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    Djokovic struggles past qualifier in Cincinnati semifinal
    Aug22

    Djokovic struggles past qualifier in Cincinnati semifinal

    MASON, Ohio (AP) — Novak Djokovic rallied to avoid another upset at Cincinnati on Saturday, beating qualifier Alexandr Dolgopolov 4-6, 7-6 (5), 6-2 in the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open.The world’s top-ranked player has never won the tournament — the only one of the nine ATP Masters to elude him — and needed a comeback in the...

    Researchers say we don’t need to pass the Turing Test
    Aug22

    Researchers say we don’t need to pass the Turing Test

    One of the biggest misconceptions about artificial intelligence (AI) is thinking that it must pass the Turing Test to be truly intelligent. But AI scientists say the test is basically worthless and distracts people from real AI science. “Almost nobody in AI is working on passing the Turing Test, except maybe as a hobby,” Stuart...

    Poroshenko To Meet With EU’s Juncker On Ceasefire Violations
    Aug22

    Poroshenko To Meet With EU’s Juncker On Ceasefire Violations

    European Commission chief Jean Claude Juncker will hold talks in Brussels with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the tattered ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, the commission said August 21. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    ‘Political Hacks’ Wrote US Report Linking Russia To Crash Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Ex-CIA Analyst
    Aug22

    ‘Political Hacks’ Wrote US Report Linking Russia To Crash Of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17: Ex-CIA Analyst

    A U.S. government report implicating Russia in the July 2014 crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was created by political writers rather than intelligence analysts, a former CIA analyst-turned-political activist told Russia’s Sputnik News. Sputnik is wholly owned by the Russian government, which reportedly backs Ukrainian separatists...

    Ugandan kayak team granted visas for Ottawa River competition
    Aug22

    Ugandan kayak team granted visas for Ottawa River competition

    Canadian immigration officials have granted visas to four members of the Ugandan freestyle kayaking team. They are now cleared to compete in the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships beginning Aug. 30 on the Ottawa River at Beachburg. It was third time lucky for the kayakers, who had twice been refused by the Canadian High Commission officials...

    The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman
    Aug22

    The Kadyrov Factor: Why Putin Must Keep a Close Eye on His Chechen Strongman

    In April 2015, Chechnya’s leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced that Chechen security forces had the right to fire on any Russian military units operating in Chechnya without his permission. Kadyrov’s assertive declaration grabbed the attention of the Kremlin and fuelled speculation that Putin’s relationship with Kadyrov was souring....

    Ukrainian Russia Conflict: Prisoner Swap With Kiev Called For By Pro-Russian Rebels Amid East Ukraine War
    Aug21

    Ukrainian Russia Conflict: Prisoner Swap With Kiev Called For By Pro-Russian Rebels Amid East Ukraine War

    The Luhansk People’s Republic, one the pro-Russian rebels groups fighting against Ukraine in the Donbas war, said Friday that it wants to trade prisoners as soon as possible. The request comes amid intense fighting and back and forth accusations from both sides that neither is adhering to February’s Minsk II ceasefire, according to...

    Shopping Spray: Loutish Russian’s Beer-Biting Patriotism
    Aug21

    Shopping Spray: Loutish Russian’s Beer-Biting Patriotism

    Russian patriots are not afraid to show — and use — their teeth when it comes to defending local food producers. Or at least appearing to. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Europe’s Shell Game With Ukraine
    Aug21

    Europe’s Shell Game With Ukraine

    Not enough of the 11-billion-euro aid package is new money in response to the crisis. …read more Source:...

    The coming war with Russia
    Aug21

    The coming war with Russia

    A couple of months before he retired in July, the head of Canada’s air force provided a blunt assessment of what might emerge from the current military mission to Ukraine. “We pray that our ongoing NATO mission isn’t accompanied by the escalation of deadly force and the shedding of blood,” Lt.-Gen. Yvan Blondin wrote in the magazine...