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World 16 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

U.S. Senate pushes for speedier handover in Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Showing mounting discontent among Republicans over the Iraq war, the U.S. Senate resolved on Tuesday that Iraqis should start taking the lead in their own security next year to allow a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops.

World 15 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

U. S plans no more delay in Hicks Guantanamo trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to resume the war crimes trial of an Australian Guantanamo Bay prisoner this week without waiting for a Supreme Court ruling on the legality of these military tribunals.

World 14 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

White House aide says Bush did not lie about Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush did not manipulate pre-war intelligence about Iraq, a top White House aide said on Sunday, as the administration pursued its campaign against critics who say the president misled the country.

World 07 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush says "we do not torture" terror suspects

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The United States will do what it takes to protect itself but

World 06 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush tries to sell Americans on Alito

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina, Nov 5 (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush sought to persuade Americans on Saturday to support Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court after his first choice, Harriet Miers, withdrew under fierce attack from conservatives.

World 04 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Riots erupt again in Paris suburbs, 50 cars torched

LE BLANC-MESNIL, France (Reuters) - Young rioters set fire to at least 50 vehicles in an eighth night of unrest in the impoverished suburbs of northeastern Paris as exasperated local officials criticised politicking by national leaders.

World 01 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush's Supreme Court pick wins back conservatives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush, reeling from an array of political troubles, patched up a rift with conservatives by nominating Judge Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court on Monday but set up a bruising battle with Democrats over the court's future.

World 01 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush nominates conservative Alito to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court on Monday in a move that set up a showdown with Democrats but placated conservatives who bitterly rejected his last choice.

World 01 Nov 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush nominates conservative Alito to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush nominated Judge Samuel Alito for the Supreme Court on Monday in a move that set up a showdown with Democrats but placated conservatives who bitterly rejected his last choice.

Letters 30 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Bush battles cronyism charges

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