Fast-Food Scandal Revives China's Food Safety Anxieties

An American-owned company that supplies meat to fast food chains in China has pulled all its products made by a subsidiary. An expose revealed that some of the products were mishandled and expired.

Court Orders Russia To Pay Former Yukos Shareholders $50B

The Permanent Court of Arbitration called Russia's seizure of the oil company "devious and calculated." The ruling, one of the largest such awards, adds to tensions between Moscow and the West.

For Muslims In Gaza, End Of Ramadan Marred By Fighting

The Muslim holiday Eid marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and is usually a time for family celebration. This year, it also marks three weeks since the current war in Gaza started.

Team Investigating Downing Of MH17 Turns Back Due To Heavy Fighting

The crew — made up of Dutch and Australian experts — were headed toward the debris field when they heard explosions.

Conflict In Gaza: Here's What You Need To Know Today

Despite a demand from the United Nations Security Council for an immediate and unconditional cease-fire, fighting continued in Gaza, where the death toll has surpassed 1,000.

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Israelis Broadly Support Military's Operation In Gaza

Recent polls show more than 8 in 10 Jewish Israelis support the military operation, even as the death tolls climb. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ratings are soaring.

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Fighting In Ukraine Continues; Russia Dismisses Threat Of Sanctions

Fierce fighting continued overnight in eastern Ukraine along the Russian border, and Russia's foreign minister rejected U.S. claims that his country has been supporting pro-Russia fighters there.

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More Than Half Of Spaniards In Their 20s Are Unemployed

Even though Spain's economy is out of recession, youth unemployment has hit 57.7 percent. Economists say it could be years before jobs return. By then, many will have missed a decade or more of work.

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Locked In U.S. Hedge Fund Battle, Argentina Faces Default

Argentina says it cannot pay certain debts and will fall into default by July 31 if it can't come to an agreement with creditors. This would be Argentina's second default in 13 years.

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Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers

Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.

Forensic Team Unable To Reach MH17 Debris Field

July 28, 2014
Pro-Russian militants block the road behind Dutch and Australian forensic teams on their way to the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on July 28, 2014 in Donetsk. Dutch and Australian forensic investigators turned back on their way to the MH17 crash site on July 28, after 'explosions' in the area, a government spokeswoman in The Hague said. (Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

For a third day, heavy fighting has blocked a team of Dutch and Australian forensic experts from reaching the downed Malaysia Airlines plane.

Attack On Park In Gaza Kills 10, Mostly Children

July 28, 2014
Palestinians carry the body of Gamal Ielian, 10, who was killed along with 9 other people, all but one of them children, in an explosion at a park at the Shati refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip Monday. (Adel Hana/AP)

Israeli and Palestinian authorities traded blame over the attack as fighting raged on despite the start of a major Muslim holiday on Monday.

Fire Rages In Libya

July 28, 2014
Smoke billows from an oil depot, July 28, 2014, where a huge blaze started following clashes around Tripoli airport, in southern Tripoli. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty Images)

Libya’s government is asking for international help to fight an inferno at the oil depot for the airport in the capital Tripoli.

Middle East Violence Continues Into Muslim Holiday

July 28, 2014
A Palestinian man, wrapped in his national flag, inspects the rubble of destroyed buildings and houses in the Shejaiya residential district of Gaza City, on July 28, 2014, on the beginning of the Muslim Eid festival ending the month-long fast of Ramadan. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Fighting between Israel and Gaza continued today, the start of Eid al-Fitr, in spite of a United Nations call for a ceasefire.

Marking 100 Years Since The Start Of WWI

July 28, 2014
U.S. Secretary of War Newton D. Baker watches as wounded American soldiers arrive at an American hospital near the front during World War I. (AP Photo)

Marking the one hundredth anniversary of the start of World War One. We’ll look at lessons learned and our uneasy peace right now.

