Wednesday , September 26 2018

Arab Times

Shouldn’t understate ‘gifts’ from America

SETTING aside Washington’s woeful Middle East policies, it is worth reminding ourselves that the United States of America is one of the greatest nations on the planet. A world in which America did not exist would be poorer in terms of technology, space exploration, medical advances, entertainment and life-changing inventions. …

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Candidates waiting for FIFA to rubber-stamp presidential bids – Sheikh Salman attacks nasty lies

LAUSANNE, Oct 27, (AFP): The eight candidates to succeed Sepp Blatter as FIFA president were still waiting to have their bids validated by the electoral committee of world football’s governing body on Tuesday after the deadline for hopefuls to come forward passed. FIFA’s electoral committee met on Tuesday to study …

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Bond has licence to thrill in ‘Spectre’ – Royals, 007 cast give sparkle to film’s world premiere

LONDON, Oct 27, (Agencies): James Bond has a licence to thrill once more in new film “Spectre”, which premiered Monday at a glitzy event attended by Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Prince Harry. Broadly praised by critics, the film is directed by Sam Mendes and sees Daniel Craig …

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Swiss Oscar entry ‘Iraqi Odyssey’ bought by Typecast – Oscar puts 10 docu shorts on its short list

LOS ANGELES, Oct 27, (RTRS): Typecast Films has acquired US rights to the documentary “Iraqi Odyssey,” Switzerland’s entry for the Academy Awards in the foreign language film category. The movie will be released in New York and Los Angeles on Nov 27 before expanding nationwide in 2016. Typecast Films will …

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Pentatonix edges Lovato for top spot – Pharrell dedicates ‘Freedom’ to migrants

NEW YORK, Oct 27, (Agencies): Texas a cappella group Pentatonix beat former Disney Channel star Demi Lovato to the top spot on the weekly US Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with its self-titled album. It was the first No 1 album for the five-person group, who won the NBC …

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A look at lost ‘007 movies’ – Hitchcock’s Bond

“It was Ian Fleming’s idea to contact Hitchcock,” said Chris Wright, co-host of the popular James Bond Radio podcast. “He sent a telegram to Hitchcock through a mutual friend, asking if he’d be interested in directing Bond’s movie debut.” That project was an early version of “Thunderball.” Fleming’s telegram described …

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Prince invites fans to party at Paisley Park – Singer shedding reclusive reputation

CHANHASSEN, Minn, Oct 27, (AP): Prince seems to be shedding his reclusive reputation and becoming a party animal. In recent weeks the superstar has hosted late-night jam sessions where he serenaded Madonna, celebrated the Minnesota Lynx’s WNBA championship and showcased his latest protege, singer Judith Hill. Hundreds of fans descended …

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Amiri speech decisive

THE speech given by HH the Amir during the inauguration of the 14th legislative term of the Parliament yesterday outlined the coming phase which he called a litmus test for the legislative authority concerning several sensitive issues. HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah in his address to the …

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Kuwait Airways says looking for ‘partners’ – Expansion phase begins

DUBAI, Oct 27, (RTRS): Kuwait Airways is heading into an expansion phase which will include partnerships, following a restructuring plan that helped it cut losses, an executive at the state-owned airline said on Tuesday. “We have a whole plan until 2022 of different fleet leases, purchases … we’re restructuring our …

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Saudi Arabia considering hiking domestic energy prices: oil min – Al-Naimi comments come as kingdom confronts record budget deficit

RIYADH, Oct 27, (AFP): Saudi Arabia is considering raising its heavily subsidised domestic energy prices, the oil minister said Tuesday, as the kingdom confronts a record budget deficit caused by falling oil revenues. “All prices eventually rise,” Ali al-Naimi said on the sidelines of a mining conference. “Is it under …

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