5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

5 things to know for Sept. 23: Hurricane Fiona, Ukraine, Migrants, Covid fraud, Air travel

CNN — Halloween is still more than a month away, but some major retailers are already prepping for Christmas. Walmart and Target have said they’re getting an earlier start on the holiday shopping season this year in stores and online as households nationwide continue to grapple with persistently high inflation that’s forcing them to cut … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan to hold meeting on Russian Mir payments, possible sanctions: sources

Turkey’s Erdogan to hold meeting on Russian Mir payments, possible sanctions: sources

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on Sept. 16.Alexandr Demyanchuk/The Associated Press Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will convene a top tier economy-focused meeting on Friday at which Russian payment system Mir and possible Western sanctions will be discussed, two sources with information on the matter told Reuters. The meeting with government officials and … Read more

Albertans worried about loved ones after Putin signs mobilization decree

Albertans worried about loved ones after Putin signs mobilization decree

Calgary’s Sergey Abramov clutched the screen of his phone, his eyes fixed on a video from Russia. A child is heard crying for his dad, who is reportedly being sent to fight in Ukraine. Abramov and his wife Tatiana Artemyeva have called Calgary home for 13 years. But their thoughts have been with family and … Read more

As Putin ramps up nuclear threats, how world reacts to ‘sham’ referendums is key: Joly – National

As Putin ramps up nuclear threats, how world reacts to ‘sham’ referendums is key: Joly – National

As Russian President Vladimir Putin continues to levy nuclear threats, how the world reacts to “sham” referendums taking place over the coming days in occupied regions of Ukraine will be vital for removing any “fake legitimacy” for the steps he could take next, warns Canada’s foreign minister. Melanie Joly spoke with reporters on Thursday from … Read more

‘We have nothing’: Ukrainian family adjusts to new life in BC

‘We have nothing’: Ukrainian family adjusts to new life in BC

A Ukrainian mother and her daughter, forced to flee because of the Russian invasion, are adjusting to a new way of life in Canada and the transition hasn’t been easy. Olga and Liubov Myrochuk left their home in the city of Irpin, outside of Kyiv, after a neighbor called to say the war was starting. … Read more

American, Russians reach space station as war rages in Ukraine

American, Russians reach space station as war rages in Ukraine

The Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft carrying the crew of Russian cosmonauts Sergey Prokopyev and Dmitri Petelin and NASA astronaut Frank Rubio blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS). BAIKONUR (KAZAKHSTAN) – A US astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have arrived safely at the International Space Station (ISS), NASA said Wednesday, after blasting off on a … Read more

Russians rush to flee nation after Putin orders partial military mobilization – National

Russians rush to flee nation after Putin orders partial military mobilization – National

Large numbers of Russians rushed to book one-way tickets out of the country while they still could Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization of military reservists for the war in Ukraine. Flights filled up quickly and the prices of tickets for remaining connections sky-rocketed, apparently driven by fears that Russia’s borders … Read more

Russia’s Putin grows ‘desperate’ but world is not backing down on Ukraine: Guilbeault – National

Russia’s Putin grows ‘desperate’ but world is not backing down on Ukraine: Guilbeault – National

Russian President Vladimir Putin is growing “desperate” in his war against Ukraine but Canada and its allies won’t be distracted from supporting the eastern European country or from working together on pressing global priorities like climate change, says Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault. Guilbeault spoke with journalists while in New York City for the United Nations … Read more

Putin orders partial mobilization of Russian troops as Ukraine wages counteroffensive – National

Putin orders partial mobilization of Russian troops as Ukraine wages counteroffensive – National

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization of reservists in Russia, in a measure that appeared to be an admission that Moscow’s war against Ukraine isn’t going according to plan after nearly seven months of fighting. It’s the first mobilization in Russia since World War II and comes amid humiliating battlefield losses for the … Read more

How a student in Canada became a Ukrainian war correspond with a global following

How a student in Canada became a Ukrainian war correspond with a global following

Anastasiia Lapatina says she hasn’t had a “typical college experience.” That is an understatement. When the pandemic hit and classes shifted online, the UBC student left Canada for Ukraine, where she grew up, to live with her mother in a suburb of Kyiv. At 20 years old, Lapatina’s dream of becoming a war correspond quickly … Read more