UN adopts resolution on rape in conflicts after US threatens veto
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UN adopts resolution on rape in conflicts after US threatens veto

The UN Security Council on Tuesday adopted a watered-down, German-drafted resolution on sexual violence in conflicts, after last-minute amendments were added to appease the United States. The United States had threatened a veto due to references to “sexual…

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Modernizing B2B sales: Here’s a formula for winning the race
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Modernizing B2B sales: Here’s a formula for winning the race

The future of B2B sales Craig Rosenberg, co-founder and chief analyst at Topo, tells Tonya Hall his perspective about what B2B sales will look like in the future. When I met Giles House, he was the CMO of…

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Microsoft to join MLflow project, add native support to Azure Machine Learning
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Microsoft to join MLflow project, add native support to Azure Machine Learning

Microsoft has been serious about helping data scientists track and manage their machine learning experiments for some time now. For example, the company’s Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) cloud service has supported the logging of experiments, including iterative runs with…

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Databricks unveils new open source project to clean up data lakes
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Databricks unveils new open source project to clean up data lakes

During our 2018 year ahead predictions, we forecast that cloud storage would become the de facto data lake. The dilemma is that cloud storage was designed for just that – storage. But increasingly, business analysts and data scientists…

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A standard for storing big data? Apache Spark creators release open-source Delta Lake
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A standard for storing big data? Apache Spark creators release open-source Delta Lake

Using big data to create value for external customers and internal teams Zhe Zhang, manager of Core Big Data at LinkedIn, discusses open source deep learning and artificial intelligence tools used at LinkedIn. In theory, data lakes sound…

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Lyra McKee: Murdered journalist honored at Northern Ireland funeral
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Lyra McKee: Murdered journalist honored at Northern Ireland funeral

Lyra McKee, a 29-year-old journalist who was shot dead by a New IRA gunman in Northern Ireland last week, was honored by hundreds of mourners and political leaders at a funeral in Belfast on Wednesday. The 29-year-old was shot…

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Scotland’s First Minister calls for second independence referendum by 2021
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Scotland’s First Minister calls for second independence referendum by 2021

Scotland will take the first steps towards holding another referendum on independence from the United Kingdom, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Wednesday. Sturgeon added that the referendum should be held before May 2021, when the current Scottish parliamentary…

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Get ready for the end of the EU as we know it, says Ivan Krastev
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Get ready for the end of the EU as we know it, says Ivan Krastev

DW: Your last book has an astonishing title: “After Europe”. Does that mean Europe no longer exists? Ivan Krastev: The book expressed my disagreement with people who take the European Union for granted. I do not say the…

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German income inequality a cause for concern as east-west divide deepens
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German income inequality a cause for concern as east-west divide deepens

A new study released by the Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) in Düsseldorf on Wednesday starkly outlines the divide between wealthy and poor German communities. Whereas residents in the Bavarian city of Starnberg — near Munich…

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Cybersecurity: UK could build an automatic national defence system, says GCHQ chief
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Cybersecurity: UK could build an automatic national defence system, says GCHQ chief

Cybersecurity is in shambles: Who’s to blame? We are building our future on a creaking digital foundation. It’s time for that to change. The UK could one day create a national cyber-defence system built on sharing real-time cybersecurity…

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