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AI expert Zhu Songchun to return to China from US

AI expert Zhu Songchun to return to China from US

7READ FULL ARTICLEWe need your supportAdvertising helps us continue to provide quality content. Help support us by disabling your adblocker on our site.How to whitelist us:1Click on the AdBlock icon at the top right corner of your browser.For iOS, go to Settings/Safari/Content Blockers and turn it off.For Android, go to your Ad blocker app/Settings and turn it off.2Click Enabled on this site until the text reads Disabled on this site.2Click the cross icon on the top right corner to close this window and refresh the page.3Click the cross icon on the top right corner to close this window and...

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U.S. renews pressure on Europe to ditch Huawei in new networks

U.S. renews pressure on Europe to ditch Huawei in new networks

By BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Telecoms company Huawei Technologies is part of China’s surveillance state, complicit in human rights abuses, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as Washington renewed pressure on Europe to ban the company from fifth-generation (5G) networks.Slideshow Keith Krach, the undersecretary of state for economic affairs, stepped up warnings as Germany and Italy consider their next-generation mobile networks, in his first tour of European capitals since the COVID-19 pandemic hindered travel in March.Huawei [HWT.UL] is “an arm of the CCP surveillance state and a tool for...

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Iraqis hit out at insecurity as seven buried after anti-US attack

Iraqis hit out at insecurity as seven buried after anti-US attack

Mourners hit out at Iraq’s government over insecurity on Tuesday during the funerals of five children and two women killed by a wayward rocket targeting US troops stationed at Baghdad airport.Several among the hundreds attending the funeral in the village of Al-Bouchaabane, a few kilometres from Baghdad airport, said some of the children were killed by the rocket as they played in front of their home late on Monday.“This village is like a microcosm of Iraq,” one mourner said. “If the government isn’t capable of protecting us, how can it ensure the security of Iraq as a whole?”Keep...

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Deepfake Putin is here to warn Americans about their self-inflicted doom

Deepfake Putin is here to warn Americans about their self-inflicted doom

You need to enable JavaScript to view this site.The news: Two political ads will broadcast on social media today, featuring deepfake versions of Russian president Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Both deepfake leaders will be giving the same message: that America doesn’t need any election interference from them; it will ruin its democracy by itself. What are they for? Yes, the ads sound creepy, but they’re meant for a good cause. They’re part of a campaign from the nonpartisan advocacy group RepresentUs to protect voting rights during the upcoming US presidential...

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How to move to Canada: Fearing a Trump win, more people are asking—again

How to move to Canada: Fearing a Trump win, more people are asking—again

advertisementadvertisementExactly four years ago, Stephen Shainbart made an important decision: If Donald Trump got elected president, he was going to leave the United States.advertisementadvertisementBut while many Americans threatened to move away in the months leading up to the 2016 election, he actually followed through—swapping New York for Toronto. The night Trump won his bid for the White House, the 56-year-old psychologist started seriously researching the land that begat Margaret Atwood, , and Garrett Camp, and then spent so much money becoming a permanent resident that he doesn’t...

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Armenia says its fighter jet 'shot down by Turkey'

Armenia says its fighter jet 'shot down by Turkey'

Armenia says one of its fighter jets was shot down by a Turkish jet in a major escalation of the conflict over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region.The Armenian foreign ministry said the pilot of the Soviet-made SU-25 died after being hit by the Turkish F-16 in Armenian air space. Turkey, which is backing Azerbaijan in the conflict, has denied the claim.Nearly 100 people, including civilians, have died in three days of fighting over the disputed mountainous region.The enclave is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but has been run by ethnic Armenians since a 1988-94 war...

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Azerbaijan, Armenia brush off suggestion of peace talks

Azerbaijan, Armenia brush off suggestion of peace talks

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | By Avet Demourian | Associated PressYEREVAN, Armenia — Leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia brushed off the suggestion of peace talks Tuesday, accusing each other of obstructing negotiations over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, with dozens killed and injured in three days of heavy fighting.In the latest incident, Armenia said one of its warplanes was shot down by a fighter jet from Azerbaijan’s ally Turkey, killing the pilot, in what would be a major escalation of the violence. Both Turkey and Azerbaijan...

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Gay man and straight woman can form ‘conjugal relationship,’ Canada’s Federal Court rules

Gay man and straight woman can form ‘conjugal relationship,’ Canada’s Federal Court rules

Sign Inperson_outlinesearchedit_locationperson_outlinecloseedit_location This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. To orderpresentation-ready copies of Toronto Star content for distributionto colleagues, clients or customers, or inquire aboutpermissions/licensing, please go to: They met in university and became confidants. She always had romantic feelings for him, but he’s gay. On a trip, they had sex and she became pregnant. Both agreed to commit to raising the child together.Despite the couple’s different sexual orientations, can theirs be considered a conjugal...

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Jet suit paramedic takes Lake District test flight

Jet suit paramedic takes Lake District test flight

Defying gravity as they hover over water before zipping across mountainous landscapes and landing with pinpoint accuracy, the jet suit paramedic could soon form part of what could become an extraordinary new service being trialled in the Lake District.If given the green light by ambulance service chiefs, the paramedic powered by lightweight jet-packs would flit across treacherous terrain within minutes to reach stranded causalities.In an awe-inspiring test flight, the inventor Richard Browning, looking distinctly like Marvel’s Iron Man, put the suit through its paces on Langdale...

