Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

'Russia Must Not Havwe World Cup after Plane Atrocity'

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

'Russia Must Not Havwe World Cup after Plane Atrocity'

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NICK Clegg has joined calls for Russia to face the axe as hosts of the 2018 World Cup as part of tougher sanctions over the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 which saw two Toon fans lose their lives.

The Deputy Prime Minister said it was "unthinkable" in present circumstances that the tournament could be held in the country blamed by the West for supplying arms to the separatist rebels accused of causing the deaths of all 298 on board. Football's world governing body FIFA this week ruled out calls from some German politicians for Russia to be boycott R -ed, insisting the tournament could be "a force for good".

But Mr Clegg said allowing it to go ahead without a change of course by president Vladimir Putin would make the world look "so weak and so insincere" in its condemnation of Moscow's annexation of Crimea and support for the rebels.

The EU has added another 15 individuals and 18 entities to the list of those subject to asset freezes and ambassadors in Brussels are expected to extend the punitive actions to state-owned banks' access to capital markets and to the arms and energy sectors. …

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