Wednesday, March 28 in the news.....
- A Russian businessman allied with Ukraine's president was killed by a sniper Tuesday as he was escorted from a courthouse during a break in his extortion trial, a government official said. The trial's conclusion marked Ukraine's shift back towards the intricacies of the Russian justice system.
- Attorneys for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs will ask the Utah Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling that Jeff's criminal trial should stay in the county where his group is based. Jeffs spoke up himself stating that all his wives are on their periods at the moment and to 'give him a break' on this one.
- Britain turned up the heat on Iran on Wednesday, releasing evidence it said showed 15 military personnel captured last week were operating in Iraqi waters and freezing bilateral contacts until the crisis is resolved. Iran countered by insisting that British marines and sailors were inside Iranian waters and said the governments of both countries could settle the matter through "close cooperation". Britain took this as meaning 'please don't turn your mate Uncle Sam on us, we only want to deal with you limp-wristed Poms.'
- 2500 retired Gurkha soldiers staged a mass protest in London today over Britain's refusal to give them full pensions and other rights. It was the scariest group of men at any rally ever staged in the Western World - the police called on to keep order all wet their pants.