Xinhua world news summary at 0830 GMT, Dec. 6

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OTTAWA -- The Chinese embassy in Ottawa on Wednesday called on Canada to release Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei, who has been arrested in Vancouver at the request of U.S. authorities.

"At the request of the U.S. side, the Canadian side arrested a Chinese citizen not violating any American or Canadian law. The Chinese side firmly opposes and strongly protests over such kind of actions which seriously harmed the human rights of the victim," said a spokesperson of the Chinese embassy in a statement. (Canada-U.S.-Huawei)

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HAVANA -- China and Cuba on Wednesday signed two agreements to promote economic cooperation during the 14th session of the bilateral business committee, where companies from both nations explored new trade and business opportunities.

Cuba's Chamber of Commerce (CCC) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) inked a memorandum on a joint action plan for cooperation in 2019. (China-Cuba-Trade)

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LONDON -- A Brazilian woman with uterine infertility gave birth to a healthy baby girl using a womb transplanted from a deceased donor, becoming the first case of its kind in the world, according to a recent study.

"The results establish proof-of-concept for treating uterine infertility by transplantation from a deceased donor, opening a path to healthy pregnancy for all women with uterine factor infertility, without need of living donors or live donor surgery," Brazilian researchers said in the study published Tuesday in the medical journal The Lancet. (Brazil-Uterus-Transplant)

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MOSCOW -- Russia's new Peresvet laser weapon systems have been put on combat duty, the Defense Ministry's Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper reported Wednesday.

The Peresvet laser complex entered into combat service on Saturday, said the report. And the ministry also released a video on social media of the weapon complex being deployed. (Russia-Weapon System)

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WASHINGTON -- Former senior officials, industrial leaders and experts from China and the United States have vowed to implement the two countries' recent consensus on de-escalating tensions in the trade relationship.

They made the pledge Tuesday during the 11th annual U.S.-China CEO and Former Senior Officials' Dialogue, which was co-organized by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) -- a Chinese think tank -- and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC). (U.S.-China-Dialogue) Enditem

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