French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Saturday vowed to prosecute farmers in Brittany who torched tax and insurance buildings and dumped vegetables in the streets in protest at falling living standards.
Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after opposing the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions on Saturday by announcing he would be ready, if called upon, to lead Russia in times of crisis.
Indirect talks between Israelis and Palestinians on consolidating the Gaza truce are set to resume in Cairo Wednesday, two days after new reconciliation negotiations between Fatah and Hamas, officials said.
A suicide bomber killed a number of people Saturday at a Hezbollah checkpoint near Lebanon's border with Syria Saturday, hours after news that the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda had executed a Lebanese soldier.
New initiatives from the United States, Britain, France and other countries to help fight Ebola marked a "good beginning," former President Bill Clinton said on Saturday, but said the world will need to do more.