Mandatory ticket-payment cards for Turkey’s soccer league are spurring protests from fans who say the passes could be used for surveillance, while forcing them to pay the bank running the system a commission on every sale.
It’s unlikely the U.S. president will be shopping on First Aeroportovskaya Street in Moscow anytime soon. Just in case, Magazin Myod, a small store selling honey and beeswax, has a sign on its door saying, “Sanctions: Barack Obama is prohibited from entering.”
Along Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade, a half-dozen vacant buildings mar a boulevard lined with gardens, ornately tiled sidewalks and luxury shops that’s considered the Champs-Elysees of the Portuguese capital.
Federal rules mandating equal rates for first-class letters and flat DVDs were upheld by a U.S. appeals court, handing a defeat to the Postal Service in a case spawned by favorable treatment once provided to Netflix Inc.
Royal Mail Group Plc, the U.K. postal service that sold shares in an initial public offering last year, said it plans to cut about 1,600 administrative jobs as the company seeks to streamline operations.