Exclusive: Suspected arms dealers moved millions in Somali money transfers, report says

The company Amal Express runs the semi-formal transfer service known as Hawala in most of the East African countries. They invited the Central Bank of Somalia to audit their internal systems.

This is a reaction to a report being published by the Geneva-based Global Initiative Against Organised Crime. The report claim that a number of Hawala service providers had been used for illegal payments to arm dealers in Yemen. The seaport of Bosaso seems to be the origin for most of these illegal payments.

Bosaso, Somalia © OpenStreetMap contributors

Source: reuters.com

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Standoff as Michel Barnier arrives in London for crunch trade talks

Time is ticking, the official deadline for the Brexit deal is October the 15th. It seems to be a kind of „Australia-style“ arrangement, which is an euphemism for failure to reach a free trade agreement with the EU. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron have held last-minute Brexit talks over phone.

There are only four located news regarding „Brexit talks“ which were updated in the last 24h.

Brexit news locations, Europe © OpenStreetMap contributors

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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Japan’s economy sinks deeper into worst postwar contraction, intensifies challenge for new leader

The Japanese prime minister had chosen to visit vietnam. There are some rumors that tesla car makers would invest in electric car manufacturing facilities in Indonesia and India, as well as moving Panasonic’s manufacturing base to Vietnam, signaling economic danger to Thailand. Maybe there is a risk that Thailand is going to lose its first-highest export-value car production base.

The wuhan pneumonia epidemic has hit the global economy hard, with the restaurant industry lying first. Although in many places in Taiwan practitioners have called on everyone to understand the truth about the cruel persecution and abuse of the Chinese Communist Party. But hearing the facts of persecution is too hard to accept, too far away from their lives, beyond the thinking of normal people. Because of the struggle of the people of Hong Kong more sympathy and understanding of practitioners.

Heatmap of Japan related economy news, © OpenStreetMap contributors

Source: wikimapia.com

There is also a plan for relocate the U.S. military base in Okinawa. Okinawa Gov. Denny Tamaki presented a written request regarding the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma. Established in 1945 and the current home to the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing and the III Marine Expeditionary Force, MCAS Funtenma is a US Military and United Nations air facility tasked with operating a variety of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft in support of US, UN and Japanese Military operations. Home to approximately 4,000 Marines at any one time, the airbase’s central location on the Island of Okinawa became a contentious issue in the latter half of the 20th Century and in December of 2013 an agreement was reached with the government of both Okinawa and Japan to completely relocate the entire air station to a new site near Nago on the Northern end of Okinawa.

Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Japan © OpenStreetmap contributors

Source: reuters.com

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