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Trump: Biden makes U.S. to rely on Russian oil

Former U.S. President Donald Trump announced that under current leader Joe Biden, the United States will be relying on Russia and the middle East for oil. In his first speech since leaving the White House Trump clarified that the …

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European companies back out of Nord Stream 2

Eighteen companies have terminated their participation or are in the process of withdrawing, following U.S. sanctions threats. The U.S. has only imposed sanctions on one company, but has threatened to "take further action." So …

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Munich Re stops insuring Nord Stream 2

 A subsidiary of Germany’s Munich Re will no longer insure the Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Europe amid the fear of sanctions by the U.S. government. The U.S. has been threatening sanctions against European companies …

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Allies worried Joe Biden shaky on Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Axios published today a summary of Western politicians' reactions to the current U.S. activity in relation to pressure on Russia's pipeline project Nord Stream 2. The big picture, according to the article, is that Europe is now unhappy …

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Kremlin hopes more U.S. sanctions won’t be coming

Moscow hopes that common sense will gain the upper hand in Washington and that US officials won’t choose to go down the path of turning up the sanctions pressure, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday. The Russian …

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U.S. to unveil Nord Stream 2 pipeline report today

 The Biden administration is expected to name as early as Friday the companies it believes are helping build Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline, five sources said, a move that could eventually prompt sanctions on the nearly completed …

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West changes its mind on global sanctions against Russia?

The U.S. is likely to hold off sanctioning any German entities for now over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia, according to four people familiar with the matter, as the Biden administration seeks to halt the project without antagonizing …

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Lavrov talked with Biden's special envoy for climate

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov held a telephone conversation with the US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry, the Russian diplomatic service informs. The minister welcomed the desire of the new US administration …

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