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Jack Ma: A look back at the Alibaba founder on 60 Minutes in 2014
Jack Ma told 60 Minutes about his relationship with the Chinese government and what he would do if the government asked for Alibaba’s user data.
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If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.
U.S. is ‘not prepared to defend or compete in the A.I. era,’ says expert group chaired by Eric Schmidt
The U.S. is drastically underprepared for the age of AI, according to the National Security Commission on AI, which is chaired by Eric Schmidt.
Samsung and Mastercard to pilot biometric payments card in South Korea
The card will not require PIN or signature authorisations to make in-store transactions.
France could follow Italy and block vaccine shipments, health minister says
France said Friday it may follow Italy in blocking Covid-19 vaccine shipments as concerns about vaccine nationalism rise.
Italy blocks export of Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia, using EU powers for the first time
Italy invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia on Thursday, in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug...
London warns Italy export ban on Covid-19 vaccine to Australia 'endangers global efforts to fight virus'
London has warned Brussels that export bans on Covid-19 doses to non-EU countries threaten the global jab rollout, after Italy stopped a shipment of AstraZeneca vaccine reaching...
Why Moscow is the perfect city for a winter break
Moscow in winter has a special charm. There are plenty of sights and activities to explore, from skating in Europe's largest ice rink to discovering the palaces and parks of tim...
Europe has seen first rise in COVID-19 cases in six weeks, warns WHO
More than one million new cases of the deadly virus were recorded last week across the 51 countries included in WHO's European region. This represented a nine per cent rise on t...
EU first as Italy blocks export of 250,000 COVID vaccines to Australia
The shipment is estimated to be around 250,000 doses.
Videos: Creator of Viral Tom Cruise Deep-Fakes Reveals Secrets
Belgian visual effects specialist Chris Ume's TikTok account "DeepTomCruise" has amassed more than 1.1 million likes and over 330,000 followers in less than two weeks. The viral...
'Disintegration' of Political System Helps Explain Rising Censorship, Professor Richard Wolff Argues
Increased social media and tech censorship must be understood in the wider context of the establishment desperately seeking to hold on to what used to be called "the vital centr...
'Crazy Enough to Be True?': Scientist Suggests Our Universe Can be One Giant Neural Network
Neural networks inspired by our biological world are now widely used by businesses and analysts. But could it be that our universe is in fact one giant neural network?
Video: Japanese Billionaire Invites Eight People to Join Him on SpaceX Flight to Moon
Yusaku Maezawa is a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur and art collector who launched online fashion retail website Zozotown in 2004. In 2018, Maezawa also founded a custom-fit a...
SN10 Flies Twice: Watch SpaceX's Starship Suddenly Explode After First Successful Landing
Previous SpaceX launches of the Starship spacecraft ended in massive explosions after prototypes underwent technical difficulties and ultimately wound up crash-landing.
Europe's cocaine busts are reaching record heights
German, Belgian, and Dutch police seized 23 tons of cocaine in late February, the largest haul of the drug in the EU ever.
China's control of vital minerals means the US and allies should cozy up to Greenland, think tank says
China controls about 90% of the supply of rare earths, which are used in myriad applications, including weaponry and defense goods.
Revealed: The US embassy’s five-star transformation
The developers of the former US embassy “fortress” in Mayfair have released the first images of the building’s future incarnation as one of London’s most luxurious hotels.
US axes Trump-era Scotch whisky tariffs for four months in bid to resolve aircraft trade war with UK
The US said on Thursday it will suspend 25 percent tariffs on Scotch whisky and retaliatory import taxes on other UK products in a bid to resolve the two parties’ on-going trans...
International Women’s Day: When is it and how can I get involved?
The holiday is an annual celebration of women around the world - but how did it begin and how can you get involved?
Deloitte to pay Malaysia $80mn for its role in pilfering of state fund 1MDB
Deloitte will pay Malaysia’s government $80 million to resolve all claims related to its auditing of accounts of scandal-linked state fund 1MDB and its unit SRC International fr...
Meghan Markle Oprah Interview: From ‘Megxit’ to now, how it all unfolded
In early 2020, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stunned the world by announcing they were stepping down as senior royals.
Bitcoin will replace ALL global currencies at price target of $1 MILLION within decade
As national currencies are already showing extreme signs of weakness, people will soon start measuring the price of things in terms of bitcoin, says Jesse Powell, CEO of cryptoc...
EU parliament SUSPENDS Brexit deal vote after accusing UK of violating Northern Ireland protocol – reports
The European Parliament has scrubbed plans for its vote on the post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and EU in protest against Boris Johnson’s unilateral decision to change part...
Charlotte Bennett says she thought Gov. Cuomo was trying to sleep with her
Charlotte Bennett, the second woman to go public with sexual harassment allegations against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says she thought the governor was trying to sl...
Italy blocks 250,000 doses of AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine from reaching Australia in first for EU – reports
The Italian government has reportedly prevented a shipment of some 250,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University from leaving the country ...
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