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Berri less optimistic over govt formation 

Speaker Nabih Berri did not appear optimistic Saturday about prospects for a swift government formation, telling local TV channel LBCI that there were “internal” obstacles standing in the way.

Berri less optimistic over govt formation 

Speaker Nabih Berri did not appear optimistic Saturday about prospects for a swift government formation, telling local TV channel LBCI that there were “internal” obstacles standing in the way.

Zimbabwe says 'nothing will stop' election after rally blast

The explosion at a campaign rally for Zimbabwe's president that injured 49 people will not delay next month's historic election, officials said Sunday, as a vice president called the attack "terrorism" and said any frightened candidate would be provided with protection.

Under 2 pct of deposits left market when PM quit 

The head of the Association of Banks in Lebanon Joseph Torbey said Friday that less than 2 percent of the deposits exited the Lebanese market when Prime Minister Saad Hariri submitted his resignation in 2017.

Under 2 pct of deposits left market when PM quit 

The head of the Association of Banks in Lebanon Joseph Torbey said Friday that less than 2 percent of the deposits exited the Lebanese market when Prime Minister Saad Hariri submitted his resignation in 2017.

Saudi woman drives F1 car to mark end of ban

Renault stole a march on their Formula One rivals on Sunday when they gave a Saudi Arabian woman a chance to mark a special day by driving one of their cars ahead of Sunday's French Grand Prix.

Fete de la musique – Free vibes and public spaces 

Music reverberated through Beirut streets as Lebanon celebrated the 18th Fete de la musique Thursday. As the night grew late, the capital’s public places filled with people, attracted by free concerts at Bloc Market (Waterfront), Mad House (Ashrafieh), Eglise St. Maroun (Gemmayzeh), Caravanserai (Hamra), Jardin de l’ESA (Clemenceau), Beirut open stage and The Backdoor (Mar Mikhael).

Fete de la musique – Free vibes and public spaces 

Music reverberated through Beirut streets as Lebanon celebrated the 18th Fete de la musique Thursday. As the night grew late, the capital’s public places filled with people, attracted by free concerts at Bloc Market (Waterfront), Mad House (Ashrafieh), Eglise St. Maroun (Gemmayzeh), Caravanserai (Hamra), Jardin de l’ESA (Clemenceau), Beirut open stage and The Backdoor (Mar Mikhael).

Turkish rapper Ezhel acquitted on first day of trial

An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, activists and lawyers said, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm.

China blocks John Oliver on social media

A popular Chinese social media site is censoring discussion of “Last Week Tonight” and its HBO host John Oliver after he mocked Chinese President Xi Jinping, his apparent sensitivity about being compared to Winnie the Pooh and his country’s human rights crackdown.

Abloh’s Vuitton debut a big draw in Paris

The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show. Kanye West was there with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who had returned to Paris for the first time since she was tied up and robbed at gunpoint during an October 2016 jewelry heist.

Abloh’s Vuitton debut a big draw in Paris

The debut Louis Vuitton collection by Virgil Abloh, the first African-American to head a major European fashion house, drew stars of all stripes to Paris for his rainbow-themed menswear show. Kanye West was there with his wife, Kim Kardashian West, who had returned to Paris for the first time since she was tied up and robbed at gunpoint during an October 2016 jewelry heist.

LAU fields ‘New Wave’ of fashion designers 

La Magnanerie, a restored 19th-century silk factory in Metn’s Sadd-Boushrieh, glittered under fireworks Thursday night as the second graduating class of a fashion school established by world-renowned Lebanese designer Elie Saab displayed their collections.

Instagram unveils service that rivals YouTube

Facebook’s Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from video platform YouTube when they’re looking for something to watch on their smartphones.

Dali Triangle illustrates artist’s surrealism

If the name Salvador Dali conjures images of melting watches and a conspicuous mustache but not really much else, then a visit to Spain’s “Dali Triangle” will not only make for a fantastic road trip, but will also show that there’s so much more to the renowned surrealist artist’s work.

EU agrees 32 pct renewables target for 2030

EU negotiators agreed Thursday to increase the share of renewables in the bloc's energy production to 32 percent by 2030, a higher target than in draft rules but short of the level sought by some governments and the European Parliament.