Month: February 2022
Ambassador Bridge: Canada court orders end to trucker blockade
That leaves the ball in law enforcement’s court. As of 21:00 local time, no arrests had been made and no fines issued. The blockade has cost millions of dollars in lost trade each day; during the court proceedings, representatives from the automotive industry, who have several plants in the area and rely on shipping parts […]
Ukraine tensions: Joe Biden says US citizens should leave Ukraine now
There are fears that if Russia tries to invade Ukraine, the exercises put the Russian military close to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, making an attack on the city easier. Russia says its troops will return to their permanent bases after the drills end.
Ukraine tensions: Russia begins military drills with Belarus
Do you find yourself anxious about war, but confused as to what’s REALLY going on? You’re not alone. To start with, terminology in the Russia-Ukraine crisis can be dizzying: Minsk Agreements, Nordstream 2, the Warsaw Pact and the Normandy format … What are they, and how significant?
Iraq makes final reparation payment to Kuwait for 1990 invasion
More than 30 years after the UN Compensation Commission (UNCC) was created to ensure restitution for Kuwait following the Iraqi invasion of 1990, the reparations body announced on Wednesday that it had processed its final claim, amounting to $52.4 billion in total. UN News
Karnataka hijab row: Judge refers issue to larger bench
In Mandya district, a viral video showed a young woman wearing a hijab being approached by a mob of men with saffron shawls. As they yelled Jai Shri Ram (hail Lord Ram) repeatedly, she stood her ground, shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is great) as college authorities escorted her away.
Ukraine crisis: Macron says crucial days ahead after Putin summit
Mr Scholz – on his first trip to Washington since becoming chancellor and facing criticism for his response to the Ukraine crisis – added that the US and Germany were “absolutely united” on sanctions against Russia should it invade Ukraine, saying “we will do the same steps and they will be very, very hard to […]
Canada trucker protest: Ottawa declares emergency
The mayor did not give specific details about what measures he might impose, but police said on Sunday that they would step up enforcement, including possible arrests of those seeking to aid the protesters by bringing them supplies like fuel, toilet paper and food.
Ukraine tensions: US sources say Russia 70% ready to invade
According to reports, the officials warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could cause as many as 50,000 civilian deaths. They also estimated that an attack could see the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, fall within days and prompt a refugee crisis in Europe as millions of people flee.
Trump was wrong to seek to overturn Biden win, says Mike Pence
The committee also did so in a way that will generate storms of criticism, by censuring Ms Cheney and Congressman Adam Kinzinger for, in part, helping Democratic “persecution of ordinary citizens engaged in legitimate political discourse”. Republicans say the line – added in a last-minute revision – was meant to reference individuals who protested the […]
Beijing Olympics: Winter Games start amid Covid and boycotts
There are updated rules in place to allow athletes to express their concerns, but well away from the tracks, slopes, rinks and podiums. Chinese officials have warned athletes they must adhere to Chinese law at all times. Noah Hoffman thinks the idea that athletes are “at liberty to speak out” about China’s mass incarceration and […]