(AGI) Rome, July 17 - European stocks opened lower followingpoor performance on the Asian markets. New sanctions againstRussia caused its stocks to drop steeply. Frankfurt's DAX fell0.52 percent to 9,809.24 points, London's FTSE 100 0.45 percentto 6,754.44 points, Paris CAC 40 0.74 percent to 4,336.76points, Milan's FTSE MIB 0.83 percent to 20,896.24 points andthe Madrid IBEX 0.85 percent to 10,578.5 points. . .