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SEOUL, March 3- Brent and U.S. crude oil rallied more than $2 per barrel to multi-month highs on Monday, lifted by rising tension in Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour. Putin secured permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine and told U.S.
TOKYO, March 3- Escalating political tensions in Ukraine pressured Asian stocks on Monday, forcing anxious investors to cut their exposure to riskier assets in favour of traditional safe haven bets such as the Japanese yen and Swiss franc.
March 2- U.S. equity futures dipped at the open of electronic trading on Sunday, with concerns about Russia's aggression in the Ukraine weighing on sentiment. Ukraine mobilized for war on Sunday after President Vladimir Putin secured permission from his parliament on Saturday to use military force to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine.
March 2- U.S. equity futures dipped at the start of electronic trading on Sunday, with concerns about Russia's aggression in the Ukraine weighing on sentiment. The Standard& Poor's 500 E-mini futures, the most popularly traded equity futures contract, fell 15.75 points, or 0.9 percent, to 1842.00 in early trading.
*Putin threatens invasion to protect Russian citizens in Ukraine. SYDNEY, March 3- The Japanese yen rose across the board on Monday while investors gave risk currencies such as the Australian dollar a wide berth as Ukraine mobilised for war after Russia's President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade the neighbouring country.
The word 'fascist' was used several times throughout the debate in Russia's parliament over whether to send troops into Ukraine.
The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked parliament for permission to use the country's military in Ukraine.
*Obama warns Russia over reports of military movements. *Ukraine accuses Russia, Moscow denies involvement. President Barack Obama has warned Russia against any military intervention in Ukraine after the country's new leaders accused Moscow of deploying forces in the Crimea region.
*Obama steps into Ukraine- Russia tension over Crimea. WASHINGTON, Feb 28- President Barack Obama warned Russia on Friday that military intervention in Ukraine would lead to "costs," as tension with old foe President Vladimir Putin rose in a Cold War-style crisis.
Discussing Russia's involvement in Ukraine, with Don Jensen, Center for Transatlantic Relations and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.
If Crimea tries to secede from Ukraine with Russian support, there's almost nothing Ukraine could do to stop it.
The "Fast Money" crew trades on uncertainty in Ukraine. And Retired US Army Gen. Wesley Clark assess the military situation there.
President Obama says any violation of Ukraine's sovereignty from Russia would be deeply destabilizing to Ukraine and not in the best interest of Europe.
CNBC's Eamon Javers previews President Obama's statement on tensions in Ukraine set to take place late Friday afternoon. Willis Sparks, Eurasia Group, provides insight.
President Obama is set to speak on tensions in Ukraine late Friday afternoon. Meet the Press moderator David Gregory provides insight into what the president may say.
Details of the package were being hammered out, but Senator Chris Murphy, chairman of a Senate subcommittee on European Affairs, said the package would be part of "a broader, coordinated program" with the European Union, International Monetary Fund and other international partners.
LONDON, Feb 28- British Prime Minister David Cameron told President Vladimir Putin on Friday that Russia must respect the territorial integrity of Ukraine. "The Prime Minister emphasised that all countries should respect the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.
*Russian stock indexes down as Ukraine accuses Russia of invasion. MOSCOW, Feb 28- Russian stock indexes went on a rollercoaster ride on Friday, first plunging then rising then edging back down, amid conflicting reports about troop movements in Crimea in neighbouring Ukraine.
CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera shares her recollections of touring former President Yanukovych's palace and reports the ousted leader believes he is still president of Ukraine.