- Making News: New Interim Government in Iraq
A Sunni tribal chief and businessman critical of the US has been named the new President of Iraq. Brushing aside such concerns, President Bush welcomed Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawar. Though he credited UN Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi for choosing the new government, it is reported that the US lobbied hard to influence the decision. Rod Nordland, Baghdad Bureau Chief for Newsweek magazine, has been reporting on the weeks of negotiations.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Majority of Athens Tickets Still Not Sold
Since the City of Athens won the right to host the 2004 Olympics, the major concern has been whether the stadiums would be finished on time. Now, with the games just over two months away, there-s a growing fear that there won-t be enough spectators to fill the seats. John Ross, columnist for the English edition of the Greek newspaper Kathimerini, says that could be bad news for Greece, and potentially for the Olympic movement.
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