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  • *U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. "There is a fair way to go before the situation turns into something that poses a more clear danger to disruption on oil and gas supplies from Russia," said Ric Spooner, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.

  • *U.S. blames Russia for complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. "There is a fair way to go before the situation turns into something that poses a more clear danger to disruption on oil and gas supplies from Russia," said Ric Spooner, chief markets analyst at CMC Markets in Sydney.

  • *45- strong Australian investigation team heading to Ukraine. SYDNEY, July 21- Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a forensic investigation.

  • SINGAPORE, July 21- U.S. crude fell in early Asian trade on Monday after last week's gains, but oil's risk premium on oil is likely remain intact amid geopolitical risks in Gaza and Ukraine.

  • SYDNEY, July 21- Australia's prime minister voiced deep concern on Monday that Russian-backed rebels remained in control of the crash site of a Malaysian airliner shot down over Ukraine, saying the site looked more like a "garden clean-up" than a forensic investigation.

  • Ex-ambassador: What Putin is planning     Sunday, 20 Jul 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    Kurt Volker, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO, says Russian President Vladimir Putin may be planning to use the MH17 jet crash as a justification for Russia to move into eastern Ukraine.

  • *Britain: Russia risks becoming' pariah state'. LONDON/ PARIS, July 20- Britain, Germany and France agreed on Sunday they should be ready to ratchet up sanctions on Russia over the downing of a Malaysian jet carrying 298 passengers when European foreign ministers meet in Brussels on Tuesday.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777. President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airliner by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.

  • Obama is crushing the Reagan link—Putin knows it Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:26 PM ET
    U.S. President Barack Obama, right, listens to Russian President Vladimir Putin after their bilateral meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico.

    The US won the Cold War largely because Reagan had a strong economy to back him up. Obama has broken that link—and Putin knows it, says Larry Kudlow.

  • CHICAGO, July 18- U.S. wheat futures fell 3.4 percent on Friday, erasing gains posted a day earlier following the downing of a Malaysian commercial airliner over eastern Ukraine, while Chicago Board of Trade corn futures also declined and soybeans were mostly lower.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Oil prices eased in thin trade on Friday but notched their first weekly gain in a month due to heightened geopolitical risk after the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine and as Israeli ground troops advanced into Gaza.

  • Russia: Next step for White House     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama was given an opportunity to assign blame directly to Vladimir Putin but opted to wait for more facts.

  • Merkel talks tough, but can Europe back it up? Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 2:30 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a news conference in Berlin, July 18, 2014.

    It's not clear that the German Chancellor is in a position to actually hit Russia where it would hurt: Its pocketbook.

  • President Barack Obama demanded Russia stop supporting separatists in eastern Ukraine after the downing of a Malaysian airline by a surface-to-air missile he said was fired from rebel territory raised the prospect of more sanctions on Moscow.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Brent and U.S. crude eased at midday on Friday after sharp gains sparked by heightened geopolitical risk from the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine and as Israeli ground troops advanced into Gaza.

  • NEW YORK, July 18- Brent and U.S. crude eased at midday on Friday after sharp gains sparked by heightened geopolitical risk from the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine and as Israeli ground troops advanced into Gaza.

  • Obama waiting for all the facts     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides insight on President Obama's remarks on the crash of Flight MH17. And Michelle Caruso-Cabrera weighs in on where the investigation will likely go from here.

  • At least one American killed on MH17: Obama     Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    Regardless of nationality, it is a heart-breaking event, says President Obama. Also Obama comments on Russian sanctions and its impact on global economies.

  • The stakes are high for Europe, says President Obama, remarking on the missile attack on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.

  • President Obama says he doesn't want to get ahead of the facts but there has been a ticking up of the violence in Ukraine. They are heavily armed and trained, and that comes from Russia.