Tag: acts

Sky News acts largely as a platform for the UK defence…

A study by Declassified, covering 203 articles written by Deborah Haynes, Alistair Bunkall and Dominic Waghorn, has found that Sky routinely amplifies the views of the UK government in its military and foreign policies and provides almost no serious attempts to independently scrutinise or criticise them.

The research, which has analysed all articles by the three correspondents that could be found from November 2019 to November 2020, found that the primary focus of Sky’s critical reporting has overwhelmingly been countries presented by British officials as enemies of the UK – Russia, China and Iran – as well as the US under Donald Trump.

Two of the reporters, Haynes and Bunkall, offered no serious critical coverage of UK military or foreign policies or the human rights abuses committed by Britain’s close allies, such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Israel, which all receive substantial UK military and other support. Waghorn’s articles

The US bans anonymous shell companies in defense act’s anti-money-laundering reform

If you’re a corrupt foreign official or drug trafficker, there’s a pretty easy way to protect your illicit cash: create an anonymous shell company.

You form a shell company — meaning a business that exists only on paper, with no employees, no products it makes or sells, no revenue, nothing except maybe a bank account and some assets — but you do it without disclosing your (the owner’s) real name, offering a convenient way to launder your money and evade law enforcement in the United States.

Except that might now be a lot harder to do in the US. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the $741 billion defense bill, will effectively ban anonymous shell companies.

The NDAA passed with bipartisan support in Congress. Trump vetoed the package, but Congress voted overwhelmingly to override the president’s veto for the first time during Trump’s tenure.

That means

Canada acts on China’s abuse of Uighur minority

TRENTON, Canada 

Canada has introduced measures towards China since of “human legal rights violations” towards the Uighur inhabitants and other minorities, the government introduced Tuesday.

Together with the United kingdom, the chief purpose is to protect against the importation of goods produced by pressured labor in just the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Area.

“Canada is deeply involved about the mass arbitrary detention and mistreatment of Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities by the Chinese authorities,” Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne claimed in a assertion. “Together with the British isles, we are getting actions to guarantee we are not complicit in the abuse of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang.”

That indicates a prohibition on merchandise manufactured by pressured labor from entering Canada and the United kingdom, and merchandise made applying forced labor are not imported, he mentioned.

The goal is also to secure firms from turning into “unknowingly complicit” in the importation of these kinds