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Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

Judges delay ruling on diesel bans for German cities

German judges Thursday pushed back a decision on whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry ..

Blockade an opportunity for Qatar to be self-reliant: Alfardan

Blockade an opportunity for Qatar to be self-reliant: Alfardan

"People have been spending like they always used to do and in a few months from now, Qatar economy is expected to experience a good situation on its own strengths,” said Hussain Alfardan.

Cyprus votes in close presidential run-off

Cyprus votes in close presidential run-off

Voters in Cyprus cast ballots Sunday in a presidential run-off, with incumbent Nicos Anastasiades and his leftist challenger sparring over who is best placed to reunify the island and boost a fragile economic recovery.

Qatar World Cup on track despite boycott, says FM

Qatar World Cup on track despite boycott, says FM

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister said Qatar's economy was now growing much faster than anticipated and the huge gas exporter was well prepared to withstand the crisis in relations with its neighbours.

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax haven list

EU removes Panama, seven others from tax haven list

The European Union on Tuesday removed eight countries including Panama and South Korea from its new tax haven blacklist after they pledged to address their concerns, the bloc said.

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

Trump angers China, South Korea with new trade tariffs

President Donald Trump has approved steep tariffs on imports of solar panels and washing machines to protect US producers, triggering an outcry in China and South Korea and even protests at home.

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country's top parties still had "big obstacles" to surmount before reaching a new coalition deal, ahead of a final round of negotiations on Thursday.

Teen shot dead in food truck looting in Venezuela

Teen shot dead in food truck looting in Venezuela

A 19-year-old Venezuelan was shot dead when hundreds of people looted trucks carrying flour and chicken in the western city of Guanare, as the oil-rich but impoverished country faces desperate food shortages.

French minister urges more German investment in EU

French minister urges more German investment in EU

France's Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Wednesday urged Germany to plough more investments into major European projects and allow wages to rise, as part of Berlin's contribution to boosting growth in Europe.

Minister calls for enhancing Islamic finance initiatives

Minister calls for enhancing Islamic finance initiatives

Qatar's Islamic lenders, which are the third largest contributor to the global growth in Shariah banking, ought to enhance its finance initiatives and work towards activating international partnerships ...

Spain says Catalan crisis cost '1 bn euros'

Spain says Catalan crisis cost '1 bn euros'

Spain's foreign minister claimed Monday that the Catalan independence crisis had cost the country ‘a billion’ euros as fallout from the turmoil continued to hamper growth in the wealthy region.

May pledges 'successful' Brexit, stronger British economy in 2018

May pledges 'successful' Brexit, stronger British economy in 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May promised to deliver a ‘successful’ exit from the European Union, strengthen Britain's economy and build a ‘fairer society for everyone,’ in a new year's message on Sunday.