PRESS DIGEST - Wall Street Journal - July 25

July 25 - The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Russian military likely reluctant participants in Ukraine - U.S. general

ASPEN Colorado - Russia's military is likely a reluctant participant in Ukraine's conflict, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday, adding that although he had not spoken to his Moscow counterpart in about two months he was keeping an open line of communication.

World, 10:39am IST

Russian military likely reluctant participants in Ukraine-US general

ASPEN, Colorado, July 24 - Russia's military is likely a reluctant participant in Ukraine's conflict, the top U.S. military officer said on Thursday, adding that although he had not spoken to his Moscow counterpart in about two months he was keeping an open line of communication.

10:18am IST

U.S. says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military

WASHINGTON - The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

World, 5:23am IST

UN aviation body to hold safety meeting with IATA, others - sources

MONTREAL - The U.N. civil aviation agency will hold a broad international meeting to discuss airline safety in the industry's most coordinated response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

World, 5:22am IST

UPDATE 2-U.S. says Russia firing artillery over border at Ukraine military

WASHINGTON, July 24 - The United States said on Thursday that Russia was firing artillery across its border with Ukraine to target Ukrainian military positions in the conflict with pro-Russian separatists.

4:05am IST

Boeing reaches plane parts deal with Iran

PARIS - U.S. planemaker Boeing has disclosed an agreement with Iran to provide airplane parts, relaxing a three-decade freeze in ties as part of a broader package of sanctions relief.

3:37am IST

CORRECTED-Boeing reaches plane parts deal with Iran

(Corrects attribution in paragraph 7, showing that the extension of talks was officially announced)

Regulatory News, 3:33am IST

French warplanes search Mali desert for crashed Air Algerie plane

ALGIERS - An Air Algerie flight with 110 passengers onboard, nearly half of them French citizens, crashed on Thursday after the jet disappeared over northern Mali en route from Burkina Faso to Algiers, an Algerian official said.

Top News, World, 12:18am IST

Investigators find no evidence of MH17 black box tampering

AMSTERDAM - Air accident investigators successfully extracted data from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17's two black boxes on Thursday, as work to recover the bodies of the 298 victims and secure the crash site in eastern Ukraine continued.

World, 12:14am IST