EU Warns of Sanctions Over Violence in Burundi Crisis

The EU warned Burundi on Monday it might impose sanctions on those responsible for violence and consider other steps against the aid-reliant nation, plunged into turmoil by the president's plan to run for a third term. EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg said in a statement, "The EU is determined to adopt, if necessary, targeted restrictive measures against those whose actions might have led or might lead to acts of violence and repression and serious human rights violations." Both the parliamentary poll due on June 29 and presidential vote on July 15 have been delayed by several weeks because of protests, in which stone-throwing demonstrators have clashed with police who have shot at them.