The Battle Over U.S. Corporate Tax Inversion

July 28, 2014
This June 4, 2014 photo shows a Walgreens retail store in Boston. Walgreen Co. _ which bills itself as “America’s premier pharmacy” _ is among many companies considering combining operations with foreign businesses to trim their tax bills. (AP)

American companies bailing out on America. They call it inversion. Is it desertion?

Israeli Strikes On Gaza, Rocket Fire, Break Lull

July 28, 2014
Palestinians check a crater caused by an Israeli strike at a cemetery in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

Israeli jets struck several sites in Gaza on Monday as rockets continued to fall on Israel, the Israeli military said, disrupting a relative lull in the Gaza war at the start of a major Muslim holiday.

U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya Amid Clashes

July 26, 2014

The State Department has shuttered the U.S. embassy in Libya and evacuated American staffers there as the security situation in the capital Tripoli deteriorates amid worsening clashes between rival militias.

Commonwealth Games: 71 Teams, 4,500 Athletes And A Common Bond In Glasgow

July 26, 2014
The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow come just a few months before Scotland's vote for independence.(Francois Nel/Getty Images)

One of the world’s largest sporting events is happening now, and if you’re from the United States, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of it. From Canada to Cameroon and Pakistan to Papua-New Guinea, more than 4,500 athletes have traveled to Scotland for the 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games.

Ji Cheng: China’s Rep At The Tour De France

July 26, 2014
At times, it's Ji Cheng's job to drive the peleton, but he'll likely finish last in the Tour de France. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Ji Cheng, the first Chinese rider to compete in the Tour de France, will likely finish in last place. But Ji isn’t upset about his position. Ian Austen of The New York Times joins Bill Littlefield to explain.

Ebola Epidemic Strikes Top Health Worker

July 25, 2014
A picture taken on June 28 shows a member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at the isolation ward of the Donka Hospital in Conakry, Guinea, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated. (Cellou Binani/AFP/Getty Images)

NPR’s Jason Beaubien just returned from Sierra Leone, which along with Guinea and Liberia is suffering from the worst ever Ebola outbreak.

Crisis On The Border Comes To The White House

July 25, 2014

President Obama meets today with leaders from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador to discuss the immigration issue.

ER Physician Documents ‘Lost Underground’ Of WWI

July 25, 2014
Dr. Jeffrey Gusky has seen more than 100 of the vast underground cities that were home to thousands of soldiers for months on end during the "Great War." (Stan Wolenski)

Soldiers carved artwork into the walls of vast quarry systems beneath the trenches that defined the war.

Immigrant Gives Up American Dream For New Dream In Mexico

July 25, 2014
Before entering Mexico, leaving the U.S. for good, Jorge Lerma takes this photo. Lerma, 32, was an undocumented immigrant for nearly half his life before deciding to return home for better opportunities. (Jorge Lerma)

Jorge Lerma overstayed his tourist visa for 16 years. Liz Jones of KUOW brings us his story, as he decides to re-establish his life in Mexico.

News Roundtable: From Immigration To Israel/Gaza Crisis

July 25, 2014
A U.S. Border Patrol agent prepares to take an unaccompanied Salvadorian minor, 13, to a processing center after he crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico into the United States on July 24, 2014 in Mission, Texas. Tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and immigrant families have crossed illegally into the United States this year and presented themselves to federal agents, causing a humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Bloomberg News’ Margaret Talev and the BBC’s Paul Danahar join us for a look at this week’s key news stories.

Week In The News: Kerry To Israel, Mixed Messages On Obamacare, MH 17 Investigation

July 25, 2014
Pallbearers carry a coffin out of a military transport plane during a ceremony to mark the return of the first bodies, of passengers and crew killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, from Ukraine at Eindhoven military air base, Eindhoven, Netherlands, Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP)

Secretary of State Kerry to Israel. Obamacare back in the courts. Mourning as remains of Malaysia Flight 17 victims come home. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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