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UK allows its ships to pay for service in Crimea

A historic event connected with the recognition of Crimea as Russian territory took place today in Great Britain: the Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation of HM Treasury canceled a ban on payments for ships under the British flag in …

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Germany to discuss creation of  foundation for Nord Stream-2

The German state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern plans to set up a foundation to facilitate the completion of the Nord Stream 2 (NS2) pipeline to bring Russian gas to Germany and to fend off the threat of increased U.S. sanctions that halted work last …

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Germany still rejects US sanctions against Nord Stream 2

Berlin is still considering Nord Stream 2 as an economic project, deputy official representative of the German Cabinet of Ministers Ulrike Demmer said at a briefing in the German capital. She stressed that neither the attitude of the …

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British envoy arrives at Russia’s Foreign Ministry

British Ambassador to Moscow Deborah Bronnert has arrived at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s building. The discussion in the ministry is expected to focus on the situation around the United Kingdom’s sanctions imposed over …

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Russia blacklists top German intelligence officials

Moscow has blacklisted a number of German law enforcement and intelligence officials, barring them from entering Russia, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.  According to the ministry, the move was taken in response to the …

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U.S. House overrides Trump veto on defense policy bill

The U.S. House voted Monday to override Donald Trump’s veto of a $740.5 billion defense policy bill. If the Senate follows suit as expected in the waning days of Trump’s presidency, it will be the first time one of his vetoes has been …

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Russia to respond to new US sanctions, says Lavrov

Moscow will draw conclusions on the entire range of relations with the US following Washington’s new sanctions, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Wednesday, TASS reports. "The United States has long …

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Nord Stream 2: Western experts express optimism

The almost-complete 55 Bcm/year pipeline remains a major bone of political contention between Russia, Europe and the US, with the threat of sanctions from Washington testing trans-Atlantic ties. And a political end-game still looks some way off. But beyond the politics, the continued uncertainty about when the pipeline will be completed remains a key factor for the European gas market to consider heading into 2021

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Russian envoy comments on U.S. export restrictions

Moscow believes that the export restrictions imposed by the US Department of Commerce on more than four dozen Russian organizations and industrial enterprises are destructive and such steps drive relations into an even deeper crisis, Russian …

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EU approves sanctions regime similar to Magnitsky Act

The EU states approved a sanctions regime similar to the Magnitsky Act to sanction individuals involved in human rights abuses, according to a diplomatic source in the delegation of one of the countries to the EU Council. "A …

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