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Huawei struggles to move past growing skepticism, Britain’s Parliament rejects a no-deal Brexit and an island mourns the loss of a lonely duck. Here’s the latest:
U.S. officials are poised to formally request that Canada extradite Meng Wanzhou a day after the Justice Department laid out its case against her and Huawei, the Chinese telecommunications company she helps lead. Ms. Meng was arrested nearly two months ago at the behest of the U.S. and is under house arrest in Vancouver.
Huawei denied the charges, and China’s Foreign Ministry called for the release of Ms. Meng.
But the developments could further damage relations between the U.S. and China, leaving Huawei — and Beijing — with very few options for responding or retaliating.
The allegations: The indictments say Ms. Meng and Huawei defrauded four large banks — possibly including HSBC — into clearing transactions with Iran in violation of international sanctions. Prosecutors also claim that the company destroyed evidence, moved potential witnesses back to China and tried to steal a T-Mobile robot named Tappy that is used to test smartphones.
What now? Any retaliation by Beijing could scuttle crucial negotiations set to begin today, aimed at warding off a major escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. Huawei has shuffled its leadership in Washington to shift its focus from sales to repairing relations with the U.S. government.
Impact: Growing skepticism of Huawei is cutting into its business. TPG Telecom, a wireless provider in Australia, halted the construction of a new mobile network that would have used Huawei equipment. And last week, the London-based Vodafone network said it would stop buying Huawei equipment in Europe.
British lawmakers, voting on a broad spectrum of amendments to Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal plan, embraced for a measure that, in principle, rules out withdrawing from the E.U. without a deal.
Parliament also rejected delaying Brexit beyond the March 29 deadline.
Surprise move: Hours before the voting session, Mrs. May raised the stakes by promising to reopen negotiations on the agreement — a 585-page text that was painstakingly crafted over more than two years — with the E.U. It was, in effect, a gamble that she could save her plan by asking the bloc for something it has always portrayed as impossible.
The upshot: Mrs. May’s main hope remains that a Parliament that cannot agree on any other course will ultimately opt to support a modestly altered version of her deal for fear of a disastrous no deal Brexit. Critics think she is trying to run down the clock to present them with two options: her plan or no deal.
The U.S. State Department said it gave Juan Guaidó, who last week declared himself the interim president of the country, the right to control Venezuelan assets and property in U.S. banks.
Why it matters: The move is part of the U.S. campaign to oust President Nicolás Maduro, whose re-election has been widely contested. Last week, the U.S. recognized Mr. Guaidó’s leadership and urged other allies to follow suit. Earlier this week, American officials imposed tough sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company to cut off Mr. Maduro’s cash flow.
Impasse: Mr. Maduro still has the backing of the country’s generals and has so far refused to heed calls for fresh elections.
After years of expansion and record-setting profits, Apple appears to be entering a period of vulnerability.
The technology giant reported that profits in the most recent quarter were flat from a year earlier, citing an economic slump in China. Demand for iPhones there has slowed, particularly with the rise of cheaper, local alternatives.
The company is also uniquely vulnerable to tariffs against China, where most of its products are assembled, and has not, since the introduction of the iPhone a decade ago, produced anything with the same impact.
Security bug: Reports surfaced that FaceTime could eavesdrop on people, even if recipients don’t answer calls. Apple said it is working on a fix and will release it in a software update later this week. In the meantime, here’s how to disable the feature.
China: The country failed to meet its own government regulations requiring coal mines to cut back on methane emissions in the five years after 2010, a new study found.
Polar vortex: A cold wave is sweeping through parts of the U.S. this week with temperatures expected to reach record lows of minus 30 degrees Celsius. How can it get so cold if the earth is warming? Because climate and weather are not the same thing.
Singapore: Two embarrassing data breaches on the country’s public health system have dented its reputation as a technology hub.
Brazil: The police arrested five people as part of an investigation into the collapse of a mining dam that left at least 65 people dead and almost 300 missing. Three of those arrested were employees of the mining giant Vale, and the others were German engineers who carried out safety inspections of the dam last year.
