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2008-06-25 18:00:03

Progress has been made in unifying Iraq but much work remains, U.S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani said in Washington. There's still a lot of work to be done, we recognize that, Bush said Wednesday during a brief meeting with White House reporters. We talked about a strategic framework agreement that suits the Iraq government. We talked about elections and different laws that have been passed. The president said he complimented the Iraqi leader for the work...

2008-06-23 00:00:07

By The Associated Press As of Saturday, June 21, 2008, at least 4,102 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,340 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers. The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 9 a.m. The British military has reported 176 deaths;...

2008-06-22 15:00:00

By SAMEER N. YACOUB, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD A sharp drop in attacks on pipelines has enabled Iraq to increase oil exports from northern oil fields and profit from the rise in world energy prices, the country's oil minister said Friday. Oil Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said pipeline attacks fell from an average of 30 a month in 2007 to four last month. Most of the attacks had been in the north, where Sunni insurgents were active. Al-Shahristani told Al-Sharqiya television that...

2008-06-21 18:00:17

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD - A U.S. army translator holding joint Iraqi-Canadian citizenship goes on trial before a U.S. military court Sunday for allegedly stabbing a fellow contractor. Alaa "Alex" Mohammad Ali has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly stabbing another contractor four times during a fight Feb. 23 on a base near Hit, 140 kilometres west of Baghdad. The court martial, the first such military prosecution since the Vietnam War, will take place at Camp...

2008-06-20 06:00:34

By Charles Levinson BASRA, Iraq -- In the oil-rich deserts of southern Iraq, a rusted pipeline snakes through piles of burning garbage, lakes of raw sewage and slums controlled by hostile militias. Mundal Mayali, a local councilman, points to the pipeline and sighs. If oil infrastructure like this were modernized and the country's vast untapped reserves of crude explored, then this port city of Basra -- and indeed much of Iraq -- would flourish, he says. "We are desperate for oil...

2008-06-19 09:00:50

KBR, an engineering, construction and services company supporting the energy and petrochemicals industry, has appointed Kevin DeNicola as senior vice president and CFO. Mr DeNicola's responsibilities will include oversight of KBR's treasury, accounting and finance, investor relations, tax and internal audit operations. Mr DeNicola has recently served as CFO at the Houston-based Lyondell Chemical Company. William Utt, chairman and CEO of KBR, said: "Having served as Lyondell's CFO for six...

2008-06-17 06:00:10

By Jeffrey Stinson LONDON -- President Bush ended his week-long European trip Monday, carrying home commitments from Europe's major leaders on Iran, Afghanistan and even Iraq. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown gave Bush the biggest round of support after two days of talks by promising to: *Tighten sanctions against Iran, including a freeze on assets of Iran's biggest bank here, to stop its nuclear program. Brown said he would press the European Union for more sanctions on Iranian...

2008-06-16 09:00:20

By NATASHA T METZLER By Natasha T. Metzler The Associated Press ARLINGTON Republican presidential candidate John McCain met Sunday with Iraq's foreign minister, Hoshyar Zebari. The two discussed security improvements in Iraq and spoke about negotiations between the two countries on an agreement to pave the way for the future presence of U.S. military forces in Iraq. Many Iraqis object to the idea of an indefinite U.S. presence in their country. "It's very important that we not...

2008-06-16 06:00:00

Text of report in English by Vietnamese news agency VNA website [Unattributed article from the "Politics" page: "Vietnam ready to take part in Iraq reconstruction"] New York (VNA) -Within its capacity and if conditions permit, Vietnam is ready to join the collective efforts of the international community to help the Iraqi people rebuild their country, said Ambassador Le Luong Minh, Permanent Representative of Vietnam. At a UN Security Council debate on the situation in Iraq in New York...

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2008-05-05 10:00:00

Forget the rocket attacks, concrete blast walls and lack of a sewer system. Now try to imagine luxury hotels, a shopping center and even condos in the heart of Baghdad. That's all part of a five-year development "dream list" - or what some dub an improbable fantasy - to transform the U.S.-protected Green Zone from a walled fortress into a centerpiece for Baghdad's future. But the $5 billion plan has the backing of the Pentagon and apparently the interest of some deep pockets in the world of...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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