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Microsoft threatens to restrict data from rival AI search tools- Bloomberg News

(Reuters) -Microsoft Corp has threatened to cut off access to its internet-search data, which it licenses to rival search engines, if they do not stop using it as the basis for their own artificial intelligence chat products, Bloomberg News reported on Friday. The company has told at least two customers that using its Bing search …

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Strong turnout in Cuba’s national legislative elections -government

By Dave Sherwood HAVANA (Reuters) -Upwards of 70% of eligible Cubans had cast ballots by late Sunday afternoon in an election for the 470 lawmakers who will represent them in the country´s National Assembly, with voter turnout topping that of two previous votes in 2022, officials said. Participation in Sunday’s election was widely seen by …

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U.N. nuclear watchdog head may visit Russia soon, not this week -RIA

(Reuters) – The U.N. nuclear watchdog head will not travel to Russia this week, but a visit is possible in the near future, Russian news agency RIA reported early on Monday, citing Moscow’s permanent representative to international organisations in Vienna. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director General Rafael Grossi announced on Saturday that he would …

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Orlando Bloom, a UNICEF ambassador and actor, visits children’s centre in Kyiv

By Nick Starkov KYIV (Reuters) – Orlando Bloom, a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations children’s organization UNICEF and a star of the “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Lord of the Rings” movies visited a children’s centre in Kyiv on Sunday. It was his first trip to Ukraine since 2016, the British actor said. He …

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Swedish central bank chief says more rate hikes likely due to stubborn inflation

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Swedish central bank might have underestimated inflationary pressure and will likely have to stick to its forecasts of another interest rate hike in April, Riksbank Governor Erik Thedeen said on Sunday. The central bank has raised rates to 3% from 0% a year ago and has yet to curb 9.4% inflation, …

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Trump casts 2024 contest in apocalyptic terms, slams prosecutors

By Nathan Layne WACO, Texas (Reuters) -Donald Trump used his first election rally in Waco, Texas, to cast the 2024 presidential vote in apocalyptic terms, slam his leading Republican rival Ron DeSantis and rail against prosecutors pursuing him with criminal investigations he likened to a “Stalinist Russia horror show.”     Speaking to several thousand of …

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