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Lebanon central bank: IMF criticism valid, but budget a good start
BEIRUT (Reuters) - IMF criticism of Lebanon's public finances is valid, but the country's draft 2018 budget sends a good signal as it seeks to cut one of the world's highest debt-to-GDP ratios from above 150 percent, the head of its central bank said.
Take Five: World markets themes for the week ahead
LONDON (Reuters) - Following are five big themes likely to dominate thinking of investors and traders in the coming week and the Reuters stories related to them.
Israeli liaison minister gives Qatar mixed review on Hamas
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli official who has coordinated with the Gulf Arab state of Qatar on aid to the Palestinians credited it on Friday with trying to prevent the funds reaching Hamas, but accused it of still "flirting" with the Islamic militant group.
Istanbul taxi drivers go to court to seek shutdown of Uber
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Istanbul's taxi drivers have taken Uber to court, accusing the U.S.-based ride-hailing app of endangering their livelihoods in a case that could crimp its business in Europe's largest city.
Iraqi teenager guilty of carrying out London train bombing
LONDON (Reuters) - An Iraqi teenager, who had come to Britain as an asylum seeker, was found guilty on Friday of attempted murder after detonating a homemade bomb on a packed rush-hour London commuter train, injuring 30 people, prosecutors and police said.
Turkey denies report of attempt to kidnap businessman in Switzerland
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Friday denied as "baseless allegations" a Swiss media report that Turkish diplomats tried to abduct a Swiss-Turkish businessman allegedly linked to the 2016 failed coup in Turkey, a case now under investigation by Zurich prosecutors.
Greek court rejects extradition of Turkish coup fugitives
ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court on Friday dismissed a Turkish demand for the handover of eight Turkish soldiers accused by Ankara of having played a direct role in the abortive coup against President Tayyip Erdogan in 2016.
New German transport minister says he's no buddy of auto bosses: Bild
BERLIN (Reuters) - New German Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer told Bild newspaper he would do everything in his power to avoid driving bans for diesel cars, was not the friend of automobile bosses and would not force carmakers to retrofit vehicles.
U.S. helicopter crash in Iraq kills all aboard: military
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All personnel aboard a U.S. military helicopter carrying American service members were killed in a crash in western Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday.
Oil prices set for weekly drop as concerns about rising supply weigh
LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices were set for a weekly drop despite a slight gain in both benchmarks on Friday, on concerns that rising global supply could undermine efforts by OPEC and other producers to tighten the market.
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