February 19, 2020

Iran reports 2 novel coronavirus deaths, the country’s 1st cases

BornaMir/iStock(TEHRAN, Iran) -- Iranian authorities said that two patients diagnosed with novel coronavirus in the country are now dead, Fars News Agency, the nation's state-run news organization, reported Wednesday. Earlier on Wednesday, health officials said two cases of the virus, known officially as COVID-19, had been detected in the central province of Qom. The World Health Organization has not yet confirmed the two Iranian coronavirus deaths, but should they be confirmed, it would ra..
February 19, 2020

Prince Harry and Meghan confirm last day as working members of Britain’s royal family

Chris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Being royalty is usually a lifetime role, not one that comes with start and end dates. However, an end date as working members of Britain's royal family is set for Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Harry and Meghan's last day as working members of Britain's royal family will be March 31, a spokesperson for the Sussexes confirmed Wednesday. The couple's office at Buckingham Palace, their headquarters for the past ye..
February 19, 2020

EU imposes sweeping regulations on facial recognition, Artificial Intelligence

inakiantonana/iStock(NEW YORK) -- The European Union is set to announce Wednesday sweeping new proposals regulating technology including artificial intelligence and data collection. The proposals could place a temporary ban on all facial recognition in public, create a single market for data throughout the entire EU, and ask for almost $22 billion to invest in A.I. The new tech regulations have sent Silicon Valley executives, like Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai, ..
February 19, 2020

Former North Korean diplomat declares run for National Assembly in South Korea

ABC News(SEOUL, South Korea) -- A high-level North Korean official who defected to South Korea in 2016 plans to run for a seat in South Korea’s National Assembly elections this April. If elected, Thae Yong-ho would be the first-ever former North Korean official to become a lawmaker in the South. A former deputy ambassador at the North Korean embassy in London, Thae caught public attention as he was spotted accompanying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s elder brother Kim Jong Chul to a Eric Cla..