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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 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 5

January 19, 2018 2:00 PM Chris Hemsworth goes into 12 Strong battle pondering Thor’s future

The Thor actor has had a packed two years, working non-stop to film and promote multiple Marvel movies and the new film 12 Strong. The Thor actor lists off a packed schedule going back two years, including production of last November’s hit Thor: Ragnarok. That was followed by his modern horse-soldier adventure 12 Strong before filming back-to-back appearances 7

January 19, 2018 3:56 AM Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler dies at age 60

Richler “had an extraordinary ability to see into the human heart to create complex characters,” said the senior vice-president and executive publisher at HarperCollins. Her most recent novel, The Imposter Bride, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2012. VANCOUVER—Award-winning novelist Nancy Richler has died in Vancouver at the age of 60 following 6

January 18, 2018 7:46 PM Paul Rudd gets Man of the Year award from Harvard’s Hasty Pudding theatrical group

Hasty Pudding President Amira Weeks said the entire organization is in awe of Rudd, “specifically, in his ability to have not aged since 1995.” Rudd will get his pudding pot during a roast at Harvard on Feb. 2. CAMBRIDGE, MASS.—Actor and screenwriter Paul Rudd has been named 2018 Man of the Year by the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization 7

January 18, 2018 4:28 PM 'Insanity' to allow nuclear waste storage near Ottawa River, Indigenous groups say

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories facility in Chalk River, Ont., could be up and running in 2020 Indigenous groups say a plan to store nuclear waste near the Ottawa River in eastern Ontario is "insanity" and want the federal government to intervene. Canadian Nuclear Laboratories, a private company, wants a 10-year licence to keep running the Chalk River 8

January 17, 2018 11:50 PM Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury book on Trump to be adapted into TV show or movie: report

Fire and Fury could be coming to the small screen. Or maybe even the big one. Endeavor Content has acquired the rights to Michael Wolff’s No. 1 bestselling book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, and plans to develop it into a TV show or a feature film. A Fire and Fury adaptation could be the first major dramatic portrayal of the Trump White 11

January 16, 2018 2:55 PM 3 churches firebombed during Pope's visit to Chile

Fires on 1st day of Pope Francis's visit, during which he offered apology for sex abuse by priests Three churches have been firebombed in Chile on the first full day of Pope Francis's visit to the Andean nation. Authorities say two churches were burned in the early hours of Tuesday in the southern Araucania region. The Pope is set to visit with indigenous 14

January 16, 2018 2:03 PM White House to share more details about Trump’s health later today

But further insight into his mental acuity is not expected. Navy doctor Ronny Jackson declared Trump to be in “excellent health” following last Friday’s exam. WASHINGTON—A fuller readout of U.S. President Donald Trump’s health following his first medical checkup is expected later Tuesday. Trump’s White House physician — Navy doctor Ronny Jackson — declared 12

January 16, 2018 1:40 AM Trudeau to unveil Canada’s Olympic flag bearer on Tuesday

Hockey player Hayley Wickenheiser was the flag bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. OTTAWA—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of the Canadian Olympic Committee will announce the flag bearer for the upcoming Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea on Tuesday morning. Joining the Prime Minister will be Kent Hehr, Minister 11