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Congress approves military, domestic funds

By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Democratic-led Congress, trying to make up for its tardiness in passing essential bills to fund the government, approved more than $1 trillion on Thursday for the military, veterans’ health care and popular domestic ...

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20% of US Troops Suffer Brain Injury

MoD begins study amid fears that up to 20,000 soldiers may be affected Matthew Taylor and Esther Addley The Guardian The Ministry of Defence is conducting a major study into brain injury in troops returning from Iraq and Afghanistan amid ...

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US Navy To Redesign ‘Swastika’ Base

The U.S. Navy will redesign a base that resembles a swastika from the air. The Anti-Defamation League, which had complained about the suggestive shape formed by the four L-shaped buildings that make up the San Diego naval installation, said this ...

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Pentagon seeks billions more for Iraq war

By Susan Cornwell U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Wednesday asked Congress to approve nearly $190 billion (94.3 billion pounds) more in spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In prepared testimony to a Senate committee, Gates said the ...

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US ‘delayed UK pull-out from Basra’

By Thomas Harding in Basra The split between the UK and the US over Iraq was further inflamed last night after a senior British officer claimed troops could have withdrawn from Basra Palace five months ago if America had not ...

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Vital Lockerbie evidence ‘was tampered with’

The Observer Fragments of bomb timer that helped to convict a Libyan ex-agent were ‘practically carbonised’ before the trial, says bankrupt Swiss businessman The key piece of material evidence used by prosecutors to implicate Libya in the Lockerbie bombing has ...

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Pentagon ‘three-day blitz’ plan for Iran

The Times The Pentagon has drawn up plans for massive airstrikes against 1,200 targets in Iran, designed to annihilate the Iranians’ military capability in three days, according to a national security expert. Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security ...

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Lockerbie case: new accusations of manipulation of key forensic evidence

I.P.O. Information Service flamesong On 4 August 2007 Dr. Hans Koechler received from Mr. Edwin Bollier, head of the Swiss-based company MEBO AG, a copy of the German original of an Affidavit, dated 18 July 2007 and signed by Mr. ...

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US will never let ‘friendly-fire’ witnesses go to a British court

By Frances Gibb The families of soldiers killed by American “friendly fire” will never get to see those who may have been responsible for the deaths questioned at inquests, The Times has learnt. In an official document seen by this ...

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Miami Five’s defense exposes errors and jury intimidation during trial

Granma International flamesong 21st August 2007 On August 20, the 11th Circuit Appeals Court in Atlanta heard convincing allegations by the legal team defending the five Cuban anti-terrorist fighters imprisoned in the United States. The defense lawyers submitted that the ...

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