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May 25, 2018 10:07 PM ‘Scud Stud’ Arthur Kent awarded another $200,000 in defamation case

CALGARY—A former war correspondent has been awarded another $200,000 in costs related to his years-long legal dispute with one of Canada’s biggest media companies. Arthur Kent won a defamation suit two years ago against the company that is now Postmedia and its former columnist Don Martin. The case stemmed from a 2008 column published while Kent was campaigning 7

May 24, 2018 2:59 PM Fuwa Fuwa: Japanese pancakes find their happy place

Something local to be happy about: fluffy pancakes. Specifically, the Japanese soufflé pancakes of Fuwa Fuwa, newly opened on Bloor St. W. at Brunswick Ave. “In Japan, people eat pancakes and it makes them happy, and we wanted to bring the same happiness to the people of Toronto,” says co-owner Benson Lau, 27. He runs this place with Yuka Naka, 24, who’s 4

May 23, 2018 12:39 PM North Korea nuclear site trip for foreign journalists underway

North Korea has said it will use explosives to close nuclear test tunnels later this week International journalists left on a marathon journey to a North Korean nuclear test site on Wednesday, after Pyongyang belatedly cleared a number of South Korean media to witness what it says will be the dismantling of its only nuclear test facility. The trek will involve 12

May 22, 2018 12:31 AM Cuban plane crash death toll rises to 111 as 2 survivors still in critical condition

Gretell Landrove Font, 23, died Monday, state media said Cuban state media say a 23-year-old survivor of Friday's plane crash in Havana has died, raising the death toll to 111. Gretell Landrove Font died Monday afternoon of extensive injuries suffered in the crash of the Boeing 737 that was rented from a Mexican company by Cuba's national airline, Cubana 22

May 18, 2018 2:06 PM YouTube picks Toronto-raised Jessie Reyez to launch new marketing blitz platform

YouTube says it will launch a marketing campaign for each Artist on the Rise that includes commercial spots before YouTube videos, physical advertisements on billboards and public transit, and clips about the artist produced by the streaming company. Each chosen performer will also appear in ads on social media and in-person for fan events held at YouTube’s 12

May 18, 2018 1:57 PM School shooting suspect arrested, injuries reported in south Texas

Incident reported in Santa Fe High School, about 50 km southeast of Houston Injuries have been confirmed in a shooting Friday at a high school near Houston, and the suspected shooter has been arrested, according to school officials. Assistant Principal Cris Richardson said that an active shooter was on campus at Santa Fe High School, which was placed 17

May 18, 2018 1:45 PM Houston-area media reporting multiple fatalities from Texas school shooting

One student told Houston television station KTRK in a telephone interview that a gunman came into her first-period art class and started shooting. The student said she saw one girl with blood on her leg as the class evacuated the room. “We thought it was a fire drill at first but really, the teacher said, ‘Start running,’” the student told the television 11

May 18, 2018 1:33 PM Egypt opens Gaza border crossing for Ramadan

The crossing has been open since Saturday so el-Sissi’s announcement is technically an extension and Egyptian authorities said 510 people crossed on Wednesday, the majority coming from Gaza into Egypt. On Thursday, 541 people crossed from Egypt into Gaza along with dozens of trucks carrying cement, steel, power engines and medical and food aid from the Red Crescent 13

May 17, 2018 9:25 PM Ethics commissioner launches investigation into Brampton MP Raj Grewal’s India trip invite

OTTAWA—The federal ethics commissioner is formally investigating whether a Liberal MP from Brampton broke Parliament’s conflict of interest code by inviting a construction executive who pays him for legal services to events with Canadian officials during the prime minister’s trip to India earlier this year. Commissioner Mario Dion said he decided to launch 10

May 17, 2018 7:16 PM YouTube to launch new music streaming service

YouTube Music launches in United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea on May 22 Google's YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said on Thursday, looking to use its popular internet video brand to tap the growing market for paid music streaming. YouTube Music, which will offer both ad-supported and $9.99 US-per-month 10