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.
ADDIS ABBA Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to withdraw their forces from a demilitarized border zone by March 14, a mediator said on Friday.
"D-day is March 10. The agreement calls for immediate orders(for withdrawal) to be issued within d-day plus four days," former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who chairs an African Union mediation panel, told a news conference.
(Reporting by aaron maasho; Editing by Giles Elgood)
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".