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  • China Takes Hostages? Two Canadians Held In Huawei Dispute

    12/13/2018 8:11:03 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/13/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    It turns out that US worries over conducting business and travel in China were justified. Two Canadian business executives have been arrested on national-security grounds in China, just days after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou. CBS News reports that the Canadian embassy has thus far not been able to contact Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig, although their spokesperson insists that their legal rights are being “safeguarded” by their jailers: China on Thursday confirmed it has detained two Canadian men, raising the stakes in a three-way international dispute over the case of a Chinese telecoms executive facing possible...
  • China Detains a 2nd Canadian, Escalating Diplomatic Feud

    12/12/2018 10:57:52 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Steven Lee Myers and Dan Bilefsky
    China appeared to intensify its punitive campaign against Canada over the arrest of a top Chinese technology executive as a second Canadian working here was detained by security officials and dropped out of contact with his government. The second case involves Michael Spavor, a writer and entrepreneur who operates a cultural organization that promotes trips into North Korea. A newspaper linked to the provincial government in Liaoning, along the border with North Korea, reported that he had been detained by security officials there on charges of engaging in activities jeopardizing Chinas national security. Mr. Spavor gained prominence for helping arrange...
  • Human Wrongs Perpetrated Against Christians ... in Canada

    12/11/2018 3:18:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    Canadas commitment to human rights has dwindled faster than imagined. A nation founded within the British Empire, whose leaders were Bible-believing Christians committed to a civilizing mission around the world, Canada has fallen so far from its Judeo-Christian roots and causes. The attacks on freedom of speech and religion are staggering, and American citizensas well as freedom fighters around the worldneed to pay attention. The homeland of John Candy, Kenneth Galbraith, Jordan Peterson, The McKenzie Brothers, Bonhomme, Francophone Americans, and Brian Mulroney has gone fascist.This immoral rot began fifty years ago, and the fruit of this poisonous tree is in...
  • CBC reinstates "Baby, It's Cold Outside" to it's seasonal playlist amid audience input

    12/11/2018 11:49:29 AM PST · by jerod · 41 replies
    CBC News ^ | Dec 11, 2018 12:39 PM ET
    Citing audience input, CBC has reversed its decision to remove the holiday track Baby, It's Cold Outside from seasonal playlists. "Last week, we decided to press pause to consider the different points of view on playing Baby, It's Cold Outside. Because we value our audience input, which was overwhelmingly to include the song, we have put it back on the two playlists where it had been removed," Chuck Thompson, CBC's head of public affairs, said in a statement Tuesday. "Appreciating not everyone interprets lyrics the same way, listeners may wish to skip the song as we understand not everyone will...
  • Trump Forces Chuck and Nancy to Debate Him in Front of America, They Didn't Like It

    12/11/2018 11:32:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 183 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    For the first time since the 2018-midterm elections, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi met with President Trump at the White House Tuesday. Their meeting was originally supposed to be closed press, but that all changed when the White House press pool was invited into the Oval Office to broadcast their remarks. President Trump started the meeting by thanking Pelosi and Schumer for showing up and made his case for additional border security. "I am proud to shut down the government over border security," Trump said. "I will take the mantle." "They're pouring into our...
  • Dick Morris: Criminal Chinese Company Had Strong Links to Clintons

    12/10/2018 9:16:33 PM PST · by bitt · 51 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 12/10/2018 | morris
    When the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, Meng Wanzhou, was arrested in Canada on Dec. 1 through an extradition warrant from the U.S., American media described, in detail, how the company had conspired to evade U.S. sanctions on Iran Huawei has long been involved in helping terrorist states and seeking to thwart U.S. sanctions. Meng is the daughter of Huaweis founder, Ren Zhengfei. As details of Huaweis complicity with Iran emerge, it is time to look back on the Clinton family and its close relationship with Huawei. When their connection was first exposed more than a decade ago, it...
  • Huawei finance boss Meng Wanzhou charged by US 'had seven passports'

