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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.

US warns Pakistan over Iran-Pak gas pipeline project

The US has warned Pakistan that if it goes ahead with the construction of a USD 7.5 billion gas pipeline with Iran, sanctions would be triggered, even as a section of the project was inaugurated Tuesday.

Lokpal: Law Min against power to file chargesheet without sanction

The Law Ministry has opposed a provision in the Lokpal Bill which gives the ombudsman power to file charge sheet against a public servant without sanction.

Delhi blasts: Prosecution of accused sanctioned

A Delhi court trying the 2008
serial blasts in the capital was on Wednesday told that there was
proper sanction for prosecution of 13 accused.

MCD sanctions first online building plan

In a significant step towards e-governance, the the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Friday sanctioned its first building plan applied online.