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Nobel laurate Jody Williams campaigns against killer robots

Oct. 21, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nobel Peace laureate Jody Williams is helping lead a campaign for a new international treaty to ban killer weapons that can select targets and fire without decision-making by a human being. Williams said at a news conference Monday that these lethal autonomous weapons "are crossing a...

China's 70-year parade shows global ambition as HK protests

Oct. 1, 2019 9:52 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's Communist Party marked 70 years in power with a military parade Tuesday that showcased the country's global ambitions while police in Hong Kong fought protesters in a reminder of strains at home. Trucks carrying nuclear missiles designed to evade U.S. defenses, a supersonic attack...

China parades its latest missiles in challenge to US, others

Oct. 1, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Military planners in Washington and elsewhere will be taking note of new missile technology displayed by China, particularly a hypersonic ballistic nuclear missile believed capable of breaching all existing anti-missile shields deployed by the U.S. and its allies. The vehicle-mounted Dong...

Military parade will be rare look at China's arms, ambitions

Sep. 29, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A parade Tuesday by China's secretive military will be a rare look at its rapidly developing arsenal, including possibly a nuclear-capable missile that could reach the United States in 30 minutes, as Beijing gets closer to matching Washington and other powers in weapons technology. The...

Japan sees N Korea missile, China space activity as threat

Sep. 27, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has raised its caution level about North Korea's missile capability, saying in a defense report that the country resumed missile tests while taking no concrete denuclearization steps and had succeeded in making miniaturized warheads. The annual defense paper, approved Friday by the...

US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia

Sep. 26, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending one Patriot missile battery and four ground-based radar systems to Saudi Arabia, the Pentagon said Thursday, in what officials describe as the first steps to help the kingdom protect itself against Iranian attacks. Two more Patriot batteries and a THAAD missile defense...

Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before

Aug. 25, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was...