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Daily brief: F1 title showdown tonight, Lufthansa cancels 35 flights

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg compete in an exhilarating race for the F1 Championship title tonight at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Here are the top seven stories you need to know about today.


Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies at 90

Cuban revolutionary leader and former Cuban president Fidel Castro died Saturday at the age of 90. Castro has defied the United States of America for five decades, building a communist state at its doorstep, and keeping it strong despite numerous efforts to topple him.


F1 title showdown in Abu Dhabi tonight

Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are racing tonight for the Formula One championship title, in the Abu Shabi Grand Prix. The racers have been in the capital of the UAE for at least two days, finalising their practice before the big day.


Emirati heart doctors invent world’s first virtual heart clinic

Emirati Heart Doctors invented the world’s  to limit the spread of stroke through provision of the best diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive and awareness services to various segments of society, locally and globally.


CBD launches fist digital-only bank in UAE

The Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) announced Saturday launching “CBD Now”, the first digital-only bank in the UAE, in early 2017.


(Are FinTechs replacing banks?)


Kuwaitis vote in austerity-focused poll, energised by opposition

Kuwaitis voted on Saturday in an election energised by the participation of opposition candidates for the first time since 2012 and focused on recent government austerity measures aimed at tackling the oil-rich nation’s deficit.


Spain, Qatar eye $1bn Latam investment fund signing in 2017

Spain and Qatar hope to sign early next year an agreement to form a $1 billion joint investment fund that would help the Gulf state invest in Latin America, the Spanish ambassador was quoted by a Qatari newspaper as saying on Sunday.


(Brazil regulator approves Qatar Airways’ buy of LATAM Airlines stake)


Lufthansa cancels 35 flights on Sunday

Germany’s biggest airlines, Lufthasna, cancelled 35 flights on Sunday as pilots continue a now five-day strike over pay.