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New U.K. envoy keen to listen and learn 

A new British ambassador is in town – and he is ready to hit the ground running, looking at ways to improve bilateral ties as well as maintain support for the Lebanese Army.

New U.K. envoy keen to listen and learn 

A new British ambassador is in town – and he is ready to hit the ground running, looking at ways to improve bilateral ties as well as maintain support for the Lebanese Army.

Merkel takes gamble with new law on immigration

Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs in Germany, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy. With an aging population and a shrinking workforce, Germany needs greater flexibility to fill more than a million empty positions, business leaders say.

Battle to ‘liberate’ Hudaida from rebels resumes

Arab coalition-backed government forces in Yemen launched a series of attacks on rebel-held Hudaida, military officials said Tuesday, raising fears of a humanitarian crisis as an 11-week pause in the battle for the port city ended.

Civil servants retirement benefits a time bomb 

The startling rise of costs in end-of-service benefits for retired civil servants, Army and security personnel is adding an unnecessary financial burden and should be seen as a “time bomb,” one leading economist warned Monday.

Civil servants retirement benefits a time bomb 

The startling rise of costs in end-of-service benefits for retired civil servants, Army and security personnel is adding an unnecessary financial burden and should be seen as a “time bomb,” one leading economist warned Monday.

Trump crushes Iran oil exports ahead of sanctions

Aggressive and undiplomatic, certainly, but also extremely effective. With nearly 50 days to go before new U.S. oil sanctions against Iran enter into force, U.S. President Donald Trump has already managed to crush the country’s petroleum exports, dealing severe economic damage to Tehran.

European shares survive China tariffs

European shares shuddered, then recovered, Tuesday after Beijing retaliated with new tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods, less than 24 hours after U.S. President Donald Trump imposed 10 percent tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese imports.

Osaka victory tour stops at sumo match

Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan’s national sport of sumo and said she liked it. Osaka is in Tokyo this week to play in the Pan Pacific Open, just a week after she won the U.S. Open to become the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Drifter charged with stabbing Spaniard in Iowa

A homeless man attacked and killed a top amateur golfer from Spain who was playing a round near her university campus in central Iowa and had left her body in a pond on the course, police said Tuesday.

Netflix ties HBO in total Emmy wins

Streaming service Netflix Inc. and premium cable channel HBO battled to a tie at Monday’s Emmy awards ceremony, with each taking home 23 of the television industry’s top honors, though HBO scored the prestigious best drama prize.

What to say when postpartum depression hits

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chrissy Teigen, Adele: The charge to destigmatize postpartum depression has never before had so many high-profile sufferers willing to share their stories.

Arak celebration shows young-old divide 

In the village of Taanayel, tucked into the Bekaa’s forests and vineyards, lunch tables topped with vibrant-colored tablecloths punctuated Lebanon’s annual Arak Festival.