Deaths in Italy exceed the death rate

The Italian government reported that during March and April there was a surplus of 46,909 deaths compared to the country’s normal death rate, according to a new report that believes most could be attributed to the coronavirus pandemic. The Italian social security and welfare agency…

Google will not develop artificial intelligence for oil

Google will no longer develop custom AI tools to accelerate oil and gas extraction, the company reported Tuesday, taking distance from its cloud computing rivals Microsoft and Amazon. The announcement was made after a report Tuesday that documents how the three tech companies harness artificial…

Who owns the Amazon?

The leaders of the planet will meet over the next few days in New York to discuss major global issues. The Amazon rain forest that burns must concern us all, according to the French president. Does it only concern Brazilians, as President Jair Bolsonaro asserts?…

Alaska records its warmest month ever

July was the hottest month in Alaska , according to the United States National Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Sea ice melted, fish from the Bering Strait swam in temperatures above normal, so did the children in the coastal town of Nome, the…

Workers who went to Trump’s speech in Pennsylvania were told they had to attend, use their vacations or not receive payment

Workers at the Pennsylvania petrochemical plant, where President Donald Trump spoke on Tuesday, were told that if they did not attend the event, they had to use their vacations or not receive any payment for that day. At least some of the workers who attended…

US Government proposes to collect DNA samples from migrants in custody

The Justice Department announced Monday officially is proposing a new rule that authorizes the Department of Homeland Security United States (DHS) to collect DNA samples from the migrants in their custody. The announcement states that DNA samples will be entered into the FBI’s DNA database….

Ortis had “devastating” information that can damage Canada and its allies

The secret information that was in the hands of the alleged RCMP spy, Cameron Ortis, is likely to cause “devastating” damage to Canada and its allies, according to documents consulted by CBC. The information that Mr. Ortis purported to share with a foreign entity or…

Republicans’ protest interrupts impeachment testimony

On Wednesday, at least two dozen Republican representatives made their way to the room, where three House of Representatives committees have been conducting a probe into the Ukrainian case for a few weeks. The testimony of the head of the Pentagon responsible for the Russian…