UPDATE Recent bear mauling may actually have been moose attack says Fish

first_imgA man found bleeding with multiple wounds on Wednesday night on the outskirts of Anchorage was initially thought to have been the victim of a bear attack. However, wildlife biologists are now reporting the attack was more likely from a moose. Anchorage police received a call stating the man was barely responsive and may have been stabbed. Police and medics responded, and took the man to a hospital, where he was pronounced in critical condition.APD police cruiser (Photo by Wesley Early, Alaska Public Media – Anchorage)After further investigating and working with medical staff at the hospital, it was initially determined that the male was likely attacked by a bear. Police had notified Fish and Game about the incident. Fish and Game biologists conducted a further investigation and determined that there was no evidence to suggest a bear attack at the crime scene. Police have not been able to interview the male yet .When examining the victim, biologists “found nothing to suggest any of the injuries were caused by a bear,” according to a press release from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Police confirmed an agitated moose was near the scene the night the man was found.last_img read more

Stop the unreasonable crackdown China calls on Washington to withdraw extradition request

first_img Share this story’Stop the unreasonable crackdown’: China calls on Washington to withdraw extradition request Tumblr Pinterest Google+ LinkedIn Facebook Joe McDonald The Associated Press ← Previous Next → Comment Reddit Twitter ‘Stop the unreasonable crackdown’: China calls on Washington to withdraw extradition request Huawei Technologies Ltd., which has spent a decade battling U.S. accusations it is a front for Chinese spying, denied committing any of the violations cited in Monday’s indictment Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, center, smiles at a question from a reporter after an announcement of an indictment of Chinese telecommunications companies including Huawei, on violations including bank and wire fraud, Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, at the Justice Department in Washington. At left is Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, and FBI Director Christopher Wray, at right.Jacquelyn Martin / AP Featured Stories More Recommended For YouOman urges Iran to release seized tankerDavid Rosenberg: Deflation is still the No. 1 threat to global economic stability — and central banks know itTrans Mountain construction work can go ahead as National Energy Board re-validates permitsBank of Canada drops mortgage stress test rate for first time since 2016The storm is coming and investors need a financial ark to see them through BEIJING — China called on the U.S. government on Tuesday to “stop the unreasonable crackdown” on Huawei after the United States stepped up pressure on the tech giant by indicting it on charges of stealing technology and violating sanctions on Iran.The Chinese ministry called on Washington to withdraw its request for Canada to extradite a Huawei executive to face charges of lying to banks about possible dealings with Iran.The Chinese government will “firmly defend” its companies, a foreign ministry statement said. It gave no indication whether Beijing might retaliate for the charges against Huawei, China’s first global tech brand and the biggest maker of switching gear for phone and internet companies.U.S. pressure on China is set to intensify further when intelligence chiefs brief Congress Tuesday on worldwide threats, which are expected to include Chinese cyberespionage and Huawei.Huawei Technologies Ltd., which has spent a decade battling U.S. accusations it is a front for Chinese spying, denied committing any of the violations cited in Monday’s indictment.The foreign ministry complained Washington has “mobilized state power” to hurt Chinese companies “in an attempt to strangle fair and just operations.”“We strongly urge the United States to stop the unreasonable crackdown on Chinese companies including Huawei,” said the statement read on state TV. It said Beijing will defend the “lawful rights and interests of Chinese companies” but gave no details.The difference in understanding will bring about complicated problems Join the conversation → What you need to know about passing the family cottage to the next generation 8 Comments Sponsored By: January 29, 20192:22 AM ESTLast UpdatedJanuary 29, 20191:43 PM EST Filed under News Email The charges unsealed Monday by the Justice Department accused Huawei of trying to take a piece of a robot and other technology from a T-Mobile lab that was used to test smartphones. Huawei passed Apple in mid-2018 as the second-biggest global smartphone brand after Samsung.The U.S. charges included no allegation Huawei worked at the Chinese government’s direction. But the U.S. government has previously accused China of involvement in cyberspying and theft of industrial secrets. It has charged several Chinese hackers and intelligence officials.Huawei also is charged with using a Hong Kong front company, Skycom, to trade with Iran in violation of U.S. controls. Prosecuters allege Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, lied to banks about those dealings.Meng, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested Dec. 1 in Vancouver, a development that set off a political firestorm between China and Canada.China detained two Canadians shortly after Meng’s arrest in an apparent attempt to pressure Canada to release her. A Chinese court also sentenced a third Canadian to death in a sudden retrial of a drug case, overturning a 15-year prison term handed down earlier.“We urge the U.S. to immediately withdraw the arrest warrant against Miss Meng Wanzhou and stop making such kinds of extradition requests,” said a Foreign Ministry spokesman, Geng Shuang. “We urge Canada to take seriously China’s solemn position, immediately release Ms. Meng Wanzhou and protect her legitimate and legal rights.”his is not just the matter of Huawei. It involves the whole nation of China advertisement Huawei, headquartered in the southern city of Shenzhen, near Hong Kong, has rejected the U.S. accusations.“The company denies that it or its subsidiary or affiliate have committed any of the asserted violations of U.S. law set forth in each of the indictments,” a Huawei statement said.Huawei is “not aware of any wrongdoing by Ms. Meng, and believes the U.S. courts will ultimately reach the same conclusion,” it said.Meng is out on bail in Vancouver and is due in court Tuesday as she awaits extradition proceedings.Huawei’s U.S. market evaporated after a 2012 congressional report said it and Chinese rival ZTE Corp. were security risks and told phone companies to avoid them. But Huawei says the scrutiny has had little impact on its business elsewhere.The company says it serves 45 of the 50 biggest global telecom carriers. It forecasts its 2018 global revenue should exceed $100 billion for the first time despite the tension with Washington.Huawei said U.S. prosecutors rejected a request to discuss the investigation following Meng’s arrest. It also noted the allegations in the trade secrets charge were the subject of a U.S. civil lawsuit that already has been settled.The latest charges could dim prospects for U.S.-Chinese trade talks due to start Wednesday in Washington.President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed Dec. 1 to put off any further sanctions against each other’s exports while they negotiated. A breakdown would likely lead to higher tariffs, a prospect that has rattled financial markets for months. U.S. levels 13 charges against Huawei for stealing secrets, evading sanctions John McCallum forced out as Canada’s ambassador to China after comments on Huawei case U.S. confirms it will ask Canada to extradite Huawei executive as China protests The entirely state-controlled Chinese press has portrayed Huawei as the victim of U.S. government efforts to cripple a potential industrial challenger.“This is not just the matter of Huawei. It involves the whole nation of China,” said Qin Xiaohua, who works in the finance industry in Beijing. “We have to unite no matter as individuals or as an integrated country.”While U.S. authorities stress the independence of courts, “ordinary Chinese people all believe it is a deliberate crackdown on Huawei,” said Lu Feng, an economist at Peking University. He said Beijing will see a “link to Chinese-U.S. trade relations.”“The difference in understanding will bring about complicated problems,” said Lu.Asked about the possible effect of the Huawei case on trade talks, the foreign ministry spokesman, Geng, said, “as for the China-U.S. trade talks and our position on this, I think the U.S. is also quite clear about that.”The Justice Department officials provided details from a 10-count grand jury indictment in Seattle, and a separate 13-count case from prosecutors in New York.The Seattle charges allege that beginning in 2012, Huawei plotted to steal information about T-Mobile’s robot, known as “Tappy.” It says Huawei engineers secretly took photos of the robot, measured it and tried to steal part of it from T-Mobile’s lab, according to prosecutors. T-Mobile declined to comment. last_img read more