An Israeli soldier smokes a cigarette after crossing back into Israel from Gaza July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

Pressure builds to forge Gaza ceasefire

GAZA/JERUSALEM - As fighting abates in the Gaza Strip for now, the road forward to a more durable ceasefire will be rocky at best.  Full Article 

Hague court orders Russia to pay over $50 billion in Yukos case 7:30am EDT

MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM - The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in oil giant Yukos $51.6 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.

A Malaysian air crash investigator works at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), Donetsk region July 24, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Ukraine troops advance as fighting resumes

KIEV/DONETSK, Ukraine - At least three civilians were killed in overnight fighting in eastern Ukraine and government troops pressed ahead with their campaign against pro-Russian rebels, taking a strategic point close to where Malaysian flight MH17 crashed, officials said on Monday.  Full Article 

A woman packages freshly caught fish at a port in the city of Dongfang on the western side of China's island province of Hainan, June 18, 2014.   REUTERS/John Ruwitch

Satellites and seafood in the South China Sea

TANMEN China - China is providing satellite navigation support to fishermen as they head deeper into Southeast Asian waters in search of new fishing grounds as stocks thin out closer to home.  Full Article | Video 

A man walks past Pfizer's world headquarters in New York April 28, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Pfizer's need for deal looms with earnings report

NEW YORK - Pfizer's vulnerability to cheaper generics and its weak roster of experimental medicines will be on display Tuesday when the company reports quarterly earnings, reviving interest in its pursuit of AstraZeneca or other deals to fortify its pipeline.  Full Article 

Medical staff put on protective gear in Kenema government hospital before taking a sample from a suspected Ebola patient in Kenema, July 10, 2014. REUTERS/Tommy Trenchard

Liberia shuts border crossings to curb Ebola

MONROVIA - The Liberian government closed most of the West African nation's border crossings and introduced stringent health measures to curb the spread of the deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 660 people across the region.  Full Article 

U.N. calls for ceasefire

Israel eases its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declines, as both the United States and United Nations call for a durable ceasefire. Sarah Toms reports.