Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday faced growing pressure to reconsider Germany’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russia following the suspected poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny. Defence Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said the question of sanctions on the pipeline, which will bring gas from Russia to Germany, rested on Moscow’s cooperation in clearing up what exactly happened to Navalny. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said suspicion would fall on Russia if it failed to help resolve the matter. Navalny was airlifted to Germany for hospital treatment after falling ill on a Russian domestic flight last month. The German government says he was poisoned with a Novichok nerve agent similar to the one used in an attempt to kill a former Russian spy in England two years ago. Moscow says it has seen no evidence he was poisoned. “I have always said that I am not fond of […]