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Growing security fears hobble global ambitions of Chinese tech giant Huawei

While a Huawei executive faces possible U.S. charges over trade with Iran, the Chinese tech giant's ambition to be a leader in next-generation telecoms is colliding with security worries abroad.
Australia and New Zealand have barred Huawei Technologies Ltd.
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Canada will 'be on the losing end' over Huawei arrest: professor

A Canadian business professor says our country will “be on the losing end” of a dispute between China and the U.S. over the arrest of a prominent executive from Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei.
“I don’t think, maybe, Canadians really appreciate… (that) this company is their crown jewel of success,” Ian Lee, an associate professor of management at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business, told CTV News Channel Saturday from Ottawa.
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Father of Strasbourg attacker said son backed ISIS group

PARIS -- The man described as the father of the 29-year-old suspect in this week's deadly Christmas market attack in Strasbourg says his son subscribed to the beliefs of the Islamic State group.
The interview with Abdelkrim Chekatt by the state-run France 2 television channel was shown Saturday night, two days after the son was killed in a confrontation with three police officers in his childhood neighbourhood in Strasbourg following a massive manhunt.
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North America's biggest diamond dug up in Northwest Territories: mining firm

YELLOWKNIFE - A Canadian mining firm says it has unearthed the largest diamond ever found in North America.
Dominion Diamond Mines says the 552-carat yellow diamond was found at its Diavik mine in the Northwest Territories in October.
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Everything you need to know about the new UN climate agreement

On Saturday, officials from nearly 200 countries agreed to a set of guidelines to implement the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change at the 2018 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland.
Here’s what you need to know about the agreement, which is being called the Katowice Climate Package.
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Police now have private health files found in N.W.T. dump, says health authority

Hundreds of patients' health records found at a dump in Fort Simpson, N.W.T., are now with the RCMP and will soon be en route to Yellowknife.
Once there, the police will hand over the files to the territory's information and privacy commissioner Elaine Keenan Bengts, according to a N.W.T.
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Punches thrown during anti-immigration protest in Edmonton

A fist fight broke out during an anti-immigration protest in downtown Edmonton Saturday afternoon, before police moved in to separate protesters and counter-demonstrators.
There were only a few police officers present at Churchill Square when the altercation started, but more arrived after the first punch landed.
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Move aside, tunnels and mineral spa — there's another attraction in Moose Jaw, Sask., nowadays. 
Canadian rock 'n' roll icon Burton Cummings has moved into the neighbourhood.
The former Guess Who frontman says he decided to move to the mid-sized Saskatchewan city — population slightly under 34,000 — just over a year ago, after decades living in the United States.
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An Ontario woman is taking one of the province's biggest insurance providers to court, alleging she was fired for pushing back on the company's "discriminatory" effort to stop selling plans to drivers who live in Brampton. 
"It's just wrong, there is no other word for it," said Medha Joshi.
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Lawyers for the family of a seven-year-old girl who died while in U.S. Border Patrol custody say she did not suffer from a lack of food or water before being picked up by authorities.
Their account disputes earlier information released by U.S.
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Loyalty, rapport: Why Trump chose Mulvaney as chief of staff

WASHINGTON -- Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport.
And, as a bonus, a decent golf game.
U.S. President Donald Trump had long made clear the qualities he was looking for in his next chief of staff.
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Why Trump chose Mick Mulvaney as chief of staff

WASHINGTON -- Demonstrated loyalty. Political savvy. Personal rapport.
And, as a bonus, a decent golf game.
U.S. President Donald Trump had long made clear the qualities he was looking for in his next chief of staff.
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