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  • Israeli Ambassador: We must protect our population  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:20 PM ET

    Insight to why Israel launched its ground invasion in Gaza tonight, and what the international community should focus on, with CNBC's John Harwood, and Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer.

  • Fierce attack by Israel in Gaza  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher provides insight to the reasons behind the Israeli ground invasion in Gaza.

  • Israel representative: Why invasion is needed  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Ido Aharoni, Israel's Consul General to New York, says a series of offensive actions by Palestinian militant group Hamas prompted Israel's ground invasion into Gaza late Thursday.

  • Israeli forces in Gaza  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:17 PM ET

    NBC News' Richard Engel reports the Israeli military has called on Palestinians to stay away from areas close to the Israeli border, as a ground offensive in Gaza has been launched.

  • FACTBOX-Top 5 deadliest attacks on commercial airliners Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    LONDON, July 17- A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro- Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.

  • BEIRUT, July 17- Militant group Islamic State seized a Syrian gas field and killed at least 90 people on Thursday in one of the bloodiest clashes between the al Qaeda offshoot and President Bashar al-Assad's forces, a monitoring group said.

  • Geopolitics to break the rally?  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:04 PM ET

    Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, questions whether this is a full blown invasion just yet.

  • Feared Israeli ground invasion launched  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    The Israeli Defense Forces have launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. NBC News' Martin Fletcher reports on the goal of the operation.

  • Israeli PM confirms ground operation in Gaza  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports the Israeli Defense Forces has launched a ground operation in the Gaza Strip, targeting Hamas tunnels which enable terrorists to infiltrate Israel and carry out attacks.

  • IDF begins ground operation in Gaza Strip  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports a new phase of Operation Protective Edge has begun in the Gaza Strip, which follows 10 days of Hamas attacks on Israel.

  • Israeli PM orders ground offensive on Gaza  Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:41 PM ET

    According to Reuters, the Israeli Prime Minister has instructed the military to begin its ground offensive in Gaza, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Condemnation of Russia bad and likely to get worse Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 3:27 PM ET
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 taking off from Schiphol Airport in Schiphol, the Netherlands, on July 17, 2014.

    The downing of an airliner over Ukraine brought immediate condemnation of Russia, and it's likely to get stronger.

  • HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 17- A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro- Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reauthorize a federal terrorism risk insurance program that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

  • Possible Gaza sticking point: Hamas' payroll Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Israeli soldiers ride on an armored personnel carrier outside the Gaza Strip.

    Before fighting in Gaza can end, Hamas may need to address a problem—its payroll.

  • WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, July 17- President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest firms for the first time, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

  • *Airbus, Boeing offer cheaper options than scrapped Nimrod. FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17- Two high-profile sea searches have exposed a shortfall in Britain's maritime patrol capabilities, raising hopes at rival planemakers Airbus and Boeing that they could soon be fighting over a multi-billion dollar contract.

  • *Russia warns it will hit back. WASHINGTON/ MOSCOW, July 17- President Barack Obama imposed sanctions on some of Russia's biggest firms for the first time, striking at the heart of Vladimir Putin's powerbase by targeting companies closest to him over Moscow's failure to curb violence in Ukraine.

  • Russia sanctions hit stocks; escalation eyed Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 6:18 AM ET
    A stock price index graph shows plunging stock prices on an electronic information screen at the headquarters of the Micex-RTS Moscow Exchange, Russia's benchmark stock index, in Moscow, Russia, on Monday, March 3, 2014.

    Russian stock markets were sharply lower following the announcement of new sanctions, and analysts warned of tougher penalties on the way.

  • *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.