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Montevideo, September 18th 2018 - 19:59 UTC

Tag: United Kindom

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 08:18 UTC

    Sunday Times claims massive Russian twitter support of Labour in last general election

    The Sunday Times said an investigation with Swansea University had identified 6,500 Russian accounts tweeting supportive messages for Labour

    Thousands of Russian Twitter accounts were used to rally support for Labour in the closing stages of last year’s general election, it has been claimed. The Sunday Times said an investigation it conducted in conjunction with Swansea University had identified 6,500 Russian accounts tweeting supportive messages for Labour and denigrating the Conservatives.

  • Monday, April 30th 2018 - 08:11 UTC

    UK crackdown on money laundering: SLPs channeled US$ 80bn out of Russia

    DBEIS said SLPs have been linked to criminal networks in Eastern Europe and allegedly used in international arms trafficking deals.

    The UK Government is to launch a new crackdown on money laundering amid warnings that a century old business scheme designed to help Scottish farmers is being exploited by foreign criminals. Scottish limited partnerships (SLPs) were first created in 1907 for farm holdings, but ministers say their legal structure makes them attractive money laundering vehicles for international crime groups.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 09:23 UTC

    EU offers closer post-Brexit relation if UK remains in the customs union

    Britain says it will be dropping out of the EU’s single market and customs union after Brexit.

    The European Union could offer Britain a closer relationship after Brexit if Prime Minister Theresa May decides to stay in the bloc’s customs union, diplomats said. EU hopes London could change its stance on what ties it wants after Brexit after Britain’s upper house of parliament challenged the government on a key bill relating to May’s plan to quit the customs union.

  • Thursday, April 26th 2018 - 08:41 UTC

    Major companies launch “UK Plastics Pact” to eliminate plastic packaging by 2025

    The pact comes amid widespread concern over the problem of plastic waste polluting the countryside and the world’s oceans

    Dozens of companies have signed up to efforts to eliminate unnecessary single-use plastic packaging by 2025, it has been announced. Under the “UK Plastics Pact”, the businesses have also agreed targets to make 100% of their plastic packaging reusable, recyclable or compostable and to ensure 70% is effectively recycled or composted.