Portal:Current events/January 2006

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January 2006 was the first month of that common year. The month, which began on a Sunday, ended on a Tuesday after 31 days.

Portal:Current events[edit]

This is an archived version of Wikipedia's Current events Portal from January 2006.

Armed conflicts and attacks

Disasters and accidents

International relations
Arts and culture

Business and economy
  • Russia–Ukraine gas disputes:
    • Countries across Europe report reductions in gas supplies after Russia disconnected supplies to Ukraine yesterday. Russia accuses Ukraine of stealing 100 million cubic metres of gas yesterday from pipelines transiting the country; Ukraine denies this but has previously claimed the right to 15% of the gas as a transit toll. Hungary reports supplies are down by 40%, France and Italy by 30%, and Poland by 14%. Germany, Russia's principal customer, also reports reductions. Russian supplier Gazprom says that it will increase supplies and return them to normal by Tuesday night. (Sky News)

Disasters and accidents
  • Thirteen U.S. coal miners are trapped after an underground explosion in Upshur County, West Virginia. (ABC)
  • Eleven people are killed when the roof of an ice rink collapse in Bad Reichenhall, southern Germany, under the weight of recent snowfall, trapping some 50 skaters underneath. (CNN)
  • Severe storms affected East Java, Indonesia, leading to flooding and landslides. At least 57 people are believed to have been killed in the flooding and up to a further 200 people were assumed to be buried alive in the town of Cijeruk 350 kilometers east of Jakarta. (BBC)

Law and crime

Politics and elections
  • The leader of the Maoist guerrillas in Nepal issued a statement that his group, the People's Liberation Army, will resume its war with the monarchy after a four-month truce. (New Kerala)
International relations

Law and crime
January 2006
Recent Deaths

31: Coretta Scott King
30: Wendy Wasserstein
29: Paik Nam-june
27: Johannes Rau
26: Henry McGee
24: Fayard Nicholas
24: Chris Penn
21: Ibrahim Rugova
20: Dave Lepard
19: Tony Franciosa
19: Wilson Pickett
18: Anton Rupert
15: Sheikh Jaber of Kuwait
14: Jim Gary
14: Christopher Penley
14: Mark Philo
14: Shelley Winters
10: Sidney Frank
8: Tony Banks
8: Elson Becerra
7: Heinrich Harrer
6: Lou Rawls
5: Merlyn Rees
4: Irving Layton
4: Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
2: Steve Rogers
1: Charles Steen edit sidebar


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Wars and conflicts

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29: Finland, President second round
25: Palestinian Nat'l Auth., Legislature
23: Canada, Federal
22: Portugal, President
20: Iraq, Legislative
15: Chile, President runoff
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Chile: Alberto Fujimori
Chile: Augusto Pinochet
Indonesia: Bali Nine
Iraq: Iraqi Special Tribunal
Saddam Hussein, among others
Netherlands: ICTY
Slobodan Milošević trial
Russia: Nur-Pashi Kulayev
UK: Leo O'Connor and David Keogh
U.S.: Tom DeLay
U.S.: Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling
U.S.: Zacarias Moussaoui
U.S.: Brian Nichols
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