President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine emphasized his country's desire to join NATO, an aspiration fixed in Ukraine's Constitution, but did not rule out the possibility of dropping its bid to for membership.
In what appeared to be a carefully scripted televised meeting, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey V. Lavrov told President Vladimir V. Putin that a diplomatic resolution with the West over Ukraine remained possible.
A group of police officers stood in a line to move protesters blocking access to an economically vital bridge in Windsor, Ontario. It's the third week of demonstrations that began as a protest against Canada's vaccine mandate for truck drivers crossing the U.S.-Canada border.
Vice President Kamala Harris highlighted Newark's removal of roughly 23,000 lead pipes in nearly three years, saying that the city's progress could provide a road map for communities across the United States.
New York City is expected to fire as many as 3,000 unvaccinated municipal workers on Friday. The president of the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York argued that 'natural immunity' from contracting Covid-19 should be recognized as a form of vaccination.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned that those blocking U.S.-Canada border crossings to protest Covid measures would face increased police presence and penalties, but that Canada was 'a long way' from sending military to disperse demonstrations.
Doug Ford, the premier of Ontario, warned that protesters who do not clear transit routes could face a maximum penalty of $100,000, up to a year in prison and the potential loss of commercial and personal licenses.
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