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Syria - Sep 4, 2011 - 16:02
AP - A state-run newspaper in Syria says the European Union's ban on oil imports from the country was a sign that Europe is trying to regain its colonial past.
The EU announced on Friday it was banning oil imports from Syria to protest the government's deadly crackdown on a 5-month-old anti-government uprising.
The sanctions will cost the embattled regime millions of dollars a day.
The Al-Thawra newspaper lashed out at the sanctions Sunday. The paper said Europe is working to "regain the past glory of its nasty, abominable colonization".