World News in Brief

Far right protesters storm French mosque

Dozens of far right extremists stormed an unfinished mosque in western France on Saturday to denounce immigration that has brought millions of Muslims into the country, a regional official said. About 70 protesters demonstrated in the city of Poitiers, which has symbolic meaning as the place where a French medieval ruler once drove away Arab invaders, regional prefect Yves Dassonville said by phone. Police detained three to face accusations of "incitement of racial hatred," he said. (AP)

Luxembourg royals tie knot at the altar

Luxembourg Prince Guillaume and Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy have put the finishing touches on their two-day wedding extravaganza with a religious ceremony at the tiny duchy's Notre Dame Cathedral. Saturday's church wedding drew onlookers lining the streets and royals from around the globe including Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, royal couples from Sweden and Denmark, and Britain's Prince Edward - Queen Elizabeth's youngest child - and his wife, Sophie. (AP)

Horror author King shocks Canadian students

Horror-master Stephen King made a surprise, pre-Halloween visit to a Canadian high school, shocking some of the students when he turned up. King, who lives in Maine, spoke Friday to students at the high school in Sussex, New Brunswick, following a year-long campaign to get the author to visit the school by Halloween 2012, according to the Bangor Daily News. The author of "The Stand" and "The Shining" gave students feedback on their writing and spoke about his inspiration for his novels. (AP )