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    Navalny poisoning: Germany raises pressure on Russia with sanctions talk

    German foreign minister tells newspaper he hopes Russia does not force it to rethink Nord Stream 2 project Germany, the current head of the European Union, will discuss possible sanctions on Russia over the poisoning of Alexei Navalny if the Kremlin does not provide an explanation soon, its foreign minister said on Sunday. Russian opposition leader Navalny fell ill on a flight last month and was treated in a Siberian hospital before being evacuated to Berlin.German chancellor Angela Merkel said last week there was “unequivocal evidence” the vocal critic of president Vladimir Putin had been poisoned using Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok. Continue reading the news article published on the Guardian website.