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  • *Demand weak in Europe and Asia; supplies ample. NEW YORK, July 28- Oil prices dipped on Monday as signs of excess supplies of North Sea and West African crude and weak demand in Europe and Asia offset fears of escalating tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East.

  • BRUSSELS, July 28- EU diplomats reached a preliminary agreement on Monday on a list of associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin and companies that will face sanctions as part of tougher measures over Moscow's actions in Ukraine, EU sources said.

  • *Russia to appeal "politically biased decision". MOSCOW/ LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, July 28- An international arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets of Yukos, the former oil giant whose ex-owner Mikhail Khodorkovsky fell foul of the Kremlin.

  • *Ruling comes amid turmoil in Ukraine and East-West rift. MOSCOW/ LONDON/ AMSTERDAM, July 28- The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group.

  • *Court orders Moscow to pay $51 billion in Yukos case. MOSCOW, July 28- The rouble and Moscow stocks extended their losses on Monday after Russia said it would appeal against an international court ruling to pay $51 billion for expropriating assets of the now-defunct oil producer Yukos.

  • Inside Russia's economic arsenal     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    Willis Sparks, Eurasia Group, provides insight on the range of economic tools at Russia's disposal.

  • Fierce fighting continues in Ukraine     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Pro-Russian separatists tighten security measures at checkpoints as cars pass through in Sloviansk, Ukraine.

    It's becoming increasingly more difficult for investigators to reach the crash site of the downed Malaysian airliner, reports NBC's Keir Simmons.

  • AMSTERDAM, July 28- An international arbitration panel in the Netherlands on Monday ordered Moscow to pay $51.57 billion in damages to shareholders in the defunct oil giant Yukos, saying officials under President Vladimir Putin had manipulated the legal system to bankrupt the company.

  • *Ruling comes amid turmoil in Ukraine and East-West rift. MOSCOW, July 28- The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.

  • DONETSK/ KIEV, July 28- After pro-Russian rebels took 720 kg of explosives, 360 detonators and almost 1 km of wiring, the Skochinskiy coal mine, an ageing stalwart of the economy in Ukraine's Donbass region, was put out of action.

  • *Russia has to start paying by Jan. 15 2015- paper. MOSCOW, July 28- Shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos won a court battle against Russia in one of the largest-ever commercial legal cases, in which Moscow must pay $50 billion for expropriating the assets, Kommersant daily said, citing unnamed sources.

  • MOSCOW, July 28- The Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague will announce on Monday that Russia must pay $50 billion to former shareholders of the defunct oil company Yukos, Russian business daily Kommersant reported on its website, citing unnamed sources. The newspaper said Russia was expected to appeal against the ruling.

  • *Washington warns more heavy weapons crossing to conflict zone from Russia. KIEV/ DONETSK, Ukraine, July 27- As Ukrainian troops gained ground in eastern Ukraine in early July, separatist leader, Aleksander Borodai, a Russian national, left for Moscow for political consultations.

  • Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps US over role Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 10:48 AM ET
    Soldiers in Kiev take an oath of allegiance to the people of Ukraine on July 16, 2014.

    Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organized crime.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russian President Vladimir Putin and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott discussed the need to ensure international recovery experts can work safely at the Malaysian airliner crash site in Ukraine, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

  • OTTAWA, July 26- It is hard to envisage how Russia could ever be allowed back into the Group of major industrialized nations, given Moscow's aggression in Ukraine, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Saturday. Russia formally joined the G7 in 1998, when the body was renamed the G8.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation on security issues and undermine the fight against terrorism and organised crime.

  • MOSCOW, July 26- Russia said on Saturday that the United States bore some responsibility for the conflict in Ukraine though its backing for the Kiev government. There is one conclusion- the Obama administration has some responsibility both for the internal conflict in Ukraine and its severe consequences, "the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- Evidence that Russia is moving more weapons into Ukraine to arm rebels is likely to trigger more U.S. sanctions against Moscow once the European Union likely agrees its own sanctions next week, senior U.S. officials said on Friday.