Renewed push for EU ban on Russian oil imports meets opposition

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EU leaders at a two-day summit in Brussels are still aiming for political agreement on Monday for a sixth set of sanctions on Russia that would exempt oil delivered via pipeline from an import ban. “No one can predict whether it will actually be the case, but everything I hear sounds as if there could be a consensus sooner or later,” said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arriving at the meeting. EU leaders are meeting for an extraordinary summit to discuss the war in Ukraine after nearly four weeks of internal talks failed to break the deadlock surrounding the proposed Russian oil ban in the sixt…

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