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Aoun-Berri row spills over to vote law 

The open-ended political confrontation between the president and the Parliament speaker over a decree promoting a number of Army officers has shifted to a new vote law following a proposal by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil to the Cabinet to extend the deadline for Lebanese expatriates to register to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Aoun-Berri row spills over to vote law 

The open-ended political confrontation between the president and the Parliament speaker over a decree promoting a number of Army officers has shifted to a new vote law following a proposal by Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil to the Cabinet to extend the deadline for Lebanese expatriates to register to vote in the upcoming parliamentary elections.

Senate passes bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

US Senate passed a bill to renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program for six years and with minimal changes, overcoming objections from civil liberties advocates that it did too little to safeguard the privacy of Americans.

China's 2017 GDP growth accelerates for first time in 7 years

China's economy grew faster than expected in the fourth quarter of 2017, as an export recovery helped the country post its first annual acceleration in growth in seven years, defying concerns that intensifying curbs on industry and credit would hurt expansion.

Ronaldo departure unthinkable: Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Wednesday he cannot foresee Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, despite various reports in the Spanish media saying he is in the middle of a stand-off with president Florentino Perez over a pay dispute.

Ronaldo departure unthinkable: Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said Wednesday he cannot foresee Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, despite various reports in the Spanish media saying he is in the middle of a stand-off with president Florentino Perez over a pay dispute.

Playing in heat was a risk, says Monfils

Gael Monfils said playing Novak Djokovic in temperatures of 40 degrees Celsius Thursday was a 'risk' to health and that the 25-second rule between points should have been relaxed.

Doubts over McGregor as UFC announces title fight

UFC president Dana White has said that the organization’s lightweight title will be put up for grabs in a showdown between interim holder Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, casting doubts over the reign of current champion Conor McGregor.

Hamilton’s social silence has fans talking

Lewis Hamilton’s social media posts have long been a talking point in Formula One but the absence of any from the four-time world champion so far this year is also attracting attention.

Forgotten Van Goghs, Flincks go on show

Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent Van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years.

Forgotten Van Goghs, Flincks go on show

Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent Van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years.

Turning the tables on ‘fake news’ awards

Comedian Samantha Bee is campaigning for “Shrillest Reporting.” Late-night talk show host Stephen Colbert put up a billboard in New York’s Times Square in a bid to win votes. His rival Jimmy Kimmel calls them “The Stupid People’s Choice Awards.”

Optimism in Iraq fuels interest in vintage cars

When Iraqi forces drove Daesh (ISIS) militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval.

Optimism in Iraq fuels interest in vintage cars

When Iraqi forces drove Daesh (ISIS) militants out of eastern Mosul a year ago, Nashwan Shakir Mahmoud raced back to his home, hoping that his red and white 1955 Chevrolet coupe had survived three years of war and upheaval.

Lufthansa slammed over 'algorithm price hikes'

Germany's competition watchdog Thursday rubbished Lufthansa's claim that recent price hikes on domestic routes were purely down to automated booking software, saying companies shouldn't "hide behind algorithms".

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