As Russia limits Europe's natural gas supply, Germany pays the price

Jul 26, 2022
Europe's largest economy depends on Russian gas. Vladimir Putin is using it as a political weapon.
Last year, Russia supplied more than half of Germany’s natural gas.
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Why the U.S. doesn't have the best sunscreens in the world

Jul 13, 2022
The FDA hasn't approved ingredients that could make products more pleasing to use — and used more often, says Amanda Mull of The Atlantic.
People may be less likely to use sunscreen when it feels sticky, goopy or greasy, or leaves a white cast.
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Europe, moving away from Russian natural gas, looks to the U.S.

Mar 30, 2022
Europe was already grappling with an energy crisis. The war has made that crisis worse.
Above, a compressor station for a natural gas pipeline in Germany. Prior to the war in Ukraine, Russian natural gas made up 55% of Germany’s imports. That’s down to 40% so far this year.
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Why does Putin want Europe to buy natural gas with rubles instead of euros?

Mar 30, 2022
It's all about propping up his own country's currency.
The Nord Stream 2 gas line landfall facility in Lubmin, north eastern Germany.
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Russia threatened to shut off its gas taps to Europe. Can it do that?

Mar 15, 2022
If Russia stops sending natural gas to Europe, it'll have to send it somewhere else.
If Russia stops sending natural gas to Europe, it'll have to send it somewhere else.
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In conflict over Ukraine, Putin wields natural gas as a strategic weapon

Jan 25, 2022
Russia supplies much of Europe's natural gas through pipelines in Ukraine. But energy diversification may reduce Russia's leverage.
A natural gas facility in Ukraine. The U.S. is asking gas-producing countries to bolster supplies if Russia invades.
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How do Europe and the U.S. compare in their pandemic recoveries?

Dec 13, 2021
In Europe, there's inflation, but it's not as high as it is in the U.S.
A recent Brooking reports shows how the U.S. and Europe are handling inflation and job recovery during the pandemic.
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What kind of economy will Germany's new leader inherit?

As Angela Merkel’s term ends, Germany struggles with lagging COVID vaccinations, an energy transition and an undigitized economy.
Olaf Scholz is set to replace Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor this week.
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Will genetically modified vaccines make Europe rethink “Frankenfood”?

May 3, 2021
The success of COVID-19 shots could change European attitudes toward genetically-engineered crops and benefit U.S. agribusiness.
British children take part in a demonstration protesting genetically modified food in 1999.
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London loses crown as Europe's stock-trading hub

Feb 11, 2021
Trading volumes in January rose fourfold in Amsterdam, pushing the city past London.
An early-morning view of London's financial district, known as the City. The district has lost jobs since the Brexit vote, and European financial centers are eager to profit from regulatory changes.
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