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Moscow may use gas pipe to spy on West, US warns

Moscow may use gas pipe to spy on West, US warns

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany regards the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline as a safe economic project for Europe. The project includes two parallel lines. Altmaier has said he is optimistic that a "substantial" amount of gas will continue to flow through Ukraine when the Baltic pipeline starts operating.


Bloc to Invoke Measures to Combat US Sanctions Against Iran

Bloc to Invoke Measures to Combat US Sanctions Against Iran

India, government sources told The Business Standard, is yet to seek any specific exemptions from sanctions, though one senior official said some preliminary discussions had taken place. "No one will choose Iran over the US". French energy giant Total's deal, worth up to $5bn, signed to help Iran develop the world's largest gas field.


Kings bowled out for 88 as RCB thrash KXIP by 10 wickets

Kings bowled out for 88 as RCB thrash KXIP by 10 wickets

Pacer Umesh Yadav (3/23) starred with the ball and was well complemented by the fielders effecting three run-outs as only three of the Punjab batsmen could manage to reach double figures on a flat track at the Holkar Stadium here on Monday.


Assad meets with Putin in Russian Federation

Assad meets with Putin in Russian Federation

At the meeting, which had not been announced in advance, Putin congratulated the Syrian leader on what he said were significant successes on the battlefield achieved by the Syrian military. Russia, Iran and Turkey have been attempting to resolve the conflict in the talks that started previous year - in competition with a US- and UN-backed Geneva initiative.


Damocles sword hanging over head, Yeddyurappa sworn in as CM

Damocles sword hanging over head, Yeddyurappa sworn in as CM

The Supreme Court dismissed the plea by JD (S) and Congress to stay the formation of the government. A leader from Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party was sworn in as chief minister of a key southern Indian state on May 17, despite lacking a majority , after the Supreme Court rejected a last-minute bid to block the move.


Sofia Summit Declaration, Western Balkans Need To Fight Crime & Corruption

Sofia Summit Declaration, Western Balkans Need To Fight Crime & Corruption

According to diplomats who spoke to RFE/RL, some of the five countries that do not recognize Kosovo were unhappy about calling the final statement of the summit a " declaration " and would prefer to call it the "Bulgarian Presidency conclusions", or even to produce a declaration endorsed only by the European Union but not by the six Western Balkan countries.