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Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not

Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing “politics of the past” and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years.

Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not

Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing “politics of the past” and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years.

Daesh’s oil revenue dives as it loses territory

Daesh (ISIS), pushed off more than half the Iraqi territory it seized in 2014, has suffered a near collapse in revenue from oil smuggling, officials say, forcing it to cut fighters’ pay, levy new taxes and raise fines for breaking its religious code.

All sand quarries near the Litani halted 

Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk promised Thursday to halt all licensed and unlicensed sand quarries near the Litani River in West Bekaa until the damage they have caused is rectified.

The surprising Lebanese advertising market 

2016 has been labeled as a “roller coaster” advertising year, as observers anticipated that the global economic slump caused by the drop in oil prices and the regional wars that were carrying on in many places around the world, coupled with the floods of refugees that were landing in Europe, were going to collectively freeze the advertising spending figures at their 2015 level, not allowing – even – the long-established 5 percent annual increase pattern to be maintained.

The surprising Lebanese advertising market 

2016 has been labeled as a “roller coaster” advertising year, as observers anticipated that the global economic slump caused by the drop in oil prices and the regional wars that were carrying on in many places around the world, coupled with the floods of refugees that were landing in Europe, were going to collectively freeze the advertising spending figures at their 2015 level, not allowing – even – the long-established 5 percent annual increase pattern to be maintained.

Egypt to start eurobond sale process

Egypt will approach investment banks next week for a potential eurobond sale, a senior official said, part of the government’s efforts to shore up reserves and finance – an economic program that will mainly rely on a $12 billion loan from the International Monetary Fund.

Facebook profits drive shares to record high

The social networking giant beat market expectations for profit and revenue yet again in the latest quarter, pushing up its shares to a record high Thursday and allowing it to overtake Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as the fifth biggest U.S. company by market capitalization.

Higuain offers olive branch to Napoli

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain offered an olive branch to disgruntled Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and well as fans of the club amid claims his controversial move to the Turin giants was money motivated.

Higuain offers olive branch to Napoli

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain offered an olive branch to disgruntled Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and well as fans of the club amid claims his controversial move to the Turin giants was money motivated.

Wawrinka tested in two-hour Youzhny tussle

Stanislas Wawrinka had to pass a stern test lasting two hours before emerging with a 7-6 (3), 7-6 (8) victory over Mikhail Youzhny for a third-round berth at the Toronto Masters.

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

Olympic torch riot deepens Rio Games woes

A riot during the Olympic torch relay cast a shadow over the Rio Games starting in just over a week Thursday, marking a new low in a ritual that had been meant to unite Brazil.

Rosberg hoping to get back on top in Germany

Nico Rosberg can banish the disappointment of losing to Mercedes teammate and title rival Lewis Hamilton in Hungary last weekend by winning in Germany Sunday and taking back the overall points lead.

Most of ‘Trainspotting’ cast reunited in sequel

Some 20 years after “Trainspotting” delighted critics and shocked Hollywood with its vivid depiction of Scotland’s heroin subculture, fans have been given a sneak peek of the hotly anticipated sequel.

Getting pumped and pampered in Gaza

Sparkling Mediterranean beaches, expensive restaurants and state-of-the-art health clubs do not readily spring to mind when it comes to the Gaza Strip.

Getting pumped and pampered in Gaza

Sparkling Mediterranean beaches, expensive restaurants and state-of-the-art health clubs do not readily spring to mind when it comes to the Gaza Strip.

Striking styles: Makeup for the season 

Fashionista Hadia Sinno took the style world by storm with a unique combination of expertise and avant-garde style, rising to become one of the most preeminent voices on all things fashion.

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