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NSW to bar Qld from accessing property data – Sky News Australia

NSW to bar Qld from accessing property data  Sky News Australia ‘Honesty system’: How land tax will work as other states say no  Courier Mail Qld govt ‘targeting taxpayers’ in another state through new land tax rule  Sky News Australia Editor’s view: Why this should be swan song for ill-advised land tax grab  Courier Mail View Full coverage on … Read more

Edward Snowden: Putin grants former NSA contractor Russian citizenship

CNN  —  Russian President Vladimir Putin has granted former NSA contractor Edward Snowden Russian citizenship, according to an official decree published on the Russian government portal Monday. Snowden is accused of espionage and theft of government property in the US for leaking troves of information on American intelligence and mass surveillance programs to the media. … Read more

Mayor promises to fast-track SkyTrain expansion – CTV Vancouver

Mayor promises to fast-track SkyTrain expansion  CTV Vancouver Opponents question Kennedy Stewart’s SkyTrain promise | CTV News  CTV News Vancouver Kennedy Stewart challenged on ‘Vancouver Loop’ SkyTrain election pledge  Global News View Full coverage on Google News

Kennedy Stewart challenged on ‘Vancouver Loop’ SkyTrain election pledge – BC

With fewer than three weeks to go before Vancouver’s municipal election, incumbent mayoral candidate Kennedy Stewart has dropped a bold public transit promise. Stewart and his Forward Together team released plans Monday to accelerate completion of the “Vancouver Loop” SkyTrain expansion. If completed, it would connect 18 neighbourhoods with a mix of expansions that are … Read more

Biden to announce new rules for airlines and travel sites to be more transparent about additional fees

CNN  —  President Joe Biden announced new rules Monday requiring airlines and travel sites to be more transparent about additional fees customers could be charged, fighting what he called “unnecessary hidden fees” that were “weighing down family budgets.” Under the proposed rule, airlines and travel sites “would have to disclose up front – the first … Read more

Poilievre denounces ‘abuse’ against wife allegedly from Diagolon founder who shook his hand – National

Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre says he is denouncing “abuse” and sexually threatening language against his wife allegedly made by Jeremy Mackenzie, the de-facto leader of a far-right group called Diagolon whose adherents have waged a social media abuse campaign against female journalists for months. In a statement posted on Twitter Monday morning, Poilievre said he … Read more

CBO says Biden’s student loan cancellation plan could cost $400 billion

Washington CNN  —  President Joe Biden’s plan to cancel up to $20,000 in federal student loan debt for low- and middle-income borrowers could cost $400 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office report released Monday. Biden announced the forgiveness plan in August, after facing mounting pressure from progressives to broadly cancel some student loan debt. … Read more

Bank of England forced to intervene after pound plummets – Sky News

Bank of England forced to intervene after pound plummets  Sky News Bank of England says it won’t hesitate to hike rates after pound falls to historic low  CNBC Pound crashes to all-time low as UK chancellor hints at more tax cuts  Channel 4 News The Bank needs to act fast to regain its credibility  The Telegraph Bank of England … Read more