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  • PARIS/ WASHINGTON, June 26- The European Union and the United States are not poised to slap fresh sanctions on Russia on Friday despite a U.S. warning that Moscow had only' hours "to act on disarming Ukraine separatists, Western diplomats said.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry was not speaking about the possible timing of fresh U.S. sanctions when he said Russia had "hours" to move on disarming Ukraine separatists, the State Department said on Thursday.

  • Merkel calls Putin again on Ukraine Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 7:47 AM ET

    MOSCOW/ KIEV, June 26- German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin for the second time in two days on Thursday to discuss how to help resolve the crisis in eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said.

  • ARBIL, Iraq, June 25- Iraq's self-ruling Kurds outlined plans on Wednesday to swiftly ramp up oil exports now that their forces have taken control of Iraq's main northern oilfields, a move that could tear up the settlement holding Iraq together since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

  • Ambassador to China Max Baucus said on Wednesday in the first major public address of his tenure, warning that Washington would continue to pressure Beijing. In May, Washington indicted five Chinese military officers for hacking U.S. companies, prompting Beijing to suspend a Sino-U.S. working group on cyber issues.

  • *Global stocks slip on Iraq concerns. LONDON, June 25- European shares fell on Wednesday, mirroring losses in the United States and Asia, as fears violence in Iraq could escalate further prompted investors to take refuge in safer assets such as German bonds.

  • TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares fell on Wednesday, echoing losses on Wall Street as concerns about escalating violence in Iraq eclipsed stronger U.S. economic data.

  • TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares fell on Wednesday, echoing losses on Wall Street as concerns about escalating violence in Iraq eclipsed stronger economic data.

  • SINGAPORE, June 25- Gold fell on Wednesday as physical buying dried up after prices jumped to their highest level in two months in the previous session, while silver also slipped from a three-month top. Gold dipped $6.24 an ounce to $1,311.36 by 0304 GMT, after rising to $1,325.90 on Tuesday, its strongest since April 15.

  • SINGAPORE June 25- U.S. crude futures stood not far off $107 a barrel after jumping more than $1 in early Asian trade on a report the U.S. Commerce Department has approved exports of a light oil called condensate. *U.S. crude for August delivery rose 77 cents to stand at $106.80 by 0835 GMT, after briefly hitting $107.50.

  • *U.S. crude firms as investors warily watch Iraq developments. TOKYO, June 25- Asian shares were on the back foot early on Wednesday, taking their cue from Wall Street as the deepening crisis in Iraq and a report that the U.S. could be loosening restrictions on crude exports triggered a rally in oil prices.

  • *S&P 500 pulls back after hitting intraday record. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday as early enthusiasm from economic data faded and concerns about the violence in Iraq gave investors a reason to sell and book some profits, driving the Dow to its biggest drop in over a month. On Tuesday, the Dow suffered its biggest drop since May 20.

  • *S&P 500 pulls back a bit after hitting intraday record. NEW YORK, June 24- U.S. stocks mostly slipped on Tuesday as earlier gains from economic data faded, but the Nasdaq advanced as a result of gains in biotech shares.

  • NEW YORK, June 24- Brent crude resumed its upward trend, climbing above $114 a barrel on Tuesday, as it received support from fighting in Iraq, supply disruption in Libya and expectations of a decline in U.S. crude inventories.

  • LONDON, June 24- Oil edged back above $114 a barrel on Tuesday, halting its decline from a nine-month high, supported by fighting in Iraq, supply disruption in Libya and expectations of a decline in U.S. crude inventories. Violence in Iraq has not affected crude supply from southern terminals, the outlet for almost all the country's exports.

  • LONDON, June 24- Oil slipped below $114 a barrel on Tuesday, retreating further from a nine-month high, as concerns eased that escalating violence in Iraq will affect supplies from OPEC's second-largest oil producer.

  • *Iraq exports 2.53 million bpd from southern terminals, near record. SINGAPORE, June 24- Brent crude slipped below $114 a barrel on Tuesday, as data showing near-record high oil exports from Iraq indicated supplies remained unaffected by the escalating violence at OPEC's No. 2 producer.

  • *Iraq exports 2.53 million bpd from southern terminals, near record. SINGAPORE, June 24- Brent crude slipped below $114 a barrel on Tuesday, as data showing near-record high oil exports from Iraq indicated supplies remained unaffected by the escalating violence at the OPEC's No. 2 producer.

  • *Gold investors eyeing Iraq developments. SINGAPORE, June 24- Gold was little changed on Tuesday as investors watched developments in violence-wracked Iraq, while platinum steadied after two days of losses as strikes in top producer South Africa came to an end.

  • SINGAPORE June 24- U.S. crude futures fell under $106 per barrel in Asian trade on Tuesday as supply concerns eased after data showed near record exports from Iraq's southern regions, but U.S. inventories are projected to fall.