March 28, 2004 President Hamid Karzai announces that national elections planned for June will be delayed until September. The elections, to choose the country's president and members of parliament, will be put off due to security concerns, Karzai said. Hear NPR's Craig Windham.
January 20, 2004 Rep. Dick Gephardt ends his presidential campaign a day after a weak fourth-place showing in Iowa. The former House Democratic leader formally withdraws from the race for the Democratic nomination after returning to Missouri. Hear NPR's Craig Windham.
January 13, 2004 Former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow and his wife, Lea, will reportedly plead guilty Wednesday to charges related to their roles in the 2001 downfall of the energy company. The Associated Press cites sources as saying the couple will enter their pleas separately in a Houston federal court. Hear NPR's Craig Windham.
December 7, 2003 Palestinians fail to agree on a truce offer to Israel Sunday after three days of talks, setting back Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia's plan to jump-start the stalled "road map" plan for peace. Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which have carried out most suicide attacks against Israel, refuse to engage in a comprehensive cease-fire. Hear NPR's Craig Windham.
November 21, 2003 President Bush ends his nearly four-day state visit to Britain Friday with a tour of Prime Minister Tony Blair's home turf of Sedgefield, in rural northeast England. The two leaders declare that their countries' alliance is as strong as ever, despite attacks on British assets in Turkey and new rocket attacks on Western-affiliated targets in Iraq. Hear NPR's Craig Windham.
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