• China's envoy to Canada says Huawei 5G ban would have repercussions
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    China's envoy to Canada says Huawei 5G ban would have repercussions

    Ambassador Lu Shaye, speaking at a news conference, did not give details. Canada is currently studying the security implications of 5G networks, but unlike some allies has not announced Huawei equipment will be excluded. "If the Canadian government does ban Huawei from participating in the 5G

  • Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'
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    Trump missile defense review calls North Korea 'extraordinary threat'

    The open acknowledgment in the Missile Defense Review of U.S. plans to counter Russian and Chinese technological advances likely will alarm those nations. It marked a departure from the approach taken by Republican Trump's Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, to tamp down concerns by major nuclear

  • Reuters

    U.S. believes Islamic State likely responsible for Manbij blast: sources

    The sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies were investigating who carried out the attack in Manbij, Syria. Officials studying the incident are not dismissing Islamic State's claim of responsibility for the blast, which killed two U.S. troops and two

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Macron’s turn at G7 helm: Can he offer Trump anything to keep him in?

    With France taking its turn this year as head of the Group of Seven most-advanced industrialized countries, President Emmanuel Macron is identifying climate change and cooperative efforts to soften the economic downsides of globalization as his priorities. In other words, how does a group of the world

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Emergency alert: Declaration could end shutdown – and create new challenges

    President Trump says he is not rushing to declare a national emergency as a means to build his border wall. “I’m not looking to call a national emergency. This is so simple you shouldn’t have to do it,” he told reporters this week.

  • Christian Science Monitor

    For Europe, a push against the violence of hate

    Poland just gave a tender lesson to the rest of Europe on how to deal with hate speech – and its consequences. On Jan. 14, the mayor of the Polish city of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz, was assassinated at an annual charity event aimed at bringing Poles together. The killer’s motives, according to most commentators

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Postwar Syria? Arab world moving to bring Damascus back into the fold.

    After nearly eight years of trying to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Gulf states and their Arab allies are rapidly embracing Damascus anew. The bitter enemies in the civil war-turned-proxy war that has killed more than 500,000 people and displaced millions are reopening embassies

  • Venezuela to receive 2,000 Cuban doctors pulled from Brazil: Maduro
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    Venezuela to receive 2,000 Cuban doctors pulled from Brazil: Maduro

    Venezuela will receive 2,000 Cuban doctors who left Brazil following a dispute between the Communist-run island and the government of far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who ordered an end to their stay after taking office this year. Bolsonaro said some 11,000 doctors were being used as "

  • North Korea's top envoy arrives in Washington: South Korea's Yonhap
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    North Korea's top envoy arrives in Washington: South Korea's Yonhap

    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's top envoy, Kim Yong Chol, arrived at Washington D.C.'s Dulles International Airport to discuss a second summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported on Friday. U.S. and South Korean

  • French rapper MHD charged with murder over deadly fight in Paris
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    French rapper MHD charged with murder over deadly fight in Paris

    French rapper MHD was on Thursday charged with murder over a fight that led to the death of a young man in July, his lawyer said in a statement. The 24-year-old Parisian performer, whose real name is Mohamed Sylla, "contests any involvement in this brawl", lawyer Elise Arfi said in the statement

  • Migrant caravan begins to cross peacefully into Mexico
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    Migrant caravan begins to cross peacefully into Mexico

    CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico (AP) — Hundreds of mainly Honduran migrants began crossing peacefully into Mexico on Thursday without the confrontations that marked last fall's migrant caravans.

  • Sharapova vs Wozniacki in key 3rd-round match at Aussie Open
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    Sharapova vs Wozniacki in key 3rd-round match at Aussie Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Caroline Wozniacki will have her most daunting challenge in defense of her Australian Open women's singles title when she takes on five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova in the third round at Melbourne Park on Friday.

  • Associated Press

    Canada examining case of Saudi who fled Canada after charge

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada's foreign minister said Thursday her government is looking into the case of a Saudi Arabian man charged with sexual assault who might have fled Canada despite having his passport seized.

  • Pacquiao ready for Broner in Las Vegas return
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    Pacquiao ready for Broner in Las Vegas return

    Manny Pacquiao is aiming to offer fresh evidence that life begins at 40 when the Filipino veteran takes on Adrien Broner on Saturday in his first fight in Las Vegas for more than two years. Pacquiao, who celebrated his 40th birthday last month with a lavish birthday party in the Philippines, defends

  • Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape
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    Ex-mistress of 'El Chapo' says she was 'traumatized' by tunnel escape

    Testifying for the prosecution in federal court in Brooklyn, Lucero Sanchez Lopez, a onetime local lawmaker in Guzman's home state of Sinaloa, also gave an emotional account of her relationship with Guzman, saying she at times feared for her safety. "I didn't want for him to mistrust me

  • African Union urges Congo to suspend final election results
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    African Union urges Congo to suspend final election results

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The African Union continental body issued a surprise last-minute demand late Thursday for Congo's government to suspend the announcement of final results of the disputed presidential election, citing "serious doubts."

  • Ten killed in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy
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    Ten killed in car bomb attack on Colombian police academy

    A car bomb attack on a police cadet training academy killed 10 people and wounded 65 on Thursday in Bogota, making it the worst such incident in the Colombian capital in 16 years. The defense ministry said the "terrorist act" was carried out using a vehicle packed with 80 kilograms (around

  • New caravan crosses Guatemala, first migrants enter Mexico
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    New caravan crosses Guatemala, first migrants enter Mexico

    A new caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States made its way across Guatemala Thursday, with the first members crossing into southern Mexico. Bundled up in the early morning cold of the Guatemalan capital, hundreds of mostly Honduran migrants set out on the next leg of their

  • Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualified
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    Barcelona reaches Copa quarters but could be disqualified

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona earned a spot in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey on Thursday, but its continued participation in the tournament remains under threat.

  • Associated Press

    Top Asian News 11:20 p.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — High-level talks aimed at finalizing a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are planned for this week in Washington, U.S. officials said Thursday. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to meet former North Korean spy chief Kim Yong Chol

  • Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies
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    Chinese ambassador warns Canada to stop rallying allies

    TORONTO (AP) — China's ambassador to Canada warned the Canadian government Thursday to stop recruiting international support in its feud with China and threatened retaliation if Canada bans Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei for security reasons.

  • Coalition hits mosque used by IS in Syria
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    Coalition hits mosque used by IS in Syria

    The US-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Syria destroyed a command center in a mosque in the war-torn country on Thursday, officials said. The strike is another indication that IS has not been "beaten" in Syria, as Trump claimed last month when he ordered the withdrawal of

  • Mexican mobster's ex-lover: Chapo turned me into drug smuggler
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    Mexican mobster's ex-lover: Chapo turned me into drug smuggler

    A former mistress of Mexican crime boss Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman testified Thursday that the cartel leader lured her into a life as a drug trafficker, shifting hundreds of kilos of marijuana a time on planes. "Until today I was confused because I thought it was a romantic relationship

  • Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated
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    Watchdog: Thousands more children may have been separated

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands more migrant children may have been split from their families than the Trump administration previously reported, in part because officials were stepping up family separations long before the border policy that prompted international outrage last spring, a government watchdog

  • Brazil, US officials meet Venezuela opposition leaders
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    Brazil, US officials meet Venezuela opposition leaders

    Brasília (AFP) - Brazilian and US officials met Venezuelan opposition leaders in Brasilia Thursday to discuss the political crisis in the oil-rich country ruled by President Nicolas Maduro, Brazil's foreign ministry said. The ministry said in a statement the meetings were to "analyze the situation