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The Russian pipeline to Germany that Trump is so mad about, explained

A Russian Federation flag flies between flags of displaying the Moscow city coat of arms, left, and the Gazprom logo outside the headquarters of OAO Gazprom in Moscow. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Andrey Rudakov

BERLIN -- When German officials headed to the NATO summit in Brussels this week, they were already prepared for what they considered to be an inevitable attack by President Donald Trump over their low defense spending.

But on Wednesday morning, Trump took aim at the Germans for a very different reason: an 800-mile-long, planned pipeline beneath the Baltic Sea. The German government has been pursuing its Nord Stream 2 project for years, despite criticism from the United States and some Eastern European nations...

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