South Sudan govt refuses to sign peace as sanction deadline ends

South Sudan`s government refused to sign a peace deal with rebels Monday despite the threat of international sanctions, but will return to finalise an agreement within 15 days, mediators said.

Barcelona won't appeal UEFA sanctions over Catalan independence flags
Barcelona won't appeal UEFA sanctions over Catalan independence flags

FC Barcelona have decided against appeal the fine of 30,000 euros ($33,000) that UEFA imposed after the club failed to keep its fans from flying a Catalan independence flag at the European Champions League final in Berlin on June 6, officials from the Catalan club said.

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over Libya deal

The UN Security Council on Wednesday urged Libya`s parties to sign an agreement to form a national unity government and threatened sanctions against those who stand in the way of a deal.

Obama orders deeper Venezuela sanctions over abuses

US President Barack Obama on Monday ordered a fresh wave of sanctions against senior Venezuelan officials involved on opposition crackdown, including the prosecution of Caracas`s mayor.

EU sanctions to target Russian deputy defence minister

Russian Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov is the highest-profile target of new sanctions due to be formally endorsed by European Union foreign ministers on Monday, diplomatic sources told Reuters.

US violating G20 principles with sanctions on Russia: Putin

 On the eve of G20 summit in Australia, Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday lambasted the US for violating core principles of multilateralism by imposing sanctions on his country over its conflict with Ukraine.

Yemen`s Saleh rejects UN sanctions, party abandons government

Yemen`s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh rejected Saturday UN Security Council sanctions imposed on him for obstructing peace, and his party walked out of the newly formed cabinet.

Al-Qaeda kills `dozens` as rebels reject new Yemen government

Al-Qaeda claimed Saturday it killed dozens of Shiite rebels in Yemen and tried to assassinate the US ambassador, as the rebels rejected a new government announced for the strife-torn country.

Arsenal face fine as UEFA probe six clubs
Arsenal face fine as UEFA probe six clubs

Arsenal could be fined following crowd disturbances during their midweek Champions League clash with Galatasaray as European football`s governing body UEFA confirmed Friday disciplinary proceedings had been opened against six teams.

Putin signs anti-sanction decree

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to ban or limit the import of agricultural products from countries that imposed sanctions on Moscow, the Kremlin press office said Wednesday.

EU formally adopts Russia sanctions

The European Union formally adopted broad economic sanctions against Russia, hoping they will force Moscow to reverse course on the Ukraine crisis.

EU threatens tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

The EU moved closer to tightening sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine today, though stopping short of the tough line called for by Washington.

Two cops in a bribery case acquitted as court rejects sanction

A special court here has acquitted two policemen on the charge of accepting bribe of Rs 400 from a businessman in a cheque bounce case, on the ground that the Competent Authority had not applied its mind while granting sanction to prosecute them.

Himachal cricket body row: Nod to prosecute Dhumal

In a setback to the opposition BJP in Himachal Pradesh, the Congress government Wednesday got sanction to initiate proceedings against opposition leader Prem Kumar Dhumal for alleged wrongdoing in allotment of land to the state cricket body led by his son.

Russia says its nuclear contracts could be affected by sanction

The head of Russia state nuclear corporation Rosatom said on Thursday some of its international contracts could be affected by Western sanctions, RIA news agency reported.

Protest in press room not podium, IOC tells athletes

Athletes at the Winter Olympics may be punished for making statements on the podium against Russia`s anti-gay laws or human rights record but can do so at news conferences without fear of sanction, the IOC said.

No sanction needed to prosecute babu in court-monitored probe: SC

The Centre`s approval is not needed to prosecute senior bureaucrats in court-monitored corruption cases, the Supreme Court on Tuesday held.

UEFA chief wants yellow cards replaced by sin-bins

UEFA President Michel Platini has reportedly proposed that yellow cards should be replaced by sin-bins, like rugby, by making the offender out of the game for 10 or 15 minutes as penalty.

US sanctions complicate nuclear issue: Iran

Iran has criticised the latest US sanctions which came into effect Monday, and said that imposing fresh sanctions only complicates its nuclear issue.

CVC awaits sanction to prosecute 45 govt officials for graft

The Central Vigilance Commission is awaiting sanction from different departments for over four months to prosecute 45 government officials, including IAS and IPS officers, for their alleged involvement in corruption.