Arms trade

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The Observer view on Anglo-French relations | Observer editorial
The exclusion of France from the Aukus pact leaves the UK at risk of further isolation after Brexit

Observer editorial

19, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘Stab in the back’: French fury as Australia scraps submarine deal
France’s foreign minister says move to buy nuclear subs from US in new defence pact is betrayal of trust

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris and Daniel Boffey in Strasbourg

16, Sep, 2021 @11:32 AM

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Why takeovers, rather than arms, may be the talk of UK defence fair
In the second in our Britain For Sale series, we examine concerns over Britain’s inability to prevent the sale of established defence firms

Jasper Jolly

13, Sep, 2021 @5:10 PM

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Lives lost, poverty, an arms race, rights destroyed … the continuing cost of 9/11
The US has now spent $8 trillion over 20 years in its response to the attacks. But the true price has been more than financial

Simon Tisdall

12, Sep, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Massive Attack cancel Liverpool gig to boycott arms fair at venue
Bristol band “disappointed” by move, but said showing solidarity with people of Liverpool supersedes live show

Diane Taylor and Robyn Vinter

10, Sep, 2021 @5:53 PM

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Egypt accused of widespread state-sanctioned killings of dissidents
Analysis of alleged anti-terrorist shootouts reveals security forces routinely suppressing opposition, claims Human Rights Watch

Ruth Michaelson

07, Sep, 2021 @10:10 AM

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Live animal exports are being used as cover by smugglers, say NGOs
Huge vessels used to transport farm animals are an attractive option for criminals smuggling drugs, arms and people

Sophie Kevany

18, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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‘Maestro of humanity’: Italian surgeon Gino Strada dies at 73
Tributes paid to doctor whose NGO set up world-class hospitals in war zones such as Iraq, Yemen and Sudan

Lizzy Davies

13, Aug, 2021 @5:10 PM

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American guns are flooding into Mexico and wreaking havoc | Robert Reich
Mexico has tried almost everything to stop US-made guns from fueling cartel violence. So now it’s doing what any litigious American would do: suing

Robert Reich

06, Aug, 2021 @10:19 AM

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Iraq was Donald Rumsfeld’s war. It will forever be his legacy | Andrew Cockburn
The late defence secretary’s micromanagement style helped ensure the disastrous outcome, says the journalist and author Andrew Cockburn

Andrew Cockburn

05, Jul, 2021 @12:30 PM

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£17bn of UK arms sold to rights’ abusers
Weapons licensed for export to two-thirds of states on ‘not free’ register, including Libya, Saudi Arabia and Turkey

Mark Townsend, Home Affairs editor

27, Jun, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Protesters who blockaded London arms fair have convictions quashed
Supreme court ruling on disruption at ExCeL Centre in 2017 is hailed as an affirmation of right to protest

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

25, Jun, 2021 @3:09 PM

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