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Iran Significantly Boosts Oil Exports Despite Sanctions | OilPrice.com

Iran Significantly Boosts Oil Exports Despite Sanctions | OilPrice.com

WTI Crude39.16-0.13-0.33%Brent Crude41.03-1.40-3.30%Natural Gas2.510-0.051-1.99%Mars US39.99-1.31-3.17%Opec Basket41.61-0.32-0.76%Urals41.95+0.10+0.24%Louisiana Light41.42-0.24-0.58%Louisiana Light41.42-0.24-0.58%Bonny Light40.11-1.25-3.02%Mexican Basket38.15+0.29+0.77%Natural Gas2.510-0.051-1.99%Click Here for 150+ Global Oil PricesMarine41.75+0.42+1.02%Murban41.71+0.18+0.43%Iran Heavy38.60-1.58-3.93%Basra Light42.73-1.64-3.70%Saharan Blend39.94-1.22-2.96%Bonny Light40.11-1.25-3.02%Bonny Light40.11-1.25-3.02%Girassol41.14-1.07-2.53%Opec Basket41.61-0.32-0.76%OPEC Members MonthlyClick Here...

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PM promises 'radical' shake-up of adult education

PM promises 'radical' shake-up of adult education

Boris Johnson has vowed "radical" changes to the adult education system in England to help boost the post-Covid economy. The prime minister said the pandemic had "massively accelerated" changes to the world of work, and made training gaps "painfully apparent".He said funding changes could help end the "bogus distinction" between academic and vocational learning. But Labour said the plans would not make up for "a decade of cuts".Speaking at a further education college in Exeter, Mr Johnson said the government cannot "save every job" amid the Covid-19 pandemic.But he added that better...

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As Armenia and Azerbaijan fight, here's where U.S., Russia, Turkey, Iran stand

As Armenia and Azerbaijan fight, here's where U.S., Russia, Turkey, Iran stand

ShareWith Armenia and Azerbaijan engaged in their deadliest ethno-territorial dispute in years, major world powers are scrambling to respond to the burgeoning crisis in the Caucasus region that bridges Europe and Asia.On Tuesday, both Turkey and Iran reportedly found themselves directly involved in the battle, while the U.S. and Russia remained closely engaged, calling for an immediate de-escalation.The Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict is rooted in a century of bloodshed that first erupted in the brief period between the neighboring countries being ruled by the Ottoman Empire and the Soviet...

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Armenian-Azeri fighting escalates as war danger surges across Middle East

Armenian-Azeri fighting escalates as war danger surges across Middle East

ByAlex Lantier29 September 2020Dozens of soldiers and civilians were killed yesterday in a second day of fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region. Heavy fighting involving tanks and armored vehicles, fighter-bombers and drones is by far the bloodiest since the 1988–1994 war between the two former Soviet republics broke out in the run-up to the Stalinist dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991.Armenian authorities who run Nagorno-Karabakh said they lost 28 soldiers, bringing total casualties to 59, while Armenia has suffered 200 wounded. he Human...

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Netanyahu reveals 'secret Hezbollah missile depot' in Beirut residential area - Israel News

Netanyahu reveals 'secret Hezbollah missile depot' in Beirut residential area - Israel News

Published at 21:10Updated at 21:11Published at 21:10Updated at 21:11Hezbollah is storing missiles in a secret depot at a residential neighborhood in Beirut, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.Netanyahu presented intel that showed the alleged depot was located at the Janah neighborhood in Beirut, and said it was a few meters away from a gas station.He called upon the residents of Janah to act now and tell the Lebanese government to tear the warehouses down. "Israel means you no harm. But Iran does. Iran and Hezbollah have deliberately put you and your...

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Britain and Canada impose sanctions on Belarus leader Lukashenko

Britain and Canada impose sanctions on Belarus leader Lukashenko

By , SEOUL/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Britain and Canada imposed travel bans and asset freezes on Tuesday on Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, his son and other senior officials, accusing their government of rigging an election and committing violence against protesters.The sanctions were the first to be implemented by major Western powers over the crisis in Belarus, a close Russian ally. There was no immediate announcement from United States, which sources had said last week was planning to coordinate a joint announcement with its two big English-speaking allies.More than 12,000 people...

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Japan eager to settle territorial row with Russia, Suga tells Putin

Japan eager to settle territorial row with Russia, Suga tells Putin

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that he is eager to resolve a territorial dispute that has kept their countries from signing a postwar peace treaty, in their first phone talks since Suga took office earlier this month.Speaking to reporters after the conversation, Suga said he told Putin that he wants to develop Japan-Russia relations and that the row over the sovereignty of Russian-held islands off Hokkaido “should not be left for later generations to deal with.”Putin said he was ready to continue dialogue on all bilateral issues and the two...

