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2009-01-19 20:10:00

Political protesters in Washington Monday got in some last licks at President George W. Bush, throwing shoes at an inflatable effigy of the outgoing president. The 25-foot-tall Bush figure, decorated with a Mission Accomplished flight suit, was set up on Dupont Circle for what one participant called a cathartic opportunity to mimic the actions of Iraqi journalist Muntather Zaidi -- who has been under arrest since he threw two shoes at Bush during a Baghdad news conference in December -- the...

2008-08-21 15:00:02

Text of report by Iraqi government-controlled Al-Iraqiyah TV on 21 August [Full text of joint news conference by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad - live] [Zebari; speaking in English, transcribed from English; in progress] - with the prime minister was positive. We are very close to finalize this important agreement for Iraq, the region, and the friendship and partnership of Iraq and the United States. Of course, again, I warmly...

2008-08-21 09:15:00

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Robert Burns The Associated Press BAGHDAD Iraqi and U.S. negotiators have completed a draft security agreement that would see American troops leave Iraqi cities as soon as June 30, Iraqi and American officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. In Washington, a senior military official said the deal is acceptable to the U.S. side, subject to formal approval by President Bush. It also requires final acceptance by Iraqi leaders, and some...

2008-07-03 06:00:32

[News conference by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari in Baghdad - live] Iraqi TV station Al-Iraqiyah TV at 0815 gmt on 2 July carries live from Baghdad a 45-minute news conference by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari. He begins by stating that "the success of the Law Enforcement plan, the improvement of the security situation, and the political and economic breakthrough that took place in the country reflected positively on Iraq in the form of a large Arab, regional, and...

2006-08-06 12:36:23

CRAWFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Cindy Sheehan, who gained international attention a year ago for protesting the Iraq war, returned to the town near President George W. Bush's ranch on Sunday to resume her protest. Talking to reporters, Sheehan defended the purchase of a 5-acre (2 hectare) plot of land for use as a protest location. The land was purchased by her supporters through a third party to keep secret her connection to it. "I just had a third party do it because I know that they...

2006-05-08 04:04:33

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will try to make civilian protesters stand court martial if they trespass on a planned site for a new U.S. military base and attack soldiers deployed there to clear the area, officials said on Monday. A South Korean court on Monday issued arrest warrants for 10 of some 1,000 protesters opposed to the U.S. military presence in South Korea who clashed with police last week when military engineers cordoned off parts of two rural townships for use by the...

2006-04-27 16:01:47

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Granny Peace Brigade waved canes in triumph and sang "God Help America" on Thursday after a New York judge found 18 grandmothers innocent of disorderly conduct for protesting the war in Iraq. The defendants, aged 59 to 91, had been arrested in a Times Square protest in October and each faced a $250 fine and 15 days in jail if convicted. "I find the defendants not guilty and they are all discharged," state court Judge Neil Ross ruled following a six-day...

2006-03-27 08:30:11

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will face protests against the Iraq war when British counterpart Jack Straw takes her on a tour of his northern English constituency on Saturday, organizers said. Rice, repaying an October visit by Straw to her home state of Alabama, will speak in the former cotton town of Blackburn before viewing an industrial site and meeting religious leaders, including representatives of the 20 percent Muslim population. A spokeswoman...

2006-03-20 17:48:35

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dozens of U.S. anti-war protesters were arrested on Monday in demonstrations marking the third anniversary of the Iraq war, while others denounced President George W. Bush during an appearance in Cleveland. Pentagon Force Protection Agency police arrested 51 people on misdemeanor charges of failure to obey a lawful order during a demonstration outside the Pentagon, Defense Department spokeswoman Cheryl Irwin said. The protesters were arrested after trying to...

2006-03-18 11:31:24

By David Clarke LONDON (Reuters) - At least 14,000 anti-war protesters marched through London on Saturday, three years after the invasion of Iraq, calling for U.S. and British troops to pull out. Some marchers held placards bearing a photograph of U.S. President George W. Bush and the words "World's Number 1 Terrorist." Others carried banners saying "Peace not Profit" and "End the occupation, don't attack Iran." A handful of protesters donned orange boiler suits and wore shackles...


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