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EU threatens tougher sanctions on Russia over Ukraine crisis

Last Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014, 00:55

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.

EU adds 11 people to Ukraine sanctions blacklist

Last Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014, 22:05

The European Union on Thursday slapped a travel ban and asset freeze on 11 people allegedly linked to separatist violence in eastern Ukraine.

EU signs trade pact with Ukraine, threatens sanctions on Russia

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 22:06

The European Union signed an historic free-trade pact with Ukraine on Friday and warned it could impose more sanctions on Moscow unless pro-Russian rebels act to wind down the crisis in the east of the country by Monday.

France says proposed US fine on BNP Paribas 'unreasonable'

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 19:28

France's foreign minister on Tuesday labelled as "unreasonable" a USD 10-billion-dollar fine the US is reportedly seeking from BNP Paribas bank on charges of violating sanctions on Iran, Sudan and Cuba.

Proposed airport in Kerala hits eco barrier

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 18:59

The proposed Rs.2,000-crore KGS Aranmula international airport project in Kerala suffered a huge setback Wednesday when a tribunal cancelled its environment sanction.

Two cops in a bribery case acquitted as court rejects sanction

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 21:25

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.

Russia says its nuclear contracts could be affected by sanction

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 14:42

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.

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

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 20:17

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

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:05

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.

Coalgate: Centre, CBI heading for collision in SC on sanction issue

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 17:58

The CBI and the Centre appeared heading for a confrontation in the coalgate case with the agency asserting in the SC that no prior sanction is required to prosecute bureaucrats in the scam, a stand contrary to that of Government.

Bill on timeframe for prosecution sanction in graft cases in Rajya Sabha

Last Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013, 21:49

A bill which makes it mandatory for the competent authority to decide on granting prosecution sanction within three months of a complaint was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

US sanctions complicate nuclear issue: Iran

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 03, 2013, 21:02

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