Google unveils new 10-shade skin tone scale to test AI for bias

A Google employee speaks at the company’s annual I/O developer conference at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California, US, May 11, 2022. Google/Jana Asenbrennerova/Handout via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register OAKLAND, Calif., May 11 (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google on Wednesday unveiled a palette of 10 skin tones … Read more

Burial sites found at 53 Native American boarding schools, U.S. government says

May 11 (Reuters) – A US government investigation into the dark history of Native American boarding schools has found “marked or unmarked burial sites” at 53 of them, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland said on Wednesday. Haaland, the first Native American cabinet member, announced the investigation last year. In releasing preliminary findings during a press conference … Read more

Al Jazeera journalist killed during Israeli raid in West Bank

Deadly shooting occurred during Israeli raid Israel says troops exchanged fire with Palestinians Journalist’s wounded colleague blames Israel for death Israel says Palestinian gunmen likely shot her JENIN, West Bank, May 11 (Reuters) – A prominent Palestinian-American Al Jazeera reporter was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday, with … Read more

Hong Kong police bail Catholic cardinal arrested on national security charge

HONG KONG, May 11 (Reuters) – Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of the most senior Catholic clerics in Asia, and three others who helped run a now-disbanded Hong Kong fund for protesters were arrested on charges of “collusion with foreign forces” , and later released on lease. Zen, a 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong, was … Read more

Ukraine pushes Russian forces back, restricts gas flow to Europe

Ukraine redirecting Russia gas to Europe Ukraine counter-offensive could shift war’s momentum Ukrainian forces seeking to cut off Russian supply lines Kremlin says up to Kherson residents to decide if they want to join Russia Mariupol steelworks under bombardment again KYIV/VILHIVKA, Ukraine, May 11 (Reuters) – Ukrainian forces reported battlefield gains on Wednesday in a … Read more

Mexico and Brazil leaders suggest they may snub Biden’s Americas summit

MEXICO CITY/SAO PAULO, May 10 (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he would not attend the US-hosted Summit of the Americas next month if all countries in the region were not invited, while Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is also likely to skip the meeting, sources told Reuters. The absence of the … Read more

Musk says he would reverse Twitter ban on Donald Trump

May 10 (Reuters) – Billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday he would reverse Twitter’s ban on former US President Donald Trump when he buys the social media platform, the clearest signal yet of Musk’s intention to cut moderation of the site. Musk, the world’s richest person and chief executive of electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc … Read more

Ukraine hails ‘turning point’ after Germany toughens stance on Russia

KYIV, Ukraine, May 10 (Reuters) – Ukraine welcomed what it called an “historical turning point” as German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock visited Kyiv on Tuesday backing Ukraine’s bid for full European Union membership and cutting energy ties to Russia. Baerbock is the highest-ranking German government official to visit Ukraine since Russia’s invasion began on Feb. … Read more

Russia downed satellite internet in Ukraine, officials say

Figurines with computers and smartphones are seen in front of the words “Cyber ​​Attack”, binary codes and the Ukrainian flag, in this illustration taken February 15, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Britain: UK, US intelligence suggests Russia behind attack EU: Attack on Viasat had ‘significant impact’ on communications … Read more

World Health Organization members pass resolution against Russia

GENEVA, May 10 (Reuters) – Members of the World Health Organization’s European region passed a resolution on Tuesday that could result in the closure of Russia’s regional office and the suspension of meetings in the country in response to its invasion of Ukraine. The special session of the European region passed the resolution, supported by … Read more