G7 leaders push to cap oil prices – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ELMAU, Germany – Behind the free-trading fa├žade of the G7, there’s now more than a whiff of Gosplan, the old Soviet central planning committee. Like price-fixing apparatchiks, leaders of the G7, the world’s industrialized democracies, convened in the Bavarian Alps for their annual meeting with a plan to … Read more

Canada Will Allow Americans To Cross The Border For Abortions: Trudeau

TORONTO (AP) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Saturday that the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn a constitutional right to abortion could lead to the loss of other rights and indicated his country would continue to allow Americans to get abortions in Canada. Trudeau called the court’s decision “horrific” and voiced concern that … Read more

Canada Moves To Freeze Handgun Sales, Buy Back Assault-Style Weapons

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the country will dramatically tighten access to firearms after a series of deadly mass shootings in the United States. The decision isn’t a full ban, Trudeau said, but effectively “caps” the market for handguns in Canada, halting any new sales, imports or transfers of the weapons. “Other than using … Read more

Ford’s New Ad Pokes Fun at Elon Musk’s Loud Mouth and Thin Skin

Gif: Ford Motor Company / YouTube Ford Motor Company has just 2.5% of the US electric vehicle market. But if a new ad from the carmaker is any indication, Tesla CEO Elon Musk should look out, because Detroit is gunning for him. Ford has a new ad that pokes fun at the notoriously thin-skinned billionaire, … Read more

As Russia mounts new offensive, Western allies’ help for Ukraine could be too little, too late – POLITICO

More weapons. More money. More sanctions. More commitments to provide security guarantees. Major Western allies on Tuesday promised Ukraine more of virtually every type of assistance, but they could offer no more assurances that any of it would stop Russia’s brutal new military assault in eastern Ukraine, or prevent the Kremlin’s armies from conquering all … Read more

Canada bans foreign home buyers for two years during market boom

OTTAWA, Ontario – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government announced Thursday it will ban foreign investors from buying homes in Canada for two years in a bid to cool off a hot housing market. Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland took a number of measures to tamp down speculation and demand amid record home prices in announcing the … Read more

UK’s Johnson insists Russian oil sanctions ‘very much on the table’ – POLITICO

LONDON – Boris Johnson talked up the prospect of Russian oil sanctions Monday even as his German and Dutch counterparts signaled their discomfort with the idea. Asked about the prospect of banning Russian oil imports to the UK, he said: “Something that perhaps three or four weeks ago we would never have considered is now … Read more

Canadian police appear to end protesters’ siege of Ottawa

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) – Hundreds of police in riot gear swept through Canada’s capital Saturday, retaking control of the streets around Parliament buildings and appearing to end the siege of Ottawa after three weeks of protests. Protesters, angry over the country’s COVID-19 restrictions and with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, retreated from the largest police operation … Read more

Elon Musk blasted for tweeting Adolf Hitler meme

Tech entrepreneur Elon MuskElon Reeve MuskHillicon Valley – Cyberattack hits Ukrainian defense Doctors allege Elon Musk-funded primate research violated law Virgin Galactic suborbital flight tickets available to general public starting Wednesday MORE is facing intense backlash after posting a meme on social media featuring Adolf Hitler. Musk was responding on Twitter to a news report … Read more

Ottawa to arrest anyone bringing fuel to ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers after state of emergency declared

In Vancouver, five people were arrested on Saturday for allegedly adding to the general havoc as police received reports of “rocks and eggs being thrown, cars being kicked, and nails being strewn on roadways,” police said. Several hundred vehicles traveled through the city en route to the demonstration, Vancouver Police said. The five people were … Read more