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Renzi struggles to find political touch

Renzi struggles to find political touch

Matteo Renzi is struggling to regain the political initiative after a disastrous spell during which he lost his job as prime minister and his party fractured.

William, Harry regret rushed conversation with mother Diana

William, Harry regret rushed conversation with mother Diana

Britain's Prince William and Harry have spoken of their regret over the last conversation they had with their mother Princess Diana before she died, saying the telephone call was "desperately rushed".

French Foreign Minister calls for lifting of sanctions

French Foreign Minister calls for lifting of sanctions

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met the French Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is currently visiting the country.

Sharif couldn’t ‘satisfactorily answer’ questions

Sharif couldn’t ‘satisfactorily answer’ questions

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing money laundering allegations found Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif “could not satisfactorily answer most of the questions” during his appearance on June 15.

Storming 61 lifts Munoz past Love into Greenbrier lead

Storming 61 lifts Munoz past Love into Greenbrier lead

Colombia’s Sebastian Munoz shot a sizzling nine-under par 61 on Thursday to upstage early pace-setter Davis Love and seize the first-round lead at the US PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic.

Emerging stocks make modest gains

Emerging stocks make modest gains

Robust manufacturing data from China and South Korea boosted emerging equities yesterday, while currencies were kept under pressure by a firmer dollar and higher US yields that also capped share market gains.

Albanians vote in test for democracy, EU membership

Albanians vote in test for democracy, EU membership

Albanians were voting in a parliamentary election on Sunday with the ruling Socialists and rival Democrats seeking a majority to push through judicial reforms vital for membership of the European Union.

Comeback queen Kvitova faces Barty for Birmingham title

Comeback queen Kvitova faces Barty for Birmingham title

Petra Kvitova, the two-time Wimbledon champion who is making a courageous comeback from injury, will face unseeded giant-killer Ashleigh Barty in the final of the Birmingham grass court tournament.

Sanchez makes history for Chile

Sanchez makes history for Chile

Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez became Chile’s all-time top-scorer with his 38th international goal in Thursday night’s 1-1 draw with Germany at the Confederations Cup.

AZF holds annual forum

AZF holds annual forum

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has held the first annual forum on its National Development team’s scholarship and sponsorship programmes, which aims to give Qataris a chance to continue their education locally or abroad.

The remarkable successes of Qatari diplomacy

The remarkable successes of Qatari diplomacy

Qatar’s careful and wise diplomacy has made great successes in explaining its viewpoints and revealing reality of the false accusations levelled against it without evidence or proof.

AIIB president says door open for US and Japan

AIIB president says door open for US and Japan

The president of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said yesterday that the organisation is keeping the door open for the US and Japan, two of the world’s leading economies who are not yet part of the body.