Leonardo CEO says stupidity poses a bigger threat than AI

Roberto Cingolani, chief executive officer of Leonardo SpA, during an interview in London, UK, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024. Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images The chief executive of Italian defense group Leonardo said Friday that he’s more concerned about the “stupidity” of users of artificial intelligence rather than the threats posed by the technology itself. His comments … Read more

Republicans slam Defense Secretary Austin for hospitalization handling

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin testifies before a House Armed Services Committee hearing about his failure to disclose his cancer diagnosis and subsequent hospitalizations, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 29, 2024. Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Republicans grilled U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at a hearing Thursday about the handling of his January … Read more

Putin could announce Russian troops will enter Transnistria region

Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting with his confidants for the 2024 election at Gostiny Dvor in Moscow, Russia, on Jan. 31, 2024. Maxim Shemetov | Reuters Speculation is mounting that Russian President Vladimir Putin will use his annual address to Russian lawmakers Thursday to announce that Russian troops will be sent to “protect” … Read more

Congressional leaders strike partial budget deal

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and U.S. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-L.a., speak to each other during a Capitol Menorah lighting ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12, 2023. Anna Moneymaker | Getty Images Top congressional leaders on Capitol Hill struck a partial budget deal to … Read more

Russia relishes Macron humiliation after NATO denial on ground troops

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend a wreath-laying ceremony, which marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Great Patriotic War against Nazi Germany in 1941, at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia June 22, 2022.  Mikhail Metzel | Sputnik | Reuters Russia appears … Read more

House GOP ‘poison pills’ may force spending cuts, rattle economy

House Republican hardliners’ efforts to stonewall a budget deal ahead of a looming government shutdown could risk triggering automatic spending cuts later this spring that may put pressure on the U.S. economy’s already fraught recovery. The first funding deadline is Friday at midnight when several government agencies including agriculture, veterans affairs and transportation, are due … Read more

Russia offering African governments ‘regime survival package’: Report

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Jan. 20, 2023: A banner of Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen during a protest to support the Burkina Faso President Captain Ibrahim Traore and to demand the departure of France’s ambassador and military forces. OLYMPIA DE MAISMONT/AFP via Getty Images Russia’s military intelligence service is offering African governments a “regime … Read more

Koch network halts Nikki Haley funding after South Carolina loss

Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley reacts while speaking about her husband, Maj. Michael Haley, who is currently deployed with the South Carolina National Guard, during a campaign stop at the Clemson University at Greenville ONE building ahead of the Republican presidential primary election in Greenville, South Carolina, … Read more

BP exec’s husband guilty of insider trading, snooped on her calls

A general view of the BP logo and petrol station forecourt sign on January 22, 2024 in Southend, United Kingdom. John Keeble | Getty Images News | Getty Images The husband of a former BP merger and acquisitions manager pleaded guilty to securities fraud related to insider trading by eavesdropping on his wife’s work calls … Read more

‘It’s too soon to say’ if Israel hostage deal will emerge

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs a Cabinet meeting at the Kirya, which houses the Israeli Ministry of Defence, in Tel Aviv, Israel on December 17, 2023.  Menahem Kahanna | Reuters Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday tempered expectations about the timeline of a potential hostage deal with Hamas, while the White House expressed … Read more