Fighting erupts in Ukraine as crash investigators arrive

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – Ukrainian army tanks were reported to be launching an assault to break pro-Russian rebels’ hold on the eastern city of Donetsk on Monday in the first major outbreak of hostilities in the area since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last week. … read more – click title

UN calls for Gaza ceasefire

The UN Security Council calls for an immediate Gaza ceasefire as the number of Palestinians killed during Israel’s military operation passes 500. Link to article: … read more – click title

Ukraine nerves send European shares lower

LONDON (Reuters) – European stock markets fell across the board on Monday, concerned by an escalation in tensions between Russia and the West and reports the Ukrainian army was moving on a major rebel stronghold. … read more – click title

Dutch experts arrive in MH17 inquiry

Dutch PM Mark Rutte says experts have arrived in Torez in Ukraine, where the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash are being stored. Link to article: … read more – click title

U.S. presses case against Russia on downed jet as horror deepens

HRABOVE Ukraine/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry laid out what he called overwhelming evidence of Russian complicity in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 as international horror deepened over the fate of the victims’ remains. … read more – click title

Tesco CEO Clarke to leave after profit warning

LONDON (Reuters) – Tesco said Chief Executive Philip Clarke would step down after Britain’s biggest retailer warned it would miss first-half profit forecasts, bringing an end to a disastrous three years in charge. … read more – click title

China’s Huawei sees sales jump 19%

Chinese telecom equipment and smartphone maker Huawei reports a 19% jump in sales to 135.8bn yuan ($21.9bn; £12.8bn) for the first six months of the year. Link to article: … read more – click title