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September 19, 2018 10:57 PM Doug Ford dines at Trump hotel on his NAFTA visit to Washington

Trump has been sued over this spending by the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., who accuse him of violating a section of the U.S. Constitution that prohibits the president from taking “emoluments” from foreign officials. Foreign stays at the hotel are at the centre of the lawsuit. Ford was making his first foreign trip as premier. His visit 9

September 17, 2018 8:07 PM South Korea’s president to visit North Korea in bid to save nuclear talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in will head to Pyongyang on Tuesday for a landmark visit to salvage stalled nuclear talks between the U.S. and North Korea. The three-day trip, the first by a South Korean leader in 11 years, will feature a joint press appearance on Wednesday with Kim Jong-un. The North Korean leader has resisted U.S. attempts to spell 13

September 17, 2018 12:00 PM Quebec’s Hubert Lenoir breaks through with genre-bending album Darlène

Woe to thee if you think you’ve come up with a surefire winner for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, because I’ve done time in that grand-jury room myself and, believe you me, this year could go anywhere. If you want to single out the artist who’s benefited most from his nomination, though, the answer is easy: Hubert Lenoir. A generous “guesstimate” would 9

September 6, 2018 5:40 PM Palatial Starbucks opens in Italy, home of espresso

MILAN—Starbucks is opening its first store in Italy on Friday, betting that premium brews and novelties like a heated marble-topped coffee bar will win customers in a country fond of its daily espresso rituals. Decades ago, Milan’s coffee bars inspired the chain’s vision. Now Starbucks is hoping clients will visit its new store, the Reserve Roastery 19

August 17, 2018 9:35 PM TFC need win over last-place Quake to stay in MLS hunt

Fresh from another successful Canadian Championship title defence, Toronto FC returns to the grind of trying to claw its way into the Major League Soccer playoff picture. The Reds visit San Jose on Saturday. Toronto has struggled to a 6-12-5 record in MLS this season, but has showed signs of improvement of late. A road win over the last-place Earthquakes 14

August 13, 2018 2:54 AM U.S. Pentagon chief defends his reversal on Space Force

BRASILIA, BRAZIL—U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said Sunday he is satisfied that creating a Space Force as a separate military service is the right way to reorganize the Pentagon’s approach to space. Mattis, who last year opposed moves in U.S. Congress to create a separate space service, said his emphasis then was on establishing a consensus about 19

August 10, 2018 2:47 PM Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hospitalized with irregular heartbeat

DENVER—Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen went to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat before a game Thursday against Colorado and will be sent back to Los Angeles for more tests. Manager Dave Roberts said after the Dodgers’ 8-5 win over the Rockies that Jansen was at the hotel earlier in the day and didn’t feel right. Jansen called the trainer and was taken 17

August 1, 2018 9:18 PM Masoli is hoping the offence will ‘all add up’ when Ticats face the Alouettes

HAMILTON—There’s nothing wrong with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats’ offence for the first 80 yards of the field. But when they get close to the end zone, things tend to fall apart. After a few practices to work on their red-zone woes, quarterback Jeremiah Masoli hopes the offence will click when the Ticats visit Montreal on Friday. “That’s what we were talking 15

July 22, 2018 4:00 AM Dancing with a pedigreed cello at Stratford Summer Music

Tétrault was joined on a bigger stage on Saturday by the Orchestre de la Francophonie, a wonderful group that has made Stratford a regular stop in recent years. Although the town is best known for theatre, the Music Festival has, over the past 18 seasons, grown into a force of its own, offering more than 100 performances by a variety of artists in venues 16

July 22, 2018 12:58 AM First she was accused of being a ‘sex spy’ for Russia. Now she faces a new battle to stay in Canada

Elena Crenna and her Canadian husband were thrilled when a federal tribunal ruled she was not a “sex spy” for Russia and should be cleared for permanent residency in Canada. “We were relieved that sanity finally prevailed. We were jubilant,” Crenna said of the immigration tribunal’s decision in May. “We even went on a trip to visit my son in the States 15