CMHC, worried about excessive household debt, wanted tighter mortgage rules for competitors

Article content continued Siddall declined to elaborate on his conversations with government officials about an industry-wide tightening that also would have included CMHC competitors Genworth MI Canada Inc. and Canada Guaranty Mortgage Insurance Co. Discussions between the CEO of CMHC and the minister of finance must be kept confidential, he said. “I’m not saying whether […]

Deal signed to help protect thousands of indigenuous peoples

Russia’s metals and mining giant Nornickel has signed a cooperation agreement with the associations representing the indigenous peoples of the Taimyr Peninsula, a remote Arctic land dubbed “the last frontier of Russia” offering a five-year support programme worth 2 billion roubles (over €22 million at the current exchange rate), writes Martin Banks. This big move […]

Croydon shooting: Officer shot dead at police custody centre

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Forensic workers were seen at the custody centre on Friday A police officer has been shot dead at Croydon Custody Centre in south London. The officer was shot by a man who was being detained at the centre in Windmill Road. It is believed the suspect was taken to the […]

Acclaimed newspaper editor, Sir Harold Evans, dies aged 92 – Channel 4 News

He started on local newspapers as a 16-year-old and rose to become the editor of the Sunday Times. Famous for his campaigning journalism, he would be voted the greatest editor of all time. Sir Harold Evans has died in New York, aged 92. We were joined by Maeve McClenaghan of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism […]

Coronavirus latest news: UK records 6,634 cases

Signs that the number of new cases is rising in Sweden has been described as worrying by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who added that citizens had become too relaxed about following existing restrictions. “The caution that existed in the spring has more and more been replaced by hugs, parties, bus trips in rush hour traffic, and an […]

MTA workers had hidden ‘man cave’ below Grand Central tracks

Three MTA tradesmen allegedly boozed, napped and watched TV inside a secret “man cave” built below the tracks at Grand Central Terminal, according to the MTA’s internal watchdog. Investigators discovered the lounge — complete with futon, flat-screen, microwave and refrigerator — behind a sheetrock wall in an unused locksmith shop below Track 114, in the […]

Why some in Japan’s hafu community say they feel like foreigners in their own country

Anna, a woman of mixed Japanese and American heritage, was in a taxi en route to a party in Tokyo last year when she was asked that question, and says she had half expected it. Anna, who requested anonymity for privacy reasons, has a Japanese mother and a White American father, and spent her childhood […]

Trump Pitched his Vision of a Global Order — at Odds with the UN Charter — Global Issues

Opinion by Abby Maxman (new york) Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Inter Press Service NEW YORK, Sep 23 (IPS) – Abby Maxman, in a response to President Donald Trump’s UN General Debate remarks.   Abby Maxman is President & CEO of Oxfam AmericaPresident Trump took the UN stage to settle scores and shift blame as he […]

Adam, stuck at the gates of elite

From the stack of books Amadou Diallo took with him last summer to the Greek islands, it was a biography of Frederick Douglass that kept finding its way back to the top. There was a quote from the 19th century thinker, who escaped slavery to lead the abolitionist movement, that resonated: “Once you learn to […]

Cindy McCain endorses Joe Biden for president – as it happened | US news

The agency is issuing the guidance to boost transparency and public trust as it approaches the momentous decision of whether a prospective vaccine is safe and effective. Public health experts are increasingly worried that President Trump’s repeated predictions of a coronavirus vaccine by Nov. 3, coupled with the administration’s interference in federal science agencies, may […]