July 31, 2017 10:54 AM Russia says it’s up to U.S. to decide which embassy workers to cut Add to ..
The United States can include its local employees among the 755 diplomatic staff it must cut in Russia, a Kremlin spokesman said on Monday, tempering the impact of an ultimatum issued by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The clarification from the Kremlin means that there will not necessarily be a mass expulsion of U.S. diplomats as part of Moscow’s 46
July 31, 2017 12:36 AM Atomic Ant comes up big in win
With a player of Giovinco’s caliber at the peak of his powers on the pitch, TFC’s opponents are quickly learning how rude of an awakening awaits them when they match up with the Reds. Take NYCFC head coach Patrick Vieira for example, who witnessed just how troublesome the Reds can be. “This is the team to beat, there’s no doubt about it,” Vieira said. “We couldn’t 42
July 30, 2017 11:46 PM Johnny Vegas wins playoff to defend Canadian Open title
OAKVILLE, Ont. — Jhonattan Vegas sunk a birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff to successfully defend his RBC Canadian Open crown at Glen Abbey on Sunday. Vegas, of Venezuela, and third-round leader Charley Hoffman went into the playoff at 21-under par and started on the 535-yard, par-5 18th hole. Both players hit their drives into fairway bunkers 38
July 30, 2017 10:28 PM Pearce's slam leads Blue Jays to improbable comeback win
And we’ll know by 4 p.m. on Monday if the Toronto Blue Jays will look any different than they do now. But if Sunday was their last day as a group, it was a day to remember. Baseball has a history of the improbable. This time it was the Blue Jays’ turn to deliver it. Specifically, it was Steve Pearce’s turn — again — to complete one of the most incredible 51
July 30, 2017 1:40 PM Maduro vows era of combat as Venezuelans vote for all-powerful assembly Add to ..
Streets were deserted on Sunday as a minority of Venezuelans trickled to the polls to elect a constitutional super-body that unpopular leftist President Nicolas vowed would begin a new era of combat in the crisis-stricken nation. Maduro, widely disliked for overseeing an economic collapse during four years in office, has pressed ahead with the vote to create 51
July 30, 2017 5:57 AM UFC 214: Boos rain down as Tyron Woodley scores unanimous-decision victory over Demian Maia at UFC 214
Calvin Kattar, right, goes after Andre Fili in the featherweight bout at UFC 214 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday July, 29, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Calvin Kattar, left, battles Andre Fili in the featherweight bout at UFC 214 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday July, 29, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht 47
July 30, 2017 3:43 AM In North Korea, a generation gap grows behind the propaganda
PYONGYANG, North Korea — She dances beneath 10-foot portraits of two smiling dictators, a modern young woman in a central Pyongyang plaza who twirls to music calling on North Koreans to die for their leader. When she speaks, a torrent of reverence tumbles out for North Korea’s ruling family, as if phrases had been plucked at random from a government 58
July 29, 2017 11:17 PM Open letdown and locker-room thief steal Canadians’ thunder
Graham DeLaet, two-dozen balls light before tee-off, and Mackenzie Hughes play their way out of contention at Glen Abbey. The optimism was admirable. In the lead-up to Saturday’s third round of the RBC Canadian Open, Golf Canada CEO Laurence Applebaum pointed out that Alan and Ted Fletcher — two sons of Pat Fletcher, the last Canadian to win the tournament 40
July 29, 2017 4:26 PM Is it too late to fix the MMIWG inquiry?
Canada's Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs says she agrees with the Assembly of First Nations' calls to tweak the plagued National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. During an emotional week, chiefs at the AFN passed a resolution calling on the organization's leadership to demand changes at the inquiry, but voted 42
July 29, 2017 9:16 AM Trump and Priebus: How to lose a chief of staff in 189 days
New chief of staff will have to 'school the president,' analyst says The exit of Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff means that Donald Trump loses a Washington insider with key congressional contacts, at a time when the U.S. president's politically inexperienced administration is starving for a legislative win. Trump also loses a "sycophant" 112