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Lebanon’s prosperity vital to region 

Italian Ambassador Massimo Marotti Thursday said Lebanon’s prosperity was vital to reinstituting regional stability and presenting a democratic model for surrounding countries that remain entrenched in war and political upheaval.

Lebanon’s prosperity vital to region 

Italian Ambassador Massimo Marotti Thursday said Lebanon’s prosperity was vital to reinstituting regional stability and presenting a democratic model for surrounding countries that remain entrenched in war and political upheaval.

Frances Hollande reshuffles cabinet

French President Francois Hollande Thursday broadened his Cabinet to include the heads of two smaller left-wing parties, reaching out beyond his Socialist party in a bid to improve his faltering chances of re-election in 2017.

U.S.: Campaign to defeat Daesh must accelerate

The United States pressed allies Thursday to contribute more to a U.S.-led military campaign against Daesh (ISIS) that it says must be accelerated, regardless of the fate of diplomatic efforts to end Syria’s civil war.

Contest inspires SME owners to up their game 

The Beirut Traders Association launched Friday the fifth edition of the “Grow My Business” competition aimed at helping Lebanese entrepreneurs and SME owners to develop plans in a bid to boost their businesses forward.

Contest inspires SME owners to up their game 

The Beirut Traders Association launched Friday the fifth edition of the “Grow My Business” competition aimed at helping Lebanese entrepreneurs and SME owners to develop plans in a bid to boost their businesses forward.

Iran chases billions in tourism revenue

Long seen as a destination strewn with shortcomings, Iran is making a fresh pitch for tourists, with the recent lifting of economic sanctions providing an opportunity to cash in.

Fed evaluating possibility of negative rates

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the Fed was taking another look at negative interest rates as a potential policy tool if the U.S. economy faltered, after central banks in Europe were able to drive borrowing costs below zero.

Blanc extends PSG contract until 2018

Paris Saint-Germain said Thursday that coach Laurent Blanc has extended his contract until 2018, giving him a free rein for the tough Champions League campaign ahead.

Blanc extends PSG contract until 2018

Paris Saint-Germain said Thursday that coach Laurent Blanc has extended his contract until 2018, giving him a free rein for the tough Champions League campaign ahead.

Djokovic dominant but it’s tight at top: Henman

Novak Djokovic’s domination of 2016 is not as inevitable as it might appear, former British number one Tim Henman believes, even if the other members of the “Big Four” will have to raise their game and hope the Serbian falters.

Coe won’t accept Nestle split with IAAF

World athletics chief Sebastian Coe Thursday angrily hit back at Nestle’s move to terminate its sponsorship of the IAAF, insisting he will not accept the decision.

Magnussen returns with Renault F1 team

Renault announced the Formula One comeback of Danish driver Kevin Magnussen at the launch Wednesday of a new-look team that will put the French carmaker back on the starting grid as a constructor.

Donald Trump skewered in Funny or Die film

In one of the more elaborate spoofs of Donald Trump, Johnny Depp has joined the ranks of the combed-over, starring in a mock documentary released the morning after the GOP candidate’s primary victory in New Hampshire.

Donald Trump skewered in Funny or Die film

In one of the more elaborate spoofs of Donald Trump, Johnny Depp has joined the ranks of the combed-over, starring in a mock documentary released the morning after the GOP candidate’s primary victory in New Hampshire.

Warner settles 'Happy Birthday' copyright suit for $14M

The copyright to the world's most popular song, "Happy Birthday to You," has been in dispute for decades, but if an agreement by Warner/Chappel Music to pay $14 million to end a lawsuit over the song is approved by a U.S. court, it will be free for all to use as they please

French ballerina Violette Verdy dies at 82

Violette Verdy, one of the ballet world's most loved ballerinas and choreographers, has died aged 82, after leading a life that inspired generations of dancers, the Paris Opera announced Tuesday

Saint Laurent debuts new collection

Saint Laurent showed its new men’s collection in Los Angeles Wednesday in front of a host of stars amid persistent rumors over the future of its artistic director Hedi Slimane.

Saint Laurent debuts new collection

Saint Laurent showed its new men’s collection in Los Angeles Wednesday in front of a host of stars amid persistent rumors over the future of its artistic director Hedi Slimane.

Camera makers battle phone onslaught

High-schooler Nao Noguchi is a perfect illustration of why Japanese camera sales have plunged the past few years – she uses her smartphone for everything and cannot understand why anyone would bother with a separate device for photos.

Paris magic still enchants tourists after attacks

Some visitors may be steering clear of the world’s top tourist destination after terror attacks in the French capital, but for lovers, shoppers and gourmands who dare to go, Paris will always be Paris.

France restricts blood transfusions over Zika virus

Travelers coming back from any outbreak zones of the Zika virus will need to wait at least 28 days before giving blood to avoid any risk of transmission, French Health Minister Marisol Touraine said Sunday