China has pledged “computing vouchers” to subsidise its AI startups, Bayer is still struggling to move past its Roundup woes, and an Israeli senior minister visits the White House. Plus, Warren Buffett is sounding the alarm over wildfires and the utilities industry.

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Buffett sounds wildfire alarm as utilities industry enters new era

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China offers AI computing ‘vouchers’ to its underpowered start-ups

Netanyahu allies lash out at Gantz over Washington trip

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