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BEIJING/TORONTO (Reuters) - China’s ambassador to Ottawa has accused Canada of “double standards” and disregarding his country’s judicial sovereignty, in a diplomatic row sparked by the arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou at the request of the United States. Beijing denounced Canada’s arrest of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies Co on Dec. 1 on a U.S....
COLFAX, Calif. (Reuters) - California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed spending $305 million to improve California’s planning and response to wildfires, mudslides and earthquakes, focusing the state’s efforts on evacuating elderly and disabled residents who became trapped in recent disasters. Newsom’s plan would also involve efforts to speed up California’s ability to buy firefighting equipment and other emergency response...
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Super Bowl fans may have to go without guacamole this year if avocado farmers in Mexico cannot send their fruit to the United States because of a prolonged fuel shortage. Like clockwork, Mexican producers ship thousands of tonnes of avocado to the United States in early February every year, where guacamole is a staple living room...
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered a defeat in parliament on Tuesday when lawmakers who oppose leaving the European Union without an accord won a vote that created a new obstacle to a no-deal Brexit. The 303 to 296 defeat means that the government needs explicit parliamentary approval to leave the EU without a deal before...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China has approved the import of five genetically modified crops, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday, amid growing pressure from the United States to open up its market to more farm goods. The crops are RF3 canola, originally developed by Bayer and now owned by BASF, Monsanto’s glyphosate-tolerant MON 88302...
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Police arrested a 47-year-old man on Monday for allegedly shooting dead three people and wounding four others in a brawl at a Los Angeles area bowling alley and said he had served a 17-year prison sentence for assault with a firearm. The shooting shortly before midnight on Friday in the suburban community of Torrance triggered a...
(Reuters) - Sika AG (SIKA.S) said on Tuesday it made an offer to buy French chemical company Parex from a fund owned by CVC Capital Partners for an enterprise value of 2.5 billion Swiss francs ($2.55 billion). The acquisition is expected to generate annual synergies of CHF 80 million-100 million, the Swiss construction chemicals maker said. Sika said the deal is...
SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is set to post its first drop in quarterly operating profit in two years as slowing economic growth in China, a key market for the South Korean tech giant, erodes demand for its products. Bleak results from the world’s top maker of semiconductors and smartphones would add to worries for investors, already on...
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares sped ahead on Monday as a dovish turn by the Federal Reserve and startlingly strong U.S. jobs data soothed some of the market’s worst fears about the global outlook. Chinese stocks firmed after the country’s central bank announced an easing in policy on Friday, with 100 basis points of cuts to bank reserve requirements freeing...
CAIRO (Reuters) - President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi inaugurated Egypt’s largest church and mosque in the New Administrative Capital on Sunday, the eve of Coptic Christmas, in a message of tolerance in the predominantly Muslim country. Copts, the largest Christian minority in the Middle East, were due hold a midnight mass in the Cathedral of the Nativity, billed by the government...

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