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  • *Sunni insurgents capture three towns in Iraq's Anbar. Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized three towns in Iraq's western Anbar province after taking control of two frontier crossings on the Iraq- Syrian border at the weekend.

  • *Sunni insurgents capture 3 towns in Iraq's Anbar. SINGAPORE, June 23- Brent crude rose above $115 a barrel on Monday, holding near a nine-month high amid concerns of possible disruptions to supply from Iraq where Sunni insurgents seized control of more towns over the weekend.

  • Brent near 9-month top above $115 on Iraq tensions Monday, 23 Jun 2014 | 12:20 AM ET

    *Sunni insurgents capture 3 towns in Iraq's Anbar. SINGAPORE June 23- Brent crude rose above $115 a barrel on Monday, holding near a nine-month high amid concerns of possible disruptions to supply from Iraq where Sunni insurgents seized control of more towns over the weekend.

  • SINGAPORE June 23- U.S. crude futures were trading close to nine-month highs above $107 a barrel on Monday amid mounting concerns over Iraq as Sunni insurgents moved towards Baghdad, seizing more towns on Sunday. The United States is scheduled to discuss possible supply disruptions due to the Iraq crisis with Gulf states later this week.

  • *Obama sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. WASHINGTON/ TIKRIT, Iraq, June 19- President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the country's crisis as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery.

  • *Obama sending up to 300 military advisers to Iraq. WASHINGTON/ TIKRIT, Iraq, June 19- President Barack Obama said on Thursday he was sending up to 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq but stressed the need for a political solution to the country's crisis as government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- President Barack Obama said on Thursday the United States was ready to send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq and was prepared to make targeted strikes in the country to combat an extremist insurgency. Obama said American forces would not be returning to combat in Iraq.

  • *Washington considers air strike request, allies caution against. TIKRIT, Iraq, June 19- Iraqi government forces battled Sunni rebels for control of the country's biggest refinery on Thursday as Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki waited for a U.S. response to an appeal for air strikes to beat back the threat to Baghdad.

  • SHANGHAI, June 18- China's scuppering of a planned alliance of the world's top three container shipping lines signals its protectionist stance on key industries and is a reminder to foreign firms to not take Beijing's nod for granted on deals, analysts and lawyers said.

  • *Sunni Islamists strengthen grip on northern Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- Brent crude oil futures rose on Monday as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq fueled concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from OPEC's second-largest producer.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. *U.S. considering talks with Iran over Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- U.S. stocks edged higher on Monday afternoon, reversing a midday dip, supported by a flurry of merger news, but the advance was limited as investors kept a close watch on rising oil prices caused by turmoil in Iraq.

  • *Sunni Islamists intensify grip on northern Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- Brent crude oil futures rose on Monday as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq fueled concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday called for a global regime to protect the oceans, which he said were under threat from too much fishing, acidification from climate change, and marine pollution.

  • *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. "If the market really didn't back off because of, people are concerned, they will keep watching it and unless it really implodes the market is just going to churn," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • *Sunni Islamists intensify grip on northern Iraq. NEW YORK, June 16- Crude oil futures pushed higher in choppy trading on Monday as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq fueled concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St advances as M&A offsets Iraq worry Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    *Medtronic to buy Covidien for $42.9 bln. "If the market really didn't back off because of, people are concerned, they will keep watching it and unless it really implodes the market is just going to churn," said Ken Polcari, director of the NYSE floor division at O'Neil Securities in New York.

  • *Sunni Islamists solidify grip on northern Iraq. LONDON, June 16- Brent crude held above $112 a barrel on Monday after a strong rally last week, as advances by Sunni insurgents in Iraq raised concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports from the second-largest OPEC producer.

  • Russia sent tanks to Ukraine rebels, US says Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 5:17 PM ET
    Ukrainian troops from battalion Azov ground men detained at the site of a battle with pro-Russian fighters in Mariupol, eastern Ukraine, Friday, June 13, 2014.

    The State Department confirmed that Russia has sent tanks and other heavy weapons to separatists in Ukraine. NYT reports.

  • *Treasury debt losses limited by Iraq tensions. Treasury debt prices drifted lower on Friday in thin trading, pressured by sharp losses in UK bonds after Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said interest rates could rise sooner than expected, as well as expectations of a rate hike from the Federal Reserve sooner than previously expected.

  • BAGHDAD, June 13- Iraq's most senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric urged followers to take up arms against a full-blown Sunni militant insurgency to topple Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, escalating a conflict that threatens civil war and a possible break-up of the country.