Russia Cuts Gas Flows as Europe Races to Stock Up for Winter

The routine summer practice of filling Europe’s natural gas tanks has become a battle after Russia cut deliveries by more than half.

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Russia Cuts Off a Major Supply of Natural Gas to Poland

Poland gets more than 45 percent of its natural gas from Russia, most of it through a single pipeline that will no longer make deliveries to the country.

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How the Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder Became Putin’s Man in Germany

Gerhard Schröder, who is paid almost $1 million a year by Russian-controlled energy companies, has become a pariah. But he is also a symbol of Germany’s Russia policy.

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Germany’s Dependence on Russian Gas Is Difficult to Break

Dangerously dependent on Russian gas, Germany is still refusing to cut off President Putin, whose war it is effectively subsidizing to the tune of some $220 million a day.

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Will War Make Europe’s Switch to Clean Energy Even Harder?

A wind turbine factory in Denmark and a coal mine in Poland illustrate the painful policy choices after Russia’s aggression in Ukraine added urgency to the transition to greener energy.

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Economic Ties Among Nations Spur Peace. Or Do They?

The Russian invasion of Ukraine strains the long-held idea that shared interests around business and commerce can deflect military conflict.

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Why the Toughest Sanctions on Russia Are the Hardest for Europe to Wield

Moscow relies on the money it makes by selling oil and gas, but that energy fuels Europe’s economy and heats its homes.

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Russian Conflict in Ukraine is Reshaping the Climate Debate

Energy security has gained prominence while the conflict in Ukraine raises concerns over the possible interruption in the supply of oil and natural gas.

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Will Biden’s Sanctions Halt a Russian Invasion of Ukraine?

President Vladimir V. Putin has learned from earlier U.S.-led sanctions, and his allies could benefit from a more isolated Russia.

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The Limits of a Europe Whole and Free

Vladimir Putin sets down a marker in Ukraine. Does the West have the means to stop him?

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Europe Adopts Initial Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine Crisis

The European Union hopes to restrain Moscow by keeping bigger penalties in reserve. The question is whether the bloc can stay united on more serious measures if deemed necessary.

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Europe Considers a Modest Initial Set of Sanctions on Russia

The hope is to restrain Moscow by keeping bigger penalties in reserve, but the question is whether the bloc could stay united on more serious measures if they were needed over several years.

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Germany Is Trying to Rely Less on Russian Energy

An increasingly belligerent Russia, an energy crunch and a new Green minister of economics all add up to a change of direction in Germany’s policy on natural gas.

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Biden Will Press German Chancellor on Russia Sanctions and Pipeline

The two leaders are meeting amid concerns that Germany has not been a forceful enough partner in calming tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

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Germany’s ‘Invisible’ Chancellor Heads to Washington Amid Fierce Criticism

Olaf Scholz will try to repair Germany’s credibility in the Ukraine crisis when he meets President Biden on Monday. Next on his agenda: Kyiv and Moscow.

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Where Is Germany in the Ukraine Standoff? Its Allies Wonder.

Germany’s allies have begun to question what price Berlin is prepared to pay to deter Russia, and even its reliability as an ally, as it wavers on tough measures.

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On Ukraine, Biden Flusters European Allies by Stating the Obvious

The president laid bare divisions over Russian meddling in Ukraine, even if they have long been there for all to see.

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New Sanctions for Russian Gas Pipeline Fall Short in Senate

The measure pitted Ukraine’s president, who was pushing for the penalties, against the Biden administration, which successfully lobbied Democrats to oppose them.

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NATO and Russia Talk Frankly, but Past One Another for Now

Four hours of frank and serious discussion between Russia and the 30-member alliance leave unanswered whether Vladimir V. Putin will choose diplomacy or war.

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Germany Wants Its Russian Pipeline. German Allies Aren’t Sure It’s a Good Idea.

The Nord Stream 2 Russia-to-Germany pipeline could offer plentiful natural gas. But tensions with Vladimir Putin are keeping it out of reach.

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U.S. Threat to Squeeze Russia’s Economy Is a Tactic With a Mixed Record

Sanctions, like aiming to cut oil exports, could also hurt European allies. “It’s a limited toolbox,” one expert said.

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Biden and Putin Hold Virtual Summit Over Ukraine

President Biden said a Russian invasion of Ukraine would result in heavy economic penalties for Mr. Putin

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Here are five takeaways from the Biden-Putin call.

The meeting was a big foreign policy test for President Biden, with consequences for the stability of Europe, the credibility of American threats and the future of Ukraine.

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Germany Suspends Approval of Gas Pipeline, Sending Prices Soaring

The decision to delay certification of the Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline comes amid rising political tensions between the West and Russia.

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Putin Suggests Germany Approve Nord Stream 2 to Solve Energy Crisis

In his most direct comments to date on the contentious Russian pipeline, President Vladimir V. Putin called it an “obvious” way to relieve Europe’s soaring natural gas prices.

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Ted Cruz Is Blocking Biden Nominees

Dozens of nominations have been held up by a fight between the Texas senator and the Biden administration over a Russian gas pipeline project.

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Europe’s Energy Prices Soar Amid Switch to Renewable Resources

Britain and the rest of Europe are watching natural gas prices and utility bills soar, and Russia is coming under pressure to provide more gas.

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‘It’s More Fun’: Germany Offers Blinken a Gushing Welcome

A visit by Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spotlighted the relief of Germans who endured the Trump administration’s hostility.

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Biden’s Plan to Link Arms With Europe Against Russia and China Isn’t So Simple

The new president’s vow to restore the trans-Atlantic alliance is welcome, but Europeans want a more balanced relationship, with more dialogue and less diktat.

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U.S. to Impose Sanctions on Ship Involved in Russian Gas Pipeline

The sanctions are the first targeting the Nord Stream 2 undersea pipeline, which is to carry natural gas directly from Russia to Germany, whose government backs the project.

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Vladimir Putin Thinks He Can Get Away With Anything

Why has the poisoning of Alexei Navalny been met with Western silence?

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