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Vanity Car Plates Are Malaysia’s Latest Revenue Tactic

Vanity Car Plates Are Malaysia’s Latest Revenue Tactic

As Malaysia grapples with its 1 trillion-ringgit ($252 billion) debt burden, it is banking on public support to raise funds via unconventional methods, from donations to a vanity plate auction.
It's Trump Against the World in Any Trade War

It's Trump Against the World in Any Trade War

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California Cities Keep Declaring Fiscal ‘Emergencies,’ and Investors Are in on It

California Cities Keep Declaring Fiscal ‘Emergencies,’ and Investors Are in on It

Communities in the Golden State are using a loophole and citing financial distress so they can put new taxes on the ballot. Pasadena is exploiting it to tax pot.
Jordan’s Government Resigns After Public Anger Over Tax Law

Jordan’s Government Resigns After Public Anger Over Tax Law

The government of Jordan’s Prime Minister Hani al-Mulki resigned on Monday after anger erupted on the streets over a proposed tax law and other austerity measures.
Investor Confidence in Euro Economy Knocked by Italy Turmoil

Investor Confidence in Euro Economy Knocked by Italy Turmoil

Investors are worried that political upheaval in Italy will derail euro-area economic growth.
Pompeo Urging China to Disclose Details of Tiananmen Square Crackdown

Pompeo Urging China to Disclose Details of Tiananmen Square Crackdown

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged China to disclose the details of people killed, detained or missing during the Chinese military's crackdown on pro-democracy protesters centered on
Prince Harry Says Invictus Games of 2020 to Take Place in the Netherlands

Prince Harry Says Invictus Games of 2020 to Take Place in the Netherlands

London (AP) -- Prince Harry says the fifth Invictus Games will be held in The Hague, Netherlands, in 2020.
Trump Asserts He Can Pardon Himself, Challenges Mueller’s Legal Authority

Trump Asserts He Can Pardon Himself, Challenges Mueller’s Legal Authority

President Donald Trump said Monday that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself, a bold assertion that raises the stakes as he and Special Counsel Robert Mueller may be headed toward a Supreme
French Police Close Migrant Camp in Central Paris

French Police Close Migrant Camp in Central Paris

Paris (AP) -- French police removed around 500 migrants - mostly Afghans but some Africans - from a makeshift tent encampment in central Paris at dawn Monday.
Inquiry of London's Grenfell Tower Fire to Begin

Inquiry of London's Grenfell Tower Fire to Begin

London (AP) -- Residents of London's Grenfell Tower high-rise were wrongly told to stay in their apartments as fire raged through the building, aided by flammable external cladding that didn't meet

Japan Finance Minister Takes One-Year Pay Cut

Tokyo (AP) -- Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso has taken a voluntary one-year salary cut after 20 officials were penalized for tampering with documents related to a government property sale linked to

The Latest: Kabul Suicide Bombing's Death Toll Rises to 7

Kabul, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Latest on the situation in Afghanistan (all times local):
German Nationalist 'Regrets' Impression Left By Nazi Comment

German Nationalist 'Regrets' Impression Left By Nazi Comment

Berlin (AP) -- The nationalist Alternative for Germany party's co-leader said Monday he "regrets" the impression created by remarks in which he dismissed the Nazi era as "speck of bird poop" in German

Nigerian Senate President Denies Involvement in Bank Robbery

Nigerian Senate President Bukola Saraki denied any involvement in a robbery operation in his home state of Kwara that left more than 33 people dead, after police called him in for questioning about
Brexit Bulletin: Time to Tune In

Brexit Bulletin: Time to Tune In

Today in Brexit: Checked out from Brexit? It’s time to tune back in. This month brings a crunch summit, the launch of a campaign to stop the whole thing and maybe even some decisions on what Brexit
Israeli Minister: Gaza Casualties Don't Tell the Story

Israeli Minister: Gaza Casualties Don't Tell the Story

Jerusalem (AP) -- A top Israeli Cabinet minister on Monday rejected international criticism of Israel's open-fire policies along the Gaza border, saying the disproportionate number of Palestinian
Italian Nationalists Take Power, Face Parliament Vote

Italian Nationalists Take Power, Face Parliament Vote

Italy’s new government is expected to face votes of confidence in the two houses of parliament in the next couple of days. After 3 months of political deadlock, approval will be sought this week for
A 25,000-Mile Road Trip Set Sanchez on Path to Power in Spain

A 25,000-Mile Road Trip Set Sanchez on Path to Power in Spain

On the way to the 2015 election’s biggest debate, Pedro Sanchez’s team were psyching up the candidate.
Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Says Tariffs Are Counterproductive

Hinrich Foundation’s Olson Says Tariffs Are Counterproductive

Stephen Olson, research fellow at the Hinrich Foundation, discusses the potential for a trade war and the tariffs imposed by the Trump administration on China and some of its allies. He speaks on
The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

The Latest on Guatemala’s Deadly Volcano Eruption

Emergency crews work in El Rodeo, south of Guatemala City, on June 3. Photographer: NOE PEREZ/AFP