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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(14 Jan 2019) Here’s the latest for Monday January 14th: Trump tells farmers that wall won’t hurt them; LA teachers go on strike; Trudeau condemns Canadian death sentence in China; and all doesn’t go to plan for Infiniti at Auto Show.

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Justin Trudeau’s double spotted on Afghan talent show

An Afghan talent show contestant’s striking resemblance to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned him into an unlikely celebrity in the war-torn country — and potentially given him the winning edge.

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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Pompeo: China illegally holding 2 Canadians

(14 Dec 2018) U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the detention of two Canadian citizens in China is unlawful and is calling for them to be released. (Dec. 14)

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Official: China may have detained 2nd Canadian

Official: China may have detained 2nd Canadian

(12 Dec 2018) Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland raised the possibility that a second Canadian citizen may have been detained in China, as a Chinese tech executive remains free on bail at a home in Vancouver. (Dec. 12)

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AP: extradition hearing could be next for Meng

(12 Dec 2018) A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou is accused of selling equipment to Iran. She must stay in or around Vancouver. An extradition hearing could be her next legal step. (Dec. 12)

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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou gets bail

(12 Dec 2018) A Canadian court granted bail Tuesday to a top Chinese executive arrested at the United States’ request. Meng Wanzhou, CFO of Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, has to wear an ankle bracelet and stay in Vancouver and its suburbs. (Dec. 12)

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