Alberta protesters stand in solidarity with Iranians outraged over woman's death in police custody

Freedom rally participants in Edmonton gathered at Dr. Wilbert mcIntyre Park and then marched along Whyte Avenue (CTV News Edmonton/Galen McDougall). Freedom rally participants in Edmonton gathered at Dr. Wilbert mcIntyre Park and then marched along Whyte Avenue (CTV News Edmonton/Galen McDougall).

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Putin calls nuclear weapons a tool of deterrence in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday hailed the annexation of Ukrainian territories as a major achievement and said his country's nuclear weapons serve as a tool of deterrence in the war that the Kremlin calls a 'special military operation.'