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  • OTTAWA, May 6- NATO will have to consider permanently stationing troops in parts of Eastern Europe as a result of the increased tension between Russia and Ukraine, the alliance's top military commander said on Tuesday. NATO has arranged a number of short-term army, air force and naval rotations in Eastern Europe, but these are due to finish at the end of this year.

  • Battle in Ukraine intensifies     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    NBC's Keir Simmons reports a third Ukrainian military helicopter has been shot down, and City Hall is being run by pro-Russian militia.

  • Putin is amoral: Nadal     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    Discussing Russia President Vladimir Putin's popularity, and the intensifying situation in Ukraine, with Miles Nadal, MDC Partners Chairman & CEO.

  • Portugal powers past weaker European equities Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 12:54 PM ET

    *Credit Suisse cuts Germany to "benchmark" vs "overweight". Credit Suisse equity strategists on Tuesday cut their rating on Germany to "benchmark" from "overweight", highlighting the risk that German exporters could be hurt by a Chinese economic slowdown.

  • Russian valuations 'very cheap': Pro     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 11:45 AM ET

    Ivan Mazalov, director at Prosperity Capital Management, says sanctions have had a limited impact on the Russian economy and discusses his strategy on investing in Russia.

  • Russia flying bombers near California: General Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 10:20 AM ET
    Communist party members and supporters hold their red flags near a monument to the Soviet Union founder Vladimir Lenin in the Crimean capital Simferopol, on May 6, 2014.

    Since the start of the Ukrainian conflict, Russia has increased its air activity over the Pacific Ocean, near California and the island of Guam.

  • *Wheat down after peaking near 13- month high. PARIS/ SINGAPORE, May 6- Chicago soybeans fell to a three-week low on Tuesday due to plentiful supplies in South America, slowing demand and rising stocks of rival oilseed canola.

  • Robert Kahn, Council on Foreign Relations, explains why financial sanctions will have a powerful impact on Russia.

  • How US plans to use tax law to punish Russian banks Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 7:09 AM ET

    The U.S. is planning to use an anti-tax-evasion law to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, which could prove to be more costly than sanctions.

  • *Violence in Odessa spreads unrest across south. KRAMATORSK/ ODESSA, Ukraine, May 6- Both sides have been burying their dead as Ukraine slides further towards war, with supporters of Russia and of a united Ukraine each accusing the other side of tearing the country apart.

  • LONDON, May 6- Brent crude rose above $108 per barrel on Tuesday, supported by clashes across Ukraine and lingering uncertainty over Libya's supply recovery. And in Libya, the vital southern El Sharara oilfield remains closed while new protests shut the Zultun and Raquba oilfields in the central eastern region of the OPEC producer.

  • LONDON, May 6- Brent crude held steady below $108 per barrel on Tuesday as clashes across Ukraine helped support a market that might otherwise buckle from ample supply especially in the United States, the top oil consumer.

  • Ukraine: Tense weekend ahead     Tuesday, 6 May 2014 | 4:40 AM ET

    Chris Weafer, senior partner at Macro-Advisory, says Ukraine is heading for a tense weekend as Russia celebrates its Victory Day, Putin's first official visit to Crimea and the separatists' planned referendum.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Brent futures held steady below $108 per barrel on Tuesday as clashes across Ukraine helped to support a market that might otherwise sag under expectations U.S. crude inventories grew again last week to another record high. Brent crude for June delivery was up 5 cents at $107.77 per barrel by 0715 GMT, after settling 87 cents down.

  • SYDNEY, May 6- Asian share markets shuffled higher on Tuesday after promising U.S. economic news helped Wall Street to a firmer finish, though activity was again light with Tokyo still on holiday. Stock markets in India and China led the way with modest gains, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.2 percent.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Brent crude held steady below $108 per barrel on Tuesday as clashes across Ukraine added to geopolitical risk supporting a market that might otherwise sag due to expectations weekly data will show higher inventories in the United States.

  • SYDNEY, May 6- Asian share markets shuffled higher on Tuesday after promising U.S. economic news helped Wall Street to a firmer finish, though activity was again light with Tokyo still on holiday. Stock markets in India and China led the way with gains of 0.5 percent each, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan added 0.2 percent.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Brent crude held steady below $108 per barrel on Tuesday as clashes across Ukraine added to geopolitical risk supporting a market that might otherwise sag due to expectations weekly data will show higher inventories in the United States.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- U.S. crude held steady below $100 a barrel in early Asian trading on Tuesday, as expectations of rising oil inventories in the United States were balanced by heightened tension in Ukraine.

  • SINGAPORE, May 6- Gold was trading near its highest in three weeks on Tuesday, holding gains from the last two sessions as more intense fighting in Ukraine lifted the metal's safe-haven appeal. *Goldcorp Inc has resumed operations at its Los Filos mine in Mexico after reaching a new five-year occupancy agreement with local landowners.