Australia urges China to treat detained writer fairly

World 01/24/19, 00:56

Australia's foreign minister on Thursday urged China to treat a Chinese-Australian writer fairly and transparently, adding there was no evidence that his detention almost a week ago was part of a backlash against Canada's arrest of a top Chinese telecommunications executive.Spy novelist and online commentator Yang Hengjun was a Chinese ...

Update: Colombia’s president urges Maduro to step aside

America 01/23/19, 18:11

The latest on nationwide protests in Venezuela (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Colombia's president is urging Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to give up his post. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, Colombian leader Ivan Duque said Wednesday that Maduro should "step aside and let the Venezuelan people be free." Duque spoke after ...

China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

China 01/22/19, 04:33

China on Tuesday demanded the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei, shifting blame to Washington in a case that has severely damaged Beijing's relations with Ottawa. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Meng Wanzhou's case was out of the ordinary and Canada's ...

More than 100 China experts urge China to release Canadians

China 01/21/19, 19:32

More than 100 academics and former diplomats are calling on China to release two Canadians who have been detained in apparent retaliation for the arrest of a top Chinese tech executive in Canada.The letter by a wide array of China experts from around the world is addressed to Chinese President ...

Update: Trudeau says China moves should worry countries

Business 01/18/19, 16:32

The Latest on Canada (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says all countries should be concerned about Beijing's blending of its commercial interests with threats of consequences if Canada doesn't do what China wants. China detained former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and Canadian entrepreneur Michael Spavor an apparent attempt ...

China hits back at criticism of its detention of Canadians

World 01/17/19, 05:44

China minced no words on Thursday as it rejected an accusation by Canada's foreign minister that its detentions of Canadians pose a threat to all countries."I think your foreign minister may be in a hurry, and can't help speaking without thinking," foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in response to ...

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

World 01/15/19, 12:47

A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention said Tuesday she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come.Rahaf Mohammed also has quickly embraced life in Canada, saying that when she learned she would be granted asylum, ...

Analysis: China pulling out all stops in Canada tensions

China 01/15/19, 07:15

Chinese President Xi Jinping's government is sparing no expense to its international reputation in its determination to force Canada to back down over the case of a Chinese telecommunications executive it detained last month.While Beijing formally denies any connection, the arrest of two Canadians on vague national security charges and ...

China criticizes Trudeau comments on death penalty case

China 01/15/19, 05:59

China expressed its "strong dissatisfaction" with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a hastily conducted retrial that followed a chilling of relations over the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive. Trudeau should "respect the ...

Death penalty for Canadian escalates China-Canada tensions

China 01/14/19, 22:57

A Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death Monday in a sudden retrial of his drug smuggling case, while another Canadian man has been denied diplomatic immunity, ratcheting up the tensions following Canada's arrest of a top Chinese technology executive last month. The Liaoning provincial court in northeastern China announced the ...

Saudi refugee in Canada expects more women to flee homeland

World 01/14/19, 21:57

A Saudi woman accepted as a refugee in Canada says in an Australian television interview that she expects her experience will inspire other women to flee her homeland.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview recorded in Toronto and broadcast in Australia on Tuesday that she hopes that ...

Newmont’s $10B offer would create world’s biggest gold miner

Business 01/14/19, 07:29

Newmont Mining will buy Canada's Goldcorp for $10 billion, creating the world's biggest gold miner.The combined company could log gold production of 6 million to 7 million ounces over a decade and recognize $100 million in annual pre-tax savings.Miners are consolidating as gold becomes more expensive to procure. Barrick Gold ...

Saudi woman fleeing alleged abuse arrives in Canada

World 01/12/19, 10:54

An 18-year-old Saudi runaway who said she was abused and feared death if deported back home arrived in Canada Saturday arm-in-arm with the country's foreign minister.Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun smiled broadly as she exited an arrival door at Toronto's airport sporting a Canada zipper hoodie, capping a dramatic week that saw ...

Trudeau says China not respecting diplomatic immunity

China 01/12/19, 02:57

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Chinese officials are not respecting the diplomatic immunity of one of the Canadians detained in China last month as he ramped up efforts to get them released. China arrested former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig and entrepreneur Michael Spavor on vague national ...

Researcher: Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas

Science 01/11/19, 17:50

Researchers say there's a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada.Ken Balcomb, founding director of the Center for Whale Research, told The Seattle Times that staff first saw the calf Friday at the eastern end of the ...

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