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A.I. experts warn of a 'Black Mirror'-esque future with swarms of micro-drones, autonomous weapons

New report from 26 technology experts issues dire warning about the potential of malicious artificial intelligence.

Source: CNBC.com

UPDATE 1-Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by U.S. on ice

WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY, Feb 21- The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States. More than 20 provisions have been suspended or changed in the final text ahead of the deal's...

Source: Reuters

Landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies is released

The final version of a deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday.

Source: Reuters

Final version of mega Pacific trade deal dumps rules the US wanted

The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday.

Source: Reuters

Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by US on ice

WELLINGTON/ SYDNEY, Feb 21- The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States. More than 20 provisions have been suspended or changed in the final text ahead of the...

Source: Reuters

UPDATE 2-Corbyn warns bankers: finance will serve Britain under Labour

LONDON, Feb 20- Britain's financial sector will be "the servant of industry not the masters of all" if the opposition Labour Party gets into power, its leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Tuesday, accusing bankers of taking the economy hostage. Corbyn, a socialist who has won over many voters with promises to renationalise services and increase public spending, has long...

Source: Reuters

Brain drain leaves Balkan nations on more uneven footing

BELGRADE, Serbia— Marina Stevanov never doubted she would leave her native Serbia as soon as she earned her medical degree with top grades. Bosnia ranked 135th out of 137 countries for "capacity to retain talent" in the World Economic Forum's 2017-2018 Global Competitiveness Report. Serbia placed 134th and Croatia at 131st.

Source: The Associated Press

Relax and invest, Saudi prince tells investors after corruption crackdown

*Saudi Arabia detained scores in corruption crackdown. RIYADH/ DUBAI, Feb 20- Three months after Saudi Arabia detained scores of people in a crackdown on corruption, its rulers are trying to reassure investors that the kingdom remains open for business. "This is not a recommendation for why you should invest in Saudi Arabia," said a Western businessman with...

Source: Reuters

INTERVIEW-Japan hopes U.S. returns to TPP but overhaul tough - negotiator

*Japan welcomes U.S. becoming positive toward TPP- Umemoto. TOKYO, Feb 20- Japan welcomes a positive stance by the United States toward an Asia-Pacific trade pact, but indicated that altering the agreement at this point would be very difficult. Japan's chief negotiator for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Kazuyoshi Umemoto, told Reuters that an agreement among...

Source: Reuters

Corbyn says UK finance sector will be the 'servant of industry' under Labour government

UK's financial sector will be "the servant of industry not the masters of us all" under a Labour government, its leader Jeremy Corbyn will say on Tuesday.

Source: Reuters