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Australia grants temporary visas to 4,000 Ukrainians

The UK has opened a scheme for people to volunteer to host Ukrainian refugees. It was overwhelmed with over 120,000 people signing up as well as big companies offering help. Airbnb also reported that people across Europe were offering their short-term rentals to Ukrainians for free. Human rights and refugee …

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Focus on youth jobs could undermine $4 billion digital adoption program, business groups say

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Economic Development Minister Mary Ng and EDC President and CEO Isabelle Hudon, left, listen to Sheena Russell, founder of Made with Local, speak via videoconference during a press conference on Canada’s Digital Adoption Program at Bayview Yards in Ottawa, March 3.Justin Tang/The Canadian Press Business groups …

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Admin eats $20m in NSW flood grants | The Murray Valley Standard

The Premier of New South Wales has apologized to communities devastated by floods in northern New South Wales after many felt ‘left behind’ as it was revealed that millions of dollars allocated to flood relief will be eaten up by administrative costs, More than $20 million of the $434.7 million …

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Japan braces for more inflation amid Ukraine crisis

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has further worsened the outlook for global inflation, with the crisis already pushing up oil prices – and economists say it could rise further. The renewed rise in energy costs is expected to hurt the Japanese economy, which has already started to feel the effects of …

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PN promises grants and tax exemption for parents of children participating in extracurricular activities

The Nationalist Party is committed to paying an annual grant of 300 euros to parents of students under the age of 18 who participate in extracurricular activities, Bernard Grech said on Tuesday. The party also offers plans that allow parents to have private school and extracurricular expenses deducted from their …

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When grants exceed budget, direct cash transfer may be an option

If 85 million cubic feet (MCF) of imported LNG is added to the national grid every day to meet gas demand in the country, the government subsidy will amount to around Tk 25,000 crore in the current fiscal year alone , which is more than six times the FY22 budget …

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Canadian judge issues order to stop protesters from blocking US border bridge

Reuters / 07:29 Feb 12, 2022 People erect a tent as truck drivers and supporters continue to block access to the Ambassador Bridge, which connects Detroit and Windsor, to protest coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination mandates, in Windsor , Ontario, Canada February 10, 2022. REUTERS/ Carlos Osori WINDSOR, Ontario – A …

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Union budget, a pro-development and inclusive budget: Sarbananda Sonowal

Union Minister for Ports, Shipping and Waterways Sarbananda Sonowal hailed the Union budget as a pro-development and inclusive budget which will contribute immensely to the growth of the Indian economy. The Minister also welcomed the special announcement made for the North East region – through the empowerment of the North …

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Mauritius will name a metro station after Mahatma Gandhi built with the help of India | Mobility News

The Mauritian government has decided to name one of the country’s main metro stations as Mahatma Gandhi station to thank India for supporting the express metro project, the country’s Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth has said. “I am privileged to inform you that as a token of appreciation for India’s …

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Can we say “no” to fuel subsidies?

Not a single country in the world sets a “fair” price for fossil fuels. The fossil fuel industry benefits from subsidies around the world – $11 million per minute. Subsidies on oil, gas and coal amounted to $5.9 trillion in 2020, and could reach $6.4 trillion in 2025, estimates the …

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Ministry tells island town it will host SDF base and US drills

NISHINOOMOTE, Kagoshima Prefecture—The Defense Ministry announced it would build a Self-Defense Force base here to be used for displaced US military exercises, prompting a stunned reaction from the city’s mayor. “The government has decided to choose Mageshima Island not as a candidate site but as an official site for the …

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What it will take to save American democracy

And that doesn’t just happen in emerging democracies. Consider, for example, modern Germany. After its hellish descent into tyranny in the 1930s and 1940s, Germany emerged from the war defeated and destroyed, but then reappeared and recreated itself. Today it appears to be an almost supernaturally stable democracy. Angela Merkel …

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The three years of the PTI government, an economic success: Prime Minister Imran Khan

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Friday that the country was producing 25,000 tonnes of urea per day, which was enough to meet the country’s needs, warning that those involved in creating man-made shortages would be treated severely. He was chairing a meeting to review the demand and supply …

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£ 1bn in support for companies most affected by Omicron in the UK

Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors in England will be eligible for one-off grants of up to £ 6,000 per local, and over £ 100million in discretionary funding will be made available to local authorities for support other companies The government will also cover the cost of statutory sickness …

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Africa must push for measurable climate goals based on Africa’s development needs

“Today we agreed… to phase out and rationalize inefficient fossil fuel subsidies over the medium term while providing targeted support to the poorest. “ No, this is not a quote from the new ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’ agreed at the climate summit last month, but an agreement in 2009 – 12 …

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BJP State Working Committee – The New Indian Express

