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December 13, 2018

China confirms two missing Canadians have been detained

allanswart/iStock(HONG KONG) -- The Chinese Foreign Ministry confirmed Thursday that a second Canadian citizen has been detained in China in addition to the former Canadian diplomat who was reported missing earlier this week. Both men are being detained by China's Ministry for State Security for allegedly "endangering national security." At a press conference, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang revealed that entrepreneur Michael Spavor and former diplomat Michael Kovrig were both ta..
December 13, 2018

Miss Universe announces all its judges this year will be women

Coral222/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The Miss Universe Organization announced Wednesday that for the first time in its history, it's upcoming competition will have an all-women panel of judges to determine the winner of the iconic pageant. The women on the panel will comprise of entrepreneurs, business leaders and industry experts, according to a statement from the organization, which added that some of them will also be former Miss Universe titleholders. "This new format will allow our selection c..
December 13, 2018

Theresa May survives crucial no-confidence vote amid Brexit uncertainty

Leon Neal/Getty Images(LONDON) -- U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May survived a crucial no-confidence vote this evening, avoiding the prospect of a bitter leadership contest within her own party. Early forecasts expected her to survive the motion comfortably, and in the end, her fellow conservative members of Parliament voted in favor of her leadership by a margin of 200-117, with a majority of 83. May only needed a simple majority, or 159 MPs, to avoid the leadership election. Under Conservative P..
December 12, 2018

‘Amazed’ at lack of concern over ‘grave’ threats from China: FBI official

ilkaydede/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- In the past six months alone, U.S. news outlets and other publications have unleashed several hundred articles spotlighting the robust cyber-espionage threat the U.S. says is emanating from China. Congress has also held open hearings on the matter, and Trump administration officials have traveled the country to publicly warn Americans of the growing danger. But the message has yet to be sufficiently received, the FBI's top counterintelligence official told se..