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People US, Canada call on China to release detained Canadians
Author: 0 US, Canada call on China to release detained Canadians

Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a statement , "We are deeply concerned by the arbitrary detention by Chinese authorities of two Canadians earlier this month and call for their immediate release". While Meng has had full access to lawyers and is able to see family, Kovrig is being denied legal representation, is not allowed to see family, and is limited to one consular visit a month.

People North Korea says it will not denuclearise unless United States removes threat
Author: 0 North Korea says it will not denuclearise unless United States removes threat

The US deployed nuclear weapons in South Korea from 1958 to 1991. Follow-up talks have stalled with the North insisting that US-led global sanctions against the country be removed first before any progress in denuclearisation . He added: "And Trump still hasn't even gotten an inventory of the nuclear & missile materials on which to base our bargaining with them over denuclearization".

People White House announces new sanctions against Russian Federation
Author: 0 White House announces new sanctions against Russian Federation

Deripaksa himself has been under US sanction since April, but the new round of sanctions adds a former GRU officer who reports directly to the Russian billionaire and has conducted negotiations on his behalf. The delisting of Rusal and the two other companies, En+ Group and JSC EuroSibEnergo, came as they sought to avoid being locked out of global markets due to their close association with Deripaska.

People Coastguard and police attending stowaway 'threats' incident in Thames estuary
Author: 0 Coastguard and police attending stowaway 'threats' incident in Thames estuary

According to Reuters, the suspects were believed to have boarded the vessel in Nigeria and had demanded to be taken to the English coast, threatening the Grande Tema's crew with iron bars. Police, Coastguard and Border officials are now dealing with a "complex" incident involving stowaways aboard a container vessel in the Thames estuary.

People US AF veteran raised $9.7M for border wall
Author: 0 US AF veteran raised $9.7M for border wall

He served two tours of duty in Iraq. The veteran became the most critically wounded airman to survive any war in the history of the US back on September 11, 2004, according to the Military Times . Kolfage told The Guardian at the time that the Facebook crackdown was "a complete shock". "Not once did they ever say we broke any rules or did something wrong".

People Democrats & Republicans play blame game as Christmas shutdown looms
Author: 0 Democrats & Republicans play blame game as Christmas shutdown looms

As tension escalated over the issue on Friday, the president vowed a "very long" government shutdown if Democrats continued to resist support. During a bill signing Friday, Trump went further, saying he didn't care what people called it: "One way or the other we're going to get a wall, we're going to get a barrier, we're going to get anything you want to name it".

People Patrick Frazee, fiancé of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, arrested for murder
Author: 0 Patrick Frazee, fiancé of missing Colorado mother Kelsey Berreth, arrested for murder

Frazee was booked on first-degree murder and solicitation of first-degree murder, prosecutors said, with formal charges to follow. Frazee is being held without bond. Affidavits in this case were sealed by the court, prosecutors said. May said the CBI is still processing things at Berreth's house. However, De Young said that officials have not spoken directly to Frazee and were communicating through Loew.

People Canadian citizen under 'administrative penalty' for working illegally in China
Author: 0 Canadian citizen under 'administrative penalty' for working illegally in China

In the latest case, a woman received an administrative penalty for illegal employment, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a daily news briefing. Kovrig and Spavor were picked up in China days after the RCMP arrested Meng Wanzhou in Vancouver at the request of US authorities. Bob Rae, who briefly led Canada's Liberal Party (2011-2013) before handing the reins to Trudeau, urged the government to develop a "robust, principled and effective response" to Beijing's actions.

People Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC:The Asahi Shimbun
Author: 0 Japan to resume commercial whaling after leaving IWC:The Asahi Shimbun

By withdrawing from the global commission, Japan would give up its right to "research" whaling in worldwide waters but could make up for it with open commercial whaling in its own exclusive economic zone. Japan insists whale stocks have now recovered sufficiently to allow commercial hunting to resume and maintains it has complied with the Commission's moratorium on commercial whaling since 1988.

