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LONDON (The Deal) -- Western European stock indices rose on Friday but Russian stocks fell sharply after the U.S. and European Union widened sanctions against Russian officials and company executives to punish the country for its intervention in Crimea.

In London, the FTSE 100 gained 0.35% to 6,565.14. In Frankfurt, the DAX climbed 0.57% to 9,349.41 and in Paris, the CAC-40 rose 0.41% to 4,345.59. The indices were buoyed by a surge in Chinese markets and U.S. economic data Thursday that pointed to a strengthening economy.

But in Moscow, the MCIX fell 2.2% to 1,291.26. As investors weighed the impact of Western sanctions, the upper house of the Russian parliament approved a treaty on Crimea joining the Russian Federation. Meanwhile, the EU showed its support of Ukraine, from which Crimea voted to split off last weekend, by signing an agreement pledging closer cooperation.

Russian banks fell, with Sberbank and OJSC VTB Bank down almost 4% and Rosbank was down about 2%. But aluminum company United Co. Rusal rose almost 3% after the Financial Times reported the company was in talks about delaying a repayment on part of its debt pile and may get help from the Russian state.

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In Paris, construction and telecoms conglomerate Bouygues rose after it tweaked its offer for Vivendi's wireless unit in a bid to derail exclusive talks about a sale that Vivendi is holding with cable company Numericable. Bouygues' new offer contains more cash but would hand Vivendi a smaller equity stake in the merged Bouyges Telecom SA/ Societe Francaise de Radiotelephone SA. Bouyges says the revised offer values SFR at 17.4 billion euros ($24 billion), including synergies, compared with a 14.6 billion euros valuation for the Numericable bid.

In London, homebuilder Crest Nicholson, whose listing in February 2013 ushered in the U.K.'s IPO boom, slipped on news of Deutsche Bank's sale of shares equivalent to up to a 6.6% stake.

In Frankfurt, Commerzbank got a boost from a Morgan Stanley upgrade to overweight from equal weight.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 closed down 1.65% at 14,224.23. In Hong Kong the Hang Seng rose 1.2% to close at 21,436.70 but was outpaced by surging mainland Chinese indices, with the Shanghai Shenzhen CSI 300 up 3.44%.