The alleged agent was held overnight and then turned over to U.S. officials. Russian security services say he was trying to recruit one of their officers.
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A U.S. audit shows that American firms working in Afghanistan have been hit with nearly $1 billion in taxes since 2008. Much of what's been taxed should have been exempt from such levies according to agreements with the Afghan government, auditors say.
French politicians have their eyes on a potential new source of revenue: smart phones and tablets. France’s minister of culture has endorsed a plan to tax iPads, iPhones, Androids, and other devices by up to four percent in an effort to finance French movies, television, and music.
Stephen Beard of Marketplace's European Desk explains the proposal and looks at how people are reacting to it.