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Humphries files harassment complaint with Bobsleigh Canada

(Reuters) – Bobsleigh Canada said on Monday an investigation has been launched after two-time Olympic gold medalist Kaillie Humphries filed a harassment complaint with the organization. Bobsleigh – Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics – Women’s Finals – Olympic Sliding Centre – Pyeongchang, South Korea – February 21, 2018 – Kaillie Humphries of Canada reacts. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann Humphries, who announced last October she was taking a year off from competition, told CBC in an interview that she had filed a complaint but did not reveal details of the harassment she was alleging.…

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Canada dismisses China’s warning of repercussions over Huawei ban

SHERBROOKE, Quebec (Reuters) – Canada’s government on Friday dismissed China’s warning of repercussions if Ottawa banned Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to 5G networks, saying it would not compromise on security. FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale answers questions from media on the second day of Foreign ministers meetings from G7 countries in Toronto, Ontario, Canada April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Fred Thornhill/File Photo China’s ambassador to Canada issued the threat on Thursday as relations between the two nations continued to deteriorate after a senior Huawei…

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

OTTAWA (Reuters) – China’s envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa there would be repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks, the latest blast in a deepening bilateral dispute. FILE PHOTO: China’s Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye delivers a speech during the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Conference at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo Ambassador Lu Shaye, speaking at a news conference, did not give details. Canada is currently studying the security…

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Chinese envoy to Canada warns against any future Huawei 5G ban

FILE PHOTO: China’s Ambassador to Canada Lu Shaye delivers a speech during the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) Conference at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo OTTAWA (Reuters) – China’s envoy to Canada on Thursday warned Ottawa of possible repercussions if it banned technology firm Huawei from supplying equipment to Canadian 5G networks, in the latest blast in a deepening bilateral dispute. Ambassador Lu Shaye, speaking at a news conference, did not give details. Canada is currently studying the security implications of 5G networks…

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Rahaf al-Qunun: Saudi teen refugee arrives in Canada

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe #SaveRahaf campaign went viral after Rahaf started tweeting about her plight for asylum A Saudi teenager who fled her family and got stranded at a Bangkok airport has arrived in Canada after being granted asylum there. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room, attracting international attention. She said she had…

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Huawei Canada executive leaves post as scrutiny of company grows

NEW YORK/OTTAWA (Reuters) – One of Huawei Canada’s top executives on Friday disclosed he was leaving his post after more than seven years with the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker, which is facing heightened scrutiny over security issues from Canada and its allies. FILE PHOTO: Huawei Canada Vice President of Corporate Affairs Scott Bradley stands outside after the B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who was released on a $10 million bail in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson Scott Bradley disclosed his departure…

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Rahaf al-Qunun flying to Canada in asylum bid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe #SaveRahaf campaign went viral after Rahaf started tweeting about her plight for asylum A Saudi woman who fled her family and became stranded at Bangkok’s main airport is now flying to Canada to seek asylum, Thai officials say. Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, 18, had been trying to reach Australia via Bangkok, but was initially told to return to Kuwait, where her family were waiting. She refused to fly back and barricaded herself into her airport hotel room, attracting international attention. She said…

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Canada gets consular access to second man detained in China

OTTAWA/BEIJING (Reuters) – Canadian diplomats gained consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada’s foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details, as China said it was ensuring their rights were protected. FILE PHOTO: Canadian businessman Michael Spavor arrives next to the former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (not pictured) after a trip to North Korea, at Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon/File Photo John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, met Michael Spavor,…

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Canada says China has granted consular access to second detainee

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canadian diplomats received consular access on Sunday to the second of two men detained by China over the past week, Canada’s foreign ministry said in a statement that gave few details. Canadian businessman Michael Spavor arrives next to the former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (not pictured) after a trip to North Korea, at Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China January 13, 2014. Picture taken January 13, 2014. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to Beijing, met Michael Spavor, the statement said. Spavor and Michael Kovrig were…

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Chinese state media urges Canada to defy U.S., free Huawei executive

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Canada should distance itself from U.S. “hegemonism” and grant unconditional freedom to Meng Wanzhou, a Chinese executive detained in Vancouver on Washington’s request, the state-owned tabloid Global Times said in a Thursday editorial. Meng Wanzhou, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s chief financial officer (CFO), is seen in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 6, 2018. Huawei/Handout via REUTERS Meng, the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies HWT.UL, has been accused by U.S. prosecutors of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the banks at…

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