The owners of large SUVs may soon have to pay more to park their cars, the Volkskrant reports on Friday. Technology firm TKH is to start experimenting this summer with a system based on cameras which monitor size with number plate recognition, the paper says. WT news feed
A pastor is accused of using cash from a .8m fund he started to help victims of 9/11 and hurricane Katrina to pay off his mortgage, credit card bills and his son’s tuition fees, it was revealed on Monday WT news feed
The recent case of the local village of Pohorela being charged EUR 62.40 by copyright association SOZA because children sang copyrighted songs on Mothers’ Day has to be one of the most absurd cases of copyright being enforced in Slovakia. WT news feed
Pakistan hosted multilateral talks on the planned Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India natural gas pipeline. The project, backed by the Asian Development Bank, is touted as a rival to a similar project planned by Iran.
Talks faltered, however, when New Delhi refused to pay a 50 cent per million metric British thermal unit transit fee to Afghanistan, informed sources in Islamabad told Pakistan’s Daily Times on condition of anonymity. WT news feed
The Obama administration on Friday said it has agreed to release withheld incentive payments to J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp. after it found that both big banks have “substantially” improved their performance in a mortgage assistance program. WT news feed