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New transatlantic tensions erupt as US imposes sanctions over European energy policy

A photo taken on Sept 13, 2019, shows Allseas' deep sea pipe laying ship Solitaire laying pipes for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline in the Baltic Sea. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BERLIN - After the United States Congress adopted sanctions against companies that are taking part in the construction of a gas pipeline between Russia and Europe, the escalation over the project has hit a new level.

US President Donald Trump on Friday (Dec 20) signed the Bill on sanctions into law.

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