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BRUSSELS, July 22- The European Union threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but failed to back tough talk with any immediate action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.
LONDON, July 22- European shares rose on Tuesday on some strong earnings reports and signs of improved cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian rebels over the Malaysian Airlines plane shot down four days ago.
*EU threatens Russia with more sanctions, but words ring hollow. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as inflation data was seen keeping the Federal Reserve in an equities-friendly tone, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.
LONDON— The euro fell Tuesday to its lowest level against the dollar this year amid concerns that the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will prompt a bigger freeze in relations between the European Union and Russia.
CPI rises 0.3 percent, Treasuries trim losses. *Geopolitics still a big factor. NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. long-term Treasury debt prices fell on Tuesday as safe-haven demand weakened in line with a rise in stocks, with investors hopeful tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine will ease.
*Kiev says 41,000 Russian troops grouped nearby border with Ukraine. KIEV, July 22- Ukraine's parliament approved a presidential decree on Tuesday to call up more military reserves and men under 50 to fight rebels in eastern Ukraine and defend the border against a concentration of troops in Russia.
NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday as a cascade of earnings landed and inflation data was tame, while hopes rose for an easing of tensions in Ukraine.
NEW YORK, July 22- U.S. stock index futures rose on Tuesday on hopes for an easing of tensions in Ukraine and as a cascade of earnings landed.
PARIS— France says it will go ahead with the sale of a warship to Russia, despite calls for an arms embargo against the country, highlighting how Europe's strong business ties are hindering its ability to punish Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine.
BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signalled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.
BRUSSELS, July 22- European Union foreign ministers threatened Russia on Tuesday with harsher sanctions over Ukraine, but tougher talk may not be matched by much action after France's president signaled the disputed delivery of a warship to Moscow would go ahead.
CNBC's Hadley Gamble reports European ministers are meeting to discuss placing further sanctions against Russia following the downing of MH17 over Ukraine.
*MSCI Asia hits 3- year peak, Nikkei up after Japan holiday. LONDON, July 22- European markets rode a global rebound in risk appetite on Tuesday helped by the first signs of cooperation from Ukraine's pro-Russian separatists over the downed Malaysian Airlines plane.
The Ukrainian rebels are already equipped with modernized weaponry but the sale of military equipment to Russia is difficult to justify, says Carl Bildt, Swedish foreign minister.
The EU should send a clear message to Russia as well as cease all exports of military equipment and technology to Russia, says Edgars Rinkevics, Latvian foreign minister.
CNBC's Catherine Boyle reports on how tougher sanctions on Russia could affect U.K. businesses.
TOKYO— World stock markets rose Tuesday as tensions over the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine eased after pro- Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the aircraft's black boxes. In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 gained 0.5 percent to 6,764.55 and Germany's DAX added 0.8 percent to 9,689.15.
That helped push global consumer confidence up in the second quarter to its highest since the first quarter of 2007, according to the survey by global information and insights company Nielsen. India overtook Indonesia as the most optimistic consumer market, while Portugal and Slovenia were the most pessimistic.
Greg Waldron, Asia Managing Editor at Flightglobal, says the handing over of the black boxes will significantly help investigations. He also explains why comments from Russia's Malaysia envoy seem "dubious."
John Herbst, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2003 to 2006, says it is important for both the U.S. and Europe to mete out more serious sanctions on Russia.