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Iraq to Move Up Trial of Hussein and Start It in Summer

Iraq’s month-old transitional government, keen to establish its authority after weeks of intensifying insurgent violence, announced Tuesday that planned to move up the trial of Saddam Hussein, bringing him to court this summer. Jalal Talabani, the Kurdish politician who is the country’s transitional president, said in a CNN interview from his headquarters in northern Iraq on Tuesday that he expected Mr. Hussein to be put on trial “within two months,” a move that would break with earlier plans to defer his trial until later this year or next. Full Story

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