Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

Spain | Spanish Officials Declare Catalonia Referendum ‘Discredited’


Two senior Spanish officials quoted anonymously in the media have declared the planned October 1 referendum in Catalonia totally discredited, saying it is “game over” and no one will take the vote seriously anyhow.

UK, UAE and Ukraine involved in illegal arms deliveries to South Sudan

The Amnesty International human rights organization has found evidence that UK, UAE and Ukraine are involved in illegal arms deliveries to South Sudan, the organization’s Ukrainian department said on Facebook.

The report documents a complex multi-million dollar arms deal involving entities in the UK, Ukraine and the United Arab Emirates. While outlining the obligations of Ukraine and UAE to prevent irresponsible arms transfers, the report focuses on the role of a UK ‘front’ or ‘shell’ company, whose name was found on contract documents and an end user certificate. Any involvement of a UK-registered company in arms transfers to South Sudan would be in breach of the EU arms embargo on South Sudan, as well the Arms Trade Treaty, UK domestic law and stated UK policy on South Sudan.

“Nazis dehors”: des centaines d’Allemands dans la rue contre l’AfD

Des centaines de personnes ont manifesté dimanche soir dans plusieurs villes d’Allemagne pour protester contre le parti de droite nationaliste AfD qui a enregistré une percée historique pour un tel mouvement aux élections législatives allemandes.