The European Union is prepared to slap sanctions on both Russia and Belarus for the involvement in the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny and the suppression of the peaceful protesters following the last presidential elections respectively.
The European Union showed a united front by imposing sanctions on several Belarusian authorities. The achievement of the European Union leaders has been commended.
European countries have threatened sanctions on Russia over the alleged nerve agent attack on Alexei Navalny, but a concerted decision will be tough to reach given the interests at stake
The 2015 Iranian nuclear deal is unravelling before the eyes of its European backers who appear powerless in the face of US rejection of the accord, analysts say
The new measures include the ability to impose travel bans, asset freezes, and bans on EU citizens or groups from making money available to anyone on the sanctions list.
Britain's new Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt urges the US and Europe to do more to call out Russia's "malign behavior" and keep it in check, notably by implementing sanctions.