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  • NEWPORT, Vt.— A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs. Six years later, the small city of Newport on the Canadian border, with a population of 4,300, is left with a razed downtown block dotted with holes where building foundations once...

  • SYDNEY Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle will give a speech at the CFO Forum 2018- 2310 GMT. WARSAW- National Bank of Poland holds Monetary Policy Council Meeting. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia will release the minutes of May monetary policy meeting 0130 GMT.

  • MANILA- Philippines Central Bank holds Monetary Policy Meeting. PRAGUE- Czech National Bank will release the minutes of its May 2018 Monetary Policy Meeting. SYDNEY Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Guy Debelle will give a speech at the CFO Forum 2018- 2310 GMT.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British PM Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron at Brexit talks on October 19, 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

    Dismayed European allies sought to salvage the international nuclear pact with Iran on Wednesday.

  • Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah party parade to mark the last day of Ashura ceremony in Beirut.

    Lebanon's first national election in nine years could result in a stronger Hezbollah, preliminary results showed on Monday.

  • BUENOS AIRES- Central Bank of Argentina releases monetary policy statement. SYDNEY- Speech by Matthew Boge, RBA Deputy Head, International Department 0330 GMT. BUDAPEST- Hungarian Central Bank to publish the minutes of its April 2018 rate-setting meeting 1200 GMT.

  • The Lebanese army said that the woman, Nohad Dali, was taken on Saturday evening from Shebaa, a small disputed area that Israel regards as part of the Golan Heights, which it captured from Syria in 1967, but which Beirut says is Lebanese territory. The last outright conflict there was a short war in 2006 between Israel and Lebanon's heavily armed, Iranian-backed...

  • The United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles overnight in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Syria a week ago, targeting what the Pentagon said were three chemical weapons facilities including a research and development in Damascus' Barzeh district and two installations near Homs. The bombing was the biggest intervention by...

  • The United States, France and Britain launched 105 missiles overnight in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Syria a week ago, targeting what the Pentagon said were three chemical weapons facilities including a research and development in Damascus' Barzeh district and two installations near Homs. In New York, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations,...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- Air strikes by U.S., British and French forces crippled Syria's chemical weapons program and all missiles launched hit their targets, the Pentagon said on Saturday as President Donald Trump declared "Mission Accomplished." The 105 missiles launched overnight in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack in Syria targeted three...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targeting what they said were chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a suspected poison gas attack. The bombing represents a major escalation in the West's...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targetting what they called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a poison gas attack. As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus. That in turn raises the question of where...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targetting what they called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a poison gas attack. As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus. That in turn raises the question of where...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- U.S., British and French forces struck Syria with more than 100 missiles on Saturday in the first coordinated Western strikes against the Damascus government, targetting what they called chemical weapons sites in retaliation for a poison gas attack. That in turn raises the question of where Western countries go from here, after a...

  • WASHINGTON/ BEIRUT, April 14- U.S., British and French forces launched air strikes on Syria in response to a suspected poison gas attack that killed dozens of people, aiming to degrade its chemical weapons capabilities in the biggest intervention yet in the conflict by Western powers. As he spoke, explosions rocked Damascus. French President Emmanuel Macron said...

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Some major airlines were re-routing flights on Wednesday after Europe's air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes into Syria. Lebanon's Middle East Airlines, one of the few to fly directly over Syria, is rerouting those flights temporarily, a Beirut...

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Some major airlines were re-routing flights on Wednesday after Europe's air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes into Syria. A spokeswoman for Air France said the airline had changed some flights paths following the warning, including for Beirut and...

  • SINGAPORE, April 11- Some major airlines were re-routing flights on Wednesday after Europe's air traffic control agency warned aircraft flying in the eastern Mediterranean to exercise caution due to possible air strikes on Syria. A spokeswoman for Air France said the airline had changed some flights paths following the warning, including for Beirut and Tel...

  • PARIS/ BEIRUT, April 5- International donors will look to hold Lebanon to promises of badly needed economic reform on Friday at a Paris conference where the Beirut government hopes to win support for a $16 billion capital investment plan. Lebanon has billed the conference as a show of international backing for a country hosting 1.5 million Syrian refugees...

  • Ayman Hariri

    Ayman Hariri, whose late father was prime minister of Lebanon and half-brother is the current one, is taking on Mark Zuckerberg.