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A third of Lebanon firms face requests for bribes

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The World Bank’s Enterprise Survey on bribery in public institutions and administrations shows that 19.2 percent of firms operating Lebanon experience at least one bribe payment request when applying for an electricity license, a water connection...... Read full article

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

Three Beirut Startups to Watch

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Beirut is developing as a powerhouse for startups in the Middle East. The entrepreneurial culture, an increasing number of incubators and accelerators...... Read full article

Freddy Deeb - Professional poker player

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Kassem Ibrahim "Freddy" Deeb (born November 27, 1955 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a professional poker player who emigrated from Lebanon to the United States at the age of 19.... Read full article

Lebanon awaits true independence

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Monday marks the passing of another year of independent Lebanon. Flags will be waved, banners unfurled, wreaths laid & military parades performed. For nearly seven decades, Nov 22 has managed to unite all factions in observation of Independence Day.... Read full article

Google Looking to Future after 20 Years of Search

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Google celebrated its 20th birthday Monday, marking two decades in which it has grown from simply a better way to explore the internet to a search engine so woven into daily life its name has become a verb.... Read full article

Samsung pays Apple $1 Billion sending 30 trucks full of 5 cent coins

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This morning more than 30 trucks filled with 5-cent coins arrived at Apple’s headquarters in California. Initially, the security company that protects the facility said the trucks were in the wrong place...... Read full article

جسر بحري أوفر من توسيع طريق جونية

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كان لافتاً إفتتاح الرئيس التركي رجب طيب أردوغان جسراً جديداً على مضيق البوسفور، والذي سجّل أرقاماً قياسية عالمية جديدة دافعاً بتركيا إلى المراكز العالمية الأولى... Read full article

Mario Kassar - Film Producer

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Mario F. Kassar‎; born October 10, 1951) is a film producer and industry executive whose projects are frequently in association with Andrew G. Vajna. He founded Carolco Pictures, which produced many blockbuster movies.... Read full article

1-year-old US girl buys car using dad's smartphone!

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Born shopaholic! A one-year-old girl in the US has bought a car through online trading, while playing on the mobile phone of her dad, who has decided to keep the "purchase".... Read full article

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