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New Zealand mosque accused pleads not guilty

The man accused of the New Zealand mosque attacks smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to terrorism, murder and attempted murder charges Friday before a judge who set his trial for next May.

Boustani: Russia, Europe eye oil and gas sector

Russian and European firms are mulling investments in Lebanon’s nascent oil and gas sector as it prepares to launch offshore drilling by the end of 2019, Energy Minister Nada Boustani said.

Boustani: Russia, Europe eye oil and gas sector

Russian and European firms are mulling investments in Lebanon’s nascent oil and gas sector as it prepares to launch offshore drilling by the end of 2019, Energy Minister Nada Boustani said.

Turkey hits out at Moody's after credit rating cut

Turkey on Saturday lambasted Moody's ratings agency after it cut Ankara's credit rating further into junk territory, saying the downgrade raised concerns over the institution's "objectivity and impartiality."

Finance chiefs agree on euro-area budget

European Union finance ministers struck a deal on the design of a common budget for the euro area but ducked a key decision that will determine how much firepower it will have.

Golden trio tightening grip on men’s game

It has been more than 15 years since Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic began their collection of Grand Slam titles and the bad news for anyone eyeing tennis’ big prizes is their stranglehold on men’s tennis is as tight as ever.

Leonard’s future with Raptors blurry

The Toronto Raptors took down the dynastic Golden State Warriors to win Canada’s first NBA title but now face perhaps their toughest battle yet as they try to convince Kawhi Leonard to have a long-term future with the team.

St. Louis’ Stanley Cup triumph a new dawn

Few Stanley Cup trophies have ever been as heavy as the one earned Wednesday by the St. Louis Blues, who lifted the weight of a championship-starved city that had long been on the wrong side of history.

Hamilton takes controversial Canada win

Lewis Hamilton maintained Mercedes’ record winning start to a season Sunday when he was handed a controversial victory, courtesy of a disputed stewards’ decision to penalize Sebastian Vettel, at the Canadian Grand Prix.

Aerosol chemo offers hope for stomach cancer

“Classic chemotherapy was awful … but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol.

How ‘jumping genes’ could transform gene editing

For years, scientists have used a tool akin to a pair of scissors for the complex task of gene-editing, but a newly discovered technique using “jumping genes” could offer a seamless, safer alternative.

Brands break vow not to destroy forests: report

A rainforest area the size of Spain will have been destroyed by firms growing consumer staples such as palm oil in the decade to 2020, industry’s self-imposed deadline to end deforestation, Greenpeace said Tuesday.