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Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, longtime Kuwait emir, dies

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, longtime Kuwait emir, dies

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah, emir of Kuwait, at the White House in 2018. Photo Ken Cedeno/UPI |Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, Kuwait's emir since 2006, has died at 91, officials said Tuesday.Sabah to a Kuwaiti hospital in July, where he underwent surgery. He then traveled to the United States for continued treatment. Initial reports did not elaborate on the cause of death or where he died."With deep sadness and sorrow, the Emiri Diwan sends its condolences to the people of Kuwait, the Arab and Muslim nations and our friendly nations worldwide,"...

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Lebanon's economy is going to pot — in a good way, it hopes

Lebanon's economy is going to pot — in a good way, it hopes

Copyright © 2020, Los Angeles Times | | | |On a mild September morning, about two dozen girls and women, swathed in brightly colored shawls that revealed only their eyes, picked through a verdant field. With sickles that glinted in the waning summer sun, they reaped spiky-leaved stalks stretching to the foot of the nearby hills.The crop was cannabis. And it’s a lifeline, advocates say, that Lebanon urgently needs.The country is scrabbling to escape an existential, multilayered crisis that has to less than a quarter of its previous value, brought the specter of shortages to a place renowned...

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We make the rules, Portugal tells U.S. after China threats

We make the rules, Portugal tells U.S. after China threats

By LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese leaders have criticised U.S. ambassador George Glass after he said they must choose between the United States and China or risk the consequences.Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa told reporters on Monday: “In Portugal it is the representatives chosen by the Portuguese and they alone who decide on their destiny, respecting the constitution and the rights it gives them.”Glass told the newspaper Expresso at the weekend that Portugal had to pick between its American “friends and allies” and its “economic partner” China. He described the country as a...

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Indian woman from Dalit community dies after alleged gang-rape

Indian woman from Dalit community dies after alleged gang-rape

(CNN)A 19-year-old woman from the in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh died Tuesday, two weeks after she was allegedly gang-raped and strangled by upper caste men, local authorities said. Hathras district Police Superintendent Vikrant Vir said in a statement posted on Twitter that the incident took place on September 14. The victim was first admitted to a hospital in Uttar Pradesh and and later transferred to New Delhi due to the severity of her injuries.Four men have been arrested and booked for rape and murder and an investigation is underway, according to the police in...

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Spain watchdog determines Amazon needs to heed mail service rules

Spain watchdog determines Amazon needs to heed mail service rules

By The CNMC, as the regulator is known, opened an investigation in February as it sought to find out whether Amazon had to abide by rules on labour, tax, privacy and immigration as other mail services do in Spain.Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The inquiry, which focused on two firms within the Amazon group, concluded that they operate as mail services despite being an electronic commerce business, and that they use other postal operators to supplement their direct deliveries of packages to clients, the CNMC said in a statement.It gave Amazon one month to declare...

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Influencers behaving badly: Mexico kicks them out of ruins

Influencers behaving badly: Mexico kicks them out of ruins

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-health-archive-mexico-404058c88b71325ce0b2199e43c1e008Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-health-archive-mexico-404058c88b71325ce0b2199e43c1e008Click to copyRelated topicsMEXICO CITY (AP) — Archaeological authorities in Mexico said Tuesday they kicked some cast members of a popular local “Jersey Shore”-style reality show out of the Mayan ruins of Uxmal after they behaved “immaturely” and refused to wear masks or follow social distancing rules. It was the latest round of bad promotional work in Mexico’s...

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The Latest: Mali notable in its absence from UN meeting

The Latest: Mali notable in its absence from UN meeting

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/article/turkey-israel-iran-united-arab-emirates-abu-dhabi-1cc12e011d6e321ade37ce902d6a7246Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/article/turkey-israel-iran-united-arab-emirates-abu-dhabi-1cc12e011d6e321ade37ce902d6a7246Click to copyRelated topicsUNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):___5:06 p.m.A country missing from the annual United Nations gathering of world leaders is the West African nation of Mali, whose leadership is in mid-overhaul after a military coup last month.The country late last week swore in a...

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Armenia's defence ministry says warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jet

Armenia's defence ministry says warplane shot down by Turkish F-16 fighter jet

×ViewYEREVAN (Reuters) - A Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down an Armenian SU-25 warplane over Armenian territory on Tuesday, killing the pilot, an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman said.Shushan Stepanyan, an Armenian defence ministry spokeswoman, wrote on her Facebook page that the plane had been on a military assignment when it was shot down. (Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Gareth Jones)Article type: meteredUser Type: anonymous webUser Status: Campaign ID: 18Cxense type: freeUser access status: 3   YesNoCopyright © 1995-Star Media...

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Renewed Fighting Erupts Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Renewed Fighting Erupts Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

(YEREVAN, Armenia) — Fighting erupted anew Sunday between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia said a woman and a child were killed in the area by shelling from Azerbaijani forces and Azerbaijan’s president said his military has suffered losses.Armenia also claimed that two Azerbaijani helicopters were shot down and three Azerbaijani tanks were hit by artillery, but Azerbaijan’s defense ministry rejected that claim.Heavy fighting broke out in the morning in the region that lies within Azerbaijan but has been under the control of ethnic...

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