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Activists scare off arms ship!

Nexter Systems is a French state-owned company building a wide range of military vehicles, artillery, weapons and ammunition used by the French military and sold around the world.

The United Nations has published a list of companies with ties to Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories, the first time that such a list of companies has been published by the UN.

The European Union has renewed its arms embargo on Zimbabwe for another year, and frozen assets of the country's state-owned arms manufacturer, Zimbabwe Defence Industries.

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Activist in Belgium have successfully stopped a Saudi ship transporting weapons from the US, Canada and Europe from docking in the port of Antwerp.

New York City Council is considering divesting its pension fund from nuclear weapons producers. On 28th January, councillors heard hours of public testimony in support of two bills which call for NYC to divest public employee pension funds from companies involved in nuclear weapons production and maintenance.

The Italian police have arrested the captain of a Lebanese-flagged vessel, following allegations of illegal arms shipments from Turkey to Libya.