Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Tough Foreign Policy: International diplomats who don't pay their parking tickets here in the U.S. could cost their home country foreign aid. The Senate approved a measure yesterday that would reduce a foreign aid package by how much that country owes in parking tickets, plus 10 percent. Some countries, such as Egypt, owe up to $2-million in parking tickets to New York and Washington, DC, according to the Associated Press. But because the diplomats have immunity from local laws, they can't be punished. So Congress is taking this up with the home countries.


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