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.
ISTANBUL A Turkish police officer and a courthouse employee were killed by a car bomb in the Aegean coastal city of Izmir on Thursday, a police source said.
Police shot dead two attackers and were searching for a third after the explosion outside an Izmir courthouse and at least 10 wounded people were taken to hospital, state media and local officials said.
(Reporting by Istanbul bureau; Writing by Nick Tattersall)
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".