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Qatar’s biggest bank looks to double foreign ownership

DOHA: Qatar National Bank, the Middle East's biggest bank, Monday said it aimed to almost double its foreign ownership limit, nine months into a regional crisis with Doha at its center. "QNB Group intends to recommend to the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Bank, to approve increasing the percentage of non-Qatari ownership in the Company's capital to 49 percent instead of 25 percent," read a statement released by QNB. The bank said it would announce the date for the EGA "in due course". The proposed move comes…

Hitler double seen around his birthplace

VIENNA:¬†Austrian authorities are investigating reports of a man appearing in public in Adolf Hitler's birthplace as the Nazi dictator's double, including the distinctive mustache, haircut and clothing. "I have often seen this gentlemen in Braunau and wonder if this means something," the Oberoesterreichische Nachrichten paper cited a local resident as saying on his Facebook page alongside a picture of the man it said resembled Hitler. Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, then part of Austria-Hungary, in 1889.…