Stop the killer robots! Musk-backed lobbyists fight to save Europe from bad AI – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Voiced by artificial intelligence. A lobby group backed by Elon Musk and associated with a controversial ideology popular among tech billionaires is fighting to prevent killer robots from terminating humanity, and it’s taken hold of Europe’s Artificial Intelligence Act to do so. The Future of Life Institute (FLI) … Read more

Where Britain went wrong – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LIVERPOOL, England — On the long picket line outside the gates of Liverpool’s Peel Port, rain-soaked dock workers warm themselves with cups of tea as they listen to 1980s pop. Dozens of buses, cars and trucks honk in solidarity as they pass. Dockers’ strikes are not new to … Read more

Twitter must play by our rules – POLITICO

Europe has its own message for Elon Musk that it hopes will sink in: He’s about to face some of the world’s toughest online moderation rules and Brussels isn’t going to back down. Musk, who made headlines by bringing a sink to Twitter HQ as he took over the major social media platform, has European … Read more

Boris Johnson pulls out of race to be next UK prime minister – POLITICO

LONDON — Boris Johnson has abandoned his bid to return as U.K. prime minister, saying it is “not the right time” to make another run for No. 10 Downing Street. In a dramatic statement Sunday evening after a weekend spent canvassing Tory MPs, Johnson announced he would not, after all, be putting himself forward to … Read more

Liz Truss apologizes to UK as she tries to keep troubled premiership on track – POLITICO

LONDON — Is it too late now to say sorry? After weeks of market turmoil and countless U-turns, British Prime Minister Liz Truss apologized late Monday for what she called “the mistakes that have been made” during the opening weeks of her already imperiled premiership. “First of all, I do want to accept responsibility and … Read more

Putin backers urge strong retaliation for Kerch Bridge blast – POLITICO

KYIV — The fiery blast on the Kerch Bridge on Saturday triggered a chorus of calls for brutal retaliation against Ukraine among Russian public figures who support President Vladimir Putin.  The calls increase political pressure on Putin, who said in September that Moscow is ready to use “all available means” to protect the country and its … Read more

When will Europe learn to defend itself? – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article PARIS/BERLIN — Thirty years after the horrors of the Balkan wars laid bare Western Europe’s incapacity to deal with conflict on European soil, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is demonstrating how little has changed. As Yugoslavia started to break apart in 1991, it fell to the Luxembourgish Foreign Minister … Read more