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Energy prices spike after Saudi oil attack

Global energy prices spiked Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record, an assault for which President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. was "locked and loaded" to respond.

Saudi Arabia battles market jitters after attacks

Saudi energy giant Aramco is battling to reassure markets after devastating attacks on two oil plants, where a prolonged shutdown risks roiling investor confidence ahead of the state-owned giant’s mega stock listing, analysts say. A wave of drones struck Abqaiq, the world’s largest oil processing facility, and the Khurais oil field in eastern Saudi Arabia, knocking out nearly half of the kingdom’s crude production and exposing the vulnerability of its energy infrastructure. While Tehran-backed Yemeni rebels claimed responsibility for the predawn strike Saturday, Washington blamed Iran for what it called an “unprecedented attack on the world’s energy supply.”

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.

We can’t win all the time: Glum Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugged off his team’s shock 3-2 defeat by newly promoted Norwich City in the Premier League Saturday, saying his team simply cannot be expected to win every week. Guardiola’s team beat Liverpool to the title by a solitary point last season after winning their last 14 games.

We can’t win all the time: Glum Guardiola

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola shrugged off his team’s shock 3-2 defeat by newly promoted Norwich City in the Premier League Saturday, saying his team simply cannot be expected to win every week. Guardiola’s team beat Liverpool to the title by a solitary point last season after winning their last 14 games.

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 overcomes bloody cut over eye to beat Wallin

Blood was flowing down Tyson Fury’s right cheek, and Otto Wallin was in his face. His scheduled rematch with Deontay Wilder suddenly in jeopardy, Fury needed to dig deep in a fight that wasn’t supposed to be this hard. Fury did just that Saturday night, overcoming a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision over his Swedish opponent and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder.

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.

Chagall work painted on a tablecloth

Marc Chagall, the 20th century French-Russian artist who delighted fans with his vividly colored, whimsical works, did many of his paintings using the same nine pigments - and hardly ever used black, researchers have announced. He was also so poor early on that his famed 1912 work “Fiddler” - a picture of a violinist dancing on a rooftop - was painted on a tablecloth when Chagall was a struggling Jewish immigrant in Paris.

Chagall work painted on a tablecloth

Marc Chagall, the 20th century French-Russian artist who delighted fans with his vividly colored, whimsical works, did many of his paintings using the same nine pigments - and hardly ever used black, researchers have announced. He was also so poor early on that his famed 1912 work “Fiddler” - a picture of a violinist dancing on a rooftop - was painted on a tablecloth when Chagall was a struggling Jewish immigrant in Paris.

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.