Through PTI The BJP Rajasthan task force on Saturday presented a resolution criticizing the Congressional government led by Ashok Gehlot on various issues, including law and order and the waiver of agricultural loans, and alleged that there is an “atmosphere of economic emergency “in the state. During a press briefing, …

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Ford government sent nearly $ 1 billion to businesses ineligible for COVID-19 assistance or that lost less money than they received, Auditor General says

Haste makes waste. In the rush to push out COVID-19 aid, Prime Minister Doug Ford’s government sent nearly $ 1 billion to thousands of businesses that were not eligible or received more than their losses justify it, accuses Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk. Lysyk found a “troubling” lack of controls that …

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PM denies delay to integrity commission

Scott Morrison has denied that the government is delaying work on a federal integrity commission, despite the coalition rejecting opposition calls for a bill. The prime minister had promised a federal integrity commission as an electoral commitment ahead of the 2019 election, but has not yet advanced a debate in …

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British Business Bank’s due diligence on Greensill “woefully inadequate”, report says

The British Business Bank demonstrated “woefully inadequate” due diligence in approving Greensill Capital to provide government-guaranteed loans through a coronavirus support program, a parliamentary committee has said. A report from the House of Commons public accounts committee released on Saturday found that the state bank had accepted information from the …

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‘Phasing out’ of coal from US-Chinese declaration at COP26, unfair criticism of India, officials say | India News

NEW DELHI: Seeking to counter criticism from developed countries that India is the last-minute spoiler at the recent COP26 regarding “phasing out coal,” senior officials rebuffed the comments, saying they were misinformed and unfair. The term “gradual reduction”, which replaced “phase-out”, of coal emissions was taken from the US-China statement …

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Late bill causes more pain and unnecessary suffering

Government grants awarded before the close of applications. Majority of high value grants awarded through “closed, non-competitive processes”. More than half of grants for rural Australia go to cities (“55% of regional grants go to big cities”, October 20). Voters’ anger at sports and the suburban parking lot campaign has …

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Tunisia unveils new government but no sign of end of crisis

Prime Minister Najla Bouden Romdhane poses for a photo during his meeting with Tunisian President Kais Saied, in Tunis, Tunisia, September 29, 2021. Tunisian Presidency / Document via REUTERS No clue on economic reforms, abandonment of power Critics denounce “coup”, supporters hail coup against elite Protests raised fears of political …

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Ethiopia is deliberately starving its own citizens

October 9, 2021 IIT’S ALMOST a year since Abiy Ahmed, the Ethiopian Prime Minister, launched a “policing” operation against the government of the northern Tigray region, which he accused of rebellion. From the start, the conflict that followed was marked by war crimes. Late last year in the city of …

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How a submarine deal sparked a major diplomatic crisis | Business and Economy News

Australia’s decision to cancel a multibillion-dollar order for French submarines in favor of American and British technology has sparked an unprecedented diplomatic row between longtime Western allies. The French Foreign Ministry recalled its ambassadors in the United States and Australia citing “duplicity, disdain and lies”. Along with the economic damage …

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Chinese-American competition takes hold in Beijing’s backyard

Washington- As China expands its influence across Asia with belt and road infrastructure projects, the United States is retaliating with a major development project in China’s backyard, Mongolia. Last month, U.S. Ambassador to the United States Michael Klecheski and President Ufnergin Klersk of Mongolia presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for …

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FirstFT: Archegos employees face big losses

Global Updates Sign up for myFT Daily Digest to be the first to hear about world news. Hello. This article is an on-site version of our FirstFT newsletter. Subscribe to our Asia, Europe / Africa or Americas edition to receive it directly to your inbox every morning of the week …

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In Haiti, violence culminates in the assassination of Moise

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SMEs need relaxed lending criteria from banks

The business sector calls on the government to help cope with the growing financial difficulties of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) ahead of the country’s official reopening by mid-October, as Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o has promised -cha on June 16. Speaking after a joint meeting between the Federation of Thai …

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US uses Quad to strengthen critical supply chains

WASHINGTON – The United States will work with the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue countries and the Group of Seven to address supply chain vulnerabilities for semiconductors and other strategic materials, according to a report released Tuesday. US dependence on China for chips and other critical products has raised concerns, especially as …

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The loan decree must be transparent

A former finance minister on Monday submitted a petition to the Supreme Administrative Court asking it to revoke cabinet approval for a 700 billion baht loan to tackle the public health crisis in the kingdom. The cabinet recently approved the draft executive decree authorizing the government to borrow an additional …

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Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson sets up new ‘delivery unit’ to ensure government policies are actually implemented

Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson will become the informal minister of government delivery, thanks to a newly created ‘implementation unit’ within the powerful Prime Minister and Cabinet Ministry, or DPMC. The move comes after a term of government in which several important plans collapsed during their implementation – including KiwiBuild …

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