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Saturday, September 13, 2003
 
Making trade fairer (12 Sept 03)
In Radio Free USA
 
Powell rejects French timetable for Iraq: "Secretary of State Colin Powell on Friday rejected as "totally unrealistic" a French timetable for the full transfer of authority in Iraq to local control, starting with the establishment of a provisional government next month."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Task force notes problems before blackout: "Voltage shifts, line problems and power plant shutdowns were observed "well before" midday and across several states on the day of the nation's worst blackout, a government task force said Friday."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Israel shrugs off criticism over Arafat: "Israeli leaders shrugged off condemnation of their decision to "remove" Yasser Arafat whenever they choose, saying Friday the Palestinian leader should have been ousted long ago and the world has no right to judge a nation facing constant suicide bombings."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



CIA: bin Laden voice probably authentic: "The CIA said Friday the purported voice of Osama bin Laden on the newly aired al-Qaida videotape probably is an authentic recording of the terrorist leader, but it is impossible to determine when the tape was made."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



TV sitcom icon John Ritter dies at 54: "John Ritter, a master of sitcom silliness who ruled TV comedy with "Three's Company" and rediscovered success 25 years later with "8 Simple Rules ... For Dating My Teenage Daughter," has died of an undetected heart problem. He was 54."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Geoghan case inmate said to write letter: "A letter purporting to be from Joseph L. Druce, the convict accused of killing former priest John Geoghan in prison, claims Druce was sexually abused as a child and calls for tougher measures against those who prey on children."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



U.N. votes to lift sanctions on Libya: "The U.N. Security Council on Friday lifted 11-year-old sanctions on Libya after Moammar Gadhafi's government took responsibility for bombing a Pan Am jet over Scotland and agreed to pay the victims' families $2.7 billion."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Red Sox escape White Sox 7-4: "Johnny Damon drew three of Boston's 12 walks, including two with the bases loaded, and the Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox 7-4 Friday night despite getting just five hits."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press


Friday, September 12, 2003
 
Iraq war news
Palestinians rally round Arafat after exile threat (11 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA



At least 9 dead in apparent friendly fire in Iraq in CNN - War in Iraq



India 'won't send troops' to Iraq in CNN - War in Iraq



Exploiting the atrocity (12 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA



Foreigners may not have liked the war, but they financed it (12 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA



'Iraq policemen killed' in friendly fire tragedy (12 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA



Blair's war: PM ignored intelligence advice on Iraq (12 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA



Jerusalem Post Editorial: Kill Arafat (11 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA



Bloody Day In Iraqi Town: "In one of the bloodiest nights of fighting since the end of major combat on May 1, two Americans were killed, seven were wounded and U.S. troops may have mistakenly shot a dozen Iraqi cops in Fallujah."

In CBS News: Iraq Crisis



Israeli police quell shrine disturbance: "Israeli police entered a disputed Jerusalem shrine Friday, firing tear gas and stun grenades to disperse Muslim worshippers who threw stones after noon prayers, police and witnesses said."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



17 Palestinians wounded in Lebanon march: "Attackers hurled a hand grenade and fired rifles at pro-Yasser Arafat demonstrators in this Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, injuring 17 people, a Palestinian official said Friday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq


Thursday, September 11, 2003
 
Iraq war news updates
Bush Urges Foreign Troop Role in Iraq: "President Bush said Wednesday it is in other nations' interests to contribute money and troops to postwar Iraq, but his defense chief cautioned against expecting offers of large numbers of troops even if the United Nations authorizes a multinational force. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Rumsfeld admits infrastructure woes underestimated: "US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld admitted the United States underestimated the devastation of Iraq's infrastructure but said ultimately it would be up to Iraqis to rebuild their country. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Al-Jazeera airs new bin Laden videotape: "The Arabic satellite channel Al-Jazeera aired video and audio tapes of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy on Wednesday. The footage - the first video image of bin Laden in nearly two years - was aired on the eve of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Bush lukewarm to new Palestinian PM: "President Bush withheld judgment Wednesday on the new Palestinian prime minister and kept a diplomatic distance from a power structure that inevitably leads back to Yasser Arafat."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



