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Salam postpones vital Cabinet session 

Prime Minister Tammam Salam postponed Tuesday a much-anticipated Cabinet session that would tackle the government’s decision-making mechanism, a source at the PM's office told The Daily Star.

Salam postpones vital Cabinet session 

Prime Minister Tammam Salam postponed Tuesday a much-anticipated Cabinet session that would tackle the government’s decision-making mechanism, a source at the PM's office told The Daily Star.

Chinese shares tumble 8.5 percent

Chinese shares slid more than 8 percent Monday as an unprecedented government rescue plan to prop up valuations ran out of steam, throwing Beijing’s efforts to stave off a deeper crash into doubt.

Iran eyes return to SWIFT system, foreign stakes

Iran expects to rejoin the international electronic payment system SWIFT three months after sanctions imposed on it are lifted and it will also become easier for foreign firms to take part in privatizations in Iran, a senior Iranian official said.

UEFA head Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international says

UEFA head Platini to announce FIFA presidency bid

Michel Platini, the head of European soccer's governing body UEFA, is to announce in the next few days that he will stand for the presidency of FIFA, a source close to the former France international says

Mercedes need to sort out their starts

For the second race in a row it all went wrong at the start for Mercedes in Hungary and a rule change coming in after the August break will give the Formula One world champions even more to think about.

Cedars look to naturalize American Holman 

Lebanon have set their sights on naturalizing Riyadi’s former American center Elijah Holman to boost the national squad, which will take part in the Asian Championship in late September.

Ledecky primed to continuedominance in Kazan

Katie Ledecky surprised a few people when she blew away the field to win the 800 meters freestyle at the 2012 London Games, becoming at the age of 15 the youngest winner of the longest event on the women’s Olympic schedule.

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

A group of leading tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, issue a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots

Tech leaders warn over 'killer robots'

A group of leading tech leaders, including British scientist Stephen Hawking and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, issue a stern warning against the development of so-called killer robots

Lilly says drug slows Alzheimer’s

Patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease who took Eli Lilly and Co’s experimental drug solanezumab early in the course of their disease preserved more of their cognitive and functional ability, according to new Lilly data released Wednesday.

Wagner descendant lauds composer’s museum

Richard Wagner’s great granddaughter Eva Wagner-Pasquier said she felt overwhelmed with emotion at the official opening in Bayreuth of a renovated museum devoted to the 19th-century opera composer Sunday, saying it was “finally” worthy of him.