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Putin says new pipeline could quickly pump more gas to EU

Oct. 21, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia could quickly boost natural gas supplies to the European Union once German regulators allow a new pipeline under the Baltic Sea to start operation. Speaking on a wide range of international and...

EU announces cuts in Baltic catches of herring, cod

Oct. 12, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union imposed cuts in catches of cod and herring in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, to make sure both threatened stock and the region's fishing fleet have a chance of survival. The sea off several of the EU's northern member states has been...

Several injured as tornado hits German port city of Kiel

Sep. 30, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A tornado in the German port city of Kiel has injured several people, four of them seriously, authorities said. The city's fire service said dozens of first responders were involved in an operation to rescue a group of rowers who were surprised by the...

Russian plane enters Estonia airspace for 6th time this year

Sep. 23, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — NATO member Estonia said Thursday that a Russian air force plane violated its airspace in what the Baltic nation alleged was the sixth such incident this year by a Russian aircraft. The alleged intrusion took place at noon Wednesday as the Beriev A-50...

Russia says construction of Nord Stream 2 completed

Sep. 10, 2021 04:30 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's state-controlled gas giant said Friday it has completed the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Germany, a contentious project that Ukraine and the United States have strongly opposed. Gazprom said in a statement on the messaging...

Private expedition to dive into wreck of M/S Estonia ferry

Sep. 08, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A privately-funded expedition, commissioned by relatives of the victims of the M/S Estonia ferry that sank into the Baltic Sea nearly 27 years ago, will dive into the vessel’s wreckage this month. It's the latest attempt to gain more insight into one...

China recalls Lithuania ambassador in row over Taiwan office

Aug. 10, 2021 22:03 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to Lithuania and expelled the Baltic nation’s top representative to Beijing over the country’s decision to allow self-governing Taiwan to open an office in Lithuania under its own name. Beijing claims Taiwan...