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European stocks slump as West warns Russia over Ukraine

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European stocks retreated Thursday as concerns over crisis-hit Ukraine trumped rosy US data, while the euro spiked to a 29-month peak against the dollar. 

London's FTSE 100 fell 0.18 percent to 6,608.85 points

Positive US unemployment and retail sales data had helped most European stocks climb into positive territory, but talk of Europe and the United States implementing tough sanctions against Russia sent indices sliding.

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