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National Guard ‘defend’ crown

KUWAIT CITY, April 1: The basketball team of the National Guard won the Ministries and Government Institutions Basketball Cup of this season after defeating the Ministry of Defense team with a score of 93-78 in the final match which was held at the basketball court of the Kuwait Sporting Club. …

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Etihad to lend out passenger iPads

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 30, (AP): One Mideast airline affected by the ban on most electronics in the cabins of US-bound flights will lend iPads to its top-paying travelers. Etihad Airways said on Wednesday that it will offer the tablets to US-bound passengers in first and business class, along …

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Trump nod to F-16 for Bahrain

WASHINGTON , March 30, (AP): The Trump administration has told Congress it plans to approve a multibillion-dollar sale of F-16 fighter jets to Bahrain without the human rights conditions imposed by the State Department under president Barack Obama. If finalized, the approval would allow the Gulf island to purchase 19 …

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Woman accused of trying to run down police

A woman was arrested near the US Capitol in Washington after she drove erratically, crashed into another vehicle and tried to run over officers on Wednesday, police said. No one was hurt in the commotion, during which police fired shots. “Although preliminary, this incident appears criminal in nature with no …

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‘Trump endorsed Palestinian state’ – Israel to cut $2 mln from UN dues

JERUSALEM, March 30, (Agencies): Prominent US lawyer Alan Dershowitz said in an interview Thursday that President Donald Trump spoke to him “clearly” about a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, suggesting a shift in Trump’s stance. Trump broke with longtime US policy last month when he withheld clear support for …

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Hall gave new life to ‘Ghost’

LOS ANGELES, March 30, (RTRS): Taking on a remake can be daunting for a cinematographer, with pressure to honor the original but also to re-create the story and put a personal spin on it. Imagine the angst in taking on a multimedia franchise. Such was the task of cinematographer Jess …

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PM May triggers historic Brexit

LONDON, March 29, (RTRS): Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, declaring there was no turning back and ushering in a tortuous exit process that will test the bloc’s cohesion and pitch her country into the unknown. In one of the most significant …

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Iranians in limbo over ‘travel ban’ – ‘Engines of university research’

BOSTON, March 29, (AP): Hundreds of Iranian students already accepted into US graduate programs may not be able to come next fall because of the uncertainty surrounding President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, potentially derailing research projects and leaving some science programs scrambling to find new students. With admission season …

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France retools anti-extremism efforts

Denmark arrests 2 for planning to join IS in Syria LENS, France, (Agencies): France’s attempts to counter the radicalization of its young people are in turmoil, with a group home intended to turn them away from Islamic extremism empty, the head of a highly publicized nonprofi t convicted of misuse …

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Brazil first to qualify for W. Cup – Argentina in danger

SAO PAULO, March 29, (Agencies): Neymar shrugged off some rough tackling and a missed penalty to score a brilliant solo goal as he led Brazil to a 3-0 win over Paraguay which booked their place at the 2018 World Cup finals on Tuesday. It was Brazil’s eighth consecutive win in …

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