Tuesday

17th Oct 2017

Ticker

US votes in favour of Nord Stream II sanctions

The House of Representatives voted by 419-3 in favour of new Russia sanctions that could see German, Austrian, French, and Anglo-Dutch firms fined for investing in Nord Stream II, a Russian project to build a gas pipeline to Germany. The bill must still pass a second senate vote and be signed by the president, but could prompt an angry reaction from Berlin and by the European Commission. Full story.

Focus

In Iceland: Europe woos Arctic allies

The EU is requesting a status of observer at the Arctic Council, a regional forum in which Asian countries are already active.

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