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  • *Bundesbank chief open in principle to QE, if it is needed. *Drop in inflation sees him open up to the idea. FRANKFURT, April 17- As recently as last November, Jens Weidmann steadfastly opposed any move by the European Central Bank to print money to buy assets and buoy the euro zone economy.

  • *Setback for Kiev before four-way talks on Ukraine in Geneva. *Moscow, Kiev trade charges of "civil war" and "terrorism". KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 16- S eparatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro- Moscow partisans.

  • *Moscow, Kiev trade charges of "civil war" and "terrorism". KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 16- S eparatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro- Moscow partisans.

  • *Moscow, Kiev trade charges of "civil war" and "terrorism". KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 16- S eparatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro- Moscow partisans.

  • *Moscow, Kiev trade charges of "civil war" and "terrorism". KRAMATORSK/SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 16- S eparatists flew the Russian flag on armoured vehicles taken from the Ukrainian army on Wednesday, humiliating a Kiev government operation to recapture eastern towns controlled by pro- Moscow partisans.

  • *Tension rises on eve of four-power talks on Ukraine in Geneva. *Moscow, Kiev trade charges of "civil war" and "terrorism".

  • *Tension rises on eve of four-power talks on Ukraine in Geneva. *Moscow, Kiev trade charges of "civil war" and "terrorism".

  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:07 AM ET

    SLOVYANSK, Ukraine— The well-armed, Moscow- backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome.

  • KRAMATORSK, Ukraine, April 16- Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war.

  • ANALYSIS-"Great Stretch" to secure Greek debt return Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    Greece made a successful, if artificially engineered, return to the long-term capital markets last week for the first time since its international bailout in 2010, and just two years after imposing heavy losses on its private creditors.

  • PRAGUE, April 14- The Czech Republic wants to continue expanding nuclear energy capacity despite cancelling a tender to build two new units and believes the European Union should be more supportive of atomic power, Industry Minister Jan Mladek said on Monday.

  • LONDON, April 14- British Prime Minister David Cameron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Russia to unequivocally condemn the occupation of government buildings in eastern Ukraine.

  • Hints of possible deal on Ukraine gas emerge at G20 Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 11- Behind statements that Russia will not budge in demanding Ukraine repay its debts for its natural gas deliveries, hints emerged at a meeting of G20 finance chiefs this week that a deal in which Moscow eases its stance might be in the works.

  • NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. crude oil rose to near a six-week high on Friday, steered by stronger gasoline demand and a positive consumer confidence report, but gains were capped by profit taking and a declining demand outlook.

  • ATHENS, April 11- German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Friday to continue backing Greece, one day after the debt-laden country tapped bond markets for the first time since its international bailout began four years ago.

  • NEW YORK, April 11- U.S. crude oil rose on Friday, lifted by a positive consumer confidence report that indicated strength in the U.S. economy, while Brent was pulled higher by traders covering short positions before the weekend in case ties with Russia worsened.

  • ATHENS, April 11- German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Athens on Friday, a symbolic visit to mark the economic rehabilitation of a nation that over the past four years has threatened the stability of Europe and its single currency. Merkel's visit, which comes the day after Greece returned to international bond markets, will be brief.

  • LONDON, April 11- Brent oil futures dipped towards $107 a barrel on Friday following a weaker outlook for 2014 global demand growth from the International Energy Agency and due to expectations that more Libyan crude will reach the market next week. Brent crude was down 29 cents at $107.17 a barrel by 0927 GMT after settling 52 cents lower on Thursday.

  • Merkel, in Athens, praises Greek reform progress Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:19 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece won praise Friday from German Chancellor Angela Merkel— the lead advocate of eurozone austerity— for its painful economic turnaround and successful return to markets. "Greece has honored its pledges," Merkel said at a news conference with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens.

  • Obama calls Merkel to 'check in' on Ukraine crisis Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE— The White House says President Barack Obama has spoken to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the situation in Ukraine. White House spokesman Jay Carney says Obama spoke to Merkel from Air Force One as he flew back to Washington on Thursday.

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