Articles by Luke Baker



Memoir Reveals the Regret of a Former Soviet Spy

  • 24 July 09
  • Reuters
Anthony Blunt writes about how he came to be recruited and 30 years later exposed as a KGB agent in Britain.

Britain's Costliest New Home Sold

  • 15 January 08
  • Reuters
An Israeli diamond billionaire has bought the most expensive new property ever sold in Britain -- a $70 million home with a bulletproof front door costing $100,000, real estate dealers said.

Britain's Costliest New Home Sold

  • 15 January 08
  • Reuters
An Israeli diamond billionaire has bought the most expensive new property ever sold in Britain -- a $70 million home with a bulletproof front door costing $100,000, real estate dealers said.

Sub Hunters Busy as New Threats Emerge

  • 30 August 07
  • Reuters
They call themselves ""sub hunters,"" men and women trained to detect enemy submarines gliding in the depths of the world's oceans.

Fitness Becoming a Political Necessity

  • 27 August 07
  • Reuters
Time was, all a politician had to do to look good was kiss a baby. These days, projecting the right image is getting a lot more strenuous.

Olmert Rejects UN Blockade Appeal

  • 31 August 06
  • Reuters
Israel says the blockade of Lebanon will not be lifted until all the cease-fire's conditions are in effect.

Attacks Fail to Disrupt Iraqi Election

  • 16 December 05
  • Reuters
Only scattered insurgent attacks marred Iraq's election on Thursday as disaffected Sunni Arabs joined in the vote, determined to have more say in government.

Hussein's Defense Stages Walkout

  • 06 December 05
  • Reuters
Saddam Hussein's defense team stormed out of court shortly after his trial resumed on Monday when the judge refused to rule on their motion challenging the court's legitimacy and a protest erupted over security.

Defiant, Scornful Hussein Pleads Not Guilty

  • 20 October 05
  • Reuters
The trial is adjourned until Nov. 28 as judges grant the defense more time to review 800 pages of evidence against the Iraqi leader.

U.S. Shoots Dead Al-Qaida's No. 2 in Baghdad

  • 28 September 05
  • Reuters
Abu Azzam's death may be a sign of progress, but attacks continued with a suicide bomber killing 10.

Iraq Names Long-Awaited Cabinet

  • 29 April 05
  • Reuters
Five ministries still await permanent appointments, as the party of former interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi is frozen out.

Allawi Pledges to Unite Iraq After Historic Poll

  • 01 February 05
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Iraq's interim prime minister vowed to unite the country's competing ethnic and religious groups on Monday, after millions of voters defied insurgents to cast ballots in a historic election.

Violence Threatens Iraq Elections

  • 29 September 04
  • Reuters
U.S. warplanes struck a suspected insurgent hideout in rebel-held Fallujah on Tuesday and U.S. tanks and aircraft bombarded areas of northeastern Baghdad, stepping up military operations against guerrillas.

Baghdad Police Station Attack Kills 47

  • 15 September 04
  • Reuters
A huge explosion tore through a crowded market close to the west Baghdad police headquarters Tuesday, killing at least 47 people in the deadliest single attack in the capital in six months.

Interim Iraqi President Named

  • 02 June 04
  • Reuters
Iraqi leaders cut a face-saving deal on Tuesday with the United States and United Nations on a president and government to lead the country out of occupation.

Iraq Security Tight As Ramadan Ends

  • 25 November 03
  • Reuters
Iraqis began celebrating the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan on Monday, but celebrations were subdued by tight U.S. security after the grisly killings of American soldiers over the weekend.

U.S. Strikes Continue on Guerrilla Targets

  • 20 November 03
  • Reuters
U.S. forces struck suspected guerrilla targets across Iraq as President George W. Bush said war was a justifiable tool to protect nations from aggression.

Jordanian Embassy Blast Kills 9

  • 08 August 03
  • Reuters
A truck bomb exploded outside the Jordanian Embassy compound in Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least nine people and strewing gutted cars, body parts and a severed head across the street outside.

Berlusconi Immunity Ignites Protests

  • 20 June 03
  • Reuters
A decision to grant legal immunity to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has spared him potential embarrassment during Italy's coming EU presidency but provoked outrage on Thursday in Italy and beyond.

Fiat Head Agnelli Succumbs To Cancer

  • 27 January 03
  • Reuters
Giovanni Agnelli was the king of Italian industry who turned the family car company Fiat into a global industrial powerhouse, only to see its fortunes fade as his own health declined.