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GEORGE TOWN: The French Catholic mission that runs the three iconic convent schools here said there are no plans to redevelop or sell the land, which would continue to be used for educational purposes...
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PARIS, June 24 — French investment bank Natixis said today it had pushed forward a regular audit of an asset management unit that has been hit by concerns over the liquidity of certain of its assets...
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PARIS: Carrefour SA has agreed to sell an 80% stake in its China unit for 4.8 billion yuan ($698 million) in cash to local retailer Suning.com Co. as it rethinks its exposure in the world’s No. 2 economy after years of decline.
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Paris: The French fiscal administration has launched an in-depth probe into the wealth of former Renault-Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, French daily Liberation reported on Sunday, citing sources.
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PARIS, June 23 — French supermarket giant Carrefour said today it had agreed to sell 80 per cent of its China business to leading Chinese retailer Suning.
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KUALA LUMPUR, June 22 — The super yacht that once housed on-the-run financier Low Taek Jho and the pad for his lavish parties is now yours to rent for £1 million a week (RM5.5 million), according t...
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(From left) Regnard, Duplessy, Guo Gan and Puredorj with their respective stringed instruments.
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GEORGE TOWN: The state government will help to identify land for new schools to accommodate students of three iconic convents which will close in 2024.
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Vestiaire Collective, a global ecommerce platform for pre-owned luxury fashion items, raised around US$45 million in a funding round led by its CEO and Lazada founder Max Bittner and French investment...
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A Renault car company logo is seen outside a dealership in Nice.
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TOKYO, June 21 — Japan’s Nissan said today it would grant alliance member Renault’s representatives seats on key committees of its board, ending a dispute between the two automakers.
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To fight back against the scourge from the skies, companies are proposing anti-drone technologies such as jamming, interceptor nets and killer drones.
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French farmer Philippe Gava found the bodies of four babies near Galfingue, eastern France in 2003.
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BRUSSELS, June 20 — Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar warned today there is “enormous hostility” in the European Union to allowing Britain to delay Brexit once again to seek new concessions from...
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Facebook is getting a taste of the regulatory pushback it will face as it creates a new digital currency with corporate partners.
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Police have rubbished the claim of American aviation writer William Langewiesche that they have been withholding details about their investigation into the disappearance of Flight MH370. One of invest...
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SINGAPORE, June 20 — Along with three other men, Cheow Yon Siong hid 23 puppies in cages on his yacht and tried to smuggle them into Singapore from Malaysia in 2016.
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Shortly after the global debut of the second-generation Peugeot 208 hatchback, the French carmaker has also presented its latest generation Peugeot 2008 compact SUV.
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A leading US House lawmaker on June 18 called on Facebook Inc to halt development on its new cryptocurrency and for company executives to testify before Congress, adding to global concerns about what the digital currency could mean for data privacy and security.
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Michel Platini, the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup football tournament to Qatar.Pla...
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PARIS, June 18 — The yield on the French government’s benchmark 10-year bond turned negative today for the first time after ECB chief Mario Draghi hinted at rate cuts.
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French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said on June 18 it is partnering with Google to use artificial intelligence and deep analytics tools to sift through its data to find better treatments.
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Michel Platini (above), the former head of European football association UEFA, was detained for questioning by French police on Tuesday over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament to Qat...
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 18 — Facebook Inc revealed plans today to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce a...
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SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK: Facebook Inc revealed plans on Tuesday to launch a cryptocurrency called Libra, the latest development in its effort to expand beyond social networking and move into e-commerce and global payments.
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French healthcare company Sanofi has teamed up with Google to work on innovations.
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PARIS, June 17 —French telecoms and media mogul Patrick Drahi is acquiring Sotheby’s auction house, one of the world’s biggest art brokers, in a US$3.7 billion deal, the British-founded company ...
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Singapore-based venture capital firm Qualgro led a roughly US$11.2 million series A funding round for Pazzi, a brand and development company spun out of the French robotics and foodtech startup Ekim.
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“Do you ever lie to your friends?” Jam asks, popping up in a private message box at the bottom of your screen.
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PARIS, June 17 — “Do you ever lie to your friends?” Jam asks, popping up in a private message box at the bottom of your screen.
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KINSHASA (DR Congo), June 16 — The Democratic Republic of Congo’s new leadership is under mounting pressure to diversify the country’s economy from its dependence on raw materials following the ...
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LUXEMBOURG, June 14 — EU finance ministers agreed on the broad outlines of a eurozone budget early today, a key reform pushed by Paris that was scaled back amid deep resistance from the Netherlands.
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The dual nature of life means that the most common problem we face daily is a dilemma — the need to choose between two alternatives.
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Le Maire denied he was responsible for derailing the proposed Renault-FCA merger.
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LONDON, June 13 — Sales of debt from Italy, Spain and Portugal have drawn strong investor demand despite the record low yields they offered and some expectation that the European Union will discipli...
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PARIS, June 13 — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said today a Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger remained an “interesting opportunity” but added he would tell the French carmaker’s chairman t...
