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Trump defends 'tough phone calls' with world leaders

Trump defends 'tough phone calls' with world leaders

US President Donald Trump defended a series of "tough phone calls" with world leaders after reportedly exchanging harsh words with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Rangers shoot down Old Firm rivals Celtic, to meet Hibs in final

Rangers shoot down Old Firm rivals Celtic, to meet Hibs in final

Rangers booked a place in the Scottish Cup final yesterday after a dramatic penalty shoot-out in an action-packed semi-final against Old Firm rivals Celtic that ended 2-2 after extra-time at Hampden.

Palestinians seek UN resolution on settlements by Israel govt

Palestinians seek UN resolution on settlements by Israel govt

The Palestinians are discussing a new draft UN resolution with Arab countries to confront Israel over its continued expansion of settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, the Palestinian ambassador said yesterday.

Man accused of killing wife after domestic row

Man accused of killing wife after domestic row

A Doha Criminal Court is hearing a case in which a man is accused of killing his wife after an altercation at home.

Prime Minister receives chief of LuLu Group

Prime Minister receives chief of LuLu Group

Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister, yesterday received at his office in Doha, Yusuff Ali MA, chairman of LuLu Group International.

Most Japan companies unhappy with BoJ’s negative rate policy

Most Japan companies unhappy with BoJ’s negative rate policy

Most Japanese companies think the central bank’s shock adoption of a negative interest rates policy has been a bad move that will hit business and consumer sentiment,.....

China pledges all-out bid to boost markets

China pledges all-out bid to boost markets

China intervened to support its stock market yesterday, helping the benchmark index cap its best weekly gain of 2016 before policy makers meet to approve a five-year road map for the economy, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Ex-BoJ official warns of side-effects from new negative rate policy

Ex-BoJ official warns of side-effects from new negative rate policy

The Bank of Japan’s new negative interest rate policy may bring “side-effects” if the central bank further pushes rates into the red

Boycott averted as Windies players sign up for World T20

Boycott averted as Windies players sign up for World T20

The threat of West Indies being forced to field a second string side at the World Twenty20 was averted on Sunday when 12 of 13 players in the original squad signed the contracts which had caused a standoff with the board.

UK’s highest honour for Lord Darzi

UK’s highest honour for Lord Darzi

Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham, the vice-chairperson of the Board of Governors and chairman of Executive Committee of Sidra Medical and Research Center, has been admitted to the UK’s Order of Merit for outstanding contributions to medicine.

QNB sees oil price of $44 under its ‘baseline view’ for 2016

QNB sees oil price of $44 under its ‘baseline view’ for 2016

Recent turmoil in the oil markets is evidence that they are notoriously hard to predict, QNB has said as the bank expects an oil price of $44 for a barrel this year under its “baseline view”.

PBoC suspends foreign exchange business for some foreign banks

PBoC suspends foreign exchange business for some foreign banks

China’s central bank has suspended at least three foreign banks from conducting some foreign exchange business until the end of March, three sources who had seen the suspension notices told Reuters yesterday.