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#GlobalNews Global National: May 5, 2022 | More people escape Mariupol as Ukraine presses for more aid

 A joint operation between the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross has helped hundreds more people escape Mariupol, Ukraine. Redmond Shannon reports on how many people are believed to be left behind there; what the Kremlin has started to do at the besieged city's border; and how Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is now pleading to the public for help. 

 

As Moscow swiftly cracks down on any opposition to its invasion of Ukraine, not even oligarchs are immune to penalties. Jeff Semple explains how criticizing the Kremlin has sent some of Russia's elite fleeing, and who else has been targeted. 

 

The U.S. has reached a grim milestone in the pandemic, with the country recording one million COVID-19 deaths. Jackson Proskow speaks with Arianne Bennet, who lost her husband to the virus, and looks at how political interference and deep division among Americans has allowed the crisis to worsen.

 

With pandemic measures lifting across Canada, Quebec is now the last province to remove most of its mask mandates. Dan Spector looks at where Quebecers would still need to cover up, the data influencing the province's decision, and why there are concerns this is being motivated by politics.

 

Five of the six candidates vying to be the next leader of Canada’s federal Conservative party have faced off in their first debate. Abigail Bimman reports on who feels threatened by whom, their strategies, and why one candidate did not participate.

 

In December 2019, Maxwell Johnson and his granddaughter, who are both Indigenous, were arrested and handcuffed by police outside a BMO branch in Vancouver. The bank wrongfully accused the pair of fraud. Now the Johnsons have reached a settlement with BMO, and as Dawna Friesen explains, he is reflecting on what he says has been a long, difficult journey.

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