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Iraq calm ahead of landmark election

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Tough security and an informal rebel truce stifled all but sporadic violence in Iraq on Wednesday, the day before an election U.S. President George W. Bush said was drawing in Sunni Arabs and isolating insurgents.

U.S. expectations at stake in Iraq's historic poll

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - After losing more than 2,300 troops dead and spending over $250 billion in Iraq, the United States and its allies have an awful lot invested in Thursday's parliamentary election.

Iraq locks down for election

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq was largely calm on Wednesday on the eve of its parliamentary election with a stringent security crackdown preventing all but sporadic violence.

Bush to stress why U.S. must stay in Iraq

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A day before Iraq's election, President George W. Bush will stress on Wednesday why he thinks the United States must stay in Iraq, in the last of a series of speeches intended to persuade more Americans to support his strategy.

Iraq calm as it locks down for election

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Quiet fell across most of Iraq on the eve of its parliamentary election on Wednesday as a draconian security lockdown and an informal ceasefire by many Sunni Arab rebels stifled all but sporadic violence.

Iraq locks down for election

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq was largely calm on Wednesday on the eve of its parliamentary election with a stringent security crackdown preventing all but sporadic violence.

Bush says 30,000 Iraqis killed since war began

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday about 30,000 Iraqis have been killed since the Iraq war began and predicted this week's election will not be perfect but will be part of a Middle East turning point.

Voting starts in Iraq; Bush estimates death toll

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's election for its first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein's fall began on Monday with Iraqis in hospitals, barracks and prisons voting in a ballot Islamist militants branded as ungodly.

Bush says he does not live in a bubble

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday that he does not live

Bush says 30,000 Iraqis killed since war began

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday about 30,000 Iraqis have been killed since the Iraq war began and predicted this week's election will not be perfect but will be part of a Middle East turning point.