Russian envoy to U.N., Vitaly Churkin, dies in New York - foreign ministry
MOSCOW Russia's ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, died suddenly at work in New York on Monday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
WASHINGTON U.S., Japanese and South Korean military officials held a teleconference on Monday to discuss a missile launch by North Korea on Saturday, the Pentagon said in a statement.
The officials condemned the launch as "a clear violation of multiple United Nations Security Council resolutions" and the United States "reaffirmed its ironclad security commitments" to South Korea and Japan, the Pentagon said.
(Reporting by Eric Walsh; Editing by Sandra Maler)
KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Monday his government's investigation of the killing of the North Korean leader's half-brother, Kim Jong Nam, will be "objective", as tensions rose between the countries.
ISTANBUL Turkey's main pro-Kurdish opposition party said on Monday it had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over what it said was the unlawful imprisonment of its two leaders on terrorism-related charges.