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Forty-two countries adopt new OECD Principles on Artificial Intelligence

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OECD and partner countries formally adopted the first set of intergovernmental policy guidelines on Artificial Intelligence (AI) today, agreeing to uphold international standards that aim to ensure AI systems are designed to be robust, safe, fair and trustworthy. 602 more words

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Iraq needs support to ‘leave violent past behind’, says UN envoy as Security Council extends UN mission for one year

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Iraq’s democratic transition – weighed down by political infighting, weak institutions, corruption, and the constant threat of ISIL – needs more international support, “lots of time and lots of hard work,” the top United Nations official in the country said on Tuesday. 704 more words

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“Smoking steam instead of tobacco, are the E-cigarettes a safer alternative?”

This article was exclusively written for The European Sting by Mr. Marc Albiol i Perarnau, a 22-year-old medical student who is completing his 5th year at the of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). 611 more words

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Amidst high trade tensions and policy uncertainty, UN cuts economic growth forecast

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Against a backdrop of unresolved trade tensions, high international policy uncertainty and softening business confidence, the UN on Tuesday announced a broad-based slowdown in the global economy and cut its growth predictions. 427 more words

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Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists’ children ‘secretly detained’, and more

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Tuesday’s stories include: Libya facing “permanent division”, regional war; Africa event highlights forcible displacement; terrorists’ children ‘secretly detained’ in Syria; Venezuelans need protection; global trade tensions rise. 1,019 more words

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UN highlights need to solve growing burden of forcibly displaced Africans

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With 24.2 million Africans forced from their homes in 2017  ̶  4.6 million more than the previous year  ̶  the UN is hosting a three-day event at UN headquarters, focusing on finding durable solutions to the problem, which is a growing burden on the continent’s economy, environment and communities which host those displaced. 784 more words

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