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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

Beijing battens down, cranks up propaganda ahead of war parade

BEIJING - Beijing is battening down the hatches and cranking up the propaganda ahead of a massive military parade this week to mark the end of World War Two, shooing cars from streets and shutting factories for the Communist Party's biggest event of the year.

China 8:44pm EDT

American arrested on Sierra Leone 'blood diamond' charges

DAKAR - Spanish authorities have arrested a American man on charges of enslavement and diamond pillaging during Sierra Leone's civil war, a victims' association said on Saturday.

Africa 8:20pm EDT

Bid to lift Guatemala president's immunity advances in Congress

GUATEMALA CITY - A Guatemalan congressional committee on Saturday recommended that President Otto Perez be stripped of immunity from prosecution over his suspected involvement in a customs racket, paving the way for a full vote in Congress in the coming days.

8:48pm EDT

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