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Project Lebanon: Big hopes, fewer companies 

The sharp drop in the number of Lebanese and international companies taking part in a major construction and contracting event in Beirut was a clear indication that the market sentiment and mood appeared to have discouraged other major firms from participating.

Project Lebanon: Big hopes, fewer companies 

The sharp drop in the number of Lebanese and international companies taking part in a major construction and contracting event in Beirut was a clear indication that the market sentiment and mood appeared to have discouraged other major firms from participating.

Saudi Arabian Airlines places big Airbus order

Saudi Arabian Airlines, the kingdom’s national airline, said Tuesday it had ordered 65 A320neo-type aircraft from Airbus, worth more than $7.4 billion at list prices, giving an early boost to the European manufacturer at the Paris Air Show.

Facebook betting high on own currency

Facebook Inc. unveiled plans for a new cryptocurrency that the social-media giant hopes will one day trade on a global scale much like the U.S. dollar.

Semenya says IAAF used her as ‘human guinea pig’

Olympic 800-meter champion Caster Semenya has accused the global athletics governing body of using her as a human guinea pig, as it emerged that the IAAF had sought to have her declared a “biological male” in proceedings before sport’s highest court.

Marquez wins after Lorenzo takes out rivals

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez won his home Grand Prix of Catalunya Sunday after Honda teammate Jorge Lorenzo took out the Spaniard’s main rivals in a mass crash on the second lap.

US fashion icon, socialite Gloria Vanderbilt dead at 95

Gloria Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" who lived a life at the highest levels of fashion, society and wealth as an heir to one of the greatest family fortunes in U.S. history, died Monday at the age of 95, her son CNN correspondent Anderson Cooper said.

How ‘jumping genes’ could transform gene editing

For years, scientists have used a tool akin to a pair of scissors for the complex task of gene-editing, but a newly discovered technique using “jumping genes” could offer a seamless, safer alternative.

Brands break vow not to destroy forests: report

A rainforest area the size of Spain will have been destroyed by firms growing consumer staples such as palm oil in the decade to 2020, industry’s self-imposed deadline to end deforestation, Greenpeace said Tuesday.