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  • SINGAPORE, July 18- Brent futures climbed above $108 a barrel on Friday, extending sharp overnight gains amid heightened geopolitical concerns after a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

  • Brent climbs above $108 after plane downed in Ukraine Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 12:23 AM ET

    SINGAPORE, July 18- Brent futures climbed above $108 a barrel on Friday, extending sharp overnight gains amid heightened geopolitical concerns after a Malaysian jetliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777 with 298 aboard. HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- World leaders demanded an international investigation into the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner over eastern Ukraine in which all 298 people on board were killed, a tragedy that could further heighten tensions between Russia and the West.

  • *Ukraine says rebel missile shoots down Boeing 777 with 298 aboard. HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 18- The United States believes a surface-to-air missile brought down a Malaysian airliner that crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 298 people on board, an incident that sharply raises the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro- Moscow rebels.

  • SEOUL, July 18- U.S. crude oil futures rose in early Asian trade on Friday towards $104 a barrel, after jumping $2 in the previous session on news that a Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine.

  • Experts brace for harsh—but brief—Street reaction Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 7:03 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    The shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines jet over Ukraine and Israel's ground offensive in Gaza could lead to a bigger stock market pullback but the impact could be temporary.

  • HRABOVE, Ukraine, July 17- A Malaysian airliner was brought down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard and sharply raising the stakes in a conflict between Kiev and pro- Moscow rebels in which Russia and the West back opposing sides.

  • Putin expresses condolences to Malaysia PM     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera reports on Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement to the Prime Minister of Malaysia in regards to the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet MH17 crash.

  • What kind of missile system would have been able to shoot down a jet like the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet, and who has access to it, with Peter Felstead, editor at Jane's Defence.

  • *U.S. sanctions on Russia add risk premium to crude. SAN FRANCISCO, July 17 (Reuters)- U.S. crude oil jumped by more than $1 on Thursday after tougher U.S. sanctions on Russia raised geopolitical concerns and the prospect of increased European demand for refined products from the United States.

  • Obama warns Putin of more sanctions over Ukraine Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:58 PM ET
    Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama shake hands during the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia.

    Obama warned Putin that the U.S. and its allies are prepared to impose additional sanctions on Moscow if it does not change course in Ukraine.

  • MOSCOW, July 17- U.S. sanctions on Russia's defense firms took aim at the most iconic names of Soviet and Russian weaponry, hitting their exports and punishing the makers of arms used by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 17- Gold prices climbed more than 1 percent on Thursday on heightened geopolitical tensions and news of more U.S. sanctions against Russia, while palladium rose more than 1 percent on renewed supply worries.

  • *U.S. imposes toughest Russia sanctions yet over Ukraine. LONDON, July 17- New U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine will make it more difficult for Russian companies to refinance existing international loans and has dashed hopes that Russia's syndicated loan market is reopening, bankers said on Thursday.

  • *U.S. imposes toughest Russia sanctions yet over Ukraine. LONDON, July 17- New U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its actions in Ukraine will make it more difficult for Russian companies to refinance existing international loans and has dashed hopes that Russia's syndicated loan market is reopening, bankers said on Thursday.

  • *U.S. housing starts weak, but Morgan Stanley up on results. NEW YORK, July 17- Stock markets around the world weakened on Thursday as tighter Western sanctions against Russia raised the specter of greater geopolitical tensions ahead, while weak U.S. data gave investors further pause.

  • *Stocks fall after U.S. unveils new sanctions on Russia. LONDON, July 17- Gold rose on Thursday, extending the previous day's recovery from four-week lows as investors took advantage of lower prices to buy and as a fresh round of U.S. sanctions on Russia weighed on stock markets. The metal is chiefly sourced from Russia.

  • *Washington slaps toughest sanctions yet on Russia. LONDON, July 17- Brent oil rose above $108 a barrel on Thursday with a sharp drop in U.S. crude stockpiles boosting the demand outlook in the world's top oil consumer while tougher U.S. sanctions on Russia raised geopolitical concerns.

  • *Russia assets fall as U.S., EU impose more sanctions. LONDON, July 17- A tightening of Western sanctions on Russia rattled world markets on Thursday, sending Moscow stocks and the rouble tumbling and lifting traditional safe-haven currencies and bonds.

  • LONDON, July 17- Russia is stepping up a public relations effort in support of its controversial South Stream gas pipeline project to supply southern Europe, but a rival project to bring gas from Azerbaijan is also upping its game.