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Former U.S Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst discusses Russia's strategic position in Ukraine as well as what NATO should do now.
NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday alongside other risky assets globally as Ukraine and Russia prepared for possible war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 153.74 points, or 0.94 percent, to end unofficially at 16,167.97.
CANBERRA, March 4- Drought conditions across Australia's east coast will cut production of key agricultural commodities such as wheat and beef next season and reduce exports, the government's chief commodities forecaster said on Tuesday.
*Russia confirms FX intervention to prop up ruble. NEW YORK, March 3- The U.S. dollar and the yen gained on Monday as Russia's invasion of the Ukraine's Crimean peninsula over the weekend fanned geopolitical tension, prompting investors to seek shelter in these safe-haven currencies.
NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks sold off on Monday alongside other risky assets globally as Ukraine and Russia prepared for possible war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.
Discussing Vladimir Putin's objective and America's options in Ukraine, with Retired Army Colonel Jack Jacobs.
NBC's Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reports there is no talk of a U.S. military attack on Russia and there is no indication Russia is going to move beyond Crimea.
*EU foreign ministers meet to discuss situation in Ukraine. BRUSSELS, March 3- European Union foreign ministers held out the threat of sanctions against Russia on Monday if Moscow fails to withdraw its troops from Ukraine, while offering to mediate between the two, alongside other international bodies.
*China growth hit by falling export orders. LONDON/ BEIJING/ NEW YORK, March 3- Manufacturing growth in Europe and Asia slowed last month, pressured by falling demand from abroad, while the United States bucked the trend with manufacturing expanding at its fastest pace in over three years.
*Ukraine tensions heighten on Russia's military intervention. NEW YORK, March 3- The dollar and yen gained on Monday as investors sought shelter in these currencies, as Russia's invasion of the Ukraine's Crimean peninsula fanned geopolitical tensions.
*Russia strengthens control over Crimea, calls U.N. meeting. The U.N. Security Council announced it will hold its third emergency meeting on the Ukraine crisis on Monday, this time at Russia's request, as Moscow tightens its hold on Crimea, diplomats said.
Treasury debt prices rose on Monday as Russia's military intervention in Ukraine increased demand for safe-haven investments like U.S. government debt, pushing yields to the lowest in almost a month.
Russian television isn't pulling any punches when it comes to what it thinks about Ukraine and the United States.
March 3- One senior Obama administration official called Vladimir Putin's actions in the Ukraine "outrageous." A second described them as an "outlaw act. James Jeffrey, a retired career U.S. diplomat, said that view of Putin's mindset cripples the United States' response to the Russian leader.
NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks tumbled on Monday alongside other risky assets globally as Ukraine and Russia prepared for possible war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.
LONDON, March 3- A mild winter and improved infrastructure mean Europe and Ukraine are less reliant on Russian natural gas than in past years, easing worries that the escalating crisis in Ukraine could hurt supplies.
Richard Haass, Council on Foreign Relations president, discusses the standoff in Ukraine and what is likely Vladimir Putin's next move.
*Gold hits 4- month highs on safe-haven buying. LONDON/ SINGAPORE, March 3- Gold, crude oil and grains surged on Monday while industrial metals slid as investors reacted to escalating tensions between Moscow and Kiev after the Russian military tightened its grip on Ukraine's Crimea region.
Treasury debt prices rose on Monday as Russia's military intervention in Russia increased demand for safe-haven U.S. government debt.
*Stock prices tumble after military intervention in Ukraine. NEW YORK, March 3- Russia's intervention in Ukraine sent crude oil and prices for gold and government debt higher on Monday as investors sought safe havens.