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Ottawa looks into report Canadians detained in China OTTAWA: Canada on Monday said it was looking into a report in Chinese media that two Canadians have been arrested for spying.If the arrests are confirmed they would ratchet up tensions in the bilateral relationship less than a week after Canada accused China of hacking into its science agency computers. "We are aware of reports that two Canadians have been detained in China. We are gathering information and monitoring developments closely," a foreign ministry statement said."Canadian consular officials stand ready to provide assistance, as required. To protect the private and personal information of the individuals concerned, further details on this case cannot be released," it added.Canada last week accused China of hacking into the computers of its research and development arm, which Beijing strongly denied.Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2014 ...

Mexico detains ex-governor's son seen with drug lord MEXICO CITY: Mexican authorities have detained a former governor's son on charges of withholding evidence after he refused to testify over a video showing him sharing a beer with a drug lord.Rodrigo Vallejo, whose father Fausto Vallejo stepped down as governor of the troubled western state of Michoacan for health reasons in June, was ordered held over the weekend.The federal judicial council said Monday that authorities refused to release him on bail and that his ...
Bertha lashes Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas MIAMI: Tropical Storm Bertha dumped heavy rain on the southern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday, as forecasters warned it would likely grow stronger.At 1800 GMT, the storm was packing top winds of 45 miles (75 kilometers) per hour, and the US-based National Hurricane Center predicted some strengthening over the next two days.Bertha was located 150 miles (240 kilometers) southeast of San Salvador, Bahamas. A tropical storm warning was in effect for the ...
Hurricane Iselle gains strength in the Pacific MIAMI: Hurricane Iselle, tearing across the Pacific southeast of Hawaii, picked up strength overnight, the US National Hurricane Center said Sunday.Iselle was located some 1,615 miles (2,600 kilometers) east of Hilo, Hawaii moving west towards the islands at 10 miles (17 kilometers) per hour, the NHC said in its 0300 GMT bulletin."This motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days," the NHC said.The storm has maximum sustained winds of 110 miles (175 ...
House passes border crisis bill; Obama vows to act alone WASHINGTON: The US Congress has passed two measures to stem the flow of Central American children into the United States despite the strong objections of President Barack Obama, who vowed to address the crisis unilaterally.The Republican-controlled House of Representatives late Friday approved allocating $694 million (517 million euros) to deal with the influx of minors into the United States from Mexico. The measure was approved 223-189.The amount is much less than the $3.7 billion Obama ...
Hurricane Iselle forms in the Pacific: US forecasters MIAMI: Hurricane Iselle formed in the Pacific far off the northwestern coast of Mexico and is heading west away from land, the US National Hurricane Center said Friday.Packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles per hour (120 kilometers per hour), the storm was located some 1,270 miles (2,040 kilometers) west-southwest of the southern tip of Baja California, the Miami-based center said in its 0300 GMT bulletin.Iselle is moving in a west-northwesterly direction at around 12 ...
House passes border crisis bill as Obama vows to act alone WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives passed a bill Friday to fund the child migrant crisis on the southwest US border hours after President Barack Obama vowed to act alone to tackle the problem.The measure, passed by a vote of 223 to 189 in the Republican-dominated chamber, would provide $694 million to deal with the influx. But it falls far short of $3.7 billion Obama had requested to ease what he has called an "urgent ...


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