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Ex-New Zealand leader Clark announces bid for top UN post

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Helen Clark, a former New Zealand prime minister who is now a senior U.N. official, announced Tuesday she is running for the top position at the United Nations, saying she would bring nearly 30 years of leadership skills to the job of secretary-general in an ever more challenging and crisis-filled world.

Croatian police probe massive theft from its headquarters

ZAGREB, Croatia — Croatian police are investigating the reported theft of 280,000 euros ($320,000) and two kilograms (4.4 pounds) of gold ‚Äî all snatched from the headquarters of the Croatian police.

Helena Biocic of the police media office confirmed Monday that the theft had taken place, but refused to reveal any details.