As well as talk of sanctions, some in Germany have called for an end to the Nord Stream 2 project, a €10billion (£9billion) pipeline beneath the Baltic Sea that is near completion and set to double Russian natural gas shipments to Germany. … [Read more...] about Russia warns Germany will be guilty of ‘gross hostile provocation’ if it fails to hand over Alexei Navalny’s medical data after Berlin said the Putin critic had been poisoned with Novichok
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Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel: Through good times and bad Talks continue into the ice age Relations between Moscow and the West took a steep plunge after the annexation of Crimea in 2014. However, Putin told German media that he still maintained a "business-like relationship" with the German chancellor. "I trust her. She is a very open person. She, like anyone else, is subject to certain limitations, but she is honestly attempting to solve the crises," he told Bild, a German daily. … [Read more...] about Germany is mulling economic sanctions against Russia. Do they actually work?
Siberian transport police have been conducting a 'check' into what happened and on Friday published some findings on Navalny's activities in the city of Tomsk, the last place he visited before falling ill. … [Read more...] about Russia asks to question Putin’s arch-rival Alexei Navalny as he recovers from Novichok poisoning in Germany
What US law governs the sanctions on China?The Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (Caatsa) was passed in 2017 to provide the Trump administration with the necessary means to target Russia, Iran and North Korea with economic and political sanctions. … [Read more...] about US imposes sanctions on China for buying Russian weapons
Who is Alexei Navalny? Navalny takes to social media His anti-Kremlin rhetoric led Navalny to be banned from appearing on Russian state-owned television. That forced him to deliver his political message over social media and his blog. His talent for public speaking, punchy use of language and humorous mockery of Putin and his loyalists mobilized a legion of young followers. … [Read more...] about Nord Stream 2: Poland urges Germany to drop Russia’s gas pipeline project