10 must-reads for today

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his wife Sara at his Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv yesterday.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with his wife Sara at his Likud party headquarters in Tel Aviv yesterday.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
British artist Martin Creed .
British artist Martin Creed .PHOTO: EPA-EFE
Rachel Au-Yong.
Rachel Au-Yong.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in position to win a fourth consecutive term yesterday, with nearly all of the votes counted. But the race was extremely tight, and his main rival, Mr Benny Gantz, also claimed victory, though he later tempered expectations.

The International Monetary Fund has cut its outlook for global growth to the lowest since 2009. In its third downgrade since October, the Fund said yesterday that the global economy is likely to grow 3.3 per cent this year amid a gloomier outlook in major economies.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 11, 2019, with the headline '10 must-reads for today'. Print Edition | Subscribe