Lebanese-American serving as top economic advisor to British PM Cameron

On Monday, the BBC broadcast the news that British Prime Minister David Cameron now relies on Nassim Nicholas Taleb as his closest advisor on economic affairs and much else. This Lebanese-American author and former Wall Street trader has captivated Downing Street, the BBC reports; he and the Prime Minister are mutual admirers.

Egypt Lifts Travel Ban on US Pro-Democracy Workers

Egypt lifted a travel ban Wednesday on seven Americans charged with fomenting unrest by working for illegally funded pro-democracy groups, signaling an end to the worst crisis in Egypt-U.S. relations in 30 years. The clash put $1.5 billion in annual American aid to Egypt at risk and sparked intense behind-the-scenes negotiations between the two countries […]