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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 19, 2018 6:03 PM Rise in duty-free allowance could cost hundreds of thousands of jobs: study

U.S. pushing for Canada to increase the duty-free allowance as part of ongoing NAFTA talks A new study commissioned by the Retail Council of Canada says an increase in the duty-free allowance for cross-border shopping would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and cut billions of dollars from the Canadian economy. The PwC study comes as U.S. lawmakers 38

January 18, 2018 7:11 PM BMO financing deal with Canopy Growth marks policy shift for Canadian banks

Canopy Growth, Canada's largest licensed pot producer, announced the $175-million deal with BMO and GMP Securities on Wednesday. The Bank of Montreal’s participation in a major financing deal for licensed cannabis producer Canopy Growth marks a big policy shift for Canada’s biggest banks, which may be warming up to the cannabis sector. Canopy, Canada’s 9

January 14, 2018 9:03 PM Turkey vows imminent strike on Kurdish enclave in Syria

President Erdogan says he expects U.S. 'to support Turkey in its legitimate efforts' to combat terror Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave 14

January 9, 2018 12:40 PM North Korea, South Korea agree to hold military talks

Delegations from both sides gathered at border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday The two Koreas have agreed in a joint statement to hold talks on reducing military tensions and "actively co-operate" in next month's Winter Olympic Games in South Korea. Senior officials of the rival Koreas gathered at the border village of Panmunjom on Tuesday for their 17

January 2, 2018 4:14 PM Trump tweet criticizing Pakistan for giving ‘safe haven to terrorists’ stirs outrage

David Hale, the U.S. ambassador, was summoned late Monday to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, the capital, and a diplomatic protest was lodged. ISLAMABAD—A tweet by President Donald Trump has Pakistan responding angrily to accusations that it has accepted billions of dollars in aid from the United States while failing to act against terrorist 14

January 1, 2018 10:41 PM Create new body to review border agency, federal report recommends

The new watchdog would be able to independently review the RCMP and the Canada Border Services Agency. OTTAWA—A federally commissioned report recommends that the Trudeau government create a new body to review the activities of the Canada Border Services Agency. The report, prepared for Public Safety Canada, says the body would fill a gap by independently 16

December 25, 2017 9:02 PM Via Rail train's mechanical failure strands 98 passengers in Spy Hill, Sask

Tiny community feeds train load of eastbound holiday travellers A Toronto-bound Via Rail train experienced a mechanical failure in eastern Saskatchewan, delaying the holiday travels of 98 passengers who spent most of Christmas Day in the tiny community of Spy Hill. The train originated in Vancouver but was hobbled on a –30 C night near the Manitoba border 36

December 17, 2017 10:16 PM Power outage halts flights at Atlanta international airport

Lights suddenly went out at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the early afternoon A sudden power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport — the world's busiest airport — on Sunday grounded scores of flights and stranded thousands of passengers during one of the busiest travel times of the year. Passengers were left in the dark when the lights 30

December 15, 2017 12:56 PM Palestinians clash with Israeli forces as fallout over Trump’s decision on Jerusalem continues

Palestinians threw rocks at Israeli troops who responded with tear gas in the West Bank on Friday. GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORY—Palestinian protesters are scuffling with Israeli forces as fallout continues over U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last week. Following Muslim prayers on Friday, Palestinians 15