Andrei Vdovin, the Russian Foreign Minister's Special Envoy, heads for the Middle East on Wednesday on the instructions of Igor Ivanov. Further efforts on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict settlement and the resumption of talks is the aim of the trip. "These steps are taken in close coordination with the US co-sponsor of the peace-making process and other international intermediaries, first of all, with the UN and the European Union," the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.
An unidentified man wielding a knife attacked civilians in the Church of Notre Dame in the French city of Nice. Three people were killed, several others were hospitalised with injuries.One of the victims was beheaded