When Does the Weekend Start? In Beirut, Its a Serious Question

There’s an argument in Beirut about when to start the weekend.What might seem a relatively trivial matter for a country whose economy has been hammered by the war next door in Syria is anything but, given Lebanon’s delicate power balance. The row over when to finish work for the week is

Senator Graham Says Terrorism War Expanding, Citing Africa Clash

Senator Lindsey Graham said after meeting with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis about a deadly ambush in Niger that the war on terrorism will expand with more aggressive rules of engagement.“The war is morphing," the South Carolina Republican told reporters Friday in Washington. “You are going to see more actions in

Donald Trump Jr. Becomes a Rainmaker on the Republican Speaking Circuit

Donald Trump Jr. navigated the Indianapolis fundraiser like a seasoned politician: shaking hands, ensuring everyone got a selfie and doling out bear hugs to a camo-clad hunting buddy he spotted in the crowd.By the end of the May dinner for the Indiana Republican Party, the president’s eldest son had raised

Rep. Frederica Wilson: Kelly lied about FBI ceremony

Washington (CNN)Rep. Frederica Wilson said Friday that White House chief of staff John Kelly lied when he criticized her for allegedly taking credit for securing funding for an FBI field office two years ago."And a congresswoman stood up, and in a long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise,

U.S. Senate Adopts Budget, Giving Momentum to Trump’s Tax-Cut Plans

The Senate adopted a fiscal 2018 budget resolution Thursday that House GOP leaders agreed to accept, a show of unity aimed at speeding consideration of President feuded with Kentucky’s Paul, who demanded a $43 billion cut to war spending levels allowed by the budget. "He’s always got a reason to vote

UK is confusing the EU over Brexit, says Corbyn after meeting Barnier

Labour leader says he told chief EU negotiator step-by-step how he would reboot talks as PM in 80-minute meetingEuropean leaders are bemused and confused by Britains attitude towards the Brexit negotiations, according to Jeremy Corbyn, who met Michel Barnier and three continental prime ministers on his visit to Brussels. The

Senate investigators spoke with Russians present at Trump Tower meeting with Trump Jr.

Washington (CNN)Senate intelligence committee investigators have spoken with several Russians who attended a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., a sign that the matter remains a significant focus for lawmakers looking into potential coordination between Trump associates and Kremlin-linked operatives during the presidential campaign.The intelligence committee has

Bush, Obama blasts will be water off Trump’s back

(CNN)The Presidents club is turning on its newest member.In New York, Bush delivered a strong indictment of Trump's populist nationalism, condemning trade protectionism and bemoaning how politics had fallen prey to "conspiracy theories" and "outright fabrication." He also warned of the impact of "bullying and prejudice" in public life.