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SAN FRANCISCO: Uber on Tuesday selected Melbourne, Australia, as the first non-US city for its aerial ridesharing service that is expected to launch in 2023, as it unveiled new partners for the ambiti...
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Facebook Inc, Google and Apple Inc are all at risk of hefty fines if the European data protection regulator probing them finds they violated European Union privacy rules.
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PARIS, June 12 — French President Emmanuel Macron has turned down a request to meet Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard, who is furious over the government’s interference at the carmaker, sourc...
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PARIS, June 12 — When he was tapped to succeed fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn as head of Renault in January, Jean-Dominique Senard was touted as a steady hand at the wheel who would shore up the Fre...
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The NomadPlay app allows musicians to karaoke with an orchestra, using an algorithm which separates out the sound components of a score to remove any instrument as desired, so the home musician can play the part instead.
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PARIS: French technology company Dassault Systemes has agreed to buy Medidata Solutions , a U.S. software company dealing in the sphere of clinical trials, in a record deal for Dassault worth $5.8 billion on an enterprise value basis.
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PHILADELPHIA, June 12 — Defects in products made by US companies ignited and fuelled the catastrophic 2017 Grenfell Tower fire in London that killed 72 people, according to a lawsuit filed in Philad...
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LE MANS: As part of Aston Martin's DBZ Centenary Collection, the British carmaker's DB4 GT Zagato Continuation will make its public debut at the world's oldest active sports car race in endurance raci...
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In 2017, Michelin presented its VISION concept at the Movin’On Summit, highlighting their dedication and strategy for research and development of sustainable mobility solutions.
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French videogame titan Ubisoft on June 10 unveiled a new subscription service and a Brexit-tinged title as it taps into the industry trend toward streaming games.
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One person was killed after a helicopter made a forced landing onto the roof of a New York City skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan on Monday afternoon, according to local authorities.
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TOKYO: Stung by the shock arrest of their leader, and now a failed deal to create one of the world’s biggest automakers, decades-long partners Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co may have finally reached boiling point in their relationship.
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Attackers believed to belong to the Fulani ethnic group raided a rival Dogon village in central Mali overnight, killing at least 95 people and burning houses to the ground, local and government offici...
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TOKYO, June 10 — French carmaker Renault has warned its alliance partner Nissan that it will block the Japanese auto firm’s plan to overhaul its governance structure, Nissan confirmed today, a mov...
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A Renault car company logo is seen outside a dealership in Nice.
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PARIS, June 10 — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and Renault SA are looking for ways to resuscitate their collapsed merger plan and secure the approval of the French carmaker’s alliance partner Nissa...
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PARIS: Renault has signaled it will block reforms launched by alliance partner Nissan in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal unless it is granted representation on new board committees, a source close to the French carmaker said.
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PARIS, June 10 — Renault has signalled it will block reforms launched by alliance partner Nissan in the wake of the Carlos Ghosn scandal unless it is granted representation on new board committees, ...
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LONDON: Evgeny Chichvarkin has been many things over the past two decades: a bilaire mobile phone retailer, a jetsetter who plays polo with princes, a wanted man in his native Russia, a political exile. These days he’s a shopkeeper – though at the kind of venture you’d expect from a man with his resume: a store with more than US$20mil worth of wine and spirits and customers that include A-list celebs such as David Beckham and Mark Walhberg.
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FUKUOKA, June 9 — Top G20 finance officials agreed yesterday there was an urgent need to find a global system to tax internet giants like Google and Facebook but clashed on the best way to do it.
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FUKUOKA, June 8 — France is ready to consider cutting its stake in Renault in the interests of consolidating the automaker’s alliance with Nissan, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said today.
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SAN FRANCISCO, June 8 — The knock-down, drag-out battle in the video game world heads to the cloud as the premier industry event looks to adapt to a consumer shift to streaming services.
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FUKUOKA (Japan), June 8 — Group of 20 finance ministers agreed to push ahead on compiling common rules that will close loopholes that global technology giants like Facebook use to reduce their corpo...
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FRANKFURT, June 7 ― European stocks were in recovery mode today after a cautious message from the European Central Bank hit investors' appetite for risk in the previous session, with traders eyeing ...
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It ended almost as soon as it started.
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The sun is shining over a vineyard in the Fronton region of southwestern France, where wine-growing began in Roman times. The only sound is the buzzing of a distant tractor.
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BERLIN, June 7 ― Euro zone shares underperformed their broader European peers yesterday, hit by a stronger euro after the European Central Bank matched investors' expectations in keeping rates untou...
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Milan: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV abruptly withdrew its offer to combine with Renault SA after the French carmaker’s board – on the brink of approving the deal – postponed a decision for a second time.
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PARIS, June 7 ― Sanofi is poised to appoint Paul Hudson, a top executive with Switzerland's Novartis , to become the French drugmaker's next CEO from September 1, a source familiar with the decision...
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The collapse of merger talks leaves the two companies facing an array of issues.
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PARIS, June 6 — Fiat Chrysler said yesterday it was withdrawing its US$35 billion (RM146.1 billion) merger offer for Renault.
