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Syria demands a nuanced approach, balancing regional interests with American goals

Syria was once the cradle of a rare civilization, rich in heritage. But it is no exaggeration to say that it is now the world’s most stubborn quagmire, a highly contested title. The country lies in ruins and remains vulnerable to violent outbursts, thanks to a containment strategy by successive Washington administrations that created a […]

Rangers can’t take do-or-die approach to Game 6

How many of you expected to read this sentence when training camp started, with the Rangers just one win away from advancing to the conference finals? 1. All eyes will be on the favorites for Game 6 on Thursday in Raleigh, N.C., but the Blueshirts are trying, trying, trying, and three strikes don’t mean they’re […]

Florida and its freedom-first approach to education are winning

No matter how loud they screamed, a group of anti-Israel protesters could not disrupt Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) as he delivered a speech at the University of Florida on Wednesday about the illegal protests at college campuses. In many ways, the incident was a microcosm of the governor’s education policy agenda in the Sunshine State: […]

Police clear protest encampments at multiple schools as graduations approach

Police dismantled pro-Palestinian encampments at more college campuses across the country Friday morning, arresting dozens of protesters against the clock to prepare for commencement and graduation ceremonies. Authorities moved in to clear the encampments in the early morning hours at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and only hours earlier, similar […]

BBVA takes Sabadell bid approach directly to shareholders – Financial Times

Unlock Editor’s Digest for free FT editor Roula Khalaf has chosen her favorite stories in this weekly newsletter. Spanish bank BBVA has launched an 11.5 billion euro hostile takeover bid for Banco Sabadell after the board of its smaller rival rejected the offer. BBVA made an all-share offering directly to Sabadell shareholders on Thursday, less […]

Presidential polls show deadlocked race as party conventions quickly approach

With six months left until Election Day 2024, a rematch between President Biden and former President Trump is looking as close as it gets. A new national poll released Monday by USA Today and Suffolk University finds the race tied. Biden and Trump each have a 37% approval rating among registered voters, 8% for Democratic […]

Ex-Knick Obit Toppin taking low-key approach vs. former mates

Obi Toppin is doing his best to avoid making more money by playing against his former team on the big stage. Sure, it’s exciting to return home to face the Knicks in the Eastern Conference semifinals, but the team’s former first-round pick doesn’t view it as a personal battle. “I feel like I’m preparing myself […]

U.S. Diplomat Shares Why She Quit Over Biden’s Approach to Israel War

A US diplomat who resigned over President Joe Biden’s handling of the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas has said he feels the US is on the “wrong side of history”. Hala Harit, the first US diplomat to resign over the Biden administration’s policies regarding the war between Israel and Hamas, said she had no […]