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French performers, politicians decry 'new anti-Semitism'

Actor Gerard Depardieu, singer Charles Aznavour and former President Nicolas Sarkozy are among some 300 well-known French people urging national action to counter a "new anti-Semitism" that they blame on rising Islamic radicalism.

Lebanese electoral law 2017: Full text in English 

After years of wrangling, Lebanese lawmakers passed a new vote law in June that will govern the parliamentary elections slated for Spring/Summer 2018. The move marks a major step forward for the country, as political work had ground to a halt while lawmakers focused solely on agreeing the final text.

Real estate demand falls 23.7 percent in Q1 

The suspension of interest rate subsidies on housing loans in the beginning of the year caused demand for properties in the first quarter of 2018 to drop by 23.7 percent compared to the same period of 2017, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.

Real estate demand falls 23.7 percent in Q1 

The suspension of interest rate subsidies on housing loans in the beginning of the year caused demand for properties in the first quarter of 2018 to drop by 23.7 percent compared to the same period of 2017, according to Byblos Bank Real Estate Demand Index.

Iraq extends deadline for Mosul refinery

Iraq has extended the deadline for foreign companies and investors to bid for the construction and operation of a new 100,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery near Mosul in the northern province of Nineveh, the oil ministry said on Sunday.

Golden State Warriors take 3-0 lead

Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin. Golden State can close the first-round series with a win this coming Sunday afternoon in San Antonio in Game 4.

Beware Hamilton fightback, Rosberg warns

Lewis Hamilton’s Formula One rivals should beware the backlash because the four-time world champion’s dip in form will not last long, his former Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg has warned.

Pacino, De Palma remember ‘Scarface’

Old “Scarface” friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster epic – like Tony Montana’s rise from dishwasher to drug lord – has grown in stature.

As Prince’s health waned, alarm bells rang

Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction – yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.

As Prince’s health waned, alarm bells rang

Some of Prince’s closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction – yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where the musician got the fentanyl that killed him, according to investigative documents released Thursday.

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

New York banning cars from Central Park

New York City's Central Park will kick out cars this summer after more than a century, returning its roads to walkers, runners and cyclists, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday.