Tuesday, February 25, 2020

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Assange would be suicide risk if extradited to U.S., his lawyer says

LONDON (Reuters) - Julian Assange should not be extradited to the United States as he would not get a fair trial and would be a suicide risk, his lawyer told a British court hearing on Monday. Assange’s lawyer, Edward Fitzgerald, said extradition would expose Assange to inhumane and degrading treatment by a disproportionate sentence and…

Factbox: News and quotes from Julian Assange’s extradition hearing

LONDON (Reuters) - Julian Assange appeared before a British court on Monday to fight an extradition request from the United States which wants to put the 48-year-old on trial for hacking government computers and violating an espionage law. Below are the main developments and quotes from the hearing. ** Assange supporters gather outside the court.…

George Washington sought honest British workers over ‘slovenly’ Americans

FILE PHOTO: A statue of George Washington on a horse is pictured outside the Virginia State Capitol building in Richmond, Virginia, U.S, February 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jay Paul/File PhotoLONDON (Reuters) - George Washington, the first president of the United States, praised the honesty of British farmers and sought to entice some to his estates because local…

U.S. says prepared to help North Korea combat threat from coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus attends a press briefing by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department in Washington, U.S., December 11, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is “deeply concerned” about the possible impact of a coronavirus outbreak in North Korea and is prepared to help…

U.S. charges four Chinese military hackers in 2017 Equifax breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has charged four Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency that affected nearly 150 million American citizens, Attorney General William Barr said on Monday. “This was a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the private information of the American people,” Barr said in announcing…

China to halve tariffs on some U.S. imports

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Thursday said it would halve additional tariffs levied against 1,717 U.S. goods last year, following the signing of a Phase 1 deal that defused a bruising trade war between the world’s two largest economies. While the announcement reciprocates the U.S. commitment under the deal, it is also seen by analysts…

Opinion: J. Lo and Shakira’s Super Bowl message

Raul A. Reyes is an attorney and a member of the USA Today board of contributors. Follow him on Twitter @RaulAReyes. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. View more opinions on CNN. (CNN)The Kansas City Chiefs were not the only winners at the Super Bowl, as Shakira and Jennifer…

Mexico extradites son of powerful cartel leader to United States

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico extradited the son of one of its most wanted drug lords to the United States on Thursday, a source in the attorney general's office said.It is the latest sign of Mexico's commitment to step up extraditions after U.S. President Donald Trump backed off from his threat to designate Mexican cartels…

NATO’s image worsens sharply in France, United States, study shows

BRUSSELS, Feb 10 (Reuters) - NATO's public image in the United States and France worsened sharply last year, according to a Pew Research Center study, after U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron questioned the value of the Western alliance.Positive views of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which relies on the commitment of…

U.S. and China clash at WHO over Taiwan participation

Overview of the executive board meeting on update on the coronavirus outbreak at the World Health Organization (WHO), in Geneva, Switzerland, February 6, 2020. Picture taken with a fisheye lens. REUTERS/Denis BalibouseGENEVA (Reuters) - The United States urged the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday to “engage directly with Taiwan public health authorities” in the…

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No new coronavirus signage at YVR, even with Iran situation – Kamloops Issues

There are no plans to change the signage at YVR or adjust the questions asked of arriving passengers, despite a woman being diagnosed with coronavirus after travelling in Iran. To date, much of the signage placed around the terminals at Vancouver Airport have made specific reference to passengers who’ve travelled from China, the epicentre of…