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Israel: metal detectors to be removed from holy site in Jerusalem

Late-night announcement regarding al-Aqsa mosque comes after days of violent confrontations that have claimed seven lives Israel has announced it will remove claimed seven lives. The removal of the detectors appeared to be part of a deal that saw the repatriation of Israeli diplomats from Jordan, including an embassy security guard who had been involved in a

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Three-quarters of world has little or no confidence in Trump, Pew study finds

Support for US president now below that of George Bush following Iraq invasion, with research showing persistently low ratings for Trump in Europe More than three-quarters of the world has little or no confidence in Donald Trumps global leadership and his signature policies, with support for the American presidency collapsing fastest among Americas traditional allies in Europe, according to new polling by the Pew Research Center. In many countries, support for the US president is now below that of George Bush in 2004, following the Iraq invasion. Globally, two-thirds of…

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Three computer vision experts join TechCrunchs Tel Aviv event

Whos going to be the next Mobileye? Computer vision is a hot topic for the tech industry, and especially in Israel. It seems like Israeli entrepreneurs are one step ahead when it comes to developing computer vision technology. Thats why were excited to announce that three computer vision experts are going to join us on stage to share their knowledge about this space. First up, Inon Beracha has become a well-known name in Israel. He is the former CEO of PrimeSense a computer vision startup that developed the core technology…

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UN panel releases draft treaty banning possession and use of nuclear weapons

States would have to destroy any nuclear weapons they have and would be forbidden from transferring them A draft treaty banning the possession and use of all nuclear weapons. The draft treaty is the culmination of a sustained campaign, supported by more than 130 non-nuclear states frustrated with the sclerotic pace of disarmament, to prohibit nuclear weapons and persuade nuclear-armed states to disarm. Nine countries are known or believed to possess nuclear weapons: the US, UK, Russia, China, France, India, Pakistan, North Korea and Israel. None has supported the draft…

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