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  • Brent hovers near $107 on Libya, Iraq concerns Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 12:26 AM ET

    *Geopolitical risks in Libya, Iraq support prices. Several soldiers were killed and aircraft were damaged in Libya on Monday, as rival militias in the OPEC nation fought for control of Tripoli's airport in the worst violence for six months. "The market is still concerned about Iraq and Libya.

  • SEOUL, July 15- U.S. crude futures edged up to over $101 a barrel on Tuesday as intensifying conflicts in Libya and Iraq rekindled concerns of supply disruption from the two OPEC members and projections that last week's U.S. crude inventory fell.

  • LONDON, July 14- Oil prices ended slightly higher on Monday as traders weighed renewed violence in Libya against broader signs of a global market well-supplied with crude. Last week, North Sea benchmark Brent closed at its lowest in three months as easing tensions in Libya and Iraq mitigated fears of supply disruptions.

  • WASHINGTON, July 14- Two influential U.S. senators have asked fellow lawmakers to support demands that Iran accept tough conditions in nuclear talks, including at least two decades of inspections, before Congress would agree to ease sanctions.

  • LONDON, July 14- Oil prices were little changed on Monday as traders weighed renewed violence in Libya and uncertainty over nuclear talks with Iran against broader signs of a global market well-supplied with crude.

  • LONDON, July 14- Iran's main oil tanker firm NITC will struggle for some time to call at European ports, get foreign insurance and overcome obstacles under western sanctions, even after a top court has annulled its blacklisted status in the European Union.

  • LONDON, July 14- Brent crude oil steadied around $107 a barrel on Monday, close to its lowest in three-months after weeks of heavy falls on signs of improving supply from key producers and weak demand in some consuming centers.

  • LONDON, July 14- Brent crude oil slipped towards $106 a barrel on Monday, its lowest for three months, depressed by signs of improving supply from key producers and weak demand in some consuming centres.

  • *Violence in Libya, Iraq could boost prices this week. But the market could see a strong rebound this week amid new and continuing violence in Libya and Iraq, and worries that a final deal may not be reached between Tehran and world powers.

  • *Violence in Libya, Iraq could boost prices this week. But the market could see a strong rebound this week amid new and continuing violence in Libya and Iraq, and worries that a final deal may not be reached between Tehran and world powers.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The U.S. Congress will ultimately support an extension of an interim agreement of talks on Iran's nuclear program, lawmakers and congressional aides said, despite calls by Republicans and some Democrats to abandon negotiations and return to tough sanctions to deter Tehran from building a nuclear bomb.

  • ISIS and uranium? Just a scare tactic: Phillips Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 3:34 PM ET
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki

    Iraq said ISIS seized a stash of uranium. These are scare tactics aimed at getting the U.S. to take action, says former WH adviser David L. Phillips.

  • Foreign ministers to join troubled Iran nuke talks Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    VIENNA— Big-power foreign ministers are joining Iran nuclear talks on a diplomatic rescue mission. "Obviously both sides have set out positions that are irreconcilable," says Gary Samore, who left the U.S. team negotiating with Iran last year.

  • Extremists in Iraq need a history lesson: Phillips Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 9:37 AM ET
    Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014.

    ISIS has a legitimate grievance but the wrong tactics, says former White House adviser David L. Phillips.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, July 4- Oil dipped on Friday with Brent futures dropping below $111 a barrel on the prospect of revived Libyan exports and more U.S. crude soon finding its way to refiners, but losses were tempered by economic data pointing to a stronger demand outlook. Trade was extremely thin due to the Fourth of July holiday in the United States.

  • LONDON, July 4- Brent futures dipped below $111 a barrel on Friday on the prospect of revived Libyan exports and more U.S. crude soon finding its way to refiners, but losses were tempered by economic data pointing to an improved demand outlook. Brent crude fell 22 cents to $110.78 a barrel by 1048 GMT and looked set to lose 2 percent this week.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- Brent futures held steady around $111 a barrel on Friday on signs of an improving demand outlook, although the benchmark is still set to post its biggest weekly loss since early January as supply worries that have rattled oil markets for weeks recede.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- Brent futures held steady around $111 a barrel on Friday on signs of an improving demand outlook, although the benchmark is still set to post its biggest weekly loss since early January as supply worries that have rattled oil markets for weeks recede.

  • SINGAPORE, July 4- U.S. crude futures are set to post their biggest weekly loss in a month on receding worries about supply from Libya and Iran, although expectations of an improvement in the outlook for demand in the world's top oil consumer checked losses.

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 2- Events seldom unfold in isolation and the recent surge in sectarian violence in Iraq appears to be leading to some shifts in Asian crude oil markets.