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  • *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.

  • *Tensions over Ukraine, Gaza strip support gold. SINGAPORE, July 22- Gold eased on Tuesday as Asian shares gained strength but the metal continued to stay above $1,300 an ounce as escalating tensions over conflicts in Ukraine and the Gaza strip burnished the metal's safe-haven appeal.

  • 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.

  • MEXICO CITY, July 21- Carlos Slim's America Movil, Latin America's biggest telecoms company, said on Monday that new regulation in its core Mexico market was beginning to weigh on its performance.

  • *U.S. sanctions on Russia include Rosneft, Exxon's partner. OSLO, July 21- An ordinary, long-scheduled journey of an oil drilling rig into Arctic waters is turning into a major political exercise, attracting international scrutiny and creating a dilemma for Exxon Mobil Corp..

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • *U.N. Security Council to vote Monday on Ukraine resolution. DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat grew of escalating tension between Russia and the West, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.

  • Despite asking everyone to steer clear of politics, bringing together relatives from Russia and Ukraine a day after Kiev accused Moscow of arming rebels to bring down an airliner was never going to be easy. The father of the groom, who hails from Russia, raised his glass: "Our country is now going through difficult times.

  • DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- A train carrying the remains of most of the almost 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine left the site on Monday, after the Malaysian Prime Minister reached a deal with the leader of pro-Russian separatists controlling the area.

  • LONDON, July 21- European shares fell on Monday as fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, the first major eruption of violence there since a Malaysian airliner was shot down last week.

  • BRUSSELS, July 21- For all the tough talk, Europe is unlikely to punish Russia over last week's downing of an airliner over Ukraine beyond speeding up the imposition of already agreed individual sanctions when the bloc's foreign ministers meet on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and Gaza continue to garner investor focus.

  • *Russia say says Ukrainian jet tracked airliner. MOSCOW, July 21- Russia's Defense Ministry on Monday challenged accusations pro-Russian rebels were to blame for shooting down a Malaysian airliner and asked the United States to produce satellite images to support its assertions.

  • *Kiev says regular army not fighting in center. DONETSK, Ukraine, July 21- Fighting broke out near the railway station at the heart of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Monday in what separatists said was an attempt by government forces to seize back the east Ukrainian city.

  • NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. crude pared gains Monday as President Barack Obama spoke about addressing violence in Ukraine which has heightened the geopolitical risk premium. Investors remained on edge Monday, keeping an eye on the crisis between Moscow and the West after the downing of a civilian airliner in Ukraine pushed up oil prices last week.

  • President Barack Obama piled pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to force pro-Russian separatists to stop blocking an international investigation into the shootdown of a passenger jet last week.

  • LONDON, July 21- European shares fell on Monday as fighting erupted in eastern Ukraine, while sales data from French carmaker Peugeot raised concern about demand from emerging markets. Peugeot's shares fell 3.8 percent after it said deliveries fell 25.8 percent in Russia, 26.8 percent in Latin America and 37.2 percent in Africa and the Middle East.

  • *EMC jumps on report of activist investor stake. NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. stocks fell on Monday, following the sharpest moves in indexes in the past three months during the two previous sessions, as developments in Ukraine and the Gaza Strip continue to garner investor focus.