News Briefs: January 21, 2005
Friday, January 21, 2005
The following stories made international headlines Friday:
Polish WW2 Hero, 'Courier from Warsaw' Dies at 91
Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, a Polish writer, journalist, an envoy between the commanders of the Home Army and the Polish Government in Exile, the head of the Polish section of the Radio Free Europe and an advisor to the USA presidents dies in Warsaw, Poland.
Deadly Attack on Baghdad Mosque
At least 14 people have died in a car bombing at a Shia religious building in Iraq's capital, amid threats of a long war from a key militant.
- Sources: BBC
Palestinian Forces Deployed In Gaza
In Gaza, Palestinian forces have taken up a position in the north. This action was enacted on hopes that it would degrade the control militants have of that area to encourage peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians on their conflicts.
Putin Sends His Congratulations to Yushchenko
Russian President Vladimir Putin today has sent seemingly warm congratulations to Viktor Yushchenko, the candidate who won the controversial and extended Ukrainian election. Recently, the Ukrainian High Court rejected the plea of Yushchenko's rival, Viktor Yanukovych for recounts and "fair elections."