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Scientists extract speech directly from the brain

San Fransisco - Scientists have extracted speech directly from the brain, as part of a technique designed to one day help people with sever medical conditions to speak. The process is a speech synthesis technology, designed to recreate speech patterns.

Trump's ambitious plan to eliminate HIV welcomed by experts

Washington - President Donald Trump's call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate HIV in the United States within a decade has been welcomed by experts and advocacy organizations even as major challenges remain.

Trump calls for end to 'revenge' politics at State of Union

Washington - US President Donald Trump appealed to Congress Tuesday to unite at a moment of deep partisan division as he made the case for a new era of compromise on immigration and security in his State of the Union address.

Trump says US backs Venezuela's 'quest for freedom': speech excerpts

Washington - President Donald Trump plans to ramp up the pressure on Venezuela's embattled leader Nicolas Maduro in his State of the Union address on Tuesday, doubling down on US support for his challenger Juan Guaido.

FIve things to know about migrant caravans crossing Mexico

Mexico - As US President Donald Trump gives his State of the Union address Tuesday -- sure to include calls to build his long-sought border wall -- here are a few fast facts on the migrant caravans crossing Mexico.- How many are there?

Trump urges unity in State of the Union speech

Washington - President Donald Trump urged Americans to come together Tuesday in a State of the Union speech seeking to turn the page on two years of divisive turmoil and transform him into a bipartisan national leader.

Dueling plans to end US shutdown fail in Senate, talks resume

Washington - The US Senate on Thursday blocked dueling plans to reopen shuttered federal agencies, a fresh setback in efforts to end a month-long government shutdown, but President Donald Trump signaled he could back a "reasonable" proposal that includes border sec...

No one can 'dictate' to China what it should, shouldn't do: Xi

Bejing - President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday to push ahead with China's "reform and opening up" but warned that no one can "dictate" what it does, as the Communist Party celebrated the policy's 40th anniversary.

Hong Kong democrats 'furious' over new election ban

Fpo - A Hong Kong legislator has been barred from standing in a local election after being accused of supporting independence from China, sparking fury Monday among the city's pro-democracy camp who warn of tightening ideological control.

Germany having a tough time enforcing online hate speech law

On January 1 of this year, Germany's new Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) went into full effect. This act states that any company that fails to remove illegal content within 24 hours faces a fine of up to 50 million Euros.

France's Macron warns EU divisions like 'civil war'

Strasbourg - French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Tuesday that divisions between democracy and authoritarianism in Europe were becoming like a "civil war".

France's Macron warns Europe against 'authoritarianism'

Strasbourg - French President Emmanuel Macron warned Europe on Tuesday against the temptations of "authoritarianism" both around the world and inside the European Union itself.

'Dreamer' immigrants get front-row seat to Trump speech

Washington - Dozens of immigrants in legal limbo -- including a young teacher named America -- will have front row seats for President Donald Trump's State of the Union address Tuesday, getting a close-up look at US history despite their own precarious status.

Lebanon's Hariri tells supporters 'I'm staying with you'

Birut - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, back in Beirut after a mysterious odyssey that saw him announce his resignation in Saudi Arabia, told cheering supporters on Wednesday that he was staying."I'm staying with you...

Mugabe defies resignation expectations in TV speech

Harare - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in a much-expected TV address Sunday, stressed he was still in power after his authoritarian 37-year reign was rocked by a military takeover.

Anti-racism protesters greet ex-Trump aide Bannon in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Activists gathered in central Hong Kong Tuesday to protest the visit of US President Donald Trump's former top strategist Steve Bannon, chanting "Nazis are not welcome here!" as they donned cartoon Trump masks.

Trump to warn future of West in doubt in Warsaw speech

Varsovia - US President Donald Trump will use a landmark speech in Warsaw later Thursday to warn that the future of the West is in doubt if nations do not show more resolve.

Macron says France ready for 'radically new path'

Versailles - French President Emmanuel Macron said Monday that the country was ready to embark on a "radically new path" after presidential and parliamentary elections swept him and his new centrist party into power.

Trump slams Iran in first foreign speech

Riyadh - US President Donald Trump made a 30-minute speech on Sunday in the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh on his first foreign visit since taking office.

Trump calls for international isolation of Iran

Riyadh - US President Donald Trump on Sunday urged Muslim countries to deny sanctuary to extremists and called for international isolation of Iran, which he accused of fuelling "sectarian conflict and terror".

Pope says 'demagogic' populism does not help peace

Cairo - Pope Francis denounced "demagogic populism" on Friday and insisted that violence profanes God's name, in a wide-ranging speech as he visited Egypt to push for tolerance."Peace alone...

Ryan Gosling wins Golden Globe award, delivers touching speech

Actor Ryan Gosling won his first Golden Globe award for "Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy" for his role in "La La Land."

Obama says Peres reminded him of 20th-century giants like Mandela

Jerusalem - US President Barack Obama said Shimon Peres reminded him of "giants of the 20th century" like Nelson Mandela in his eulogy for the Nobel Peace Prize winner in Jerusalem on Friday.

Macron says quitting government to 'transform France'

Paris - France's Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday he had quit as economy minister to focus on drawing up a "diagnosis" of the country's woes, but stopped short of declaring a bid for the presidency in 2017.

Japan's ageing emperor hints at abdication

Toukyo - Emperor Akihito said Monday his advancing age and weakening health mean he may no longer be able to carry out his duties, setting the stage for Japan to prepare for an historic abdication.

Key quotes from Clinton's Democratic convention speech

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton vowed to be the president for "all Americans" as she accepted the Democratic Party's presidential nomination -- the first woman to lead a major party in the race for the White House.

Clinton to make economy her 'primary mission'

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton will promise Americans her "primary mission" in the White House would be to lift up those left behind by an uneven economy, as she becomes the first woman to accept the Democratic nomination.

'You are not alone', Pope tells refugees on Lesbos

Kallon - Pope Francis on Saturday told refugees trapped on the Greek island of Lesbos that they are "not alone" in their plight, and called on the world to respond with "common humanity" to the migrant crisis."You are not alone...

Brazil VP 'accidentally' releases post-impeach speech

Bras - Brazil's vice president -- who would take over if Dilma Rousseff is impeached -- on Monday accidentally released the speech he'd give to the nation if she were forced to stand aside, reports said.

Op-Ed: Clinton lays out 10 year war plan in AIPAC speech

Hillary Clinton has concluded her speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). She has outlined a predominantly hostile policy against Iran and firm military commitment to Israel's needs.
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Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony - as censored by the Oxford Union.
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President Barack Obama outlines the details of the American Jobs Act during an address to a Joint Session of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Sept. 8, 2011
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Julian Assange gives a speech to the Sam Adams Award ceremony.
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President Obama delivering his speech on his jobs bill
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