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7/31/2014 1:50:50 AM

1 - Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default imminent
2 - House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law
3 - Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default looms
4 - Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip
5 - Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site
6 - Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27 billion for 'Hustle' fraud
7 - U.S. economy back on track with strong second-quarter rebound
8 - Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi
9 - U.S. private sector adds 218,000 jobs in July: ADP
10 - Germany's ZF in advanced talks to buy TRW for near $12 billion: sources
11 - Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi
12 - Detroit drops post-bankruptcy monitor from exit plan
13 - Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked
14 - Moscow says 'short-sighted' sanctions will aggravate Russia-U.S. ties
15 - Twitter's market value set to soar after strong results
16 - Two former senior Murdoch editors charged over UK phone-hacking
17 - Moscovici says confident will have important economic role in EU Commission
18 - U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now
19 - Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions
20 - Mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA
21 - Exclusive: China's Xi reached deal with former leaders to investigate ex-security chief: sources
22 - Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus
23 - Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens
24 - EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
25 - Israel intensifies Gaza assault, Egyptians revise truce plan
1 - Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default imminent

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina faces its second default in more than 12 years after talks with holdout creditors failed on Wednesday.






7/31/2014 1:50:16 AM

2 - House Republicans vote to sue Obama over healthcare law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday cleared the way for the launch of a lawsuit accusing President Barack Obama of overstepping his authority in carrying out his signature healthcare law.

7/31/2014 12:46:22 AM

3 - Argentina fails to reach debt agreement, default looms

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina failed to strike a deal to avert its second default in more than 12 years after talks with holdout creditors ended without a settlement on Wednesday.






7/31/2014 12:10:48 AM

4 - Carnage at U.N. school as Israel pounds Gaza Strip

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli shelling killed at least 15 Palestinians sheltering in a U.N.-run school and another 17 near a street market on Wednesday, Gaza's Health Ministry said, with no ceasefire in sight after more than three weeks of fighting.






7/31/2014 12:05:32 AM

5 - Moscow fights back after sanctions; battle rages near Ukraine crash site

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia fought back on Wednesday over new U.S. and EU sanctions imposed over Ukraine even as G7 leaders warned of further steps, while Ukraine's government accused pro-Russian rebels of placing land mines near the site of a crashed Malaysian airliner to prevent a proper investigation.

7/31/2014 12:03:49 AM

6 - Bank of America ordered to pay $1.27 billion for 'Hustle' fraud

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Wednesday ordered Bank of America Corp to pay a $1.27 billion penalty for fraud over shoddy mortgages sold by the former Countrywide Financial Corp.

7/30/2014 9:44:39 PM

7 - U.S. economy back on track with strong second-quarter rebound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the second quarter as consumers stepped up spending and businesses restocked, putting it on course to close out the year on solid footing.






7/30/2014 9:29:52 PM

8 - Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.






7/30/2014 6:36:37 PM

9 - U.S. private sector adds 218,000 jobs in July: ADP

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. companies hired 218,000 workers in July, marking four straight month of private job growth above 200,000, but the figure fell short of what analysts projected and the previous month's level, a report by a payrolls processor released on Wednesday showed. Private job gains in June were 281,000, which was the strongest reading since November 2012. Economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast that the ADPNational Employment Report would show a gain of 230,000 jobs.






7/30/2014 6:35:11 PM

10 - Germany's ZF in advanced talks to buy TRW for near $12 billion: sources

NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen AG is in advanced talks to acquire U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp for nearly $12 billion, in a deal that would create an automotive supply powerhouse, according to people familiar with the matter.






7/30/2014 5:43:11 PM

11 - Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel depot hit by a rocket.

7/30/2014 4:55:18 PM

12 - Detroit drops post-bankruptcy monitor from exit plan

(Reuters) - Detroit has dropped the idea of having a court-appointed monitor keep an eye on its finances when it exits bankruptcy after determining the move was not needed, a city spokesman said on Wednesday.

7/30/2014 4:34:49 PM

13 - Internet privacy service Tor warns users it was attacked

BOSTON Reuters - Tor, the Internet privacy protecting service, said on Wednesday it discovered a compromise on its network that indicated somebody was trying to monitor the activity of its users.






7/30/2014 4:14:44 PM

14 - Moscow says 'short-sighted' sanctions will aggravate Russia-U.S. ties

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia called new U.S. sanctions "destructive and short-sighted" on Wednesday and said they would only aggravate ties between Russia and the United States, already at their lowest point since the end of the Cold War over the Ukraine crisis.

7/30/2014 2:23:53 PM

15 - Twitter's market value set to soar after strong results

(Reuters) - Shares of Twitter Inc were set to soar on Wednesday as surprisingly strong user growth eased investor concerns that the popularity of the micro-messaging site was waning.

7/30/2014 1:57:18 PM

16 - Two former senior Murdoch editors charged over UK phone-hacking

LONDON (Reuters) - Two more senior journalists from Rupert Murdoch's defunct British tabloid the News of the World have been charged with phone-hacking, prosecutors said on Wednesday, weeks after the paper's former editor was jailed for the crime.






7/30/2014 1:55:56 PM

17 - Moscovici says confident will have important economic role in EU Commission

PARIS (Reuters) - France's candidate for the European Commission Pierre Moscovici is convinced he will have an important economic portfolio, he told Reuters on Wednesday, rebuffing German concerns that France lacked the budget credibility to take such a job.

7/30/2014 1:48:28 PM

18 - U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A high-stakes dispute over a tanker carrying $100 million in Iraqi Kurdish crude took a surprising turn on Tuesday when a U.S. judge said she lacked jurisdiction given the ship's distance from the Texas shore and urged that the case be settled in Iraq.

7/30/2014 1:18:14 PM

19 - Russia bans Polish fruit and vegetable in apparent retaliation for sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia announced a ban on most fruit and vegetable imports from Poland on Wednesday and said it may extend the restrictions to the rest of the European Union, its first apparent retaliation to new Western sanctions imposed over Ukraine a day earlier.

7/30/2014 12:50:20 PM

20 - Mortgage applications fall in latest week: MBA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Applications for U.S. home mortgages slipped last week as refinancing applications dropped, an industry group said on Wednesday.






7/30/2014 12:19:18 PM

21 - Exclusive: China's Xi reached deal with former leaders to investigate ex-security chief: sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - Two influential former Chinese leaders gave their consent for President Xi Jinping to investigate ex-domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang, sources told Reuters, a sign the corruption probe will not open a rift in the ruling Communist Party.






7/30/2014 12:17:38 PM

22 - Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

FREETOWN (Reuters) - The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said.

7/30/2014 11:48:56 AM

23 - Libyan militants overrun Benghazi special forces base as chaos deepens

BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Militant fighters overran a Libyan special forces base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday after a battle involving rockets and warplanes that killed at least 30 people.

7/30/2014 11:47:54 AM

24 - EU and U.S. announce new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The European Union and the United States on Tuesday announced further sanctions against Russia, targeting its energy, banking and defense sectors in the strongest international action yet over Moscow's support for rebels in eastern Ukraine.






7/30/2014 11:38:32 AM

25 - 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 guerrillas 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.






7/30/2014 12:51:46 AM

 

 

  

  





 











 

 

 
 






 

 







 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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