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Dr David Law: Unintended consequences of New Zealand’s housing policy

OPINION: In colonial India, Delhi had a little problem with cobras. Since cobras can cause unpleasant things, like death, a solution was needed. To reduce the cobra population, a bounty was placed on their skins by the local government. For a while this seemed to work well. The bounty was generous enough that many people […]

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Lawsuit says Tyson Foods misled shareholders about COVID-19 protocols

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. meat and poultry processor Tyson Foods Inc was sued on Tuesday for allegedly defrauding shareholders with misleading disclosures about its ability to combat the spread of the coronavirus in its facilities.FILE PHOTO: Tyson foods Inc and Hillshire Brands Jimmy Dean sausages are shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California […]

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Trump’s Pennsylvania election lawsuit goes ahead after judge denies request for delay

A hearing on the Trump campaign’s federal lawsuit seeking to prevent Pennsylvania officials from certifying the vote results remains on track for Tuesday after a judge quickly denied the campaign’s new lawyer’s request for a delay. U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew Brann told lawyers for Donald J. Trump for President Inc. and the counties and […]

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Lam defends security law as Hong Kong police granted new powers

New rules allow police to conduct warrant-less searches, intercept communications and stop people from leaving city. Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam has said China’s new national security law does not spell “doom and gloom” for the city as her government used the legislation to grant police sweeping new powers, including the authority to intercept communications […]

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Hongkongers defy security law to vote in democracy party primaries

Hundreds of thousands of Hongkongers cast ballots in primaries held by the city’s pro-democracy parties in defiance of the new security law. More than 600,000 people out of the 7.5 million-strong population battled temperatures of 33C and a spike in COVID-19 cases to vote in the unofficial two-day primary ahead of upcoming elections, organisers said. […]

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Tiz the Law wins barren Belmont Stakes – The Denver Post

NEW YORK — Tiz the Law has won an unprecedented Belmont Stakes, claiming victory Saturday at the first race of a rejiggered Triple Crown schedule and crossing the finish line in front of eerily empty grandstands. The 3-year-old colt from upstate New York charged to the lead turning to the frontstretch and now can set […]

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Sweden puts ex-envoy to China on trial for overstepping mandate

Swedish prosecutor accuses Anna Lindstedt of brokering unauthorised meeting for Chinese-Swedish dissident’s release. Sweden’s former ambassador to Beijing goes on trial in Stockholm on Friday accused of overstepping her mandate by trying to negotiate the release of a Chinese-Swedish dissident held in China. Anna Lindstedt is accused of brokering an unauthorised meeting during her time […]