 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman, senior Democrat on the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, urged Friday that hearings be conducted on the Bush administration's limited competition for contracts on reconstruction work in Iraq.
Americans, Iraqis blame Saddam's amnesty of prisoners before war for country's crimes - 5/16/03 4:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A few months before the war, Saddam Hussein freed some 100,000 prisoners, most of them hardened criminals. Now, with security tenuous across Iraq and Baghdad plagued by crime and fear, U.S. officials are blaming that general amnesty for much of the chaos.
Some missing antiquities may be safe in hidden vaults, U.S. official says - 5/16/03 4:57 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. authorities said Friday they are scaling back the estimates of how much treasure was looted from Iraq's National Museum after discovering that museum officials have been stashing items in secret vaults for at least 13 years.
Iraqis have sworn not to return missing artifacts until Americans leave, investigator says - 5/16/03 4:41 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of antiquities missing from the Iraq National Museum have been found but not returned because citizens won't hand them over to either their American occupiers or remnants of the hated former government, U.S. investigators say.
Germany's Schroeder backs U.S. against Iraq sanctions, boosts U.S.-German relations - 5/16/03 4:03 PM
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder backed the U.S. push to lift sanctions against Iraq on Friday, saying they "no longer make sense" as he gave a boost to U.S.-German relations for the first time since an acrimonious split over the Iraq war.
Supporters flock to first post-Saddam soccer match, cheer returning hero - 5/16/03 3:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Saddam Hussein is gone. And Rad Hamoudi is back.
INC says it believes remains of missing Kuwaitis found - 5/16/03 3:34 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Iraqi group that opposed Saddam Hussein said Friday it believes it has located a mass grave of 600 Kuwaiti prisoners missing since the first Persian Gulf War 12 years ago.
U.N. official: Security needed to deliver humanitarian assistance in Iraq - 5/16/03 3:24 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The free flow of aid to the Iraqi people will be impossible until security improves across the country, a senior U.N. official said Friday, though he said there is "no immediate humanitarian crisis" in Iraq.
Thousands of Baathists barred from future Iraqi government - 5/16/03 2:55 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Up to 30,000 top members of Saddam Hussein's Baath Party will be banned from any future Iraqi government, a senior U.S official said Friday as part of a sweeping decree aimed at putting "a stake in the heart" of the long-entrenched organization.
U.S. weapons teams plan damage assessment at Iraqi nuclear site - 5/16/03 1:52 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A team of Americans is preparing to assess damage at Iraq's largest nuclear facility, the U.S. military announced Friday, weeks after the site was plundered by looters.
U.S. presents revised draft to lift sanctions against Iraq but Russia and China want major changes - 5/16/03 12:48 PM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Stepping up the pressure for a vote next week, the United States presented a revised resolution to the U.N. Security Council to immediately lift sanctions against Iraq, but Russia and China signaled Friday they still want major changes.
U.S. moves to ban key Baathists in Iraq as Powell lobbies for U.N resolution - 5/16/03 12:22 PM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The United States moved Friday to purge its Iraqi reconstruction effort of any Baath Party influence and to recover most of the millions of dollars taken by Saddam Hussein's family and regime.
Seeking quick vote, U.S. revises resolution seeking end to Iraq sanctions - 5/16/03 11:54 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Stepping up the pressure for a vote next week, the United States presented a revised resolution to the U.N. Security Council to immediately lift sanctions against Iraq but indicated it might agree to suspend them instead, as Russia and France want.
No. 52 on U.S. most-wanted list arrested in Iraq - 5/16/03 11:42 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- An upper-level Baath Party official from northern Iraq was captured in a raid on a village in the heartland of Saddam Hussein's former power base, the U.S. military said Friday.
Most cash looted by Saddam's son recovered; leading Baathists to be barred from government jobs - 5/16/03 9:06 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. officials believe they have recovered most of the $1 billion taken from Iraq's central bank by one of Saddam Hussein's sons before the regime's collapse.
Amnesty International investigating claims coalition troops tortured Iraqi prisoners of war - 5/16/03 8:55 AM
LONDON (AP) -- Amnesty International is investigating claims that British and American troops tortured prisoners of war in Iraq with night-long beatings and, in at least one case, electric shocks, the group said Friday.
Top official: Thousands of Baathists to be banned from future Iraqi government - 5/16/03 8:43 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Between 15,000 and 30,000 Baath Party officials will be banned entirely from any future Iraqi government, a senior U.S. official said Friday, adding that the move aims to "put a stake" in the heart of Saddam Hussein's former ruling party.
Mass grave discovered in Iraq's holy Shiite city - 5/16/03 7:57 AM
KARBALA, Iraq (AP) -- Volunteers with shovels excavated a mass grave in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Friday, collecting remains of the dead and calling the bodies evidence of crimes committed by Saddam Hussein
BAGHDAD: out right. - 5/16/03 7:25 AM
The reconstruction team's purging efforts, which the official said would begin Saturday, come nearly a week after U.S. Gen. Tommy Franks, the war's commander, told Iraqis that the Baath Party was dissolved.
BAGHDAD: its heart. - 5/16/03 7:17 AM
Reconstruction officials in Iraq are trying to get the country's ministries and civil service working again, and are struggling to make sure they purge Saddam sympathizers without gutting the entire bureaucracy.
Young Iraqi war victims receiving treatment in Austria - 5/16/03 6:43 AM
VIENNA, Austria (AP) -- Some are swathed in bandages covering third-degree burns. Others are emaciated by extreme malnutrition or partially paralyzed by shrapnel wounds.
Most cash looted by Saddam's son recovered; Iraqi women protest in Baghdad - 5/16/03 6:33 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. officials believe they recovered most of the $1 billion taken from Iraq's central bank by one of Saddam Hussein's sons before the regime's collapse.
Most cash looted by Saddam's son recovered; U.S. presses to end U.N. sanctions - 5/16/03 5:04 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. officials believe they recovered most of the $1 billion taken from Iraq's central bank by one of Saddam Hussein's sons before the regime's collapse.
Seeking quick vote, U.S. revises resolution seeking end to Iraq sanctions - 5/16/03 2:19 AM
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Stepping up the pressure for a vote next week, the United States presented a revised resolution to the U.N. Security Council to immediately lift sanctions against Iraq but indicated it might agree to suspend them instead, as Russia and France want.
Baghdad airport remains closed to traffic almost two months after U.S. capture - 5/16/03 2:08 AM
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Steven Edgeley, a lanky Australian in brown-and-yellow camouflage, stood in the circular room atop Baghdad airport's control tower and peered through binoculars at the empty, sprawling runways below -- and at the empty sky above.

The Above Headlines were gathered from various news sites.

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