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December 9, 2018 9:36 PM U.S. governors declare state of emergency as southern states face extreme weather

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the southern U.S. states on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were cancelled and drivers in North 5

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 9

December 8, 2018 7:18 PM Canadian telecoms face $1 Billion cost to remove Huawei gear, media report says

Canada’s Telus Corp. and BCE Inc. may face at least $1 billion in costs if the country bans telecommunications equipment made by China’s Huawei Technologies Co. from their next generation 5G mobile networks, The Globe and Mail reported Saturday, citing unidentified people familiar with the industry. BCE, Telus and, to a lesser extent, Rogers Communications 10

December 7, 2018 7:58 PM China readies Chang’e-4, its moon lander, for launch

The instruments will probe the structure of the rocks beneath the spacecraft, study the effects of the solar wind striking the lunar surface. Chang’e-4 will also test the ability of making radio astronomy observations from the far side of the moon, without the effects of noise and interference from Earth. According to the Xinhua News Agency, Chang’e- 7

December 7, 2018 3:21 PM Kelly expected to leave White House post in next few days, officials say

It is unclear who the replacement would be. Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff, is seen as a leading candidate. He is supported by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the president’s son-in-law and daughter, who both serve as senior West Wing advisers and who, according to several officials, are trying to expand their influence internally and in the re-election 5

December 6, 2018 4:51 PM Canadian businesses face retaliatory risk after Huawei arrest, say analysts

The Justice Department says the United States is seeking Meng’s extradition, but is not providing further details about the case because of a court-ordered publication ban on her pending bail hearing. Chinese officials are loudly calling for Meng’s release and want Canada to reveal the reason for her arrest. Fen Hampson, the director of the global security 10

December 5, 2018 8:07 PM Canada bracing for health, political fallout from North Korean nuke test, memos show

Scenarios mapped out by the bureau suggest radiation levels would depend on the size and height of a detonation and weather patterns over the Pacific Ocean. A presentation prepared for Health Canada’s deputy minister says experience in fallout monitoring indicates that contamination would be well below levels of public health concern. But “significant 17

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 11

December 3, 2018 3:59 PM Wisconsin Republicans forge ahead with power-stripping bills

He also held out hope Walker might stop the bills, but Walker has not voiced any opposition to date. The last lame-duck session in Wisconsin was eight years ago, just before Walker took office, when Democrats tried unsuccessfully to approve union contracts. This year’s proposals are wide-ranging and would affect everything in the state from transportation 13

December 3, 2018 1:55 AM Synagogue holds Hannukah ceremony at mass shooting site

PITTSBURGH—Sunday’s public lighting of a Menorah outside a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 people were killed in a mass shooting was an opportunity to honour the dead, mark Hanukkah’s theme of survival and allow the community to reinforce its solidarity. “To me, it’s a simple message: The light is the message,” Rabbi Jeffrey Myers said, pointing to the Menorah 14