AMERICA | Politics
Trump, Macron call for new deal with Iran
US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a “new” deal with Iran yesterday, looking beyond divisions over a landmark nuclear accord that now hangs in the balance. Trump pilloried a three-year old agreement designed to curb Iran’s nuclear programme as “insane” and “ridiculous”. Instead, Trump eyed a “grand bargain” that would also limit Iran’s ballistic missile programme and support for militant groups across the Middle East.
ARAB WORLD | Court
18th century law can’t be used to sue Arab Bank
Victims of attacks in Israel cannot use an 18th century law to sue the Arab Bank, a multinational financial institution, the US Supreme Court ruled yesterday in a precedent-setting case for other foreign businesses. The decision rests on a legal provision almost 230 years old. Plaintiffs accused the Jordan-based bank of facilitating transfers to Hamas.
Football | Champions League
Salah on song again as Liverpool beat Roma 5-2
Mohamed Salah scored twice against his former club as Liverpool won the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against AS Roma 5-2 in Anfield yesterday. Liverpool were enjoying a comfortable 5-0 lead when the Italians scored two late away goals, setting the stage for a potentially thrilling return leg in Rome on May 2. Bayern Munich and Real Madrid will play the first leg of their semi-final tie today.
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