A massive protest by Canadian truckers and others against Covid-19 mandates has entered a second week, crippling downtown Ottawa with no end in sight. The city's mayor has declared a state of emergency, and the capital's police chief is calling for outside help to deal with the protesters. [Source]
By agreeing in principle to a summit with Russia's Vladimir Putin, President Joe Biden is reaching for a signature foreign policy win, but accepting massive political and strategic risks that could easily backfire.
A massive storm system dumping snow on the central US is expected to wallop much of the country's eastern third with snow and freezing rain this weekend, and could cause a crippling ice event in parts of Georgia, Virginia and the Carolinas by Sunday.