Afghanistan: Talk of a peace deal, however far off, sent two of our Afghan reporters — who have only ever known wartime — dreaming of what they’d do with new freedoms.
Surf camp 2.0: A new resort in Costa Rica is leveraging video and technology to help coach people to ride the waves.
Pakistan: Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who has been in hiding because of violent protests and death threats from hard-line Islamists after the country’s Supreme Court overturned her blasphemy conviction last year, is now apparently free to leave the country.
The United Arab Emirates: The country handed out four awards for individuals and institutions that have promoted gender equality. All the recipients were men, a fact that didn’t go down well on social media.
In memoriam: Kim Bok-dong, 92, a former sex slave for the Japanese military during World War II who helped bring global attention to the plight of women like her.
“World’s loneliest duck”: Trevor, the beloved lone duck on the Pacific island of Niue, was killed by a stray dog.
Taiwan: The world’s largest performing arts center opened in Kaohsiung in October, and has been overwhelmingly embraced by a city often referred to as a “cultural desert.”
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梅花诗马会【李】【赤】【水】【一】【愣】：“【我】【几】【时】【说】【过】【这】【话】？” 【封】【舟】【道】：“【你】【休】【要】【耍】【赖】！‘【那】【日】【我】【吃】【了】【一】【个】，【就】【把】【那】【个】【石】【头】【狮】【子】【搬】【进】【院】【子】【里】【来】，【还】【把】【那】【棵】【树】***’，【这】【话】【是】【谁】【讲】【的】？” 【李】【赤】【水】【这】【话】【原】【来】【是】【背】【着】【封】【舟】【说】【的】，【也】【不】【知】【怎】【么】【被】【封】【舟】【听】【了】【去】，【一】【时】【间】【颇】【为】【尴】【尬】，【不】【过】【他】【毕】【竟】【是】【小】【叫】【花】【秃】【子】，【脸】【皮】【厚】【的】【很】，【当】【即】【眨】【巴】【眨】【巴】【眼】【睛】：“【就】
【木】【棉】【接】【过】【孩】【子】，【浅】【浅】【一】【笑】。【小】【婴】【儿】【乖】【乖】【的】【安】【睡】，【粉】【嫩】【的】【脸】【蛋】【挂】【着】【不】【知】【世】【事】【的】【笑】【容】。 【突】【然】，【她】【涌】【上】【一】【种】【冲】【动】，“【让】【我】【来】【养】【他】【吧】！” 【望】【着】【阿】【星】【苍】【白】【惶】【恐】【的】【面】【容】，“【你】【不】【可】【以】【是】【他】【的】【妈】【妈】，【但】【是】【我】【可】【以】。” “【阿】【星】，【让】【我】【来】【养】【他】【吧】，【我】【会】【把】【他】【养】【的】……” 【阿】【星】【扑】【到】【木】【棉】【的】【怀】【中】，【小】【声】【的】【呜】【咽】【像】【迷】【途】【的】【小】【兽】，【苍】
