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No decision yet on future troop presence in Iraq: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration denied a news report on Saturday it had made a final decision to pull almost all U.S. troops out of Iraq by a year-end withdrawal deadline. The White House and Pentagon both denied an Associated Press report citing unnamed U.S. officials saying they completely…

Iraq PM seeks US expertise in rebuilding work

BAGHDAD (AFP) – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told visiting US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Saturday that Baghdad wants American companies to work on reconstruction projects in Iraq, the premier’s office said. “Iraq is planning to improve roads, seaports and airports, and make use of the experience by American companies…