People Trump's hasty Syria withdrawal means 'Merry Christmas' for Vladimir Putin
Author: 0 Trump's hasty Syria withdrawal means 'Merry Christmas' for Vladimir Putin

True, Syria was a mess, unlike a relatively stable Iraq in late 2011 (see the comments of Vice President Biden and President Obama), when the USA likewise abruptly left and opened the door for ISIS . Erdogan reportedly told Trump during that phone conversation that there was no longer any need for US forces to remain in that country. Mr Trump's decision to overrule military advice and embark on a pullout is understood to have contributed to the decision by his defence secretary, Gen Jim ...

People 'Journalist of the Year' fired in disgrace
Author: 0 'Journalist of the Year' fired in disgrace

YouTube/Freitag Claas Relotius resigned from Der Spiegel after faking stories. Spiegel said on Wednesday that it would call on a commission to investigate the case and prevent repeats, but that "even with the best intentions they can't be entirely ruled out".

People Fiancé of missing Colorado mom arrested
Author: 0 Fiancé of missing Colorado mom arrested

Patrick Frazee , the fiancé of missing Woodland Park mom Kelsey Berreth , was taken into custody at his home in Teller County Friday morning, and authorities said they don't believe she is alive. The cellphone is key. Berreth was last seen in a grocery store near her home Woodland Park, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Florissant. Kelsey Berreth is pictured in an undated handout photo.

People US Weighs Sizable Drawdown in Afghanistan, Officials Say
Author: 0 US Weighs Sizable Drawdown in Afghanistan, Officials Say

Foreign observers and officials said Trump's move had handed the Taliban a major propaganda and tactical victory, without the militants having to make any concessions. It is important to note that this hasn't been the first time that US troops are "withdrawing" from Syria . The 14,000 USA troops now in Afghanistan are divided between training and advising Afghan forces and a counterterror mission against groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida.

People British ministers split over next Brexit steps if May’s deal fails
Author: 0 British ministers split over next Brexit steps if May’s deal fails

Their move came as it emerged Government officials had quietly edited every one of the 106 no-deal technical notices to remove the word "unlikely" from the sentence "in the unlikely event of no-deal". Prime Minister Theresa May has said the vote on the deal will take place the week of January 14. 'The best way of stopping no deal is to back the Prime Minister's deal in my view.

People Patrick Frazee arrested over Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth's disappearance
Author: 0 Patrick Frazee arrested over Colorado mom Kelsey Berreth's disappearance

De Young said at the time that Frazee was being "cooperative" with police, according to McClatchy. Berreth's employer got a text from her phone on November 25, saying she wouldn't be able to work that week, police have said . Berreth's brother, Clint, went to her home in Colorado after her disappearance and said he had reason to believe she did not leave the house on her own accord.

People Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had 2 Cancerous Growths Removed From Lungs
Author: 0 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Had 2 Cancerous Growths Removed From Lungs

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during an event, December 15, 2018, at the New York Academy of Medicine in N.Y. "Both nodules removed during surgery were found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation ... She was hospitalized after a bad reaction to medicine in 2009. Registered Democrat Ginsburg previously served as an appeals court judge, achieving her vast success despite facing sexism when she began her legal career during the 1960s.

People The looming government shutdown by the numbers
Author: 0 The looming government shutdown by the numbers

The Republican-led Senate had already approved funds for the government through February 8 without money for the wall. Trump's border wall was a key campaign promise in the 2016 election, when he said it would be paid for by Mexico , and sees it as a winning issue for his 2020 re-election campaign.

People Suspects behind Morocco murders of Scandinavians ‘pledged allegiance’ to IS group
Author: 0 Suspects behind Morocco murders of Scandinavians ‘pledged allegiance’ to IS group

The killings were "politically motivated and thus an act of terror", Denmark's Loekke Rasmussen said, without identifying the potential motives. "The video showing the arrested individuals. An undated handout picture shows 28-year-old Maren Ueland from Norway. In it, one of the masked attackers says in classic Arabic, "This is for our brothers of Hajin", the source, who said they had seen the video, told ABC News .

