Nuclear Power Plants Could Stay Open, Says Germany

BERLIN—German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stated for the primary time that his authorities may postpone the deliberate closure of its remaining nuclear reactors, as he criticized a call by Russia to constrain gasoline flows to Germany—a transfer that might deal a extreme blow to Europe’s largest financial system.

Final month, Russia shut down for upkeep its big Nord Stream pipeline, which connects Russia and Germany underneath the Baltic Sea and is operated by Russian state-owned power producer Gazprom PJSC.