No deal yet in US-militia showdown in Iraqi holy city: "Mediators pressed talks to avert a showdown between US forces and armed Iraqi militia they have vowed to disarm after nearly a fortnight of turning a blind eye to their presence on the streets of this Shiite Muslim holy city. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



France, Germany Seek to Downgrade U.S. Role in Iraq: "France and Germany have offeredthe United States a deal that effectively recognizes an Iraqitransitional government but downgrades the U.S. political rolein the occupied state, according to documents circulated onWednesday. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



West overrates terrorism (10 Sept 03) in Radio Free USA



France and Germany seek full UN control over Iraq (10 Sept o3) in Radio Free USA



Bush urges UN action on Iraq: "The US president calls on UN members to put aside 'past bickering' and commit troops and money to Iraq."

In BBC: War in Iraq



Iraq council names central bank governor: "The U.S.-appointed Governing Council on Wednesday named economist Sinan Mohammed Rida al-Shibibi as the country's first central bank governor since the ouster of Saddam Hussein's government five months ago."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



New film of Osama bin Laden is shown: "The Arabic satellite channel Al-Jazeera aired a video of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al-Zawahri on Wednesday, and an accompanying audiotape attributed to al-Zawahri called on Iraqi guerrillas to "bury" American troops in Iraq."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



Bush calls on nations to help with Iraq: "President Bush said Wednesday it is in other nations' interests to contribute money and troops to the postwar reconstruction of Iraq."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



U.S. says 3,000 Iraqi artifacts recovered: "Investigators have recovered more than 3,000 antiquities taken from Iraq's collection but still don't know exactly what else might have been pillaged during the war, the Pentagon said Wednesday."

In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on Iraq



France, Germany Seek to Downgrade U.S. Role in Iraq: "France and Germany have offeredthe United States a deal that effectively recognizes an Iraqitransitional government but downgrades the U.S. political rolein the occupied state, according to documents circulated onWednesday. (Reuters)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



IRAQI WORKERS, COALITION SOLDIERS RESTORE MOSUL?S ZOO in CENTCOM: News Release



WEAPONS CACHE DISCOVERED IN 3RD BRIGADE AREA in CENTCOM: News Release



3RD ACR PATROLS NET BIG WEAPONS HAUL in CENTCOM: News Release



Two U.S. soldiers die in Iraq in CNN - War in Iraq



Iraqi Pleads Not Guilty to Bombing: "An Iraqi pleaded innocent Wednesday to a charge of detonating an explosion near a U.S. Navy base here during the Iraqi war, his defense lawyer said. (AP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq



Suicide bomber kills at least one, wounds dozens in northern Iraq: "A suicide bomber killed at least one child and wounded dozens of people, including six US defence staff, in the Iraqi city of Arbil, shattering the calm US commanders had hailed in the Kurdish north. (AFP)"

In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq


Wednesday, September 10, 2003
 
Al-Jazeera airs new bin Laden videotape: "The Arabic satellite channel Al-Jazeera aired video and audio tapes of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and his deputy on Wednesday. The footage - the first video image of bin Laden in nearly two years - was aired on the eve of the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Bush seeks to improve homeland security: "Americans will never forget the "servants of evil" who plotted the Sept. 11 attacks, President Bush said Wednesday as he pushed to give law enforcement officers the same powers to investigate and prosecute suspected terrorists as they have to combat some other criminals."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Senate votes to block new overtime rules: "The Senate voted Wednesday to bar the Bush administration from issuing new overtime pay rules that Democrats and organized labor said would take money from the pockets of millions of workers."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Court gives Indiana lt. governor power: "As Gov. Frank O'Bannon lay in critical condition following a stroke, the state Supreme Court formally transferred power Wednesday to Indiana's lieutenant governor."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Israeli air strike misses Hamas leader: "Israeli warplanes flattened the home of senior Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar with a half-ton bomb Wednesday, wounding him and killing his eldest son and a bodyguard in retaliation for two Hamas suicide bombings that killed 15 Israelis a day earlier."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press



Ex-Enron Corp. treasurer sentenced: "A former Enron Corp. treasurer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal conspiracy charge and became the first executive sentenced to prison in the scandal that toppled the energy company."

In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press

 

 
   
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