- Israel launches a ground invasion of Gaza. No one knows how it will end. [TIME]
- Vladimir Putin: “I would like to note that this tragedy would not have occurred if there were peace in that country, or in any case, if hostilities had not resumed in southeast Ukraine ... And certainly, the government over whose territory it occurred is responsible for this terrible tragedy.” [TIME]
- World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with 298 people on board over eastern Ukraine in a tragedy that could mark a pivotal moment in the worst crisis between Russia and the West since the Cold War." [Reuters]
- Malaysia Transportation Minister said Thursday flight MH17 did not ignore safety warnings [TIME]
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