- 10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Miami Herald. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:08 EDT.
- Oil falls to near $102 amid Gaza peace efforts
The price of oil retreated to near $102 per barrel on Wednesday amid a new push for a cease-fire between Israel and Palestine and after Europe imposed additional sanctions on Russia that fell short of a heavy hit.
Miami Herald. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:43 EDT.
- Van Gaal criticises tour schedule
Manchester United's extensive tour of the USA is "not positive for preparation", says the club's manager Louis van Gaal.
BBC News. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:57:34 GMT.
- 3 prominent retail names in Canada battling hard to survive more U.S. competition
Foreign retailers have flooded the Canadian market in recent years opening hundreds of new stores and the pressure may be too much for some long-established retail names in Canada.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:00:00 EDT.
- U.S. Military Is Scrutinized Over Trash Burning in Afghanistan
The United States military spent millions on garbage incinerators in Afghanistan, but they went unused in favor of open burn pits, a report from a watchdog agency said.
By Dave Philipps. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:50:59 GMT.
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- Kerry Lands in Tel Aviv for Cease-Fire Talks
Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Tel Aviv to push ceasefire talks. ...
Voice of America. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:48:23 -0400.
- Op-Docs: ‘Two Countries, No Home’
After having grown up in the United States as an undocumented immigrant, Rufino Santiz Díaz decided to return to Chiapas, Mexico — and now finds himself caught between two worlds.
By Verity Oswin. International Herald Tribune. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:08:02 GMT.
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- Troubled Chinese Steel Makers Lose Lifeline of Cheap Credit
In Tangshan, a polluted industrial Chinese city that produces more steel a year than the entire United States, the Xinming Steel Pipe Plant shut earlier this month leaving more than 400 workers and a host of creditors unpaid. ...
Voice of America. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:53:24 -0400.
- U.S.: Russia 'Created Conditions' For Airliner Tragedy
U.S. intelligence officials say they believe pro-Russian rebels probably shot down the Malaysia airliner over eastern Ukraine "by mistake."
Radio Liberty. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:08:42 +0000.
- U.S. Stock Warnings Are A Good Contrarian Indicator
All those U.S. stock market warnings have a strong, contrarian message: Own U.S. stocks.
By John S. Tobey. Forbes. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:53:01 GMT.
- VIDEO: Could you beat Usain Bolt in a race?
Engineers are making it possible for spectators to race against the world's fastest man.
BBC News. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:06:48 GMT.
- The Boomerang Effect: Sanctions on Russia Hit German Economy Hard
The United States and Europe last week announced the imposition of stronger sanctions against Russia in response to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. German industry may be among the losers.
Spiegel Online. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:11:09 +0200.