Costumers are seen at a McDonald's restaurant on the outskirts of Moscow July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

EU edges to economic sanctions on Russia

BRUSSELS - The European Union reached agreement to impose the first economic sanctions on Russia over its behavior in Ukraine, but scaled back the scope to exclude technology for the crucial gas sector.  Full Article | Video 

White House aide says Republicans might try for Obama impeachment 12:24pm EDT

WASHINGTON - A top White House adviser said on Friday Republicans might try to impeach President Barack Obama over his go-it-alone immigration strategy, as Obama prepared to talk about the U.S. border crisis with Central American presidents.

Palestinians walk past a fire following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike on a building in Gaza City July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Israel rejects ceasefire plan, death toll mounts

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel rejected international proposals for a ceasefire in its fight against Islamist militants in Gaza, but is discussing changes to the truce plan with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.  Full Article | Slideshow 

A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in Antioch, Illinois, July 17, 2014. REUTERS/John Gress

GM recalls not a deterrent for some dealers

FOX LAKE Ill. - This year's wave of bad news did not bode well for General Motors's bottom line. But according to some dealers, what looked like "great adversity" has turned into an opportunity.  Full Article 

A undated handout released on July 25, 2014 by ECPAD, the French Army Communication Audiovisual office, shows the crash site of Air Algerie flight AH5017 near the northern Mali town of Gossi.  REUTERS/ECPAD/Handout via Reuters

Bad weather likely cause of Air Algerie crash

PARIS - Poor weather was the most likely cause of the crash of an Air Algerie flight over the West African state of Mali with 118 people on board, French officials said.  Full Article 

A security personnel stands guard in front of an OSI's food processing plants in Langfang, Hebei province, July 23, 2014.  REUTERS/Paul Carsten

China meat supplier had faced ethics claims

SHANGHAI - Shanghai Husi Food won a court case earlier this year against a former quality control officer whose claims included that he was made to forge meat production dates.  Full Article 

Palestinians, Israeli forces clash in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces have clashed with Palestinian protesters outside a major mosque in Jerusalem, continuing nearly three weeks of bloody conflict that has left more than 800 people dead. Deborah Gembara reports.