PARIS (AFP) - Fifty opponents of gay marriage were arrested in central Paris late Saturday, police said, on the eve of a major protest against a new French law allowing homosexual couples to formally tie the knot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marches and rallies against seed giant Monsanto were held across the U.S. and in dozens of other countries Saturday.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AFP) - African leaders on Saturday celebrated the African Union's 50th birthday against a backdrop of economic growth but also awareness of the armed conflicts and the other myriad problems faced by the continent.
PARIS (AFP) - President Francois Hollande said there was "at this stage" no apparent link between a knife attack Saturday on a soldier in Paris and the murder of a soldier in London this week.
BERNE, Switzerland (AFP) - The picturesque heart of Switzerland's capital Berne was locked down on Saturday ahead of a politically-tinged techno parade, with crowds of youngsters preparing to take to the streets for the mass unauthorised rally.