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As the technology to produce personalized videos and chatbots advances and spreads, experts worry that voters will have an increasingly difficult time distinguishing between real and synthetic messages. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/ai-tools-india-elections/ #worldnews #politics #india #ai #deepfakes #misinformation #fakenews

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The Moscow attacks have brought terrorism concerns back to the fore. How well-equipped is Southeast Asia to thwart extremism? The bag is mixed. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/18/world/southeast-asia-counterterrorism/

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The greenback is strong because the American economy is vigorous. The region does have choices, none of them easy. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/18/world/asian-currencies-dollar-rampage/

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While Israel's government and the public are torn about how to respond to recent Iranian strikes, the failure of Oct. 7 will determine Netanyahu's legacy unless he can turn the current moment into a reversal and reshape his country’s security position. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/netanyahu-hitting-iran-heeding-allies/

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Germany is already seeking air defence systems for Ukraine from Persian Gulf states https://www.byteseu.com/37976/

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Russia is pressing ahead with construction of two new transport corridors linking Asia and Europe, seeking to weaken sanctions over its war in Ukraine at the same time as Middle East turmoil is disrupting global trade. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/russia-asia-trade-routes-sanctions/ #worldnews #politics #iran #trade #asia #ukraine #russia #russiaukrainewar #vladimirputin

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New research from Microsoft indicates that Russia seeks to weaken U.S. backing for Ukraine before the 2024 election, while Chinese influence efforts aim to divide Americans and erode their trust in democracy. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/microsoft-russia-china-sway-vote/ #worldnews #politics #microsoft #russia #china #us

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U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson is moving ahead with new assistance for Ukraine and Israel in the face of threats from Republican hardliners to oust him. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/hardliners-johnson-ukraine-israel-plan/ #worldnews #politics #mikejohnson #ukraine #russia #russiaukrainewar #israel #gaza #israelhamaswar

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Israel is carrying out "an insidious campaign to end UNRWA's operations" in Gaza as food shortages only worsen, the agency's head says. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/unrwa-chief-famine-gaza/

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Israel will make its own decisions about how to defend itself, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, as Western countries pleaded for restraint in responding to a volley of attacks from Iran. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/israel-netanyahu-west-restraint/

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European Union leaders weighed a response to suspicions of Russian meddling ahead of June elections in the bloc, with several states pushing for sanctions targeting "malign activities" by Moscow. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/eu-russian-interference-election/ #worldnews #politics #eu #russia #europe #elections #disinformation #brussels

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The United Nations Security Council is scheduled to vote Friday on a Palestinian request for full U.N. membership. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/un-palestine-membership-vote/

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Leaked Cables Show White House Opposes Palestinian Statehood

Despite Biden’s pledge to support a two-state solution, cables argue that Palestine should not be granted U.N. member status.

https://theintercept.com/2024/04/17/united-nations-biden-palestine-statehood/

thejapantimes, to worldnews
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European Union leaders decided on Wednesday to step up sanctions against Iran after Tehran's missile and drone attack on Israel. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/18/world/politics/eu-leaders-iran-sanctions-israel/

mostaurelius, to worldnews
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Documenting Six Months of Israeli War Crimes in Gaza

For six months, Israel has been deliberately killing civilians in Gaza and destroying infrastructure to make the area uninhabitable. Israeli academic Lee Mordechai summarizes the horrific results of an operation that is wholly immoral and criminal.

https://jacobin.com/2024/04/israel-gaza-war-crimes-genocide-idf

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Flights into Dubai were diverted and cars were left stranded on flooded roads after record rainfall over the past day brought the city to a standstill. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/17/world/society/dubai-record-rain-flooding/ #worldnews #society #dubai #uae #weather

thejapantimes, to worldnews
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Israel needs a strategic approach that not only minimizes humanitarian suffering in Gaza but also aims for achievable objectives when it comes to Hamas and Iran. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/16/world/israel-must-end-gaza-war/

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There’s a nonzero chance the 2024 avian influenza will grow into a problem. Are the government agencies protecting our food and health prepared? https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/17/world/bird-flu-cows/ #commentary #worldnews #cows #agriculture #birdflu #influenza #health #medicine

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Global warming is still not a mainstream political issue, even though it is fundamentally affected by and affects how power and wealth are distributed. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/17/world/climate-change-is-political/

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"The [Russian Foreign Ministry] document for the first time provides official confirmation and codification of what many in the elite say has become a hybrid war against the West. is seeking to subvert Western support for and disrupt the domestic politics of the and countries, through campaigns supporting isolationist and policies”


https://wapo.st/3vMlQ39

thejapantimes, to worldnews
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The condition is more common and often more severe in women. A new study offers clues as to why that is — and what it could mean for other chronic ailments. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/commentary/2024/04/17/world/sex-differences-long-covid/ #commentary #worldnews #covid19 #longcovid #health #medicine #vaccines #testosterone

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The top U.S. military commander in Europe gave a candid assessment of Ukraine's vital lack of manpower and supplies: "If one side can shoot and the other side can’t shoot back, the side that can’t shoot back loses.” https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/17/world/ukraine-ammunition-soldiers-air-defense/

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The United States has provided assurances to London's High Court that may pave the way for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be extradited. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/04/17/world/crime-legal/assange-extradition-us-uk-court/

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