New Zealand prime minister postpones wedding after announcing new COVID-19 restrictions
News/World: New Zealanders are set to face new COVID-19 restrictions after nine cases of the omicron variant were detected in a single family that flew to Auckland for a wedding earlier this month, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Sunday.
US ‘lethal’ aid starts arriving in Ukraine
US military aid to help Ukraine defend against a possible invasion by Russia has began arriving on Friday night, as per American Embassy in Kyiv. The embassy, in a Twitter post, said the material “includes close to 200,000 pounds of lethal aid, including ammunition for the frontline defenders of Ukraine.” “The shipment — and $2.7 billion since 2014 — demonstrates U.S. commitment to helping Ukraine bolster its defenses in the face of growing Russian aggression,” the embassy said in another tweet.
Britain claims Kremlin seeks to 'install pro-Russian leadership in Ukraine'
News/World: Britain on Saturday accused the Kremlin of seeking to install a pro-Russian leader in Ukraine, and said Russian intelligence officers had been in contact with a number of former Ukrainian politicians as part of plans for an invasion. The British foreign ministry declined to provide evidence to back its accusations.