Russia says the British Navy blew up Nord Stream, and London denies involvement

Russia says British Navy personnel have blown up pipelines Russia says British naval personnel helped attack Crimea Russia does not provide evidence for the claim Britain denies the Russian allegations Russia says it will seek the attention of the United Nations LONDON (Reuters) – The Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday that British naval personnel … Read more

Druzhba pipeline leak reduces Russian oil flow to Germany

Poland discovered a leak late Tuesday Poland says the leak is likely accidental rather than sabotage Germany says its supplies of crude oil are sufficient Schwedt refinery serving Berlin has few alternatives WARSAW (Reuters) – Germany said on Wednesday it was receiving less oil but still had enough supplies after Poland found a leak in … Read more

The European Union pledges to protect energy systems after “sabotage” in Russian gas pipelines

An EU diplomat believes the sabotage likely caused the leaks The Danish defense minister is concerned about the security of the Baltic Sea The Danish Minister of Defense met with the President of NATO in Brussels BERLIN/COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Any deliberate disruption of the European Union’s energy networks will face a “strong and united response” … Read more

EU gas prices rise after Russia halts Nord Stream flows

Pipes at the landing facilities of the gas pipeline “Nord Stream 1” taken in Lubmen, Germany, March 8, 2022. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke/File Photo Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register The price of European gas has increased by about 400% from last year EU countries launched emergency gas plans Unrest hampers EU efforts … Read more

EU split over visa ban for Russian tourists

PRAGUE (Reuters) – Germany and France issued a joint warning against banning tourist visas for Russians, saying such a move, called by other European Union members, would be counterproductive. The split over tourist visas will be at the center of a meeting of the bloc’s foreign ministers in Prague on Tuesday and Wednesday, where they … Read more

Analysis: Forget showering, it’s eating or heating up for shocked Europeans who have an energy crisis

The share of energy in household spending has reached record levels in Europe Higher bills force households to reduce energy use The crisis in Europe looks worse than in other advanced economies LONDON (Reuters) – No more ironing, limited oven and showers at work – Europeans are trying to cut their energy consumption but bills … Read more