Mississippi, the last American state to renounce the Confederate emblem

Mississippi’s elected officials finally gave up the Confederate emblem that had appeared on their flag for 126 years. The House of Representatives and the State Senate voted on Sunday for a bill that will send the current flag to oblivion.┬áThe legislation has gained support from…

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…

Massive Drop In Smart Phone Sales

The global market for ‘smartphones’ has experienced a decrease of 13% compared to the previous year, according to data from the first quarter of 2020, which means sales below 300 million units. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on the mobile phone market,…

German firm begins testing possible virus vaccine

German pharmaceutical company BioNTech said today that it has started testing a possible coronavirus vaccine in volunteers. The 12 participants in the clinical trial in Germany received doses of the possible BNT162 vaccine since April 23, explained BioNTech, which works with the American Pfizer. Several…

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?…

US bank cancels credit card debts of Canadian customers

A US bank has decided to cancel all credit card debts of its Canadian customers as part of a withdrawal from this market. New York-based Chase Bank announced it was canceling all unpaid debts owed by users of its two credit cards in Canada. As…

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…

White House refuses to cooperate with “unconstitutional” investigation

In an eight-page vitriolic letter sent Tuesday to Democratic leaders, the White House said it would not cooperate in their investigation of the Ukrainian case. If there were any doubts as to whether the Trump administration would cooperate, the letter signed by the White House’s…