Russian Buildup Near Ukraine Features Potent Weapons Systems, Well-Trained Troops

Russia’s enormous military buildup near Ukraine features some of its most potent weapon systems and provides the Kremlin with the means to attack Ukrainian forces from multiple directions, which likely would overstretch their defenses. In its buildup, which has quickened in recent weeks, Russia has positioned forces on three sides of Ukraine: in Belarus, western … Read more

Canadian Police Clear Protesters Disrupting Cross-Border Bridge Traffic

Canadian police on Sunday arrested protesters and towed vehicles to clear access to a crucial bridge connecting Detroit with the Canadian border city of Windsor, Ontario, a move local officials say marks an end to a week of economic turbulence. Law enforcement and border officials are working on a timetable as to when the 1.6-mile … Read more

Ottawa, Toronto occupied by demonstrations against public-health measures

Protesters gather near Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Feb. 12, 2022, as truckers and supporters continue to protest vaccine mandates and other public-health restrictions.LARS HAGBERG / Reuters Protests and blockades against COVID-19-related public health measures unfolded in Toronto, Ottawa and elsewhere Saturday under police watch, even as Ontario’s state of emergency entered its second day. … Read more