Pound to euro exchange rate: Sterling ‘advances’ as Italy plunges into recession

The pound has climbed against the euro after figures showed Italy fell into recession at the end of 2018, while German consumers stopped spending in December. Sterling has endured a political rollercoaster this week after MPs voted in Parliament on Brexit for Prime Minister Theresa May to return to Brussels to try and thrash out […]

Israel advances plans for nearly 2,200 settler homes in West Bank – NGO

Israeli authorities have advanced plans for nearly 2,200 settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, the Peace Now NGO said on Wednesday. The plans would be the first such approvals since snap polls were called earlier this week. A Defense Ministry committee with responsibility for such projects on Tuesday and Wednesday approved the plans, which […]

How advances in edge computing are addressing key problems in the healthcare, telecommunications, and automotive sectors

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Edge computing solutions are key tools that help companies grapple with rising data volumes across industries. These types of solutions are critical in allowing companies to gain more control […]

Flight secrets: Why plane journeys are getting LONGER – despite new technological advances

Flight times are reportedly getting longer by airlines, in a bid to avoid compensation payouts. The new report by Which? Travel found that journey times had been increased by up to 30 minutes to make the flights seem more punctual than they were. Compensation can be claimed if a flight is more than three hours […]

US tells rebels not to count on its help as Syrian army advances into country’s southwest – report

The US military has reportedly warned the rebels it backs in Syria that it will not help them thwart a large-scale offensive of the Syrian Army, which is rapidly gaining ground in the southwest of the country. In a letter to the commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), a loose umbrella group of armed […]

Canadian women's rugby team advances to Paris 7s quarter-finals

Canada's women's team advanced to the quarter-finals at the World Rugby Women's Seven Series in Paris after a solid showing in the round robin Friday in Paris. They'll play the United States on Saturday at 10:08 a.m. ET.  Canada, which finished 2-1, began the tournament with a renewed sense of purpose after some struggles during the last two tournaments, winning its […]

Ryan O'Reilly's OT winner sinks Russia as Canada advances to world semifinals

Canada will compete for a medal at the world hockey championship for the fourth straight year. Ryan O'Reilly scored the game winner on a 4-on-3 power play 4:57 into overtime Thursday as Canada beat Russia 5-4 and punched its ticket to the semifinals in Copenhagen. Colton Parayko and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins also scored power-play goals while […]

As AI advances rapidly, More Human Than Human says, “Stop, let’s think about this”

Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting More Human Than Human comes along at a time when perhaps no reminder is necessary: leaving life to bots—whether that means machine learning, artificial intelligence, genuine human-like androids, etc.—might get messy for us humans. Westworld gives us one version of a sentient-machine uprising every Sunday, and news cycles like those involving […]