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EU names 17 Iranians sanctioned over human rights

By Justyna Pawlak and Marcus George / Reuters BRUSSELS/DUBAI: The European Union has imposed sanctions on 17 Iranian officials, including prominent members of the government and the judiciary it says play a key role in serious human rights violations. Agreed by EU foreign ministers on Friday, the new sanctions list, published on Saturday, includes the minister …

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EU leaders pay tribute to Coptic pope

By AFP BRUSSELS: European Union leaders on Sunday paid tribute to Egypt’s Coptic Pope Shenouda III, spiritual leader of the Middle East’s largest Christian minority, stressing his commitment to national unity. “Pope Shenouda III was a respected and visionary leader of the region’s largest Christian community, who advocated tolerance, religious dialogue and harmony,” EU chief …

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Europe’s trust deficit

By Barry Eichengreen BERKELEY: There is no shortage of talk nowadays about Europe’s deficits and the need to correct them. Critics point to governments’ gaping budget deficits. They cite the southern European countries’ chronic external deficits. They highlight the eurozone’s institutional deficits — a single currency and a central bank but none of the other elements …

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EU hits Assad’s ministers with new Syria sanctions

By Agencies BRUSSELS: The European Union imposed sanctions on seven Syrian cabinet ministers on Tuesday for their role in a bloody crackdown on dissent, the latest move aimed at pressuring President Bashar Al-Assad to step down. As Assad’s forces continued to shell opposition strongholds the EU issued a list of top officials it said were …

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