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Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

Jul 30, 2014

Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel knocked out Gaza's only power plant and pounded dozens of other high-profile targets on Tuesday, while Egyptian mediators prepared a revised proposal for halting its war with Islamist militants in the enclave. Israel's Channel Two TV said progress was being made on such a deal in Cairo, where a Palestinian delegation is expected later on Tuesday, although the station retracted an earlier report that a truce had already been provisionally agreed. Health officials said at least 84 Palestinians died in some of heaviest bombardments from air, sea and land since Israel's offensive began on July 8 in response to rocket salvoes fired by Hamas and its militant allies. #Yahoo! #wcnts #wcntn #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. man arrested for sending hundreds of letters with white powder

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. man arrested for sending hundreds of letters with white powder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man charged with sending hundreds of hoax letters containing a mysterious white powder was arrested in Texas by U.S. law enforcement on Monday #Yahoo! #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. officials defend Kerry from Israeli criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Obama administration officials rallied to the defense of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday after withering criticism in Israel of Kerry's failed attempt to secure a ceasefire between Israelis and Palestinians. The critiques of Kerry centered around ideas that U.S. #content #wcnts #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

Jul 29, 2014

West agrees wider Russia sanctions as Kiev says forces near crash site

KIEV/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - U.S. and European leaders agreed on Monday to impose wider sanctions on Russia's financial, defence and energy sectors as Ukraine said its forces advanced towards the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17 #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #undefined #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt
Court orders Russia to pay $50 bln for seizing Yukos assets

Jul 28, 2014

Court orders Russia to pay $50 bln for seizing Yukos assets

MOSCOW/LONDON/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin. Finding that Russian authorities had subjected Yukos to politically-motivated attacks, the panel made an award to a group of former Yukos shareholders that equates to more than half the entire fund Moscow has set aside to cover budget holes. Russia, whose economy is on the brink of recession, said it would appeal the ruling by the Dutch-based panel, which judges private business disputes. #Yahoo! #content #wcntn #typeof-social #cookie #values #rco #aut #rch #typeof-registered #cnt