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Elected officials dine out after urging others to stay home

Elected officials dine out after urging others to stay home

 San Francisco Mayor London Breed dined at a posh Napa Valley restaurant the day after California's governor was there. San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo went to his parents' house for Thanksgiving. And a Los Angeles County supervisor dined outdoors just hours after voting to ban outdoor dining there.All three local officials were on the hot seat Tuesday after various reports that they violated rules aimed at controlling the spread of the coronavirus — or at a minimum, violating the spirit of the rules as they repeatedly urged others to stay home.Breed joined seven others at the three...

Dec 2
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Airbnb asked Canada for a bailout. Canada slapped Airbnb with a tax. - ThinkPol

Airbnb asked Canada for a bailout. Canada slapped Airbnb with a tax. - ThinkPol

It’s about to get a lot more expensive to stay at short-term rentals in Canada as Ottawa announced a new tax on Airbnb and other short-term accommodation platforms.“In order to ensure that the GST/HST applies consistently and effectively with respect to supplies of short-term accommodation in Canada facilitated by platforms, the Government proposes to apply the GST/HST on all supplies of short-term accommodation in Canada facilitated through a digital platform,” according to the federal government’s fiscal update released on Monday by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland[1].Platforms...

Dec 2
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More Netanyahu protests as Israel edges toward snap election - ThinkPol

More Netanyahu protests as Israel edges toward snap election - ThinkPol

 JERUSALEM — Several thousand protesters in Jerusalem gathered Saturday outside the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding his resignation as Israel moves toward an early election.The protesters have been gathering weekly for the past six months, saying Netanyahu should step down because of his corruption trial and what they say is mismanagement of the country's coronavirus crisis.The protests began last spring when Netanyahu and his chief rival, Benny Gantz, agreed to form what they called an emergency government focused on managing the health and economic...

Dec 5
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Protesters against tunnel close UK's prehistoric Stonehenge - ThinkPol

Protesters against tunnel close UK's prehistoric Stonehenge - ThinkPol

 LONDON — The prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England was closed to visitors Saturday after dozens of protesters staged a trespass against the British government's road-building plans, including a new tunnel near the World Heritage Site.The protesters, who described themselves as an alliance of local residents, ecologists, activists, archaeologists and pagans, gathered at Stonehenge around midday.English Heritage, a national charity that manages hundreds of historic sites, soon after made the decision to close Stonehenge to visitors “due to unforeseen circumstances" and said...

Dec 5
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Peace protesters form human chain outside German parliament - ThinkPol

Peace protesters form human chain outside German parliament - ThinkPol

 BERLIN — Hundreds of peace protesters formed a human chain outside Germany's parliament Saturday, urging disarmament and an end to weapons exports.About 300 people formed the chain stretching from the parliament building to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's nearby office, the dpa news agency reported.The demonstration, organized under the motto “Peace, not armaments,” came as the German government prepares to approve its budget proposals for the next two years, which include hefty defence spending.Protesters carried signs with slogans such as “No killer drones” and “Achieve peace without...

Dec 5
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Big chunk of Airbnb revenue comes from illegal activities, regulator hears ahead of IPO - ThinkPol

Big chunk of Airbnb revenue comes from illegal activities, regulator hears ahead of IPO - ThinkPol

 ByA ‘substantial portion’ of Airbnb’s annual revenue comes from facilitating illegal rentals, according to an open letter delivered to the regulator in September ahead of the short-term rental platform going public on the stock market.A collection of over 45 short-term rental organisations and interest groups from across North America, Europe and Australia have contacted the Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington[1].The signatories called for the SEC to ‘compel Airbnb to fully and truthfully provide all information relevant to investors’ prior to the initial public offering, so...

Dec 4
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Bhutan lawmakers vote to decriminalize same-sex relations - ThinkPol

Bhutan lawmakers vote to decriminalize same-sex relations - ThinkPol

 GAUHATI, India — Bhutan’s Parliament has voted to decriminalize same-sex relations, amending an existing law that penalized what it deemed “unnatural sex.”The amendment was approved Thursday by 63 out of 69 lawmakers, with six abstaining from voting. The amendment now needs to be approved by Bhutan's king to become law.The amendment changes two articles of the criminal code to clarify that “homosexuality between adults shall not be considered unnatural sex.” The penalty for engaging in prohibited sexual conduct is up to a year in prison."I haven’t stopped smiling since yesterday. I am...

Dec 11
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Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law - ThinkPol

Hong Kong media tycoon Jimmy Lai charged under security law - ThinkPol

 Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and media tycoon Jimmy Lai has been charged under the city’s national security law, amid a widening crackdown on dissent, according to local media reports.Lai, who founded the Apple Daily tabloid, was charged on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces and endangering national security, local broadcaster TVB reported Friday. He is the most high-profile person out of more than two dozen charged under the law since it was implemented in June.He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 12, and could face a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.Police said...

Dec 11
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5 bicyclists killed, 3 injured in crash on Nevada highway - ThinkPol

5 bicyclists killed, 3 injured in crash on Nevada highway - ThinkPol

 BOULDER CITY, Nev. — Five bicyclists were killed and three others injured in a crash Thursday involving a box truck on U.S. Highway 95 south of Boulder City, Nevada Highway Patrol officials said.Authorities said the truck driver remained on the scene and commercial units were called to inspect the vehicle’s brakes, tires and overall function following the 9:40 a.m. crash.Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Tony Illia said the truck allegedly hit a safety escort vehicle that was following the group of about 20 bicyclists. Officials had initially reported that four people were...

Dec 10
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