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Putin & Orban need each other more than ever, but do they dare come closer during Moscow talks?

Hungary’s prime minister Viktor Orban arrives in Russia to meet Vladimir Putin on Tuesday with both states under diplomatic siege. Will the two downplay their political affair in front of Europe’s judging eyes? Nominally, there is nothing notable about Orban’s one-day visit: he was last in Moscow just two months ago for the World Cup final, and the agenda made ...

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State of emergency: Evacuations as raging Hurricane Florence inches closer to East Coast (PHOTOS)

South Carolina has ordered the mandatory evacuation of its entire coast, and evacuations were also ordered for several North Carolina towns, as Category 4 Hurricane Florence continues her aggressive pursuit towards the states. The governor of South Carolina, Henry McMaster, ordered the mandatory evacuation of the state’s entire 187-mile coastline at noon on Tuesday. NEW: Florence is now a category ...

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Trump teases about ‘big trade agreement’ with Mexico, says relations ‘getting closer by hour’

Donald Trump has tweeted that a “big trade agreement” with Mexico could be coming soon and America’s relationship with its neighbor is “getting closer by the hour” – despite two years of tensions over his much-touted border wall. “Our relationship with Mexico is getting closer by the hour. Some really good people within both the new and old government, and ...

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Say ‘Aloha’: A closer look at Facebook’s voice ambitions

Facebook has been a bit slow to adopt the voice computing revolution. It has no voice assistant, its smart speaker is still in development, and some apps like Instagram aren’t fully equipped for audio communication. But much of that is set to change judging by experiments discovered in Facebook’s code, plus new patent filings. Developing voice functionality could give people ...

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A closer look at Galaxy Home, Samsung’s HomePod competitor

One thing is very clear upon first look at the Galaxy Home. Samsung is once again trying to beat Apple at its own game. The company could have gone any number of different directions with the product, taking on entry level devices like the Amazon Echo or Google Home (or, for that matter, the Dot or Mini) or something a ...

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Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom closer to US extradition after losing 3rd appeal in NZ

New Zealand has moved a step closer toward extraditing Kim Dotcom, after the Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday in favor of the US case. Dotcom has vowed to fight the decision, saying “it has the value of toilet paper.” Thursday’s loss has become the third in line for Internet entrepreneur Dotcom. Earlier, his appeal was rejected consecutively by New ...

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AI edges closer to understanding 3D space the way we do

If I show you a single picture of a room, you can tell me right away that there’s a table with a chair in front of it, they’re probably about the same size, about this far from each other, with the walls this far away — enough to draw a rough map of the room. Computer vision systems don’t have ...

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Going bigger, coming closer: Here’s why SCO’s Qingdao summit was worth following

In a robust show of unity, leaders of eight SCO member states, including Russia and China, arrived for a get-together to talk security and trade, and hail expansion of the bloc – in sharp contrast with the calamitous G7 meeting. This year, leaders of the eight-member Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) convened in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao. Here are ...

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Trump’s trade tariffs pushing Europe closer to China & Russia

US President Donald Trump’s introduction of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the EU will force them to build new trade ties, professor at Aalto University and CUHK, Carl F. Fey, told RT. “US actions will surely push the EU to strengthen trade relationships with other countries such as China. Russia, being a near neighbor could ...

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‘Worst person possible’: Gina Haspel closer to top CIA job as Senate committee votes for nomination

Gina Haspel is “the worst person” to lead the Central Intelligence Agency due to her first-hand torture experience, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern told RT. If approved by the Senate, she’ll likely continue the practice, he says. “She is the worst possible person to head the CIA … She was told to do torture, pure and simple,” McGovern, who has ...

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