LONDON -- Airlines who cancelled flights to Israel are showing a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following the downing of MH17 over Ukraine.
BRUSSELS -- EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton is to publish Thursday tougher “Phase 3″ sanctions against Russia over its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea.
LONDON -- Forensic experts say that chemical residue on wreckage could confirm the type of weapon that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.
MULHOUSE -- Thursday’s 145km Stage 18 from Pau to Hautacam features two tough climbs – the 2,115m Col du Tourmalet and the concluding 1,520m-high Hautacam.
GIGLIO -- The wrecked Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia is being towed on its final journey to the port of Genoa for scrapping. The journey is expected to take four days.
GLASGOW -- The 2014 Commonwealth Games begin Wednesday in Scotland with more than 4,500 sportsmen and women competing in 17 sports.
LOS ANGELES -- Guardians of the Galaxy, Marvel’s tenth blockbuster since forming its own movie studios in 2006, hits screens on July 31.
UNITED NATIONS -- The UN Security Council has called for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza after two weeks of fighting.
LONDON -- Premier League teams are expected to set a new high of £70 million (€89m, $1.2bn) in transfer dealing over the summer transfer window.
LONDON -- Formula E cars will race in 10 city centres in a bid to push electric vehicle design. The first race of these 225km/h E cars is in Beijing on September 13.
VATICAN -- Pope Francis visits South Korea on August 14 on his first trip to Asia as pontiff. He will bring a message of peace to the war-divided peninsula.
WASHINGTON -- Two hundred years ago, during the Anglo-American War, Francis Scott Key was inspired to pen the lyrics that became the U.S. national anthem.