Iraq sets trial date for 5 presidential guards charged with Baghdad bank robbery

5 Iraqi guards face trial in Baghdad bank robbery

BAGHDAD — Five members of Iraq’s presidential guard will go on trial later this month for their alleged roles in a deadly Baghdad bank robbery, an act that illustrated the increase in crime in Iraq, a court spokesman said Thursday.

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British security contractor accused of killing 2 co-workers appears in Iraqi court

Briton appears in Iraqi court over killings

BAGHDAD — A British security contractor accused of shooting two colleagues to death made an initial appearance in an Iraqi court, a step to determine if there is sufficient evidence to charge him with murder, Iraqi and British officials said Tuesday.

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Trenton man pleads guilty to laundering money his Army officer wife stole while in Iraq

NJ man pleads guilty in Iraq contracts scandal

TRENTON, N.J. — The husband of a former New Jersey Army Reserve officer who was sentenced to prison for her role in a corruption scandal in Iraq has pleaded guilty to laundering a portion of the money she stole.

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Iraq: Ex-Saddam aide sentenced to 7 years for helping plan Kurdish displacement

Iraq: Ex-Saddam aide gets 7 years in Kurdish case

BAGHDAD — One of Saddam Hussein’s best-known lieutenants was convicted Sunday of helping to plan the forced displacement of Kurds from northeastern Iraq and sentenced to seven years in jail.

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Feds: NY woman misused UN funds meant for Iraq radio station; lawyer cites poor record keeping

Feds: NY woman misused UN funds meant for Iraq

BUFFALO, N.Y. — An American woman and an Iraqi-born associate are charged with misusing some of the $350,000 the United Nations gave them to start a radio station to promote women’s rights in Iraq.

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US military in Iraq sentences soldier to 3 years in jail in shooting death of comrade

US soldier in Iraq sentenced in comrade’s shooting

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military in Iraq has sentenced a soldier to three years in jail in the shooting death of another soldier.

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Michigan man gets nearly 4 years for admitting he aided Iraq before the US-led invasion

Mich. man who spied for Iraq gets nearly 4 years

DETROIT — A man described by the Saddam Hussein regime as “our good cooperating source” was sentenced Tuesday to nearly four years in prison for supplying information to Iraq before the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

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SPIN METER: Obama revives old, losing arguments trying to withhold detainee-abuse photos

SPIN METER: Obama revives old arguments on photos

WASHINGTON — In reversing itself and blocking the release of photos of U.S. military personnel abusing detainees, the Obama administration claims to have found a new legal argument. It hasn’t.

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Analysis: Obama revives old, losing arguments trying to withhold detainee-abuse photos

Analysis: Obama revives old arguments on photos

WASHINGTON — In reversing itself and blocking the release of photos of U.S. military personnel abusing detainees, the Obama administration claims to have found a new legal argument. It hasn’t.

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Obama says detainee abuse photos he wants to block from release are not ’sensational’

Obama says detainee abuse photos not ’sensational’

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says the detainee abuse photos he wants to block from release are “not particularly sensational” and would do no good if published. He said he will not tolerate abuse of prisoners. But he also said Wednesday he had directed his legal team to fight the court-ordered release of the photos because he was concerned about how they might affect the safety of U.S. troops.

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