BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON - The European Union and the United States announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors. Full Article
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter Inc halted a slowdown in user-growth in the second quarter with the help of product tweaks and services built around the summer's World Cup, assuaging concerns for now that the online messaging service had peaked. | Video
John Oliver’s addition to the news-comedy landscape demonstrates the value of a half-American’s perspective on American politics and culture. He's at once an outsider and an insider, a powerful position from which to critique and mock the United States. Commentary
NEW YORK - On its face, control of household temperature might seem like a trivial issue. But as any spouse will tell you, small issues can often turn out to have outsized effects - both on the marital relationship, and the family budget. Full Article
Shelling in the eastern city of Donetsk strikes multi-storey residential buildings, sending locals rushing out onto the street and many preparing to flee their homes. Vanessa Johnston reports.