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Austria breaks up major migrant-smuggling ring

Austria has broken up an international people-smuggling ring that illegally spirited more than 1,000 migrants into Germany, France and other countries from Hungary, police said Monday.

Erciyes warns against Gulen foothold in Lebanon 

The Turkish ambassador to Lebanon declared Monday that his government now had overwhelming proof that political and religious figure Fethullah Gulen was behind the attempted coup in Turkey on July 15.

Capital inflows to Lebanon expected to drop: IIF 

Nonresident net private capital inflows to Lebanon are projected to stand at $5 billion in 2016, a decrease of 11.6 percent from $5.7 billion in 2015, and down steeply from a peak of $14 billion in 2009, according to the Institute of International Finance, reported Lebanon This Week, an economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group.

Capital inflows to Lebanon expected to drop: IIF 

Nonresident net private capital inflows to Lebanon are projected to stand at $5 billion in 2016, a decrease of 11.6 percent from $5.7 billion in 2015, and down steeply from a peak of $14 billion in 2009, according to the Institute of International Finance, reported Lebanon This Week, an economic publication of the Byblos Bank Group.

Libyan oil ports’ reopening delayed

Two of Libya’s biggest oil ports may not reopen soon as the hardening positions of rival factions pose a fresh challenge to international efforts to reunite the country and restore its crude exports.

What fiscal emphasis is to investors

The Group of 20 meeting in China added to the chorus of voices calling for more fiscal measures to boost growth, which could have important implications for asset prices if carried out successfully.

Allardyce targets England’s fear factor

New England manager Sam Allardyce vowed Monday to break the psychological barrier hindering the performance of the country’s big-name players at international level.

Allardyce targets England’s fear factor

New England manager Sam Allardyce vowed Monday to break the psychological barrier hindering the performance of the country’s big-name players at international level.

Djokovic happy to be back on hard courts

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is looking forward to playing on his favored hard court surface at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, but the Serb urged caution as he returns to action for the first time since his shock Wimbledon exit.

Duncan thanks team-mates in open letter

Tim Duncan, the San Antonio Spurs talisman who retired Monday after 19 seasons and five NBA titles, thanked fans and team-mates Wednesday in a letter posted on the Spurs website

Relief, outrage after IOC ‘passes buck’ on Russia

Russia breathed a sigh of relief after the IOC declined to impose a blanket ban on its competitors at the Rio Games over state-run doping, but the decision met fierce criticism elsewhere with Olympic chiefs branded “spineless.”

Hamilton on top, surrounded by flag controversies

Lewis Hamilton departed Budapest Monday as the beaming new leader of this year’s world championship and at the center of a trio of controversies in the wake of his record fifth victory in the Hungarian Grand Prix.

The art of aging with Grace 

Unbent by age, layered with eras and a heady mix of civilizations, there are few stages more fitting for Grace Jones than the ruins of Byblos.

The art of aging with Grace 

Unbent by age, layered with eras and a heady mix of civilizations, there are few stages more fitting for Grace Jones than the ruins of Byblos.

Thrones cast tight-lipped on final season

Jon Snow isn’t dead, but he was missed.When the cast of “Game of Thrones” gathered at Comic-Con it was minus a few key figures – including Kit Harrington, George R. R. Martin and Emilia Clarke.

Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy dies aged 66

Hungarian novelist Peter Esterhazy, widely regarded as one of the leading figures of 20th century Hungarian literature, died aged 66 Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer his publisher said.

Is DNA the future of information storage?

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her “digital attic” – a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.

Years on, Toyota Yaris sliding on former glory 

For a country afflicted with a creaky infrastructure, especially on the transportation and energy fronts, and a society which for the most part is as much concerned about global warming as it is about the price of tea in China, the Lebanese mindset ironically is probably among those best suited to rapidly embrace an energy-conscious, eco-friendly culture that seeks to curb reliance on fossil fuels.

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