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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

From Beirut to Boston: The Utter Americanness of Khalil Gibran

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He was an immigrant child from Lebanon who passed through Ellis Island and became America’s best-selling poet. His story is America’s story.... Read full article

Apple hiring experts to make iWatch, report says

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APPLE has reportedly started hiring a team of experts to help it take the iWatch from a much-rumoured product to a reality.... Read full article

Turnbull Wants Zuckerburg to Answer Questions in Australia

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would "love" Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to be grilled by Australian lawmakers, he said Thursday, in the wake of revelations the tech giant allowed Chinese smartphone makers access to user data.... 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

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

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

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

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

What Makes The Lebanese Work And Lebanon Not Work?

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The environment makes all the difference, writes Tommy Weir, founder of the Emerging Markets Leadership Center.... Read full article

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