Month: June 2021

UK wins financial services carve-out from new global tax rules – FT – Reuters UK

LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Britain is set to secure an exemption for financial services from a new global tax system which was agreed by the Group of Seven economies to squeeze more money out of multinationals like Google, the Financial Times said on Wednesday. Reuters had reported earlier this month that British finance minister …

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1 year firmly under China’s thumb, Hong Kong has become “more dangerous than Beijing” – CBS News

Hong Kong — Wednesday marked the first anniversary of China‘s central government imposing a controversial new National Security Law on the once-semiautonomous region of Hong Kong. Human rights group Amnesty International took the opportunity to warn that the once free-wheeling, international city was on the fast-track to devolving into a “police state” and “a human …

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Lapid inaugurates Dubai consulate: ‘Symbolizes our ability to change the world’ – The Times of Israel

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Foreign Minister Yair Lapid officially inaugurated Israel’s consulate in Dubai on Wednesday, calling it a center of dialogue and cooperation. “What we are opening today is not only a consulate, but also the center of our cooperation,” he said. “This place symbolizes our ability to think together, to develop …

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Pope Francis to meet Indigenous survivors of Canadian schools abuses – The Guardian

Pope Francis has agreed to meet Indigenous survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools in December, amid calls for a papal apology for the Catholic church’s role in the abuse and deaths of thousands of children. The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) said Francis had invited delegations to the Vatican and would meet three groups …

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COVID-19 cases worsen in Latin America, no end in sight – health agency – reuters.com

A healthcare worker provides care for a patient with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Clinica Nueva El Lago, in Bogota, Colombia June 3, 2021. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez BRASILIA, June 30 (Reuters) – Cases of COVID-19 may be declining in North America but in most of Latin America and the …

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EU considers legal action against Poland over “LGBT-free” zones – sources – reuters.com

Demonstrators take part in the Equality March in support of the LGBT community, in Lodz, Poland June 26, 2021. Marcin Stepien/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS BRUSSELS, June 30 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive is considering legal action against Poland over “LGBT-free” zones set up by some local authorities there, two officials told Reuters. The EU says LGBT …

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Mexico’s richest man to rebuild, pay for collapsed subway – Yahoo News

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s richest man has pledged to rebuild and pay for a segment of a Mexico City subway line that collapsed on May, killing 26 people, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday. López Obrador said telecom and construction magnate Carlos Slim has promised to pay for the rebuilding out of his …

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Covid Live Updates: W.H.O. Officials Warn of Latin America’s Desperation – The New York Times

Here’s what you need to know: A vaccination site in Havana last week. The Caribbean region is desperate for vaccine doses.Credit…Alexandre Meneghini/Reuters BUENOS AIRES — Latin America and the Caribbean continue to be hammered by increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections and deaths, highlighting the stark global inequalities in access to vaccines, officials from the World …

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Are ‘Heat Pumps’ the Answer to Heat Waves? Some Cities Think So. – The New York Times

Many climate experts say the long-term solution is to replace most of those fossil-fuel appliances with electric versions powered by a greener grid. But in practice, that’s difficult. While cities like Berkeley have rewritten building codes to ban new buildings from using gas, more than a dozen mostly red states have passed laws explicitly forbidding …

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‘Pipe Dreams’ Author Chelsea Wald On Global Sanitation And Rethinking The Toilet : Goats and Soda – NPR

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