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Six English Super League rebels accept collective €25M fine
Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, and Manchester clubs United and City launched an ill-fated bid to join the breakaway competition that would split from the existing Champions League.
Belarusian airlines banned from flying over EU or using its airports
It follows Minsk's move to divert a Ryanair passenger plane and arrest dissident journalist Roman Protasevich last month.
EU vows support for 'democratic' Belarus
The EU says it would extend economic support to a "democratic" Belarus as Russian President Vladimir Putin plays dow reaction to flight forced to land in Minsk
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Europe's week: EU-Swiss deal collapses and Belarus plane drama
These were two of the stories dominating talk in Brussels this week.
EU sanctions on Belarus hampered by Russia-influenced member states
EU policy-making is requires all 27 member states to agree on every name, every person who's going to be sanctioned. 'That's where you run into trouble,' says Magnitsky campaigner Bill Browder.
MEPs vote to freeze controversial EU-China investment deal
MEPs deplore the sanctions that Beijing has imposed on five of their colleagues and refuse to open the debate for ratification as long as the punitive measures remain in place.
US sanctions Albanian ex-PM Sali Berisha over corruption
The State Department barred former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha from entering US territory over accusations of "significant corruption."
MEPs set to call for EU's investment deal with China to be frozen
The lawmakers want the European Commission to use any further discussions on the deal as leverage to improve China's human rights record.
Poland expels three Russian diplomats over 'hostile actions'
The move comes after the White House announced the expulsion of 10 Russian diplomats over a massive cyberattack and election interference.
US to announce new sanctions on Russia over cyber attacks
Washington says Russia was behind the so-called Solar Winds hack, which breached the networks of nine US agencies.
EU-China: Sanctions, threats and boycotts see relations decline
Relations between the bloc and Beijing have taken a sudden turn for the worse after Brussels coordinated sanctions with its Western allies.
China slaps sanctions on UK lawmakers and entities amid Xinjiang row
They join the 10 Europeans and four entities slapped with Chinese sanctions earlier this week.
North Korea slams EU sanctions as 'psychotic'
North Korea denounced recent EU sanctions as a "sinister political tool" triggered by the EU's "inveterate repugnancy coupled with a psychotic way of thinking."
EU to reset relations with Turkey by refinancing migration deal
European leaders will meet next week in Brussels to discuss the state of EU-Turkey relations following a fractious 2020.
China warns EU against 'confrontational' human rights sanctions
Brussels is set to debate sanctions on four Chinese officials and one entity over human rights abuses against the Uighur Muslim minority.
Alexei Navalny: US sanctions Russian officials over nerve-agent attack
Washington targeted seven mid-level and senior Russian officials along with more than a dozen government entities.
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Europe's week: Leaders meet virtually, as Russia sanctioned
EU leaders met virtually this week to take stock of the epidemiological situation across the continent, as sanctions against Russia were agreed upon by foreign affairs ministers.
New EU sanctions on Russia 'are a missed chance to fix relations'
Vladimir Chizhov, Russia's long-time envoy to the EU, believes any sort of "unilateral restrictive measures are illegitimate by definition".
'A very meaningless penalty': Polish MEP slams new Russia sanctions
“These are not even symbolic sanctions, just a few people were asked not to travel to the European Union," said Polish MEP Witold Jan Waszczykowski.
EU agrees human rights sanctions on Russia over Navalny's jailing
EU foreign ministers agree more sanctions on Russia over the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny using a new human rights mechanism, chief diplomat Josep Borrell confirms.
EU is 'ready to impose new sanctions' against Russia over Navalny
Diplomatic sources have told Euronews they are hoping for a breakthrough next week.
EU's foreign affairs chief urged to quit after Moscow 'humiliation'
"Russia showed everything possible to humiliate the EU’s highest diplomat," said Estonian MEP Riho Terras
No EU agreement for sanctions on Russia over Alexei Navalny arrest
Meeting in Brussels on Monday, EU foreign ministers could not agree to impose additional sanctions over the arrest of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and over 3,000 protesters
Turkey bans advertising on Twitter, Pinterest under social media law
NGOs have warned that social networks risk "becoming instruments of state censorship" in Turkey under the legislation.
Russia announces new retaliatory travel sanctions on UK nationals
Russia says it has expanded the number of British nationals barred from entering the country in response to "unacceptable and unfounded'' UK sanctions over the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
Russia imposes retaliatory sanctions on senior German officials
The move comes after the EU sanctioned Russian military intelligence officials in October, accusing them of hacking Chancellor Angela Merkel’s emails in 2015.