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  • DONETSK, Ukraine, May 7- Behind the barricades of tyres and car bumpers, past the masked militants who hold Donetsk's filthy administration building, there is a man in a suit in a spotless office, working from an Apple iMac on a vote to dismember Ukraine. But, he said, "we simply cannot live any more within Ukraine. Ukraine has already de facto said goodbye to us. "

  • Senator Patrick Leahy, chairman of the Senate subcommittee that oversees foreign aid, said on Tuesday he would not approve sending funds to the Egyptian military, denouncing a "sham trial" in which a court sentenced 683 people to death.

  • SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 26- Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine offered on Saturday to release eight captive international observers in a prisoner exchange, as Western governments prepared new sanctions against Moscow.

  • SLAVIANSK, Ukraine, April 26- Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine offered on Saturday to release eight captive international observers in a prisoner exchange, as Western governments prepared new sanctions against Moscow.

  • SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ MOSCOW, April 25- The United States said on Friday it was prepared to impose further sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, where armed pro- Moscow separatists seized a bus carrying international mediators, escalating the two-month-old crisis.

  • *U.S. says prepared to impose new sanctions on Russia. MOSCOW/ KIEV, April 25- The United States said on Friday it was prepared to impose further targeted sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine and that European leaders had agreed to coordinate on steps to make Moscow pay.

  • MOSCOW, April 25- Russia unexpectedly raised interest rates for the second time in two months on Friday and suffered its first credit rating cut in five years, highlighting the impact of the Ukraine crisis on the teetering economy.

  • President Barack Obama will press European allies on Friday to impose more sanctions if Russia steps up action in Ukraine, while a cut in its credit rating sent a strong reminder to Moscow of the economic consequences of its involvement in the crisis.

  • *Kerry warns of further sanctions against Russia. MOSCOW/ KIEV, April 25- Russia warned Kiev on Friday that it would face justice for a "bloody crime" in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Russian rebels a day earlier, while Washington said Moscow was running out of time to defuse the crisis before facing further sanctions.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to 5 rebels. LONDON, April 25- Brent crude oil eased below $110 a barrel on Friday but was still near seven-week highs as escalating tensions over Ukraine between major oil producer Russia and the West heightened fears of supply disruption.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to 5 rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • SINGAPORE, April 25- Gold slipped on Friday and held near its weakest level in more than two months on muted demand from jewellers as they waiting for a further drop in prices, although tensions in the Crimean peninsula could underpin the metal's safe-haven appeal.

  • *Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border. SINGAPORE, April 25- Brent futures held near seven-week highs above $110 a barrel on Friday as escalating tensions over Ukraine between top oil producer Russia and the West worsened supply disruption fears.

  • SINGAPORE, April 25- U.S. crude futures held near $102 a barrel in early Asian trade on Friday, supported by supply disruption fears as Ukraine resumed its operation to disarm pro- Moscow separatists in the east of the country and retake their positions.

  • TOKYO, April 25- Asian stocks struggled to rise on Friday, as the impact of upbeat U.S. economic data and robust U.S. tech shares faced off against fears of an escalating Ukraine crisis that bolstered the safe-haven yen. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that time was running out for Moscow to change its course in Ukraine.

  • FOREX-Dollar under pressure on rising Ukraine tension Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 8:11 PM ET

    *Dollar near 1- week low vs yen on rising Ukraine tensions. TOKYO, April 25- The dollar came under pressure against the yen on Friday as rising tension in Ukraine undermined optimism about U.S. economic growth following strong U.S. durable goods data.

  • JERUSALEM, April 24- Israel on Thursday suspended U.S.-sponsored peace talks with the Palestinians in response to President Mahmoud Abbas's unexpected unity pact with the rival Islamist Hamas group.

  • The ban on exports of unprocessed minerals by Indonesia, the world's biggest nickel ore supplier, was felt sharply last month when its shipments to top buyer China fell to less than a million tonnes from an average of 3.4 million tonnes a month last year.

  • METALS-Nickel dips after 14-month high, Chinese data Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    The ban on exports of unprocessed minerals by Indonesia, the world's biggest nickel ore supplier, was felt sharply last month when its shipments to top buyer China fell to less than a million tonnes from an average of 3.4 million tonnes a month last year.