Google CEO calls for regulation of artificial intelligence

Star Tribune | 2020-01-20

Google's chief executive called Monday for a balanced approach to regulating artificial intelligence, telling a European audience that the technology brings benefits but also "negative consequences." Sundar Pichai's comments come as lawmakers and governments seriously consider putting limits on how...

Huawei Will Get Mapping Tech from TomTom Because the U.S. Banned It from Using Google Maps

Gizmodo | 2020-01-20

Huawei has a message for the United States: it can live without Google Maps. The Chinese smartphone giant has reached a deal with the Dutch location technology provider TomTom that will allow it to use the company’s maps, traffic information and navigation software to develop its own mobile apps....

Iran says it will quit global nuclear treaty if case goes to UN

Business Line | 2020-01-20

Iran, on Monday, said it could quit the global nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) if European countries refer it to the UN Security Council over a nuclear agreement, a move that would overturn diplomacy in its confrontation with the West. The 1968 NPT has been the foundation of global nuclear...

China coronavirus: Airport checks for deadly virus begin at three US cities

The Independent | 2020-01-20

Travellers between China and the US are being screened for symptoms of a new and potentially deadly respiratory virus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has told passengers arriving from China at Los Angeles, New York JFK and San Francisco – the three main ports of entry in the...

Early menopause increases health problems after 60: Study

The Siasat Daily | 2020-01-20

Sydney: Women who experience premature menopause are almost three times more likely to develop multiple, chronic medical problems in their 60s, says a new study. It is known already that premature menopause, occurring at the age of 40 or younger, is linked to a number of individual medical problems...

Federer, Nadal seem sure all will be OK at Australian Open

Wtop | 2020-01-18

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As messages on video boards cautioned Australian Open spectators to “be aware we are expecting a reduction in air quality” Saturday, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal seemed satisfied that all will be fine at the year’s first Grand Slam tournament despite...

Nick Kyrgios Shuts Down Alexander Zverev in Grand Slam Row

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-01-18

Melbourne: Australia's Nick Kyrgios dismissed criticism from Alexander Zverev on Saturday after the German said he was a step behind some of his main rivals when it came to challenging for Grand Slams. Zverev said some of the other young players were "just better" than Kyrgios, who provocatively...

Frank Lampard suggests Chelsea could be interested in striker Edinson Cavani

AOL | 2020-01-20

Frank Lampard has refused to rule out Chelsea making a move for wantaway Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani. Uruguay international Cavani has handed in an official transfer request, with Atletico Madrid waiting in the wings to recruit the 32-year-old. Chelsea are able to make January signings...

Novak Djokovic defeats German rival to take first step towards defending Australian Open title

Russia Today | 2020-01-20

Serbian tennis star Novak Djokovic has successfully launched his Australian Open title defense, beating Jan-Lennard Struff of Germany 7-6, 6-2, 2-6, 6-1. The second-seeded Serb faced fierce resistance from his lower-ranked rival in the match opener, where a tie break was needed to determine the...

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10 killed in seating collapse at Ethiopian festival

Press TV | 2020-01-20

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The Independent | 2020-01-20

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US navy to name aircraft carrier in honour of black Pearl Harbor veteran

Yahoo Daily News | 2020-01-20

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The Irish Times | 2020-01-20

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'Very difficult' talks with US on tech tax: France

Deccan Herald | 2020-01-20

"We are willing to take steps towards the United States -- we have proposed a few," Bruno Le Maire told the LCI broadcaster. And while he was still hopeful of a...