Brent hits highest since Dec 2014 as Trump pledges Syria missile attack

Oil hit its highest in more than three years on Wednesday after US President Donald Trump threatened to fire missiles at Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack last week. Some major airlines were re-routing flights on Wednesday after Europe's air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes on Syria.

Trump has criticised Moscow for standing by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired.

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