Hungary police say Budapest blast was directed at officers
BUDAPEST Hungary's police were the target of a home-made shrapnel bomb that rocked central Budapest late on Saturday, injuring two officers, the national police chief said on Sunday.
BRUSSELS NATO strongly condemned North Korea's rocket launch on Wednesday, saying it went against U.N. Security Council resolutions and could destabilise the region surrounding Korea.
"This provocative act exacerbates tensions in the region and risks further destabilising the Korean peninsula," NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a statement.
"NATO continues to call on the North Korean authorities to fulfil their obligations under international law."
The rocket easily surpassed a failed April launch that flew for less than two minutes.
North Korea says the rocket will put a weather satellite into orbit. But the United States, South Korea and Japan have labelled it a test of technology that could one day deliver a nuclear warhead capable of hitting targets as far away as the continental United States.
NATO called last week for North Korea to cancel its planned launch of a rocket using ballistic missile technology.
Rasmussen said in his statement on Wednesday that North Korea should "comply fully with the will of the international community as expressed by the United Nations Security Council and the moratorium on missile launches".
(Reporting By Sebastian Moffett; editing by Rex Merrifield)
BAGHDAD A suicide bomber blew himself up in a commercial street of Baghdad on Sunday, killing seven and wounding 28, police sources said, as Islamic State steps up attacks in Iraq.
UNITED NATIONS The United States on Sunday called Russia's action in Syria "barbarism," not counter-terrorism, while Moscow's U.N. envoy said ending the war "is almost an impossible task now" as Syrian government forces, backed by Moscow, bombed the city of Aleppo.