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China urges domestic firms to boost non-American imports as trade war with US escalates

Beijing has called on Chinese firms to substitute American imports with those from other countries in response to US trade tariffs. According to the Ministry of Commerce, China considered the substitution of imports and the overall impact on trade and investment while making up a list of US goods hit by import duties. “We encourage companies to optimize the structure ...

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UN committee blasts Trump adm. dismal job in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, urges secession vote

Scores of local and foreign activists have called on Washington to end its “colonial occupation” of Puerto Rico, bashing the US President for his lackluster and “insulting” response to last year’s deadly Maria and Irma hurricanes. In its annual resolution on Puerto Rico, the UN Special Committee on Decolonization demanded the US allow its Caribbean territory, still reeling in the ...

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Russian security chief urges allies to stop terrorists returning from Middle East

The head of Russia’s Security Council has told counterparts from the CSTO bloc that the issue of terrorists returning from Syria and other Middle East countries is of vital importance and asked them to focus on border control. “We are especially concerned with the issue of fighters returning from areas of actual armed conflicts,” Nikolai Patrushev told a meeting of ...

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‘Change your password!’ Twitter urges 330 million users after ‘internal glitch’

An internal “bug” left millions of Twitter passwords potentially exposed for months in a plain text file, the company revealed, as it urged hundreds of millions of users to change their passwords as a precaution. Twitter is supposed to “hash” passwords, using a process called “bcrypt,” before they are stored internally, so the actual passwords are masked for security. A ...

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Tesla shareholder urges to boot Elon Musk as board chairman

Elon Musk, the head of US electric vehicle producer Tesla, may lose his position as the board’s chairman as one of the firm’s stakeholders submitted a proposal urging the board to hire an independent director. “Although the current leadership structure, in which the positions of Chairman and CEO are held by one person, could provide an effective leadership for Tesla ...

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China urges ditching dollar & euro trade with Russia in favor of national currencies

There is no need for Russian and Chinese businesses to pay each other in dollars and euros, when they can settle in rubles and yuan, according to Zhou Liqun, chairman of the Union of Chinese Entrepreneurs in Russia. Read more “The leaders of the two countries should think over improving relations, especially in financial cooperation. Why make payments with foreign ...

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Trump urges Mexico to stop illegal migration into US, says it may be condition for new NAFTA treaty

Mexico should make efforts to stop people from illegally entering the US through its territory, President Donald Trump said. He also said the US could place the obligation on Mexico as part of a new NAFTA accord. “Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. We may make this ...

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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UK report urges action to combat AI bias

The need for diverse development teams and truly representational data-sets to avoid biases being baked into AI algorithms is one of the core recommendations in a lengthy Lords committee report looking into the economic, ethical and social implications of artificial intelligence, and published today by the upper House of the UK parliament. “The main ways to address these kinds of ...

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‘Time for excuses is over’: Gerry Adams urges Ireland to expel Israeli diplomat over Gaza violence

Gerry Adams, the former Sinn Fein leader and an instrumental figure in the Northern Ireland peace process, has called on the Irish government to expel the Israeli ambassador. Deputy Adams, who holds a seat in the Irish parliament, hit out at the actions of Israeli security forces during Friday’s ‘Great Return’ protest in Gaza, which left 16 Palestinians dead and ...

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