Billionaire investor and conservative donor Robert Mercer announced Thursday he is stepping down from his role as co-CEO of Renaissance Technologies, a major hedge fund firm, and that he is selling his stake in the website Breitbart News to his daughters.
Billionaire investor Robert Mercer, who was Donald Trump’s biggest single donor during the presidential election, is to sell his stake in the controversial rightwing news site Breitbart. The 71-year-old also plans to step down as co-chief executive of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies from 1 January, according to a letter he sent to investors.
Syria's Foreign Ministry on Thursday called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel's attacks on Syria after an Israeli strike late on Wednesday. The Foreign Ministry asked the Security Council to take "strict and immediate" measures to stop such Israeli attacks, in a statement carried on the state-run SANA news agency. In Jerusalem, Israel's Foreign Ministry declined to comment.
The lawsuit represents the latest legal challenge to President Trump’s controversial decision to retain ownership of his international real estate firm, which operates the Trump International Hotel in a building leased from the government’s General Services Administration.
Osama bin Laden’s distaste for western culture grew when he visited the UK as a teenager, newly released documents have revealed. The CIA recently released more than 470,000 files recovered from the 2011 raid on bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. The files include the terrorist’s personal notebook, which confirms for the first time that he visited – and quickly grew disillusioned with – the West.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets in protest across the West Bank Thursday marking a century since the Balfour Declaration, Britain's promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel.