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B.C. trade mission cancels China trip due to Huawei events

B.C. trade mission cancels China trip due to Huawei events China has warned the Canadian ambassador that if Meng Wanzhou , the chief financial officer of telecom and tech giant Huawei, is not released, there will be "grave consequences", CBS News reported on Sunday. Meng is accused of misrepresenting Huawei's connection with Skycom to several banks involved in the case. "We are a rule of law country and we will be following our laws as we have thus ... [Full Article...]

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff claims Trump faces 'real prospect' of jail time

In a Fox News op-ed column , National Review writer Andrew McCarthy suggested that Michael Cohen's admission that he made payments to two former Trump mistresses was a stepping stone to the indictment of the president. Republican Senator Marco Rubio told CNN he was waiting for the results of the Russian Federation investigation and related federal probes. It's a last resort and only when ... [Full Article...]

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing

China launches rover for first far side of the moon landing A couple of the probe's scientific instruments were contributed by teams from Germany and Sweden. It is indicated that China has ambitious plans in space: by 2020, the country plans to send a moon Rover to build by 2022 own space station and send to 2029 research mission to Jupiter. [Full Article...]

Father of missing tourist Grace Millane speaks

Father of missing tourist Grace Millane speaks Police said more than 25 staff were working on the case and were trawling through hours of CCTV footage to trace her movements. Police say the backpacker was last seen at the CityLife hotel with a man at around 9.40pm on Saturday. Her brother, Michael Millane, said the family began getting anxious on Monday when she didn't reply to messages. "As a family we've been extremely concerned for her ... [Full Article...]

Kushner advised Saudi Prince to 'weather storm' in wake of Khashoggi murder

Kushner advised Saudi Prince to 'weather storm' in wake of Khashoggi murder Mr Jubeir added: "The Turkish authorities have not been as forthcoming as we believe they should have been". The transcript notes "screams" and "gasping" before the sounds of a "saw" and "cutting" as the killers dismembered Khashoggi. Riyadh was at first in denial about the killing, but finally said Khashoggi had been murdered during a "rogue" operation. There is also an indication that phon... [Full Article...]

Trump nominates William Barr to be his next attorney general

Trump nominates William Barr to be his next attorney general Barr later worked as a corporate general counsel and is now counsel at a prominent worldwide law firm, Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Secretary Pompeo appointed her as Acting Undersecretary of State for Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy in April this year and she has accompanied Mr. [Full Article...]

Ayers Will Not Become Trump's Chief of Staff; Mnuchin, Meadows Considered

Mr. Ayers tweeted that he would instead be leaving the White House soon, apparently to return to his home state of Georgia. On Saturday, Trump announced Kelly's departure by the end of the year. "I think Donald Trump desperately needs in that job someone who can walk into the Oval Office, close the door, and tell him what he does not want to hear", Whipple said. [Full Article...]

Trump 'Likely To Be Indicted' On Campaign Finance Violations

Trump 'Likely To Be Indicted' On Campaign Finance Violations Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Donald Trump , leaves his apartment building on New York's Park Avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. Court filings also showed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that Russian Federation and the Trump campaign had political synergy (or collusion) dating back to the fall of 2015. [Full Article...]

IDF tells Lebanese residents to leave towns over 'explosive' Hezbollah tunnels

On Saturday, the IDF said its soldiers had shot across the border with Lebanon several hours before it announced the discovery of a third Hezbollah terror tunnel under the frontier . On Saturday, Israel's military said that soldiers opened fire at suspected Hezbollah operatives, while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that Israel was "systematically and firmly" destroying Hezbollah's ... [Full Article...]

U.S. conducts 'extraordinary' observation flight to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine

U.S. conducts 'extraordinary' observation flight to reaffirm commitment to Ukraine A US Air Force OC-135B observation aircraft flew over Ukraine with US, Canadian, German, French, United Kingdom, Romanian and Ukrainian observers on board, the Pentagon told Business Insider in an emailed statement. The United States is required to notify Turkey under a treaty that governs the passage of military vessels from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. [Full Article...]

