Pompeo vows to pursue sanctions over Nord Stream 2 Russia-Germany gas project | AFP

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vows punishment over Russia’s Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, unveiling new guidelines to impose sanctions over the project. SOUNDBITE

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Nord Stream 2: preparations underway at Bovanenkovo gas field

Despite the threat of sanctions, preparations are underway in the Russian Arctic for the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to start working, starting with the source that will supply the future pipeline: the Bovanenkovo gas field, on the Yamal peninsula, 400 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The energy link between Russia and Germany has sparked concerns about Western Europe’s dependence on Russian gas.

Despite US pressure: Nord Stream 2 will go ahead after France & Germany reach compromise

Germany & France have reached a compromise on the joint Russian-German gas pipeline project ‘Nord Stream 2’. Commenting on the deal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel lauded Franco-German co-operation. That’s after it was previously suggested that Paris was seeking to derail it. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9nzb

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France seeks to derail Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Germany

The dispute over a major energy pipeline project is threatening to drive a wedge between Europe’s two powerhouses – Germany & France. Nord Stream 2 would see Russian gas pumped into Europe through Baltic Sea, but France is apparently making moves to block the project. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9nx1

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Geopolitical concerns: EU changes gas directive, may affect Nord Stream 2

The construction of the #NordStream2 pipeline – to deliver #gas from Russia directly to #Europe – is causing geopolitical concerns. Negotiations in Brussels between Russia, Ukraine and the EU regarding the current gas route through Ukraine – have failed to produce a concrete agreement.

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‘Consider the danger’: US ambassador threatens to sanction German Nord Stream 2 companies

A US ambassador has reportedly threatened to punish German contributors involved in the multinational Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, and has tried to fan the ‘Russia scare’ to make his point. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9m7s

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Trump-Stoltenberg tense talk at NATO summit (FULL VIDEO)

Trump criticized bloc members that approved the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia to Europe. The president criticized Germany in particular, calling it a hostage of Russia. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/99tf

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US afraid of Europe consuming more Russian gas, considered strategic threat – German MP

Nord Stream 2, the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, is in jeopardy due to strong opposition from Eastern Europe and the US. Will the project survive? We ask the energy speaker of the Christian Democratic Union party in the German Bundestag, Joachim Pfeiffer.

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US oposes Nord Stream 2 as Russia could steal it as a tool – Tillerson

The US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson has said today Washington opposes the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, over fears it will increase European energy dependence on Russia. His comment came during a meeting with the Polish foreign minister in Warsaw.

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‘Russia sanctions are excuse for ‘America 1st’ industrial policy’ – German FM

The EU has threatened to retaliate against the US sanctions on Russia, should they harm European business interests.
A number of European companies are within its scope. The bill specifically targets Nord Stream 2, a gas pipeline that would extend from Russia across the Baltic to Germany. The German FM claims Washington is using sanctions to promote its own business interests…

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