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Thai police arrest foreign man over Bangkok bombing

BANGKOK - Thai police said they arrested a foreigner on Saturday who matched the description of a man who left a bag at the site of a Bangkok blast that killed 20 people nearly two weeks ago. | Video

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Hollande, Merkel, Putin back bid for new Ukraine ceasefire

PARIS - The leaders of France, Germany and Russia backed a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine in a three-way phone call on Saturday, but offered contrasting views of why February's peace deal is in trouble.

Russia, France, Germany 12:00pm EDT

Greek opinion polls show Syriza leads but by narrow margin

ATHENS - Former Greek premier Alexis Tsipras's leftwing Syriza party is leading the conservative opposition by a narrow margin ahead of next month's snap election, two surveys showed on Saturday, suggesting momentum may be shifting towards the opposition.

Greece 12:25pm EDT

European ministers agree more railway security, urge Schengen changes

PARIS - European ministers and officials agreed on Saturday to reinforce railway security, particularly on international lines, and urged the European Commission to amend Schengen border codes after the foiled attack on a train in northern France.

1:20pm EDT

Iran's Rouhani says military power not affected by nuclear deal: state TV

DUBAI - Iran's military capability has not been affected by its nuclear deal last month with six world powers, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, moving to reassure hardliners that the deal was no sign of Iranian weakness.

Davos, 10:44am EDT

Burkina dismisses election candidates linked to ex-president

OUAGADOUGOU - Burkina Faso's constitutional council on Saturday dismissed two election candidates close to ousted President Blaise Compaore, but allowed other members of the political old guard to stand.

2:38pm EDT

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