House Judiciary Committee releases transcript of James Comey testimony

House Judiciary Committee releases transcript of James Comey testimony He did not identify the people being investigated but said they "had some connection to Mr Trump". Comey gave a closed session interview earlier this week to politicians as part of an investigation into the processes of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation relating to the 2016 US presidential election―specifically the topic of Russian collusion. [Full Article...]

What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal? - International

What next if UK MPs reject Brexit deal? - International Priti Patel , one of the most vocal Conservative Party MPs opposed to May's deal, was reacting to a leaked United Kingdom government report indicating that there could be food shortages in Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit. "I would say to the colleagues who are voting against the withdrawal agreement. anything could happen after that". She added: "If people asked me, then of course you... [Full Article...]

Northam declares state of emergency in advance of expected winter storm

Northam declares state of emergency in advance of expected winter storm As much as 6 inches of snow might fall in Charlotte, North Carolina , and ice accumulations of a quarter of an inch to half an inch are possible. Meanwhile, a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Forsyth, Jackson, Madison, Gwinnett, Barrow, Clarke, Oconee, Oglethorpe, and Walton counties through early Monday morning. [Full Article...]

Neo-Nazi convicted of murdering protester in US

Neo-Nazi convicted of murdering protester in US Fields ― a 21-year-old extremist associated with the hate group Vanguard America ― faced charges of first-degree murder and other felonies over the attack, in which he intentionally sped into protesters after the " Unite the Right " rally on August 12, killing one and injuring dozens more. [Full Article...]

New Zealand police find body believed to be British backpacker Grace Millane

New Zealand police find body believed to be British backpacker Grace Millane Ms Millane from Wickford, Essex, graduated from the University of Lincoln in September and was on a year-long round the world trip. "Obviously, this brings the search for Grace to an end", Inspector Beard said. At 9.41pm Millane and the 26-year-old man taken in by police today were seen on CCTV entering CityLife Hotel, which has entrances on both Queen and Durham Sts. [Full Article...]

TV Brexit debate between May and Corbyn 'dereliction of duty by BBC'

TV Brexit debate between May and Corbyn 'dereliction of duty by BBC' That would mean finding a place for the hour-long show amongst a packed evening schedule including Countryfile, the series finale of Doctor Who and the Strictly Come Dancing results show. "As part of this, ITV has invited the Prime Minister and Leader of the Opposition to appear in an ITV programme". 'As always, it is up to those invited to decide whether they want to accept the invitation'. [Full Article...]

Court Deadlines Set Stage for More Russia Probe Details

Court Deadlines Set Stage for More Russia Probe Details The special counsel and federal prosecutors in NY are filing court memos detailing the cooperation of longtime Trump legal fixer Michael Cohen , who has admitted lying to Congress and orchestrating hush-money payments to protect the president. [Full Article...]

N.C. GOP Leader Open To New Election As Fraud Investigation Continues

N.C. GOP Leader Open To New Election As Fraud Investigation Continues Republican Mark Harris led by 905 votes over Democrat Dan McCready, who had already conceded. But the state elections board refused to certify the results last week because of allegations of "irregularities and concerted fraudulent activities" involving mail-in ballots in the district. [Full Article...]

Ecuador's president says Julian Assange should leave embassy soon

Ecuador's president says Julian Assange should leave embassy soon Assange's lawyer in Ecuador, Carlos Poveda, has told Sputnik that his client was ready to surrender to the UK authorities after receiving written guarantees from London that he would not be extradited to the United States or any other country. [Full Article...]

Lebanon says Israel offered no proof of border tunnels

Lebanon says Israel offered no proof of border tunnels Following Israel's launch of a major defensive campaign in the north to beat back the threat posed by the Hezbollah terror group in Lebanon, the Russian embassy in Israel communicated qualified support for Israel's right to self-defense. "We are talking about engineering activity within the sovereign territory of the state of Israel", she added, accusing Netanyahu of "blowing the incident out of p... [Full Article...]


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