Saudi fund’s Newcastle buy puts Khashoggi murder in rearview

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A consortium led by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia has acquired ownership of Newcastle United in the English Premier League after an 18-month long controversy over whether the Saudi state, rather than its sovereign wealth fund, would exercise control over the soccer club. Almost three years to the day after Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and never came out, the scenes of jubilation involving up to 15,000 Newcastle supporters celebrating the takeover vividly illustrated some of the soft power benefits the Saudi leadership anticipates will accrue from the…

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EU commits 1 billion euros in aid to Afghanistan and neighbours

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Iran must halt execution of man arrested aged 17: Amnesty

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On the road in Yemen: Militias, flash floods, and landslides

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Global Clinical Chemistry Market to Progress from Increasing Prevalence of Chronic Diseases Worldwide, says Fortune Business Insights™

The global “clinical chemistry market” size is likely to gain impetus from the increasing incidences of infectious diseases worldwide. Fortune Business Insights describes the growth trajectories of the market in details in their report titled, “Clinical Chemistry Market Size, Share and Global Trend By Product Type (Analyzers, Reagents & Consumables), By Application (General Chemistry Test,

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