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  • *European markets shrug off Ukraine/ Russia tensions. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously navigated warnings that the conflict in Ukraine was sliding out of control, focusing instead on whether the European Central Bank will strengthen its stimulus plans when it meets this week.

  • *China factory activity drops to 3- month low in August. *Supply risks persist as Libya descends into chaos.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- Palladium rose above $900 an ounce on Monday to a 13-1/ 2- year high on fears that possible Western sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis could hit supply from the world's largest producer, while gold nudged higher.

  • LONDON, Sept 1- Copper prices slipped on Monday, pressured by weak factory data from China that raised concerns about the outlook for demand from the world's top metals consumer. Volumes were expected to remain subdued as markets in the United States were shut for the Labor Day holiday.

  • ROME, Sept 1- The European Union's newly nominated foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Russian President Vladimir Putin's Ukraine policy had resulted in economic sanctions that were hurting his own people.

  • *China factory activity drops to 3- month low in August. *Russia- Ukraine tensions rise, EU prepares new sanctions. LONDON, Sept 1- Brent crude oil dipped below $103 a barrel on Monday as data showed manufacturing growth faltering in Europe and China at a time of ample fuel supply.

  • *European markets shrug off rising concern about Ukraine/ Russia. LONDON, Sept 1- European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia's conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control on Monday, as investors focused on the European Central Bank's meeting this week and hopes it will strengthen its stimulus plans.

  • UPDATE 2-Brent drops below $103, China data weighs Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 3:10 AM ET

    *Russia- Ukraine tensions rise, EU prepares new sanctions. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Brent crude dropped below $103 a barrel on Monday, as a recent rebound in oil prices was checked by fresh data suggesting a slower growth in China's factory activity.

  • *Russia- Ukraine tensions rise, EU prepares new sanctions. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Brent crude held steady above $103 a barrel on Monday, as a recent rebound in oil prices was checked by fresh data suggesting a slowdown in China's factory activity.

  • Brent holds above $103; China data weighs Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:19 AM ET

    *China factory activity falls to 3- month low in August. SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Brent crude held steady above $103 a barrel on Monday, as a recent rebound in oil prices was checked by fresh data suggesting a slowdown in China's factory activity.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 1- Palladium rose for a fourth straight session on Monday to trade near a 13-1/ 2 year high on fears that supply from top producer Russia could be hit due to the Ukraine crisis, while gold dipped slightly on a stronger dollar.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 1- U.S. crude futures edged lower on Monday, following gains in the previous four sessions on strong economic data in the United States and worries that the intensifying crisis in Ukraine may trigger more sanctions.

  • *Ukrainian leader warns of all-out war with Russia. BRUSSELS, Aug 30- European Union leaders on Saturday chose Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc's foreign relations, as the EU prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine.

  • Ukrainian leader in Brussels seeking help against Russia. BRUSSELS, Aug 30- European Union leaders are likely to threaten Russia with new economic sanctions over its action in Ukraine on Saturday but officials and diplomats said the bloc was not yet ready to order additional penalties.

  • Business Highlights Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 5:40 PM ET

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul. KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.

  • The crisis in eastern Ukraine has emboldened Europe and the United States to impose broad sanctions on Russia. But Europe finds itself in a precarious position, with almost a third of the natural gas the continent consumed in 2013 flowing from Russia, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • *Russia proposes' corridor' for encircled Kiev troops. *NATO source says more than 1,000 Russian troops in Ukraine. LAKE SELIGER, Russia/ KIEV, Aug 29- Ukraine called on Friday for full membership in NATO, its strongest plea yet for Western military help after accusing Russia of sending in armored columns that have routed its troops on behalf of pro- Moscow rebels.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 29- Russia is ready for talks on resuming gas supplies to Ukraine, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Friday, warning of disruption to flows to Europe this winter if a row over pricing and debts was not resolved.

  • MOSCOW, Aug 29- The Ukraine conflict has evoked many memories of the Cold War, including a footloose attitude to the truth. But there are also some European powers, including Germany and France, who despite being on the opposite side of the crisis share Putin's desire not to paint it as an out-and-out war between Russia and Ukraine.

  • Ukraine wants $268.50 as offered to previous government. MOSCOW, Aug 29- Russia is open to talks on resuming gas supplies to Ukraine and willing to offer a price cut of nearly 20 percent, Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Thursday, but the discounted price is still above the level Kiev demands.