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July 17, 2018 8:13 PM Ten golfers who might win the Claret Jug this week

CARNOUSTIE, SCOTLAND—Narrowing down a list of top-10 contenders for the 147th British Open is as demanding as hitting a tee shot into the wind on the 499-yard closing hole at Carnoustie. It makes you wish David Letterman would have rolled out top-25 lists. It wasn’t easy to keep defending champion and three-time major winner Jordan Spieth off the list. Even tougher 7

July 14, 2018 2:38 PM ‘This is a historic day for all of us’: Eritrea’s president visits Ethiopia amid thaw between former rivals

In a speech Saturday evening, Abiy said the countries had agreed to develop together and that Isaias had offered to help “lead this great nation.” He added that “we have finally found our sister nation after many years of hiding,” and he warned those trying to instigate violence inside Ethiopia to stop or “you may lead us to take a path that we don’t 6

July 13, 2018 2:13 PM Alberta United Conservatives hold on to two ridings with byelection wins

Alberta’s Opposition United Conservatives won two byelections Thursday, maintaining hold of ridings the party represented before the vote was called. In Innisfail-Sylvan Lake, United Conservative candidate Devin Dreeshen took about 80 per cent of the vote with the NDP’s Nicole Mooney running a distant second. The United Conservative margin of victory 11

July 12, 2018 7:46 PM Alberta goes to the polls to fill vacancies in two byelections

Albertans are casting ballots today in two byelections to replace two members of the United Conservative Party. In Fort McMurray-Conklin, former Wildrose Party leader Brian Jean left in March after his unsuccessful bid to head the United Conservatives. There are five candidates in each riding, and advanced polling suggests a greater interest in the races 12

July 9, 2018 4:56 PM Suncor says Syncrude to ramp up to full production in early to mid-September

It says power and steam systems have been restored and the assessment and repair for the transformer is underway. One coker, producing approximately 150,000 barrels per day, is expected to return to service during the second half of July, while a second coker, producing approximately 100,000 bpd, is expected to return to service in August. However, work on Syncrude’s 8

July 9, 2018 12:12 AM James Hinchcliffe gets first IndyCar win of season at Iowa

Ed Carpenter threw a curveball at the field when he spun out and got clipped by Sato six laps from the finish, drawing a caution. Newgarden went in for new tires while Hinchcliffe stayed out, with the American hoping to catch Hinchcliffe if the race went green again. It didn’t, and Hinchcliffe cruised past Iowa’s corn-inspired start-finish line in first 10

July 8, 2018 11:58 PM As Erdogan prepares for new term, Turkey dismisses more than 18,000 civil servants

“We will speed up the work of the state and make it effective by merging institutions that do similar work and eliminating institutions that have become dysfunctional,” Erdogan said on Saturday. But the changes have also produced something else: “a president with a heavy concentration of powers, without any effective checks or balances,” said Ergun Ozbudun 8

July 7, 2018 9:02 PM Qataris considering a 48-team option for 2022 World Cup

MOSCOW—Qatari organizers of the 2022 World Cup say they’re open to talks about a 48-team tournament, and can see a format to host it alone. FIFA President Gianni Infantino’s wish to add 16 extra teams in 2022 was seen as pushing Qatar toward letting neighbouring states into a co-hosting plan. In Moscow last month, pressure on Qatar was eased when the Infantino-chaired 8

July 6, 2018 10:49 PM Only Elton John can save the world from Donald Trump

Trump: “You know, I was with Elton John. Elton John. Anybody like Elton John? I like him. And a lot of times like he’ll do this last song. And it’s so great. It’s so unbelievable. The place is standing and roaring and going incredible. And then there’ll be like — he’ll come back for like three more, right? And the three aren’t as good as the last one. And people 27

July 4, 2018 1:23 AM Bryce Harper opts in for MLB home-run derby, unlike most stars

“The past couple years I said that I was going to do it,” Harper said. “Especially it being in my ballpark, our ballpark. But, yeah, I think that if it wasn’t at our ballpark, I probably wouldn’t have done it. I just think I owe it to the fans to do it. I’m looking forward to having it there and doing it there.” It’ll be the second time Harper has participated 17