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December 13, 2018 3:09 PM French police try to catch Christmas market attack suspect dead or alive

French authorities said that the suspect, born in Strasbourg, had run-ins with police starting at age 10 and his first conviction at age 13. Chekatt had been convicted 27 times, mostly in France but also in Switzerland and Germany, for crimes including armed robbery. He had been flagged for extremism and was on a watch list. French President Emmanuel 9

December 11, 2018 1:52 PM Briton arrested in Egypt on spying charges says he is free

CAIRO—A British-Libyan tourist says Egyptian authorities released him two weeks after he was arrested over a video he filmed on his cellphone that showed a military helicopter in the background. Muhammed Fathi AbulKasem announced his release in a one-minute audio message posted on YouTube on Dec. 8, thanking his family and supporters. “I’m not ready 6

December 10, 2018 7:53 PM Nearly 85 per cent of UN nations back migration deal, excluding U.S

Louise Arbour of Canada, a former UN human rights chief, said the issue also has been tied up in parliamentary debates in Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Israel, Slovenia and Switzerland — although some of them did participate in creating the accord, which has since been ensnared by tough political headwinds. The conference is the capstone of efforts 10

December 9, 2018 2:52 AM Canada could be at risk of ‘nasty’ retaliation from China

VANCOUVER—Canada is at risk of retaliation from China, including the arrest of Canadians in the country, said a former ambassador to China after the chief financial officer of Chinese-owned Huawei was taken into custody this week. With the bail hearing of Meng Wanzhou currently underway in a Vancouver court, Canada is “caught in the middle” between an extradition 11

December 7, 2018 8:06 PM U.S.-China friction threatens to undercut the fight against climate change

They have the largest carbon footprints. Also the largest economies. Now, as diplomats meet in Poland for high-stakes climate negotiations, a pitched standoff between the United States and China threatens to slow global action on climate change precisely at a time when the risks of catastrophe are accelerating. The tensions between Washington and Beijing 8

December 5, 2018 5:36 PM No president was ‘more courageous, more principled and more honourable’ than George H.W. Bush, Mulroney says in eulogy

WASHINGTON—No American president was “more courageous, more principled and more honourable than George Herbert Walker Bush,” former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney said in an eulogy at Wednesday’s state funeral. “Let me tell you that, when George Bush was president of the United States of America, every single head of government in the world knew that they were dealing 19

December 4, 2018 1:17 PM Indonesian police say 32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks

JAYAPURA, INDONESIA—Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday. Papua police spokesperson Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction 14

November 28, 2018 1:05 PM Thirty civilians die during battle with Taliban, says Afghan official

KABUL—At least 30 civilians were killed along with 16 Taliban fighters as Afghan government forces battled insurgents in southern Helmand province overnight, provincial officials said Wednesday. According to Attahullah Afghan, who heads the provincial council in Helmand, most of the casualties — which included men, women and children — incurred in an airstrike 21

November 20, 2018 1:14 PM Trump criticizes war hero for not capturing bin Laden sooner

WASHINGTON—U.S. President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not capturing Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a weekend Fox News interview in which he also asserted that the former Navy SEAL and former commander 18

November 19, 2018 11:05 PM Federal government averts deportation for vocal Putin critic who feared return to Russia

OTTAWA—Supporters of a scientist who fears political retribution if deported to Russia said she has been granted a temporary reprieve. Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said Elena Musikhina, an outspoken opponent of the Putin government, has been granted a two-year permit to stay in Canada. May said it means Musikhina and her husband, who faced removal 17