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Europe stocks struggle, Asia rises on China data
BEIJING (AP) -- European stock markets struggled on Monday and Wall Street was expected to dip on the open amid ongoing concerns about earnings and the economic impact of sanctions on Russia. Asian indexes closed higher, however, after China reported strong corporate profits.... 7/28/2014 8:36 AM

Air Algerie plane's black boxes arrive in France
PARIS (AP) -- The two black boxes from the Algerian passenger jet that went down in Mali last week, killing all 118 aboard, have arrived in France for analysis.... 7/28/2014 8:29 AM

UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting early Monday morning.... 7/28/2014 8:24 AM

Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
LONDON (AP) -- An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay more than $50 billion to the former majority shareholders of now defunct oil company Yukos, ruling that the state engaged in a ruthless campaign to destroy what was once the country's biggest oil producer.... 7/28/2014 8:15 AM

Liberia president orders new anti-Ebola measures
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia's president has closed all but three land border crossings, restricted public gatherings and quarantined communities heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak in the West African nation.... 7/28/2014 8:09 AM

In war-struck Gaza, civilians struggle to get by
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Caught in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, Gaza's civilians are increasingly struggling to get by. There is no electricity 21 hours a day because power lines have been hit. Water taps have run dry because there's no power to their fuel pumps and tens of thousands of displaced sleep on the floors of schools and hospitals.... 7/28/2014 8:06 AM

Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) -- A Pakistani mob burned down several homes belonging to the minority Ahmadi sect in the country's east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters in riots following rumors about blasphemous postings on Facebook, police said Monday.... 7/28/2014 7:59 AM

Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 21 Filipinos in road attack
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Abu Sayyaf gunmen attacked Filipino civilians traveling to celebrate the end of Ramadan with their families on Monday, killing 21, including at least six children, in a brazen road attack that was the bloodiest in recent years by the violent militant group, police and military officials said.... 7/28/2014 7:59 AM

Oil depot catches fire amid clashes in Tripoli
CAIRO (AP) -- The Libyan government on Monday appealed for international help after a huge oil depot caught fire amid clashes over the country's international airport in the capital, Tripoli.... 7/28/2014 7:51 AM

Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there.... 7/28/2014 7:48 AM

Italian tenor Bergonzi dies at age 90
MILAN (AP) -- Italian tenor Carlo Bergonzi, considered one of the most authoritative interpreters of Verdi's operas, has died at the age of 90.... 7/28/2014 7:38 AM

Philippine leader: Not even a bomb can stop reform
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- An emotional Philippine president has called his opponents desperate and says many people will carry on his reforms even if he was stopped by a bomb.... 7/28/2014 7:35 AM

Syria's Assad prays as his troops suffer high toll
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad prayed at a Damascus mosque at the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday amid reports of an unprecedented high death toll among his troops battling Islamic extremists.... 7/28/2014 7:30 AM

Iraqi officials: 14 bodies found in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say that 14 bullet-riddled bodies have been found in different areas of the capital, Baghdad.... 7/28/2014 7:28 AM

Britain reopens way for fracking
LONDON (AP) -- Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.... 7/28/2014 7:23 AM

Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli jets struck three sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, the military said, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.... 7/28/2014 7:04 AM

Japan to step up sanctions against Russia
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's top government spokesman said Monday that the country is stepping up sanctions against Russia over the unrest in Ukraine.... 7/28/2014 6:56 AM

Meat supplier: China unit fell short of standards
BEIJING (AP) -- A U.S. meat supplier said Monday a Chinese subsidiary embroiled in a safety scandal fell short of its requirements for maintaining high standards.... 7/28/2014 6:31 AM

Outgoing Karzai says Afghans need new president
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's outgoing leader Hamid Karzai said on Monday that his nation needs a new president and urged for a speedy conclusion to the ballot audit that will determine his successor.... 7/28/2014 6:18 AM

UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime
GENEVA (AP) -- The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.... 7/28/2014 5:36 AM