Germany welcomes US sanctions waivers on Russia gas pipeline

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. AP Photo BERLIN: Germany‘s foreign minister on Wednesday welcomed the Biden administration’s decision to waive sanctions against entities and individuals involved in a controversial Russian pipeline, describing the move as “constructive.” The United States has long opposed the project, which brings natural gas from Russia to Germany. They have argued … Read more

Biden admin call on Putin pipeline provokes GOP anger

[ad_1] A briefing between the State Department and congressional staff over Vladimir Putin’s Russia-Germany gas pipeline got tense this week, with Biden officials deflecting questions about why they hadn’t moved faster and more aggressively with sanctions to stop its completion. Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe … Read more

Attackers strike gas pipeline in eastern Syria, causing fire

[ad_1] National Review Biden Fires a Warning Shot at Iran After only a month in power, President Biden has used lethal military force in reaction to Iranian-sponsored attacks on Americans in Iraq. The strike, said to be by F-15 jets, apparently attacked buildings owned by Iraqi Shiite militia groups along the Iraqi-Syrian border. It’s worth … Read more

Qatar to pour $60 million into new Israel-Gaza gas pipeline

[ad_1] DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar pledged $60 million on Thursday to help construct a natural gas pipeline running from Israel into the Gaza Strip, the Qatari government said, a project that aims to ease the energy crisis that long has afflicted the impoverished Palestinian enclave. Natural gas now flowing through a pipeline … Read more

Russia’s enemies fear Biden won’t fight to stop Putin’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline

[ad_1] Russia’s adversaries in central and Eastern Europe are worried President Biden isn’t willing to fight hard to stop the Russia-Germany gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 — one of Vladimir Putin’s core priorities. Why it matters: The fight is the first significant test of whether Biden’s tough rhetoric against the Russian leader will be matched … Read more

Germany ‘offered $1bn if US dropped sanctions against controversial pipeline’

[ad_1] FILE – In this Jan. 14, 2021 file photo, Tugboats get into position on the Russian pipe-laying vessel “Fortuna” in the port of Wismar, Germany, Thursday, Jan 14, 2021. The special vessel is being used for construction work on the German-Russian Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline in the Baltic Sea. The company building a … Read more