    12/09/2018 1:18:48 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 34 replies
    Sky News ^ | 12-8-18 | na
    US prosecutors have charged Huawei's chief financial officer with fraud, saying she had used at least seven passports in 11 years. - ...she was charged with conspiracy to defraud multiple financial institutions between 2009 and 2014. It is alleged she used Hong Kong company Skycom to access the Iranian market in deals that violated US sanctions. She allegedly assured US banks that Huawei and Skycom were different companies but prosecutors say they were one and the same. - Mr Gibb-Carsley said she had been aware of the US investigation and had avoided entering the country since March 2017, despite the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz, others announce bill to fund $25 billion border wall

    12/06/2018 11:25:55 AM PST · by BeauBo · 203 replies
    KXAN ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Tulsi Kamath
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz with three other senators introduced a bill Wednesday that is aimed at fully funding a wall along the US-Mexico border... The WALL Act would fully fund the border wall by closing existing loopholes that provide illegal immigrants with federal benefits and tax credits, without affecting the benefits and tax credits used by Americans.
  • Huawei CFO Arrest is a Declaration of War Says Editor of Global Times

    12/06/2018 6:47:22 PM PST · by familyop · 11 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | December 6, 2018 | John Carney
    When the Trump administration blocked the merger of Qualcomm and Broadcom it singled out the risk that the deal would give Huawei an advantage in developing 5G technology. Bloomberg quoted an analyst in China who sees the arrest as the result of the national security White House staff pushing back against the Wall Street-friendly China doves in the White House, led by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who pushed for the trade truce.
  • Huawei arrest: China demands release of CFO Meng Wanzhou

    12/06/2018 8:12:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/06/2018
    China is demanding the release of telecoms giant Huawei's chief financial officer, who has been detained in Canada. Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of the company's founder, could face extradition to the US. She was arrested in Vancouver on 1 December, but the news was not made public at her request. The charges remain unknown but the US has been probing Huawei over possible violation of sanctions against Iran. China says her detention is possibly a rights abuse. Ms Meng has sought a publication ban on the details of the arrest, which has been granted by the courts. Huawei said it...
  • The sell-off started with a mysterious plunge overnight

    12/06/2018 10:26:51 AM PST · by BeauBo · 25 replies
    CNBC ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Thomas Franck
    Speculation for the swell in volume and plunge in futures included the news of the arrest of the CFO of the Chinese telecom company Huawei. Traders also speculated that the selling could be attributed to a large fund or funds liquidating a position.
  • US markets plunge after arrest of Chinese tech executive

    12/06/2018 10:39:31 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/06/18 | Alexander Bolton
    The Dow Jones industrial average plunged more than 500 points on Thursday, the first day of trading after U.S. authorities secured the arrest of a Chinese technology company executive, fueling fears that the trade war with China is heating up. News broke late Wednesday that Canadian law enforcement had arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, a major Chinese tech firm that has been linked to the Chinese military. U.S. officials have requested her extradition, citing a suspected sanctions violation. A Chinese Foreign Ministry official on Thursday demanded Mengs release and called her detention a possible human rights...
  • US markets plunge after arrest of Chinese tech executive

    12/06/2018 9:26:43 AM PST · by bitt · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/6/2018 | alexander bolton
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged by almost 500 points Thursday morning, the first day of trading after U.S. authorities secured the arrest of a Chinese technology company executive, fueling fears that the trade war with China is heating up. News broke late Wednesday that Canadian law enforcement had arrested Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, a major Chinese tech firm that has been linked to the Chinese military. U.S. officials have requested her extradition, citing a suspected sanctions violation.
  • Huawei's CFO arrested in Canada, faces extradition to United States

