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Canada Frees Huawei’s CFO on Bail

(From Fox Business) A top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies was granted bail by a Canadian court on Tuesday, 10 days after her arrest in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities sparked a diplomatic dispute. Meng Wanzhou,...

Trump Fights Publicly with Top Democrats over Border Wall

(From The Hill) President Trump and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer met at the White House on Tuesday, ostensibly to resolve a government funding impasse. . . . The leaders pointed fingers at each other, raised their voices...

Hungary to Set Up Courts Overseen Directly by Government

(From Reuters) Hungary passed a law on Wednesday to set up courts overseen directly by the justice minister, a move critics said would allow political interference in judicial matters and further undermine the rule of law. . . . “(The...

Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3-Year Prison Term

(From NBC News) An emotional Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, was sentenced Wednesday to 3 years after pleading guilty to nine federal charges stemming from his failure to report millions of dollars in income making secret...

Suspected Gunman Named in French Christmas Market Shooting

(From AP News) Hundreds of police and soldiers hunted Wednesday for a suspected extremist who sprayed gunfire near one of Europe’s most famous Christmas markets [on Tuesday], killing three and wounding at least 13 in the eastern city of Strasbourg...

Former Canadian Diplomat Detained in China

(From CNBC) A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, and his current employer, the International Crisis Group, said it was seeking his prompt and safe release. Michael Kovrig’s detention comes after police in...

US Arrests Religious Leaders, Activists at Border Protest

(From Reuters) Kneeling in front of riot police, 32 religious leaders and activists were arrested at the U.S. border fence in San Diego on Monday during a protest to support the Central American migrant caravan. More than 400 demonstrators, many...

EU Offers New Brexit Deal Clarity, Won’t Renegotiate

(From Reuters) The European Union is willing to give Britain further clarifications on its Brexit deal but will not renegotiate the treaty or its protocol on the Irish border, EU chief executive Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday. Addressing the European...

China, US Discuss Plans for Trade Talks

(From AP News) China’s economy czar and U.S. trade envoys discussed plans for talks on a tariff battle, the government said Tuesday, indicating negotiations are going ahead despite tension over the arrest of a Chinese tech executive. Vice Premier Liu...

Goodyear Halts Tire Production in Venezuela as Economy Slips

(From AP News) Spokesman Eduardo Arguelles told The Associated Press that Goodyear-Venezuela had made the “difficult decision” to no longer produce tires in the country, which has seen an economic contraction worse than the U.S. Great Depression. “Our goal had...