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China charges two Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

China charges two Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government is using public and private measures to secure the release of two Canadians detained in China for 18 months, who on Friday were formally charged with espionage in the politically charged case
Tribes turn to musicians to raise kids' awareness of COVID

Tribes turn to musicians to raise kids' awareness of COVID

HELENA, Mont. — The scene is the pedestrian bridge over U.S. Highway 93 in Pablo. In the midst of a gaggle of dancing children, a young hip-hop artist raps out a serious message: “I pull my mask up to my face so I know that I’m straight. ...
Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections

Trump says he will renew effort to end DACA protections

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump said Friday he will renew his effort to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the United States as children.
Wirecard CEO quits after auditors can't find $2.1 billion

Wirecard CEO quits after auditors can't find $2.1 billion

FRANKFURT — The chief executive of German payment service provider Wirecard AG resigned on Friday after the company disclosed that auditors could not find 1.9 billion euros ($2.
Lithuania erects sculpture in honour of JD Salinger

Lithuania erects sculpture in honour of JD Salinger

VILNIUS, Lithuania — J.D. Salinger, the American writer best known for his 1951 novel “The Catcher in the Rye,” was honoured Friday with a sculpture featuring a rye field near the Lithuanian village where his ancestors lived.
South African choir adapts to COVID-19 by making new music

South African choir adapts to COVID-19 by making new music

MOUTSE VALLEY, South Africa — The dusty streets of rural South Africa are a far cry from the bright lights of “America's Got Talent,” but that's where the members of the Ndlovu Youth Choir find themselves coping with the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid mass departures, book critics board seeks to diversify

NEW YORK — The National Book Critics Circle, founded 46 years ago, is seeking to reinvent itself.
South's unification minister resigns as Korean tensions rise

South's unification minister resigns as Korean tensions rise

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday accepted the resignation of his point man on North Korea, who had asked to quit after the North destroyed a liaison office while ramping up pressure against Seoul amid stalled n
Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

Bolton critique of Trump could define tell-all book battles

WASHINGTON — The White House fight with former national security adviser John Bolton is the latest chapter in a lengthy history of Washington book battles, yet it will likely define future cases between the U.S.
China charges 2 Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

China charges 2 Canadians with spying in Huawei-linked case

BEIJING — China has charged two detained Canadians with spying, escalating tensions between the two countries following the arrest in Vancouver 18 months ago of a senior Huawei executive wanted on U.S. charges.