China has deflected questions about whether the action was linked to Meng's case, saying only that Canada should drop the prosecution.
"The Canadian government at the request of the US side wrongly detained the Chinese citizen", Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said. China summoned the USA ambassador to lodge a formal protest.
China earlier warned of dire consequences if Meng wasn't released and the editor in chief of the Global Times, a Communist Party-run tabloid known for its provocative views, warned in a video Wednesday night of "retaliatory measures" if Canada doesn't free Meng.
T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) and Sprint Corp (S.N) expect their merger to be approved by a USA national security panel as early as next week, after their respective parent companies said they would consider curbing their use of equipment from China's Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], people familiar with the matter told Reuters.
What makes this situation so worrying is comments by Mr Trump. Are Ottawa's fears of becoming a proxy in the trade war between the U.S. and China bearing out?
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan are holding talks with their USA counterparts in Washington Friday that will focus on Beijing's detention of the two Canadians caught up in an worldwide dispute over Ms. Meng's arrest.
In the cases of both men, Freeland said, the Canadian government's "immediate concern has been to gain consular access to them and to understand what the charges are being put on them by the Chinese authorities". On the technology issue, the question of whether Canada will block Huawei's participation in this country's 5G networks is also at stake, with the US and some former members of Canada's security establishment piling on the pressure to follow the lead of the US, Australia and New Zealand and bar a role for Huawei.
Speaking to AFP, Fung said the controversy, however, is not likely to affect Meng directly: "We´re a pretty low key city, we routinely get Hollywood stars come through and people are not badgering them".
More recently, he has been trying to facilitate investment in North Korea in anticipation of sanctions being lifted, often hosting both North Korean officials and potential investors at his office in Dandong, as well as on trips inside North Korea, Spavor told Reuters in earlier interviews.
Canadian businessman Michael Spavor poses with girls at a school in Rason Special Economic Zone, North Korea, in 2012.
Spavor said in one of his most recent Facebook posts he was planning a trip to Seoul, but did not arrive by Monday as planned, BBC News reported. He organized Rodman's visits in 2013 and 2014.
Other photographs taken at the time showed Spavor laughing and shaking hands with Kim Jong Un, and in February, he was given a front-row seat to a military parade that reportedly was off-limits to foreign media.
Asked about it on Wednesday, Assistant Attorney-General John Demers said his department was not "a tool of trade". It said his case had been raised directly with Chinese officials.
But Meng Wanzhou, heiress to her billionaire father´s global tech conglomerate, is managing to surround herself with a few home comforts.
On Tuesday, a Canadian judge released Meng from jail after a bail payment of $10 million.
Meng, the chief financial officer of Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], has been accused by US prosecutors of misleading banks about transactions linked to Iran, putting the banks at risk of violating sanctions.
She is the also vice chairman of Huawei, the second-largest smartphone creator in the world and the daughter of the company's founder, Ren Zhengfei.
Lawyers for Ms Meng told the court that Huawei had already separated itself from Skycom.
At the start of this morning's hearing in the Auckland District Court, Judge B Thomas addressed members of Ms Millane's family. CCTV image from December 1 shows the last known sighting of Grace Millane whose 22nd birthday was the next day.
Messi has also won five Golden Balls, nine La Liga titles, four Champions League crowns and three Club World Cups. O Rei also said he is in better health after some surgeries over the past year, but is not yet 100%.
That left the oil market dangling in uncertainty before non-OPEC allies join the group for a second day of talks on Friday. However, when oil producers realized the sanctions fell far short of what had been expected, fears of oversupply followed.
He said the Louvre museum, Orsay museum, the two operas, and the Grand Palais were among the sites that would be closed. In a recent television interview, the French president stressed that "I do not do policy or diplomacy via tweets".
One year ago, Minaj's 39-year-old brother, Jelani Maraj , was found guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl at his NY home. Minaj later confirmed the allegations , writing on Instagram , "He was 15, she was 16.in a relationship".
This time previous year , Pep Guardiola left City's record goalscorer on the bench for the Manchester derby at Old Trafford. A third consecutive Premier League game without a win leaves United trailing in City's wake .
A multinational effort to find survivors included U.S., Japanese and Australian aircraft and U.S. and Japanese ships. According to a news release from the Marine Corps , the next-of-kin for the fallen Marines have been notified.
The rocket engines compensated somewhat for the spin , and by the time the rocket hit the water, its fin had emerged. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off carrying the Dragon spacecraft at Cape Canaveral on December 5, 2018.
Nauert covered domestic and global stories as an ABC News correspondent from 2005 to 2007 prior to joining Fox. The President announced Friday he would nominate State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to replace Haley.
Fancy a McLaren-themed smartphone? It's here!
Rumours are rife that the new OnePlus 6T McLaren edition will come packing a whopping 10GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage . And finally, the McLaren Edition features an Papaya Orange trim paint job, McLaren logo, and carbon fiber-like back.
British PM Theresa May survives vote of confidence
Tory rebels successful managed to stage a no-confidence vote in Mrs May, which could see her ousted tonight by 9pm. As news of the contest broke, ministers, including Jeremy Hunt and Michael Gove rallied round the Prime Minister.
US returns war trophy bells to the Philippines
This comes months after Defense Secretary James Mattis approved the return of wartime artifacts back to the Philippines. The bells will be officially handed over to officials of Balangiga, Eastern Samar on Saturday, Dec. 15.
Huawei executive faces fraud charges in US
Last month, New Zealand refused a telecom company's request to use 5G technology from Huawei, citing national security concerns. Meng, who owns two homes in Vancouver, was willing to wear an ankle bracelet and put the houses up as collateral, he said.
European authorities launch crackdown on Italian mob
Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) also said raids had been carried out on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Among the 'ndrangheta clans hardest hit by Wednesday's raids was the Pelle-Vottari crime family, investigators said.
Nation Says Goodbye to Bush: ‘To us, he was close to perfect’
Bush will go down as the most courageous, principled and honourable occupant of the Oval Office the United States has ever known. His wife Hillary - Trump's former rival - looked straight ahead, despite nodding in acknowledgment to a greeting from Melania.
Samsung caught once again using DSLR photo in smartphone ad
Qualcomm has announced Snapdragon 855 , the upcoming flagship SoC that will be found in most of the flagship devices in 2019. Apple plans to wait until at least 2020 before releasing an iPhone capable of 5G connectivity, Bloomberg reported Monday.
Kareem Hunt 'embarrassed' by video of attack on woman
Hunt is shown being restrained several times by friends before pushing a woman to the ground, when he proceeds to kick her. We won't let anything that happens on the outside dictate or control what we have inside. "It's a tough situation".