Haberler      English      العربية      Pусский         Kurdî      Türkçe Delivering News and Insights Around the World Keltis
  En.Haberler.Com - Latest News
SEARCH IN NEWS:
  HOME PAGE 10/12/2018 10:41 
13.11.2017 19:28 News >> Spain Claims Russian Meddling İn Catalan Crisis

Spain Claims Russian Meddling İn Catalan Crisis

Spanish foreign minister also singles out Julian Assange for interference in Catalonia’s 'natural democratic development'

By Alyssa McMurtryMADRID (AA) - Similar to alleged meddling in last year's U.S. presidential election, Spain warned the European Union on Monday of how Russia may be working to fuel the Catalan crisis."I am going to put it on record that in other areas [such as Catalonia], not only in the community to our East, situations of manipulation and disinformation are arising," Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis told reporters in Brussels before entering an EU meeting on defense.Dastis said data shows how significant amounts of Internet traffic leading up to the controversial Oct. 1 independence referendum came from networks located in Russia and other countries.Official probes and reporting in the U.S. found social media disinformation and fake news stories originating from Russia ahead of the November 2016 election.Dastis added that Julian Assange, the fugitive founder of Wikileaks, is also trying to interfere. Assange has been outspoken in support of Catalan independence on Twitter and was reported to have held a meeting with an important pro-independence figure on Nov. 9."Many indicators point to the fact that this man and others are trying to intervene, manipulate, and affect what should be a natural democratic development in Catalonia," he added.At Monday's meeting, the EU took a significant step to strengthen post-Brexit security ties, with 23 member states signing a landmark agreement to boost defense cooperation. It is part of the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) deal, which could be formally launched in December. -



        Latest News
Galatasaray To Face Porto İn Champions League 16 minutes ago...
Istanbul side to face Portugal's club in UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
Turkey's Stocks Start Week Down 0.48 Pct 30 minutes ago...
BIST 100 index drops 0.48 pct compared to last week's close, US dollar/Turkish lira exchange rate stands around 5.2930.
Armenia: Acting Pm's Bloc Wins Parliamentary Elections -14 minutes ago...
My Step Alliance garnered 70.4 percent of the votes, results show.
UEFA Champions League: 6Th Week To Kick Off Tuesday -14 minutes ago...
Matches will be played at 1755GMT and 2000GMT on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Diary 31 minutes ago...
Here are the main topics Anadolu Agency’s English Desk plans to cover on Monday, Dec. 10, 2018.

 
      Top News
Update - Belgian King Accepts Resignations Over Migration Row Update - Belgian King Accepts Resignations Over Migration Row
Germany Will Not Put Dıtıb Under Surveillance: Report Germany Will Not Put Dıtıb Under Surveillance: Report
Turkish Foster Father Of Korean War Orphan Remembered Turkish Foster Father Of Korean War Orphan Remembered
Spanish Pm Warns European Socialists About Far-Right Spanish Pm Warns European Socialists About Far-Right
White House Chief Of Staff To Leave Office End Of 2018 White House Chief Of Staff To Leave Office End Of 2018
China Summons Canadian Ambassador Over Huawei Cfo China Summons Canadian Ambassador Over Huawei Cfo
Turkish Volleyball Team Make World Championship Final Turkish Volleyball Team Make World Championship Final
Jerusalem Palestinian Family Forced To Demolish House Jerusalem Palestinian Family Forced To Demolish House
Not Migrants, But Europe's Own Shaking İts Security' Not Migrants, But Europe's Own Shaking İts Security'
Update 3 – French Police Use Pepper Spray Against Yellow Vests Update 3 – French Police Use Pepper Spray Against Yellow Vests