Smoke rises from the Gaza Strip after an Israeli air strike July 25, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Crunch time for Gaza truce

GAZA/JERUSALEM - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed leaders to nail down a Gaza ceasefire as the civilian death toll soared and violence flared in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem.  Full Article 

U.S. business spending data gives mixed signals on growth 11:37am EDT

WASHINGTON - A mixed reading on the health of U.S. business investment on Friday suggested the economy may not have rebounded as strongly in the second quarter as previously believed, but it offered hope for the rest of 2014.

An armed pro-Russian separatist guards a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Russia raises rates ahead of sanctions

MOSCOW - The Russian central bank unexpectedly raised interest rates, apparently preparing for possible further Western sanctions over Ukraine that could speed up capital flight from Moscow's already battered markets.  Full Article 

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 

Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Eric Gay/Pool

Alarm over delay on U.S. border crisis funds

WASHINGTON - White House officials expressed growing alarm that Congress may not soon approve President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to tackle the child migration crisis on the southern border of the United States.  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 

Then China's Public Security Minister Zhou Yongkang reacts as he attends the Hebei delegation discussion sessions at the 17th National Congress of the Communist Party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing in this October 16, 2007 file photo. CREDIT: REUTERS/JASON LEE/FILES

Inside Xi's purge of China's oil mandarins

BEIJING/HONG KONG - In a seismic power struggle roiling China's Communist Party, President Xi Jinping is trying to crush Zhou Yongkang, the most senior leader targeted in a corruption probe since the party took power in 1949.   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 faced date forgery claims

SHANGHAI - Shanghai Husi Food, the U.S.-owned Chinese food supplier at the center of a meat safety scandal, won a court case earlier this year against claims that the company had forged meat production dates.  Full Article 

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First images of Air Algerie crash site in Mali

Debris scattered across a wide area is revealed in first images of the site where an Air Algerie flight crashed, with the loss of 118 lives. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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