newszine

AI can’t beat a human in a debate (yet), but give it time…

7 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on AI can’t beat a human in a debate (yet), but give it time…
Humans everywhere breathed a sigh of relief when an AI called IBM Debater failed to beat a human champion during a yearly test of its argumentative prowess, proving there’s at least one thing we can still do better than machines. World Debating Championship finalist Harish Natarajan outperformed IBM’s creation in a debate over whether the Read More

US ‘lost all sense of shame’ in handling Venezuelan crisis – Lavrov

1 week ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on US ‘lost all sense of shame’ in handling Venezuelan crisis – Lavrov
Washington has no “sense of shame” in its response to the Venezuelan crisis, Russia’s foreign minister has said. He also lambasted the US-backed opposition for derailing talks with president Nicolas Maduro. The latter signaled he is ready to have a face-to-face with his opponents in case they needed to be heard by the government, but Read More

India’s PM Narendra Modi presents ADNOC Group CEO with “International Lifetime Achievement Award” at Petrotech 2019

1 week ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on India’s PM Narendra Modi presents ADNOC Group CEO with “International Lifetime Achievement Award” at Petrotech 2019
2/11/2019 Photo: (left) India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and (right) H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE minister of state and Group CEO of the ADNOC. ABU DHABI — His Excellency Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE minister of state and group CEO of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), was honored, today, with Read More

‘Russians at the doorstep’: US says Germany must ‘use its leverage’ to keep Kremlin in line

1 week ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on ‘Russians at the doorstep’: US says Germany must ‘use its leverage’ to keep Kremlin in line
The US ambassador to Germany says Berlin needs to escalate its stand-off with Russia by investing more in weapons, and pressuring it over energy links. Moscow believes that Germany won’t submit to American “blackmail.” “The Germans have the leverage with Russia. Imagine if Chancellor Merkel stood up and said: Because of the Russian behavior, because Read More

J&J becomes first drugmaker to add prices to television ads

2 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on J&J becomes first drugmaker to add prices to television ads
FILE PHOTO: A Johnson & Johnson building is shown in Irvine, California, U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo CHICAGO (Reuters) – Johnson & Johnson said on Thursday it will start adding the price of its medicines to television commercials by next month, becoming the first drugmaker to heed a call by U.S. President Donald Read More

Pompeo gets kebab-skewered after posting geography-challenged map of DIVIDED Turkey

2 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Pompeo gets kebab-skewered after posting geography-challenged map of DIVIDED Turkey
Mike Pompeo has found himself barraged by enraged Turkish netizens after the US Secretary of State shared a gif which, for reasons that may forever remain a mystery, appears to include an erroneously bisected map of Turkey. Like many internet outrages, this gaffe began with the most innocent of intentions: The State Department chief wanted Read More

Can a Yellow Vest leader declare himself president? French MP denounces recognition of Guaido

2 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Can a Yellow Vest leader declare himself president? French MP denounces recognition of Guaido
France’s recognition of opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president sets a dangerous precedent, MP Jean-Luc Mélenchon has warned, arguing it’s similar to declaring a Yellow Vest protester as France’s legitimate ruler. Mélenchon, a firebrand of the left and outspoken critic of Emmanuel Macron, said that France’s decision to support Guaido was tantamount to “recognizing Read More

Taliban & Afghan delegates seek end to 18yr war at Moscow peace talks boycotted by US-backed Kabul

2 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Taliban & Afghan delegates seek end to 18yr war at Moscow peace talks boycotted by US-backed Kabul
Representatives of the Taliban met with other Afghan delegates in Moscow to discuss the prospects of peace and the removal of all foreign troops from Afghanistan. Among those present was the first US-backed president Hamid Karzai. The Taliban were represented by Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, a former mujahideen fighter who has led the movement’s office Read More

Russian and alternative media denied access to Venezuela meeting in Canada

2 weeks ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on Russian and alternative media denied access to Venezuela meeting in Canada
The Canadian government has denied both Russian and alternative media outlets access to a meeting in Ottawa, during which Latin American ministers will plot their further response to Venezuela’s ongoing crisis. With the Lima Group meeting set to begin on Monday, Sputnik and Russian news agency RIA Novosti were officially disinvited that morning. Sputnik reported Read More