【洪】【荒】【世】【界】，【混】【沌】【虚】【空】。 【此】【时】【李】【耳】【已】【经】【回】【来】【百】【年】，【当】【李】【耳】【回】【来】【之】【时】，【整】【个】【洪】【荒】【世】【界】【的】【禁】【锢】【也】【已】【解】【除】，【整】【个】【天】【道】【虚】【无】【化】【身】【却】【是】【脱】【身】【了】【出】【来】。【对】【方】【也】【是】【地】【第】【时】【间】【斩】【了】【洪】【荒】【人】【道】【意】【识】，【这】【让】【李】【耳】【都】【有】【些】【来】【不】【及】【救】【援】。 【随】【后】【就】【是】【李】【耳】【和】【无】【道】【虚】【无】【化】【身】【的】【大】【战】，【李】【耳】【防】【止】【天】【道】【虚】【无】【化】【身】【破】【坏】【洪】【荒】，【也】【就】【一】【直】【向】【混】【沌】【深】【处】【而】。 梅花诗马会【阿】【水】【听】【的】【有】【些】【似】【懂】【非】【懂】，【在】【她】【的】【认】【知】【里】，【学】【习】【识】【字】【就】【是】【那】【些】【富】【家】【子】【弟】【的】【专】【利】，【出】【来】【了】【都】【是】【要】【做】【大】【官】【的】，【而】【像】【自】【己】【这】【样】【的】【穷】【苦】【人】【家】【的】【孩】【子】，【学】【习】【一】【门】【可】【以】【防】【身】【的】【武】【技】，【学】【习】【一】【门】【可】【以】【谋】【生】【的】【手】【段】，【差】【不】【多】【就】【可】【以】【了】。 【似】【乎】【是】【看】【出】【了】【阿】【水】【的】【疑】【惑】，【唐】【剑】【停】【了】【下】【来】：“【怎】【么】？【若】【是】【心】【中】【有】【什】【么】【疑】【问】【的】【话】，【尽】【管】【说】【出】【来】，【为】【师】
【晚】【上】【十】【点】，【换】【好】【运】【动】【服】，【穿】【好】【跑】【鞋】，【南】【美】【熙】【戴】【好】【蓝】【牙】【耳】【机】，【锁】【门】【出】【去】【夜】【跑】。 【打】【开】【飞】【讯】【音】【乐】，【翻】【着】【听】【歌】【记】【录】，【却】【找】【不】【到】【一】【首】【合】【适】【心】【情】【的】【歌】。 【每】【逢】【压】【力】【大】【的】【时】【候】，【她】【都】【会】【找】【首】【节】【奏】【强】【烈】【的】【歌】，【一】【边】【听】【一】【边】【跑】，【几】【公】【里】【下】【来】，【心】【情】【就】【舒】【畅】【了】。 【最】【近】【也】【不】【知】【道】【倒】【了】【什】【么】【霉】，【连】【续】【几】【天】【被】【客】【人】【投】【诉】，【攒】【了】【不】【少】【的】【憋】【屈】，
【傅】【启】【然】【低】【低】【的】【叹】【息】【了】【一】【声】。 【果】【然】，【动】【了】【心】【之】【后】，【连】【她】【身】【上】【的】【火】【锅】【味】【都】【是】【香】【的】。 【傅】【启】【然】【抬】【手】【遮】【住】【了】【自】【己】【的】【眼】【睛】，【痴】【痴】【的】【笑】【了】【起】【来】。 【罢】【了】，【还】【是】【得】【等】【等】【啊】。 【傅】【启】【然】【站】【起】【身】【来】，【放】【轻】【了】【脚】【步】【往】【外】【面】【走】【去】。 【他】【体】【贴】【又】【轻】【柔】【的】【关】【上】【门】，【然】【后】【这】【才】【去】【忙】【自】【己】【的】【去】【了】。 【桃】【言】【蹊】【这】【一】【觉】【直】【接】【睡】【到】【了】【第】【二】【天】【早】【上】。
“【谁】！” 【紫】【薇】【城】【皇】【宫】【之】【中】，【一】【个】【雍】【容】【华】【贵】【的】【和】【尚】，【睁】【开】【了】【眼】【睛】。 “【国】【师】，【发】【生】【了】【什】【么】？” 【大】【和】【尚】【对】【面】，【一】【身】【龙】【袍】【的】【皇】【帝】【疑】【惑】【的】【看】【着】【大】【和】【尚】。 “【陛】【下】，【没】【什】【么】。”【大】【和】【尚】【虽】【然】【表】【面】【恭】【敬】，【可】【语】【气】【中】【透】【露】【着】【淡】【淡】【的】【不】【屑】。“【我】【们】【继】【续】【来】【商】【讨】【一】【下】【关】【于】【贪】【官】【污】【吏】【的】【事】【情】【吧】。” “【好】，【朕】【都】【听】【国】【师】【的】，【这】【帮】