Social media users claim that the devastating Turkey-Syria earthquake also damaged a major gas pipeline that supplies Europe with Azerbaijani gas, now leaving the continent at risk of a shortage due to the destruction. But what's true and what's fake? We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
1 Sep 2022
Russian energy giant Gazprom said due to maintenance on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline there would be no gas flow to Germany between August 31 and September 3. Berlin has accused Moscow of weaponizing energy supplies.
3 Apr 2022
Russian gas continues to flow into Europe after President Vladimir Putin threatened to cut off supplies unless they are paid in roubles, a demand rejected by European leaders as a breach of contract. However, Putin's decree does include a mechanism under which foreign buyers would set up special accounts at Gazprombank, which would convert foreign currency payments into roubles on their behalf. Plus, workers at an Amazon warehouse in New York could be heading for a landmark victory for organised labour following a vote on whether to unionise.