Russian Federation says the Moscow talks marked the first time that a Taliban delegation had taken part in such high-level worldwide meeting.The United States and the Afghan government turned down invitations to formally participate in the meeting on grounds that they support only direct talks between the government and the Taliban."We have made it clear already that our participation is at a non-official level +".Representatives from Iran, China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan arrived for the talks, officials said. "The latest talks occurred last month where newly appointed special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalamay Khalilzad, led the US team"."We confirmed to them [Taliban representatives] that we are ready to go on negotiations without conditions", he said. This time, the Afghan government hasn't sent its envoys, but several members of the government-appointed Peace Council are attending the event. This will be the first appearance by the Taliban at … [Read more...] about If Delhi can talk to Taliban why not Kashmir militants
Geospatial artificial intelligence or GEO AI is considered as a new form of machine learning HYDERABAD, TELANGANA, INDIA, August 7, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Geospatial Analytics have seamlessly found their applications in a number of applications across governmental, industrial and commercial sectors. The Agriculture sector in particular has been an early adopter of geospatial analytics as an increasing need for improved yield drives the adoption of Geospatial AI. Critical challenges faced by the agriculture industry include increased demand for agricultural produce, and resource (Land, water) constraints among others. Global population is projected to exceed 9.6 billion by 2050, it will be critical to optimize agricultural production and food supply chains to more efficiently produce and deliver food, fiber and fuel, to meet the growing demand. Factors such as high population growth and major changes in political, economic and social systems have resulted in the increased food … [Read more...] about Increasing Adoption of Precision Agriculture to Spur the Global Geo Analytics AI Market
The 2018 FIFA World Cup has just wrapped up a month-long quadrennial festival of soccer. I’ve watched and played sports my whole life, and watching the World Cup has always been a highlight. As a kid, I loved hearing the otherworldly-sounding names, seeing faces I didn’t see in my English working-class neighborhood, and marveling at the uniforms and anthems of places I had barely heard of and most assuredly could not find on a map – cue Dad flexing his well-toned didactic muscles as he had me reaching for a high shelf to bring down the enormous Atlas of the World. Reflexively, I would support the England soccer team and remained engaged with their progress through the major tournaments through my late 20s. Something broke in the middle of the first decade of the new millennium. Not only had my engagement with the men’s national soccer team morphed from interest to apathy to antipathy, so had my general sense of what it was to be English, then British. In … [Read more...] about Truman Talks: Running From or To?
WHITE HOUSE — U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday made his most explicit statement yet that he is open to direct talks with Iran. Trump, in the White House East Room during a joint news conference with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, was asked by a reporter if he would be willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. “I believe in meeting,” Trump responded. “Speaking to other people, especially when you’re talking about potentials of war and death and famine and lots of other things, you meet. There’s nothing wrong in meeting.” Trump noted his recent one-on-one discussions with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and Russian President Vladimir Putin as examples of his direct diplomacy with leaders deemed hostile to U.S. interests. “So, I would certainly meet with Iran if they wanted to meet. I don’t know that they’re ready yet. They’re having a hard time right now,” Trump added. … [Read more...] about Trump Says Ready to Talk Directly with Iran’s President
Wang Yi told reporters following talks with his British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, that China would continue to follow the system put in place when the city was turned over to Chinese rule in 1997.Hunt is now on his first trip to China in his new role and while speaking to Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi, he managed to get his own wife's nationality wrong.Jeremy Hunt accidentally referred to his Chinese wife as Japanese today in a freaky gaffe on his debut as Foreign Secretary in Beijing.As well as risking upsetting his wife, Mr Hunt's blunder also threatened to offend the Chinese officials sat across the table from him. That´s a awful mistake to make.China and Japan have been traditional rivals for centuries.Hunt said Britain appreciates China's achievements in poverty reduction as well as economic and social rights.Hunt was appointed foreign secretary after Johnson resigned earlier this month, saying he could not deliver Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan.Mr Hunt married … [Read more...] about China offers post-Brexit trade talks with Britain, says Jeremy Hunt