EU to consider sanctions against military wing of Hizbullah

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(European Union governments could decide to blacklist the military wing of Hizbullah today, in a major policy reversal fuelled by concerns over the Lebanese militant movement’s activities in Europe. Britain has sought to persuade its EU peers since May to put the Shia Muslim group’s military wing on its terrorism list, citing evidence that it was behind a deadly bus bombing in Bulgaria last year. Until now, the EU has resisted pressure from…

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