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Russia is preparing for nuclear war with the U.S. by telling citizens to buy water and gas masks
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Russia is preparing for nuclear war with the U.S. by telling citizens to buy water and gas masks

Russian state-owned television is urging the country’s residents to stock their bunkers with water and basic foodstuffs because Moscow could go to war with Washington. Warning that the potential conflict between the two superpowers would be “catastrophic,” an anchor for Russia’s Vesti 24 showed off shelves of food, recommending that people buy salt, oatmeal and other…

Alibaba is preparing to invest in Grab
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Alibaba is preparing to invest in Grab

Fresh from announcing a deal to buy out Uber in Southeast Asia, Grab looks set to gain further firepower with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba preparing to invest in the ride-hailing firm. Alibaba is in the early stages of making an investment in Grab, two sources with knowledge of discussions told TechCrunch. Isn’t yet clear what…

Trump may be preparing for a wide-ranging firing spree
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Trump may be preparing for a wide-ranging firing spree

President Donald Trump. Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Donald Trump may be preparing to fire a host of top administration officials. Those reported to be on the chopping block include the national security adviser, H.R. McMaster; Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin; the former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe; and the White House…

Toys ‘R’ Us preparing to close all U.S. stores: source

(Reuters) - Bankrupt Toys ‘R’ Us Inc is preparing to sell or close all 885 stores in its U.S. chain, risking up to 33,000 jobs, after failing to reach a deal to restructure billions of dollars in debt, a person familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. People pass by the Toys R Us store…

The tricky task of preparing for the Trump-Kim summit
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The tricky task of preparing for the Trump-Kim summit

Image copyright AFP Image caption How do you get ready for unprecedented meeting between two wildly unpredictable men. And is there time? Back in September, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed to "tame" Donald Trump, deriding the president as a "mentally deranged US dotard". President Trump replied by calling Mr Kim a "maniac" and a…

Preparing for Malicious Uses of AI
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Preparing for Malicious Uses of AI

We've co-authored a paper that forecasts how malicious actors could misuse AI technology, and potential ways we can prevent and mitigate these threats. This paper is the outcome of almost a year of sustained work with our colleagues at the Future of Humanity Institute, the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk, the Center for…