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Canadian said to be detained in China, Huawei CFO due back in court

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A former Canadian diplomat has been detained in China, two sources said on Tuesday, just hours before a top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom for a bail hearing that has angered Beijing. It was not immediately clear if the cases were related, but Canadian analysts had already predicted China would retaliate after the arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at the request of U.S. authorities. The former diplomat is Michael Kovrig, who is based in China.…

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Huawei CFO back in Canada court as bail hearing set to wrap

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A top executive at Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is set to return to a Vancouver courtroom on Tuesday, as the judge weighs final issues in determining whether she should be freed on bail while awaiting extradition proceedings. 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 Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou was arrested by Canadian authorities on Dec. 1 at the request of the United States. Tuesday…

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China court bans sales of older iPhone models in Apple-Qualcomm global battle

SAN FRANCISCO/SHANGHAI (Reuters) – A Chinese court has ordered a sales ban of some older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, though intellectual property lawyers said enforcement of the ban was likely still a distant threat. The case, brought by Qualcomm, is part of a global patent dispute between the two U.S. companies that includes dozens of lawsuits. It creates uncertainty over Apple’s business in one of its biggest markets at a time when concerns over waning demand for new iPhones are…

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Canadian court weighs bail for jailed CFO of China’s Huawei

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A Canadian provincial court weighing whether to grant bail to a top executive of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], who is facing possible extradition to the United States, adjourned on Monday without deciding her fate. U.S. prosecutors want Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou to be extradited to face accusations she misled multinational banks about Huawei’s control of a company operating in Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating U.S. sanctions which would incur severe penalties, court documents said. Meng, the 46-year-old daughter of Huawei’s founder,…

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Court orders China sales ban on older Apple iPhones in Qualcomm case

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A Chinese court has ordered a ban on the sale of several older Apple Inc iPhone models in China for violating two patents of chipmaker Qualcomm Inc, although Apple said all of its phone models remained on sale in the mainland. The case, brought by Qualcomm, is part of a global patents dispute between the two U.S. companies that includes dozens of lawsuits. It creates uncertainty over Apple’s business in one of its biggest markets at a time when its falling share prices reflect concerns over…

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Vijay Mallya should be extradited to India, London court rules

Image copyright AFP/Getty Indian business tycoon Vijay Mallya should be extradited from the UK to India where he faces fraud charges, a London court has ruled. The extradition ruling will be passed to the Home Secretary for approval. Mr Mallya, whose business empire once included Kingfisher beer, left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of more than $1bn (£785m). He denies “fleeing” from India, and says he made an “unconditional” offer to pay back the sum in full in July. Mr Mallya attended Westminster Magistrates Court for the…

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UK can cancel Brexit, says EU court

Image copyright ECJ Image caption The case was heard by all 27 European judges last month The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK can cancel Brexit without the permission of the other 27 EU members. The judges ruled that this could be done without altering the terms of Britain’s membership. A group of anti-Brexit politicians and campaigners argued that the UK should be able to unilaterally halt the Brexit process if it wants to do so. But their case was opposed by the UK government and…

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Grace Millane: Man appears in court charged with backpacker’s murder

Image copyright Lucie Blackman Trust Image caption The 22-year-old arrived in New Zealand in mid-November for the second part of her round-the-world trip A 26-year-old man has appeared in court in New Zealand charged with the murder of British backpacker Grace Millane. Miss Millane disappeared in Auckland on 1 December – police ended their search on Sunday after finding a body on the outskirts of the city. The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is due in court next month. Court documents showed he had been living at…

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Huawei CFO seeks bail, cites health fears behind bars: court documents

Meng Wanzhou, Executive Board Director of the Chinese technology giant Huawei, attends a session of the VTB Capital Investment Forum “Russia Calling!” in Moscow, Russia October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Bibik TORONTO (Reuters) – A top executive of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd [HWT.UL] argued that she should be let out on bail while awaiting an extradition hearing due to severe hypertension and fears for her health while incarcerated in Canada, court documents released on Sunday showed. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou is fighting to be released on bail after…

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Canadian court bail hearing for Huawei CFO adjourned until Monday

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou (L), who was arrested on an extradition warrant, appears at her B.C. Supreme Court bail hearing in a drawing in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada December 7, 2018. REUTERS/Jane Wolsak MANDATORY CREDIT. NO ARCHIVES. NO RESALES. VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A bail hearing for the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd was adjourned until Monday, after she appeared in a court in Vancouver following her arrest in Canada at the behest of the United States. Meng Wanzhou, 46, who is also the daughter of the…

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