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Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence

Paris attacker, on terror watchlist, had gun licence

Questions arose on Tuesday over how a known radical Islamist who rammed a car laden with weapons and gas canisters into a police van on Paris's Champs-Elysees was able to hold a firearms licence.

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.

Philippine police van drives at protesters to break up anti-US demo

Philippine police van drives at protesters to break up anti-US demo

Philippine police used tear gas to disperse about 1,000 anti-US protesters outside the US embassy in Manila on Wednesday, as television news footage showed a patrol van, which had come under attack, driving at demonstrators.

G20 resolves to roll back protectionist measures

G20 resolves to roll back protectionist measures

With protectionism on the rise as a countervailing trend to globalisation

Qatar Airways to acquire up to 10% of LATAM Airlines

Qatar Airways to acquire up to 10% of LATAM Airlines

Qatar Airways has agreed to acquire up to 10% of LATAM Airlines, in a $613mn deal that requires the consent of existing shareholders at the Chile-based carrier, the two companies said.

UK restaurant owner jailed over fatal nut reaction

UK restaurant owner jailed over fatal nut reaction

The owner of an Indian restaurant in Britain was on Monday jailed for six years for killing a customer with a nut allergy by making him a takeaway containing peanuts.

How the Mideast’s second-richest nation is reacting to the oil shock

How the Mideast’s second-richest nation is reacting to the oil shock

The man in charge of helping Kuwait navigate the global oil-price shock said the Middle East’s second-richest nation is responding to the crisis by “spending as much as possible” to bolster economic growth.

Montpellier beat PSG to win Handball French Cup

Montpellier beat PSG to win Handball French Cup

Montpellier players celebrate after winning the Handball French Cup final against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Bercy-Accor Hotels Arena stadium in Paris on Saturday. (AFP)

Greece’s Alpha Bank posts $582.3mn Q4 loss

Greece’s Alpha Bank posts $582.3mn Q4 loss

Alpha Bank, Greece’s fourth-largest lender by assets, swung to a loss in the final quarter of 2015 after it more than doubled its provisions for bad debts.

Afghan forces recapture district on Tajik border

Afghan forces recapture district on Tajik border

Afghan forces on Sunday wrested control of a northern district bordering Tajikistan from the Taliban, officials said, two months after its capture stoked fears the jihadists' violence could spread to Central Asia.

Cook wary of wounded South Africa but backs England to throw punches

Cook wary of wounded South Africa but backs England to throw punches

Alastair Cook goes into the Boxing Day Test against South Africa wary of the wounded animal that is the world’s No1 side; England,

 Formula One rejects alternative engine proposal

Formula One rejects alternative engine proposal

Formula One manufacturers have agreed to come up with a plan to reduce the cost of power units and ensure no team is left without one after rejecting a proposal to introduce an alternative engine.