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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

Finger lickin’ feud: Top chefs battle over Sydney’s best birds

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You can argue who does charcoal chicken better: the Lebanese or the Portuguese. For us, it’s a toss up, but then again, El Jannah gets it by nose on the quality of its garlic sauce.... 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

Australia world’s second best for human development: UNDP report

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Australia has been ranked the second best country in the world when it comes to human development. Australia sits ahead of the United States (third), the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and Ireland.... Read full article

Breaking: Hazmat situation underway at Sydney airport

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Emergency crews have been called to Sydney Airport after reports of a white substance was found when luggage was being unloaded from an American Airlines plane after it touched down.... Read full article

Australia announces an important change to points test for skilled migration

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Making an important change in the points test for the Skilled Migration Program, Australia will now give five additional points to students of Australian institutions.... 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

12 things you might want to delete from your Facebook page

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With billions of users, Facebook is one of the most powerful influencers in the world. But with anything that powerful, you have to be careful how you deal with it.... 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

Lebanese-Canadian Named BMW’s New Designer

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The Lebanon-born Canadian designer Karim Habib has been named by BMW to lead the design of its brand cars starting June 1. Habib, 42, has joined the BMW team in 1998, followed by a brief stint with Mercedes-Benz but returned to BMW...... Read full article

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