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January 15, 2019 7:44 PM Saskatchewan’s Opposition wants review of Huawei’s potential risk to province

Huawei helped build Canada’s 5G wireless networks, which security analysts warn could give Beijing backdoor access to revealing data about Canadians. Daniel Tobok, an international cyber security expert who heads the company Cytelligence, has said Canada is potentially connected to Huawei forever as it will need to rely on the company’s support for maintenance 8

January 9, 2019 1:15 PM On his Mideast trip, Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop

BAGHDAD—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq on Wednesday in an unannounced stop on his Mideast tour meant to promote the White House’s hard-line position on Iran. The trip comes amid confusion over conflicting statements by U.S. President Donald Trump and senior U.S. officials about a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, where Iran is backing 6

January 2, 2019 9:36 PM We’re signing trade deals. Now, we have to use them

Canadian exporters fixated on the U.S. market invoke the EU’s many languages (at least 47) and transportation issues as reasons for not vigorously tapping EU markets. And yet those same language “barriers” have not dissuaded Italian biscuit and French cheese exporters from ramping up their sales to Canada. And transportation challenges in an EU with an integrated 9

December 29, 2018 10:15 PM Aunt of Sarah McIver says she believes school officials in China made error

DRUMHELLER, ALTA.—The aunt of an Alberta woman who has been released from custody in China says she believes it was a mistake by her niece’s employer that resulted in her arrest. Sarah McIver was detained earlier this month over a work-permit issue related to her teaching job, but her aunt Rhona McIver says Sarah is now on her way back to her hometown 12

December 28, 2018 11:06 PM Syria’s Kurds, feeling betrayed by the U.S., ask Assad government for protection

BEIRUT—Feeling betrayed by the United States, its Kurdish allies in Syria asked the Syrian government on Friday to protect them from possible attack by Turkey. The request appeared to help open the way for the forces of President Bashar Assad of Syria, backed by Russia and Iran, to start retaking the Kurdish-held part of the country near Turkey’s border 9

December 15, 2018 12:48 AM China suspends tariff hikes on U.S. cars, auto parts

BEIJING—China announced a 90-day suspension on Friday of tariff hikes on U.S. cars, trucks and auto parts following its ceasefire in a trade battle with Washington that threatens global economic growth. The suspension is China’s first step in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Dec. 1 agreement to suspend U.S. tariff hikes for a similar 90-day period 18

December 14, 2018 2:44 PM Minister postpones trip to China amid tensions between two countries

“We look forward to meeting again to continue building people-to people ties and strengthening the tourism relationship between Canada and China — a relationship that creates good jobs for middle class families and opportunities for people in both countries,” Ghio said. Canada and China are battling over the detentions of two Canadians in China as well as the recent 22

December 10, 2018 9:57 PM Lawmakers urge Canada to impose Magnitsky sanctions against Iran

Canada passed a law last year named for late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, whose arrest and death in prison drew international attention. It allows sanctions to be applied broadly in human rights cases, and was used last month to charge 17 Saudi officials in the aftermath of the death of Jamal Khashoggi. “2018 has seen an unprecedented assault on human 16

December 10, 2018 9:56 PM Armenian prime minister’s bloc wins parliamentary majority

YEREVAN, ARMENIA—A bloc led by Armenia’s relatively new prime minister trounced its political foes and won an overwhelming parliamentary majority in an early election, according to results released Monday. Nikol Pashinian came to power in May after spearheading massive protests that forced his predecessor to step down. The 43-year-old former journalist 17

November 4, 2018 3:02 PM In ‘SNL’s’ cold open, Fox News hosts offer some thoughts on the migrant caravan

After two weeks off the air, “Saturday Night Live” wasted no time diving back into politics. The show’s cold open focused on many of the claims being made about the caravan of Central Americans — what The Washington Post’s Michael E. Miller called “a sea of weary men, women and children, borne forward in waves by nothing more than their blistered, bleeding 33