November 30, 2002 Weekend All Things Considered host Steve Inskeep talks with the BBC's Ben Brown about the third day of U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq. Inspectors visited two Iraqi industrial military plants and an army base on Saturday, and encountered no resistance from Iraqi officers. (3:30)
November 30, 2002 Investigators from Kenya and Israel searched the rubble of a resort hotel on the coastal city of Mombasa, looking for evidence in Thursday's suicide bombing that took 16 lives. Two of the 12 suspects were released, and officials say none of the other suspects have apparent ties to al Qaeda. Weekend Edition host Scott Simon talks with Declan Walsh of the Irish Times.(4:00)
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November 29, 2002 Residents of the Japanese island of Okinawa have filed a lawsuit to force the nearly 30,000 American soldiers stationed there to leave. A spate of violent incidents involving U.S. servicemen has led to heightened tensions on the island. NPR's Eric Weiner reports. (5:30)
November 29, 2002 Police in Kenya say they are holding 12 suspects for questioning in the deadly bombing of an Israel-owned resort hotel in Mombasa and the attempted missile attack on an Israeli plane, including a woman holding a U.S. passport. However, there are no immediate links to al Qaeda. Jacki Lyden reports. (4:15)
November 29, 2002 Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon won his bid to be the Likud Party's candidate for the Jan. 28, 2003 elections. Six were killed by Palestinian gunmen as they voted in Israel, and investigators arrive in Kenya to probe coordinated attacks on a jet and tourist hotel that killed 12 people.
November 29, 2002 Morning Edition host Bob Edwards talks with Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran about the continuing U.N. weapons inspections in Iraq. On Thursday, inspectors went back to an animal vaccine factory they first inspected in 1996, but reportedly found no new activity.
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November 29, 2002 A combination of rains and high tides is once again threatening the "floating city" of Venice, Italy. But as NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports, some Venetians also feel that the soul of the city is also under attack -- young people are leaving, and the city is almost entirely dependent on tourism.
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November 29, 2002 France is putting pressure on the United States to release six French citizens who are among the hundreds of suspected al Qaeda operatives being held indefinitely at Guantanamo, Cuba. The French government wants to question them about terrorist activity in France. NPR's Nick Spicer reports.
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November 28, 2002 In simultaneous attacks, suicide bombers strike at an Israeli-owned hotel in Kenya, killing 12 other people, and two missiles target an Israeli charter flight leaving Mombasa airport. Meanwhile, gunmen open fire at a polling station in northern Israel, killing six Israelis. Hear the Kelly Hartog of The Jerusalem Post, the BBC's Cathy Jenkins, Daniel Benjamin of CSIS and NPR's Linda Gradstein.
November 28, 2002 Mexico says despite a new Bush administration plan to open U.S. highways to Mexican trucks beyond the 20-mile commercial zones along the border, the move still treats Mexican truckers more harshly than those from Canada. Hear NPR's Peter Overby.
November 28, 2002 U.N. arms inspectors begin their second day searching chemical, biological and nuclear weapons in Iraq. NPR's Michele Kelemen talks to Secretary of State Colin Powell about the Bush administration's hopes for a peaceful resolution to the Iraq issue.
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November 28, 2002 The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade claims responsibility for an attack that kills at least five Israelis in northern Israel. The attack comes after a pair of attacks on Israeli targets in Kenya; 11 people are killed in a suicide car bombing at a hotel popular with Israeli tourists, and two missiles are fired at an Israeli charter flight leaving an airport in Mombasa. Hear NPR's Linda Gradstein. Nov. 28, 2002
November 28, 2002 An Israeli-owned hotel in the coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa was reportedly attacked by a suspected car bomb, in an apparent coordinated attack on Israeli targets. At the time of the blast, at least one missile was fired at an Israeli jet that had taken off from the city's airport. The plane was not hit, and continued on to Israel. Listen to NPR news for the latest update.
November 28, 2002 U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says he's "confident" in international inspectors who have begun looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. In an interview with NPR's Michele Kelemen, Powell says the Bush administration hopes for a peaceful resolution to the Iraq issue but warns that if war does come, the United States and other nations will be ready to "accomplish the mission of disarmament." NPR Online has the complete interview.
November 27, 2002 U.N.-led weapons inspections resume in Iraq for the first time in four years. Inspectors spend five hours searching one site and three hours at another, but are silent about what they were looking for and whether they found anything. NPR's Jacki Lyden talks to Ben Brown of the BBC.
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