One-on-one meeting with Putin a ‘good start,’ Trump says after over 2 hours of tete-a-tete talks

One-on-one meeting with Putin a ‘good start,’ Trump says after over 2 hours of tete-a-tete talks

President Donald Trump described his much anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin as “off to a good start,” after meeting one-on-one with Putin for over two hours on Monday. Trump made his remarks to reporters before the start of a ‘working lunch’ with Putin and his aides, which followed the two leader’s private session. […]

Google finish mapping Earth after UK becomes visible from space|Humor

Google’s attempt to map the surface of the Earth for smartphone users to access half a dozen times then ignore, is near to completion. The project has been largely successful except for mapping the United Kingdom, which until six weeks ago was cocooned like a mind-mashed student under a double duvet of concrete cloud. Thanks […]

Law firms climb aboard the AI wagon

Law firms climb aboard the AI wagon

LONG hours have been the bane of the legal profession for ages; few of them involve thrilling courtroom antics. As a junior corporate lawyer at Davis Polk & Wardwell, a law firm in New York, John Bick remembers spending most of his waking hours poring over contracts looking for clauses that could complicate or kill […]

Works by Over 100 Contemporary Artists Take Over Cleveland

Works by Over 100 Contemporary Artists Take Over Cleveland

This summer, Cleveland joins the ranks of Venice, Miami, Berlin and other global cities known in the art world for their citywide art exhibitions with the introduction of FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. Kicking off July 14 and continuing through September 30, the inaugural event features the work of more than 100 local, […]

UK PM Theresa May says Donald Trump told her to sue the EU

UK PM Theresa May says Donald Trump told her to sue the EU

Theresa May has revealed a piece of advice she ignored from US President Donald Trump. POTUS told her not to enter into negotiations with the European Union; instead, she should sue the bloc as part of her Brexit strategy. Revealing the surprising suggestion on the BBC’s Andrew Marr program on Sunday, May appeared to stifle […]

NATO Is The Model Entangling Alliance

NATO Is The Model Entangling Alliance

By Jacob G. Hornberger ​Suppose I had an unlimited power of attorney to sign your name as a co-signer on any loan I made with the bank. Every time I went to the bank and borrowed money, I could legally obligate you to pay my loan if I defaulted. How would you like that? My […]

Ecuador Bows to US and IMF, Entering New Neoliberal Era

Ecuador Bows to US and IMF, Entering New Neoliberal Era

From Defiant to Dependent The warmth displayed by authorities over the past month to visiting U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and the IMF, respectively, further proves that Ecuador is melting back into the arms of international financial interests. by Elliott Gabriel Let’s block ads! (Why?) MintPress News fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions blog. […]

Trump-Putin summit: US leader has low expectations

Trump-Putin summit: US leader has low expectations

US President Trump has said he has “low expectations” for his meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin in Finland on Monday. But he told CBS News that “nothing bad” and “maybe some good” would come out of the encounter. He also said he would raise the subject of 12 Russians indicted for alleged hacking during the […]

U.S. lawmakers shown backing fake kindergarten gun scheme in Sacha Baron Cohen satire

U.S. lawmakers shown backing fake kindergarten gun scheme in Sacha Baron Cohen satire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – In Sacha Baron Cohen’s provocative new comedy show, American politicians are filmed backing a fictitious program to teach kindergartners how to use guns to defend themselves in school shootings. Presenter Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif In a seven-episode series […]

How Twitter Degrades Discourse and Encourages Distortions: Illustrated by ex-Pentagon Official and NYU Law Professor Ryan Goodman

How Twitter Degrades Discourse and Encourages Distortions: Illustrated by ex-Pentagon Official and NYU Law Professor Ryan Goodman

There are multiple reasons political discourse is degraded by the fact that it now plays out primarily on Twitter, reasons that are inherent in that site’s format and functionality: the elimination of nuance due to space constraints; mob behavior coercing adherence to group-think orthodoxies; the addict-like, insatiable craving for re-tweets and likes which the brain processes as approval and for […]