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  • *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.

  • 'Nazis' & 'Hypocrites': What Russia's saying on TV Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 12:39 PM ET
    Pro-Russian supporters rally outside the Crimean parliament building on Feb. 28, 2014 in Simferopol, Ukraine.

    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.

  • Putin's agenda unknown: Richard Haass     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    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.

  • MOSCOW, March 3- President Vladimir Putin's decision to raise the stakes in Ukraine could cause lasting damage to Russia's own economy.

  • US STOCKS-Wall Street falls on Ukraine tensions Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    *Gold stocks rise, tracking the metal's price move. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks fell on Monday alongside other risk assets globally as Ukraine and Russia prepared for possible war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • KIEV, March 3- Ukraine, one of the world's largest grain exporters, will make sure political turmoil does not reduce spring grains sowing, the country's new agriculture minister said, easing concerns over this year's harvest.

  • *Ukraine border guards say build-up of Russian armoured vehicles near Crimea. MOSCOW/ PEREVALNOYE, Ukraine, March 3- Russia paid a financial price on Monday for its military intervention in neighbouring Ukraine, with stocks, bonds and the rouble plunging as President Vladimir Putin's forces tightened their grip on the Russian-speaking Crimea region.

  • *Ukraine tensions heighten on Russia's military intervention. "Investors turned to classic safe havens amid heightened tensions in Ukraine," said Joe Manimbo, senior market analyst, at Western Union Business Solutions in Washington.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks opened lower on Monday, alongside other risk assets, as Ukraine and Russia prepared for war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • *Gold stocks rise, tracking the metal's price move. NEW YORK, March 3- U.S. stocks were set to open sharply lower on Monday, alongside other risk assets, as Ukraine and Russia prepared for war after Russian President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbor.

  • KIEV, March 3- Ukraine, one of the world's largest grain exporters, will do everything it can to make sure political turmoil does not reduce spring grains sowing, the country's new agriculture minister said.

  • *Germany has close economic and energy ties to Russia. BERLIN, March 3- Heavily dependent on Russian gas and closer to Moscow than any other leading western nation, Germany faces a major policy dilemma as the Ukraine crisis descends into a Cold War-style confrontation of tit-for-tat threats and ultimatums.

  • Russia is now firmly in control of Crimea, reports NBC's Jim Maceda, with the latest developments in the region.