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Pandora papers: biggest ever leak of offshore data exposes financial secrets of rich and powerful
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Millions of documents reveal offshore deals and assets of more than 100 billionaires, 30 world leaders and 300 public officials

5 Midwest States form ‘REV Midwest’ Coalition to increase EV Charging Stations
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Five American Midwest states just announced that they will work together to increase the deployment of electric vehicle charging stations. Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin will form the Regional Electric Vehicle Midwest Coalition, or “REV Midwest.” The memorandum of understanding (MoU) aims to create a regional framework to accelerate vehicle electrification in the Midwest. […]

EXCLUSIVE PwC offers U.S. employees full-time remote work
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Accounting and consulting firm PwC told Reuters on Thursday it will allow all its 40,000 U.S. client services employees to work virtually and live anywhere they want in perpetuity, making it one of the biggest employers to embrace permanent remote work.

Lines at U.K. gas stations as Brexit, Covid-19 and global price hikes bite
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"We'll move heaven and earth to do whatever we can to make sure that shortages are alleviated," one government minister said.

Michigan planning to build America’s first electrified road for charging EV
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Michigan is planning to build the first public road in the United States where electric vehicles can charge wirelessly while driving. The ‘Inductive Vehicle Charging Pilot’, announced by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, aims to embed inductive charging technology into a stretch of road that enables electric vehicles with appropriate equipment to charge while driving. The Michigan […]

Self-driving truck provider Aurora partners with FedEx, PACCAR to deliver goods
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PACCAR Inc. today announced that it has teamed up with Aurora Innovation Inc. and FedEx Corp. to launch a commercial pilot of autonomous trucks in […]

One migrant's year-long attempt to cross the Channel
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The BBC followed Iranian migrant Alex, as he tried to cross from France to the UK with a smuggler.

Mayor Sadiq Khan announces that London will only procure zero-emission buses moving forward
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London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that from now on all new buses ordered by Transport for London (TfL) for the British capital will zero-emission vehicles. From now onwards, only battery and hydrogen buses will be procured and the purchase of new diesel and hybrid buses will be stopped completely. TfL’s goal of a zero-emission […]

WHO says Covid will mutate like the flu and is likely here to stay
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Covid-19 could become endemic like the flu and circulate in the population at low levels.

Dutch cities want to ban property investors in all neighborhoods
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The large municipalities in the Netherlands plan to make wide use of a legislative amendment that will allow them to designate neighborhoods where investors won't be allowed to buy cheap and medium-priced homes and rent them out, NOS found after surveying the municipalities.  This legislative amendment is expected to take effect on January 1. The intention is to give people looking for a home a better chance of finding one on the tight Dutch housing market. Last year, a third of all homes…

Sicily may have set Europe's all-time heat record as temperatures climb to nearly 120 degrees
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The temperature record came in the midst of a regional heat wave that has contributed to wildfires.

Thousands Protest Against Mandatory Vaccination in Greece
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Thousands protest against mandatory vaccinations and measures imposed by the Greek government to tackle the pandemic in Greece on Wendesday.

Citizens, Not the State, Will Enforce New Abortion Law in Texas
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The measure bans abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy. And it effectively deputizes ordinary citizens to sue people involved in the process.

South Africa violence: Tanks deployed amid looting and chaos after jailing of Jacob Zuma
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South African authorities have sent troops into two provinces and cancelled all police leave as they struggle to contain a wave of violence sparked by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma.

Volkswagen and BMW fined $1 billion for running emissions cartel
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The European Commission has fined Volkswagen Group and BMW over €875 million ($1 billion) for colluding with Daimler to hold back the development of technology that could have reduced harmful emissions from their vehicles.

‘No chance of life’ for dozens missing in Miami high-rise collapse, fire dept says, as rescue effort shifts to recovering remains
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Emergency workers will stop looking for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed high-rise in Miami, the city’s fire department said, noting that the weeks-long search would now transition to recovering victims’ remains.

NSW may never control COVID-19 outbreak and be forced to live with virus for good, Health Minister says
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The next nine days will determine what the rest of 2021 looks like in NSW as authorities consider the possibility the state's COVID-19 outbreak may never be controlled.

Welcome to dystopia: getting fired from your job as an Amazon worker by an app
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This is the most boring possible Terminator sequel - the robots are here to text you snidely that you won’t need to come into work ever again

Czech Republic: Deadly tornado sweeps through villages
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Three people are killed and at least 60 injured, with the worst-hit areas looking like a war zone.

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