The Globe and Mail : International (154)

Trump's pick for ambassador to Canada faces little scrutiny at Senate hearing

Urgency did not seem to translate into any greater scrutiny for the proposed envoy at Senate confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C.

Spokesman for Trump's outside legal team resigns

Mark Corallo made the announcement in an e-mailed statement, but gave no details about his departure

U.S. to ban citizens from travel to North Korea: travel agencies

Koryo Tours said the Swedish embassy in Pyongyang, which handles consular affairs for the United States in the North, informed it of the ban, but did not say how long it would last

Proposed Korean military talks fail after North snubs South's call

The talks proposal came after North Korea claimed to have conducted the first test of an ICBM earlier this month

NAFTA talks must move beyond defending status quo, Canadian envoy says

David MacNaughton says making changes that benefit all but that Trump can claim as victories will be key

Money from Canadian mining firms vanishes in Congo, report finds

More than $750-million in mining revenue disappeared before it could reach the national treasury, an investigation has found.

Palestinians clash with Israeli police near contested Jerusalem holy site

The Palestinians were protesting Israel's placement of metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site after a deadly attack there last week

Strong quake off Turkish, Greek coasts kills at least two: officials

The tremor is the second in the broader region exceeding a magnitude of 6.0 this year, a level which can cause considerable damage

U.S. judge refuses to remove block on Trump's sanctuary city order

The judge ruled that a recent memo from the Justice Department that appeared to narrow the scope of Trump's executive order did not remove the need for a court-ordered injunction

Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington had a 'shrapnel-laced howl'

Multiplatinum albums Hybrid Theory and Meteora explored feelings of frustration and fury

Death of Australian woman 'should not have happened': Minneapolis police chief

In her first public remarks since the death of Justine Damond, Janee Harteau defended officer Mohamed Noor's training but criticized his actions

U.K., EU offer few compromises at first full round of Brexit talks

While negotiators laid out their disagreements in Brussels, Prime Minister Theresa May met company bosses at home

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, 'I'll be back soon'

McCain was diagnosed with glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer

O.J. Simpson granted parole after serving more than eight years

A Nevada parole board decided Thursday the 70-year-old former football, TV and movie star will be released in October

Two missing Burundi robotics team members seen crossing into Canada: authorities

Canadian officials would not say if the two students reported to have been seen crossing the border had made refugee claims

Trump's ambassador to Canada pick says she'll work to strengthen ties

Kelly Knight Craft to undergo her Senate confirmation hearing today

Canadian allegedly behind shuttered Dark Web market AlphaBay

Arrested on July 5 in connection with the illegal-goods website AlphaBay and found dead in a Bangkok jail cell days later, 25-year-old millionaire faced extradition to the United States on 16 criminal counts

Two Burundi teens missing after U.S. robotics competition entered Canada

Two of the teens were seen crossing the border into Canada, but other team memebers remain missing

U.S. to deploy officials in Qatar in counter-terrorism accord: sources

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reached the deal with Qatar during a round of shuttle diplomacy aimed at ending a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf

U.S. fines Exxon Mobil over Russia sanctions violations

Treasury unit found Exxon Mobil had not voluntarily self-disclosed the violations

Sessions has no plans to resign despite Trump rebuke

Trump told The New York Times Sessions recusing himself from the Russia probe was 'unfair'

U.S. to deploy officials in Qatar in counter-terrorism accord, sources say

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reached the deal with Qatar during a round of shuttle diplomacy aimed at ending a diplomatic crisis in the Gulf

Trump's pick for ambassador to Canada to push for even stronger ties

Kelly Knight Craft to undergo her Senate confirmation hearing today

U.S. Senate panel approves Christopher Wray's nomination as FBI director

Wray is a former assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush

House GOP defiant on health bill amid Senate uncertainty

Backing the measure is politically risky for Republicans in competitive House districts

Anti-Maduro strike paralyzes swathes of Venezuela

Many businesses closed as majority-backed opposition stages 24-hour shutdown

Russia in talks with U.S. to create cybersecurity working group: report

Trump said earlier this month he had discussed the idea with Putin, which was met with incredulity by some senior Republicans

Russia in talks with U.S. to create cyber security working group: report

Russia said last week that Trump and Putin had discussed forming the group

Kuwait orders Iranian embassy to reduce staff, close offices

Move a response to court ruling that implicated some Iranians in a spying case

Trump's embrace of Russia raises concerns with top advisers

Revelation of extended conversation between Trump and Putin has exacerbated tension

U.S. House panel approves budget measure that advances tax reform

Both the House and Senate must approve a budget agreement to unlock a legislative tool called reconciliation, which would allow Republicans to pass tax legislation with a simple majority in the Senate

How a little brown book can keep China's lovers worlds apart

In China, a household-registration system called hukou decides migrants' social status, where they can afford to live – and who they marry.

U.S. Senator John McCain diagnosed with a brain tumour

The 80-year-old lawmaker has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix

Trump ends CIA program to arm, train anti-Assad rebels in Syria: U.S. officials

The U.S. decision, said one of the officials, is part of an effort by the administration to improve relations with Russia

French military chief quits after spat with Macron over budget cuts

The unusual upheaval rattled the French military and deepened warnings about Macron's authoritarian tendencies

Trump to nominate Raytheon lobbyist Mark Esper for army secretary: White House

The position has been challenging for Trump to fill as the two previous nominees withdrew their names from consideration

Minneapolis officer who shot Australian has yet to talk to investigators

Details that have emerged raised new questions Wednesday about whether proper police procedures were followed

Brazil's central bank freezes accounts of ex-president Lula in graft case

Last week, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison in connection with a graft probe involving state-run oil giant Petrobras

World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan two miles deep

Researchers find of the 9.1 billion tons of plastic made since 1950, nearly seven billion tons are no longer used

Supreme court issues mixed ruling on Trump travel ban

Top court rejects Trump's bid to block a judge's ruling that prevented travel ban from being applied to grandparents of U.S. citizens

Trump Jr., Manafort, Kushner being called before Senate committees

The three men are being called next week to talk about the 2016 election

Saudis release woman in viral miniskirt video without charge

Police had arrested the young woman for wearing 'immodest clothes' after an outcry from people who say she violated the kingdom's dress code

Arab states back down from demands, urge Qatar to accept new principles

Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain want Qatar to commit to six principles on combatting terrorism

Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. ready to testify in Senate

Donald Trump Jr. agreed to meet with Natalia Veselnitskaya expecting to receive incriminating information about Hillary Clinton

BBC's release of salary info reveals gender gap among top earners

The BBC was compelled by Britain's government to publish the salaries of on-air talent, which had previously been secret

Queen visits Canada House to mark confederation

She was given a sapphire brooch from the Canadian people to mark her sapphire jubilee

On hot mic, Israel's Netanyahu raps 'crazy' EU, admits Syria strikes

Netanyahu's conversation with his Czech and Hungarian counterparts was accidentally broadcast to journalists

Iran will 'stand up to' U.S. after sanctions: Rouhani

Iranian President says his country will reciprocate any new sanctions

Senate Republicans reluctantly consider bipartisan health-care talks

Trump tweets health-care bill will 'get even better' at lunchtime meeting with Republican senators

Notorious jewel thief Doris Payne arrested at Walmart: police

Payne was charged with shoplifting $86.22 worth of merchandise from the store, police say