Morning Headlines: May 8, 2019

Michelle de Leon  / May 8, 2018

Meng Wanzhou,
Huawei Deputy Chairwoman, CFO
(huwai.com)

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou in court for extradition hearing

 Meng Wanzhou is in the B.C. Supreme Court early this morning for a high-profile international extradition case.

The Chinese tech executive for Huawei is making a brief appearance, with a judge setting key days for her hearing on the extradition to the U.S.

Meng is out on $10 million-dollar bail but is under house arrest in Vancouver. She denies all allegations against her and the company.

GM announces $170M investment in Oshawa Plant

 

General Motors Canada says it will invest $170 million dollars in its Oshawa Plant in Ontario.

In the announcement, GM Canada president Travis Hester says the move will save 300 union jobs after car assembly stops in December.

 Hester says the factory will convert to a facility that will work on parts stamping and sub-assembly of components, which is good news for employees in the battered auto section.

The plan includes relocation offers for laid-off workers, enhanced retirement packages and the construction of a test track at the site for autonomous vehicles.

GM Oshawa Assembly Plant

(General Motors / www.gm.ca)

The Royal Couple with their bundle of joy.
(The Royal Family / Instagram)

Duke and Duchess of Sussex reveal name of their baby boy

 

The newborn son of the royal couple was announced in a tweet by @RoyalFamily earlier this morning.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was introduced to the world, appearing before cameras at Windsor Castle.

The decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex came as a surprise to many, as the forenames are far from tradition for the royal family.

The name Archie is a shortened version of Archibald, which is of German origin and means “genuine”, “bold” and “brave.”

Mountbatten-Windsor is a legacy of the Duke of Edinburgh and has only been the family name of royals since the 60’s.