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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.
Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock Saturday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine following the overnight rescue of 20 of their colleagues. "Hopefully we can find them in the coming hours," First Lady Rosario Murillo, the presidential spokeswoman, told reporters. "We give thanks to God our Lord and the Virgin Mary for having saved from death 20 artisanal miners," Murillo said, adding that President Daniel Ortega was aware of the efforts. The accident happened at a mine near the town of Bonanza, which is perched on the side of a hill in a region that is home to Nicaragua's biggest gold mines.
The European Union readied a fresh wave of sanctions against Russia on Saturday, with warnings that the escalating conflict in Ukraine was putting all of Europe at risk. Fears of an wider confrontation spiralled after NATO said Russia sent troops and weapons across the border to help pro-Kremlin rebels in a new counter-offensive that has seen key towns in the southeast wrested from Kiev's control. The European Union's 28 leaders were to meet later Saturday to discuss the worsening situation, with French President Francois Hollande already indicating that leaders would "no doubt increase" their sanctions on Russia. EU Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warned that the crisis was near a "point of no return" and said tougher measures against the Kremlin were ready.
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of anti-war protesters have marched through the Welsh city of Newport before a major NATO summit there next week.
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.