KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine - U.S. and European leaders agreed to impose wider sanctions on Russia as Ukraine said its forces advanced toward the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17. Full Article
WASHINGTON - Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, but the data did little to change perceptions the housing sector was gradually recovering after slumping in late 2013.
GAZA/JERUSALEM - A grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned of a protracted conflict in Gaza, dashing any hopes of a swift end to the three-week conflict as Palestinian fighters launched an audacious cross-border raid. Full Article | Slideshow
An unofficial truce ends on Eid al-Fitr with continued bloodshed, as a grim-faced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warns of a protracted offensive in Gaza. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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