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Meng Wanzhou: Huawei executive suffers US extradition blow

Meng Wanzhou: Huawei executive suffers US extradition blow

Technology
A Canadian court has ruled that the case of senior Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, who is fighting extradition to the United States, can go forward.A judge found that the case meets the threshold of double criminality - meaning the charges would be crimes in both the US and Canada.The US wants Ms Meng to stand trial on charges linked to the alleged violation of US sanctions against Iran.Her case has created a rift between China and Canada.Her lead defence lawyer, Richard Peck, has argued in court that Canada is effectively being asked "to enforce US sanctions".But Associate Chief Justice Heather Holmes ruled Wednesday in British Columbia's Supreme Court in Vancouver that the crimes she is charged with in the US would also have bee...
Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

Huawei: Meng Wanzhou faces Iran fraud charges, court hears

World
Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecoms giant Huawei, is facing fraud charges relating to alleged breaking of US sanctions on Iran, a Canadian court has heard.Details of the charges were revealed when a publication ban was lifted by a judge in Vancouver. Ms Meng, daughter of Huawei's founder, was arrested in the city on Saturday and faces extradition to the US.The court is deciding whether or not to allow bail.China has demanded Ms Meng's release, insisting she has not violated any laws.What happened in court?On Friday, the Supreme Court of British Columbia was told that Ms Meng had used a Huawei subsidiary called Skycom to evade sanctions on Iran between 2009 and 2014.The court was told that she had publicly mi...
Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Pandas in Berlin: Meng Meng and Jiao Qing arrive in new home

Science
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTwo giant pandas have landed safely in Berlin accompanied by Chinese panda specialists and a ton of bamboo.Meng Meng and Jiao Qing were welcomed at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport by Berlin's mayor, China's ambassador to Germany and crowds of reporters.The pair, flown in from China on a Lufthansa cargo plane, were immediately driven to Berlin zoo.They will be introduced to the public next week by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping."They slept a bit, munched on their bamboo and nibbled on some cookies," veterinarian Andreas Ochs told reporters at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport shortly after their eagerly anticipated arrival.The bears will be officially presented to the public at Berlin zoo on 6 July.Clingy panda racks up 163m hit...