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Safadi in doubt after Bassil jumps the gun 

Doubts surfaced Friday over the naming of former Minister Mohammad Safadi as the new prime minister, as protesters voiced their rejection and an overzealous caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced when parliamentary consultations would take place - a move reserved for the president.

Safadi in doubt after Bassil jumps the gun 

Doubts surfaced Friday over the naming of former Minister Mohammad Safadi as the new prime minister, as protesters voiced their rejection and an overzealous caretaker Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil announced when parliamentary consultations would take place - a move reserved for the president.

Trump attacks witness on Twitter during testimony

President Donald Trump launched a Twitter attack on a former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Friday while she was testifying to an impeachment hearing in Congress, in an extraordinary moment that Democrats said amounted to witness intimidation.

S&P downgrades Lebanon sovereign credit rating

S&P Global Ratings said on Friday that it lowered Lebanon’s long-term and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings to ‘CCC/C’ from ‘B-/B’, citing rising financial and monetary risks.

S&P downgrades Lebanon sovereign credit rating

S&P Global Ratings said on Friday that it lowered Lebanon’s long-term and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings to ‘CCC/C’ from ‘B-/B’, citing rising financial and monetary risks.

Third Egyptian rate cut extends easing cycle

Egypt cut its main interest rates by a full percentage point as the lowest inflation in almost a decade allowed the central bank’s third consecutive reduction to spur investment without dimming the allure of the world’s best carry trade.

Euro recovery odds seen rising

Investors awaiting signs whether the euro is ready to stage a comeback will be closely watching next week’s regional manufacturing report.

City’s appeal against probe thrown out

Manchester City’s attempt to halt a UEFA investigation into allegations that the club breached financial fair play regulations has failed after its appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport was thrown out Friday.

City’s appeal against probe thrown out

Manchester City’s attempt to halt a UEFA investigation into allegations that the club breached financial fair play regulations has failed after its appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport was thrown out Friday.

Warriors nightmare deepens

The Golden State Warriors crumbling dynasty was dealt another jackhammer blow Wednesday when superstar Stephen Curry suffered a broken hand against the Phoenix Suns.

Chinese swimmer Sun rejects dope test charge

Chinese swimming star Sun Yang, facing a ban of up to eight years for missing an out-of-competition test, told an appeals court Friday that dope testers were at fault for failing to identify themselves correctly.