FROM Ian Fisher
WikiLeaks Releases 400,000 Secret Documents from Iraq War This weekend's release of 400,000 classified documents from the Iraq War has revealed a massive amount of information, some of which the Pentagon says risks the lives of US troops and their coalition. But the New York Times , one of four news organizations to receive early copies, says it worked with the White House before publication. Ian Fisher is Deputy Foreign Editor.
Fires Rage across Greece Forest fires have been burning throughout Greece, and dozens of blazes reportedly are out of control. The fires on the outskirts of Athens reportedly have been extinguished and Olympia on the Peloponnesian Peninsula has been saved--at least for the moment. However, Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis said on television that so many fires breaking out simultaneously in so many places "cannot be a coincidence." Ian Fisher reports from Greece for the New York Times .
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