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I took a spin in a self-driving car in the streets of London

Just a few metres into my journey in Nissan's LEAF electric car, the autonomous vehicle swerved towards the kerb. It wasn't exactly the start I was expecting. But to be fair to Nissan, my driving companion, Tetsuya Iijima, Nissan's Manager of Autonomous Drive Technology, quickly placed his hands on the steering wheel and took over the car instantaneously. It...

Revealed: exported EU animals subject to abuse and illegal conditions

Animals exported live from EU countries are routinely being subjected to abuse, illegal transportation conditions and inhumane slaughter, an investigation has found. Dozens of undercover videos and photographs obtained by the Guardian show live cattle and sheep from EU countries being beaten, shocked with electric prods, and held for days in overcrowded pens and covered head to toe in...

Demonetisation to cut tax avoidance, corruption; credit positive: Moody’s

Demonetisation will be credit positive for India as it is likely to reduce tax avoidance and corruption, Moody’s Investors Service said today. Besides, it said, the country remains resilient to economic disruption and the worst of the liquidity crunch has passed, which should support a rebound in consumption and investment. The US-based agency however projected growth to slow to...

Trump Praises Abraham Lincoln’s Protectionist Ideals

President Trump in his first joint address: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque President Donald Trump quoted former President Abraham Lincoln Tuesday in what could be interpreted as an endorsement of the 16th president’s protectionist ideals. “The first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, warned that the abandonment of the protective policy by the American government will produce want and ruin among our people,” Trump...

Amber Rudd urges peers to leave Brexit Bill intact

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has written to every peer urging them to leave the Government's Brexit Bill alone as ministers face the prospect of a first defeat in the Lords for the legislation. A Labour amendment to the EU (Notification Of Withdrawal) Bill guaranteeing the status of EU nationals living in the UK after Brexit could cause the Government...

Google quietly launches Meet, an enterprise-friendly version of Hangouts

Google has quietly launched a new video conferencing application called Meet by Google Hangouts, which is designed for HD video meetings. The web and mobile application appears to be the latest addition to Google’s lineup of business products known as G Suite, though product page on the G Suite website listed in the app’s description page on the App...

Jewish community center and day school in Irvine among new round of nationwide bomb threats

A community center and day school in Irvine were among several Jewish facilities across the U.S. that were evacuated Monday during a rash of bomb threats. About 1,000 people were evacuated from the Merage Jewish Community Center and Tarbut V'Torah school about 4:40 p.m. when a bomb threat was called into the center, according to the Irvine Police Department....

NBA Trades: Andrew Bogut To Join Deron Williams, LeBron James In Cavs?

Philadelphia 76ers officially released Andrew Bogut on Monday, as it completed buyouts. According to reports, the Australian player will be in talks with a number of teams to consider his chances. Bogut is scheduled to have his waivers cleared on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET. League sources suggest the player is going to talk with officials from Cleveland Cavaliers...

Chairman: Academic Attacking Dr. Sebastian Gorka Falsely Claiming Ties to Congressional Terror Task Force

7th Army Training Command/Flickr Some Republican lawmakers have denounced character assassination attempts against Dr. Sebastian Gorka, White House deputy assistant and former Breitbart News national security editor. Specifically, Rep. Robert Pittenger (R-NC) has decried criticism towards Dr. Gorka from South Carolina-based Michael S. Smith II, who the North Carolina lawmaker said falsely claims to be an expert for the...

Transport strike: Why pick on jeepneys to fix traffic problems?

Jeepney drivers and operators in Metro Manila and key cities stop ferrying passengers to protest plans to phase out old PUVs STRIKE. Transport group PISTON, the Stop and Go Coalition, the No to Jeepney Phase Out Coalition, and other supporting groups will stage a nationally-coordinated transport strike on Monday, February 27, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit MANILA, Philippines –...

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