Trump congratulates Democrat Jones on ‘hard fought’ Alabama win

Democrat Doug Jones speaks Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election on Tuesday. (AP)
Updated 13 December 2017
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Trump congratulates Democrat Jones on ‘hard fought’ Alabama win

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday congratulated the Democrat Doug Jones on his victory in Alabama’s Senate race, an upset result seen as a bitter blow to the Republican leader.
“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory,” tweeted the US president, who had strongly backed Jones’ scandal-hit opponent Roy Moore despite allegations of sexual misconduct by the Republican former judge.
“A win is a win,” Trump added. “The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!“


China blasts ‘inhumane’ treatment of Huawei executive

Updated 10 December 2018
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China blasts ‘inhumane’ treatment of Huawei executive

  • The 46-year-old woman said she has been treated in a Canadian hospital for hypertension since she was arrested on December 1 for possible extradition
  • Wanzhou has filed court papers in Vancouver arguing she should be released on bail from her Canadian jail

BEIJING: China on Monday protested Canada’s “inhumane” treatment of an executive of telecom giant Huawei who is being held on a US extradition bid, citing reports she was not getting sufficient medical care.
Huawei’s chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, has filed court papers in Vancouver arguing she should be released on bail from her Canadian jail.
In a sworn affidavit, the 46-year-old woman said she has been treated in a Canadian hospital for hypertension since she was arrested on December 1 for possible extradition.
China’s state-run Global Times newspaper reported, without citing sources, that “it seems that the Canadian detention facility is not offering her the necessary health care.”
“We believe this is inhumane and violates her human rights,” foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a regular press briefing, citing such reports.