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Hotels see rise in bookings over holidays

Despite the political stalemate in the country, most of Beirut’s hotels have started feeling the joyful spirit of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, with many witnessing a high rate of bookings while others expect reservations to pick up soon.

Hotels see rise in bookings over holidays

Despite the political stalemate in the country, most of Beirut’s hotels have started feeling the joyful spirit of Christmas and New Year’s Eve, with many witnessing a high rate of bookings while others expect reservations to pick up soon.

Fed opens door to rate hike

The Fed Reserve Wednesday offered a strong signal that it was on track to raise interest rates sometime next year, altering a pledge to keep them near zero for a “considerable time” in a show of confidence in the U.S. economy.

EU coal in Israel’s sock

The bad news for Israel keeps on coming, and judging by the reactions of Israeli and U.S. politicians, more is yet to come.

EU coal in Israel’s sock

The bad news for Israel keeps on coming, and judging by the reactions of Israeli and U.S. politicians, more is yet to come.

Australian police conduct counter-terrorism raids

Australian police lsearch several properties across Sydney, reportedly as part of a ongoing counter-terrorism investigation but not related to the deadly cafe siege earlier this week, officials say.

San Lorenzo through to final against Madrid

South American champions San Lorenzo needed extra-time to see off the gallant challenge of Auckland City as they beat the New Zealand part-timers 2-1 in the Club World Cup semifinal Wednesday.

San Lorenzo through to final against Madrid

South American champions San Lorenzo needed extra-time to see off the gallant challenge of Auckland City as they beat the New Zealand part-timers 2-1 in the Club World Cup semifinal Wednesday.

Djokovic, Federer resist surge of new wave

Stan Wawrinka and Marin Cilic enjoyed breakthrough triumphs at the Australian and U.S. Opens, but at the end of 2014 it was business as usual for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Reading between the lines in Venice

If you find the crowds that swirl around St. Mark’s Square and the Rialto a little dismaying, why not take a look at Venice through the eyes of a different type of visitor – the writers who have haunted its canals and palazzos.

Tag Heuer changes tune, looking at smartwatches

Barely a few months after dismissing Apple’s smartwatch, the new chief executive of luxury Swiss watchmaker Tag Heuer conceded Tuesday that such a high-tech gadget might after all have a place in his firm’s lineup.

Julianne Moore portrays descent into Alzheimers

Early in the film “Still Alice,” the Columbia University professor played by Julianne Moore is the picture of health, taking a jog through campus, until she realizes she is completely lost.

Bon Iver frontman to curate new festival

The frontman of Bon Iver, who won critical acclaim for his emotionally resonant indie folk rock, has announced a festival that promises to throw a spotlight on new music.