Canada arrests CFO of Huawei
TORONTO — Canadian authorities said Wednesday they have arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies for possible extradition to the United States.
Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said Meng Wanzhou was detained in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Saturday.
Mr. McLeod said a publication ban had been imposed in the case and he could not provide further details. The ban was sought by Ms. Meng, who has a bail hearing Friday, he said.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that U.S. authorities are investigating whether Chinese tech giant Huawei violated sanctions on Iran.
Ms. Meng is also deputy chairman of the board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei.
Huawei issued a statement saying Ms. Meng was changing flights in Canada when she was detained “on behalf of the United States of America” to face “unspecified charges” in New York.
Huawei said it complies with all laws and rules where it operates, including export controls and sanctions of the United Nations, the U.S. and European Union.
A U.S. Justice Department spokesman declined to comment.
Putin’s nuclear warning
MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin warned on Wednesday that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediaterange nuclear missiles.
The chief of staff of Russia’s military, Gen. Valery V. Gerasimov, echoed those remarks, saying that any European countries where the United States stationed intermediate-range missiles, such as Poland or Romania, would be the first targets in the event of a conflict.
The United States has long accused Russia of developing such missiles in violation of the IntermediateRange Nuclear Forces Treaty, which limits groundbased intermediate-range missiles. On Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States would within 60 days start the formal process of abandoning the treaty unless Russia reestablished compliance with its terms.
In the 1987 pact, widely known as the INF Treaty, Russia and the United States agreed to eliminate all ground-based nuclear and conventional missiles, as well as their launchers, with ranges of 500 to 5,500 kilometers (310 to 3,420 miles). It does not ban intermediaterange missiles launched from bombers or from the sea.
Birth is transplant first
LONDON — Brazilian doctors are reporting the world’s first baby born to a woman with a uterus transplanted from a deceased donor.
Eleven previous births have used a transplanted womb but from a living donor, usually a relative or friend.
Experts said using uteruses from women who have died could make more transplants possible. Ten previous attempts using deceased donors in the Czech Republic, Turkey and the U.S. have failed.
The baby girl was delivered last December by a woman born without a uterus because of a rare syndrome.
The woman became pregnant through in vitro fertilization seven months after the transplant. The donor was a 45-year-old woman who had three children and died of a stroke.
Two more transplants are planned as part of the Brazilian study. Details of the first case were published Tuesday in the medical journal Lancet.