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EU hits Google with record €2.4bn euro antitrust fine

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The European Union’s competition watchdog has slapped a record 2.42 billion euro ($2.72 billion) fine on internet giant Google for breaching antitrust rules with its online shopping service.... Read full article

THE 44 PLACES TO GO IN 2009 - Beirut Number #1

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With a recent (though perhaps tenuous) detente keeping the violence in check, the capital of Lebanon is poised to reclaim its title as the Paris of the Middle East.... Read full article

Don’t Date A Successful Arab Woman

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My mentor once told me there’s nothing that scares an Arab man more than a successful Arab woman who doesn’t have to depend on him.... Read full article

Arrival of winter takes Lebanon by storm

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BEIRUT: Some of the worst storms in years lashed Lebanon over the weekend, killing one woman and causing vast material damage. President Michel Sleiman has urged the services and concerned ministries to stay on high alert...... Read full article

Violent storm disrupts Beirut flights, schools ordered shut

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BEIRUT/TRIPOLI/SIDON: A powerful storm with violent winds and heavy hail and rainfall ripped through Lebanon Tuesday, halting air traffic at Beirut airport and prompting the government to order the closure of schools across the country.... Read full article

٢ مليون دولار لإعادة إعمار ممرّ بيروت – طرابلس.. القطار "راجع"؟

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كتبت فيفيان عقيقي في صحيفة "الأخبار": "تقدّر كلفة زحمة السير في لبنان بنحو 2 مليار دولار سنوياً، أي ما يشكّل حوالى 4% من الناتج المحلي الإجمالي، بحسب تقرير نشره مركز الدراسات في "بلوم بنك"... Read full article

Maronite bishops warn against Lebanon's 'collapse'

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The Council of Maronite Bishops reiterated its concerns Wednesday over the 14-month presidential vacuum, warning that the deadlock foreshadows the collapse of the Lebanese republic.... Read full article

New Iraqi ambassador in Canberra

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ELEANOR HALL: The Iraqi embassy is due to be reopened in Canberra today. It closed in March last year at the start of the war with the United States. But now Iraqi representation is back in Canberra with the new ambassador, Ghanim Al Shibli.... Read full article

The 10 Countries With the Fastest Internet

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South Korea leads the world as the home of the planet's fastest Internet, followed by Japan, Hong Kong and Switzerland. The United States makes the cut, but not until further down on the top 10 list.... Read full article

Army Advances against IS in Border Battle, Pays Tribute to Spain Victims

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Lebanese soldiers renewed fire on Islamic State group positions on the country's eastern border with Syria on Sunday after capturing a third of the territory held by jihadists in the area.... Read full article

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