Russia

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The Biden administration is weighing additional sanctions to block construction of the nearly completed Nord Stream 2 pipeline from Russia to Germany, potentially including the project’s parent company Nord Stream 2 AG, according to three people familiar with the matter. ...
Bulgarian authorities said they broke up a group allegedly using old-fashioned spycraft to gather information for Moscow on the NATO military alliance, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Ukraine. ...
Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny declared a hunger strike on Wednesday in an attempt to force the prison holding him outside Moscow to provide him with proper medical care for what he said was acute pain in his back and both legs. David Ignatius and Julia Ioffe discuss. ...
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov will visit China for talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, fresh from meeting with U.S. diplomats. ...

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