11-25 Also on Wednesday's Times, Iraq's national soccer team may have scored its last goal.The players have been living in exile since extremists began killing sports figures.Now the international organisation that regulated soccer has suspended the team sighting government interference.The government disbanded the Iraqi football association for saying it was too dangerous to hold election for its governing board. As Congress trys to clamp down on predatory credit cards practices,similar laws passed in Australia years ago have led the higher costs for credit and debit cards. Australia allowed merchants and banks to tack on new charges, and many did just that, in some cases with fees that were higher than the old ones.Airline passenger Steve Franklin was upset by a 7.7% surcharge on ticket, just for using his Visa credit card.
live in exile 过流放[亡命]的生活 disbanded 解散 governing board 理事会,董事会 委员会 clamp down 取缔,施加压力 credit card= plastic(口语) 信用卡,签账卡 debit card 结算卡，借方卡 predatory adj. 掠夺(性)的; 掠夺成性的 tack on 添加 附加 surcharge 附加费, 额外费用