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Experts predict human-robot marriage will be legal by 2050

In the face of AI exerts repeatedly predicting the rise of sex robots, it’s increasingly difficult to insist that such machines strictly belong to a far-off, dystopian future. But some robotics experts predict we’ll soon be doing far more than having sexual intercourse with machines. Instead, we’ll …

The Future

Evernote reverses course on opt-out privacy policy that would’ve exposed users’ content to employees

Evernote has withdrawn planned changes to its privacy policy that would have permitted some employees to view the content of users’ note, as the company works on new features that rely on machine-learning technology.<p>The company caused an uproar earlier this week when news emerged of the pending …

Brexit Has Cut U.K. Wealth By $1.5 Trillion

Britain is $1.5 trillion poorer in dollar terms due to the fall in the pound since the vote to leave the European Union, a Credit Suisse study on …

Obama in Athens: ‘The current path of globalization needs a course correction’

ATHENS — In an address aimed at a global audience as well as Americans at home, President Obama said Wednesday that “the current path of globalization needs a course correction,” even as he argued there was no turning back from an interconnected world.<p>"In the years and decades ahead, our countries …

Europe

IKEA Recreates a Syrian Home in Showroom as Powerful Reminder of the Humanitarian Crisis

Retailer IKEA is known for its showrooms, in which their stylish, modern furniture is impeccably arranged and offers its own version of a fantasy—it’s a glimpse into what life would be like if you had that dreamy layout as your own. Inside the company’s flagship store in Slependen, Norway, however, …

Trump bucks protocol on press access

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is keeping Americans in the dark about his earliest conversations and decisions as president-elect, bucking a …

Donald Trump

Warren vows to work with Trump on economic issues

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Sen. Elizabeth Warren offered an extraordinary pledge Thursday to work with President-elect Donald Trump on economic issues, declaring that "the truth is that people have a right to be angry."<p>The firebrand Massachusetts liberal -- derided as "Pocahontas" by Trump during the …

Donald Trump

Officer killed near Pittsburgh in especially deadly week for US police

<b>(CNN) —</b> A police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shooting outside a Pittsburgh-area home early Thursday, spurring authorities to evacuate homes and cancel school as officers searched for the shooter, officials said.<p>This is the seventh US police officer to be shot and killed in the …

Law Enforcement

Trump calls Obama 'a very good man' after historic White House meeting

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama welcomed President-elect Donald Trump to the White House Thursday, as both men put past antagonisms aside in a time-honored ritual epitomizing the peaceful transfer of political power.<p>Three days after mocking Trump as unfit to control the codes needed to …

Donald Trump

California Votes To Speed Up Death Penalty, Rather Than Abolish It

Appeals in death penalty cases currently last an average of two decades.<p>A referendum in California to speed up the appeals process for the state’s death row inmates has narrowly passed, while a separate measure to abolish the state’s death penalty has failed.<p>The Associated Press called both races …

Human Rights

Why the country can be vulnerable during presidential transitions

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> North Korea and Russia might not wait until January 20 to test the new president-elect.<p>The weeks between Election Day and Inauguration Day can be a key time for foreign adversaries to cause mischief for a new administration.<p>Donald Trump and his transition team must replace 4,000 …

Newspaper front pages cover Trump's victory – in pictures

Media in the US and around the world report the shock victory of Donald Trump in the presidential election

Donald Trump

America's Brexit: What Trump means for world trade

World trade was already stalling before Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election. Now, one of the main engines of global economic growth could go into reverse.<p>Trump has promised to rip up major trade deals and slap huge tariffs on goods from China and Mexico, two of the Unites States' …

Globalization

The world's response to a new America – in pictures

There was huge global interest in the US election with many gathering to watch the results live and reacting to Donald Trump’s victory

Donald Trump

Donald Trump on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, funding Nasa and the climate change 'hoax'

On January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will take office as the 45th president of the United States. Through months of campaigning, Trump was criticised …

Donald Trump

Obama, urging unity, says he's rooting for Trump's success

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conceding Hillary Clinton's staggering defeat, President Barack Obama urged the nation Wednesday to join him in rooting for President-elect Donald Trump's success. He said he was heartened by Trump's election night call for unity and hoped it wouldn't fade.<p>Obama, in a …

Cuba to launch military exercises to prepare for ‘range of enemy actions’

Cuba has announced the launch of five days of nationwide military exercises to prepare troops to confront what the government calls “a range of enemy actions”.<p>The government did not link the exercises to Donald Trump’s US presidential victory but the announcement of maneuvers and tactical exercises …

Cuba

Tens of thousands march in Paris against same-sex marriage

Tens of thousands of people have marched in Paris to call for the repeal of a law allowing gay marriage, six months before France's next presidential election.<p>The protesters ended up at Trocadero Plaza, near the Eiffel Tower. Police estimated the crowd at 24,000, while organizers gave a figure of …

US, UK say support is weak for military action against Syria

LONDON (AP) — The United States and Britain on Sunday acknowledged the Western world's weak support for any military action against Syria's …

Middle East

The CIA is reportedly preparing for a major cyber attack against Russia

The Obama administration is considering a major retaliatory cyber attack against Russia,NBC Newsreports<i>.</i> The move is in response to allegations of the country’s involvement in recent hacks against the Democratic National Committee earlier this summer.<p>NBC reported on Friday that the CIA is preparing …

What Should Replace the Republican Party?

<b>A Party Lobotomized</b><p>Once the venerable party of Lincoln, the Republicans split off from the Whigs in 1854 to oppose slavery, and for a century stood for fiscal restraint, free enterprise and principled conservatism. Their demise probably began with Richard Nixon's "southern strategy" of 1968 -- the …