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  • UNITED NATIONS, Sept 9- The 193- member United Nations General Assembly agreed on Tuesday to negotiate and adopt a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes to improve the global financial system, spurred by Argentina's debt crisis.

  • U.S. falls behind in college competition -OECD Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, Sept 9- The United States has slipped behind many other countries in college completion and "educational mobility," with fewer young Americans getting more education than their parents, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development's "Education at a Glance" report.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 9- Brent crude eased for a fourth straight session on Tuesday but held above $100 a barrel after dropping below that level on the previous day for the first time in 16 months, with prices supported by hopes of production cuts by OPEC.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 9- U.S. crude futures rose above $93 a barrel on Tuesday, after falling for the past three sessions, amid hopes for a drop in inventories in the world's top oil consumer while fear of OPEC output cuts also underpinned prices. *U.S. crude was up 43 cents at $93.09 by 0119 GMT, after closing down 63 cents at $92.66 a barrel on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Brent crude fell below $100 a barrel on Monday, the first time in 16 months, before returning to close in three-digit territory but down on the day as fear of OPEC output cuts helped the market recover from weak Chinese and U.S. data.

  • *OPEC delegates blame oversupply for price drop. LONDON/ DUBAI, Sept 8- Oil's slide below $100 a barrel on Monday adds to financial worries for OPEC members, prompting some in the producer group to voice concern about too much oil in the market even if they see the current fall as short lived.

  • *OPEC delegates blame oversupply for price drop. LONDON/ DUBAI, Sept 8- Oil's slide below $100 a barrel on Monday brings prices closer to levels where more OPEC countries face financial worries, prompting some in the producer group to voice concern about too much oil in the market.

  • MOSCOW, Sept 8- Russian stocks and the rouble extended losses on Monday afternoon after the European Union announced new sanctions over Russia's actions in Ukraine despite Friday's peace deal between Kiev and separatist rebels.

  • BRUSSELS, Sept 8- European Union officials support Ireland's request to be allowed to pay back early the International Monetary Fund's part of its bailout because of the money it would save Dublin, a senior EU official said on Monday.

  • OPEC unfazed by oil's drop below $100 - sources Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    DUBAI/ LONDON, Sept 8- OPEC members seemed unconcerned by a slide in oil prices below $100 a barrel on Monday, with two officials from the producer group saying winter demand in coming weeks should support the market. Top OPEC exporter Saudi Arabia favours oil at $100, which many others in the 12- member group also support.

  • PARIS, Sept 8- Growth momentum in most major economies is stable although Germany is showing signs of losing steam and Japan's prospects for economic expansion are souring, the OECD said on Monday.

  • *Brent trades below $100 for first time since June 2013. LONDON, Sept 8- Brent crude oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time in 14 months on Monday as Chinese and U.S. data pointed to slower-than-expected growth in the world's top oil consumers. Saudi Arabia and other OPEC producers have said they prefer oil above $100.

  • *Brent trades below $100 for first time since June 2013. LONDON, Sept 8- Brent crude oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time in 14- months on Monday as Chinese and U.S. data pointed to slower-than-expected growth in the world's top oil consumers. Saudi Arabia and other OPEC producers have said they prefer oil above $100.

  • *Germany could' go further' to help euro zone recovery. PARIS, Sept 8- International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde urged Germany to increase investments to help spur the euro zone's flagging economic recovery, adding that the bloc as a whole needed to make more structural reforms.

  • *Sanctions in response to Russia's support for Ukraine rebels. BRUSSELS/ NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 5- The European Union slapped new economic sanctions on Russia on Friday, but said they could be suspended if Moscow withdraws its troops from Ukraine and observes a ceasefire.

  • *Conflicts in Ukraine, Iraq dominate NATO summit. *NATO says Moscow has thousands of combat troops in Ukraine. NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4- NATO demanded on Thursday that Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine as U.S.

  • *Crises in Ukraine, Iraq dominate NATO summit. *NATO says Moscow has thousands of combat troops in Ukraine. NEWPORT, Wales, Sept 4- NATO demanded on Thursday that Moscow withdraw its troops from Ukraine as U.S.

  • FRANKFURT, Sept 4- The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a fresh record low on Thursday and launched a new scheme to push money into the flagging euro zone economy, surprising markets and leaving open the option of more to come. The International Monetary Fund, which has pressed the ECB to do more to buoy the euro zone, welcomed the measures.

  • EU prepares powers to deal with Russian winter gas cut Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    *Russia meets a third of EU oil, gas and coal demand. LONDON, Sept 4- The European Union is preparing to take action to secure gas supplies this winter if its biggest supplier, Russia, cuts exports due to the crisis in Ukraine, a draft document seen by Reuters showed.

  • Europe seeks accord on Russian capital markets embargo Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 2:21 PM ET

    *EU governments preparing to widen financial sanctions. BRUSSELS, Sept 3- Envoys of European Union governments held further discussions on Wednesday on widening a ban on Russian state-owned firms raising capital in the bloc among a range of other sanctions, diplomats and officials said.