CBC | World News White House press secretary Sean Spicer LIVE 2017-01-24T18:30:00.000000Z Trump spokesman Sean Spicer meets the media again after some rough starts Israel approves 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes 2017-01-24T14:50:55.000000Z Israel's Defence Ministry announced plans on Tuesday to build 2,500 more settlement homes in the West Bank, the second announcement of new construction in the occupied territory since President Donald Trump took office. 'Choosing Trudeau over Trump': Trade committee clears way for final CETA vote in Brussels 2017-01-24T14:19:08.000000Z A planned EU-Canada free trade deal moved closer to reality on Tuesday after a key committee advised the European Parliament to give its backing after months of protests and heated debate. Trump reiterates false claims about election fraud at Congressional reception 2017-01-24T12:07:52.000000Z Even as President Donald Trump starts reaching out to lawmakers and business and union leaders to sell his policies, he's still making false claims about election fraud. Syria talks lead to shaky truce, but some fighting will continue 2017-01-24T10:44:53.000000Z Russia and regional powers Turkey and Iran backed a shaky truce between Syria's warring parties on Tuesday and agreed to monitor its compliance, but on the ground rebels faced continued fighting on two fronts which could undermine the deal. U.K. government must consult Parliament before triggering Brexit 2017-01-24T10:43:07.000000Z Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March. Roman Polanski won't preside over César Awards, as originally announced 2017-01-24T10:06:22.000000Z Filmmaker Roman Polanski has decided not to preside over the French equivalent of the Oscars, after protests from France's women's rights minister and feminist groups because of decades-old U.S. sex charges. Death toll from avalanche in Italy officially 16, with 13 still missing 2017-01-24T09:34:52.000000Z Hopes faded Tuesday that any more survivors of the devastating avalanche that buried an Italy hotel would be found after the death toll more than doubled to 16. Iraqi forces look west in bid to recapture Mosul 2017-01-24T07:54:09.000000Z Iraqi forces have started preparing an offensive to capture the western side of Mosul from Islamic State, campaign commander Lieutenant General Abdul Ameer Rasheed Yarallah said. California storms leave 4 dead, state of emergency declared in 50 counties 2017-01-24T06:41:55.000000Z Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles.