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'Fat years are over', Germany's Scholz says on tax intake

Frankfurt Am Main - German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Sunday warned that the days when the country's tax revenues consistently overshot expectations were over as Europe's top economy loses momentum.

Model Bar Refaeli suspected of tax evasion in Israel

Jerusalem - Israel's most famous model Bar Refaeli is suspected of tax evasion and will be called into a hearing ahead of her possible indictment, authorities said Thursday.

Macron govt on tenterhooks as new tax regime takes effect

Paris - The French government sought on Wednesday to downplay fears that workers will be left out of pocket as the country transitions to a pay-as-you-earn tax system that could fan the flames of a revolt over spending power.

Jordan arrests 17 protesters against fiscal reform

Apo - Seventeen Jordanians were arrested over protests against a controversial fiscal reform, a judicial source in Amman said on Friday.

The elusive face of the Paris rioters

Paris - Angry "yellow vest" protesters, hard-core agitators or young delinquents: building a typical profile of the rioters in Paris this weekend is no easy task.

Protest greets Apple's Champs Elysees launch

Paris - The launch of an Apple store on the Champs Elysees in Paris was greeted Sunday by a protest against the US multinational's controversial fiscal practices.

Marshall Islands leader survives no-confidence motion

Majuro - Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine narrowly survived a vote of no confidence Monday, seeing off a challenge she alleges was orchestrated by Chinese-backed business interests intent on undermining the Pacific nation's sovereignty.

Greek PM claims breakthrough in tangled church-state relations

Atenas - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced a tentative breakthrough in talks to soften ties between Greece and its powerful Orthodox Church, a decades-old debate affecting valuable church lands and clerical salaries.

France positive after talks with Germany on digital tax

Berlin - France's economy minister said Friday he expects to reach agreement with Germany in the coming weeks on a European digital tax targetting US tech giants.

Mass tax trickery cost Europe 55 bln euros: report

Frankfurt Am Main - Two closely-related tax schemes have helped banks and investors avoid tax or even syphon cash directly out of European treasuries totalling billions more than previously thought, an investigation by 19 media revealed Thursday.

After years of debate Australia scraps 'tampon tax'

Sydney - After almost two decades of political wrangling Australia on Wednesday finally agreed to scrap its so-called "tampon tax".

Macron walks back on pledge to end 'exit tax' on high earners

Paris - France will keep a less restrictive version of its "exit tax" on wealthy people who take assets out of the country, and not completely scrap it as President Emmanuel Macron pledged earlier this year.

Germany moves to tackle sales tax fraud in e-commerce

Frankfurt Am Main - The German government on Wednesday approved a draft law to crack down on VAT fraud in online sales by tightening the rules for e-commerce giants like Amazon and eBay.

Maltese PM says name cleared in Panama Papers probe

Valletta - Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Sunday a year-long inquiry into allegations of financial wrongdoing linked to the Panama Papers scandal had cleared him.

Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared at Paris fraud trial

Paris - Guy Wildenstein, the Franco-American patriarch of an art-dealing dynasty, was cleared Friday of tax fraud after being accused of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities.

Art dynasty heir Wildenstein cleared at Paris fraud trial

Paris - Guy Wildenstein, the Franco-American patriarch of the Wildenstein art-dealing dynasty, was cleared Friday of tax fraud after being accused of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from French authorities.

New Zealand to tax tourists as influx grows

Wellington - Tourists to New Zealand are to be charged a special tax, under new government plans announced Friday to deal with the growing influx of holidaymakers coming from overseas.Visitor numbers have surged by nearly a third in the past three years to 3.

Jordan's old Amman market feels the pinch amid austerity protests

Apo - Every morning Salama Ali sets up shop in the old market of Jordan's capital Amman, hoping to scratch out a living in one of the Arab world's most expensive cities.

Jordan protests snowball over IMF-backed austerity

Apo - Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures including a new income tax draft law and price hikes, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Jordan protests snowball over IMF-backed austerity

Apo - Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures including a new income tax draft law and price hikes, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Jordan protests snowball over IMF-backed austerity

Apo - Angry protests rocked cities across Jordan overnight against IMF-backed austerity measures including a new income tax draft law and price hikes, hours after the government and unions failed to reach an agreement to end the standoff.

Jordan protests snowball over price hikes, income tax draft law

Apo - Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in the capital Amman for a third consecutive day on Saturday against price hikes and an income tax draft law driven by IMF recommendations to slash its public debt.

Greek PM seeks to placate anger on migrant island

Kallon - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday defended a controversial EU-Turkey migration agreement whilst trying to assuage anger on the Greek island of Lesbos, home to nearly 9,000 refugees and migrants.

UK rolls out sugar tax in battle against obesity

London - Britain on Friday joined France, Norway and Mexico in rolling out a sugar tax on soft drinks in an attempt to tackle obesity and tooth decay in children.Drinks containing five grammes of sugar per 100 ml will face a lower rate of 18 pence ($0.25, 0.

EU to unveil digital tax targeting Facebook, Google

Apo - The EU will unveil proposals for a digital tax on US tech giants on Wednesday, bringing yet more turmoil to Facebook after revelations over misused data of 50 million users shocked the world.

New S.African president suspends tax chief

Johanesburg - South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has suspended the head of the tax service ahead of "disciplinary proceedings" as he vows to fight graft following his predecessor Jacob Zuma's ousting.

EU urges Germany to introduce air pollution toll

Frankfurt Am Main - German cities should fight air pollution by charging drivers tolls according to their vehicle's emissions, rather than slapping general bans on older models, European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said Wednesday.

Church at Jesus's traditional burial site reopens after protest

Jerusalem - The Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity reopened on Wednesday after a three-day closure in protest at Israeli measures, a move that had left thousands of visitors locked outside.

Israel suspends actions that led to closure of Christian holy site

Jerusalem - Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures and other actions that led to the rare closure of the church built at what is seen as the holiest site in Christianity, shut down all week in protest.

Israel suspends actions that led to closure of Christian holy site

Jerusalem - Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures and other actions that led to the rare closure of the church built at what is seen as the holiest site in Christianity.
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