Europe's gas war with Russia

A file photo showing a gas plant in Russia. Russia began restricting flows of natural gas to Europe around 18 months ago. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON - Europe is currently sweltering under a heatwave, with temperatures set to exceed 40 deg C.

But for most European governments, the key concern is that Russia will cut off natural gas supplies, leaving consumers to freeze in their homes during the long cold months of winter.

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