Vladimir Putin hails "new frontiers" reached in Russia's relationship with China. / The Straits Times

The United States says Beijing is considering supplying "lethal support" to Russia, allegations which China denies. / BBC News

Everything you need to know before this weekend's election in Nigeria. / This Week in Africa

The European Commission bans TikTok on staff devices, citing security concerns. / Reuters

See also: An 18th-century maze leads Dutch readers to New Jerusalem. / The Public Domain Review

Forty percent of the Philippines' electrical grid is owned by Chinese firms. / The Economist

Ed Conway: Britain's vegetable shortage can be tied to an energy transition "which involves trying to re-do the Industrial Revolution all over again." / Material World 

A coast-to-coast winter storm pummels the US, the result of a large arctic air mass swooping in from Canada. More than 1,700 flights have been canceled. / The Hill, CNN

A study finds the ideal temperature for consuming hot black coffee is within a range of 136.4-150.8°. / Sprudge

In 2021, nine percent of multigenerational households in the US were headed by a 25- to 34-year-old, up from six percent in 2001. / The Wall Street Journal

A 1985 Modena Spyder California from Ferris Bueller's Day Off goes to auction. / Bonhams

From last year: an auction of weird promotional movie merch. / A24 Auctions

A selection of portraits famous photographers have taken of their partners. / Twitter

Overheard conversation from opening day at Glossier's new flagship store. "Oh, it's so cute." / Curbed