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China denies providing weapons to Libya

BEIJING — Chinese companies have not provided Libya with any “military products”, China’s foreign ministry said Tuesday, after reports of Beijing offering weapons to the ousted Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi. Canada’s Globe and Mail newspaper reported on Sunday that Beijing offered huge stockpiles of weapons to Kadhafi during the final…

G20 protester barred from speaking to press as condition of bail

A man accused of having incited violent protests at the G20 economic summit in Toronto last June has been subjected to what his lawyer describes as “staggering” bail conditions. Not only is he forbidden to attend any public event that expresses political views but he is not even allowed to…

Canadian Gitmo prisoner refuses to defend himself, calls plea deal an ‘excuse’ for torture

A young Canadian, the last Westerner held at the Guantanamo Bay, said Monday he would not defend himself after refusing a US plea deal, insisting his military trial was a sham. “I will not take any of the offers because it’ll give the US government an excuse for torturing me…

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