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VANCOUVER (Reuters) -Lawyers making a final push to convince a Canadian court not to recommend the extradition of Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou on Wednesday called into question the reliability of information provided by the United States in its extradition request. Meng has returned to a Canadian courtroom for the final weeks of her U.S. extradition hearings, as the legal proceedings running more than two years draw to a close. Meng, 49, was arrested in December 2018 at Vancouver International Airport on a warrant from the United States, charging her with misleading HSBC Holdings PLC about Huawei's business dealings in Iran, potentially causing the bank to violate American economic sanctions.
WARNING: This story contains distressing details. A "disappointing waste of paper." That's how Patty Borthwick described 52 pages of hospital records about the night her daughter tried to take her own life in the psychiatric unit of the Saint John Regional Hospital. "That stuff they gave you, that's all garbage. Like, that's embarrassing that they'd even consider that a release," said Borthwick, who's been trying for months to get access to her daughter's records. And she's even more upset that
DETROIT (AP) — Voters in Detroit on Tuesday rejected a ballot proposal that called for the creation of some new city departments, restructuring the police and fire departments, and linking water rates and public transportation fares to income. Proposal P called for changes to the city charter and received 22,696 for passage, while 46,707 people voted against it during the city primary. The proposal had been opposed by some who said it could have increased spending by the city, which still has to
Prolonged lack of precipitation across the province has prompted some 18 municipalities to declare states of agriculture disaster, including Wheatland County and nearby Special Areas Board. Combined with high temperatures, the prolonged lack of moisture has created drought conditions, stunted crop growth, and low yields. While Wheatland County has declared a state of agriculture disaster, so far, none have been declared in either Kneehill County or Starland County. Kneehill County manager of Par
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Minister John Haggie said Tuesday a funding package for people who have to travel for in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment will be announced within "weeks." In an interview with the St. John's Morning Show, Haggie said the funding package is a "short-term fix" while his department has clinical discussions with Eastern Health, the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association and other providers about what fertility services "are needed and are sustainable." New
During the pandemic, commuting for a nine-to-five job could often be measured in steps rather than kilometres, as many worked from home. As September nears, some Calgary employers are looking for that to change. One key step companies and employees can take right now, according to an expert, is open and clear communication about what's expected in the weeks and months to come. "There's only so much you can get done on a video call," said Local Laundry co-owner Connor Curran. "It's a bit cold and
The number of complaints about the conduct of municipal police officers in Saskatchewan began rising sharply shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic began, and many of those complaints relate to the enforcement of public health measures, the province's Public Complaints Commission (PCC) says. From April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2021, the PCC received 246 complaints about police conduct. That's up 32 per cent from the 186 complaints received the previous year. "The PCC has noted a significant number of
E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc started to offer its Brazilian Prime subscribers free one-day delivery in 50 cities on Wednesday, amid fierce market competition in Latin America's largest economy. The move comes as rivals such as MercadoLibre and Magazine Luiza are investing heavily to ramp up delivery speeds and gain clients. The Amazon initiative, which already exists for Prime subscribers in markets across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, arrives two years after Prime was first launched in Brazil.
Canada's athletes have been striking as they compete in the men's decathlon at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Damian Warner and Pierce LePage of Canada were 1-2 in the standings after three events Wednesday. The high jump event was still underway at publishing time. Warner finished the 100 metres in 10.12 seconds to tie his decathlon world record. He nearly broke his record in long jump and improved his shot put result over his season's best. He cleared 2.02 metres in high jump, but missed his th
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis resumed his routine of holding weekly audiences with the general public a month after he underwent bowel surgery, and during the much-awaited appearance Wednesday he recalled the anniversary of the devastating Beirut port explosion and expressed the desire to someday visit Lebanon. Francis walked unaided to the center of the stage of a Vatican auditorium. smiling as he gestured toward the visitors, before taking his seat in an upholstered chair and then addressin
Ether fell about 1% on Wednesday ahead of a technical adjustment to its underlying ethereum blockchain that would alter the way transactions are processed. The revamp is currently anticipated to go live on Thursday in most time zones, according to market players, a little later than previously expected. The ethereum network underpins a range of projects in the crypto world including non fungible tokens (NFTs) - a crypto asset, representing an intangible digital item such as an image, video, or in-game item - as well many decentralised finance (DeFi) applications.
ROME (AP) — Italy stepped up pressure Wednesday on fellow EU nations to open their ports to migrants rescued by humanitarian ships as political tension simmers in the Italian government's coalition over a sharply rising number of arrivals this summer on the country's southern shores. The office of Interior Minister Luciana Lamorgese said she had a long telephone conversation with the European Union's internal affairs commissioner, Ylva Johansson. Political and economic crises in Tunisia are feed
Fredericton police officers saw an increase in intimate partner violence calls in 2020 over 2019, and experts say the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns were likely a factor. In its annual report, released last Friday, the Fredericton Police Force said it responded to 978 "intimate partner occurrences" in 2020, up by about 12 per cent from the 873 such incidents the year before. The data released by the police force is consistent with trends observed in other parts of Canada and the world
Based on the current vaccination rate among Saskatchewan Roughriders, players will not get paid if one of their games gets cancelled due to COVID-19. On Tuesday, the CFL announced its new policy in order to incentivize players to get a COVID-19 vaccine. If 85 per cent of a team has at least one dose of the vaccine, the players will still get their salary for a game cancelled because of COVID-19. If a team like the Saskatchewan Roughriders falls below the 85 per cent threshold, the entire team wi
GUYSBOROUGH – Nominations for the August 17 provincial election closed last week and, while the riding of Guysborough-Tracadie can typically expect candidates from the three main parties, it doesn’t always get a Green Party candidate. This year, Gabriel Bruce, a Dalhousie University student with family roots that go back more than 200 years in the Guysborough area, Port Shoreham specifically, has decided to translate his interest in Green politics into a bid for the seat in the riding. Bruce has
Some countries in Europe are seeing their number of COVID-19 cases fall, while others fear a fourth wave of infections is underway. View on euronews
CANSO – Rita Collins motions toward her kitchen window and says, “As you can see, the water, people go by with kayaks all the time.” That was her inspiration to add kayak rentals to her business enterprise this summer. Collins owns and operates a thrift store in Canso, My Happy Place, which now offers kayak rentals from that location on Main Street. Collins told The Journal last week, “My husband was sitting outside one day and he said, ‘You know what, a good business to start would be renting k
It's a guided tour through the urban Acadian forest of Victoria Park in Charlottetown where the goal is to focus on the natural space around you. It's known as a forest bathing walk. The City of Charlottetown is offering the half-hour tour over lunch two days a week — Tuesdays and Thursdays. The guided walk is not so much to answer questions about the forest but how to make the most of getting in tune with the environment around you. "The thing with forest bathing walks is it's more of a meditat
Two rockets launched from Lebanon on Wednesday struck Israel, which responded with artillery fire amid heightened regional tensions over an alleged Iranian attack on an oil tanker in the Gulf last week. Israel's Magen David Adom national ambulance service said there were no casualties on the Israeli side of the hilly frontier, where the rockets ignited a brush fire. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the rocket strike, launched from an area of south Lebanon under the sway of Iranian-backed Hezbollah guerrillas.
NEW DELHI (AP) — India is sending four navy ships for exercises and port visits with the Philippines, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia and Australia to strengthen cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region, its navy said Wednesday, as China's maritime power grows in the area. The Indian ships will spend more than two months in the region, the navy said in a statement. Commander Vivek Madhwal, the Indian navy spokesman, said four ships will take part. The ships will also participate in a multilateral ex