The Trump Administration Will Start Charging Immigrants Fees For Applying For Asylum

The US will become just one of just four countries to charge asylum-seekers a fee to apply for protections, according to a finalized policy announced Friday. The move is just the latest by the Trump administration to target and restrict protections for those fleeing their home countries. The US now joins the ranks of Iran, Fiji, and Australia in charging a fee. In the US, there will be a $50 charge on asylum applications starting in October. “A $50 fee …

UK scraps exam grading system that enraged students, parents

The British government has scrapped an exam-grading policy that was set to deprive thousands of 18-year-olds — especially the more disadvantaged — of their university places LONDON — In a U-turn after days of criticism, the British government on Monday scrapped an exam-grading policy that was set to deprive thousands of 18-year-old school-leavers — especially the more disadvantaged — of places at universities. Roger Taylor, head of the exam regulator Ofqual, said the use of an algorithm to predict the …

Wirecard is finally getting booted from Germany’s blue-chip DAX index after insolvency

Wirecard’s logo can be seen on a smartphone held in front of a stock market chart. Alexander Pohl | NurPhoto | Getty Images Insolvent payments company Wirecard will finally be ejected from Germany’s benchmark DAX index this month after exchange operator Deutsche Boerse announced a change in its selection rules. Deutsche Boerse said Thursday that, from Aug. 21, a rule change will be implemented that allows it to remove insolvent companies from the DAX with two trading days’ notice. It …