Thursday, December 13, 2018

China confirms detention of two Canadians

Two Canadian men have been detained in China on suspicion of "endangering national security," China's Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Spokesperson Lu Kang confirmed that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former Canadian diplomat Michael Kovrig were taken into custody on Monday and that they are being handled separately. (CBC)

Prosecutors seek years of imprisonment for Cohen, detail Manafort’s lies

Federal prosecutors on Friday asked a judge to sentence Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, to a "substantial" prison term for paying an adult film star hush money on Trump's behalf and evading taxes, and detailed alleged lies to investigators by Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort. (Newsmax)
Cops in Cuban paradise in living hell

Canadian government sits on their hands while Vancouver cops’ Cuban nightmare continues

The two Vancouver area cops, Jordan Long and Mark Simms, are still languishing in Cuba, unable to leave the island, Communist country despite being acquitted unanimously by a five woman judicial panel a month ago. They have been informed the prosecution service want to appeal the acquittal. They have not been informed on what grounds the appeal is being sought. Indeed, it seems the prosecution just wants to regurgitate the same arguments it made at trial which were ruled against by the judicial panel. (PTC Exclusive)

Mueller recommends no jail time for Mike Flynn

WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office is recommending no jail time for former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn because he provided so much substantial information to the Russia investigation. (CBC News)
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    Senior government officials scrambled to piece together facts and "debunk" an embarrassing narrative last February immediately after news broke that a would-be assassin had been invited to an exclusive event during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official visit to India. (CBC)

    Possible fraud, theft of public funds led to removal of senior officers of the legislature

    VICTORIA - Two senior officers of the B.C. legislature who were publicly escorted out of the building in Victoria this week amid a criminal probe are being investigated for possible fraud and theft involving public funds, two sources told Postmedia News Wednesday. (Vancouver Sun)
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    Prosecutors appeal acquittal of Canadian cops trapped in Cuba

    The recent acquittal of two Metro Vancouver police officers, who have spent more than eight months in legal limbo in Cuba, has sparked cautious optimism among their supporters. On Monday, family members of Mark Simms and Jordan Long received the news they had been fearing: the prosecution is appealing. (Global News)
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  • Julian Assange has been charged, prosecutors reveal inadvertently

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal, prosecutors inadvertently revealed in a recently unsealed court filing — a development that could significantly advance the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and have major implications for those who publish government secrets. (Washington Post)

    Saudi Arabia indicts 11, seeks death penalty for five in Jamal Khashoggi’s murder

    Saudi Arabia indicted 11 suspects and prosecutors were requesting the death penalty for five of them for the murder of columnist Jamal Khashoggi last month, the kingdom's top prosecutor announced Thursday. (Fox News)

    Manager appointed as Surrey works to replace RCMP

    SURREY - The City of Surrey, British Columbia has appointed a manager to oversee a planned transition to a municipal police force and the closure of its RCMP detachment. (The Province)

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