Russia-Ukraine tensions high as Biden-Putin call fails to yield a breakthrough
U.S. officials have warned that Russia could invade Ukraine within days, likely starting with a barrage of air or missile strikes.
Police largely clear 'Freedom Convoy’ protesters from key U.S.-Canada border crossing but keep it closed for now
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stressed that borders "cannot, and will not, remain closed," his office said.
‘Freedom Convoy’ in Canada inspires vaccine-mandate protests from France to New Zealand
The United States also warned that U.S. truckers may be planning to block roads in a convoy from California to D.C. that could affect the Super Bowl.
Israel and aid groups ready to aid Ukrainian Jewish community if war comes
Jerusalem is said to be preparing to receive immigrants, assist refugees or, in the worst case, fly them from danger.
New Zealand switches on sprinklers, and ‘Baby Shark,’ to deter ‘Freedom Convoy’-inspired protesters
The parliament playlist included James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful," prompting a tweet from the singer. Earlier efforts to deter the protesters with sprinklers seemed similarly unsuccessful.
Police, ‘Freedom Convoy’ protesters at stalemate near Ontario border bridge
Demonstrators at Ambassador Bridge defied orders to leave.
Biden warns Putin of ‘swift and severe costs’ if Russia attacks Ukraine
Americans in Ukraine should depart immediately, and consular services at the embassy in Kyiv would be suspended from Sunday, a security update emailed to U.S. citizens in the country said.
France’s ‘Freedom Convoy’ disrupts traffic on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, confronts police
French protesters opposed to pandemic restrictions temporarily blocked parts of the Champs-Élysées on Saturday, disrupting traffic on the capital’s most recognizable street.
Ottawa’s protesters celebrate as officials declare emergencies and threaten fines
In the besieged streets of Ottawa, dance parties between fleets of trucks raged as the “Freedom Convoy” standoff sped into its third week.
Russia’s military move into Belarus poses risks to more than Ukraine
The Baltics and some Eastern European countries fear that the deployments could become permanent, redrawing the strategic map of Europe.
West prepares to sharpen eastern defenses if Russia invades Ukraine
The White House has warned President Vladimir Putin that an attack will make his problem worse.
Can European shuttle diplomacy avert war in Ukraine?
Macron, Johnson and Scholz share the same overarching goal: to stop a looming ground war against Russia on the European continent.
British archaeologists found a 5,000-year-old drum and three children locked in a neolithic embrace
It's a hugely important discovery. But what does it mean?
A woman in danger contacted the wrong police force — over 3,000 miles away. Luckily, they still helped her.
The woman presumed she was communicating with Durham Police in Ontario, Canada. Instead, she had connected with the Durham police force more than 3,000 miles away in England.
Capitalism had Israel’s kibbutzim on the ropes. Then they discovered pot.
Dozens of these iconic communal farms have entered the rapidly emerging medical marijuana industry.
Judge orders protesters to end blockade of Ambassador Bridge; Ontario premier declares state of emergency, threatens fines, prison time
“We’re now two weeks into the siege of the city of Ottawa,” Premier Doug Ford said. “I call it a siege because that’s what it is. It’s an illegal occupation. This is no longer a protest.”
Greta Weinfeld Ferusic, survivor of the Holocaust and the siege of Sarajevo, dies at 97
"If there is such a thing as karma or fate,” she once said, "then I’m angry with mine.” Greta Weinfeld Ferusic was believed to be the only person to have survived Auschwitz and the nearly four-year siege of Sarajevo during the Balkan wars a half-century later.
Marie-Claire Chevalier, minor at center of landmark French abortion case, dies at 66
Her acquittal for violating France’s strict anti-abortion law led to the decriminalization of abortion in 1975.
Missile attacks fuel support for reversing U.S. stance and placing Yemen rebels back on terrorist blacklist
The Biden administration is considering placing Yemen's Houthi rebels back on a terrorist list as renewed missile attacks on Gulf nations fuels support for the move a year after the Biden administration stripped the group of that designation on humanitarian grounds.
Pentagon sends another 3,000 U.S. troops to Poland amid threat of Russian attack on Ukraine
The soldiers, with the 82nd Airborne Division, are not expected to fight in Ukraine, but are trained for a wide range of missions in an emergency.