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11th Dec 2016

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EU toughens terrorism sanctions regime

EU states on Tuesday agreed to rules that "will allow the EU to apply sanctions autonomously" on anyone caught travelling or seeking to travel to support either the Islamic State militant group or al-Qaeda. Sanctions could include travel bans and asset freezes. The broad scope includes people caught recruiting, inciting or publicly provoking acts and activities in support of those organisations.

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