Israel says truce over after soldier apparently captured in Gaza

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel declared a Gaza ceasefire over on Friday, saying Hamas militants breached the truce soon after it came in effect and apparently captured an Israeli officer while killing two other soldiers. | Video

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House Republicans to vote on revised border security bills

WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives planned to vote on Friday on revised border security legislation that would makes it easier to deport Central American child migrants from the southwestern border, satisfying a key demand from conservative Republicans.

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Fed's Fisher, Plosser push for earlier rate hike

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON - Two top Federal Reserve officials known for their hawkish policy views said Friday they believed the U.S. economy was ready for interest rate hikes sooner than many expect, with one saying he thought rate hikes should start this year.

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Argentina sceptically awaits debt default court hearing

BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's government said on Friday it expected nothing favourable to come out of a court hearing in New York later in the day in its debt default case, as the country's domestic markets looked to optimism for an eventual deal.

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Scientific Games to buy rival Bally Tech for $3.27 billion

- Scientific Games Corp , a maker of slot machines for casinos, will buy larger rival Bally Technologies Inc for about $3.27 billion to expand its electronic and table games and online lottery businesses.

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Hyundai recalls in U.S. reach 1.3 million in same week

- South Korea's Hyundai Motor Co is recalling about 420,000 vehicles covering three models for separate problems in the United States, after recalling 883,000 Sonata sedans this week, according to U.S. safety regulators.


Exclusive: China's Xi likely to promote army general who exposed graft - sources

BEIJING - President Xi Jinping is likely to promote a corruption whistleblower to China's top military decision-making body to underscore his determination to tackle graft inside the country's rapidly modernizing armed forces, two sources said.