At this moment, Moscow hosts a meeting between Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Alexis II, who heads the Board of Trustees at the All-Russia National Military Fund /NMF/, and NMF leaders. Among those attending is Nikolai Patrushev, the chief of the Federal Security Service. According to the patriarch, "The primary task of the NMF is to provide housing for the families of those who sacrificed their lives while fighting in the 'hot spots' and of those who were wounded there." This is the task the Russian president set before the Fund, he reminded. Alexis also said NMF leaders had scheduled a session for January to hear an account of the funds obtained and spent on these purposes.
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