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    Poroshenko To Meet With European Leaders Next Week On Minsk Deal
    Aug19

    Poroshenko To Meet With European Leaders Next Week On Minsk Deal

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko will meet with the leaders of France and Germany next week to discuss an upsurge in violence in eastern Ukraine that has cast doubts on a cease-fire deal between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian government forces. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Ukraine, Russia Trade Blame For Increased Attacks
    Aug19

    Ukraine, Russia Trade Blame For Increased Attacks

    Ukrainian and Russian officials have blamed each other for the sharp escalation in violence that has occurred in recent days along the frontline in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Putin Joins Archeological Dive Off Coast Of Crimea
    Aug19

    Putin Joins Archeological Dive Off Coast Of Crimea

    Russian President Vladimir Putin used a visit to Crimea to join experts on a research submarine in the Black Sea August 18. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Minsk II On The Brink?
    Aug19

    Minsk II On The Brink?

    Though the intensity of the fighting appeared to ease up earlier today, tensions remain high in eastern Ukraine, where the fragile Minsk II ceasefire seems on the verge of irreparably breaking down. Over the weekend, separatists in control of Horlivka (just outside of Donetsk) charged government forces with shelling the town center with heavy...

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 19
    Aug19

    News of the day from across the globe, Aug. 19

    Indonesian search teams Tuesday found the so-called black boxes from a commercial aircraft that went down in the remote eastern province of Papua, but low clouds were hampering efforts to remove bodies from the mountainous site of the crash, which killed all 54 people aboard, officials said. Search teams reached the crash site Tuesday afternoon,...

    Bubka, Coe face off for IAAF presidency
    Aug19

    Bubka, Coe face off for IAAF presidency

    Beijing (AFP) – Athletics greats Sergey Bubka and Sebastian Coe will vie for the presidency of world body the IAAF on Wednesday in a pivotal vote which will shape the future of the drug-tainted sport.Members of the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) 214 federations will cast their ballots at a vast convention...

    Putin explores sunken ship
    Aug19

    Putin explores sunken ship

    During his visit to Crimea, Russia President Vladimir Putin explored the depths of the Black Sea. …read more Source: USA...

    ‘Nobody’ in artificial intelligence is trying to pass the Turing Test
    Aug19

    ‘Nobody’ in artificial intelligence is trying to pass the Turing Test

    People have thought of the Turing Test as a benchmark that artificial intelligence (AI) must pass since famed computer scientist Alan Turing proposed it in his 1950 seminal paper. Now 65 years later, some AI scientists say it’s time to rethink the Turing Test and design better measures to track progress in AI. The Turing Test tasks a human...

    Russia burned 50 ducklings because it’s pissed at Ukraine
    Aug19

    Russia burned 50 ducklings because it’s pissed at Ukraine

    Fifty ducklings are the latest casualty in the political spat between Russia and its perceived enemies According to the Moscow Times, Russian officials confiscated and burned alive 50 ducklings that had been smuggled over the border from Ukraine. The move was part of a wider ban on foods coming into Russia from countries that have placed their...

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to meet senior EU officials in Brussels
    Aug19

    Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko to meet senior EU officials in Brussels

    Jared M. FeldschreiberKIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to travel to meet senior European Union officials in August, a European Commission spokeswoman said Tuesday. …read more Source: United Press...