11/26/2004

News from The Front 11/25/04

Iraq
Iraqi Official: Troops Found Chemical Lab During Sweep of Fallujah

Published: Nov 25, 2004
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi troops searching suspected terrorist hideouts in Fallujah discovered a laboratory with manuals on how to manufacture explosives and toxins - including anthrax, Iraq's national security adviser said Thursday.

Leading Iraqi Parties Call for Election Delay

Reuters - 32 minutes ago
Leading Iraqi political parties including the group led by former presidential candidate Adnan Pachachi and the two main Kurdish parties signed a petition on Friday calling for the planned Jan. 30 elections to be delayed

UK Security Firm Says 4 Staff Killed in Baghdad
Reuters - 2 hours, 17 minutes ago
Four staff of British-based security firm Global Risk Strategies were killed and 15 wounded in an attack in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone on Thursday, the company said on Friday.

Four Killed in Baghdad's Green Zone
AP - 41 minutes ago
A mortar attack killed four employees of a British security firm and wounded 15 others in the Baghdad's Green Zone, a fortified area that houses the U.S. and Iraqi leadership, the company and British officials said Friday

Election woes
Yushchenko to Meet With Ukraine President
AP - 35 minutes ago
Ukraine's outgoing president will meet Friday with opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko in the presence of Prime Minister Viktor Yanukovych and European envoys in a bid to solve a political crisis over the country's disputed election, a European Union official said.

Ukraine uncertainty sparks another geopolitical crisis for US
AFP - Thu Nov 25, 7:59 PM ET
The political crisis in Ukraine has sparked another geopolitical headache for Washington that threatens to pitch the administration of George W. Bush up against Moscow.

Feds to Investigate Voting Irregularies
AP - 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
Congress' investigative agency, responding to complaints from around the country, has begun to look into the Nov. 2 vote count, including the handling of provisional ballots and malfunctions of voting machines

New W Order

Bush Seeks Funds for Abstinence Education
AP - 1 hour, 10 minutes ago
President Bush's re-election insures that more federal money will flow to abstinence education that precludes discussion of birth control, even as the administration awaits evidence that the approach gets kids to refrain from sex.
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WTO Approves Sanctions on U.S. Exports
AP - 2 hours, 1 minute ago
The World Trade Organization on Friday approved stiff sanctions on a wide range of American exports intended to punish the United States for failing to repeal what it considers protectionist legislation, a trade diplomat said.

Flu Pandemic Inevitable, Plans Needed Urgently -WHO
Reuters - Fri Nov 26, 7:24 AM ET
Every country in the world must come up urgently with a plan to deal with an inevitable influenza pandemic likely to be triggered by the bird flu virus that hit Asia this year, a top global health expert said on Friday.

Dollar Up from Record Lows Against Euro
Reuters - 50 minutes ago
The dollar was just slightly weaker on Friday after recovering from a sharp fall, which took it to new lows against the euro on reports that China might be cutting back on its accumulation of dollar reserves.

U.N. Nuke Agency Criticizes South Korea
AP - 9 minutes ago
The board of governors of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency criticized South Korea on Friday for past illicit plutonium and uranium experiments, but it refrained from tougher options, including possible referral to the U.N. Security Council.

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