Merkel said political considerations must play a role on Nord Stream 2, which would double an existing pipeline's capacity to nearly 30 percent of European Union demand. "You can just ask us, instead of investing ten billion Euros into the construction of Nord Stream-2", he concluded. The 1,200-kilometers-long pipeline is to be laid through the Baltic Sea, linking Russian Federation and Germany - bypassing Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic States. But in March Germany issued the final permits needed for construction on its territory and in its waters. The facility is scheduled to be commissioned by the end of 2019.
Merkel said the issue wasn't about Russian gas and "whether it flows through Ukraine or through the Baltic", but about potential losses for Ukraine.
Evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria is "clear and explicit", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday.
The fact that Ukraine would lose revenue from gas transit was also echoed by Merkel during a joint news conference with Poroshenko.
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The building housed a restaurant, dance studio, vehicle wash and auto body shop. "They weren't able to make it", said Twomey. But the flames were already too high and quickly approaching the dance studio where the girls were having class.
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The ethics office does not have the authority to take action against Pruitt, or demand that Pruitt respond to the letter . And other Williams & Jensen employees have disclosed lobbying the EPA since Pruitt took over the agency past year .
Ukraine could expect to earn around $3bn a year from transit fees, which Germany has stressed would provide a valuable source of income for a country whose economy has been battered by conflict with pro-Russia separatists.
An industry group that promotes economic ties with Russian Federation pushed back after Merkel's comments, saying Nord Stream guarantees western European energy security and that 4 billion euros ($4.9 billion) already invested in the project would be at risk.
"Nord Stream 2 is a project of European energy companies based on a clear business calculation: the route from new production areas in northern Siberia is shorter while transport costs in the long term are lower than when transmitting gas through Ukraine".
On the other hand, the politician said, the transit of the blue fuel via Ukraine will be much cheaper, and the respective supply mechanisms can be easily modernized. It will deliver 55 billion cubic meters of Russian natural gas per year to the European Union, through a pipeline across the Baltic Sea to Germany.
Orbán's Fidesz party secured a solid two-thirds majority once again and gained even more supporters over the last four years. Fidesz won 133 of parliament's 199 seats, according to results with nearly 99 percent of votes counted, the same as in 2014.
India and Nepal have close ties in defence and security and will work together to stop misuse of their open border, Modi said. India and Nepal ties were at odds past year when Indian origin Madhesi population were running a campaign for their rights.
Approximately 5,108,606 shares were traded during trading, a decline of 36% from the average daily volume of 7,936,838 shares. The stock of ICICI Bank Limited (NYSE: IBN ) earned "Buy" rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, January 16.
Ryan's departure is a blow for Republicans as they scramble to protect their Senate and House majorities in the midterms. McCarthy and Scalise of Louisiana are among the contenders congressional observers see as most likely to replace Ryan.
The crash occurred at around 5 p.m. on Highway 35, approximately 30 kilometres north of Tisdale near the junction of Highway 335. The bus was carrying the Humboldt Broncos of the Saskatchewan junior hockey league to the town of Nipawin for a playoff game.
Besides, RBI has to take into consideration the rise in crude oil prices which temporarily touched Dollars 70 per barrel. The reverse repo, rate at which it borrows from banks and absorbs excess liquidity, will remain at 5.75 per cent.
Numerous celebrities also have joined the #DeleteFacebook exodus, including Cher , Will Ferrell , Rosie O'Donnell and Jim Carrey. So, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak has recently taken the decision of leaving the platform after all of this.
Isao Takahata's 'Grave of the Fireflies' will be broadcast on the Japanese TV series " Friday Road Show " on April 13. Isao Takahata was Oscar-nominated for the film " The Tale of Princess Kaguya " in 2015 for Best-Animated Feature.
Despite Trump's threats for more sanctions, he has insisted the U.S.is not engaged in a trade dispute with the Asian nation. Does anybody think this is fair. "We represent 6 percent of the imports but account for 51 percent of the tariffs".
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The head of Tesla Elon Musk has announced the beginning of production all-wheel-drive electric vehicle with two motors. Traders sold shares of Tesla, Inc . 206 grew holdings while 69 funds bought holdings. (NASDAQ: TSLA ).
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The victory moved Denver (44-35) into a tie, record-wise, with Minnesota for the eighth spot with three games remaining. After watching the Wolves' most recent performances from the sidelines, Butler called out the team's lack of effort.
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The chain of events that ended with Vassell dying at the corner of Utica Avenue and Montgomery Street began around 4:40 p.m. The police shooting of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, ignited protests in Sacramento, Calif., that have lasted weeks.
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Also, the March non-farm payrolls report showed the USA adding 103K jobs, missing headline expectations by a wide margin. The renewed saber rattling provided a bookend to a week that started with equities tumbling amid amplified rhetoric.
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Michael Chiesa , who was also in the bus, was taken to hospital with a laceration to his forehead as a result of the chaos. McGregor and his entourage made an unexpected appearance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn following UFC 223 media day.