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Uber driver charged with kidnapping

An Uber driver in New York City kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her in the back seat and then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut, federal authorities said late Tuesday. Harbir Parmar, 24, of Queens, was charged in U.S. District Court with kidnapping.

Israel strikes Gaza over rocket fire

Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip Wednesday after the first rocket fire from the Palestinian territory in weeks hit an Israeli city, in a blow to efforts to avert a new war.

Solidere shares surge on Cabinet hope 

News that Lebanon’s Cabinet formation is imminent has reflected positively on the performance of Solidere shares, which jumped by an average of more than 17 percent in the past two days.

Solidere shares surge on Cabinet hope 

News that Lebanon’s Cabinet formation is imminent has reflected positively on the performance of Solidere shares, which jumped by an average of more than 17 percent in the past two days.

Don’t mention price: NOPEC threat prompts change

OPEC has urged its members not to mention oil prices when discussing policy in a break from the past, as the oil producing group seeks to avoid the risk of U.S. legal action for manipulating the market, sources close to OPEC said.

Stocks wobble as Wall Street cuts losses

A gauge of stocks across the world pared losses Wednesday as a rally in bank shares helped buoy Wall Street, but the outlook on earnings soured after a warning on the European auto sector and a revenue miss from IBM. Crude futures fell for the first session in four after U.S. government data showed a much larger than expected build in crude inventories. WTI touched its lowest price in a month. The U.S. dollar rose as the market awaited the minutes from the latest Federal Reserve meeting.

Henry hopeful success rubs off on Monaco

Thierry Henry hopes his illustrious playing days will help underpin a successful career in management as he embarks on his first top job in club football at Monaco.

Henry hopeful success rubs off on Monaco

Thierry Henry hopes his illustrious playing days will help underpin a successful career in management as he embarks on his first top job in club football at Monaco.

Revamped Davis Cup not about individuals: Pique

The focus of the new-look Davis Cup should be about teams and not individuals, Gerard Pique said Wednesday, brushing aside concerns that top names such as Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic will not want to participate in next year’s competition.

Warriors raise title banner, silence Thunder

Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant accepted their championship rings Tuesday for leading Golden State to a third NBA title in four campaigns, then powered the Warriors over Oklahoma City 108-100 in their 2018-2019 season opener.

A not so Kafka ‘Distinguished Citizen’ 

“Write what you know.” Metric tons of aspiring fiction writers have internalized that adage. It’s informed decades of creative writing classes and is responsible for untold numbers of bruised egos and fractured friendships wounds resulting from people finding they’ve inspired “characters” in the “fiction” of their writer “friends.”

A not so Kafka ‘Distinguished Citizen’ 

“Write what you know.” Metric tons of aspiring fiction writers have internalized that adage. It’s informed decades of creative writing classes and is responsible for untold numbers of bruised egos and fractured friendships wounds resulting from people finding they’ve inspired “characters” in the “fiction” of their writer “friends.”

Roseanne Barr-less ‘The Conners’ a triumph

There can be a “Roseanne” without Roseanne. You might not even miss her that much. ABC aired the first episode of its Roseanne Barr-free spinoff “The Conners” Tuesday night.

Film lifts lid on Glock pistol empire

From Hollywood to hip hop, it’s the weapon that is wielded by cops and outlaws alike. The Glock pistol has achieved global cult status but the business is still shrouded in mystery in its native Austria.

Film lifts lid on Glock pistol empire

From Hollywood to hip hop, it’s the weapon that is wielded by cops and outlaws alike. The Glock pistol has achieved global cult status but the business is still shrouded in mystery in its native Austria.

Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition

It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field.

Facebook debuts smart speaker for Messenger

Facebook Inc. Monday released a smart speaker designed to ease video calls, but the company’s history of privacy mishaps and the device’s price and limited functionality could slow it from taking on market leaders Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google.

Climate change 'at point of no return': Ban

Former United Nations chief Ban Ki-Moon warned Tuesday that the world is at the "point of no return" on climate change as he launched an international commission on responses to global warming.