February 7, 2022


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UKRAINE | French President Emmanuel Macron meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow today amidst international concerns that Russia is planning to invade Ukraine. A meeting between U.S. President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz today in Washington is also expected to focus on the Ukraine crisis. [more]

CANADA PROTESTS | A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian capital Ottawa by Mayor Jim Watson in response to ongoing trucker protests against COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The protests have blocked roads in the city for more than 10 days. [more]

MINNEAPOLIS | Hundreds of people took part in demonstrations over the weekend in Minneapolis following the fatal shooting  last week of 22-year-old Amir Locke by police during the execution of a no-knock warrant.  [more]

HEALTH | Citing a December review of recent studies by the European Food Safety Authority, consumer advocates submitted a petition to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week calling for further limits on the use of BPA in food packaging. The study review said that Americans are exposed to  BPA levels 5,000 times higher than what the European Union considers safe. [more]

INDIA | The funeral of legendary Indian singer Lata Mangeshkar was attended by thousands of people today in Mumbai. Mangeshkar, who recorded more than 25,000 songs over the course of her career, died Sunday at the age of 92 after being diagnosed with COVID-19 almost a month ago. [more]

AUSTRALIA | Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today that Australia will begin re-opening its borders to tourists fully vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning February 21. The move comes almost two years after the country’s borders were closed to most foreigners due to the pandemic. [more]

TODAY IN HISTORY: The Beatles arrived in New York City on this date in 1964, kicking off what would become known in the music world as the British Invasion. [more history]

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