    12/05/2018 5:43:14 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 15 replies
    The chief financial officer of Chinese tech giant Huawei has been arrested in Canada. She faces extradition to the United States. Meng Wanzhou, also known as Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng, was apprehended in Vancouver on December 1, according to Canadian Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod. In addition to her role as CFO, Meng serves as deputy chairwoman of Huawei's board. She's the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. Meng "is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday," McLeod said in a statement, which was first reported by The Globe and...
  • U.S. Supreme Court turns away challenge to Trump's border wall

    12/03/2018 7:26:55 AM PST · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3 Dec 2018 | Andrew Chung
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge by three conservation groups to the authority of President Donald Trumps administration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a victory for Trump who has made the wall a centerpiece of his hardline immigration policies. The justices declined to hear the groups appeal of a ruling by a federal judge in California rejecting their claims that the administration had pursued border wall projects without complying with applicable environmental laws. The groups are the Center for Biological Diversity, the Animal Legal Defense Fund and Defenders of Wildlife. Their...
  • A Warming Climate Brings New Crops to Frigid Zones

    12/02/2018 6:17:21 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 25, 2018 | Jacob Bunge
    LA CRETE, AlbertaThe farm belt is marching northward. Upper Alberta is bitter cold much of the year, and remote. Not much grows other than the spruce and poplar that spread out a hundred miles around Highway 88 north toward La Crete. Signs warn drivers to watch for moose and make sure their gas tanks are filled. Farms have produced mostly wheat, canola and barley. Summers were so short farmer Dicky Driedger used to tease his wife about wasting garden space growing corn. Today, Mr. Driedger is the one growing corn. So are many other northern-Alberta farmers who are plowing up...
  • 'Dark day for press freedom': Vice must give ISIS notes to police, top court rules

    11/30/2018 11:32:54 AM PST · by Phlap · 8 replies
    CBC ^ | 11/30/2018 | Catharine Tunney
    A Vice Media reporter will have to hand over records of his conversations with an alleged ISIS member to police following a Supreme Court of Canada decision. In the unanimous decision released Friday, the top court upheld a lower court's ruling regarding the work of reporter Ben Makuch.
  • Thousands moved out for a new GM factory; now it's closing

    11/30/2018 5:59:21 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018. | David Shepardson;
    General Motors Co on Monday pulled the plug on the Chevrolet Volt hybrid and the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant that builds it, both examples of a costly gamble that is not paying off. GMs widely touted factory of the future, forced on a town desperate for jobs and hailed decades later by former resident Barack Obama, is set to wind down over the next few years, leaving beleaguered Hamtramck wondering what happened. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference Monday that he told GM chief executive Mary Barra Monday that we moved thousands of people out of that neighborhood...
  • General Motors plans to close Canadian assembly plant -TV report

    11/25/2018 5:58:49 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    Reuters Canada ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2018 | Staff
    TORONTO, Nov 25 (Reuters) - General Motors Co is planning to close all operations at a plant near Toronto and an announcement is expected on Monday, a local TV news channel reported on Sunday Citing multiple sources, CTV News reported that the plant closure in Oshawa in the province of Ontario was expected to affect thousands of high-paying jobs. GM builds sedans on one assembly line and pickup trucks on another. The plant closure is part of global restructuring, the report added. A Canada-based GM spokesman declined comment. GM employs about 2,500 union staff and roughly 300 salaried employees in...
  • Hillary Clinton mocks Trump's confidence in 'gut' instincts: 'You can't make this stuff up' [video]

    11/28/2018 12:02:49 PM PST · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 28, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told a Canadian audience Tuesday evening that President Trumps confidence in his gut instincts sends her head spinning. The two-time failed presidential candidates remarks about the commander in chief came as she kicked off a 13-city speaking tour with former President Bill Clinton. You know Trump governs, well he said today, that, you know, his gut, in his opinion, is a lot smarter than most peoples brains, she told a Toronto audience. So, I mean, literally you cant make this stuff up. I mean its like a dozen times a day your head is...