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Trump’s Poodle

Posted by hkarner - 15. Januar 2020

Boris Johnson: Replace Iran nuclear plan with ‚Trump deal‘, says PM

The PM has said the Iran nuclear deal should be replaced with a „Trump deal“.

Boris Johnson said he recognised US concerns the 2015 deal was „flawed“, but there had to be a way of stopping Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

„If we’re going to get rid of it then we need a replacement,“ he told BBC Breakfast. „Let’s replace it with the Trump deal.“

His comments came as the UK, France and Germany triggered a dispute mechanism in the deal after violations by Iran.

There are growing fears for the future of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which was abandoned by the US in 2018.

Iran has suspended all limits on its production of enriched uranium, which can be used to make reactor fuel but also nuclear weapons. It has said it is responding to sanctions reinstated by the US.

In a joint statement, the three European powers said Iran was not „meeting its commitments“ and it was referring the issue to the body which enforced the agreement to try and ensure Tehran returned to compliance as soon as possible.

„We do this in good faith with the overarching objective of preserving the JCPOA,“ it added.

‚Need a replacement‘

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Artificial eyes: How robots will see in the future

Posted by hkarner - 27. November 2019

Date: 26-11-2019
Source: BBC By Janek Schmidt

Early Lidar „spinners“ were bulky devices

It’s never good when a giant of the technology business describes your product as „a fool’s errand“.

But that’s how Tesla’s chief executive Elon Musk branded the laser scanning system Lidar, which is being touted as the best way for autonomous cars to sense their environment.

In April he said Lidar was „expensive“ and „unnecessary“. He believes that cameras combined with artificial intelligence will be enough to allow cars to roam the streets without a human driver.

Lidar emits laser beams and measures how long they take to bounce back from objects, and this provides so-called point-clouds to draw 3D maps of the surroundings.

These can be analysed by computers to recognise objects as small as a football or as big as a football field and can measure distances very accurately.

Despite Mr Musk, some argue these $10,000 (£7,750) pieces of kit are going to be essential. „For a car to reach anything close to full autonomy it will need Lidar,“ says Spardha Taneja of Ptolemus Consulting Group, a mobility consultancy. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Brexit: The idiot at No 10 insists EU must ‚change stance‘

Posted by hkarner - 7. August 2019

Brexit: No 10 rejects EU’s view of talks

The government has rejected claims it is unwilling to negotiate with the EU and wants talks to fail to allow a no-deal Brexit.

It comes after the EU said UK demands to remove the Irish backstop from Theresa May’s deal were unacceptable.

EU negotiators told European diplomats there was currently no basis for „meaningful discussions“ and talks were back where they were three years ago.

Downing Street said the EU needed to „change its stance“.

The European Commission said on Tuesday morning it was willing to hold talks in the coming weeks by phone or in person, „should the UK wish to clarify its position in more detail“.

A spokeswoman added the agreement negotiated by Mrs May – rejected three times by MPs – was the „best possible deal“, and could not be re-opened. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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New leak claims Trump scrapped Iran nuclear deal ‚to spite Obama‘

Posted by hkarner - 15. Juli 2019

BBC, 14/07

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK’s former ambassador in the US.

Donald Trump abandoned the Iran nuclear deal to spite Barack Obama, according to a leaked memo written by the UK’s former ambassador in the US.

Sir Kim Darroch described the move as an act of „diplomatic vandalism“, according to the Mail on Sunday.

The paper says the memo was written after the then Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson appealed to the US in 2018 to stick with the deal.

The latest leak came despite the Met Police warning against publication.

The first memos criticising President Trump’s administration, which emerged a week ago, prompted a furious reaction from the US president and resulted in Sir Kim resigning from his role. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Amazon’s next big thing may redefine big

Posted by hkarner - 16. Juni 2019

Date: 15-06-2019
Source: BBC

„I see Amazon as a technology company that just happened to do retail,“ begins Werner Vogels, Amazon’s chief technology officer.

„When Jeff [Bezos] started Amazon, he wasn’t thinking about starting a bookshop. He was really fascinated by the internet.”

