British mortgage lending picked up strongly in June, adding to signs that the housing market is regaining momentum, but a sharp drop in lending to businesses is a reminder that the economic recovery has yet to find a sounder footing. Full Article | Related Story
LONDON/PARIS - A Sudanese man died on Wednesday as migrants desperate to enter Britain from France stormed the channel tunnel entrance and British ministers and security chiefs held an emergency meeting to try to tackle the growing crisis.
KIEV - In the eyes of many Ukrainians, volunteer fighters are heroes for helping the weak regular army resist pro-Russian separatists. In the view of the government, however, some of the volunteers have become a problem. Bringing them under control will not be easy. Full Article
Clashes break out between Jewish settlers and Israeli forces as the authorities knock down two dwellings built on Palestinian-owned land. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).