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New bird flu cluster identified in Netherlands

Dutch authorities say they will slaughter poultry at a cluster of three farms after new cases of bird flu were found in the town of Kamperveen, in the third outbreak in the Netherlands this week.

Invest liquidity wisely, Salameh tells banks

Commercial and investment banks have to adapt to a new reality which requires them to absorb higher liquidity faster while being effective in their investments to avoid risks, Riad Salameh, Lebanon’s Central Bank governor, told Arab bankers Thursday.

Invest liquidity wisely, Salameh tells banks

Commercial and investment banks have to adapt to a new reality which requires them to absorb higher liquidity faster while being effective in their investments to avoid risks, Riad Salameh, Lebanon’s Central Bank governor, told Arab bankers Thursday.

Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes for $34.6

With its $34.6 billion purchase of Baker Hughes Inc., Halliburton Co. will acquire a new technology that’s aimed at replacing the well-known nodding donkey pumps that have been a symbol of the oil business for a century.

Aoun’s last chance saloon

The call Wednesday from FPM leader Michel Aoun for a duel between him and LF leader Samir Geagea for the presidential seat reveals once and for all that this has always been about a personality contest for him, and not about the best interests of Lebanon.

Aoun’s last chance saloon

The call Wednesday from FPM leader Michel Aoun for a duel between him and LF leader Samir Geagea for the presidential seat reveals once and for all that this has always been about a personality contest for him, and not about the best interests of Lebanon.

Israel is in a trap of its own making

Doubtless, it was a shock to many Israelis that the Spanish parliament recognized the state of Palestine – well sort of – on the day that two Palestinians attacked a synagogue in Jerusalem, killing four people.

Nigeria in shock after CAN exit

African champions Nigeria were reeling Thursday after they failed to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations to defend their title.

Nigeria in shock after CAN exit

African champions Nigeria were reeling Thursday after they failed to qualify for next year’s Africa Cup of Nations to defend their title.

Ferrari sign Vettel, underline world title aims

Fallen Italian giants Ferrari relaunched their Formula One world title ambitions by confirming Sebastian Vettel on a three-year deal Thursday that will see the German team up with Kimi Raikkonen from next year.

Federer set to face France in Davis final

Switzerland’s Roger Federer, who has been hampered by back problems, has been named to play in the second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final against France’s Gael Monfils Friday.

Spurs beat James again, down Cavs 92-90

Tim Duncan and Boris Diaw scored 19 points apiece and the San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland for the 10th straight time with a 92-90 victory over the Cavaliers Wednesday.

Woods furious over Jenkins’ parody interview

Tiger Woods has lashed out at veteran golf writer Dan Jenkins for penning a fake satirical interview with the 14-time major winner, describing the parody as “a grudge-fueled piece of character assassination.”

A taste of the Andes: Kaiken wines

The kaiken goose is the only bird strong enough to fly over the Andes Mountains, which reach heights of more than 7,000 meters. Each year this goose, whose name comes from the Mapuche Indian language, flies from Chile to Argentina. It has a wingspan of two meters, needed for powering across the mountains.

Blended frog juice a popular Peru elixir

Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive.

Lebanon’s Daccache wins top film prize in Cairo

“Scheherazade’s Diary,” the 2013 documentary by Lebanese writer-director Zeina Daccache has won the top prize in the Afaq (Prospects) program of the 36th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival.

Paddington sex content causes controversy

Britain’s film classification board has removed a warning that the new “Paddington” movie contains “mild sex references” after the creator of the children’s character expressed shock at the advice.