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SINGAPORE, May 27- Brent crude rose towards $111 per barrel on Tuesday amid supply disruption worries as Ukraine launched air strikes to put down a separatist revolt and Libya struggled to rein in rebels.
General Khalifa Haftar, once scorned in the North African country, is now the man to watch, after starting a massive military offensive on May 16.
*Huge task for Poroshenko to square pro-West move with Moscow.
BOGOTA, May 26- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos' re-election bid took a hefty blow in voting on Sunday as his right-wing opponent won more support after attacking the government's peace talks with Marxist rebels. Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, a former finance minister, won 29.3 percent of the vote in the first round of voting with Santos trailing on 25.7 percent.
President Barack Obama is promising U.S. forces in Afghanistan that America's longest war will come to a close at the end of the year.
Thailand's economy was already struggling before the country's military seized power in a bloodless coup Thursday, saying it needed to restore order after six months of protests aimed at ousting the elected government.
IRAQ HAS BEGUN FIXING STRATEGIC KIRKUK- CEYHAN PIPELINE SHUT DOWN SINCE MARCH 2 BY INSURGENTS; REPAIRS TO TAKE 10-15 DAYS- OIL OFFICIAL.
Russia has prepared a secret document detailing actions if Western nations impose further sanctions over Moscow's involvement in Ukraine.
*Separatists, pro- Ukraine militia clash, two killed. *Russia's Putin says situation in Ukraine is civil war.
Mark Thompson, director of the Southeast Asia Research Centre at City University of Hong Kong, says that while military coups have been a part of Thai political history, there is a threat of civil war hanging over the latest events.
Oligarch Petro Poroshenko is likely to win Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, but has told CNBC that Russia might not accept the results.
With Thailand in the midst of a military coup d'etat, would you still vacation in the country?
*Kiev accuses Moscow of fomenting unrest in eastern Ukraine. KIEV, May 22- Ukraine said more than a dozen servicemen were killed on Thursday in an early morning clash with pro-Russian separatists, fuelling security concerns ahead of a presidential election on Sunday seen as crucial for its fragile democracy.
Intel was present at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Russia's top business summit, despite pressure from the U.S. to veto the event.
Embattled Ukraine lacks “the power or the possibility” to stand up to Russia at present, Ukraine’s former prime minister told CNBC.
BEIJING, May 22- China has the confidence and capacity to crack down on terrorism, the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday. Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a regular briefing. Blasts early on Thursday at a market in Urumqi, the capital of the western region of Xinjiang, killed 31 and injured 94, state media reported.
BEIJING, May 22- A deadly blast that hit the capital of China's western region of Xinjiang on Thursday is a "serious violent terrorist incident", China's Ministry of Public Security said. There were major casualties in the blast, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
Embattled Ukraine should be open to working with Russia as well as Europe and the U.S., according to a Ukrainian presidential candidate.
OSLO, May 20- More than a third of South Sudan's population, or 4 million people, will be on the brink of starvation by the end of 2014 as fighting rages in the world's newest country, U.N. officials said on Tuesday. Farmers should be planting their crops right now, " United Nations' aid chief Valerie Amos told a donors' conference in Oslo.
CAIRO, May 20- Since toppling the Muslim Brotherhood from power last year, the Egyptian army has turned its substantial economic firepower on another perceived threat to the country's stability: unemployment.