People 'Racist student tried to kill black roommate by poisoning milk and mouthwash'
Author: 0 'Racist student tried to kill black roommate by poisoning milk and mouthwash'

In court, Yang 'admitted to purchasing various chemicals on the internet, including thallium and stated they were purchased with the intent to harm himself if he did poorly on future exams'. Police were called in a week later after graffiti saying "n***** get out of here" was found scrawled on Royal's bed, according to media reports. Yang provided a written statement that said he left the room and locked the door.

People A ceasefire in Hodeidah provides a glimmer of hope for Yemen
Author: 0 A ceasefire in Hodeidah provides a glimmer of hope for Yemen

It was the first air raid that the alliance has confirmed carrying out at the airport since peace talks last week in Sweden that resulted in the Hodeida ceasefire accord. It urged all sides "to respect the presence of civilians and health infrastructures". "He's got a challenging road ahead and he will be working with both sides to figure out how to ensure the implementation of the ceasefire agreement and what the verification mechanisms are going to be", his colleague Sahr Muhammedally ...

People UK's May Pushes No-Deal Brexit Dangers
Author: 0 UK's May Pushes No-Deal Brexit Dangers

The Labour leader said the "cold reality" was Mrs May achieved "nothing" last week after returning to Brussels to seek further assurances over the Irish border backstop. "There will be an terrible lot of fuss and noise and then people will realise that they voted to trigger Article 50, the terms of which are absolutely clear".

People 48-yr-old British woman raped near beach in Goa; accused missing
Author: 0 48-yr-old British woman raped near beach in Goa; accused missing

The accused has been identified as Ramchandrappa (30) and is a resident of Tamil Nadu . 'He first hit her in the eyes, due to which her vision blurred for a few minutes, and then raped her. The police team roped in the services of forensic personnel and a dog squad. Over the last decade, crimes against foreigners, especially women, has been a cause for concern in Goa, especially after the sexual assault and subsequent death of a British teenager Scarlett Keeling in 2018.

People US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico
Author: 0 US pledges $10.6B aid for Central America, southern Mexico

The U.S. State Department announced on Tuesday a total of $10.6 billion in aid for southern Mexico and $5.8 billion in aid for Central America as the Trump administration continues to struggle to find funding for President Donald Trump's border wall - a top promise from his presidential campaign.

People Highlights of Chinese president's speech on anniv. of reform, opening-up
Author: 0 Highlights of Chinese president's speech on anniv. of reform, opening-up

Instead Jinping's remarks were focused on supremacy of the ruling communist party of China. The reform and opening-up is a great revolution in the history of the Chinese people and the Chinese nation, said Xi. December 18 commemorates how Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping's restructuring of the economy in 1978, paving the way for individual ownership in some industries and allowing foreign companies limited access.

People Barack Obama plays Santa at Washington children's hospital
Author: 0 Barack Obama plays Santa at Washington children's hospital

Obama also sent his gratitude to the hospital staff, patients and their family for letting him play the role of Santa perfectly. Obama brought tears of joy to one little girl when he stepped foot into her hospital room. Wearing a red Santa hat, Obama toured the hospital. When Obama wrapped his arms around the child, she broke down in tears. "I know they will be talking about it for years to come".

People Sentencing of ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn postponed
Author: 0 Sentencing of ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn postponed

Michael Flynn may have given extraordinary co-operation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing Tuesday has exposed raw tensions over an Federal Bureau of Investigation interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts.

People In memo, Trump's AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe
Author: 0 In memo, Trump's AG pick criticized aspect of Mueller probe

Mueller is examining whether Trump's campaign team colluded with Moscow's efforts to interfere with the election, and the probe has already ensnared Trump's former campaign manager, his former personal lawyer and his ex-national security adviser.

People James Mattis is out as Defense Secretary, Trump announces
Author: 0 James Mattis is out as Defense Secretary, Trump announces

Trump says a replacement will be named shortly. "I greatly thank Jim for his service!" And as CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins observed, there wasn't "a single word of praise for Trump" in the letter Mattis sent . His departure had been anticipated since Trump announced on Wednesday that he was withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria despite opposition from United States allies and top USA military officials.

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