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  • *U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on Ukraine resolution. DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

  • GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 21- The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip jumped to more than 500 on Monday, as the United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire.

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

  • BRUSSELS, July 21- For all the tough talk, Europe is unlikely to punish Russia over last week's downing of an airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc's foreign ministers meet on Tuesday.

  • GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 21- The Palestinian death toll in an Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip jumped to more than 500 on Monday, as the United States, alarmed by escalating civilian bloodshed, took a direct role in efforts to secure a ceasefire.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and Gaza continue to garner investor focus.

  • Obama 'timid' in response to crash in Ukraine: GOP Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:58 AM ET
    A local resident stands near flowers and mementos placed at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the settlement of Rozspyne in Donetsk.

    In his reply to the tragedy in Ukraine, President Obama should have been stronger, some Republican hawks say, but in polls voters may not agree. Politico's Ben White reports.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. crude pared gains Monday as President Barack Obama spoke about addressing violence in Ukraine which has heightened the geopolitical risk premium. Investors remained on edge Monday, keeping an eye on the crisis between Moscow and the West after the downing of a civilian airliner in Ukraine pushed up oil prices last week.

  • President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet last week.

  • President Barack Obama speaks to the press outside the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, July 21, 2014.

    President Obama gives a statement on the tragedy in Ukraine. The president says the immediate focus is on recovering those who were lost and conducting a transparent investigation.

  • Pres. Obama calls for ceasefire in Gaza     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    President Obama gives a statement on the situation in Israel. Obama says it has to be the focus of the international community for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

  • *EMC jumps on report of activist investor stake. NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip continue to garner investor focus.

  • Putin showing disregard for humanity: Expert     Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discussing the international implications of the war in Ukraine and the treatment of the crash site, with former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.

  • BRUSSELS, July 21- For all the tough talk, Europe is unlikely to punish Russia over last week's downing of an airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc's foreign ministers meet on Tuesday.

  • US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:01 AM ET

    European leaders called for imposing tougher sanctions on Russia for its backing of separatists accused of shooting down a Malaysia Airways passenger plane in Ukraine last week. In Washington, President Barack Obama demanded that international investigators get full access to the crash site and said the separatists had blocked investigators.

  • Obama to sign new order on sexual discrimination Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:27 AM ET

    Obama will sign an executive order Monday that bans federal contractors from discriminating based on gender or sexual orientation.

  • Obama to sign order barring gay discrimination Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    The order, which affects a fifth of the U.S. workforce, does not include new exemptions for religious organizations.

  • BRUSSELS, July 21- For all the tough talk, Europe is not likely to punish Russia over last week's downing of an airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc's foreign ministers meet on Tuesday.

  • *U.S. sanctions on Russia include Rosneft, Exxon's partner. OSLO, July 21- An ordinary, long-scheduled journey of an oil drilling rig into Arctic waters is turning into a major political exercise, attracting international scrutiny and creating a dilemma for ExxonMobil.

  • UK, Netherlands seek review of EU-Russia relations Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 11:21 PM ET

    European nations have called for a review of Russian ties as evidence mounts that pro-Russian separatists shot down Fight MH17, the FT reports.