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China cautions G7: 'small' groups don't rule the world

China on Sunday pointedly cautioned Group of Seven leaders that the days when "small" groups of countries decided the fate of the world was long gone, hitting back at the world's richest democracies which have sought a unified position over Beijing.

Lebanese pound falls again for fifth day 

The Lebanese pound dropped on the black market for the fifth consecutive day Saturday, trading at LL14,900 against the dollar, as gasoline and medicine shortages cause havoc across the country.

Lebanese pound falls again for fifth day 

The Lebanese pound dropped on the black market for the fifth consecutive day Saturday, trading at LL14,900 against the dollar, as gasoline and medicine shortages cause havoc across the country.

IMF eyes new trust to provide aid to broader group of countries

The International Monetary Fund is exploring creation of a new trust that could allow its members to lend their IMF reserves to more countries, including middle-income countries vulnerable to climate change, IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Sunday.

Perez wins Azerbaijan GP after Verstappen crashes

Mexican Sergio Perez won a dramatic Azerbaijan Grand Prix for Red Bull Sunday after a tire blowout denied championship-leading team mate Max Verstappen certain victory and Lewis Hamilton failed to score.

Re-phrasing Jobim’s Girl for today’s Rio

Anitta’s ‘Girl from Rio’s is the latest twist on the placid Bossa Nova tune that, more than a half-century after its creation by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes, still isn’t played out

‘A special Cannes’ unveils its 2021 lineup

‘Cinema is not dead. The extraordinary and triumphant return of the audience to movie theaters in France and around the world was the first good news,’ said the artistic director. ‘I hope the film festival will be the second very good news.’

Much-loved children’s author Eric Carle dies at 91

Under the Nazis, modern, expressionistic and abstract art was banned and only realistic and naturalistic art was permitted. When Carle was 12 or 13, a high school art teacher would change his life by inviting him to his home, where he secretly showed his expressionist art, including Franz Marc’s ‘Blue Horse’

G7 agrees 1 billion COVID vaccine donation

Group of Seven countries will provide 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses over the next year and work with the private sector, the G20 and other countries to increase the contribution over months to come, according to an almost finalised draft of the communique.