Sweden and Denmark claim explosions caused holes in the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which link Russia and Germany via the Baltic Sea and have become a flashpoint in the Ukraine crisis.
Russia expressed concern over the "unprecedented" damage to three offshore lines of the Nord Stream gas pipeline system, saying that a prompt investigation is required.
Europe struggles with high cost of living and a prospect of more protests as sanctions-hit Moscow cuts back gas supply.
The EU leadership seeks to starve Russia of the funds it needs to finance its war with Ukraine, but that comes at a high cost.
As the conflict enters its 192nd day, Moscow says Kiev tried to capture the Zaporizhzhia facility and Turkish President Erdogan tells Russia's Putin that Türkiye could play a facilitating role on the nuclear plant standoff.
Low water levels in the river Rhine will make it difficult for Germany to move coal and oil across the country, a government report says.
EU member states agreed to cut gas consumption by 15 percent by March next year in an attempt to show a unified front against Russia. But implementing the deal won’t be easy.
While the EU Commission proposes a mechanism to reduce gas consumption and encourage stockpiling for the winter, member states are going it alone with gas deals.
Nord Stream 1 pipeline remains out of action for maintenance as Germany, and other European countries gear up for rationing.
EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell warns that Russia's blockade of Ukrainian ports threatens grain supplies to tens of thousands of people vulnerable to starvation, as the conflict enters its 145th day.
The Nord Stream 1 pipeline has started annual maintenance, worrying Europe of a possible extended shut down due to the Ukraine conflict.
Russian troops shell Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region on the 137th day of the conflict as Ukrainian officials accuse Moscow of preparing further attacks and Washington promises new military aid to Kiev.
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