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Global stocks rattle, oil soars as tensions mount in the Middle East

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By Laila KearneyNEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets slid on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump warned Russia that missiles "will be coming" in Syria after a suspected chemical attack, and oil hit its highest since 2014 after Saudi Arabia said it intercepted an air strike over Riyadh.The fallout from new U.S. sanctions on Moscow have rattled investors and fears of military action were stoked after one of Russia's ambassadors reiterated it would shoot down any U.S. missiles fired at Syria.Trump, who has criticized Russia for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, shot back ...

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 23:36 IST