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Maintain low budget deficit, Hariri tells MPs 

Prime Minister Saad Hariri Wednesday sent a strong message to Parliament on the need to maintain a budget deficit agreed upon by the Cabinet last month as part of essential reforms to salvage the country’s ailing economy.

Maintain low budget deficit, Hariri tells MPs 

Prime Minister Saad Hariri Wednesday sent a strong message to Parliament on the need to maintain a budget deficit agreed upon by the Cabinet last month as part of essential reforms to salvage the country’s ailing economy.

China can’t see Huawei Iran data: prosecutors

Some evidence used to charge Huawei Technologies Co. with bank fraud and violating U.S. sanctions on Iran was deemed so sensitive that the Chinese telecom giant’s lawyers must now take unusual steps to review the information - and even then, the company may never see it.

Fed holds rates steady, signals possible cuts

The U.S. Federal Reserve held interest rates steady Wednesday but signaled possible rate cuts of as much as half a percentage point over the remainder of this year, as it responded to increased economic uncertainty and a drop in expected inflation.

Cedars boycott averted after legal threat 

A planned boycott by players of the Lebanese national rugby league team of an upcoming fixture was narrowly avoided Wednesday, after the sport’s international federation mediated between the players and the national federation.

Marquez wins after Lorenzo takes out rivals

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won his home Grand Prix of Catalunya Sunday after Honda teammate Jorge Lorenzo took out the Spaniard’s main rivals in a mass crash on the second lap.

US fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir to one of the greatest family fortunes in U.S. history, died Monday at the age of 95, her son CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper said.

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.