Pakistan flatly rebuffed accusations by India's prime minister that its "official agencies" must have supported the November siege of Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The Foreign Ministry called Manmohan Singh's remarks a "propaganda offensive" that shifts the focus of the counterterrorism fight. But Pakistan said it is nonetheless examining the findings of an Indian investigation into the siege, which were handed over Monday.
Germany's largest energy supplier was bracing Tuesday for the loss of all natural gas flow from Russia as the latter's pipeline dispute with Ukraine intensified. Germany is Europe's largest economy, and alternative energy measures will not be sustainable over the long term, E.ON Ruhrgas warned. In Hungary, power plants were told to switch to other sources of fuel after the supply of Russian gas stopped completely. Gazprom, the Russian state-owned utility, and Ukraine blame each other for the disruption.