© Sputnik / Sergey GuneevNord Stream 2 Commercial Project, Has No Political Background – KremlinOn June 27, the chairpeople of the parliaments of Georgia, Lithuania, Moldova, and Ukraine are expected to meet with Speaker of the US House of Representatives Paul Ryan to discuss counteracting the construction of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline. The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the construction of two gas pipelines that will run from the Russian coast, through the Baltic Sea and to a hub in Germany. Nord Stream 2 AG, the project company, is owned by Russian energy giant Gazprom, while Uniper, alongside French Engie, Austrian OMV AG, UK-Dutch Royal Dutch Shell, and German Wintershall, have agreed to provide long-term financing for 50 percent of the total cost of the project. READ MORE: Start of Nord Stream 2 Construction in Russia Milestone for Project — … [Read more...] about US to Keep Exploiting Eastern Europe, Baltic States to End Nord Stream 2- Uniper
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News / UK and world by Press Association June 13, 2018, 2:42 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Germany’s new foreign minister has said Europe’s response to US president Donald Trump’s “America First” strategy should be “Europe United”. In his first major policy speech since taking office, Heiko Maas said the European Union should strive for a “balanced partnership” with the United States. Mr Maas said this means working with Washington where possible, filling voids in areas where the US is withdrawing, and pushing back where America is seen as crossing red lines. Speaking in Berlin, Mr Mass said the EU should also increasingly move toward majority and away from unanimous decision-making, which encourages foreign powers to try to split the bloc. Mr Maas also called for the EU to strengthen its outreach to former Soviet republics, and said Germany and France can be the … [Read more...] about ‘Europe united’ should counter ‘America first’, says German foreign minister
Martin Rogers USA TODAY Published 12:51 p.m. UTC Jun 13, 2018 MOSCOW — The United States will host the 2026 FIFA World Cup after its three-way bid – along with Mexico and Canada – was granted staging rights during a vote here on Wednesday. The “United” bid, that will see 60 of the tournament’s games held in the U.S., with Canada and Mexico getting 10 each, beat out the underdog campaign of Morocco to bring soccer’s biggest show back to American soil. The U.S. previously hosted in 1994 and the potential for a highly lucrative tournament, plus the existing stadiums and infrastructure, likely played a major role in swaying voters. With the breakdown of voting results made public, the United bid claimed 134 votes, with 64 giving their support to Morocco and one country voting for neither bid. After the U.S. men's national team missed out on qualifying for this summer’s tournament, which kicks off at Moscow’s … [Read more...] about United States, Canada and Mexico win vote to host 2026 FIFA World Cup
THE 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Mexico and Canada after a landslide win. A vote of Fifa’s member nations at the Congress in Moscow saw the “United Bid” beat Morocco by 134 votes to 65. And US Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro said: "This is an emotional day. "Thank you so much for this incredible honour and entrusting us with the privilege of hosting the World Cup." England and the other Home Nations are all believed to have backed the winning bid, with all votes being made public by Fifa. And it means the final of the first 48-team World Cup will be held at the MetLife Stadium in Rutherford New Jersey, 32 years after Pasadena’s Rose Bowl hosted the 1994 showpiece. An FA Spokesperson: "We congratulate the USA, Canada and Mexico on winning the bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. "Both bids were of a very high quality and we welcome the fact that the bidding process was both open and transparent. "We cast our vote for the … [Read more...] about World Cup 2026 to be held in United States, Mexico and Canada after landslide Fifa vote
MORROCO are looking to rival a joint-bid from the United States, Canada and Mexico to host the 2026 World Cup. The North Africans have bid four times in the past but were unsuccessful for the 1994, 1998, 2006 and 2010 tournaments. When is World Cup 2026 awarded? THE potential hosts have until Wednesday, June 13 to impress their fellow host members. On that date there will be a ballot in Russia to determine where the tournament will be held. Formerly it was Fifa's executive committee who voted, but now the 209 member nations cast a vote for their preferred choice in a new system. Which countries are backing Morocco and the United States as host nation? MOROCCO has strong support from Africa, as would be expected, but South Africa are set to break the mould and choose the United bid. South Africa’s sports minister Tokozile Xasa has urged his country's football association not to vote for the North Africans on June 13. He said: "We are very clear that we can’t support … [Read more...] about When is the World Cup 2026 host decided, and which countries are backing Morocco and the United States?