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.
LISBON (AFP) - Thousands of Portuguese rallied in Lisbon on Saturday, calling for the resignation of the government whose austerity policies they claimed have exacerbated the country's recession.
NEW YORK (AFP) - US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told cadets Saturday that they must stamp out the "scourge" of sexual assault within the military, as US leaders grappled with the growing problem.