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  • Democratic senators on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to make a final decision on whether to approve TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast no later than May 31.

  • LUHANSK, Ukraine, April 10- Ukraine will not prosecute pro-Russian separatists who seized government buildings if they surrender their weapons and disperse, the country's president said on Thursday, in a bid to ease a crisis that stoked fears of the country's break-up.

  • BRUSSELS, April 10- Russia, the United States, Ukraine and the European Union will hold talks next Thursday in Geneva to try to negotiate an end to the crisis in Ukraine, EU diplomats said. Moscow has said it wants to know more about the agenda for such a meeting, and while no more details were immediately available, EU diplomats said it will now go ahead.

  • Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said on Wednesday that Washington has no doubt that Russians were behind the takeovers of government buildings in eastern Ukraine this week. "I don't think that we have any doubt the preponderance of direct Russian involvement," Nuland, the top U.S. diplomat for Europe, said at a congressional hearing on the Ukraine crisis.

  • *Russia seeks to reassure West, Ukraine over troops. LONDON, April 9- Brent crude rose towards $108 a barrel as rising tension between Russia and Ukraine overshadowed the bearish impact of a steep rise in crude oil stockpiles in the United States.

  • European shares gain as auto stocks pick up speed Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 6:53 AM ET

    LONDON, April 9- European shares rebounded on Wednesday, led by automakers, although caution ahead of the European earnings season could keep gains under check. Volkswagen rose 2.8 percent and Porsche 3.9 percent after Bernstein raised its ratings for the shares, traders said. It also said Volkswagen had extensive exposure to a European market recovery.

  • *Russia seeks to reassure West, Ukraine over troops. LONDON, April 9- Brent futures steadied above $107 a barrel as tension escalated over Ukraine, but a steep rise in crude oil stockpiles in the United States weighed on prices.

  • *U.S. says Russian agents stirring eastern Ukraine unrest. LONDON, April 9- Brent futures held above $107 a barrel as tension escalated over Ukraine, but a steep rise in crude oil stockpiles in the United States weighed on prices.

  • Stronger autos help European shares to gain ground Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 4:38 AM ET

    LONDON, April 9- European shares advanced on Wednesday, with automakers leading the market higher on a positive growth outlook for some major companies, although caution ahead of the European earnings season could keep gains under check.

  • *U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest. SINGAPORE, April 9- Brent futures held steady above $107 a barrel as geopolitical tensions over Ukraine worsened, overshadowing U.S. industry data that showed crude stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer rose nearly six times more than expected.

  • *U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest. SINGAPORE, April 9- Brent futures held near $108 a barrel as geopolitical tensions over Ukraine worsened, overshadowing U.S. industry data that showed crude stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer rose nearly six times more than expected.

  • SINGAPORE, April 9- Gold was trading near its highest in two weeks on Wednesday, holding on to sharp overnight gains, as rising geopolitical tensions over Ukraine burnished its safe-haven appeal. *Spot gold rose nearly 0.1 percent to $1,309.22 an ounce by 0021 GMT, after gaining 0.9 percent in the previous session.

  • SEOUL, April 9- U.S. crude oil futures slipped in early Asian trade on Wednesday after jumping more than 2 percent in the previous session, but prices remained underpinned by a U.S. stock draw for gasoline and tensions over Ukraine. *U.S. crude edged down 24 cents at $102.32 a barrel as of 0020 GMT after settling $2.12 higher at $102.56 a barrel on Tuesday.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. Fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine provided background support for Brent as traders worried that heightened tensions between Moscow and the Western powers might interrupt oil supply from Russia, one of the world's top oil exporters.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. Fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine provided background support for Brent as traders worried that heightened tensions between Moscow and the Western powers might interrupt oil supply from Russia, one of the world's top oil exporters.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. NEW YORK, April 8- Global oil prices surged on Tuesday as a weaker U.S. dollar boosted buying, while expectations for bullish inventory reports in the U.S. and fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine lent support. "Unless we see additional movements inside of Ukraine, then these gains here will be short lived."

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, April 8- Gold rose 1 percent on Tuesday on a sharply lower dollar and as renewed tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine burnished bullion's safe-haven appeal.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. crude oil rose on Tuesday ahead of weekly inventory reports that were expected to show gasoline stocks fell, while Brent gained as fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine heightened tensions between Russia and the West again.

  • SINGAPORE, April 8- Brent crude rose above $106 a barrel on Tuesday supported by the threat of civil war breaking out in Ukraine, as NATO urged Russia to pull back "tens of thousands of troops" from the border with its neighbour. Brent crude for May delivery was up 48 cents to $106.30 a barrel at 0818 GMT after settling down 90 cents.

  • SINGAPORE, April 8- Brent crude climbed above $106 a barrel on Tuesday supported by increased tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine, while gains were capped by news that Libya was preparing to load crude onto tankers from newly reopened ports.