Israeli soldiers patrol near Kibbutz Nir Am, just outside the Gaza Strip July 24, 2014REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

U.S. lifts flight ban to Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, while continued fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700.  Full Article | Video 

Missing Air Algerie flight has crashed: Algerian aviation official 9:06am EDT

ALGIERS - An Air Algerie flight that went missing en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers has crashed, an Algerian aviation official told Reuters on Thursday.

GM's profit falls on recall costs, victims' compensation fund 8:39am EDT

DETROIT - General Motors Co reported a much lower second-quarter profit on Thursday due to numerous recalls and the expected cost of at least $400 million for a compensation fund for those killed or injured by a defective ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.

Ford profit beats expectations, sets record for North America 7:43am EDT

DEARBORN Mich. - Ford Motor Co's operating earnings for the second quarter beat Wall Street expectations as better-than-expected profit in North America and Europe countered weaker results in Asia Pacific and South America.

Debris from a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that crashed on Thursday lies on the ground near the village of Rozsypne in the Donetsk region July 18, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe

KUALA LUMPUR - Russia will cooperate with the investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner a week ago and is satisfied that the Netherlands, rather than Ukraine, is leading the effort.   Full Article 

The gold colored version of the new iPhone 5S is seen after Apple Inc's media event in Cupertino, California September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

In China, Apple's focus pays off

BEIJING - The 4G wireless network roll-out in China has been touted as a booster for smartphone makers, but it's Apple taking a big slice of the pie.  Full Article 

A barbed wire fence surrounding a military area is pictured in the forest in Stare Kiejkuty village in northeastern Poland, in this August 16, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

CIA ran secret jail in Poland

WARSAW - The CIA ran a secret jail on Polish soil, the European Court of Human Rights ruled, piling pressure on Poland, one of Washington's closest allies, to break its long silence about the global program for detaining al Qaeda suspects.  Full Article 

Chase Carey,  president, and COO of News Corporation participates in a panel session at The Cable Show in Boston, Massachusetts May 23, 2012.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Murdoch's main man at Fox feels the pressure

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK - Chase Carey, Twenty-First Century Fox's president and COO, may be feeling pressure to stay in his job for several more years both from his boss, Rupert Murdoch, and from the company Murdoch is trying to buy, Time Warner.  Full Article 

A British Airways airplane flies past a signage for pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) in London April 22, 2014.REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

GSK seeks approval for first malaria vaccine

LONDON - GlaxoSmithKline said it is applying for regulatory approval for the world's first vaccine against malaria, designed for use in children in Africa.  Full Article 

Breakingviews: StanChart’s rattled board

A knee-jerk statement to quell noise about the future of the chairman and CEO makes the StanChart board look rattled says Breakingviews. It lacks alternatives to repeat HSBC’s dual change from 2010.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gestures upon his arrival for a meeting with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank city of Ramallah July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Abbas Momani

Kerry's diplomacy as Israel pummels Gaza

Israeli forces pound Gaza, meeting stiff resistance from Hamas militants, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says ceasefire talks have made some progress.   Video