Spain, Morocco seek reset of testy relationship at Rabat summit

Spain, Morocco hold first summit in eight years Relations long strained by illegal migration issue Expected to sign up to 20 agreements on trade, investment RABAT, Feb 2 (Reuters) – Spain and Morocco have agreed to set aside their differences, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday, as they seek to repair a relationship … Read more

Sex, lies and video cams: Andrew Tate turned women into slaves, prosecutors say

BUCHAREST, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The woman from Moldova thought it was love. Internet celebrity Andrew Tate had offered her a new life. They’d even discussed marriage. He asked for only one thing: absolute loyalty. “You must understand that once you are mine, you will be mine forever,” Tate told her on Feb. 4 last … Read more

Pakistan says mosque bomber wore police uniform, breached security on motorbike

PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Feb 2 (Reuters) – The suicide bomber who killed more than 100 people at a mosque in a police compound in the Pakistan city of Peshawar this week wore a police uniform and entered the high security area on a motorbike, a provincial police chief said on Thursday. The bomber behind Monday’s attack … Read more

Canadian lawmakers back resettlement of 10,000 Uyghur Muslims

OTTAWA, Feb 1 (Reuters) – The Canadian parliament on Wednesday unanimously voted in favor of a non-binding proposal for the resettlement of 10,000 Uyghur Muslim refugees from China’s Xinjiang region into Canada over two years. The House of Commons voted 322-0 for Liberal member of parliament Sameer Zuberi’s bill, which also called on the government … Read more

ChatGPT sets record for fastest-growing user base – analyst note

Feb 1 (Reuters) – ChatGPT, the popular chatbot from OpenAI, is estimated to have reached 100 million monthly active users in January, just two months after launch, making it the fastest-growing consumer application in history, according to a UBS study on Wednesday. The report, citing data from analytics firm Similarweb, said an average of about … Read more

Myanmar junta extends emergency as coup anniversary marked by ‘silent protest’

Junta extends state of emergency, says elections must be successful ‘Current situation is under unusual circumstances,’ acting president says Streets deserted in some Myanmar cities for silent protest Protesters hold rallies in Thailand and the Philippines Feb 1 (Reuters) – Myanmar’s junta extended the country’s state of emergency by another six months, the acting president … Read more

Nikki Haley, once Trump’s UN ambassador, to take him on in 2024

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will kick off her campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination this month, squaring off against her one-time boss, former President Donald Trump, two sources familiar with her plans said on Wednesday. The move would make her just the second declared Republican candidate and … Read more

ChatGPT owner launches ‘imperfect’ tool to detect AI-generated text

Jan 31 (Reuters) – OpenAI, the creator of the popular chatbot ChatGPT, has released a software tool to identify text generated by artificial intelligence, the company said in a blog post on Wednesday. ChatGPT is a free program that generates text in response to a prompt, including articles, essays, jokes and even poetry, which has … Read more

Film academy says it will not disqualify surprise Oscar nominee Riseborough

LOS ANGELES, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Hollywood’s motion picture academy will not revoke the unexpected best actress nomination for “To Leslie” star Andrea Riseborough, the group’s chief executive said on Tuesday after a review of an aggressive campaign on her behalf. Riseborough was nominated for best actress for playing an alcoholic single mother in the … Read more

UK’s teachers and civil servants join mass strike on ‘Walkout Wednesday’

Up to 500,000 people expected to join UK strikes Government says big pay rises will fuel inflation Schools shut, most trains not running More strikes involving health workers due next week LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Up to half a million British teachers, civil servants, and train drivers walked out over pay in the largest … Read more