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PARIS, June 5 — French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said there was no need to rush regarding the US$35 billion (RM145.9 billion) merger talks between carmakers Renault and Fiat Chrysler, while re...
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PARIS: Renault’s board triggered on Tuesday a process to recover 11 million euros (RM52mil) in Carlos Ghosn’s suspect expenses when he chaired the alliance between the French carmaker and its Japa...
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PARIS, June 4 — Renault directors were preparing to review Fiat Chrysler's (FCA) US$35 billion (RM146 billion) merger offer today, after the Italian-American carmaker resolved differences with the ...
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BEIJING: Nissan Motor Co is optimistic about partnering with a combined Renault and Fiat Chrysler (FCA), as long as it can protect the ownership of technology developed over two decades of working with Renault, a senior executive told Reuters.
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JUNE 2 — Like millions of other nostalgic 80/90s kids, last week I trotted off to watch Aladdin.
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SINGAPORE, June 1 — The United States warned China today against threatening its neighbours’ sovereignty and said Washington is investing in new military technology to defend its Asian allies.
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In the Philippines, exploring options for college and then applying for them takes weeks and even months.
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The big three are all female. Apple's AI is called Siri, a Scandinavian female name. Amazon's s called Alexa. Google's may not have a name, but it's voice certainly is feminine.
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PARIS, May 31 — Renault’s board of directors will meet Tuesday to formulate its response to a merger proposal by Fiat Chrysler, which is likely to lead to talks aimed at creating the world’s thi...
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In the Philippines, exploring options for college and then applying for them takes weeks and even months.
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Tokyo: Convincing the stakeholders of Renault SA and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on the merits of a merger may be the easy part. The hard task is selling the deal to Renault’s alliance partner Nissan Motor Co, as well as labour groups and politicians wary of job cuts.
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MARANELLO: Ferrari presented a luxury car with a difference on Wednesday — a hybrid model that can cruise silently through city streets on electric power as well as hitting a top speed of 340kph.
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TOKYO, May 30 — G20 countries are planning a new tax policy for digital giants like Google, based on the business a company does in a country, not where it is headquartered, the Nikkei business dail...
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TOKYO, May 29 ― Renault officials today sought to reassure the firm's alliance partner Nissan over a possible tie-up between the French automaker and Fiat Chrysler, which could up-end the auto indus...
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PARIS: France must protect its own interests and jobs in any merger between Renault and Fiat, even though France’s stake in Renault would automatically be diluted, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told RTL radio.
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1 KL battles illegal plastic Malaysia yesterday said it would send back plastic scrap imported illegally from several countries, including Singapore.
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PARIS, May 28 — Video game publisher Ubisoft, known for the Assassin’s Creed, Raving Rabbids and Just Dance series, appears to be preparing a subscription service.
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Videogame publisher Ubisoft, known for the 'Assassin's Creed', 'Raving Rabbids' and 'Just Dance' series, appears to be preparing a subscription service.
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National parties in the newly elected European Parliament line up in pan-EU groups.
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PARIS, May 28 ― France must protect its own interests and jobs in any merger between Renault and Fiat, even though France's stake in Renault would automatically be diluted, French Finance Minister B...
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The EU's strict data laws have set the global benchmark for protecting personal information online since coming into force a year ago, but some worry that many users have barely noticed the change.
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PARIS, May 28 ― French automaker Renault said yesterday that it would study “with interest” a 50-50 merger proposal from Fiat Chrysler, a deal that could reshape the industry as Renault reviews ...
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SHANGHAI, May 28 ― Asian shares tracked European gains today, as relief over EU election results eased concerns about political difficulties in the bloc and merger news supported auto shares, althou...
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MILAN: Fiat Chrysler has pitched a finely balanced merger of equals to Renault in a move to cope with the costs of far-reaching technological and regulatory changes by creating the world’s third biggest carmaker.
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MILAN, May 28 ― When John Elkann lost his ally last year with the sudden death of Sergio Marchionne, some questioned whether the softly-spoken scion of the Agnelli clan would be able to emerge from ...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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TOKYO, May 27 — Nissan, a long-time Renault partner, has been left sidelined by a potential tie-up between the French firm and Fiat-Chrysler, just as the beleaguered Japanese firm battles to recover...
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MILAN/PARIS: Fiat Chrysler pitched a finely balanced merger of equals to Renault on Monday in a move to cope with the costs of far-reaching technological and regulatory changes by creating the world's third-biggest carmaker.
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Former defence analyst Abdul Razak Baginda (above) still has to face two charges in French courts, said two Malaysian groups pursuing the case.
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PARIS, May 27 — French and Italian-US auto giants Renault and Fiat Chrysler are set to announce talks on an alliance, with a view to a potential merger, informed sources said yesterday.
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CAMPIONE D'ITALIA, May 26 — Campione d'Italia, a tiny Italian enclave on the shores of Switzerland's Lake Lugano, is fighting for its survival after its main source of income — a giant casino — ...
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Heavy fighting raged in the Libyan capital on Saturday as eastern forces made a new push to advance inside the city controlled by the internationally recognised government.