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May survives close confidence vote; Canadian kidnapped in Burkina Faso

British Prime Minister survives close confidence vote

The Conservative government of British Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a non-confidence vot, but it was a close one.

The vote was 325-to-306. The Labour party made a motion of non-confidence Tuesday after the House voted against May’s Brexit deal with the EU.

Canadian man kidnapped in Burkina Faso

Government officials confirm a second Canadian has been kidnapped in Burkina Faso.

The news comes soon after a 34-year-old Quebec tourist and her Italian travelling companion were reported missing there. The latest victim, Kirk Woodman, works for Vancouver-based Progress Mineral Mining Company.

Founder Chinese woman arrested in Vancouver speaks out

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The founder of Chinese tech giant Huawei says he sees no connection between his daughter’s detention in Vancouver and China’s decision to arrest two Canadians on national security charges.

In a rare meeting with foreign reporters, he thanked Canada’s justice system for the kind treatment of his daughter, saying he believes there will be a just conclusion to her case. The U.S. State Department issued a strongly worded statement of support for Canada Wednesday morning.

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