Europ

Germany asks for energy sector to be excluded from Russia sanctions - Bloomberg

Posted On: May 19, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Germany asks for energy sector to be excluded from Russia sanctions - Bloomberg

Energy supplies to Europe would be threatened if sector hit by financial measures
Germany has reportedly demanded that proposed sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine do not include restrictions on energy, insisting that the sector be exempted if measures are taken to block banks' access to US dollars.
That's according to Bloomberg, citing documents seen by the New York news agency.
The EU and the US are currently working on a package of measures designed to deter Russia from considering a military incursion into Ukraine, as Moscow stands accused of placing 100,000 troops on the border, with some claiming that the Kremlin is planning an attack. This claim has been repeatedly denied, but tensions remain at an all-time high on the frontier.
During discussions for potential measures against Moscow, Germany has reportedly insisted that, without an exemption for energy transactions, oil and gas supplies to Europe could be seriously threatened. These worries are also shared by some other countries,...

Continue reading ...

 








‘Downton Abbey: A New Era' a proper British feast for fans

‘Downton Abbey: A New Era' a proper British feast for fans

MOVIE REVIEW ‘DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA' Rated PG. At AMC Boston Common, Regal Fenway, AMC South Bay and suburban theaters. Grade: B The blandly titled “Downton Abbey: A New... Read more ...

Bush refers to Russia's Ukraine invasion as ‘Iraq War ‘ in speech slip-up

Bush refers to Russia's Ukraine invasion as ‘Iraq War ‘ in speech slip-up

Former President George W. Bush mistakenly referred the Iraq invasion his administration oversaw with Russia's unprovoked war in Ukraine in a Wednesday speech from Dallas. Read more ...

What fire retardants are good for protecting your home from wildfires?

What fire retardants are good for protecting your home from wildfires?

One of those fire retardants approved by the U.S. Forest Service is called Fortress FR-600. Read more ...

Ponnuru: How GOP can extend midterm inflation advantage

Inflation is likely to be the most powerful issue working for Republicans in this year's congressional elections. Public concern over it has been rising fast. Republicans can... Read more ...

Sheehan: U.S. must support Armenian PM in bid to fend off Russia

For weeks, protests have roiled Armenia. Thousands have marched in the streets calling for Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan to step down. Post-Ukraine, in what Moscow views as... Read more ...

Sports in Norway, Like Skiing and Bobsledding, Face Threat From Warming Arctic

Skiing, hiking and dogsledding will never be the same in Svalbard, Norway, which has warmed more than twice as quickly as the rest of the Arctic. The islands may be isolated... Read more ...

Today's ‘Wordle' Word Of The Day 334 Answer And Hint: Thursday, May 19th

Here's today's Wordle answer plus a helpful hint. Read more ...

Pac-12 scraps divisions moments after NCAA paves way

Moments after the NCAA Division I Council tossed out requirements that dictate how football conferences can determine a champion, the Pac-12 announced Wednesday that it was... Read more ...

Raise makes Ohio State's Day one of highest-paid coaches

Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day ‘s annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation's highest-paid college football... Read more ...

Minnesota Capitol Goes Into Brief Lockdown After Police Pursuit Ends Outside...

Minnesota Capitol Goes Into Brief Lockdown After Police Pursuit Ends Outside Complex

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A police pursuit came to an end just outside the Minnesota State Capitol complex in St. Paul Wednesday evening, prompting a brief lockdown. Minnesota House... Read more ...