Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia's joining the World Trade Organisation will not hurt relations within the Eurasian Economic Community /EvrAzES/. The community comprises Russia, Byelorussia and the Central Asian republic of the former USSR. At a news conference following the CIS summit, held on Friday in Moscow, the Russian leader said that he had discussed this issue "at length" at a meeting with Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev. According to Putin, agreement was reached to coordinate efforts and teamwork within EvrAzES with international economic organisations, including WTO. The Russian president said he was confident that this coordination "will be developing well".
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