Oil falls on stockpiling woes

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    TOKYO- Oil prices fell on Tuesday, extending declines for a third day, as concerns about rising stockpiles in the United States added to the threat to demand posed by countries including Germany and France halting COVID-19 vaccinations.

    Brent crude was down 58 cents, or 0.8 percent, at $68.30, having dropped 0.5 percent on Monday. US crude was down 61 cents, or 0.9 percent, at $64.78 a barrel, after declining 0.3 percent in the previous session.

    Germany, France and Italy plan to suspend AstraZeneca PLC COVID-19 injections after reports of possible serious side effects, although the World Health Organization said there was no established link to the vaccine.