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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 9

January 20, 2018 2:58 PM Mike Pence in Egypt for security, counterterrorism talks; will visit Israel Sunday

The U.S. vice-president’s visit to the region comes more than a month after Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, a step that’s enraged Palestinians. CAIRO—Vice-President Mike Pence left behind the U.S. government shutdown and readied for security and counterterrorism talks Saturday with Egypt’s leader. Pence arrived 8

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 16

January 6, 2018 6:20 PM Trump says he’s open to speaking with Kim Jong Un as North Korea, South Korea prepare for talks

North and South Korea have agreed to discuss co-operation on the upcoming Olympics in South Korea, as well as other issues, in rare talks set to begin Tuesday. Trump calls that “a big start.” THURMONT, MD.—U.S. President Donald Trump says he’s open to talking with the North Korean leader he’s called “Rocket Man” and is hoping some good can come from upcoming 10

January 3, 2018 3:55 PM Mike Tyson to open 40-acre pot farm in California

Half of the legal pot operation’s land will be used to grow marijuana, while the other half will be dedicated to a hydro-feed plant and supply store, an extraction facility, an edible factory, premium “glamping” campgrounds and cabins and an amphitheatre. The former boxer has broken ground on a 40-acre marijuana operation in California City, according 15

December 27, 2017 9:56 PM Head of Russia’s 2018 World Cup organizing committee steps down

Earlier this month, Vitaly Mutko received a lifetime Olympic ban from the IOC over alleged involvement in a state-sponsored doping scheme. Grigory Rodchenkov, the Russian whistleblower who provided evidence of the scheme and now is in hiding in the United States, has alleged that the country’s soccer teams also took part. Vitaly Mutko, a deputy prime 17

December 14, 2017 4:46 PM An Airbus test pilot just traced out a huge Christmas tree over Germany

The Christmas tree shaped flight pattern, an Airbus spokesman said, was “a standard internal Airbus test flight before the delivery of a new aircraft.” BERLIN—A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380. Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told news agency DPA Thursday that the nearly 5 ½-hour flight the previous 13

December 13, 2017 12:12 AM Air Canada expanding codeshares for 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism

MONTREAL - Air Canada (TSX:AC) and Air China Ltd. say they will be expanding their mutual codeshare services in time for the 2018 Canada-China Year of Tourism. Air China will place its code on Air Canada's new daily Montreal-Shanghai flight, as well as Air Canada's flights from Vancouver to Victoria, Kelowna, Saskatoon and Regina. Air Canada will place 24

December 12, 2017 7:45 PM Hydropothecary cannabis expansion plans to put it among top producers in Canada

Shares of Hydropothecary Corp. rose more than 18 per cent after the licensed medical cannabis producer announced ambitious plans that will see it further grow its operations in Quebec at a rapid pace. The company (TSXV:THCX) said Tuesday it has acquired property adjacent to its existing facility in Gatineau, Que., to construct a new 93,000-square-metre 25

November 21, 2017 2:18 AM U.S. District Court Judge permanently blocks Trump’s order to cut funding for sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO—A federal judge has permanently blocked U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit co-operation with U.S. immigration authorities. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling on Monday in lawsuits brought by two California counties, San Francisco and Santa Clara. Orrick said Trump 19