Former Canadian diplomat reportedly arrested in China

China 12/11/18, 11:38

A former Canadian diplomat reportedly has been arrested in China.The International Crisis Group said Tuesday it's aware of reports that its North East Asia senior adviser Michael Kovrig has been detained.The Brussels-based non-governmental organization said in a statement that it's doing everything possible to obtain additional information about Kovrig's whereabouts ...

Asian shares mixed on concerns over trade, economic outlook

Business 12/11/18, 01:54

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday in narrow trading on doubts that U.S. and China can manage to resolve their festering trade dispute.KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.3 percent to 21,148.02 while South Korea's Kospi added less than 0.1 percent to 2,054.48. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was almost 0.1 ...

China, US discuss plans for trade talks

Business 12/10/18, 23:09

China's economy czar and the U.S. Treasury secretary discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive.Vice Premier Liu He and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talked by phone about "the promotion of ...

China pressures US, Canada ahead of Huawei hearing

China 12/10/18, 01:46

China is raising the pressure on the United States and Canada as a bail hearing for a top Chinese technology executive was set to resume in Vancouver.A Communist Party newspaper called Canada's treatment of Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (MUHNG' Wahn-JOH') "inhumane." The Global Times editorial published in Monday's ...

China summons US envoy to protest detention of Huawei exec

China 12/10/18, 01:03

China summoned the U.S. ambassador to Beijing to protest Canada's detention of a senior executive of Chinese electronics giant Huawei at Washington's behest, demanding the U.S. cancel the order for her arrest.The official Xinhua News Agency said Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng "lodged solemn representations and strong protests" with Ambassador ...

Update: Canada ex-adviser says China pressure won’t work

Business 12/08/18, 22:31

The Latest on the arrest of a top executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei in Canada (all times local):11:30 a.m.A former foreign policy adviser to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Chinese pressure on the Canadian government to release a top executive of Huawei won't work.In a tweet, Roland Paris ...

China: Canada’s detention of Huawei exec ‘vile in nature’

World 12/08/18, 20:38

China has summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it "unreasonable, unconscionable, and vile in nature" and warning of "grave consequences" if she is not released.In this courtroom sketch, Meng Wanzhou, right, the chief financial officer of Huawei ...

Update: France coach to players: Embrace Cup pressure

Soccer 12/08/18, 14:39

The Latest on the draw for the Women's World Cup (all times local):8:30 p.m.France coach Corinne Diacre is urging her players not to let the pressure of playing at home get to them.The French have been drawn in Group A with South Korea, Norway and Nigeria. They open at Parc ...

US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

Soccer 12/08/18, 14:36

The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women's World Cup next summer in France.Host France will open the tournament on June 7 with a match against South Korea in Paris.The draw for soccer's premier tournament was held Saturday at a gala event ...

Meng Wanzhou’s rise through the ranks at Huawei

Business 12/07/18, 13:30

Before her dramatic arrest in Canada, few in the U.S. had heard of Meng Wanzhou.Meng, 46, is chief financial officer and deputy chairwoman of the board of Chinese telecom company Huawei. She now faces extradition to the U.S., reportedly on charges of trying to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran. She ...

China demands Canada release Huawei executive

World 12/06/18, 00:52

China has demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and threatens to complicate trade talks.Foreigners look at a Huawei computer at a Huawei store in Beijing, China, Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018. Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they ...

Leonard scores 36 points as Raptors beat 76ers 113-102

Basketball 12/05/18, 22:54

Kawhi Leonard had 36 points, Jonas Valanciunas scored 18 of his season-high 26 in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors beat Philadelphia 113-102 on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 13th consecutive loss in Canada.Serge Ibaka added 18 points as the Raptors bounced back from Monday's loss to Denver ...

Canada arrests CFO of China’s Huawei Technologies

China 12/05/18, 22:34

Canadian authorities said Wednesday that they have arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States.China demanded her immediate release, and a former Canadian envoy to China warned the case might lead to retaliation by the Chinese against American and Canadian executives.Justice Department ...

Shares of Canadian pot company higher on Altria interest

Business 12/04/18, 08:33

The potential entry of one of the world's largest tobacco companies into the marijuana business is sending the shares of a Canadian cannabis company higher before the opening bell.Cronos Group confirmed talks late Monday with Marlboro maker Altria about a possible investment. Altria Group Inc., based in Richmond, Virginia, owns ...

Alberta government imposes oil production cuts for province

Business 12/02/18, 22:04

Alberta's premier announced Sunday night that she is imposing an industrywide 8.7 percent cut in oil production for the Canadian province to deal with a storage glut that has hurt prices for Alberta oil.Premier Rachel Notley said output will be lowered 325,000 barrels a day in January because of shipment ...

As G-20 summit opens, contentious issues loom on sidelines

World 11/30/18, 00:02

Heads of state from the world's leading economies were invited to the Group of 20 summit to discuss issues like development, infrastructure and investment. As the gathering officially kicks off Friday, those themes seem like afterthoughts, overshadowed by contentious matters from the U.S.-China trade dispute to the conflict over Ukraine. Also ...

We’ll take your lobsters, eh? Canadian imports from US soar

Business 11/29/18, 13:26

Trade hostility from across the ocean was supposed to take a snip out of the U.S. lobster business, but the industry is getting a lifeline from its northerly neighbor.Heavy demand from Canada is buoying the American lobster industry as both countries head into the busy holiday export season. It's a ...

Cost of keeping Asian carp from Great Lakes nearly triples

Enviroment 11/28/18, 17:40

Fortifying an Illinois waterway to prevent invasive carp from using it as a path to Lake Michigan could cost nearly three times as much as federal planners previously thought, according to an updated report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week released a final strategy plan for upgrading the Brandon ...

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