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  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration issued sanctions Monday on 271 people linked to the Syrian agency responsible for producing non-conventional weapons, part of an ongoing U.S. crackdown on Syrian President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. The sanctions target employees of Syria's Scientific Studies and Research Center, which the U.S....

  • *Extension to OPEC- led cuts in focus amid high inventories. MOSCOW, April 24- Russian oil output could climb to its highest rate in 30 years if OPEC and non- OPEC producers do not extend a supply reduction deal beyond June 30, according to comments by Russian officials and details of investment plans released by oil firms. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting...

  • MADRID, April 24- Britons are buying fewer houses in Spain since last year's vote to leave the European Union, put off by a slump in the pound and uncertainty about Britain's future relationship with the bloc. Britons make up more than 2.5 percent of all home buyers in Spain, well ahead of the second and third-placed French and Germans who each have just over 1...

  • A traffic intersection in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.

    Asia's third-largest economy kicked off an international roadshow on Monday for a masala bond sale aimed at upgrading the country's highways.

  • Soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) stand inside tanks at a drill during an organized media tour at a PLA engineering academy.

    The U.S. increased its military expenditure in 2016 — the first time since 2010, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and two others were injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine and separatists in the Russian-held eastern part of the country remain high and a 2015...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine...

  • April 23- One member of European security watchdog OSCE's monitoring mission in eastern Ukraine was killed and another injured after their vehicle drove over a mine near Luhansk. Austria holds the rotating presidency of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. Three years after Moscow annexed the Crimean region, tensions between Ukraine...

  • TBILISI- National Bank of Georgia monetary policy committee meeting. THURSDAY, APRIL 27 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe gives a speech at the Renminbi Global Cities Dialogue Dinner. MOSCOW- Central Bank of Russia interest rate decision- 1030 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The United States has strongly signaled it will continue to support Ukraine, Finance Minister Oleksandr Danylyuk said on Friday, adding that the war-torn country had a "good, pragmatic" relationship with Washington. Ukraine has previously expressed some nervousness about the possibility the Trump administration might try to cut a deal...

  • WASHINGTON/ SPRING, Tx., April 21- The United States will not make an exception for American companies, including oil major Exxon Mobil Corp, seeking to drill in areas prohibited by U.S. sanctions on Russia, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday. The United States and European Union imposed economic sanctions on Russia over its annexation of the Crimea...

  • A worker checks the valve of an oil pipe at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra, Iraq.

    Oil prices fell on doubts that an OPEC-led production cut will restore balance to an oversupplied market.

  • File photo of Russian President, Vladimir Putin (R) and Rex Tillerson (L), then-Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil during a signing ceremony for an arctic oil exploration deal between Exxon Mobil and Rosneft on August, 30, 2011 in Sochi, Russia.

    Treasury will not grant special permission to Exxon Mobil to carry out oil and gas drilling in Russia while sanctions remain intact.

  • A sign is seen at the entrance of the ExxonMobil Port Allen Lubricants Plant in Port Allen, Louisiana, November 6, 2015.

    Treasury Department says it will not issue Exxon Mobil waiver to work in Russia. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

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  • BRUSSELS, April 21- The European Union has no special plan if the two anti-EU candidates reach the final round of France's election on Sunday, diplomats said, leaving the bloc to brace itself and hope for a centrist victor. Even without a shock outcome, Brussels worries that neither of the more mainstream candidates can revive France's economy or help Germany...