GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel appeared to hold off on a threatened escalation of its week-old Gaza Strip barrage despite balking at Western calls for a ceasefire with an equally defiant Hamas. Full Article
SYDNEY - Asian shares rose on Monday as investors put aside concerns about euro zone banks and looked forward to corporate earnings and a raft of global economic events, including testimony from the head of the Federal Reserve.
RIO DE JANEIRO - Germany are champions of the world again after snatching victory against Argentina in the soccer showpiece with a superb extra-time goal from baby-faced Mario Goetze to lift the trophy for the first time since 1990. Video | Full Article
DONETSK Ukraine/MOSCOW - Russia threatened Ukraine with "irreversible consequences" after a Russian man was killed by a shell fired across the border, while Kiev said Ukrainian warplanes struck again at separatist positions in the east of the country. Full Article
FARNBOROUGH, England - Airbus will kick off the Farnborough Airshow with up to 100 commitments for its revamped A330neo wide-body jet, deepening a contest with Boeing for up to $250 billion of orders at the core of the long-haul jet market. Full Article
"Bring Back Our Girls" protesters in Nigeria's capital Abuja demand action and voice their disappointment at government's failure to rescue the abducted school girls. Nathan Frandino reports.