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January 14, 2019 2:25 PM Trump threat to Turkey shows U.S. commitment to Kurds, says Pompeo

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that President Donald Trump’s threat to devastate NATO ally Turkey’s economy if it attacks U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in Syria underscores America’s commitment to its partners. Pompeo said he had yet to speak with Turkish officials or Trump about the president’s tweeted threat and that he assumed 6

January 9, 2019 11:58 PM Liberals reimburse Commons for using PM’s office in fundraising video

The move comes after New Democrat MP Charlie Angus complained to the board of internal economy — the multi-party body that oversees the operation of the Commons — that the video violated Commons rules, which prohibit the use of parliamentary resources for partisan purposes. In a letter to the chief of staff of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan, who chairs 11

January 9, 2019 8:13 PM Netflix interested in creating Toronto production hub, says Mayor John Tory

Netflix has already shot film and TV productions in Toronto as well as other Canadian cities, including Vancouver. Because it’s a foreign digital company, it isn’t required to collect or remit federal or provincial sales tax. So far Netflix also hasn’t fallen under federal regulations that require the country’s broadcasting companies to pay into the Canada 12

January 3, 2019 2:42 PM Barrick’s new CEO says gold industry shake-up is just starting

Barrick Gold Corp.’s new chief executive officer has a message for the gold industry: This is just the start of a big shake-up. Barrick agreed to buy smaller rival Randgold Resources Ltd. in a $5.4 billion (U.S.) deal announced in September. As part of the agreement, Randgold’s CEO, Mark Bristow, became the chief executive of Barrick, the world’s biggest 8

January 2, 2019 4:48 AM Chinese President Xi Jinping urges action on unification with Taiwan

While Xi said that people on both sides want peaceful reunification, it’s unclear how his message will be received on the other side of the Taiwan Strait. Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen said Tuesday that its people want to maintain their self-rule and autonomy. Xi pledged that unification would be under a one-country, two-system framework that would 7

December 27, 2018 3:42 AM Game Centre: Team Canada sends early message in rout of Denmark at world juniors

Well, the final was 14-0 for Canada and Morgan Frost, whose dad was kind of famous around Toronto, became the first on this team to become a household name, or at least to trend on Twitter. Frost got a hat trick — something he hasn’t done in his four years with the Soo Greyhounds — and had five points. Frost had four points in the first 22 minutes of the game. Frost 16

December 26, 2018 5:50 PM Alyssa Milano, Ellen Barkin react to Kevin Spacey’s ‘creepy’ Let Me Be Frank video

Kevin Spacey’s bizarre video, in character as Frank Underwood, is catching the eye of Hollywood, but not in a good way. Spacey, who faces a felony charge tied to a 2016 sexual assault allegation in Massachusetts, returned to social media Christmas Eve with a “House of Cards”-inspired monologue that appeared to criticize the #MeToo movement while employing 13

December 25, 2018 4:49 PM Queen’s annual Christmas message calls for unity as Royal Family celebrates in country estate

SANDRINGHAM, ENGLAND—The Queen and other members of the Royal Family received cheers from a Christmas crowd when they arrived for a church service Tuesday on the grounds of one of the monarch’s country estates. A chauffeured limousine delivered the 92-year-old monarch to St. Mary Magdalene Church, while younger royals walked from the Queen’s grand country 12

December 19, 2018 3:59 PM Fifty-three journalists killed worldwide so far in 2018

“The context for the crisis is varied and complex, and closely tied to changes in technology that have allowed more people to practice journalism even as it has made journalists expendable to the political and criminal groups who once needed the news media to spread their message,” the committee said in its report. Time magazine last week recognized 16

December 12, 2018 4:39 PM Canada’s state railway set to give order to Siemens over Bombardier

Canada’s state-owned Via Rail has picked Germany’s Siemens AG for a new order of locomotives and passenger cars, dealing Bombardier Inc. a second high-profile setback on its home turf this year, said people familiar with the matter. An announcement about the company’s fleet replacement plans is scheduled to be made by Via Rail chief executive officer 21