Indonesia’s Finance Minister Sets Sights on Tax Evaders – WSJ – Wall Street Journal

JAKARTA, Indonesia—Indonesia’s Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, returned last month from a top post at the World Bank pledging to drill incompetent officials and pursue tax evaders with the same grit and persistence that earned her many political enemies in the same role a decade ago. The hard-nosed technocrat gained a reputation as one of Indonesia’s most important […]

The Finance Girl Who Breaks a Phone During Sex – New York Magazine

New York’s Sex Diaries series asks anonymous city dwellers to record a week in their sex lives — with comic, tragic, often sexy, and always revealing results. This week, a 25-year-old finance professional who makes out with a friend’s girlfriend on one of her many wild nights: 25, straight, single, UES. DAY ONE 5:45 a.m. I wake […]

First Olympic Games in South America End – Voice of America

Host country Brazil and the world said farewell Sunday to the first Olympic Games held in South America, a 16-day spectacle that combined many highlight reel moments with ugly and even bizarre episodes that sometimes overshadowed the competition. Thousands of fans withstood strong winds and sporadic rain to watch the closing ceremony in iconic Maracana […]

Can America Share Its Superpower Status? – The National Interest Online (blog)

The United States is in long-term relative decline. In absolute terms, the America of the future will be richer. But because other countries like China and India, and other regions like Africa, are growing more rapidly, America’s share of global wealth will decline. So will America’s share of global military power, which, in the industrial […]

The World From Above with Max and Zack | URBEX

►Watch the Full Episode here: These two California natives traverse buildings all over the world, always searching for their next big mark. This highlight reel showcases some of their exploits from their own perspective, including their infamous skateboard stunt in Hong Kong. “URBEX: Enter at Your Own Risk” follows a group of urban explorers […]

Notre Dame boots Max Redfield from team, suspends Devin Butler indefinitely – Chicago Tribune

Max Redfield has been kicked off Notre Dame‘s football team and Devin Butler has been suspended indefinitely, coach Brian Kelly said in a statement released Sunday afternoon. Redfield, a senior safety, was one of six Irish football players arrested over the weekend in two separate incidents. Four other players — Te’von Coney, Kevin Stepherson, Dexter […]