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Uber’s autonomous vehicle unit has raised $1 billion (€890 million) from a consortium of investors including SoftBank Group, giving the company a much(...)

Myra, the Michigan Militia Corps Wolverines commanding officer: “I’m a single mom. I joined to learn how to protect myself.”  Photograph: Stephen Starr

On a freezing, overcast Saturday afternoon, the parking lot of Aubree’s pizzeria in Howell, a small town in central Michigan, is filled with oversized(...)

Rafi Eitan, who was a member of the Mossad team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina in 1960. He was a legend in Israel because so many feats of espionage and international intrigue seemed to bear his fingerprints. Photograph: Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images

Rafi Eitan, the Israeli spymaster who commanded the Nazi-hunting team that captured Adolf Eichmann in Argentina, and many years later was unmasked as (...)

Dick Dale:  performing in 2010 in Barcelona. His 1961 hit, Let’s Go Trippin’, is considered the first surf rock instrumental. Photograph: Photo by Jordi Vidal/Redferns

The guitarist Dick Dale, the pioneer of surf rock known for his 1962 hit Misirlou, has died aged 81. He died on Saturday night, Dale’s live bassist, S(...)

The view from Liberty Hall of  traffic crossing the Liffey from Tara Street, in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

Morrill’s Corner in Portland is one of the Maine city’s busiest traffic junctions. Some 33,000 cars pass through it each day, and it doesn’t take much(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron visits the vandalised Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, eastern France, on Tuesday. French residents and public officials from across the political spectrum geared up Tuesday for nationwide rallies against anti-Semitism following a series of anti-Semitic acts, including the swastikas painted on about 80 gravestones at the Jewish cemetery. Photograph: Frederick Florin/ AP

For generations after the second World War, anti-Semitism remained a taboo in Europe – a disease that appeared to afflict only the most irrelevant big(...)

Sir Anthony is seeking to have his bankruptcy case in the Bahamas recognised by US Bankruptcy Court.

After hearing oral arguments Monday, a judge in Pittsburgh has given attorneys in a case involving bankrupt Sir Anthony O’Reilly time to file addition(...)

Sir Anthony O’Reilly:  The one-time billionaire is seeking a declaration in a Pittsburgh court   to prevent Sabina Vidunas reopening her long-running civil action against him seeking damages. File photograph: David Sleator

Sir Anthony O’Reilly’s former personal nurse is seeking to block recognition of his Bahamas bankruptcy in the US by claiming that the centre of his ma(...)

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers leads a gathering in Hanukkah songs outside the Tree of Life synagogue on the first night of Hanukkah, on Sunday, December 2nd, 2018. Photograph: Gene J Puskar

Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill is a bustling, leafy neighbourhood of locally owned shops and large residential brick homes where residents are busily shov(...)

A self-driving Volvo which Uber was testing crashed in Arizona last year.

When assessing who is more prone to be sceptical of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, age is not a significant factor. Generation Z (...)

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