Fighting extradition to U.S., Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou prepares to go to court

Fighting extradition to U.S., Huawei’s Meng Wanzhou prepares to go to court

VANCOUVER—Global politics, big money, high technology and the intricacies of Canadian law will come together Monday when the extradition hearing of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, begins in a Vancouver courtroom. Meng, 47, a former secretary at Huawei who rose to become a public face of the company, was arrested […]

Quebec dairy mogul Lino Saputo had secret past dealings with U.S. mobster Joe Bonanno, then lied about it

Quebec dairy mogul Lino Saputo had secret past dealings with U.S. mobster Joe Bonanno, then lied about it

Lino Saputo turned his family’s humble cheesemaking business into a multibillion-dollar global dairy empire and became one of the 10 richest people in Canada in the process. But while amassing his $ 6.5-billion fortune, Saputo has also been dogged by allegations of having ties to powerful Mafia figures in both Canada and the United States. […]

Microsoft sends out fix for major Windows 10 security flaw detected by U.S. intelligence

Microsoft sends out fix for major Windows 10 security flaw detected by U.S. intelligence

Microsoft released a free software patch Tuesday to fix a major security flaw in its Windows 10 operating system. The flaw, which was discovered by the U.S. National Security Agency, could allow hackers to intercept seemingly secure communications. But rather than exploit the flaw for its own intelligence needs, the NSA tipped off Microsoft so that it […]

U.S. denies it plans to withdraw from Iraq as NATO stands firm on training mission

U.S. denies it plans to withdraw from Iraq as NATO stands firm on training mission

Canada’s defence minister insisted today the military mission in the Middle East will stay the course following hours of international confusion triggered by a leaked letter which suggested Washington was prepared to withdraw its troops from Iraq. Media reports about the letter from a senior Marine Corps brigadier general, led by the Reuters news agency, said the pullout […]

Fed saw last month less risk of U.S. recession

Fed saw last month less risk of U.S. recession

The U.S. Federal Reserve Board’s policy-making committee saw much less risk of recession at its most recent meeting in December, when it kept interest rates steady after three straight cuts and signalled that it expected to keep low rates unchanged through this year. Minutes of the December meeting, released Friday, showed that Fed officials supported […]

Iran vows to avenge U.S. killing of top commander Soleimani

Iran vows to avenge U.S. killing of top commander Soleimani

BAGHDAD — Iran threatened on Friday to hit back hard after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East. Soleimani, a general, was regarded as the second most powerful figure in Iran after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali […]

China wants U.S. tariffs rolled back in phase one trade deal

China wants U.S. tariffs rolled back in phase one trade deal

BEIJING — Beijing is insisting U.S. tariffs must be rolled back as part of any phase one trade deal with Washington, China’s Global Times newspaper said on Sunday citing unnamed sources, amid continued uncertainty on whether the two sides can strike a deal. “A US pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for December 15 cannot replace […]

Trump can begin steps to pull U.S. out of Paris climate deal

Trump can begin steps to pull U.S. out of Paris climate deal

For more than two years, President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become official until at least the day after the 2020 presidential election. In […]

More severely obese kids should get surgery, U.S. pediatric group says

More severely obese kids should get surgery, U.S. pediatric group says

Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked weight loss lasting at least several years, with few […]

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