China lifts ban on US poultry imports - German parliament clears the way for Nord Stream 2 - Colombian businesses support ex-guerilla fighters
Washington pushes ahead with sanctions against the gas pipeline, claiming it strengthens Russia's grip on EU energy markets. In Germany the move is condemned as an "unfriendly act" to promote US commercial interests.
China and Russia's leaders opened the giant "Power of Siberia" pipeline project on Monday. The 3,000-kilometer pipeline has been hailed as a sign of the close friendship between two of the world's superpowers.
The European Union must compromise to prevent further rapprochement between China and Russia. Without Moscow, Brussels will not survive in the global power struggle, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Human rights advocates say Germany can do more to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and condemn the Uighur camps in Xinjiang, but business interests stand in the way.
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