Tag Archives: Comedy

Trump invites Putin to White House amid fallout of first summit

Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, U.S. President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first continued with no letup Thursday, as Trump belatedly decided Putin’s “incredible offer” of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after all. A White House meeting would ...

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Premiers set for fall meeting with Trudeau to discuss trade

Premiers ended their first day at the Council of the Federation after talks focused on economic issues, and with a call for more talks — this time, with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in on the discussion. New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant, the chair and host of this year’s meeting in Saint Andrews, N.B., said Thursday morning that he would propose to his fellow ...

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Sandra Oh delves into female psyche with Killing Eve

Sandra Oh likes untangling the minds of complicated characters who are driven by factors they don’t understand. As Dr. Cristina Yang on Grey’s Anatomy, the Ottawa-born actor moved audiences for 10 seasons by peeling away the seemingly impenetrable layers of a cutthroat character who was ultimately vulnerable. Now, with her Emmy-nominated role as an MI5 operative hunting down a female assassin on ...

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Republicans block attempt to subpoena Trump-Putin translator

Republicans on the U.S. House intelligence committee have blocked a move to subpoena the U.S. translator from the Helsinki summit to testify about the private talks between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Thursday he wanted the translator, who works for the State Department, to appear in closed session, saying ...

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B.C. wildfires trigger evacuations, highway closures in Okanagan

Wildfires in B.C. closed a major highway and forced the evacuation of several properties and the declaration of two local states of emergency Wednesday. Many of the fires affecting Highway 97, the Okanagan’s main north-south highway, were sparked on Tuesday when a lightning storm rolled across the Interior during a stretch of hot dry weather. More than 40 fires broke out across the province, including at ...

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