EU, US try to lure Iran back to nuclear talks as hopes fade

VIENNA — A delicate EU mission to Iran this week failed to secure a commitment from Tehran’s new hardline administration to resume negotiations over reviving a teetering nuclear deal, according to EU officials.  “They are not yet ready for engaging in Vienna,” one senior EU official said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. Instead, Iran committed to meeting with EU officials in Brussels … Read more

As Indo-Pacific strategies move forward, little known about Canada’s plans

VANCOUVER — Canada has fallen behind other nations in developing an Indo-Pacific strategy to help counter China’s influence, diversify trade and bolster democratic values in the region, experts say. Stephen Nagy a research fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute said while Ottawa is working on an Indo-Pacific vision, progress has been slow and Canada … Read more

‘Doomsday’: China doubles down on Taiwan

It’s a flare-up that doesn’t seem to be going away and now Beijing has set out its plan to “unify” with this country, but there is strong resistance. This is Taiwan’s “last madness” before “doomsday” threatens China’s Communist Party. “The hope of a peaceful solution to the Taiwan question is declining sharply,” China’s state-controlled Global … Read more

The two Michaels are free. Could a Canadian locked up in China for 15 years be next? – National |

Missing. Lost. Forgotten. These are some of the words Kamila Telendibaeva uses to describe her husband, Huseyin Celil. Celil is a Canadian citizen who has been imprisoned in China since 2006, and who has been barely heard of ever since. Telendibaeva had all but given hope that her husband, and the father of her four … Read more

China’s Shenzhou-13 docks at space station for longest mission

Three Chinese taikonauts successfully docked with China’s new space station, state media said, on what is set to be Beijing’s longest crewed mission to date and the latest landmark in its drive to become a major space power. The three blasted off shortly after midnight on Saturday (16:00 GMT Friday) from the Jiuquan launch centre … Read more

Microsoft To Shut LinkedIn In China Amid Scrutiny

LinkedIn lets people use personal and professional relationships to find jobs. (File) New York: Microsoft on Thursday said it will shut down career-oriented social network LinkedIn in China, citing a “challenging operating environment” as Beijing tightens control over tech firms. The US-based company will replace LinkedIn in China with an application dedicated to applying for … Read more

Timelapse Shows Typhoon Kompasu Passing Over China’s Hainan Province

Typhoon Kompasu brought heavy rain and flooding to China’s southern island province of Hainan on Wednesday, October 13, according to reports. Timelapse video captured by Kim Wan shows the storm sweeping over. The Hainan meteorological office said Kompasu made landfall at the town of Boao, on Hainan’s east coast, at around 3:40 pm local time, … Read more

Deere & Co. Workers Go on Strike After Rejecting Contract

In this April 9, 2019, wheels are attached as workers assemble a tractor at John Deere’s Waterloo, Iowa assembly plant. (Zach Boyden-Holmes / Telegraph Herald via AP, File) MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike Thursday, the first major walkout at the agricultural machinery giant in more than … Read more

Arizona Woman Is at the Center of Alleged Fraud Ring Run by Steve Bannon and Chinese Billionaire

In June of last year, Steve Bannon and the Chinese billionaire Guo Wengui stood on a yacht in front of the Statue of Liberty. Propeller planes were circling above them. Bannon read out a declaration, announcing the creation of the so-called “New Federal State of China.” Guo, who has been living in exile in the … Read more