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  • SYDNEY, July 21- Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a forensic investigation.

  • Bodies from downed jet piled in boxcars in Ukraine Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    TOREZ, Ukraine— Rebels in eastern Ukraine took control Sunday of the bodies recovered from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, and U.S. and European leaders demanded that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure rebels give international investigators full access to the crash site.

  • Credible probe sought in downing of Malaysian jet Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:43 AM ET

    HRABOVE, Ukraine— Ukraine accused pro-Russian separatists of shooting down a Malaysian jetliner with 298 people aboard, sharply escalating the crisis and threatening to draw both East and West deeper into the conflict.

  • *Gaza death toll hits 216 after more air strikes. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 16- Israeli shelling killed four Palestinian boys on a Gaza beach on Wednesday, an incident the military called tragic, and Israel and Hamas said they would cease attacks for five hours on Thursday for a humanitarian truce requested by the United Nations.

  • GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 16- Israel resumed its air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday a day after holding its fire in deference to an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks.

  • *United States condemns Hamas for rocket fire. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 16- Israel resumed its air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday a day after holding its fire in deference to an Egyptian-proposed cease-fire deal that failed to get Hamas militants to halt rocket attacks.

  • GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 15- Israel resumed air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, six hours after agreeing to an Egyptian-proposed truce that failed to halt Hamas rocket attacks. "Hamas has fired 47 rockets since we suspended our strikes in Gaza.

  • *Hamas leader in Cairo says group undecided over truce. GAZA/ JERUSALEM, July 15- Hamas militants fired volleys of rockets from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, drawing a threat by Israel to abandon an Egyptian-proposed truce it had unilaterally accepted.

  • SEOUL, July 15- U.S. crude futures edged up to over $101 a barrel on Tuesday as intensifying conflicts in Libya and Iraq rekindled concerns of supply disruption from the two OPEC members and projections that last week's U.S. crude inventory fell.

  • LONDON, July 14- Oil prices ended slightly higher on Monday as traders weighed renewed violence in Libya against broader signs of a global market well-supplied with crude. Last week, North Sea benchmark Brent closed at its lowest in three months as easing tensions in Libya and Iraq mitigated fears of supply disruptions.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Two influential U.S. senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including at least two decades of inspections, before Congress would agree to ease sanctions.

  • LONDON, July 14- Oil prices were little changed on Monday as traders weighed renewed violence in Libya and uncertainty over nuclear talks with Iran against broader signs of a global market well-supplied with crude.

  • LONDON, July 14- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Monday, close to its lowest in three-months after weeks of heavy falls on signs of improving supply from key producers and weak demand in some consuming centers.

  • LONDON, July 14- Brent crude oil slipped towards $106 a barrel on Monday, its lowest for three months, depressed by signs of improving supply from key producers and weak demand in some consuming centres.

  • *Violence in Libya, Iraq could boost prices this week. But the market could see a strong rebound this week amid new and continuing violence in Libya and Iraq, and worries that a final deal may not be reached between Tehran and world powers.

  • *Violence in Libya, Iraq could boost prices this week. But the market could see a strong rebound this week amid new and continuing violence in Libya and Iraq, and worries that a final deal may not be reached between Tehran and world powers.

  • US, Germany vow cooperation despite espionage spat Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    VIENNA— The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties. The accounts have rocked relations, coming on the heels of revelations about widespread U.S. spying in Germany.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The U.S. Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran's nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon negotiations and return to tough sanctions to deter Tehran from building a nuclear bomb.

  • July 9- Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the U.S. government agency that keeps the personal information of all federal employees in March, the New York Times reported, citing senior U.S. officials. Asked about the report during annual high-level talks between the U.S. and China on Thursday, U.S.

  • BEIJING, July 10- The United States has "enormous concerns" for restoration of the credibility of the elections process in Afghanistan, U.S. Afghanistan has plunged into political chaos in recent months over a disputed presidential election that has stirred ethnic tensions in the fragile country.