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5 things to know for Thursday, May 16, 2019

5 things to know for Thursday, May 16, 2019
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China has formally arrested Canadian citizens Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor for allegedly stealing state secrets in a move that will likely increase tensions between the two countries. Here s what else you need to know to start your day.

1. Conrad Black: U.S. President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to former media mogul Conrad Black -- a gesture that Black told CTV News was "very gratifying."

2. Trash war: The Philippines is recalling its ambassador and consuls in Canada over Ottawa s failure to comply with a deadline an Ontario-based company sent there more than six years ago.

3. Beyond Meat: Canadian cattle producers are calling out a popular brand of veggie burgers for advertising its products as plant-based meat, saying that the term is inaccurate and breaks federal rules.

4. Senior pushed: A Las Vegas woman is facing a murder charge after . The incident was caught on security video and the man died several weeks later.

5. Child s death: A portion of the thousands of dollars raised in the wake of a Quebec girl s death will be given to an organization whose founder has links to far-right groups .

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Art replicas: A retired repairman in B.C. has spent hundreds of hours creating stunning replicas of some of the most famous artworks in history.
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