A French diplomat with the European Union in Ivory Coast was shot to death in his home overnight, a spokesman for the French embassy said Wednesday.
The deceased - Michel Miaucel - was in charge of regional security operations for the EU, embassy spokesman Jacques Cuzi said. An investigation has been launched into the killing, and it was unclear if it was politically motivated, Cuzi told the AP.
Near the United Nations Glass Palace in New York, there is a metallic sculpture entitled "Evil Defeated by Good", representing Saint George transfixing a dragon with his lance. It was donated by the USSR in 1990 to celebrate the INF Treaty concluded with the USA in 1987