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Lawyer: Canada border questions violated Huawei CFO’s rights

Lawyer: Canada border questions violated Huawei CFO’s rights

World
Lawyers for a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies argue that her detention and questioning at the Vancouver airport in late 2018 violated her rightsBy JIM MORRIS Associated PressMarch 19, 2021, 9:55 PM• 3 min readVANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Lawyers for a senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies argued at an extradition hearing Friday that her detention and questioning at the Vancouver airport violated her rights, saying agents had no reason to question her about the company’s activity in Iran except to assist U.S. investigators.Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer who is also the daughter of the company's founder, was arrested at the airport in late 2018 at the request of U.S., which wants her extradited to face fr...
Heathrow says airport border queues at ‘unacceptable level’

Heathrow says airport border queues at ‘unacceptable level’

Business
Yury BabinHeathrow Airport regularly sees queues of three hours and sometimes six hours at border control, according to Emma Gilthorpe, its chief operating officer. Earlier this month, passengers complained of waiting up to seven hours, which one said was "inhumane".But Border Force said many passengers were arriving without having bought mandatory Covid testing packages.The enforcement body added that people should only be travelling for limited reasons.Separately, hundreds of Heathrow passport control are set to take industrial action.Queue issuesUnions representing Border Force officials said the delays were partly caused by Covid restrictions requiring immigration officials to work in a bubble of 10.They said this prevented more staff being deployed if the border was particularly busy....
Jared Padalecki: Border separations inspired ‘Walker’ reboot

Jared Padalecki: Border separations inspired ‘Walker’ reboot

Entertainment
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- The original Walker, Texas Ranger featured Chuck Norris roundhouse kicking the bad guys for nine seasons. Jared Padalecki plays the Texas Ranger in The CW's new series, Walker. Padalecki said the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border inspired him to bring a revamped Walker to the network. "I read a story about a law enforcement agent who couldn't bring himself to put a 3-year-old in the cage and take them away from their parents," Padalecki said on a recent Television Critics Association Zoom panel. Advertisement Padalecki observed a conflict between one's job and empathy for the people law enforcement was asked to police. The 38-year-old actor and first-time executive producer hoped to bring that moral complexity to the episodic drama. "...
Damage from border wall: blown-up mountains, toppled cactus

Damage from border wall: blown-up mountains, toppled cactus

Technology
GUADALUPE CANYON, Ariz. -- Work crews ignite dynamite blasts in the remote and rugged southeast corner of Arizona, forever reshaping the landscape as they pulverize mountaintops in a rush to build more of President Donald Trump’s border wall before his term ends next month.Each blast in Guadalupe Canyon releases puffs of dust as workers level land to make way for 30-foot-tall (9-meter-tall) steel columns near the New Mexico line. Heavy machines crawl over roads gouged into rocky slopes while one tap-tap-taps open holes for posts on U.S. Bureau of Land Management property.Trump has expedited border wall construction in his last year, mostly in wildlife refuges and Indigenous territory the government owns in Arizona and New Mexico, avoiding the legal fights over private land in busier crossi...
Brexit: Watchdog warns of ‘significant’ border disruption

Brexit: Watchdog warns of ‘significant’ border disruption

Business
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