New Zealand’s Ardern labels anti-vaccine mandate protests ‘imported’ as crowds defy calls to leave

WELLINGTON, Feb 14 (Reuters) – New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday she felt demonstrations against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate now entering their second week were an “imported” phenomenon, and nothing like anything she had seen before in the country . Hundreds of protesters continue to occupy lawns in front of the distinctive … Read more

Three Canadian Special Forces members under investigation for protest involvement

Protesters gather near the US border as truckers and supporters continue to protest against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine mandates, near the Canada and US border crossing in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, February 13, 2022. REUTERS / Jesse Winter Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Feb 13 (Reuters) – Three members of … Read more

Oil prices clamber towards 7-year highs on Russia-Ukraine tensions

The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County, Texas, US, November 22, 2019. REUTERS / Angus Mordant // File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Brent up 1.4%, WTI gains 1.6% at 0109 GMT US drillers add most oil rigs in a … Read more