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Canadian ex-diplomat detained in China, official confirms

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Toronto, Dec 12 (AP) - A former Canadian diplomat has been detained while visiting Beijing amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States.
Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale on Tuesday confirmed the detention and said Canada is very concerned.
Michael Kovrig, who previously was a diplomat in China and elsewhere, was taken into custody by the Beijing Bureau of Chinese State Security on Monday night during one...

India holds Partners’ Forum 2018 on health, well-being issues

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New Delhi, Dec 12 (Xinhua) -- The fourth Partners' Forum, known as Partners' Forum 2018, was held here on Wednesday, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the global meeting on infant and mater-nal health, officials said.
"The Government of India, in association with the...

Lawyers protest detention of Kelly, Ghosn’s co-accused

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Tokyo, Dec 12 (AP) - Lawyers for Greg Kelly, the American executive arrested last month with Nissan's former chairman Carlos Ghosn on suspicion of underreporting Ghosn's pay, protested his prolonged stay in Japanese detention Wednesday.
The Tokyo District Court confirmed it received the protest...

5 detained as France hunts Christmas market terror suspect

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France, Dec 12 (AP) - French authorities detained five people as they hunted Wednesday for a suspected ex-tremist who sprayed gunfire at one of Europe's most famous Christmas markets in the eastern city of Stras-bourg, killing three and wounding at least 13 and putting the whole country on edge...

Eyes in the sky capture carbon, other climate culprits

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Poland, Dec 12 (AP) - A growing fleet of satellites is monitoring man-made greenhouse gas emissions from space, spurred by the need to track down major sources of climate changing gases such as methane and carbon dioxide.
While scientists and policy-makers agree that getting a firm grasp on the...

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