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DeSantis proposes election crimes agency despite little evidence of voter fraud

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The Florida governor, Ron DeSantis, has proposed the formation of a large and unprecedented state agency to investigate election crimes – in a state where there is little evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election o...

Labour proposes windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas to reduce bills

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Labour would impose a windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas producers to fund measures to ease the cost of living squeeze, by reducing the average household energy bill by £200. The £6.6bn plan would include removing ...

UK proposes US-style waivers for EU citizens crossing Irish border

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EU citizens and other non-Irish or non-British nationals who cross the border from the republic of Ireland into Northern Ireland will have to get pre-clearance under new rules being proposed by the UK government. They...

Labour proposes watchdog for ministers’ ethics to stop ‘revolving door’

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Ministers would be barred from lobbying or other paid work connected to their government roles for five years after they leave office under a Labour plan to set up a new, independent watchdog for potential conflicts o...

California proposes ban on new oil and gas drilling near schools, homes and hospitals

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California’s oil and gas regulator on Thursday proposed that the state ban new oil drilling within 3,200 feet of schools, homes and hospitals to protect public health in what would be the nation’s largest buffer zone ...

US proposes crackdown on financial ‘enablers’ in wake of Pandora papers

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US lawmakers are proposing legislation that would force trust companies, lawyers and other financial middlemen to investigate foreign clients seeking to move money and assets into the American financial system. The b...

Scotland proposes warnings for some class A drug users

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Individuals caught in possession of class A drugs in Scotland could be issued with a police warning rather than facing prosecution, in a significant policy shift announced by the country’s new lord advocate as a direc...

Netherlands proposes radical plans to cut livestock numbers by almost a third

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Dutch politicians are considering plans to force hundreds of farmers to sell up and cut livestock numbers, to reduce damaging ammonia pollution. After the highest Dutch administrative court found in 2019 that the gove...

Scotland proposes Covid vaccine certificates for nightclub entry

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The Scottish government is proposing vaccine certificates for entry to nightclubs and large-scale indoor and outdoor events in an attempt to curb escalating Covid infections before the autumn. Announcing the plans, wh...

Johnson proposes hi-vis chain gangs as part of crime plan

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Offenders guilty of anti-social behaviour should be in “fluorescent-jacketed chain gangs” publicly paying for their crimes, Boris Johnson has said. Launching the government’s crime plan, which has been criticised by c...

UK proposes phasing in post-Brexit Irish Sea border checks on food

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The UK has made a fresh attempt to solve the Brexit tensions in Northern Ireland by asking Brussels to phase in border checks in four stages, it has emerged. The plan, revealed by BBC Northern Ireland, comes as the Br...

New York City proposes vaccinating tourists in popular spots

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Tourists visiting New York City may soon be able to get vaccinated under the bright lights of Times Square or in the shadows of the Empire State Building or Brooklyn Bridge. That is the future that the New York City ...

Biden proposes global reforms to end ‘profit shifting’ to tax havens

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President Joe Biden has proposed sweeping global tax reforms that would limit the ability of multinational corporations to shift profits overseas, while taking steps to forge a landmark agreement on a worldwide minimu...

Andrea Leadsom review proposes ‘Start for Life’ package for new UK parents

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All prospective parents should be able to access a “Start for Life” package of services that brings together the support available in their local area, to prevent families falling through the cracks, the government ad...

Saudi Arabia proposes ceasefire to Yemen’s Houthi rebels to end war

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Saudi Arabia has offered Yemen’s Houthi rebels a nationwide ceasefire in a series of proposals aimed at ending the brutal six-year war in the country, including the partial lifting of the blockade on Sana’a internatio...

Secretary of state Blinken proposes steps to boost Afghanistan peace talks

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The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, has proposed a series of steps to help restart stalled peace talks between the government of Afghanistan and the Taliban, according to a letter from Blinken to President Ashr...