Wednesday , July 18 2018

Arab Times

Saudi budget, secure & realistic

BESIDES its international weight, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the economic locomotive for GCC countries; so all nations have been closely monitoring news on its budget for the coming year, even before the announcement of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz in this regard. …

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Reforms to hit citizens hard – Govt must share responsibility

It is impossible for any rational mind to be distinctly convinced by irrational economic reforms, especially if the proposed reforms bear the actual impact of economic mistakes or fundamentals of the reform plans. I am talking about the recent leakage of horrific unfair recommendations by one of the committees in …

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‘Force Awakens’ fastest to hit $1 bn – Box office has record year as few share the wealth

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (Agencies): The new “Star Wars” has become the fastest movie to pass the $1 billion mark in global box office sales, Disney said Sunday, as fans of the space epic pack theaters around the world. Twelve days after it first hit screens, “The Force Awakens” has …

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German films honor Nazi hunter – Fritz Bauer rediscovered on big screen

BERLIN, Germany, Dec 28, (AFP): With two new films, German cinema has rediscovered the countrys fiercest Nazi hunter, former prosecutor Fritz Bauer, honoring a man who fought against post-war amnesia about the Holocaust. A Jewish atheist and Social Democrat who spent time in a Nazi concentration camp before going into …

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Capri fest sums up past year, offers a look ahead to ’16 – Top 10 pirated movies of 2015 see alarming increase in downloads

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (RTRS): The Capri-Hollywood Intl Film Festival, marking its 20th anniversary this year, occupies a unique spot on the global festival circuit, serving as both a final summing up of the past year in indie cinema and as a look-ahead to 2016. Located on the storied Italian …

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Cinematographer Wexler dies at 93 – Most famous and honored cameraman and docu filmmaker

LOS ANGELES, Dec 28, (Agencies): Haskell Wexler, one of Hollywood’s most famous and honored cinematographers and one whose innovative approach helped him win Oscars for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” and the Woody Guthrie biopic “Bound for Glory,” died Sunday. He was 93. Wexler died peacefully in his sleep, his …

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Arsenal go top, improved United draw with Chelsea – Red Devils five off the top 4 in 6th place

LONDON, Dec 28, (Agencies): Arsenal provisionally moved to the top of the English Premier League on Monday after a 2-0 win over Bournemouth. Gabriel opened the scoring before Mesut Ozil got the second as Arsenal moved one point above leader Leicester, which plays Manchester City on Tuesday. By not conceding …

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Panthers’ quest for perfection ended by Falcons; Pats beaten – Jets on course

ATLANTA, Dec 28, (AP): Carolina’s bid for an undefeated season ended Sunday when Julio Jones’ dramatic 70-yard touchdown reception powered the Atlanta Falcons to a 20-13 victory over Cam Newton and the Panthers. Carolina (14-1) got the ball with 90 seconds left and no timeouts remaining. Newton completed a 19-yard …

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Comanche take line honours in Australia’s Sydney-Hobart – Rambler, Ragamuffin finish in 2nd & 3rd

SYDNEY, Dec 28, (AFP): American yacht Comanche won line honours in Australia’s gruelling Sydney to Hobart Monday, staging a stunning recovery from damage which had nearly ended her race. The supermaxi was first across the finish line in the 71st edition of the 628-nautical-mile course in 2 days, eight hours, …

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New Zealand claim 2nd ODI by 10 wickets – Boundary-hunter Guptill smacks Lanka into submission

CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand, Dec 28, (AFP): Martin Guptill’s 93 off 30 balls smashed Sri Lanka into submission as New Zealand took just 8.2 overs to claim the second one-day international by 10 wickets in Christchurch on Monday. Guptill went within a whisker of breaking the world record for the fastest …

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