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Chinese envoy to Canada warns against any future Huawei 5G ban

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It also sounds like it's not meant to be a longstanding decision - Huawei has a lot of money, and United Kingdom academia needs a lot of money, so presumably the call to turn off the money tap is causing pain among the dreaming spires. Two Canadians have been detained in China since Meng's arrest and a third has been sentenced to death on drug trafficking charges - moves observers have seen as attempts by Beijing to pressure Ottawa over her case. Read More »

Democrats Vow to Investigate Latest Trump Russia Bombshell

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Democrats, who took over the US House of Representatives this month, have generally been cautious regarding any talk of impeachment to remove Mr Trump from office, although some rank-and-file members have pushed for such a resolution. Last week Cohen agreed to appear before a congressional panel on February 7, as U.S. House of Representatives Democrats began kicking off numerous investigations of Trump, his business interests and his administration. Read More »

Japan, S.Korea remain split over radar incident

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USA -based analysts said that the North Koreans would likely be seeking a clearer message from the Trump administration on any concessions it may be willing to make. North Korea has called the label a provocation that demonstrated Seoul's hostility. Since that time Trump has insisted that talks with North Korea are yielding progress, pointing to the lack of missile and nuclear tests as evidence that Pyongyang is moving towards denuclearization. Read More »

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin urges senators to ease Russian Federation sanctions

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Under The 2017 Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), both chambers would need to pass the resolution by January 17, according to Schumer. Republicans control the 100-member Senate 53-47. Hoyer introduced a similar measure in the House on Tuesday, although there was no immediate word on when, or whether, the chamber would vote on the measure. Read More »

El Chapo allegedly paid $100m bribe to former Mexican president

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He also confirmed telling prosecutors that Mr Pena Nieto had initially asked for $250m, and that El Chapo claimed he had received a message from the president saying he no longer needed to live in hiding. Cifuentes told the prosecutors that the bribe was paid in October 2012, when Pena Nieto was president-elect, he testified . Furthermore, Cifuentes stated that the bribe was given to ensure that Chapo could "continue working". Read More »

World's biggest great white shark spotted off the coast of Hawaii

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The agency said there are reports people climbed on top of the whale carcass and removed its teeth, which may be a violation of state and federal laws. Posting on Instagram shortly after the swim, Oliphant wrote: "Face to face with the worlds largest great white ever recorded 'Deep Blue" with @oceanramsey. Read More »

Trump will visit Pentagon to talk missile defense

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The review is a broad look at US missile defense capabilities and is expected to be included in the administration's fiscal 2020 budget request to Congress. Russian Federation and China both claim to have developed a hypersonic missile that can evade conventional sensors. "We are expanding the scope of what we're postured to defend against", a senior administration official who briefed reporters was quoted in The Washington Post as saying. Read More »

Kirsten Gillibrand to enter 2020 presidential race

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Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), former Rep. John Delaney (D-MD), former San Antonio mayor and Housing Secretary Julián Castro , and former West Virginia state Sen. "It was very hard because this is somebody I really do care about and think has done great work in the Senate", she told NPR in 2017 after Franken resigned. Read More »

China pulling out all stops in Canada tensions

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Within weeks of her arrest, Chinese authorities detained two Canadians - former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor - on suspicion of "activities that endangered China's national security". Canada also updated a travel advisory, saying citizens should "exercise a high degree of caution in China due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws". Read More »

Russia Says It Caught Former US Marine, Accused Of Spying, Red-Handed

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Mr Trump said this week he never worked for Russian Federation. The INF bans ground-launched cruise and ballistic missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometers. The United States, for its part, says that it is Russian Federation that has been meddling in the elections and other internal affairs of countries worldwide. Read More »

Pound rises after 'meaningful' Brexit vote

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The vote will take place tomorrow, shortly after the Prime Minister's Questions, with results expected at around 7pm. A sudden shift to different standards would affect nearly every economic sector and possibly see the costs of everyday products in Britain rise, as well as create disruption at logistical hubs such as ports. Read More »

Pompeo urges Gulf states to end Qatar boycott

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Pompeo also urged the Saudis to end the kingdom's near'y two-year-old dispute with its Gulf neighbor Qatar , which has hurt U.S. efforts to create a united Arab military alliance to counter Iran . If Mike Pompeo was surprised, he didn't show it. The top U.S. diplomat met separately with King Salman for 35 minutes and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman for another 45 minutes, according to reporters traveling with him. Read More »

U.S. Service Members Killed in Explosion in Syria; ISIS Claims Responsibility

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The warning comes into new light with the news that a suicide blast in northern Syria counts American troops among the dead and as Trump presses forward with a withdrawal of United States forces from the country. Reuters reported on Wednesday that the head of a Turkish-backed militia group was waiting to launch an assault on Manbij if given the go-ahead by Ankara, which is in dialogue with Washington to see how the USA withdrawal unfolds. Read More »

Trudeau reaches out to Ardern over China

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The defendant now has ten days to appeal the courts' death sentence , which was issued on Monday. The tensions began with Canada arresting a Huawei executive in Vancouver at the request of the Americans, which then led to the arrests of two Canadians in China , Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor. Read More »

Brexit: EU has hard questions to answer, says DUP

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Gareth Johnson is the THIRTIETH minister to resign since Theresa May formed a minority government after her ill-judged snap election in June 2017. More than one third of the Conservative MPs in the Anglia region joined the crushing rebellion against Theresa May's Brexit deal with the European Union. Read More »

Minister open to Australia Day date change

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Mr Coleman acknowledged that "there is no requirement" forcing councils to hold their citizenship ceremonies on the 26 of January and that Government was planning to engineer that requirement. The Australian Local Government Association says most other councils already hold a ceremony and if they don't it's usually because it's too expensive. Read More »

Erdogan: Turkey to set up 'security zone' in Syria

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The uncertainties associated with the drawdown of US military troops in Syria have all players on edge, inspiring somewhat conflicting statements from the Trump administration. There has been growing tension between Turkey and the U.S. over the fate of the YPG, especially after Pompeo this month said Washington would ensure Turkey does not "slaughter" Kurds. Read More »

Saudi teen refugee, now in Canada, wants to fight for other women

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While visiting Kuwait with her family last week, Rahaf fled to Thailand . "I had no say in any of this". However, she was upset by news that her family had disowned her, saying: "How could my family disown me simply because I wanted to be independent and escape their abuse?" Accepting a request from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to take in Mohammed, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau On Friday announced that Canada would grant asylum to Rahaf. Read More »

William Barr's Confirmation Hearings For Attorney General

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How did the nominee assert independence? Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked Barr during Barr's confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. "I will not be bullied into doing anything that I think is wrong - by anybody, whether it be editorial boards or Congress or the president". Read More »

Anger as Mnangagwa raises petrol prices in Zimbabwe

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Evan Mawarire, a cleric and activist who led anti-government protests in 2016 that shut down major cities, said: "You have cornered us and you leave us no choice". Mnangagwa is under pressure to revive the economy but dollar shortages are undermining efforts to win back foreign investors sidelined under his predecessor Robert Mugabe. Read More »

Iran air force cargo plane crashes, killing at least 15

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The big jet, operated by the Iranian Air Force, exploded into flames after crashing into houses near the capital of Tehran. The Boeing 707 cargo plane that crashed in Iran on Monday belongs to Kyrgyzstan, Iranian state TV reported. It is not clear who owned the plane. Consequently, the pilot lost control of the plane, ran out of runway, and hit the walls separating the airfield from neighbouring residential areas. Read More »