EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia

September 3, 2014 3:39 PM

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EU looking to deepen sanctions against Russia

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations will be looking to give existing penalties against Russia more bite by the weekend rather than expanding sanctions to include sport events to punish Moscow for its involvement in the Ukraine crisis.

Several member states came out on Wednesday against the idea of taking action against Russia's high-profile sports events, such as its hosting of the 2018 World Cup, describing it as unrealistic at this stage.

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