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  • Media group names award after AP's Niedringhaus Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A women's media group has created a new award for courage honoring Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed on assignment in Afghanistan, the group announced Tuesday.

  • *Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war. Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war as Kiev began a "special operation" against pro-Russian separatists in the eastern town of Kramatorsk and retook a main airfield there.

  • *Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war. NEW YORK, April 15- Global equity markets declined and government debt rose on Tuesday as tensions spiked in Ukraine as Russia declared the country on the brink of civil war and as disappointing corporate results dogged U.S. and European stock markets.

  • Shooting reported in Ukraine's east. By Richard Balmforth and Gabriela Baczynska. KIEV/ KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, April 15- Ukrainian armed forces on Tuesday launched a "special operation" against militiamen in the country's Russian speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro- Moscow separatists.

  • *Germany's DAX sinks as tension mounts in Ukraine. PARIS/ LONDON, April 15- Worries over escalating tension in Ukraine and weak updates by bellwethers including Nestle held back European stocks on Tuesday.

  • *German firm starts sending gas to Ukraine. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 15- Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro- Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armoured personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town.

  • Warnings fly in tense call between Obama and Putin Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House April 14, 2014 in Washington.

    President Obama said to President Putin during a phone call that Russia would have to face further sanctions if it continues its actions in Ukraine.

  • US stock markets rebounds after choppy day Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:20 AM ET

    The late rally even gave a lift to tech stocks like Google and Intel, which had weighed on the market much of the day. "As long as the market can close on a positive note, it sends a signal to investors that there are bargains in the market still to be had," said Quincy Krosby, market strategist at Prudential Financial.

  • WRAPUP 3-Russia says Ukraine on brink of civil war Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:59 AM ET

    *German firm starts sending gas to Ukraine. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 15- Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro- Moscow separatists was under way, with troops and armoured personnel carriers seen near a flashpoint eastern town.

  • *Yahoo, Morgan Stanley rise after research notes. NEW YORK, April 15- U.S. stock index futures edged up on Tuesday after earnings from Coca Cola and Johnson& Johnson and ahead of economic data including inflation and manufacturing.

  • *European shares hit by weak sales, Ukraine crisis. LONDON, April 15- Crisis in Ukraine, weak trading updates from European companies and worries over China's economy turned investors sour on riskier assets on Tuesday, driving shares lower and bond prices higher.

  • *Pro-Russian rebels ignore ultimatum, tighten grip in Ukraine. LONDON, April 15- Brent crude fell below $109 a barrel on Tuesday as investors weighed tension between Russia and Ukraine against the prospect of a gradual recovery in Libyan oil exports.

  • *Indonesia's export ban, Russia sanctions support. LONDON, April 15- Base metals fell on Tuesday, led by nickel, as investors sold risky assets on worries about demand in top consumer China and concern about the conflict in Ukraine.

  • LONDON, April 15- Weak updates by leading European companies held back the region's stock markets on Tuesday, while the threat of costly sanctions against Russia over the situation in Ukraine also pushed equities lower.

  • LONDON, April 15- Ukraine's hryvnia jumped from recent record lows on Tuesday after a 300- basis-point interest rate rise but ratcheting tensions with neighbouring Russia kept up pressure on regional as well as broader emerging markets.

  • German company starts gas deliveries to Ukraine Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    BERLIN— German utility company RWE said Tuesday it has started sending natural gas to Ukraine, a move that could support the country if Russia acts on its threat to cut off supplies because of a massive debt for past deliveries.

  • *Pro-Russian rebels ignore ultimatum, tighten grip in Ukraine. LONDON, April 15- Brent crude fell below $109 a barrel on Tuesday as investors weighed tension between Russia and Ukraine and the prospect of a gradual recovery in Libyan oil exports.

  • Will Ukraine attack pro-Russian militias?     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 5:00 AM ET

    The Ukrainian town of Slovyansk is under the control of a pro-Russian militia and there's been no indication of a Ukrainian army attack yet says James Marson, reporter at The Wall Street Journal.

  • *Ukraine on brink of civil war- Medvedev. *Kiev makes step in right direction- Lavrov. KIEV/ SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 15- Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro- Moscow separatists was underway, though the crackdown appeared to get off to a slow start, if at all.

  • LONDON, April 15- Risk appetite faded on financial markets on Tuesday, with shares weaker and bonds firmer as investors weighed up tensions between Russia and Ukraine, downbeat sales reports and signs of slowing growth in China.

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