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Supporters hold signs and a Chinese flag outside the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver during the third day of a bail hearing for Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies, on Tuesday, December 11, 2018.<br>Darryl Dyck, The Canadian Press/AP

Trump comments upend US approach to Huawei, trade talks

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’d wade into the case against Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of telecommunications giant Huawei, if it would help produce a trade agreement with China.


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u.s.

‘Dirty deeds’: Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen gets 3 years in prison

Separately, the legal and political peril surrounding President Donald Trump appeared to deepen as the parent company of the National Enquirer acknowledged dispensing some of the hush money in concert with the Trump campaign to fend off a scandal that could have damaged his bid for the presidency.



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europe

UN chief calls for compromise, sacrifice at climate talks

In his second dramatic appeal at the talks in Poland in the space of 10 days, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told ministers and senior diplomats from almost 200 countries they should consider the fate of future generations.




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middle east

Turkey vows to take on US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria

“We will begin our operation to rescue the east of the Euphrates from the separatist organization within a few days,” said Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. “Our target is not the American soldiers, it is the terror organizations that are active in the region.”