Scott Morrison at Apec summit insists end in sight to US-China dispute

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apec summit Australian PM downplays Beijing’s Pacific expansionist ambitions as Chinese officials reportedly try to force way into PNG minister’s office Australia’s Scott Morrison poses with other world leaders, including China’s Xi Jinping (right) at Apec on Sunday. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA Scott Morrison says Läs mer…

Computers have learned to make us jump through hoops | John Naughton

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Opinion Artificial intelligence (AI) Computers have learned to make us jump through hoops John Naughton Machines are supposed to be tools that serve human ends, but the relationship is slowly shifting – and not in our favour The boiling frog analogy: are humans smart Läs mer…

The charge of the chatbots: how do you tell who’s human online?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Chatbots The charge of the chatbots: how do you tell who’s human online? Automated ‘voices’ that were supposed to do mundane tasks online also now spread hate speech and polarise opinion. Are they a boon or a threat? Just who are you Läs mer…

Rebuilding Paradise: California town devastated by fire looks to future

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Rebuilding Paradise: California town devastated by fire looks to future Residences leveled by the Camp fire line a neighborhood in Paradise, California. Photograph: Noah Berger/AP Dozens died and nearly 10,000 homes were lost to the flames of wildfire but the town of 27,000 is Läs mer…

Apec summit: Mike Pence warns of China's ‘constricting belt’ and ‘one-way road’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Apec summit US-China rivalry heats up as leaders trade barbs, with Xi Jinping hitting out at ‘America First’ protectionism Mike Pence at the Apec summit in Papua New Guinea, with Xi Jinping passing by in the foreground. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA Leaders from 21 Asia-Pacific Läs mer…

Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; The Observer Air pollution As diesel emission fears mount, a growing number of parents now consider clean air the main factor when choosing a school A study reported in the Lancet found children ‘lost about 5% of lung capacity’ from diesel pollution in cities. Läs mer…

Is Donald Trump an authoritarian? Experts examine telltale signs

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Donald Trump Are those who compare the president to anti-democratic strongmen overreacting or should we already be worrying? Donald Trump arrives at Beale air force base in California on Saturday. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters With disorienting speed over the past two weeks, the US has Läs mer…

Monica Lewinsky revisits scandal on her own terms in new docuseries

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Monica Lewinsky Lewinsky opened up about relationship with Bill Clinton in 20 hours of interviews for A&E’s The Clinton Affair Monica Lewinsky at Vanity Fair’s Oscar party in Los Angeles, California on 4 March. Photograph: Owen Kolasinski/BFA/REX/Shutterstock Monica Lewinsky opens up about her relationship Läs mer…

Dominic Raab accuses May of caving in to EU bullying

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brexit Former Brexit secretary adds voice to protests but is warned no-deal Brexit will split party MP Dominic Raab, pictured in his former role as Brexit secretary, with the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, in August. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters Theresa May has Läs mer…

Maldives' new president warns treasury 'looted' during China-led boom

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Maldives Ibrahim Mohamed Solih says country’s financial situation ‘precarious’ after racking up huge debt with Beijing Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, sworn in as the new Maldives president, has claimed his country’s coffers have been looted. Photograph: Fayaz Moosa/EPA The new president of the Maldives has Läs mer…

Fiji election: Bainimarama returned as PM in slim victory

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fiji Opposition complains of irregularities and international observers note grant handouts by government as FijiFirst party wins 50.02% of votes A poster for Frank Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party in Nausori village. Photograph: AP Fiji’s prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, has held on to power in a Läs mer…

Bennelong’s burial site to be turned into public memorial

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Indigenous Australians Sydney home bought by NSW government for $2.9m to be transformed into memorial to honour Eora nation elder The Sydney grave of Indigenous warrior and a peacemaker Woollarawarre Bennelong will be turned into a public memorial site. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo The Läs mer…

Pamela Anderson accuses 'smutty' Scott Morrison of abandoning Assange

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Julian Assange Baywatch star questions whether Australian PM has ‘strength and conviction’ to bring WikiLeaks founder home Actress Pamela Anderson says the Australian PM Scott Morrison made ‘smutty, unnecessary comments’ about her after she asked him to help Julian Assange return home. Composite: Andreas Läs mer…

US believed Australia would take more refugees in exchange for Nauru and Manus deal

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Australian immigration and asylum US official Anne Richard says deal was on understanding Australia would ‘do more’ but it was not a ‘one for one swap’ Anne Richard, the former US deputy secretary of state for population, refugees and migration, says the refugee deal Läs mer…

Daniel Andrews says Greens have a 'toxic cultural problem' around women

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Victorian election 2018 Victorian premier rules out a minority government deal ‘with people who refuse to call out denigration’ Daniel Andrews says he will never sit down with people who refuse to call out denigration of women. Photograph: James Ross/AAP The Victorian premier, Daniel Läs mer…