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Palestinian Authority Bans Activities by Gay Rights Group

By Isabel Kershner and Mohammed Najib

The Palestinian group, Al Qaws, vowed to continue its work. A police spokesman said its activities violated the “ideals and values of Palestinian society.”

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Greek government accused of meddling in competition authority

By Sarantis Michalopoulos

The Greek opposition has accused New Democracy’s conservative government of attempting to control the country’s independent competition commission. The newly elected Greek government is due to pass a law on Monday (5 August) providing for the dismissal of members and...

Sex and the Subway Ad

By Jonah Engel Bromwich

Along with its many other challenges, New York’s transit system must adjudicate rapidly changing standards of public decency.

So Long, Swiping. The β€˜Tap-and-Go’ Subway Is Here.

By Emma G. Fitzsimmons

The switch from the MetroCard to tapping a credit card or smartphone is a major milestone for the struggling subway.

A Luxury Box at Citi Field, an M.T.A. Contract and $188,000 for Cuomo

By Emma G. Fitzsimmons, J. David Goodman and Agustin Armendariz

Gov. Andrew Cuomo attacks Metropolitan Transportation Authority contractors for profiting from the agency. But he relies on some of the same firms for major campaign cash.

Cuomo Says Contractors Benefit From the M.T.A., but So Does Cuomo

By Azi Paybarah

Monday: Contractors and industry groups have donated millions to the governor's political campaigns.

Grasshopper Invasion of Las Vegas May Last Weeks, Experts Say

By Neil Vigdor

An unusually wet year is responsible for the biblical-seeming swarm of pallid-winged grasshoppers, according to entomologists.

More Europe needed to fight money laundering, Commission argues

By Beatriz Rios

The EU needs more competences to effectively fight money laundry, Vice-President for the Euro Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner for Justice Věra Jourová told reporters on Wednesday (24 July) during the presentation of a series of reports on financial crimes.

The European Labour Authority is here – time to tackle abuse and promote fair labour mobility

By Marcin KieΕ‚basa

The newly-created European Labour Authority (ELA) will take its first steps in October, and there are fears that the ELA will be trapped between the expectations of some member states to step up controls against abuse in cross-border mobility and others who want to focus on providing information and support to fair mobility, argues Marcin Kiełbasa.