It’s 2pm in Kiev. Here’s what you need to know

Russia said on Friday that its troops had “completely liberated” the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol – the last stronghold of Ukrainian resistance in the Russian-occupied southern city. CNN cannot independently verify that all Ukrainian troops have left the steel mill. Ukraine has yet to confirm Russia’s claims, which, if true, would mark a symbolic … Read more

Vancouver Parks Council relaunches Alcohol in Parks pilot program for another summer

Last year’s popular pilot program, allowing Vancouver residents to drink alcohol in some of Vancouver’s parks, has been brought back for yet another summer. At its May 16 meeting, the park board approved a draft bylaw amendment needed to support the relaunch of its 2021 Park Alcohol Pilot program. The bylaw was formally approved on … Read more

Biden signs $40 billion more for Ukraine aid after US Congressional approval

President Biden on Saturday signed legislation to support Ukraine with another $40 billion in US assistance as the Russian invasion approaches its fourth month. The legislation, which was passed by Congress with bipartisan support, deepens the US commitment to Ukraine at a time of uncertainty over the war’s future. Ukraine has successfully defended Kiev and … Read more

Vancouver approves lower license fee for gas stations with EV chargers

Bread trail links News local news local business The business Vancouver’s city council reviewed and approved a report Thursday night that would make gas stations and commercial parking lots pay a lower commercial license fee if they agree to install electric vehicle chargers on site. The City of Vancouver will reward gas stations and commercial … Read more

Anthony Albanese to defeat Scott Morrison; Monique Ryan; Allegra Spender, Zoe Daniel, Sophie Scamps beat Kooyong, Wentworth, Goldstein, Mackellar; Josh Frydenberg loses place; Peter Dutton struggles to keep Dickson; Scott Morrison, Anthony Albanese run continues; Liberal, Labor Struggle for Chisholm

Josh Frydenberg is talking in his Kooyong seat, that we’re projecting he’ll lose to the independent Monique Ryan in tonight’s massacre of liberal moderates at the heart of the party. He has yet to admit defeat, saying thousands of postal votes have yet to be counted. Josh Frydenberg speaks on Saturday night.Credit:Nine But as he … Read more

Diamonds star Steph Wood injured in Sunshine Coast Lightning’s win over Queensland Firebirds

A knee injury to Steph Wood soured the Sunshine Coast Lightning’s 82-61 Super Netball victory over the Queensland Firebirds and raised concerns over the Diamonds’ preparations for the Commonwealth Games. Key points: Steph Wood injured her knee in the third quarter and left the game Australia’s Commonwealth Games selection should be finalized next week The … Read more

Labor and Liberal Election Night Parties: Sad Images Emerge from Liberal HQ

There are tears and heads on hands at the Liberals HQ election night party – when Anthony Albanese wins the election. There are tears and heads on hands at the Liberals HQ election night party as Anthony Albanese is projected to win the election. Labor will form the next government, making Albanese the country’s 31st … Read more