Death sentence heightens China, Canada tensions

A Chinese court sentences a Canadian man to death on drug trafficking charges after his previous 15-year prison sentence was deemed too lenient, a ruling that has deepened a diplomatic rift between Ottawa and Beijing.

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(12 Jan 2019) Here are the top stories for Saturday, Jan. 12th: Former Obama housing chief Julian Castro joins 2020 campaign; Saudi woman arrives in Canada to seek asylum; Paris gas leak explosion kills three; Transport and vehicles big stars in Las Vegas CES.

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Canadian FM: glad to help Saudi woman in danger

(12 Jan 2019) Canadian FM Chrystia Freeland says the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees found that a Saudi woman fleeing alleged family abuse was in a dangerous situation and that Canada was glad to be able to act quickly and offer her refuge. (Jan. 12)

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(11 Jan 2019) Here are the top stories for Friday, Jan. 11th: Trump holds off on declaring ‘national emergency;’ Arrest made in abduction of Wisconsin teen; Canada to grant asylum to Saudi woman; Heavy snow creates havoc in Europe.

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Lima Group meeting over Venezuela starts in Peru

Foreign ministers from Latin America and Canada meet in the Peruvian capital on ways to step up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist regime to coincide with the second-term inauguration of President Nicolas Maduro next week. IMAGES

What makes chickens happy? Nobody is quite sure

(20 Dec 2018) What makes for a happy chicken? Researchers in Canada are trying to answer the question as chicken welfare becomes a bigger issue. But there’s disagreement about how to measure chicken welfare. (Dec. 20)

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