The Hague's arbitration court ruled on Monday that Russia must pay a group of shareholders in defunct oil giant Yukos around $50 billion for expropriating its assets, a big hit for a country teetering on the brink of recession.
Lebanese Bank Audi said its first half net profit was $190 million, slightly up from $188 million in the same period last year.
Paramilitary policemen rehearse for a diabolo performance ahead of China's Army Day, which falls on August 1, in Huaibei, Anhui province, on July 27. Reuters/China Daily
Participants take part in The Sumo Run in Battersea Park, London on July 27. The runners, wearing inflatable costumes, take part in the 5km run with the aim of raising money for a charity to help educate children in Africa. Reuters/Neil Hall
Muslim women greet each other after a prayer session on Eid-Al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on July 28. Most Gulf countries also celebrate Eid today. Reuters/Olivia Harris