In Nord Stream bombings probe, German investigators see Ukraine link, reports say – POLITICO

BERLIN — German prosecutors have found “traces” of evidence indicating that Ukrainians may have been involved in the explosions that blew up the Nord Stream gas pipelines in September 2022, according to German media reports Tuesday. Investigators identified a boat that was potentially used for transporting a crew of six people, diving equipment and explosives … Read more

China talks ‘peace,’ woos Europe and trashes Biden in Munich – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. MUNICH — China is trying to drive a fresh wedge between Europe and the United States as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine trudges past its one-year mark. Such was the motif of China’s newly promoted foreign policy chief Wang Yi when he broke the news … Read more

The delayed impact of the EU’s wartime sanctions on Russia – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. The EU was quick to hit Russia with sanctions after Vladimir Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine — but it took time and an escalation of measures before Moscow started to feel any real damage. Since the war started in late February last year, … Read more

Huge Nord Stream pipeline leaks could be sabotage, says Danish PM – POLITICO

Sabotage cannot be ruled out as the cause of three leaks detected on two Russia-to-Germany Nord Stream gas pipelines, Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Tuesday. “We certainly cannot rule it out,” she said while on a visit to Poland to open the new Baltic Pipe linking Poland and Denmark with Norway’s offshore gas … Read more

Germany’s Scholz inks gas deal with United Arab Emirates – POLITICO

Olaf Scholz culminated a two-day trip to the Persian Gulf region by signing a gas deal with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Sunday, but the German chancellor’s mission was overshadowed by human rights concerns. Amid Russia’s halt in gas deliveries to Germany and skyrocketing energy prices in Europe, Scholz traveled to the region to … Read more