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Dispute over top jobs delays Iraqi government

Wrangling over the oil ministry portfolio and other top jobs held up on Wednesday the formation of a unity government the United States hopes can end rampant bloodshed and allow it to start withdrawing troops from Iraq. As tough bargaining on a new broad-based government continued behind closed doors, tension between Iraq’s sectarian factions spilled into the open in parliament with a scuffle over a mobile phone and an attack on the speaker’s bodyguard. Full Story

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