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Kuwaitis to Lose a Cool Benefit

<i> Reuters</i>

Kuwaitis will no longer be allowed to run their air conditioners while on vacation and expect the state to pick up the tab.

Finance Minister Nasser al-Rodhan, outlining plans to charge for state services that are now free or subsidized, said: “I cannot imagine how a family could travel abroad leaving its air conditioning devices working in the house to preserve the plants. . . . Those families ought to shoulder the expensive price for that.”


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