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The ruling, and Trudeau's reaction, could aggravate already sour relations between Beijing and Ottawa following the arrest of a senior Chinese executive in Canada and China's subsequent detention of two Canadians. But within weeks of Meng's December 1 arrest, an appeals court suddenly reversed that decision, saying the sentence was too lenient, and scheduled Monday's retrial with just four days' notice.
  • U.S. Syria withdrawal officially underway, expected to take 3-4 months

    U.S. Syria withdrawal officially underway, expected to take 3-4 months

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    Witnesses on the ground told the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights they saw 10 armored vehicles, and other equipment, roll out from a USA base in Rmeilan in Hassakeh province and head toward neighboring Iraq . Many are also anxious that the Kurdish forces, which spearheaded the fight against the "Islamic State" militants with USA backing, would be left vulnerable to an imminent attack by Turkey.
  • FBI opened probe into whether Trump was working for Russians

    FBI opened probe into whether Trump was working for Russians

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    The investigation the FBI opened into Trump also had a criminal aspect, which has always been publicly known: whether his firing of Comey constituted obstruction of justice. Image: Screenshot of President Trump telling NBC's Lester Holt he fired Comey because of Russian Federation. But the evidence so far shows a broad range of Trump associates had Russia-related contacts during the 2016 presidential campaign and transition period, and several lied about the communication.
  • DRC opposition chief wins vote as rival, church cry foul

    DRC opposition chief wins vote as rival, church cry foul

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    Although he holds a Belgian diploma in marketing and communication, he has had little political or managerial experience with some detractors even suggesting his diploma is not valid. On November 11, Tshisekedi joined six other opposition leaders to rally behind a single unity candidate, Martin Fayulu, to take on Kabila's handpicked successor, Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary.
  • Teen driver crashes vehicle while doing 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge

    Teen driver crashes vehicle while doing 'Bird Box' blindfold challenge

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    Police say a teenager participating in the latest viral challenge is responsible for a crash on Layton Parkway and will face reckless driving charges. The girl, a 16-year-old passenger and the other driver were uninjured in the crash, Lieutenant Travis Lyman told local media. The disingenuous tweet - Netflix claimed not to know how the " challenge " had started, despite seeding the hashtag #BirdBoxChallenge weeks before releasing the film - sparked predictable eye-rolling among the ...
  • Led coalition says Syria troop withdrawal has begun

    Led coalition says Syria troop withdrawal has begun

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    Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu went so far on Wednesday as to say that if the USA withdrawal from Syria was delayed, "then we will put this decision into practice", suggesting Turkey could go after the Kurds in short order. troop withdrawal on a guarantee of safety for its Kurdish allies and a Turkish commitment to non-aggression, an idea President Erdogan hated so much, he refused to meet with NSA John Bolton who had flown all the way to Ankara to meet with him.
  • Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

    Manafort accused of sharing 2016 election data with Russians

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    Manafort's attorneys used a black-bar overlay on the PDF document they submitted to the court, but the overlay didn't eliminate the underlying text, which could be copied and pasted. Manafort had previously said "he did not believe that he had any direct or indirect communications" with any officials while they served in the administration.
  • No-deal Brexit would be 'disastrous', says United Kingdom minister

    No-deal Brexit would be 'disastrous', says United Kingdom minister

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    MPs are now taking part in a week of debate ahead of a vote on the Prime Minister's Brexit deal next week. There was little sign that opposition to Mrs May's deal among Tory Brexiteers had softened over the Christmas break, with several who attended a drinks reception at Number 10 on Monday evening saying they would vote against the plan.
  • Trump summit with Kim Jong-un 'IMMINENT'

    Trump summit with Kim Jong-un 'IMMINENT'

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    President Donald Trump meant the "situation has greatly changed" and as both sides work toward further talks, "I think next time around I will also have to face Kim Jong Un ". China benefits greatly from having a stable North Korea on their border as a buffer zone between them and the more western oriented South Korea. KCNA reported that Kim on Wednesday visited a pharmaceutical plant belonging to Beijing Tongrentang Co.
  • Australia police examining suspicious packages at 10 consulates

    Australia police examining suspicious packages at 10 consulates

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    It is not known which embassies in Canberra have been affected. Suspicious packages have sparked a major emergency response and evacuation of some foreign consulates across Melbourne, with embassies in Canberra also hit. There are unconfirmed reports that the Italian, Japanese, Egyptian and Danish consulates also received packages. Emergency service personal exiting the building where the Korean consulate is located in Melbourne.
  • Saudi woman is refugee, Australia must resettle

    Saudi woman is refugee, Australia must resettle

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    Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt told ABC TV on January 8 the government had successfully requested the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees ( UNHCR ) to process her case quickly. "We will not send anyone to d‌i‌e", he was quoted as saying. We will not do that. Asylum seekers gain little sympathy from Thai authorities, who are accused of appeasing repressive countries in a diplomatic charm offensive that targets government relations at the expense of human rights.
  • North Korea's Kim Jong-un takes train to China

    North Korea's Kim Jong-un takes train to China

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    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wife Ri Sol Ju inspect an honor guard before leaving Pyongyang for a visit to China on January 7, 2019. Kim's arrival in Beijing , on his birthday no less, underscores just how important China is, and always has been, in the North Korean leader's eyes.
  • Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigns

    Malaysia's King Muhammad V resigns

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    He is keen on extreme sports like off-road driving, shooting and endurance challenges. Malaysia has nine royal households, who typically take turns to sit on the throne. "The Royal Malaysia Police wants the laws to be maintained but if there are certain parties who are dissatisfied, we leave it to the committee formed under the Ministry of Home Affairs (to decide)", he said.
  • USA team to visit China for trade talks

    USA team to visit China for trade talks

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    Trump repeated that the USA has "taken in billions and billions of dollars in tariffs from China and from others", despite the fact import duties are increasing costs for American businesses and consumers. On its website, China's commerce ministry said the goal of the upcoming talks, to be held in Beijing on 7 and 8 January, will be " implementing the important consensus " reached by the two leaders.
  • U.S. withdrawal from Syria is conditional

    U.S. withdrawal from Syria is conditional

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    The Times story Trump is complaining about is a report on national security adviser John Bolton's comments "laying out conditions for a pullout that could leave American forces there for months or even years". That comment built on frictions that flared on Friday after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in an interview the US wanted to ensure the "Turks don't slaughter the Kurds" once its troops are out of the region.
  • Foresight 2020: Democratic Presidential Candidates Prepare To Run

    Foresight 2020: Democratic Presidential Candidates Prepare To Run

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    The Democratic senator talked a lot about the federal government investing too much in America's wealthy and well-connected at her events in Council Bluffs, Sioux City and Des Moines . When one man grabbed at his sign, Thom hit him in the head with his selfie stick, leading to a swift arrest by security officers for disorderly conduct.
  • Trump says 'not much headway' in talks to end U.S. government shutdown

    Trump says 'not much headway' in talks to end U.S. government shutdown

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    Trump is demanding that any funding to keep the federal government operational also include US$5.6 billion (S$7.6 billion) to begin building a US$23 billion a wall along the USA border with Mexico . "Let's get those [departments] reopened while negotiations continue". And on public interactions of the affected departments - such as national monuments, parks and museums.
  • Man charged in Poland escape room game deaths

    Man charged in Poland escape room game deaths

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    Attorneys for the man charged said he was "deeply distraught" by the deaths. Interior Minister Joachim Brudzinski said the girls were all 15-years-old. Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, along with Suski and Szymczyk, spoke after holding a meeting in which they discussed with other officials ways of improving safety at entertainment venues.