Pressure mounts on Russian military, diplomacy, as Ukraine wages counteroffensive

Pressure mounts on Russian military, diplomacy, as Ukraine wages counteroffensive

Men work next to a crater created by an explosion to fix the internet cables after a Russian attack in downtown, Kharkiv, Ukraine, Sept. 16, 2022.Leo Correa/The Associated Press Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance … Read more

Ukraine forces push further in Kharkiv region as Russia scatters in chaotic retreat

Ukraine forces push further in Kharkiv region as Russia scatters in chaotic retreat

Destroyed armored vehicles litter the road in Balakliya, Kharkiv region, on Sept. 10, 2022.JUAN BARRETO/AFP/Getty Images Ukrainian troops continued their weeklong push in the eastern Kharkiv region on Sunday, liberating more villages and towns as the Russian forces that had occupied the region since March scattered in chaotic retreat. All of a sudden, cities and … Read more

Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s Odesa region as war nears half-year mark ahead of Ukraine’s independence day

Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s Odesa region as war nears half-year mark ahead of Ukraine’s independence day

A destroyed residential building in the town of Voznesensk, Ukraine, on Aug. 20.HANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images Artillery shells rained down on a city close to Europe’s biggest nuclear plant overnight and Russian missiles hit targets near Odesa, a Ukrainian Black Sea port and a grain-export hub, as the war headed for its six-month milestone on Wednesday. Aug. … Read more

M23 militia’s artillery fire, backed by Rwanda, ratchets up tensions in endangered gorillas’ Congolese home

M23 militia’s artillery fire, backed by Rwanda, ratchets up tensions in endangered gorillas’ Congolese home

Members of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s armed forces, the FARDC, fire rockets at members of the M23 rebel group on Aug. 16 in North Kivu province, near the Congolese borders with Rwanda and Uganda.Photography by Goran Tomasevic/The Globe and Mail A world-famous park in eastern Congo, one of the last remaining homes of the … Read more

Beijing targets Canadian citizen for online activity

Beijing targets Canadian citizen for online activity

Former Sing Tao Daily’s editor-in-chief Victor Leung-mau Ho in Richmond, BC, on Aug. 15.Jimmy Jeong/The Globe and Mail The former editor of a Chinese-language newspaper in Canada says he won’t be returning to Hong Kong or have contact with his family in China now that he has been accused by the Hong Kong government of … Read more

Food price inflation in Canada starting to peak, say experts

Food price inflation in Canada starting to peak, say experts

Shoppers pick up fresh produce and groceries at Summerhill Market in Toronto on Feb. 2.Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press Food price inflation has likely hit its peak in Canada, according to experts, despite sustained record highs, which they predict will ease in the coming months. On Tuesday, Statistics Canada reported another record high for food inflation: … Read more

Russia’s military pounds residential areas as Ukraine strikes key bridge

Russia’s military pounds residential areas as Ukraine strikes key bridge

Neighbors collects debris of destroyed houses, after military strikes in Kramatorsk, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, in Donetsk region Ukraine, Aug. 12, 2022.NACHO DOCE/Reuters Russia’s military pounded residential areas across Ukraine overnight, claiming gains, as Ukrainian forces pressed a counteroffensive to try to take back an occupied southern region, striking the last working bridge … Read more

Canada must put China ‘front and centre’ in Indo-Pacific strategy or it risks irrelevance, experts say

Canada must put China ‘front and centre’ in Indo-Pacific strategy or it risks irrelevance, experts say

Pedestrians walk past a screen showing footage of Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) ships during an evening news program in Beijing on Aug. 2, 2022.TINGSHU WANG/Reuters The federal government’s forthcoming Indo-Pacific strategy must explicitly recognize and respond to the security threat China poses to the region, experts say, otherwise Canada risks being regarded as irrelevant … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelensky announces mandatory evacuation of Donetsk region

Ukraine’s Zelensky announces mandatory evacuation of Donetsk region

Firefighters work at a site of residential house destroyed by a Russian missile strike, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine continues, in Kramatorsk, Ukraine July 29, 2022. Press service of the Donetsk Regional Military Administration/Handout via REUTERSDONETSK REGIONAL MILITARY ADMINI/Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Saturday his government was ordering the mandatory evacuation of people … Read more

First humans arrived in Alberta’s oilsands region at least 11,000 years ago

First humans arrived in Alberta’s oilsands region at least 11,000 years ago

From the left, Reid Graham of Manitoba Historic Resources Management, Todd Kristensen of the Archaeological Survey of Alberta and Robin Woywitka of MacEwan University excavate an archeological dig in the Fort McMurray area.Brittany Romano/The Canadian Press New research may have answered a long-standing mystery by pinning a rough date on the earliest known humans in … Read more