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Huawei exec extradition hearing begins in Canada

Huawei exec extradition hearing begins in Canada

World
VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- The first stage of an extradition hearing for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei started in a Vancouver courtroom M onday, a case that has infuriated Beijing, caused a diplomatic uproar between China and Canada and complicated high-stakes trade talks between China and the United States. Canada's arrest of chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei's founder, in late 2018 at America's request enraged Beijing to the point it detained two Canadians in apparent retaliation. Huawei represents China's progress in becoming a technological power and has been a subject of U.S. security concerns for years. Beijing views Meng's case as an attempt to contain China's rise. "Our government has been clear. We are a rule of law count...
Trump and his lawyers will not attend ‘unfair’ impeachment hearing

Trump and his lawyers will not attend ‘unfair’ impeachment hearing

World
US President Donald Trump and his lawyers will not attend an impeachment hearing this week because it lacks "fundamental fairness", the White House has said.Rejecting the call to face the Democrat-led congressional investigation on Wednesday, presidential counsel Pat Cipollone lambasted the "baseless and highly partisan inquiry". In a letter to Jerrold Nadler, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Mr Cipollone accused him of "no doubt purposely" scheduling the hearing when he knew Mr Trump would be attending a NATO summit in London. ...
Army develops hearing protection for military working dogs

Army develops hearing protection for military working dogs

Business
Nov. 28 (UPI) -- From Ephesian war dogs to Conan, the dog honored this week for her role in the capture of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, dogs have been members of the battlefield since ancient times. But the effects of combat on dogs' longterm health -- including their hearing -- weren't closely examined until recently. And this week, the Army announced it has developed the Canine Auditory Protection System, or CAPS, to better protect the dogs while they're at work. Dogs' ears are sensitive. It's one reason they're used in law enforcement and military roles -- they pick up soft sounds human ears can't, and they can hear high-pitched sounds inaudible to most people. But loud, booming noises bother them more in the moment. Loud noises and the risk they pose to dog ears are not...
‘My hearing is going’: Sir Billy Connolly reveals symptoms of his Parkinson’s

‘My hearing is going’: Sir Billy Connolly reveals symptoms of his Parkinson’s

Entertainment
Sir Billy Connolly has said he doesn't plan to return to the stage, six years after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.The veteran comedian, 76, was diagnosed with the disease in 2013 and announced his retirement from live performance last year. Sir Billy said he now walks "unsteadily" and that his "hearing is going". Image: The comedian talked about his health on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky on Virgin Radio The Big Yin told The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky on Virgin Radio that he had no plans to return to the stage."I don't think the way I used to," he said. Advertisement "I may perform at some other point, but I have no plans ...
‘I wish I could die,’ former Jeremy Kyle participant tells reality TV hearing

‘I wish I could die,’ former Jeremy Kyle participant tells reality TV hearing

Entertainment
By Katie Spencer, news correspondent A man who became known as the "most-hated guest" on The Jeremy Kyle Show has told MPs that he tried to take his own life last year.Appearing before the digital, culture, media and sport committee, which is investigating reality TV shows, Dwayne Davison said the programme had ruined his life. The Jeremy Kyle Show was axed by ITV in May following the suspected suicide of a participant.Steve Dymond, 63, died about a week after reportedly failing a lie detector test on the daytime programme. Image: Steve Dymond died after reportedly failing a love-cheat lie detector test on the Jeremy Kyle show Mr Davison told the committee: "I just think - and I st...