Manitoba lithium mine ready for electric vehicle boom

Last week, both Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz signed material agreements with Canada for lithium to use in the lithium-ion batteries needed for their electric cars.(AP Photo/Mark Baker) Last week, both Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz signed material agreements with Canada for lithium to use in the lithium-ion batteries needed for their electric cars.(AP Photo/Mark Baker)

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Russian losses evident in key liberated Ukrainian city

The bodies of Russian soldiers were lying in the streets of a key eastern Ukrainian city on Tuesday, evidence of a hasty retreat that marked a new military defeat for Moscow as it struggles to hang on to areas it illegally annexed last week.