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Dems say Trump blocked Ukraine funds, ‘got caught’

Democratic House prosecutors launched their final arguments Friday at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial insisting the president only released congressionally approved military money to Ukraine because he had “gotten caught” withholding it.

Absent Iran faces Western detente calls

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif skipped this year’s Davos, but Tehran was still a hot topic for many Western and Middle Eastern powers hoping for detente less than three weeks after the United States killed Iran’s top general.

Lebanon dollar bonds hit record lows

A stack of Lebanon’s dollar government bonds tumbled to record lows Friday, ahead of a meeting between the country’s new Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni and a top International Monetary Fund official.

Lebanon dollar bonds hit record lows

A stack of Lebanon’s dollar government bonds tumbled to record lows Friday, ahead of a meeting between the country’s new Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni and a top International Monetary Fund official.

Some $6 million bribes secured Iraq oil deals

Maneuvering, manipulation and $6 million in bribes helped oil companies win contracts with Iraq in the aftermath of Saddam Hussein’s reign, U.K. prosecutors said on the first day of opening arguments in a London corruption trial.

Euro tumbles to seven-week lows

The euro weakened to a seven-week low Friday as lackluster PMI data added to the broader market belief that European Central Bank policymakers would maintain a loose monetary policy for the near future.

Williams, Osaka out, Federer survives

Serena Williams crashed out, 15-year-old Coco Gauff stunned Naomi Osaka and Roger Federer survived a five-set thriller as the form book went flying out of the window at the Australian Open Friday.

Pelicans’ Williamson thrills in NBA debut

New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson flashed some brilliance in his long-awaited NBA debut Wednesday, but the San Antonio Spurs spoiled the party at Smoothie King Center with a 121-117 victory over the Pelicans.

Mcgregor blasts Cerrone in UFC return

Conor Mcgregor’s opening punch bloodied Donald Cerrone’s nose. He then floored Cerrone only 20 seconds into the bout with a perfectly placed kick to the head, and he mercilessly finished on the ground. When he paraded around the ring with an Irish flag on his shoulders to celebrate, the mixed martial arts world knew Mcgregor is back with a big bang.

Red Bull secure Verstappen for four years

Max Verstappen has signed to stay at Red Bull until the end of 2023 in a clear vote of confidence in the former world champions’ Formula One title potential and their Honda partnership.

Picturing pines and posies 

Galerie Tanit’s latest offering, “Old Friends,” gathers the works of French photographer Frank Christen, who’s fascination with Lebanese trees keeps bringing him back.

Picturing pines and posies 

Galerie Tanit’s latest offering, “Old Friends,” gathers the works of French photographer Frank Christen, who’s fascination with Lebanese trees keeps bringing him back.

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer.

AI beats human breast cancer diagnosis

A computer program can identify breast cancer from routine scans with greater accuracy than human experts, researchers said in what they hoped could prove a breakthrough in the fight against the global killer.