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Decade in making: post-crisis banking rules finally signed

Decade in making: post-crisis banking rules finally signed

Financial regulators reached a long-sought deal yesterday to harmonise global banking rules, capping a decade of effort to make banks more resilient even if they fell short of their own initial hopes.

British woman wins compensation for Lanka deportation over tattoo

British woman wins compensation for Lanka deportation over tattoo

Sri Lanka’s top court yesterday awarded compensation to a British woman arrested for sporting a Buddha tattoo, saying the tourist was subjected to “horrifying and scandalous treatment” by local authorities.

Germany’s dangerous obsession

Germany’s dangerous obsession

As Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), seek to form an unprecedented “Jamaica coalition” with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens, the rest of Europe anxiously awaits the government programme that will result from th

Harden triple-double helps Rockets beat Cavaliers 117-113

Harden triple-double helps Rockets beat Cavaliers 117-113

James Harden produced a triple-double as the Houston Rockets found their offence with a 117-113 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.

Taiwan convict walks free after decade on death row

Taiwan convict walks free after decade on death row

A Taiwanese man who spent more than a decade on death row walked free Thursday after being acquitted of murder in a retrial, boosting calls for the abolition of capital punishment.

Belgium shatter Aussie dream, face France in final

Belgium shatter Aussie dream, face France in final

Australia’s hopes of reaching a first Davis Cup final in 14 years were shattered yesterday when Belgium fought back from an overnight deficit to win their semi-final 3-2 and set-up a title showdown with neighbours France.

Qatar’s focus on youth can help India: Constantine

Qatar’s focus on youth can help India: Constantine

Qatar’s commitment to youth development can help India develop its own generation of talented players, according to the national team coach.

Qatar shares rebound to post gains amid bullish outlook

Qatar shares rebound to post gains amid bullish outlook

Aided by foreign and domestic institutions amid a bullish outlook, the Qatar Stock Exchange Wednesday rebounded to post modest gains.

Linking Qatar base with crisis is wrong: Turkey

Linking Qatar base with crisis is wrong: Turkey

Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus has said the ongoing crisis in the Gulf has nothing to do with the Turkish military base in Qatar, Al Jazeera reports.

Maharashtra to waive $5.27bn in farm debts

Maharashtra to waive $5.27bn in farm debts

Maharashtra will waive Rs340bn ($5.27bn) of farm loans, the latest state to offer relief to farmers reeling from losses caused by bad weather.

Philippines says foreign fighters part of IS 'invasion'

Philippines says foreign fighters part of IS 'invasion'

Indonesians and Malaysians were among foreign jihadists battling the military after laying siege to a southern Philippine city, the government said on Friday, in a rare admission of what it said was an Islamic State "invasion".

Trump slams ‘witch hunt’ over Sessions

Trump slams ‘witch hunt’ over Sessions

US President Donald Trump has accused Democrats of conducting a “witch hunt” against Attorney General Jeff Sessions over contacts with Russia, as the veteran senator recused himself from any probe into the election campaign.