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Britain says Iraq drawdown feasible

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April 17, 2008

WASHINGTON - Prime Minister Gordon Brown of Britain said yesterday it's feasible to reduce the number of allied troops in Iraq, a view he's expected to share when he sees the three presidential nominees, at least two of whom are inclined to agree. The meetings today with Democrats Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton could point the way to a substantial shift in US policy should either win the presidency. Brown also meets with John McCain, the certain Republican nominee, who is more inclined to stay the course in Iraq. While careful not to meddle in US politics, the prime minister points to the British troop drawdown in the south as an example of what can be done. (AP)

AUSTRIA
Oceans soaking up less carbon dioxide
VIENNA - Global oceans are soaking up less carbon dioxide, a development that could speed up the greenhouse effect and have an impact for the next 1,500 years, scientists said yesterday. Research from a five-year project funded by the European Union showed the North Atlantic, which along with the Antarctic is one of the world's two vital ocean carbon sinks, is absorbing only half the amount of CO2 that it did in the mid-1990s. (Reuters)

MEXICO
Jailed drug figure could die, kin say
GUADALAJARA - The family of a Mexican drug trafficker jailed for the torture and killing of a US drug enforcement agent says he may have cancer and could die if officials do not allow him access to a hospital. Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo, 77, considered a godfather of Mexican drug smuggling, was arrested in 1985 and convicted of criminal association in the killing of US Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena when he led the Guadalajara cartel. Camarena's death and the torture and killing of two US tourists a week earlier by Fonseca and colleagues strained US-Mexican relations for years. (AP)

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