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Global stocks fall, oil up as Mideast tensions rise

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By Laila Kearney and Rodrigo CamposNEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks across the globe fell on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump taunted Russia for supporting Syria's president after a suspected chemical attack on rebels, while oil hit its highest since 2014 after Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a missile over Riyadh.Trump warned Russia of imminent military action in Syria, declaring that missiles "will be coming" despite a warning from Russia that any U.S. missiles fired at Syria over the deadly assault on a rebel enclave near Damascus would be shot down and the launch sites targeted.The ...

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 02:45 IST