Ukrainian servicemen stand near weapons, seized from pro-Russian separatists, near Slaviansk July 8, 2014.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Arming Ukraine's separatists

Interviews with American officials, diplomats in Kiev, and Russian military analysts paint a picture of a steady and ongoing flow of weapons from Russia into Ukraine.  Full Article 

U.S. says Russia violated nuclear treaty, urges immediate talks 4:37am EDT

WASHINGTON - In another sign of deteriorating relations between the United States and Russia, the U.S. government said on Monday that Moscow had violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces treaty, and urged immediate bilateral talks on the issue.

A Palestinian firefighter works during efforts to extinguish a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Israel digs in for long battle

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting.  Full Article 

A Goldman Sachs sign is seen on at the company's post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, January 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Goldman metals unit eyes foray into China

NEW YORK/SYDNEY/LONDON - Goldman Sachs Group's metals warehousing unit is exploring its first foray into China, sources said, as a financing scandal in a major Chinese port fuels a scramble for market share.  Full Article 

An employee sews a doll's hair to its head inside the toy factory owned by Norberto Garcia in Buenos Aires, July 28, 2014. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

Jaded Argentines brace for looming debt default

BUENOS AIRES - Businesses in Argentina are preparing for a possible second default this Thursday, cutting investment plans and scaling back targets. But looking beyond the gloom, many are also convinced any economic downturn will be moderate.  Full Article 

A shadow of a man using his mobile phone is cast near Microsoft logo at the 2014 Computex exhibition in Taipei June 4, 2014. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Microsoft targeted in Chinese anti-trust probe

BEIJING - Microsoft appears to be the latest U.S. company targeted by China for anti-trust investigation after government officials paid sudden visits to the software firm's Chinese offices.   Full Article 

Shelly Sterling, 79, (2nd R) speaks at a news conference with her lawyer Pierce O'Donnell (R) and Steve Ballmer's lawyer Adam Streisand (2nd L) in Los Angeles, California July 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Go-ahead for $2 billion sale of NBA's Clippers

LOS ANGELES - A judge ruled that the estranged wife of Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Donald Sterling can proceed with the record $2 billion sale of the NBA team despite her husband's objections.   Full Article 

Miners ply the Ndassima gold mine in Central African Republic, May 22, 2014. REUTERS/Daniel Flynn

Gold, diamonds feed Central African violence

NDASSIMA, Central African Republic - The gold mines in the Central African Republic feed the illicit economy driving sectarian conflict in one of Africa's most unstable countries, despite the presence of thousands of French and African peacekeepers.  Full Article 

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Breakingviews: Europe strikes back

Deutsche Bank has reported a 16% increase in quarterly profit. After all their costly litigations and settlements, Deutsche shows there is still life in Europe’s investment banking, says Breakingviews