Only „mortal humans“, he tells me in an interview, ever saw Amazon as merely a retailer. So the question now is: what will Amazon become next? And are mere mortals ready for it?

Its recent Re:Mars event in Las Vegas demonstrated clearly – through presentations about machine-learning, robotics and space – that the firm is going through a transition phase that, if successful, will redefine its relationship with the public. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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How much of Europe does China own?

Posted by hkarner - 22. April 2019

Date: 21-04-2019
Source: BBC

China now has a majority stake in the Greek port of Piraeus

The European Union has introduced a new mechanism for screening foreign investment.

It’s widely believed to have been prompted by concerns over China’s economic ambitions in Europe.

It will allow the European Commission – the EU’s executive arm – to give an opinion when an investment „threatens the security or public order“ of more than one member state or undermines an EU-wide project such as the Galileo satellite project.

In March, the European Commission called China a „systemic rival“ and a „strategic competitor“. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Ivanka Trump’s Decline

Posted by hkarner - 19. April 2019

Date: 18-04-2019
Source: BBC
Subject: Ivanka Trump: I declined father’s suggestion of World Bank job

IIvanka Trump has confirmed she turned down the job of World Bank head when her father asked if she was interested.

Last week, President Donald Trump told The Atlantic he had asked her if she wanted the bank’s most senior role „because she’s very good with numbers“.

She has now said that when asked, she told him she was „happy with the work“ she’s doing as White House adviser.

Ms Trump was eventually involved in selecting the new World Bank president, US economist David Malpass.

The US has a longstanding, if informal, right to select the World Bank’s leader.

Speaking to the Associated Press news agency during a trip to Ivory Coast, Ms Trump said her father brought the job up with her as „a question“, but she refused the offer.

She added that Mr Malpass would do an „incredible job“.

Asked if the president had offered her any other prominent jobs, she said that she would „keep that between“ the two of them. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Raghuram Rajan says capitalism is ‚under serious threat‘

Posted by hkarner - 13. März 2019

Date: 12-03-2019
Source: BBC

Former Indian central bank governor Raghuram Rajan has warned capitalism is „under serious threat“ as it has stopped providing for the masses.

Mr Rajan told BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme „when that happens, the many revolt against capitalism“.

He said governments cannot afford to ignore social inequality when considering the economy.

Mr Rajan led India’s central bank and was also a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

He has been tipped by some as a possible successor to take over from Mark Carney as governor of the Bank of England.

„I think capitalism is under serious threat because it’s stopped providing for the many, and when that happens, the many revolt against capitalism,“ he told the BBC.

Mr Rajan said it was possible in the past to obtain a middle class job with „modest education“. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Brexit deal ‚will cost UK £100bn‘ by 2030, research suggests

Posted by hkarner - 27. November 2018

Date: 26-11-2018
Source: BBC

The government’s Brexit deal would leave the UK £100bn a year worse off by 2030, analysis by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) has claimed.

The study commissioned by the People’s Vote, which wants a second referendum, said GDP would shrink by 3.9% annually.

„This is the equivalent of losing the economic output of Wales or the City of London,“ it said.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has said the deal is better than staying in the EU.

Approved by the EU on Sunday, the withdrawal agreement sets out the terms of the UK’s exit from the EU, including its £39bn „divorce bill“, citizens‘ rights and the Northern Ireland „backstop“ – a way to keep the Irish border open, if trade talks stall. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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How China is fighting back in the trade war

Posted by hkarner - 25. September 2018

Date: 24-09-2018
Source: BBC

From Monday, US tariffs of 10% on $200bn (£152.9bn) worth of Chinese goods come into effect on almost 6,000 products, ranging from handbags to textiles.

That means almost half of what China sells to the US is now subject to tariffs.

But China is fighting back.

It will retaliate by placing tariffs of 5% to 10% on $60bn worth of American goods.

I saw that steely resolve on display when I visited a pipe factory on the outskirts of Beijing.

Hebei Huayang Steel Pipe (HHSP) is one of the largest steel pipe producers in the province.

As I walked into the sprawling factory, the first thing that hit me was an overwhelming stench of burned steel. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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