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Biden and Merkel warn Russia cannot use Nord Stream gas pipeline as weapon against Ukraine

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President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered remarks at the White House on Thursday in what is likely to be her last visit to Washington.
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Biden and Merkel present united front - but still don't see eye to eye on Nord Stream 2

Biden and Merkel present united front - but still don't see eye to eye on Nord Stream 2

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President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel presented a united front on energy and environmental issues after their bilateral meeting Thursday, despite ongoing disagreements over Nord Stream 2.
At the joint press conference following the meeting, Biden said he reiterated his concerns about the $11 billion pipeline from Russia to Germany, which is almost fully built.
“Chancellor Merkel and I are absolutely united in our conviction that Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon to coerce or threaten its neighbors," the president added, reflecting significant domestic...
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Biden bids Merkel farewell: Friends - with disagreements

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Welcoming Angela Merkel to the White House for a final time, President Joe Biden renewed his concerns to the German chancellor Thursday about a major, nearly complete Russia-to-Germany gas pipeline but said they agreed Russia must not be allowed to use energy as a weapon.
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Biden Will Press Merkel on China and Russia

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Aware of the need to rebuild ties with the outgoing chancellor, President Biden has taken pains to stress that the U.S.-German relationship has entered a more stable era.
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Biden says US and Germany are launching climate and energy partnership

Biden says US and Germany are launching climate and energy partnership

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Summary List Placement President Joe Biden announced that the US and Germany were planning to enter into a new climate and energy partnership during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House on Thursday.
"Today, we're launching a climate and energy partnership to support energy security and the development of sustainable energy," Pres. Biden announces at joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. pic.twitter.com/SuBVsLEyRg - ABC News Live July 15, 2021
"Today, we're launching a climate and energy partnership to support energy security and the development...
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Biden: US will protect Haiti embassy, won't send troops

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WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden said Thursday that the U.S. will bolster security at its embassy in Haiti following last week's assassination of that country's president, but sending American troops to stabilize the country was “not on the agenda.”
Haiti's interim government last week asked the U.S. and the United Nations to deploy troops to protect key infrastructure following President Jovenel Moïse's assassination. Biden signaled he was not open to the request, which comes as he is drawing down U.S. forces in Afghanistan this summer.
“We're only sending American Marines to our...
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Watch: President Biden delivers remarks alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will deliver remarks at the White House on Thursday in what is likely to be her last visit to Washington.
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At the recent CPAC, attendees celebrated the failure of Biden's goal to...

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