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Crisis Group says no word from China on detained Canadian employee

Crisis Group says no word from China on detained Canadian employeeThe ICG, a think-tank focused on conflict resolution, said in a statement to Reuters Kovrig was detained by state security officials in Beijing on Monday night. The Canadian government said it saw no explicit link to the Huawei case. Diplomats in China said the apparent involvement of the secretive state security ministry, which engages in domestic counter-espionage work, among other things, suggests the government could be looking at leveling spying accusations.



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Jonathan Van Ness Reminds People Of George H.W. Bush's AIDS Crisis Shortcomings

Jonathan Van Ness Reminds People Of George H.W. Bush's AIDS Crisis ShortcomingsAs George H.W. Bush was eulogized on Wednesday, Jonathan Van Ness posted on



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Ocasio-Cortez says climate crisis will be the moon landing, civil rights movement and Great Society of this generation

Ocasio-Cortez says climate crisis will be the moon landing, civil rights movement and Great Society of this generationRep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said fighting climate change will require bold action akin to Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal or NASA’s Apollo program.



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Merkel protege suggests blockade of Russian ships over Ukraine crisis

Merkel protege suggests blockade of Russian ships over Ukraine crisisAnnegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, who is leading the race to succeed Merkel as leader of her ruling conservatives, also said Germany must be ready to take more responsibility in foreign policy and to spend more on defense. Russia seized the Ukrainian vessels and their crews on Sunday near Crimea, the Ukrainian region which Moscow annexed in 2014, over what it said was their illegal entry into Russian waters, which Ukraine denies. “If it’s confirmed that the aggression came from Russia … then I think there must be a clear answer,” Kramp-Karrenbauer told Reuters in a television interview.



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Putin defiant on Ukraine crisis despite Trump summit talks threat

Putin defiant on Ukraine crisis despite Trump summit talks threatRussia seized the Ukrainian vessels and their crews on Sunday near Crimea, the Ukrainian region which Moscow annexed in 2014, over what it said was their illegal entry into Russian waters, which Ukraine denies. Some of Ukraine’s Western allies have also raised the possibility of imposing new sanctions on Russia over the episode, which could deliver a blow to the Russian economy. Putin said he also still hoped to meet Trump at the G20, while the Kremlin said the meeting was still being prepared and Washington had not informed Moscow it was off.



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Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS, Alleging They Added To State's Opioid Crisis

Florida Sues Walgreens, CVS, Alleging They Added To State's Opioid CrisisFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is suing the nation's two largest



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Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked Soros

Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked SorosIn the wake of a scathing newspaper report on the company’s approach to managing a deepening crisis, Facebook said Thursday that it ended its work with a Republican public affairs firm that had drawn links between enemies of the company and billionaire financier George Soros. The move to cut ties with Definers Public Affairs came after the New York Times detailed the firm’s work amid widespread turmoil at the social media giant as it dealt with the discovery of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections and data privacy breaches. The newspaper said Definers tried to deflect criticism of Facebook by encouraging reporters to look into rivals like Google and to pursue stories about Soros stoking anti-Facebook backlash in Washington.



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Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked Soros

Facebook Faces Uproar on Crisis Response That Attacked SorosIn the wake of a scathing newspaper report on the company’s approach to managing a deepening crisis, Facebook said Thursday that it ended its work with a Republican public affairs firm that had drawn links between enemies of the company and billionaire financier George Soros. The move to cut ties with Definers Public Affairs came after the New York Times detailed the firm’s work amid widespread turmoil at the social media giant as it dealt with the discovery of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential elections and data privacy breaches. The newspaper said Definers tried to deflect criticism of Facebook by encouraging reporters to look into rivals like Google and to pursue stories about Soros stoking anti-Facebook backlash in Washington.



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Saudi Arabia says it is beacon of 'light' against Iran despite Khashoggi crisis

Saudi Arabia says it is beacon of 'light' against Iran despite Khashoggi crisisSaudi Arabia is the lynchpin of a U.S.-backed regional bloc against growing Iranian influence in the Middle East but the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. One is a (Saudi) vision of light … One is a (Iranian) vision of darkness which seeks to spread sectarianism throughout the region,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a security summit in Bahrain. “History tells us that light always wins out against the dark … The question is how do we defeat them.” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Saturday that the killing of Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Saudi policy, undermined regional stability and that Washington would take additional measures against those responsible after announcing visa bans on 21 suspects in the case.



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The 'Democratic loopholes' the White House blames for border crisis

The 'Democratic loopholes' the White House blames for border crisisMembers of President Trump's administration outlined legal issues they say created a “grave threat to America’s sovereignty,” and put the blame on “Democratic loopholes” in the law.



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