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But a Ukrainian spokesman says Russia has massed 45,000 troops on the Ukraine border, backed by an array of heavy equipment.
"This is one of those situations where you actually do have really cheap stocks because everybody's so panicked," said one strategist.
Moscow's sweeping sanctions on European food have sent Russian restaurateurs, retail chains and food producers scrambling for alternative supplies.
"If you find any treasure, let me know!", a French homeowner told hired workers. But while they did find a treasure, they didn't tell her!
Russia's actions in Ukraine are designed to mollify nationalists and preserve Vladimir Putin's hold on power, Hermitage Capital CEO Bill Browder said.
Around two thirds of the British public trust online encyclopedia Wikipedia more than they trust traditional news outlets.
How does the U.K. shop online, 20 years after the world first took to the virtual checkouts?
London house prices will grow by just 3 percent next year, according to leading U.K. estate agent Hamptons.
EDF Energy said Monday that it had shut down four of its UK nuclear reactors for eight weeks, the Financial Times reports.
Italy has returned to recession and is under pressure from the ECB, but Renzi is coming out fighting, the FT reports.
UK companies are set to boost their headcounts, as firms are planning to hire new members of staff at the fastest rate in 16 years.
Turkey's Prime Minister emerged victorious on Sunday, claiming over 50 percent of the vote as the country's first popularly elected president.
Tayyip Erdogan secured his place as Turkey's first directly elected head of state, taking him a step closer to the presidential system he covets.
Ukraine said it had headed off an attempt by Russia to send troops into Ukraine, a statement Moscow dismissed as a "fairy tale."
Exxon Mobil began drilling for oil in the Arctic on Saturday in a project with Rosneft, despite sanctions imposed on the Russian company.
Investors will gauge the strength of the euro zone's fragile economy this week as conflicts in Ukraine and Iraq darken the mood.
President Obama and Germany's Angela Merkel agree that any Russian intervention in Ukraine violates international law.
Amid reports that Russia may be open to de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer told CNBC on Friday that he's not buying it.
"The economy is so unstable and will not survive at the current pace. And Russia does not make anything on its own," said one oligarch.
An investigator linked to the U.K. drug giant GSK was convicted in a case that many say highlights the risks of conducting due diligence in China.
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