EU will cut some money for Turkey as ties sour

0SHARESShare BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union will cut some of the money earmarked for Turkey to join the bloc, reflecting increasingly sour ties with Ankara but stopping short of killing membership bid of the country it still sees as a strategic partner. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends the news conference after his meeting with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda ...

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Spain plans new elections in Catalonia to end independence bid: opposition

0SHARESShare MADRID (Reuters) – The Spanish government has secured opposition support for dissolving Catalonia’s parliament and holding new elections there in January in its bid to defuse the regional government’s push for independence. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy addresses a news conference during an European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, October 20, 2017. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir The Socialists, the main ...

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Britain's May wins Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

0SHARESShare BRUSSELS (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signaling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months. But despite a more positive tone, a weakened May now faces a delicate political balancing act as she tries to meet EU demands for more ...

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Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning

0SHARESShare BEIRUT (Reuters) – A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East. FILE PHOTO: Shi’ite Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) celebrate on the outskirts of Kirkuk, Iraq October 17, ...

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Doubts about smoking gun as Duterte lauds China role in rebel killing

0SHARESShare MANILA/MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte was eager to credit new ally Beijing in the death of militant leader Isnilon Hapilon, saying it was a Chinese rifle that fired the bullet that finished off Islamic State’s “emir” in Southeast Asia. FILE PHOTO: Men identified by Philippines Intelligence officers as Isnilon Hapilon (2nd L, yellow headscarf) and ...

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Suicide bomber strikes mosque in Afghan capital Kabul: official

0SHARESShare KABUL (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi‘ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country’s Shi‘ite minority. The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, as Shi‘ite worshippers gathered for ...

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In Mexican slum, a decades-long wait for quake relief

0SHARESShare MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – I first visited Camp No. 3 a few days after the Sept. 19 earthquake. An altar is lit up at the camp known as No.3 in Mexico City, Mexico, October 16, 2017. The camp was founded in 1985 after an earthquake, which killed around 5,000 people. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso After reporting from collapsed buildings around the ...

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Slate News Quiz

0SHARESShare <!– Impeachment, hashtags, and broken bones, in the Slate News Quiz. Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories. By Ray Hamel Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images, Matthew Mirabelli/Getty Images, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, and Saul Loeb/Getty Images. Get the news quiz in your inbox. Welcome to Slate’s weekly news quiz. It’s Friday, which means it’s ...

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The Problem With the “Pipeline”

0SHARESShare Sinngern Sooksompong/iStock If you’ve spent any time listening to conversations about STEM education, you’ve surely heard about the pipeline. Different groups talk about variations of the pipeline. Some describe a pipeline from science education to a STEM career , or as a way to describe a treacherous path through such an education that loses many female, black, Latino, or ...

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It Still Doesn’t Really Matter What A.I. Can Score on IQ Tests

Building an A.I. able to ace an SAT test doesn’t necessarily mean it’s equipped to do much else.AH86/iStock Measuring human intelligence is already a pretty controversial and complicated process , not the least because there’s stringent definition for what intelligence even is. So it goes without saying that trying to measure machine intelligence is another iteration of an already flawed ...

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