The Nord Stream 2 project is also raising security concerns and could lead to USA sanctions, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Sandra Oudkirk said Thursday in Berlin.
Despite taking a hard line against Russian Federation in recent years over its aggression in Ukraine and other matters, Merkel has defended the pipeline project, saying Germany badly needs to secure its gas supplies.
In addition to environmental concerns, it claims the project - run by a consortium led by Russian energy firm Gazprom - "threatens the European Union's energy security, making the EU more dependent on fossil fuels".
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As previously reported "FACTS", the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko warned Germany from participating in the construction of the "Nord stream-2", proposing as an alternative to the modernization of the transit pipeline passing through the territory of Ukraine.
Oudkirk said Washington's objections included past Russian moves to turn off gas supplies to Ukraine and other countries, adding that it would perpetuate "vulnerabilities" in Russian-European ties for another 30 to 40 years. Up to now Turkey received Russian gas transited via Ukraine, Romania and Bulgaria.
A close ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a stark warning to the United States about the risks of placing "America First", accusing Washington of seeking to block a planned Russia-Germany gas pipeline to shore up its own exports.
"The new project would permit new technologies to be placed along the pipeline route, and that is a threat", she said.
Denmark must still rule on whether the pipeline can be built near its coast, and other routine permissioning processes are still under way in Sweden and Russian Federation.
Trump's worldwide hotel management company saw a 500 per cent growth in income, Business Insider reported, up to $17.1 million. President Donald Trump's love for golfing does not appear to be working as great publicity for the golf courses he owns.
NAI said after the CBS board meeting that "it has no intention of forcing a merger that is not supported by both CBS and Viacom ". CBS has been fighting pressure by National Amusements to merge with Viacom , which also is controlled by National Amusements.
One of Miguna's lawyers Nelson Havi, told local television, Citizen TV , that he would advise his client to accept the nomination. He said Miguna meets all the requirements provided for in the constitution to be his deputy.
Alibaba, Apple and Xiaomi meanwhile advanced their shares from 0 percent to 7.6 percent, 6 percent, and 2.4 percent respectively. As expected, with the advantage of being the early mover, Amazon leads the market with 43.6% of all the shipments in Q1 2018.
The constable, identified as 27-year-old Sita Ram Upadhyay of the 192 battalion, was hit by enemy fire at Jabowal around 1:30 am. Sitaram Upadhyay , the 28-year-old soldier who was killed in unprovoked firing from Pakistan was from Giridih in Jharkhand.
PEP GUARDIOLA HAS put pen to paper on a contract extension with Manchester City , the Premier League champions announced today. Chief executive Ferran Soriano added: "Pep's new contract extension is fantastic news for Manchester City ".
Air Force thought it would be a good idea to use it in a now-deleted tweet that bragged about repressing a Taliban offensive. Ivanka Trump is the first to appear on screen, listening to the quick audio clip before declaring "It's so clearly Laurel ".
It is emphasized that so far, confirmed cases of EVD have been recorded near the city Bikoro, located 150 km from Mbandaka. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle pain and internal and external bleeding.
More so, it can encourage productivity by being able to lessen boredom since you will be surrounded by people you can talk to. It Fits the Bill According to statistics, self-employment is on the rise, increasing by as much as 40% in the U.S . by 2020.
HTC sounds like it's doubling up on dual cameras, though, with a pair of shooters also occupying the front of the camera. The phone will feature Face unlock feature as well along with fingerprint sensor , which is placed on the back panel.
Spotify leads the music-streaming industry with 75 million paying subscribers, and Apple Music is quickly gaining steam. Anyone interested will be able to try out the refreshed service for free before deciding whether to subscribe.
Surveillance footage showed Willian Ray, Jessica Ray and Dakota at a hospital in Iowa May 14, according to the NCMEC statement. They are traveling in a 1996 gold Ford Aerostar van and may be changing their license plates, according to the release.
Readout of Secretary Mattis Meeting with Uzbekistan President
The two leaders condemned extremism and worldwide terrorism, and vowed to strengthen cooperation against these common threats. The sides discussed issues of legal support for Uzbek-American relations, strengthening of inter-parliamentary relations.
Report of gunman prompts Las Vegas mall evacuation
Authorities in Las Vegas responded to the Boulevard Mall late Thursday after a "individual with a gun" name, police mentioned. A Metro official said no one has been injured and that there are no reports of shots fired by the suspect.
Elon Musk details plans for LA's LOOP
This new Boring Company tunnel was announced last month and will serve as a new full proof-of-concept for the company. Still, questions about the test-tunnel project largely dominated the meeting on Thursday night.
PayPal acquires Swedish payments firm iZettle
Morgan Securities plc is acting as sole financial adviser to iZettle, while Gernandt & Danielsson is acting as its legal adviser. The deal will be an all-cash deal and is expected to be closed by third quarter of the current financial year.
Why filming 'Deadpool 2' was survival of the funniest
But although the team praises the original as a "wonderful movie", it seems they're going for something with a little more. I don't know if that means that Deadpool will eventually be mingling with the likes of Iron Man or someone like that...
Mayawati blames Rahul for BJP's stellar Karnataka win
Mamata Banerjee has always been at the centre of forming a "federal front" to fight against BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Mayawati , sources said, subsequently spoke to Sonia and suggested that Congress extend support to JD (S) to which she agreed.
Chelsea target Sarri set to stay at Napoli
Regardless of the claims, Conte has lately insisted that stories suggesting he's itching to make for the exit door are 'untrue' . Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is set to turn his back on advances from Chelsea and pen a new deal with the Serie A club.
Skull & Bones has been delayed out of 2018
We already are aware that The Division 2 will be unveiled at E3, which is more than enough reason for us to get excited. Ubisoft Singapore states that Skull and Bones is its "biggest game yet" and a project "filled with huge passion".
The Essentials of Being an Eco-Friendly Hotel
Conserve Energy Lights, water heaters, and air conditioning units, among other things, consume the most electricity in hotels. Through these actions, the hotel can build a better name by showing its clients how it values environmental sustainability.