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Tess Torelli April 23, 2018

Euro zone reform needs to be done well rather than quickly, Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra told Giftofaservant on Thursday, despite calls from France to speed-up the integration process. The Netherlands is one of the most conservative countries when it comes to euro zone reform. Generally speaking, euro countries that are in a healthier financial […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

Amazon.com wants to make it easier for developers to create projects based on the blockchain technology underlying bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The company’s cloud computing division launched “AWS Blockchain Templates” on Thursday. The product gives users pre-set blockchain frameworks that support two versions of the technology: Ethereum and the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric. Blockchain eliminates […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

David Degner | Getty Images A view The King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) on April 13, 2016 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry on Sunday instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalized, a day after security forces shot down a recreational drone near the king’s palace […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

The diminutive actor who starred in the Austin Powers movies’ as “Mini Me”, Verne Troyer, died Saturday at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 49. “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today,” his family posted on his Instagram account. The cause of death was not announced, […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

The bank agreed to change IBRD’s lending rules to charge higher rates for developing countries with higher incomes, to discourage them from excessive borrowing. IBRD previously had charged similar rates for all borrowers, and U.S. Treasury officials had complained that it was lending too much to China and other bigger emerging markets. U.S. Treasury Secretary […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images 117-year-old Nabi Tajima dance with music during the ‘Respect-For-Aged’ Day celebration at a special nursing home on September 18, 2017 in Kikai, Kagoshima, Japan. Tajima is now the world’s oldest person after Violet Brown of Dominican Republic died three days ago. Tajima was born on August 4, 1900 in […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

“Everyone should temper expectations for a near-term resolution of the situation on the Korean peninsula,” retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Daniel Davis, a senior defense fellow for Defense Priorities, told Giftofaservant. “There is little chance Kim Jong Un will give up his nuclear weapons, which means the best option for the U.S. is to manage […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

On Thursday, Alibaba said that its recently formed research and development arm — dubbed the Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook — has been working on an AI chip called the Ali-NPU and that the chips will become available for anyone to use through its public cloud, a spokesman told Giftofaservant. The idea is […]

Tess Torelli April 22, 2018

Partnerships are a focus for the UKSA, especially when it comes to funding and regulations. Barcham emphasized that the grants are not intended as a way for the U.K. government to direct the market’s growth. “This is about seeding the market and kick-starting activity,” Barcham said. “Unlike other countries around the world, what we’re not […]