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  • June 23, 2004  

    U.S. companies continue to vie for reconstruction contracts in Iraq, despite dangerous conditions and the upcoming handover of power to the Iraqi interim government on June 30. Continue reading

  • June 22, 2004  

    The State Department corrected an earlier inaccurate report on terrorism, with the new numbers revealing that acts of terror worldwide increased slightly in 2003. Margaret Warner speaks first to Cofer Black from the State Department and then to former Clinton counterterrorism official Daniel Benjamin. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2004   BY Admin 

    The World Trade Organization ruled Friday that U.S. subsidies to cotton farmers are unfair to producers in Brazil, but the United States said it will appeal the decision. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2004   BY Admin 

    A group loyal to al-Qaida killed American hostage Paul M. Johnson, Jr. Friday. Johnson, an engineer for U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin, had been held hostage in the Saudi capital Riyadh since last week. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2004   BY Admin 

    Following a strongly worded rebuke from the International Atomic Energy Agency, the government of Iran said Friday it would consider re-starting its nuclear program and accused the U.S. of exerting unfair influence over IAEA proceedings. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2004  

    An al-Qaida cell in Saudi Arabia on Friday beheaded its hostage, Paul Johnson, an American contractor, after the Saudi government refused to release suspected al-Qaida members. Ray Suarez and regional experts discuss the security situation for foreign citizens in Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

  • June 18, 2004  

    The 9/11 Commission questioned the Bush administration’s assertion that deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had collaborated with al-Qaida ahead of the terrorist attacks. Following a background report, two political columnists discuss the Bush administration’s response to the panel’s findings and the potential political fallout. Continue reading

  • June 17, 2004  

    The Justice Department indicted an independent American contractor in connection with the death of a P.O.W. in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld defended his department against allegations that it held a prisoner in Iraq in alleged violation of international law. Continue reading

  • June 17, 2004  

    In its last public hearing on Thursday, the 9/11 Commission heard testimony on the problems immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks and the flaws in the United States’ air defense response. Continue reading

  • June 17, 2004  

    The 9/11 commission heard testimony on the communication problems immediately following the Sept. 11 attacks that left the United States temporarily without a functional government and led Vice President Cheney to believe briefly that the U.S. military had shot down two hijacked aircraft. Continue reading