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The FINANCIAL -- Taliban militants have launched an attack on the Afghan provincial capital of Ghazni and heavy fighting is under way as security forces try to repel them, officials say.
Ten years ago this week, during the final year of George W. Bush’s presidency, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Georgia. Post columnist Robert Kagan marked the anniversary Wednesday by connecting the dots from Vladimir Putin’s aggression against Russia’s democratic neighbor — and the response to it by the United States and the rest of the West — to the many challenges facing the liberal world order.
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The FINANCIAL -- What makes us laugh is on the frontier between humans and machines.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can do a lot. It can speak. It can pick out objects in a photo. It can help people find their way around a subway. But can it make us laugh? Not really, at least not yet. And the reason why, can tell us a lot about what sets us apart from machines.
The FINANCIAL -- Retention is challenging for many organizations, especially in today's tight labor market when 63% of full-time employees say it is "somewhat likely" or "very likely" that they could find as good a job as the one they have now.
The FINANCIAL -- LED screens, interactive design, collaboration in virtual reality: Volkswagen Design is forging ahead with the process of digital transformation and has completely changed its working methods over the past two years.
The FINANCIAL -- The Wells Fargo Securities Economics Group has released its latest update on the Colorado economy, titled “Colorado is Helping Drive the Acceleration in U.S. Economic Growth (PDF).” The report shows the Centennial State’s Gross Domestic Product growth has outpaced the nation for the past seven quarters.
The FINANCIAL -- Boston, MA – Commercial airline pilots were significantly better at performing advanced maneuvers in a flight simulator when carbon dioxide (CO2) levels on the flight deck (cockpit) were 700 parts per million (ppm) and 1500 ppm than when they were 2,500 ppm, according to new research led by Harvard T.H. School of Public Health. The study indicates that CO2 levels directly affect pilots’ flight performance.
The FINANCIAL -- Although it can be impossible to plan in advance for a medical emergency, research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests that patients—especially women—who receive care from a medical professional of the same gender have a significantly higher chance of survival.
The FINANCIAL -- An Iranian naval exercise involving dozens of small boats around the Strait of Hormuz last week was intended as a message to the United States for reimposing economic sanctions on Tehran, a top U.S. commander has said.
The FINANCIAL -- Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People’s Republic of China to Georgia Ji Yanchi.
The FINANCIAL -- On the face of it, these should be heady times for American workers. U.S. unemployment is as low as it’s been in nearly two decades (3.9% as of July) and the nation’s private-sector employers have been adding jobs for 101 straight months – 19.5 million since the Great Recession-related cuts finally abated in early 2010, and 1.5 million just since the beginning of the year.
The FINANCIAL -- India’s economy is picking up and growth prospects look bright—partly thanks to the implementation of recent policies, such as the nationwide goods and services tax. As one of the world’s fastest-growing economies—accounting for about 15 percent of global growth—India’s economy has helped to lift millions out of poverty.
The FINANCIAL -- MANILA, PHILIPPINES (7 August 2018) — Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Mr. Takehiko Nakao and Financial Supervisory Service of Korea (FSS) Governor Mr. Suk Heun Yoon, along with FSS’s International Cooperation Department (ICD) Director General Mr. Se Hee Lim met yesterday at ADB headquarters in Manila.
The FINANCIAL -- The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) recently became a member of the Sustainable Insurance Forum (SIF), a network of insurance supervisors and regulators from around the world working together on sustainability challenges facing the insurance sector.
The FINANCIAL -- The latest Coutts London Prime Property Index shows that luxury London property is still a buyer’s market with low prices and high discounts, but that could be starting to change.
The FINANCIAL -- Before he became the victor in Ukraine’s 2014 snap presidential election, businessman Petro Poroshenko was scrambling to put together a winning campaign.
The FINANCIAL -- Advanced Placement courses in high school have become a familiar part of the U.S. education landscape, with more than 1 million students taking AP exams across 38 different AP course offerings.
The FINANCIAL -- The United States Embassy in Georgia issued today a statement on the 10-year anniversary of the Russian invasion of Georgia, saying the U.S. would continue supporting the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
The FINANCIAL -- HIROSHIMA, Japan - Mazda Motor Corporation announced today it will begin a joint research project with Saudi Aramco and Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) aimed at making internal combustion engines more efficient and reducing carbon dioxide emissions.