Storm Cimadoro, of Trehafren, Newtown, bought Kylie Matte liquid lipstick and lip liner to sell online, however after a trading standards investigation, it was found to have lead content of 2,715 m5/kg. Lead is prohibited in lipstick products, and the labelling of the product also failed to contain mandatory information. Cimadoro, 23, appeared before Llandrindod Wells Magistrates Court, where she pleaded guilty to an offence under the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013. She also pleaded guilty to two charges under the Trade Marks Act 1994 for offering to supply counterfeit Timberland boots and Ralph Lauren tracksuits. Magistrates heard that an investigation was conducted by trading standards officers after they received information that Cimadoro was supplying suspected counterfeit items on Facebook. Officers conducted a warrant and the defendant’s address and seized suspect goods. Cimadoro was interviewed twice during the investigation and declined to name the … [Read more...] about Woman fined £1,000 for sale of lead-filled lipstick
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DW: How would you describe and rate Obama's Syria policy over the past four years? Robert Ford: The Obama administration has been unable to contain the Syrian crisis as it had hoped. Syrian refugees were the majority of those who flooded into Europe in 2015, causing new political tensions inside the EU, a vital American partner. Syrian extremists helped organize and execute terror attacks in France, Belgium and Germany, all US allies; the "Islamic State" helped inspire American extremists in California who killed a dozen people. The US for nearly two years has been bombing inside Syria and there is no end in sight, despite progress on the ground. The administration's big claim of success, the destruction of Syrian government chemical weapons capabilities, is limited; the Syrian government continues to use chlorine gas with impunity. The most likely prospect is continued fighting, and more refugees, until the Syrian government on one side and extremist elements within the larger … [Read more...] about Obama’s policy failed to contain Syrian crisis
"On the security front, the entire NATO exercise was one that caused Afghanistan a lot of suffering, a lot of loss of life, and no gains because the country is not secure." These are the words of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, criticizing NATO in a BBC interview published on October 7 for failing to bring stability to Afghanistan in over a decade after the US-led invasion of his country. These claims, however, were sharply rejected by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen who said in a press conference that the war-torn country has come a long way in the past decade: "The changes have been remarkable, and our investment in lives and resources has been unprecedented. Nobody can deny that. And these efforts should be respected." The primary objective of the ISAF mission has been to enable the Afghan government to provide "effective security" across the war-torn nation and develop forces to ensure that the country can "never again become a safe haven for terrorists." However, … [Read more...] about Has NATO’s ISAF mission in Afghanistan failed?
Opium poppy cultivation in Myanmar and Lao PDR rose to 63,800 hectares (ha) in 2014 compared to 61,200 ha in 2013, increasing for the eighth consecutive year and nearly tripling the amount harvested in 2006, according to a report published on December 8 by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The paper, titled Southeast Asia Opium Survey 2014 - Lao PDR, Myanmar, states that Myanmar remains Southeast Asia's top opium producer - and the world's second largest after Afghanistan. Together, Myanmar and Lao PDR produced an estimated 762 metric tons of opium, most of which - using smuggled precursor chemicals like acetyl anhydride - was refined into an estimated 76 tons of heroin and then trafficked to markets in neighboring countries and outside the region. Jeremy Douglas, the UNODC regional representative for Southeast Asia and the Pacific, says in a DW interview that not only is the heroin from the "Golden Triangle" - the area adjoining Myanmar, Laos and Thailand - … [Read more...] about Opium production soars in Southeast Asia
In its newly published report entitled "They Know Everything We Do," Human Rights Watch (HRW) reveals how technology from countries including Germany is being used by the Ethiopian government to spy on civilians thought to be members of the opposition. In numerous instances, the surveillance activity has led to arrest, detention and even torture. "They put me in cold water and applied electric wire onto my feet, they plugged the wire into the wall," one interviewee told HRW. Like many of those rounded up by the authorities in Addis Ababa, he was presented with a list of his phone calls and accused of being a member of the Oromo Liberation Front (OLF) - a group seeking independence for the Oromo, the largest ethnic group in the East African country. Besides highlighting Ethiopia’s ethnic tensions and the Orwellian potential of modern technology, the report begs some big questions about export controls in Western states prone to booming rhetoric on human rights. Western states … [Read more...] about German export loopholes help autocratic regimes