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January 21, 2018 10:32 AM Turkish troops attack Kurdish enclave in northern Syria

Target is militia known as People's Protection Units, or YPG, which Turkey considers a terror group Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region. Turkish officials said the troops entered the enclave of Afrin a day after dozens of Turkish 5

January 1, 2018 2:04 PM First babies of 2018 born in Toronto as fireworks explode

Three babies — a girl born at St. Michael’s Hospital and twins born at Humber River Hospital — are the first births of the year in Toronto. When baby Shiloh Dlamini was born at the stroke of midnight, colourful fireworks exploded outside St. Michael’s Hospital at Nathan Phillips Square in celebration of a new year — and in her family’s case, a new life. “When the baby was born, I looked 16

November 30, 2017 8:11 PM Conservative MP kicked out of question period for heckling

OTTAWA – In a dramatic move, House Speaker Geoff Regan kicked Conservative MP Blake Richards out of the Commons for heckling. Amid intense questioning and raucous heckles from the opposition bench over the ongoing saga over Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s personal finances and alleged breach of federal ethics law, things reached a new level on Thursday 15

November 27, 2017 6:58 PM Supreme Court rejects appeal from couple convicted in beating death of 6-year-old Meika Jordan

OTTAWA—The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal from a couple convicted in the beating death of their six-year-old daughter. Meika Jordan’s father, Spencer Jordan, and stepmother, Marie Magoon, were convicted of second-degree murder in 2015. Last year, the Alberta Court of Appeal upgraded the convictions to first-degree murder. The Supreme 17

November 18, 2017 12:20 AM Lebanon's PM leaves Saudi Arabia for France

BEIRUT -- Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri left Saudi Arabia for France early Saturday, two weeks after declaring his resignation from the kingdom and sparking speculation that he was forced to do so. The surprise resignation announcement by Hariri on Nov. 4 plunged his country into turmoil and stunned the Lebanese, many of whom saw it as a sign the Sunni 27

November 13, 2017 1:51 PM EU bans arms sales to Venezuela as it ramps up pressure on President Maduro

BRUSSELS—The European Union on Monday banned arms sales to Venezuela and set up a system to slap asset freezes and travel restrictions on Venezuelan officials as it sought to ramp up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro. The move was decided by EU foreign ministers at talks in Brussels. The weapons ban would stop sales of military equipment that could 31

November 1, 2017 7:03 PM They went to New York to celebrate their 30-year high school reunion. Five were killed in Tuesday’s bike path attack

A friend had chipped in with expenses so that the men, former classmates from an Argentine high school, could travel to New York together, the son of one victim, Alejandro Pagnucco, said. The childhood friends from Argentina had been planning the trip to New York City for years. The men all hailed from Rosario, Argentina’s third largest city, about 300 kilometre 22

November 1, 2017 5:15 AM Myanmar says Bangladesh dragging feet over repatriating Rohingya

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar has blamed Bangladesh for delaying the start of a repatriation process for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees, saying it feared Dhaka could be stalling until it receives multi-million dollars of international aid money. More than 600,000 Rohingya have fled predominantly Buddhist Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh 23

October 30, 2017 11:40 PM Danish inventor, charged with journalist’s gruesome death, admits to dismembering her body

Danish inventor Peter Madsen admitted to dismembering the body of freelance journalist Kim Wall, Danish police said Monday, marking the latest shift in Madsen's explanation for how Wall's severed body sank to the sea floor off the coast of Copenhagen. Madsen still maintains he did not kill Wall, according to a police news release, now claiming Wall died of carbon 16

October 30, 2017 9:01 AM Ethics watchdog says other Trudeau ministers using same loophole as Morneau

A number of other Trudeau cabinet ministers are in the same situation as Finance Minister Bill Morneau and have managed to retain control of assets they would be required to divest if this wealth wasn't being held indirectly through a holding company or similar mechanism. Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson's office declines to identify 16