Russian military capacity on Ukraine's border is on a 'more lethal scale' than 2014 Crimea invasion, US official says
Russian President Vladimir Putin has built military capacity on the border of Ukraine that is "much larger and on a much more lethal scale" than preceded Russia's 2014 invasion of Crimea, Under Secretary of State Toria Nuland said Tuesday, warning of severe risks to Moscow if it invades Ukraine.
McConnell cuts deal with Democrats on new plan to avoid default
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have reached an agreement to create a one-time process that would let Democrats raise the debt ceiling on their votes alone, a deal that underscores the lengths the GOP leader will go to avoid a damaging default without Republican support to increase the national borrowing limit.
US Capitol Police has made a fraction of recommended changes since January 6, internal watchdog says
Only about one-quarter of recommended changes to US Capitol Police following the January 6 riot have been implemented, department Inspector General Michael Bolton told a Senate committee Tuesday.
China's ambassador warns that banning Huawei from 5G would send 'a very wrong signal'
News/Politics: China's ambassador to Canada said today that denying Huawei Technologies access to Canada's next-generation 5G wireless network would send a "very wrong signal" — raising the diplomatic stakes for the Trudeau government as it prepares to issue a decision on the file.
Biden backlash in Nevada raises Republicans' hopes of taking back Senate in 2022
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell didn't get the candidate he wanted in New Hampshire. He's seen states like Pennsylvania and Arizona turn into brutal primary fights. And he's had to deal with the constant barrage of attacks from former President Donald Trump over his leadership.
Indigenous delegates postponing Vatican trip over pandemic worries, says AFN national chief
News/Politics: Assembly of First Nations National Chief RoseAnne Archibald said today an Indigenous delegation is postponing a trip to the Vatican planned for next week due to concerns about the omicron variant — but sources also have told CBC News a final decision has not yet been made.
Religious freedom advocates ask Biden to put Nigeria back on watchlist for anti-Christian violence
A broad array of religious freedom advocates has banded together in asking President Biden to put Nigeria back on the State Department's list of countries of particular concern (CPC) on religious freedom, citing the ongoing violence, killing and displacement of Christians at the hands of Boko Haram, Fulani militants and other mostly Muslim aggressors.