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Construction to begin on disputed Nicaragua canal

The construction of Nicaragua's controversial $50-billion canal linking the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean begins Monday, with workers breaking ground on the secretive project that is opposed by some farmers and native peoples.

Lebanon largest recipient of IMF assistance

The International Monetary Fund’s Middle East Technical Assistance Center indicated that Lebanon accounted for 23 percent of its overall allocation of technical assistance delivery during the fiscal year that ended in June 2014.

Lebanon largest recipient of IMF assistance

The International Monetary Fund’s Middle East Technical Assistance Center indicated that Lebanon accounted for 23 percent of its overall allocation of technical assistance delivery during the fiscal year that ended in June 2014.

Saudi may raise output if new clients emerge

Saudi Arabia is prepared to increase its oil output and claim a bigger market share to meet the demands of any new customers, Monday's edition of the Saudi-owned al-Hayat newspaper quoted the kingdom's oil minister as saying.

Dialogue with results

The upcoming launch of dialogue between the Future Movement and Hezbollah has been preceded by a wave of speculation and analysis, with many observers emphasizing that several thorny issues will be off the agenda.

Dialogue with results

The upcoming launch of dialogue between the Future Movement and Hezbollah has been preceded by a wave of speculation and analysis, with many observers emphasizing that several thorny issues will be off the agenda.

Skrtel rescues Liverpool, Sunderland win

Liverpool’s heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel headed a goal deep in stoppage time to spared them another deflating Premier League defeat as they snatched a 2-2 home draw with Arsenal Sunday.

Skrtel rescues Liverpool, Sunderland win

Liverpool’s heavily-bandaged Martin Skrtel headed a goal deep in stoppage time to spared them another deflating Premier League defeat as they snatched a 2-2 home draw with Arsenal Sunday.

F1 delivers dramatic year of rivalry and tragedy

Formula One delivered a dramatic year of riveting rivalry, political controversy, human tragedy and financial uncertainty in 2014 as Lewis Hamilton joined the sport’s hall of fame as a double world champion.

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.

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.

Elton John marries partner under new law

British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year.

Elton John marries partner under new law

British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year.