Russia's U.N. envoy Churkin dies suddenly in New York
MOSCOW Russia's combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly in New York on Monday after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
ROME A man shot dead by Italian police in the early hours of Friday was definitely the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack, Interior Minister Marco Minniti told reporters.
"The man killed was without a shadow of doubt Anis Amri," Minniti said, referring to the 24-year-old Tunisian who is suspected of driving the truck that smashed through the Berlin market on Monday in an attack that killed 12 people.
Minniti gave very few details of the operation which took place on the outskirts of the northern city of Milan, saying investigations were still in progress. He added that there could be "future developments".
(Writing by Crispian Balmer; Editing by Gavin Jones)
BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) and their Christian Social Union (CSU) sister party moved back in front of the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) in an INSA poll for Bild newspaper published on Monday.
PARIS France's far-right National Front accused authorities of staging a media stunt on Monday to influence the presidential election after police searched its headquarters in an investigation into "fake jobs".