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Politicians fumble, Lebanese lose faith

For days, Lebanese TV stations were airing blanket live coverage as lawmakers held heated debates over a controversial austerity budget meant to salvage the flailing economy, with protests outside Parliament and critics denouncing its focus on tax hikes and wage cuts.

Politicians fumble, Lebanese lose faith

For days, Lebanese TV stations were airing blanket live coverage as lawmakers held heated debates over a controversial austerity budget meant to salvage the flailing economy, with protests outside Parliament and critics denouncing its focus on tax hikes and wage cuts.

Ex-Russia tycoon wields clout in U.K. PM race

For almost a decade, Alexander Temerko, who forged a career at the top of the Russian arms industry and had connections at the highest levels of the Kremlin, has been an influential figure in British politics.

Protester worries delay talks with Sudan military

Sudanese protest leaders said that talks scheduled for Friday with the country’s military rulers had been postponed after rebel members of their movement expressed reservations over a power-sharing deal inked with the generals this week.

Salameh: BDL won’t subscribe to T-bills at 1 pct 

Banque du Liban has no intention of subscribing to Treasury bills at 1 percent interest, Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Wednesday, but added that BDL would seek new alternatives to help the Finance Ministry cut the deficit.

Salameh: BDL won’t subscribe to T-bills at 1 pct 

Banque du Liban has no intention of subscribing to Treasury bills at 1 percent interest, Central Bank Gov. Riad Salameh said Wednesday, but added that BDL would seek new alternatives to help the Finance Ministry cut the deficit.

Iranians seek day jobs in Kurdish Iraq

When the car pulled up to the curb in Iraq’s Irbil, a half-dozen Iranian laborers swarmed around it. Squeezed by U.S. sanctions on Tehran, they were hunting for work across the border.

Swim bad boy Sun under fire

As the cream of world swimming limbers up for the world championships, explosive doping allegations against Chinese giant Sun Yang that refuse to go away could overshadow pool events.

Hamilton takes record sixth British GP win

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton hailed his home fans after celebrating a record sixth British Grand Prix win Sunday and stretching his lead over luckless Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas to 39 points. Bottas, on pole position, finished a distant second after a safety car period turned the race decisively in Hamilton’s favor by handing the home favorite a free pit stop in a thrilling race.

Jumbo surprise outside Nigeria’s megacity

The jungle was so thick that Emmanuel Olabode only found the elephants he was tracking when the great matriarch’s sniffing trunk reached out close enough to almost touch.