Global National: June 29, 2022 | NATO welcomes Sweden, Finland, names Russia as potential threat

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The NATO summit in Madrid has reached a landmark decision, agreeing to admit Sweden and Finland into the alliance, greatly expanding its influence in Europe. David Akin explains how it’s also toughening up its stances on Russia and China, and how Canada is beefing up its military presence in Latvia.

A memorial service for RCMP Const. Heidi Stevenson, who was killed in the April 2020 Nova Scotia mass shootings, has finally been held after a long, pandemic-driven delay. As Ross Lord reports, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki was among those who paid her respects, as new evidence emerges the top cop felt political pressure during the investigation into the massacre.

Police on Vancouver Island are piecing together what led to Tuesday’s deadly attempted bank robbery in Saanich, B.C. Six police officers were wounded in a shootout. Two suspects were shot and killed. Paul Johnson speaks with a witness nearly caught in the crossfire, and reports on the shock of such a violent crime happening in this small community.

In the U.S., after Tuesday’s stunning testimony from former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson at the January 6th hearings, in which she alleged former president Donald Trump angrily demanded to join the U.S. Capitol riots and knew the mob was armed and dangerous, speculation is growing over whether he could be hit with criminal charges. Jackson Proskow explains.

In France, Salah Abdeslam, the sole survivor of the group that carried out the November 2015 Paris terror attacks, has been found guilty of terrorism and murder. He has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. As Crystal Goomansingh reports, this marks the end of one of France’s biggest criminal trials.

The world’s breadbasket remains shut down due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, freezing the country’s vital food exports that feed hundreds of millions around the world. Seán O’Shea looks at the problems Ukraine’s food producers now face, and the global consequences, as time runs out to avoid a much larger crisis.

And most Canadians have broken out the flip-flops by now, but skiers can still wear their ski boots at Banff Sunshine Village. The resort has reopened for some summertime skiing because it still has plenty of snow. Heather Yourex-West explains why.

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