But the court ordered a retrial after it adopted the prosecutors' opinion that they had found new evidence revealing the defendant was "very likely" to have played "an important role in the activities of drug smuggling". However, citizen was identified as Canadian teacher Sarah McIver.
Though no link has been officially made, the arrests seem to be in retaliation to Canada's December 1 arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a top executive at Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei She was detained on a request from the United States, which has accused her of violating sanctions of Iran.
At the appeal hearing, prosecutors said the sentence was too light and improper, arguing Schellenberg was very likely to have been part of a worldwide drugs smuggling operation and had played a major role in smuggling the drugs.
UAE flag raised over reopened embassy in Damascus
The anti-Assad insurgents' last foothold is an arc of northwestern territory abutting Turkey, which still supports them. A Syrian passenger flight flew to Tunisia on Thursday for the first time in almost eight years.
An official from the National Narcotic Control Committee said in March 2017 that the drug trafficking cases in China which involve foreigners has been increasing.
China executed a Briton caught smuggling heroin in 2009, prompting a British outcry over what it said was the lack of any mental health assessment.
Canada's foreign ministry has acknowledged that the released woman had been detained in connection with a work permit problem and that there was no reason to believe her detention was linked with the other two.
Last week, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said McIver had received an "administrative penalty (for) illegal employment".
Detroit Lions shutout Packers for first time since 1973
The Lions had the game well in hand by then, with Zenner making it 21-0 following his touchdown run late in the second quarter. Per multiple sources, former Colts and Lions coach Jim Caldwell has interviewed for the coaching vacancy in Green Bay .
Both China and Canada had said McIver's case was not related to those of Kovrig and Spavor, who were detained on allegations of harming China's national security.
Meng is sought by the U.S. for allegedly lying to banks as part of an effort to evade sanctions on Iran.
Until the appeal hearing, it was unclear when Schellenberg had originally been convicted or what his sentence was, but on Saturday the court provided details of the first trial verdict from November.
The two took part in an exhibition fight that was clouded in uncertainty as to whether or not it was ever going to really happen. As for Mayweather - don't be surprised if he picks up another one of these easy pay day boxing matches in the new year.
That, coupled with their 24-0 win over the Washington Redskins , gave the Eagles the sixth and final playoff spot in the NFC. The Vikings also will be without linebacker Eric Kendricks for the second consecutive game because of a hamstring injury.
During the brief session in the House, Republicans shot down a Democratic attempt to vote on legislation to reopen the government. But accepting it would mean backing away from Trump's proposed wall. 'The Democrats have simply shut down the discussions.
Details of the upcoming House bill were unclear but it was unlikely to include wall funding, like an earlier Senate measure. Most of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will be sent on unpaid leave, including those who assist taxpayers with queries.
Authorities in NY on Thursday said they were looking into a "transformer incident" following reports of an explosion. Public transportation is running, but the 7 train is experiencing delays, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter .
Advancing issues outnumbered decliners by a 1.45-to-1 ratio on the NYSE and a 2.15-to-1 ratio on the Nasdaq. Hong Kong's Hang Seng advanced 0.2 percent to 25,531.63 and Seoul's Kospi added 0.6 percent to 2,040.76.
A manager at the Kmart in Fostoria declined to answer questions, such as how many people are employed at the store. Sears Auto Center is set to close late January, while the retail portion is expected to be gone sometime in March.
The week between Christmas and New Years last year featured one of the coldest stretches of weather in recent memory. Wind chills may drop to 25 to 30 below Friday night and early Saturday morning and return in the middle of next week.
Compared to other influxes of migrants and refugees, the numbers trying to cross the Channel recently are tiny. A Home Office spokesman said: "The group consisted of nine men, two women and 10-year-old child".
By her own admission, it has been more than a decade since a child has died in the custody of Customs and Border Patrol. After the second death, the CBP announced it was developing several policy changes late Tuesday.
The Hindu newspaper first reported on December 24 that the Foxconn plant would begin manufacturing various models of the iPhone. It is however unclear whether the production will be confined to assembly or include any component production in the country.
4.8 earthquake hits near Sicily's Mount Etna in Italy
On Christmas Eve, molten lava from Mount Etna was witnessed spurting into the air and volcanic ash covered surrounding villages. Lava was also observed emerging from a fissure in the side of Mount Etna, which is also known as a "flank" or lateral eruption.
Trump may use executive order to ban Huawei, ZTE purchases
In fact, Huawei's vice president for sales of Huawei Tech USA, is on the board of directors of the Rural Wireless Association. It would cost US$800 million to US$1 billion for all RWA members to replace their Huawei and ZTE equipment, Bennet said.