Nuclear bunkers for all: Switzerland is ready as international tensions mount

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has reawakened interest in Switzerland’s concrete nuclear fallout shelters, built during the Cold War with enough space to shelter everyone in the country. Since the 1960s, every Swiss municipality has had to build nuclear bunkers for their residents – and they’re mandatory in large homes and residential buildings. “I think this […]

Canada’s Trudeau invokes emergency powers to quell protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he has invoked emergency powers to try to quell the protests by truck drivers and others who have paralyzed Ottawa and blocked border crossings in anger over the country’s COVID-19 restrictions. Trudeau ruled out using the military and said Monday that the emergency measures “will be time-limited, geographically targeted, […]

Poland prepares for possible influx of Ukrainian refugees, says interior minister

Poland’s government is making preparations ahead of a possible influx of refugees from neighbouring Ukraine. Interior minister Mariusz Kaminski said on Sunday that his country was prepared for “various scenarios” but hopes that a worst-case scenario can be averted. Poland is the largest European Union member state to border Ukraine and has so far maintained […]