Elections in Lebanon, does political change stand a chance? | Elections News

Elections in Lebanon, does political change stand a chance?  |  Elections News

Beirut, Lebanon – As Lebanon’s election frenzy cools down, the country has awoken to a new chapter in its dizzying political history. After Sunday’s election result, shifts in the balance of power in the country’s 128-seat parliament and its fragile sectarian power-sharing system have occurred. Lawmakers who for many decades were constant variables in Lebanon’s … Read more

Elon Musk says they don’t plan to donate to GOP super PACs in upcoming elections

Elon Musk says they don’t plan to donate to GOP super PACs in upcoming elections

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has no current plans to fund a Republican super PAC in the upcoming US elections, including any that oppose President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential race. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO, who is listed by Forbes as the wealthiest person in the world, told CNBC in an email … Read more

Elon Musk says they don’t plan to donate to GOP super PACs in upcoming elections

Elon Musk says they don’t plan to donate to GOP super PACs in upcoming elections

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk says he has no current plans to fund a Republican super PAC in the upcoming US elections, including any that oppose President Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential race. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO, who is listed by Forbes as the wealthiest person in the world, told CNBC in an email … Read more

What is a bear market? And is Wall Street close to one now?

What is a bear market?  And is Wall Street close to one now?

NEW YORK (AP) – Investors on Wall Street need a place to hide. The stock market’s skid this year has pulled the S&P 500 close to what’s known as a bear market. Rising interest rates, high inflation, the war in Ukraine and a slowdown in China’s economy have caused investors to reconsider the prices they’re … Read more

White House working towards first presidential meeting with Saudi Arabia, which Biden had vowed to make a ‘pariah’

White House working towards first presidential meeting with Saudi Arabia, which Biden had vowed to make a ‘pariah’

Biden administration officials are in talks with the Saudis about arranging a potential in-person meeting while the President is overseas next month, current and former US officials said. Saudi Arabia currently holds the presidency of the Gulf Cooperation Council, so any engagement between Biden and bin Salman, known as MBS, would likely coincide with a … Read more

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand the horror of Mariupol

Captive medic’s bodycam shows firsthand the horror of Mariupol

By VASILISA STEPANENKO and LORI HINNANT May 19, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/mariupol-medic-body-camera-036cf9f28180e9525760d68bddbe4ee4 KHARKIV, UKRAINE (AP) – A celebrated Ukrainian medic recorded her time in Mariupol on a data card no bigger than a thumbnail, smuggled out to the world in a tampon. Now she is in Russian hands, at a time when Mariupol itself is on … Read more

Does Erdogan’s Turkey Belong in NATO?

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during a NATO summit in Brussels, June 14, 2021. Photo: YVES HERMAN / REUTERS Every member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has enthusiastically welcomed Finland and Sweden except one: Turkey, which on Wednesday blocked an early vote to begin accession talks. For reasons that are … Read more

Biden turns his attention back to Asia after months focused on Russia’s war in Ukraine

Biden’s stops in two staunch US allies – South Korea and Japan – are meant to bolster partnerships at a moment of global instability. While Biden and his team have spent much of their time and resources on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, provocations from North Korea have intensified and China continues to flex its economic … Read more

EXPLAINER: Why is Wall Street close to a bear market?

NEW YORK (AP) – The bears are rumbling toward Wall Street. The stock market’s skid this year has pulled the S&P 500 close to what’s known as a bear market. Rising interest rates, high inflation, the war in Ukraine and a slowdown in China’s economy have caused investors to reconsider the prices they’re willing to … Read more

First on CNN: Senators announce bipartisan deal on long-sought bill to help veterans exposed to burn pits during military service

“For far too long, our nation’s veterans have been living with chronic illnesses as a result of exposures during their time in uniform. Today, we’re taking necessary steps to right this wrong with our proposal that’ll provide veterans and their families with the health care and benefits they have earned and deserve, “Sen. Jon Tester, … Read more