EU lifts Anguilla, Dominica, Seychelles from tax blacklist

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union removed Anguilla, Dominica and Seychelles from its tax haven blacklist Tuesday amid criticism that the trade bloc is letting countries off the hook, particularly in light of the recent Pandora Papers revelations. Anguilla, Dominica and Seychelles were placed on the list because they did not meet tax transparency criteria.… Continue reading EU lifts Anguilla, Dominica, Seychelles from tax blacklist

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A reporter’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19

In today’s Big Story podcast, in the early days of the pandemic, a conspiracy theory claimed that the virus was intentionally released from a lab. It was seized upon by the worst people and drove racist scapegoating of Asian people around the world. And if that wasn’t horrific enough, it also managed to poison the… Continue reading A reporter’s investigation into the origins of COVID-19

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Toronto home sales and prices up, but new listings down in September: TRREB

Toronto Regional Real Estate Board says the market kicked off the fall selling season with an 18 per cent increase in homes sold in September and a 34 per cent drop in new listings. The Ontario board revealed Tuesday that 11,033 homes changed hands in the region last month, up from 9,046 last September. The… Continue reading Toronto home sales and prices up, but new listings down in September: TRREB

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Virus deaths in Russia hit record for third time this month

MOSCOW (AP) — Coronavirus deaths in Russia hit a record for the third time this month on Tuesday, and new infections once again exceeded 25,000 a day — a surge that comes as vaccination rates in the country remain stagnantly low and the government shuns imposing tough restrictions to stem the spread. Russia’s state coronavirus… Continue reading Virus deaths in Russia hit record for third time this month

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Sweden issues international arrest warrant for blast suspect

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors issued an international search warrant on Tuesday for a tenant in an apartment building in Sweden’s second-largest city after an explosion and a fire left 16 people injured last month. The man is suspected of attempted murder, arson and general destruction, authorities said in a statement, adding that he should… Continue reading Sweden issues international arrest warrant for blast suspect

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UAE to launch probe targeting asteroid between Mars, Jupiter

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced plans to send a probe to land on an asteroid between Mars and Jupiter to collect data on the origins of the universe, the latest project in the oil-rich federation’s ambitious space program. The project targets a 2028 launch with a landing… Continue reading UAE to launch probe targeting asteroid between Mars, Jupiter

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2,700-year-old toilet found in Jerusalem was a rare luxury

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli archaeologists have found a rare ancient toilet in Jerusalem dating back more than 2,700 years, when private bathrooms were a luxury in the holy city, authorities said Tuesday. The Israeli Antiquities Authority said the smooth, carved limestone toilet was found in a rectangular cabin that was part of a sprawling mansion… Continue reading 2,700-year-old toilet found in Jerusalem was a rare luxury

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Bus driver strike enters 2nd day, leaving thousands in Anne Arundel schools without rides

Bus drivers who transport Anne Arundel County Public Schools students are continuing their strike in the Maryland county Tuesday. The drivers who work for Annapolis Bus Co., the contractor for the school system, are not showing up for work amid an ongoing dispute with the company. The drivers, are not school employees, are demanding better… Continue reading Bus driver strike enters 2nd day, leaving thousands in Anne Arundel schools without rides

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