"Any pipeline project-and there are many multiple pipeline projects in the world that are potentially covered by this sanctions authority-is in an elevated position of sanctions risk", she said.
U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary Sandra Oudkirk, an energy policy expert in the State Department, said the United States opposes the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline because it could increase Russia's "malign influence" in Europe.
During the meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 27, Trump offered to refuse from the support of the gas project in the exchange for new trade agreements between the USA and the EU.
The US intends to export more liquefied natural gas, but hindering the construction of Nord Stream 2 does not per se guarantee Washington's sales growth, the German Minister of Economics and Energy warned.
According to Altmaier, the European Union must ensure that Ukraine will remain a gas even after the new pipeline will be built.
"The new project would permit new technologies to be placed along the pipeline route, and that is a threat", she said.
GETTYMs Merkel and Mr Putin will meet today in Sochi
"We just want to make the transit of gas through Ukraine was guaranteed and secured not only by Ukraine and Russian Federation but also the European Union", - quotes the Minister DW.
Oudkirk brushed aside as "false" the suggestion that the U.S.is opposing the pipeline to ensure the US has Europe as a potential market liquefied natural gas.
A consortium of western companies and Russia's Gazprom that is due to build the controversial subsea Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany said on Tuesday it was starting preparatory work in the Greifswald bay off Germany's Baltic coast.
The Nord Stream 2 project has said it will tap banks for financing in the fourth quarter of 2018 or early next year.
Mr Johnson responded: "I can assure him that we in the UK Government are well aware of the deep controversy surrounding Nord Stream 2 and we raise it not just in Ukraine but of course with our European friends and partners".
Smith wins primary in Nebraska's 3rd District
Ricketts defeated Krystal Gabel of Omaha, a technical writer who advocates for medical marijuana and industrial hemp. Nebraska voters started heading to the polls at 8am this morning to cast ballots in the state's primary election.
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Frances , for her part, gets to keep the house she and Silva bought together and will not have to pay Silva spousal support. After five years of dating, Frances married Silva back 2014 in a secret summer wedding attended by close friends.
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Thomas Markle, 73, a former lighting director for TV soaps and sitcoms, had been expected to attend the nuptials Saturday at St. Markle's father already announced that he will not be attending the royal wedding following his controversial staged photos.
Al-Quds reported that Bosnia refuses to extradite a suspect in the 2016 killing of Mohammed Zouari, a Hamas member, in Tunisia. The status of Jerusalem al-Quds is the thorniest issue in the decades-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Well, believe them! The movie also doesn't shy away from the gore, justifying the R-rating to fullest. On balance, though, Deadpool 2 is a seriously amusing comedy and a genuinely good time at the movies.
Scott Wagner won a three-way battle in Tuesday's primary to secure the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania governor. Mike Stack, the first time in modern history a sitting lieutenant governor has been defeated in a primary election.
Camsing International acquired POW! in 2017 for an undisclosed price and placed its USA vice president Shane Duffy as POW!'s CEO. Stan Lee has filed a major lawsuit against his former company over allegations that it stole his likeness for financial gain.
Some residents were trapped in their homes by damage and debris and town leaders in some communities declared states of emergency. In New York , falling trees in Newburgh claimed the lives of an 11-year-old girl in a parked vehicle and a woman who was driving.
Lachlan Murdoch Succeeds Brother at Fox
He denounced President Donald Trump's reaction to the race-related violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last August. Sky chairman James, 45, will not be involved in running a much smaller US-only company focused on news and sport.
Senate Committee Expected to Approve Haspel to Lead CIA
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Marchessault lifts Golden Knight over Jets in playoffs
Game 2 was a different story, as Vegas clamped down on defense and Marc-Andre Fleury turned away Winnipeg's first 26 shots. The Jets and Golden Knights were tied 1-1 heading into Wednesday's Game 3, while the Caps were up 2-1 on the Lightning.
Rapper TI arrested in Henry County
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