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  • *Ukraine denies firing over border, suggests rebels did so. DONETSK, Ukraine/ MOSCOW, July 13- Russia threatened Ukraine on Sunday with "irreversible consequences" after a Russian man was killed by a shell fired across the border, while Kiev said Ukrainian warplanes struck again at separatist positions in the east of the country, inflicting big losses.

  • *Blast in Lagos port claimed by Islamist militants Boko Haram. ABUJA, July 13- As long as violence perpetrated by Islamist militants was more or less contained in Nigeria's remote northeast, the attitude of many citizens and expatriates in the more prosperous south was a shrug of the shoulders.

  • Colombia oil pipeline paralyzed by rebel attack Saturday, 12 Jul 2014 | 5:08 PM ET

    July 12,-- Pumping of oil from one of Colombia's most important pipelines, the Bicentenario, was paralyzed after an attack by leftist rebels, its operator said on Saturday.

  • WASHINGTON, July 12- Vice President Joe Biden encouraged Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Saturday to pursue talks that could lead to a ceasefire with rebels and said Washington continued to pursue efforts to raise pressure on Russia, the White House said.

  • *Ukraine accuses Russia of involvement in border fighting. KIEV, July 12- Ukrainian war planes bombarded separatists along a broad front on Saturday, inflicting huge losses, Kiev said, after President Petro Poroshenko said "scores and hundreds" would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on Ukrainian forces.

  • *Kiev says air attacks kill around 1,000 rebels. KIEV, July 12- Ukrainian war planes bombarded separatists along a broad front on Saturday, inflicting huge losses, Kiev said, after President Petro Poroshenko said "scores and hundreds" would be made to pay for a deadly missile attack on Ukrainian forces.

  • *Airbus to launch revamped and rebranded A330- sources. LONDON, July 12- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name could make the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years.

  • KIEV, July 12- Ukraine scrambled jet fighters to strike at rebel positions early on Saturday, after separatists resumed missile attacks on government forces near the frontier with Russia, the border guard service said.

  • TAKE A LOOK-Farnborough International Airshow Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    July 11- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name have made the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years. >Farnborough on tenterhooks over F-35, Airbus jet revamp.

  • *Airbus to launch revamped and rebranded A330- sources. LONDON, July 11- Suspense over the appearance of America's newest combat jet, a diplomatic chill between the West and Russia and the re-launch of an Airbus jet with a surprise tweak in its name could make the Farnborough Airshow one of the least predictable for years.

  • Insight to Israel & Hamas battle  Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:16 AM ET

    Israel is continuing its assault in Gaza overnight, targeting hundreds of Hamas rocket launching sites and underground tunnels. Daniel Kurtzer, Princeton University professor, provides insight to Israel's operation in Gaza.

  • Hamas issues warning to foreign airlines  Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    NBC's Martin Fletcher has the latest details on the crisis between Israel and Gaza as the conflict intensifies.

  • Serbia comes in from the cold with EU ambitions Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 5:01 AM ET
    Belgrade, Serbia

    An international pariah at the end of the 20th century, Serbia has undergone a long rehabilitation so it can approach the EU for membership.

  • GAZA, July 10- The latest mini-war between Israel and the Islamist group Hamas began with the Gaza- based militants eager to strike a blow, but the escalation that followed has left them physically and diplomatically exposed, with no ready way out.

  • Insight to Hamas' tactic  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 9:51 AM ET

    Israel dramatically escalated its aerial assault in Gaza overnight, targeting hundreds of Hamas rocket launching sites and underground tunnels. Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, provides insight to the effectiveness of the Iron Dome, and the intensifying crisis there.

  • Israel threatens ground invasion of Gaza  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 7:35 AM ET

    Tensions are escalating in the Middle East, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the continuing crisis.

  • VIENNA, July 10- The U.N. atomic agency said on Thursday it believed nuclear material which Iraq said had fallen into the hands of insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk.

  • Tensions escalate in the Middle East  Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Israel's aerial assault on Gaza is now in its third day, reports NBC's Martin Fletcher with the latest details on the unrest.

  • VIENNA, July 10- The U.N. atomic agency said on Thursday it believed nuclear material Iraq said had been seized by insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk.

  • VIENNA, July 10- The U.N. nuclear agency said on Thursday it believed materials that Iraq said had been seized by insurgents was "low grade" and did not pose a significant security risk. Iraq told the United Nations in a July 8 letter that "terrorist groups" had seized nuclear materials used for scientific research at a university in the country's north.