CBC | World News Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire, Syrian observatory says 2017-07-23T05:55:19.000000000-04:00 Syrian government warplanes carried out several airstrikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says. OPEC meets Monday - amid nerves in the oil market 2017-07-23T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Saudi Arabia, Russia and other oil producers meet Monday in St. Petersburg, Russia, to discuss oil productions cuts. Can they reassure the market? Intellectual property could be key as Canada and U.S. compete for frigate-building bids 2017-07-23T05:00:00.000000000-04:00 Intellectual property demands could be a key factor as Canada tries to compete with the U.S. for international bidders. U.S. Congress strikes deal on sanctions bill, handcuffing Trump on Russia 2017-07-22T17:50:53.000000000-04:00 U.S. lawmakers have reached agreement on legislation would limit any potential effort by U.S. President Donald Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow. Protesters, police clash again in bitter fight for Venezuela's constitution 2017-07-22T16:53:34.000000000-04:00 Protesters rallied Saturday in the Venezuelan capital for a march toward the embattled nation's Supreme Court, chanting slogans opposing President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution. U.S. kills 12 Afghan police in airstrike amid violent clashes with Taliban 2017-07-22T15:15:05.000000000-04:00 An errant U.S. airstrike killed 12 Afghan police officers and wounded two others, in a week when another 11 police were killed and six wounded in clashes with the Taliban. Florida teens who recorded drowning and laughed could be charged 2017-07-22T13:08:02.000000000-04:00 A group of Florida teenagers who used cellphones to record a man who was drowning and laughed about it rather than calling for help could face charges, according to the police chief in Cocoa, Fla. Ceasefire in effect in parts of Syria, but fighting intensifies on Lebanese border 2017-07-22T12:03:45.000000000-04:00 The Syrian army command says it has ceased its military operations in several areas near the capital Damascus and in Idlib province, but Hezbollah and Syrian troops stepped up operations against rebels in parts of Syria near the Lebanese border. Home Alone, Sopranos actor John Heard dead at 72 2017-07-22T11:07:09.000000000-04:00 John Heard, best known for his roles in Home Alone, Big, and Beaches, died Friday. He was 72. 16-year-old German girl among 26 foreigners arrested in Iraq after fall of Mosul 2017-07-22T10:52:18.000000000-04:00 Three Iraqi intelligence and investigative officials have told The Associated Press that 26 foreigners — including two men, eight children and 16 women — have been arrested in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and taken to Baghdad.