June 24, 2024
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Biden lands in Europe in middle of dispute over Russian energy sanctions

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Reuters UK

By Jarrett Renshaw and Steve Holland BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden landed in Brussels on Wednesday in the middle of a dispute with European allies over whether to impose further energy sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. Russia supplies about 40% of the natural gas Europe uses, making it difficult for several European nations to ban Russian energy imports as the United States has. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia will seek payment in roubles for gas sales to “unfriendly” countries, a move that sent European gas prices soaring on conce…

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