TOP STORIES FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 2014

UKRAINE

KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY, Russia — A large Russian aid convoy resumed its journey toward Ukraine Thursday, taking a road leading directly toward a border crossing controlled by pro-Russian rebels in the Luhansk region. The convoy of more than 200 vehicles had been parked at a military depot in the southern Russian city of Voronezh since late Tuesday amid disagreement over how and where the aid could be delivered to Ukraine, where government troops are battling pro-Russia separatists. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: 850 words by 1130 GMT. By Alexander Roslyakov.

EU-EUROPE-ECONOMY

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe's shaky economic recovery ground to a halt in the second quarter amid fears over the crisis in Ukraine and softer trade and investment. The main reasons behind the flat outcome for the 18-country eurozone was a 0.2 percent quarterly decline in Germany, Europe's biggest economy, and a second straight quarter of zero growth in France, the No. 2 economy. SENT: 750 words. By David McHugh.

EU-BRITAIN-TRENDY-WORDS

LONDON — Don't know what "vaping" is? How about "listicle"? Perhaps it's time to get to know them. Britain's Oxford University Press said Thursday it is adding the words — along with other new entries, from "time-poor" to "Paleo diet" — to its online Oxford Dictionaries to reflect new language trends. SENT: 300 words. By Sylvia Hui.

SPAIN-MIGRANTS

MADRID — Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants have tried to scale six-meter (20-foot) barbed-wire fences to enter Spain's northwest African enclave city of Melilla from Morocco for the third day in a row. The Interior Ministry said 250 migrants made the attempt early Thursday but only one got across and avoided police interception. SENT: 130 words.

GERMANY-DENMARK-LISTERIA OUTBREAK

BERLIN — The German government says that some of the contaminated meat products that caused a listeria outbreak and may have killed 10 people in Denmark were also sold to a store in Germany. The Ministry of Food and Agriculture says it was alerted by Danish authorities late Wednesday that a store near the German-Danish border carried the contaminated products, and the meat was immediately removed from the shelves. SENT: 130 words.

FRANCE-ECONOMY

PARIS — France's economy stagnated in the second quarter, leaving President Francois Hollande increasingly desperate to fulfill his two-year-old pledge to get the country growing again. National statistics agench INSEE reported Thursday that the eurozone's second-largest economy posted zero growth for the second straight quarter. SENT: 250 words.

GERMANY-ECONOMY

BERLIN — Germany's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the second quarter of 2014, losing momentum after a robust first quarter which was helped by the mild winter. The Federal Statistics Office said Thursday the figure, which was adjusted for seasonal and calendar factors, reflected that imports grew faster than exports. SENT: 130 words.