Austria resists including Nord Stream 2 in EU package of Russia sanctions

Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg attends a news briefing following talks with his counterparts from the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine February 8, 2022. REUTERS / Valentyn Ogirenko / Pool / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Register Austria’s OMV is a partner of Gazprom’s in Nord Stream … Read more

TD Bank freezes accounts that received money for Canada protests

TORONTO, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD.TO) has frozen two personal bank accounts into which C$1.4 million ($1.1 million) had been deposited to support protesters fighting the Canadian government’s pandemic measures, a bank spokesperson said on Saturday. The demonstrations, dubbed the “Freedom Convoy” by Canadian truckers opposing a vaccination mandate for cross-border drivers as … Read more

Canada police begin clearing protesters blocking key US-Canada bridge

WINDSOR, Ontario, Feb 12 (Reuters) – Canadian police began clearing protesters blocking a key bridge linking Canada and the United States on Saturday, more than 12 hours after a court order came into effect that ended a blockade that had snarled international trade. The Ambassador Bridge, North America’s busiest land border crossing, had no traffic … Read more