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Turkey says delivery of second S-400 battery complete

Turkey's defense ministry said on Sunday that the delivery of a second battery of Russian S-400 missile defence systems has been completed as of Sunday, and added that the systems would become active in April 2020.

Saudi prince’s oil diplomacy makes mark

Since the launch of its strategy to revive global oil markets three years ago, one of the biggest challenges faced by OPEC and its allies is that not all the producers have pulled their weight.

Euro surges as investors see ECB stimulus over

The euro rocketed to a 17-day high against the dollar Friday as German government bond yields surged on the back of investors thinking the European Central Bank was done stimulating the ailing eurozone economy after cutting rates Thursday.

Sarri back, Ronaldo firing as Juve eye Fiorentina

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italian league action after his four-goal spree for Portugal as Juventus head for Fiorentina Saturday also boosted by coach Maurizio Sarri’s highly anticipated debut on the bench after a bout of pneumonia.

Sarri back, Ronaldo firing as Juve eye Fiorentina

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Italian league action after his four-goal spree for Portugal as Juventus head for Fiorentina Saturday also boosted by coach Maurizio Sarri’s highly anticipated debut on the bench after a bout of pneumonia.

Nadal motivated by love of game, not Grand Slams

Rafa Nadal moved within one Grand Slam title of tying Roger Federer’s all-time mark of 20 Sunday but even after adding a fourth U.S. Open to his collection the Spaniard said it was his love of the game, not records, that motivates him.

Fury faces great unknown against Wallin

Tyson Fury shouldn’t have too much trouble in the ring this weekend against an opponent whose biggest claim to fame is that he’s arguably the best heavyweight fighter in Sweden.

Leclerc triggers Ferrari frenzy with Monza win

Charles Leclerc triggered a frenzy of Ferrari celebration Sunday after holding off a racelong Mercedes challenge to take the Italian Formula One team’s first home grand prix victory since 2010.

France decorates Fondation Liban Cinema chief 

Fondation Liban Cinema President Maya de Freige received the honorable distinction of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres Thursday night, awarded by France’s Culture Minister Franck Riester.

France decorates Fondation Liban Cinema chief 

Fondation Liban Cinema President Maya de Freige received the honorable distinction of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres Thursday night, awarded by France’s Culture Minister Franck Riester.

Lebanese star named best Arab actress 2019

Lebanese star Nadine Njeim was Friday night named “best Arab actress 2019” at the Arab Satellite Awards for her performance in the Ramadan series “Khamse w Noss” (Five Thirty).

Casino du Liban celebrates Greek culture 

Seated at wooden tables covered in blue and white cloth, the sound of sea nearby and the ultramarine domes of Santorini in the background, it was easy to forget dinner was still being served in Lebanon.

Neural activity detected in mini brains

Scientists reported Thursday they had picked up human-like electrical activity in lab-grown brains for the first time, paving the way to model neurological conditions and answer fundamental questions on how our gray matter develops. It’s not clear whether the pea-sized brains are conscious: the team behind the breakthrough suspect they’re not because the activity resembles that of preterm babies, but they cannot say for certain, opening up a new ethical dimension to this area of research.

Aussie blokes become unlikely Russian folk heroes

The idea of starting a Russian choir in rural Australia began as a vodka-fueled lark, but five years on a rag-tag bunch of farmers, lawyers and laborers have become unlikely international folk heroes.

Rising sea levels threaten Alexandria

Egypt’s coastal city of Alexandria, which has survived invasions, fires and earthquakes since it was founded by Alexander the Great more than 2,000 years ago, now faces a new menace in the form of climate change. Rising sea levels threaten to inundate poorer neighborhoods and archaeological sites, prompting authorities to erect concrete barriers out at sea to break the tide.