Global News

Warsaw backs Trump over Russian pipeline

Warsaw backs Trump over Russian pipeline

"And you tell me that is appropriate, because I think it's not and I think it's a very bad thing for North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and I don't think it should have happened". US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Diplomacy Sandra Oudkirk told Bloomberg that the US is also anxious the pipeline could open ways for Russian Federation to install undersea surveillance equipment in the Baltic Sea.

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Germany on Wednesday of being a "captive" of Russian Federation due to its energy reliance and its support for the plan to double capacity of the Nord Stream pipeline under the Baltic Sea to Germany, bypassing traditional routes through Ukraine.

But more than half of USA exports go to just three countries - Mexico, South Korea, and China - and the European Commission says less than one percent of Europe's gas come from America.

Trump's attack on Nord Stream 2 has triggered harsh reaction in Germany. So we're supposed to protect Germany, but they're getting their energy from Russian Federation.




But he said the priority for now was to secure gas from the Caspian Sea region, while maintaining supplies of Russian gas through Ukrainian pipelines beyond 2019.

Moscow is eager to go ahead with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline for it can double the gas exports to Germany under the Baltic Sea while Washington is upset with the idea, even saying that firms that invested in the pipeline risked sanctions, the report added.

The Kremlin on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's description of Germany as a "captive" of Russian Federation due to its energy reliance, saying Moscow and Berlin were equally dependent on each other.

"As has been proven in the past, a trilateral process is the most effective platform to seek a satisfactory solution to the gas matters important for involved parties and to gas transit via Ukraine beyond 2019", Šefčovič said.


  • $550 million awarded in lawsuit linking cancer, baby powder

    $550 million awarded in lawsuit linking cancer, baby powder

    The women and their families said decades-long use of baby powder and other cosmetic talc products caused their diseases. Six of the women have died; nearly all of the rest, along with friends and relatives, were in the courtroom Thursday.

    Kenyans troll Twitter bigwigs who lost followers in purge

    Besides that of PM Narendra Modi's personal account, even the official account of the PMO saw a drop of over 1 lakh followers. The most popular accounts have more than 100 million followers, and Donald Trump is far down the list with 53.1 million.
    Man Without Arms Charged With Stabbing Tourist With Scissors

    Man Without Arms Charged With Stabbing Tourist With Scissors

    Police said there were no indications that Crenshaw was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident. That's when the suspect, identified as Jonathan Crenshaw, 47, pulled out an unknown object and stabbed the male.
  • Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

    Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

    Once the mission is accomplished, the developer said the spacecraft will remain on the moon as a " symbol of Israeli success ". Although the Google prize expired in March without a victor having reached the moon, Israel's team pledged to push forward.
    Best tweets: 'Savage, classless Chelsea didn't even thank Antonio Conte'

    Best tweets: 'Savage, classless Chelsea didn't even thank Antonio Conte'

    Jorginho is expected to join Sarri from Napoli but star man Eden Hazard continues to be linked with a move away from west London . Fans took to Twitter with a mixed reaction to the dismissal and manner of dismissal of their once beloved coach.
    Global recall of heart drug due to potential carcinogen contamination

    Global recall of heart drug due to potential carcinogen contamination

    He said the government needs to devise a system to alert patients if unforeseen problems arise concerning their medicine. However, not all Valsartan contains the carcinogen, only that made in China, the drug ministry noted.
  • Russians indicted over United States  election hack

    Russians indicted over United States election hack

    There will always be adversaries who work to exacerbate domestic differences and try to confuse, divide, and conquer us. But he added, "I don't think you'll have any 'Gee, I did it, I did it, you got me" confession.
    Microsoft launches free Teams version, available worldwide in 40 languages

    Microsoft launches free Teams version, available worldwide in 40 languages

    Teams - essentially Microsoft's Slack competitor - previously required a monthly subscription to use the platform. You only get 5 GB of storage, 10 integrations, no guest accounts, and videos are limited to 1-on-1 sessions.
    You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

    You Should Stop Eating Kellogg's Honey Smacks

    This brings the total number of illnesses to 100 people since March, although the outbreak was not announced until June. In this outbreak, NY has the most cases (11), followed by Pennsylvania (eight), MA (seven), and California (six).
  • Australian director breaks into Hollywood big time with Black Widow

    Australian director breaks into Hollywood big time with Black Widow

    The film has been in development for a while but picked up momentum in January when Jac Schaeffer was tapped to pen the script. Set before the first Avengers film , the movie will be Marvel's second female-fronted film after Captain Marvel , due in 2019.
    Brooklyn Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Atlanta Hawks

    Brooklyn Nets trade Jeremy Lin to Atlanta Hawks

    The Brooklyn Nets traded the oft-traveled point guard to the Atlanta Hawks , ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Thursday night. Lin, 29, played just 25 minutes last season before suffering a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon on opening night.
    Apple´s App Store marks 10th anniversary

    Apple´s App Store marks 10th anniversary

    Unfortunately, the function isn't available on Android yet (mainly the Samsung S9 Plus ), but Moment says it's working on it. There's also more in-depth search options, along with pages showing the top apps and Editor's Choice picks.