{FD} Scarlett Johansson under fire for attacking James Franco at Women’s March after defending Woody Allen

Scarlett Johansson, who slammed James Franco in a speech at the Women’s March in Los Angeles, is being called a hypocrite for previously defending Woody Allen and saying the child abuse allegations against the director were “all guesswork.”

{FD} The Latest: German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks

The Latest on efforts to create a new coalition government in Germany (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Germany's Social Democrats have voted to enter coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a key step toward ending political gridlock and forming a new government.

{FD} The Latest: Thousands rally across Australia for women

The Latest on women's marches taking place around the world (all times local): 2:35 p.m. Thousands of people have rallied in cities across Australia to support women's rights and show solidarity with those marching elsewhere around the globe.

{FD} Philippines says it won’t be embroiled in US-China sea spat

The Philippines says it won't get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing's protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines.

{FD} The Latest: Jordan king tells Pence US must ‘rebuild trust’

The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's Middle East tour (all times local): 12:50 p.m. Jordan's King Abdullah II is appealing to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to "rebuild trust and confidence" after the Trump administration's recent decision to designate Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

{FD} The Latest: Turkey says troops enter Syrian Kurdish enclave

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish ground troops have entered a Kurdish-held enclave in northern Syria and are advancing with Turkish-backed Syrian opposition forces.