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*Platinum at 4- month highs as talks to end strike falter. NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- Gold edged higher on Wednesday after weak U.S. private-sector job data and lackluster services-sector activities, but gains were slight as Washington and Moscow set up talks to reduce tensions over Ukraine, reducing gold's safe-haven bid.
The U.S. and EU are readying funds to support Ukraine. CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera explains how those funds could end up in Russia.
CNBC's John Harwood reacts to Secretary of State John Kerry's comments on the Ukrainian crisis.
Secretary of State John Kerry discusses the parameters of his discussions with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Secretary of State John Kerry has agreed to continue discussions to help stabilize and overcome the crisis in Ukraine. Kerry also commented on Lebanon saying the U.S. is deeply concerned about security and sovereignty of the people of Lebanon.
Russia shrugged off Western demands to withdraw forces in Ukraine's Crimea region to their bases amid a day of high-stakes diplomacy in Paris.
The risk of economic sanctions against Russia poses risk to Western companies. The most vulnerable include consumer brands.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides insight on the meeting between Secretary of State John Kerry and the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Russia and Ukraine.
RIO DE JANEIRO/ LONDON, March 5- Emerging markets steadied on Wednesday as the United States and Russia held talks on Ukraine, at least temporarily easing East-West tensions that prompted a selloff in global markets earlier this week.
CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on how much and where the Russian Federation is spending in the United States.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports UK's Finance Minister Osborne has announced the freezing of 18 Ukrainians' assets.
NEW YORK, March 5- World markets were calm on Wednesday after two days of wild swings, with the United States and Russia set to hold talks on easing East-West tension in Ukraine.
The U.N. deputy secretary-general has denied reports from Ukrainian officials that a U.N. special envoy was kidnapped in Crimea.
Russia said it could not order "self-defense" forces in Ukraine's Crimea region back to their bases ahead of crucial ministerial talks in Paris.
Crashing websites and overwhelming data centres, a new generation of cyber attacks is costing millions and straining the structure of the Internet.
CNBC's Eamon Javers talks about the PR firms that are working for Vladimir Putin's Russian Government in the United States and in particular Washington D.C. However, the Russians aren't the only ones playing this game.
*European Union says ready to provide $15 bln to Ukraine. BRUSSELS, March 5- The European Union offered a larger than expected package of aid to Ukraine on Wednesday, saying it was willing to provide $15 billion in loans and grants over the next several years to help get the shattered economy back on its feet.
NEW YORK/ LONDON, March 5- A semblance of calm returned to world markets on Wednesday after two days of intense volatility, with the United States and Russia set to hold talks on easing East-West tension in Ukraine.
LONDON, March 5- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development promised Ukraine a 5 billion euros, six-year aid package on Wednesday on the condition it enters into an IMF programme and makes greater efforts to stamp out corruption.
KIEV, March 5- Ukraine's government said on Wednesday "Russian aggression" in Crimea was hitting the country's economy hard but signalled growing confidence that it will secure international loans and avoid bankruptcy.