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Nord Stream Operator Decries ‘Unprecedented’ Damage to Three Pipelines

By Mary Ilyushina | The Washington Post

The operator of the Nord Stream pipelines built to carry Russian gas to Europe on Tuesday reported “unprecedented” damage to the system, raising suspicions of sabotage after mysterious leaks caused sudden drops in pressure to three underwater lines in the Baltic Sea.

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Venezuela-Colombia Border Reopens to Trade as Tensions Ease

Al Jazeera (free)

Trucks loaded with aluminum and medications have crossed a bridge linking Colombia and Venezuela for the first time in seven years, as the neighboring countries continue to mend relations after years of political conflict.

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