Netanyahu seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in Gaza in new postwar plan

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — Israel seeks open-ended control over security and civilian affairs in the Gaza Strip, according to a long-awaited postwar plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. It was swiftly rejected Friday by Palestinian leaders and runs counter to Washington’s vision for the war-ravaged enclave. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented the two-page document … Read more

India seeks to boost rooftop solar, especially for its remote areas

BENGALURU, India — Just a few years ago, someone who wanted to install a rooftop solar connection in India faced getting multiple approvals, finding a reliable company to install the panels and spending heavily before seeing the first surge of clean energy. But that’s changing. The government has streamlined the approvals process, made it easier … Read more

Israel seeks to evacuate Palestinians jammed into a southern Gaza city ahead of an expected invasion

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said he has ordered the military to prepare a plan to evacuate civilians from Rafah ahead of an expected Israeli invasion of the densely populated southern Gaza city. The announcement came after heavy international criticism, including from the U.S., of Israeli intentions to move ground forces … Read more

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman reportedly seeks trillions of dollars for AI chip project

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is seeking trillions of dollars in investments to overhaul the global semiconductor industry, The Wall Street Journal reported. Altman has long talked of the supply-and-demand problem with AI chips — many AI giants want them, but there aren’t enough to go around — and that it limits OpenAI’s growth. He’s considering … Read more

Wisconsin woman involved in Slender Man attack as child seeks release from psychiatric institute

FILE – Morgan Geyser enters a Waukesha County courtroom for a status hearing, Sept. 29, 2017, in Waukesha, Wis. Geyser, one of two Wisconsin women accused of stabbing a classmate nearly to death almost a decade ago to please horror character Slender Man, again asked a judge on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, to release her … Read more

China’s PBOC announces RRR cut as it seeks to boost growth

Pan Gongsheng was named party secretary of the People’s Bank of China on July 1, 2023. Vcg | Visual China Group | Getty Images BEIJING — China pledged to reduce the amount of liquidity that its banks are required to hold as reserves early next month in its bid to boost its struggling economy. Reserve … Read more

Blinken in Africa seeks to reassure that the U.S. still cares

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast — Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in West Africa this week and drove straight to an African soccer championship match, a moment of pride for this coastal country and a prime opportunity to show American support for a national evendt. But Beijing had … Read more

Singapore seeks expanded governance framework for generative AI

XH4D/Getty Images Singapore has released a draft governance framework on generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) that it says is necessary to address emerging issues, including incident reporting and content provenance.  The proposed model builds on the country’s existing AI governance framework, which was first released in 2019 and last updated in 2020.  Also: How generative AI … Read more

Elon Musk wants more control of Tesla, seeks 25% voting power

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., during a fireside discussion on artificial intelligence risks with Rishi Sunak, UK prime minister, not pictured, in London, UK, on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023.  Tolga Akmen | Bloomberg | Getty Images Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who also owns the social network X (formerly known as … Read more