Police say man opens fire, injuring two, near supermarket west of Paris
PARIS French police officials said on Monday a man had opened fire near a supermarket west of Paris and injured two people.
MUNICH The head of the Syrian opposition Moaz Alkhatib told Reuters he had met Russia's foreign minister on Saturday on the sidelines of a conference in Munich and had been invited to visit Moscow.
Alkhatib, president of the Syrian National Coalition, said he had received a "clear invitation" from Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to visit Moscow, a breakthrough in relations that could help pave the way for a solution to the Syrian crisis.
"Russia has a certain vision but we welcome negotiations to alleviate the crisis and there are lots of details that need to be discussed," Alkhatib said after the talks.
(Reporting by Khaled Yacoub Oweis; Writing by Stephen Brown)
ANKARA The European Union launched a programme on Monday to issue monthly electronic cash grants to benefit a million refugees in Turkey, as part of a deal under which Ankara will curb the numbers trying to enter Europe.
WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury on Monday said it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear programme.