Central African Republic's rebels sign cease-fire

BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) — Representatives of the Muslim and Christian factions battling in Central African Republic signed a cease-fire agreement on Wednesday in neighboring Republic of Congo.
Meat supplier in China scandal has global reach

In this July 20, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, an electronic screen shows the safety record at Husi Food Co. in Shanghai, China, a meat supplier for McDonald's and KFC owned by OSI Group, a privately-held company that’s based in Aurora, Ill. OSI was thrust into the spotlight this weekend when a Chinese TV station reported the Husi plant repackaged old beef and chicken and slapped new expiration dates on them. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Pei Xin) NO SALESNEW YORK (AP) — It isn't a household name, but the company at the center of a food scandal in China helps make some of the world's most popular foods, including the Big Macs and Quarter Pounders served at McDonald's locations.



Israel scrambles to restore foreign flights to Tel Aviv

By Steven Scheer JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel tried on Wednesday to get U.S. and European commercial flights to Tel Aviv restored after some carriers suspended services, insisting its main airport there was safe despite being targeted by Palestinian rockets. Israeli authorities emphasised the success of the Iron Dome interceptor system in protecting Ben Gurion Airport from rockets fired by militants in the Gaza Strip, as well as a precautionary narrowing of air corridors since fighting erupted on July 8. About 30 foreign airlines have suspended flights to Ben Gurion.
NATO sees signs weapons still moving from Russia to Ukraine

NATO continues to see evidence of weapons being moved into Ukraine from Russia since the downing of a Malaysian airliner in eastern Ukraine last week, a NATO military officer said on Wednesday. "We have noted an increase in the amount of weapons being transferred from Russia to Ukraine in the last several weeks. We continue to see evidence of the movement of weapons into Ukraine from Russia since the downing of (Malaysia Airlines flight) MH17, which is a cause for concern," the officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, said. The European Union has said Russia must stop the flow of weapons across the border or face tougher sanctions.
At least 42 killed in Taiwan plane crash: officials

Sheng Ching (2nd left) -- the Director of Taiwan's Civil Aeronautics Administration -- speaks to reporters at the Sungshan airport in Taipei, on July 23, 2014At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. TransAsia Airways flight GE222 was carrying 58 people on a domestic flight when it crashed into houses near Magong airport on the Penghu island chain after requesting a second attempt to land there, local media reported. The ATR 72-500 twin turboprop was flying from the southwestern city of Kaohsiung to the islands off the west coast and had been delayed due to bad weather as Typhoon Matmo pounded Taiwan, according to the authorities.





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