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The U.S. and the EU ratcheted up economic pressure on Russia as fighting in Ukraine prevented investigators from getting to the MH17 crash site. Erin Burnett has more.
July 29th, 2014
09:45 PM ET

Hamas rejects new truce, fighting rages on

Gaza (CNN) - Hamas and Israel blamed one another Tuesday for the lack of a cease-fire in a conflict that has left more than 1,200 people dead, raising questions about just what it will take to end the fighting in Gaza.

International efforts to broker a deal to end the violence failed again, with Hamas rejecting a cease-fire proposal put forward by the Palestinian Authority that called for a 24-hour truce that could be extended to 72 hours. Hamas maintains that any deal must include an end to Israel's blockade of Gaza.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said any truce must allow for its protection against tunnels used by Palestinian militants in Gaza to make their way into Israel.

"Hamas is responsible for all deaths on their side and on our side because they are the ones who kept this conflict going," Mark Regev, a spokesman for Netanyahu, told CNN.

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July 29th, 2014
09:36 PM ET

Gen. Jim Jones on Obama's first meeting with Putin: The Cold War is in his core

CNN's Erin Burnett speaks with Gen. Jim Jones, former National Security Adviser to President Obama about the first time President Barack Obama met Vladimir Putin.


Filed under: International • News • Russia • Vladimir Putin
July 29th, 2014
09:16 PM ET

Body "apparent stowaway" found on U.S. Air Force plane

Just three ago, a teenager hitched a ride to Hawaii by hiding in the landing gear of a passenger jet. Remarkably, he survived.

Body of 'apparent stowaway' found in U.S. Air Force plane that traversed Africa

That was not the case for an "apparent stowaway" found in the wheel well of a U.S. military plane. CNN's Tom Foreman has the story.

In April: Stowaway's body went into a 'frozen state,' doctor says


Filed under: Aviation Industry • International • News
July 29th, 2014
09:04 PM ET

New fears Ebola could spread after American dies

A top doctor known for his influential role fighting the Ebola outbreak in Africa has died from the virus.

It's the largest and most deadly Ebola outbreak on record. So far, it's claimed nearly 700 lives. Ebola typically kills 90 percent of those infected and not even know it.

Liberia closes its borders to stop Ebola

Erin Burnett OutFront reported Monday, two Americans have tested positive for the virus after treating Ebola patients.

U.S. officials are on alert after an American boarded a flight last week not knowing he had Ebola. He died just days later.

So, is Ebola just a plane ride away from the U.S.?

Jean Casarez is OutFront with the report.


Filed under: Ebola • Health • International • News
July 29th, 2014
08:46 PM ET

What Vladimir Putin is really like: Putin's the last of the non-digital rulers in power

On Tuesday, President Obama announced the U.S. is slapping Moscow with new sanctions in retaliation for Putin's support of rebels in Ukraine.

Are these new sanctions going to make a difference?

OutFront is Ben Judah. He's spent the past three years researching Vladimir Putin and wrote the recent Newsweek article, "Behind the Scenes in Putin's Court: The Private Habits of a Latter-Day Dictator."


Filed under: International • News • Russia • Vladimir Putin
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