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EU to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union on Saturday warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return, with new economic sanctions being drawn up to make Moscow reconsider its position.... 8/30/2014 12:08 PM

Bahraini activist detained on arrival to kingdom
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Police detained Bahraini human rights campaigner Maryam al-Khawaja after her arrival in the Gulf country on Saturday, her mother said.... 8/30/2014 12:06 PM

Clashes at Stockholm protest against neo-Nazis
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish riot police briefly clashed with thousands of people protesting against a neo-Nazi political party's election rally in Stockholm about two weeks before a parliamentary vote.... 8/30/2014 12:01 PM

Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria.... 8/30/2014 11:59 AM

Hundreds protest in Wales before NATO summit
LONDON (AP) -- Hundreds of anti-war protesters have marched through the Welsh city of Newport before a major NATO summit there next week.... 8/30/2014 11:53 AM

Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.... 8/30/2014 11:52 AM

Pacino does double duty at Venice Film Festival
VENICE, Italy (AP) -- Al Pacino is making two trips up the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday, with a pair of movies about aging, regret, giving up and letting go.... 8/30/2014 11:50 AM

Ebola takes big toll on already poor health care
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- When the dreaded Ebola virus began infecting people in the Sierra Leone town of Kenema, Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan and his team were on the front lines. After stepping out of his protective suit following hours on a sweltering ward, he would jump on the phone to coordinate with the Ministry of Health, to deal with personnel issues and tend to hospital business.... 8/30/2014 11:19 AM

Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after authorities reopened a slum that had been barricaded for more than a week to try to contain the disease.... 8/30/2014 11:13 AM

Lesotho military says it has disarmed police
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Lesotho's military seized two police stations Saturday as gunfire rang out in the capital of the mountainous kingdom. The country's prime minister said the actions amounted to a coup, though an army spokesman said the soldiers were only securing the country.... 8/30/2014 11:04 AM

Spanish fashion designer Pertegaz dies at 96
MADRID (AP) -- Manuel Pertegaz, one of Spain's most admired fashion designers who dressed Audrey Hepburn, Jacqueline Kennedy and Ava Gardner, has died. He was 96.... 8/30/2014 11:02 AM

Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock following the war between Hamas and Israel.... 8/30/2014 10:49 AM

EU leaders to pick new foreign policy chief
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union leaders will pick the 28-nation bloc's foreign policy chief for the next five years at a summit Saturday, with Italy's top diplomat Federica Mogherini widely seen as the front-runner for the prestigious job.... 8/30/2014 10:39 AM

Algeria says 2 abducted diplomats have been freed
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's state news agency says two Algerian diplomats taken hostage in northern Mali more than two years ago have been released.... 8/30/2014 10:32 AM

Iran's president dodges question on held reporter
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has declined to answer a question about a detained Washington Post journalist.... 8/30/2014 10:21 AM

Iran president calls US sanctions an 'invasion'
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western sanctions an "invasion" Saturday after Washington imposed new penalties over the country's contested nuclear program, though he promised negotiations with world powers would go on.... 8/30/2014 10:18 AM

22 of 26 trapped gold miners rescued in Nicaragua
BONANZA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaraguan rescuers have saved 22 of at least 26 workers trapped in a mine collapse and were working Saturday to free the rest, officials said.... 8/30/2014 9:17 AM

Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights
BEIRUT (AP) -- Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict.... 8/30/2014 9:03 AM

Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said.... 8/30/2014 8:46 AM

Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch there killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said.... 8/30/2014 8:44 AM