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Trump joins Amazon's Twitch despite dislike for Jeff Bezos

President Donald Trump is now on Twitch, Amazon’s live-streaming platform that initially launched as a place for gamers to interact with audiences in real-time.

Married priests question raises fears of Church split

Vatican City - An idea to fill empty pulpits in remote locations by allowing married men to become priests is bitterly dividing a Vatican assembly, with critics warning the emotive issue could fracture the Catholic Church.

Brazil highways drive Amazon development — and destruction

Ruropolis - Trucker Erik Fransuer spends months at a time driving back and forth on highways that cut through the Amazon in northern Brazil, delivering soy or corn to river ports.

Vatican to shine light on Amazon's indigenous communities

Vatican City - Pope Francis will gather Catholic bishops at the Vatican Sunday to champion the isolated and poverty-struck indigenous communities of the Amazon, whose way of life is under threat.

More chores for Amazon's Alexa, and a new (celebrity) voice

Seattle - Amazon unveiled a lineup of new Alexa-powered products on Wednesday extending from homes and cars to wearable devices, and a celebrity voice option for the popular digital assistant.

More chores for Amazon's Alexa, and a new (celebrity) voice

Seattle - Amazon unveiled a lineup of new Alexa-powered products on Wednesday extending from homes and cars to wearable devices, and a celebrity voice option for the popular digital assistant.

As global leaders meet, the Amazon rainforest burns

Rio De Janeiro - The fires that burned through the Amazon rainforest last month sparked international outcry and offers of help, but as world leaders meet in New York, the planet's largest rainforest remains engulfed in flames.

Amazon's sweeping plan to reach climate goals 10 years early

Acknowledging criticism from activists and his own employees, Amazon founder, and CEO Jeff Bezos announced a sweeping new plan called "The Climate Pledge," committing the e-commerce giant to meeting the Paris Climate Pact goals 10 years early.

Amazon pledges to be carbon neutral by 2040

Washington - Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged Thursday to make the US technology and retail giant carbon neutral by 2040 and encourage other firms to do likewise, in a bid to help meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years early.

Amazon pledges to meet Paris climate goals 10 years early

Washington - Amazon chief Jeff Bezos pledged Thursday the US corporate giant will become carbon neutral by 2040 and would encourage other firms to do the same, in a bid to help meet the goals of the Paris climate accord 10 years early.

Amazon countries meet to bolster rainforest protection

Leticia - Presidents and ministers from seven Amazon countries met in Colombia on Friday to agree on measures to protect the world's biggest rainforest, under threat from wildfires and rampant deforestation.

Bolivia has lost 1.7 million hectares to fire: government

La Paz - Wildfires raging in Bolivia's forests and grasslands since May have destroyed 1.7 million hectares (4.2 million acres), officials said Wednesday, amid an $11 million effort by the government to contain them.

Op-Ed: Amazon's Bezos pressed by lawmakers over product safety

Seattle - Lawmakers last week asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to explain what the company is doing to prevent third-party sellers from selling dangerous, illegal and misleading products on its platform.

Apple says sorry, but Amazon dominates voice assistant market

There are several news items relating to voice assistants, from the dominance of Baidu and Amazon being confirmed; with the BBC launching its own voice assistant; and Apple apologizing over Siri's covert spying.

Fires not the only threat facing Amazon

- Raging wildfires have drawn the world's attention to the Amazon but immolation is just one of the dangers facing the world's largest rain forest, environmental experts across the region say.The Amazon, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.

Bolsonaro's son heads to Washington to thank Trump for Amazon support

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's son and hopeful ambassador to the United States is set to travel to Washington Friday to thank Donald Trump for his support during the crisis surrounding the fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Bolivia lost 1.2 mn hectares to fires this year, govt says

La Paz - Fires have destroyed 1.2 million hectares (3.2 million acres) of forest and grasslands in Bolivia this year, the government said on Wednesday, though environmentalists claim the true figure is much greater.

Expert breaks down numbers from Amazon wildfires

As Brazil’s wildfires continue to rage, it has been widely reported that the Amazon rainforest is responsible for producing 20 percent of the world’s oxygen supply. This is incorrect, according to carbon cycle expert Neal Blair.

Amazon fires a 'tipping point': forestry group chief

Kitakata - The fires tearing through the Amazon represent a "tipping point" for the health of the rainforest, the head of a top global forestry management body said Wednesday, urging the world to do more to save the trees.

Morales thanks G7 for 'tiny' Amazon aid

La Paz - Bolivia's leftist President Evo Morales gave a half-hearted welcome Tuesday to a G7 pledge of $20 million to fight the Amazon wildfires, describing it as "tiny.

Morales under pressure over Bolivia's Amazon fires

La Paz - Like his far-right rival President Jair Bolsonaro in neighboring Brazil, Bolivia's leftist leader Evo Morales is facing mounting fury from environmental groups over voracious wildfires in his own country.

G7 pledges millions to help fight Amazon fires

Biarritz - The G7 has agreed to spend 20 million euros ($22 million) on the Amazon, mainly to send fire-fighting aircraft to tackle the huge blazes engulfing many parts of the world's biggest rainforest, the presidents of France and Chile announced Monday.

Call for big businesses to put ethics and environment over profit

A group of business leaders have called upon their major corporate counterparts, like Apple and Amazon, to start putting ethics ahead of profits, with a particular focus on the environment.

Brazil's Bolsonaro endorses sexist post about French first lady

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro endorsed a sexist Facebook post about France's first lady Brigitte Macron Sunday, the latest chapter in an escalating war of words between him and his French counterpart over the Amazon crisis.

UK pledges £10 mn for fire-ravaged Amazon

Biarritz - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday pledged £10 million ($12.3 million) to help restore the Amazon rainforest which has been ravaged by fires, sparking a wave of global concern.

Amazon fires: how celebrities are spreading misinformation

Rio De Janeiro - Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon -- from Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo to Leonardo DiCaprio and Emmanuel Macron -- have unwittingly ended up misleading millions on social media, either sharing photographs of the reg...

UN chief Guterres says 'deeply concerned' by Amazon fires

New York - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said Thursday he was "deeply concerned" by wildfires that have devoured large sections of the Amazon rainforest, blanketing several Brazilian cities in thick smoke.

Five things to know about the Amazon

Salvador - The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.1 million square miles), an ecological treasure threatened by escalating deforestation and forest fires.

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Salvador - Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday suggesting green groups started the blazes.

Five things to know about the Amazon

Salvador - The Amazon is the largest tropical forest in the world, covering 5.5 million square kilometers (2.1 million square miles), an ecological treasure threatened by escalating deforestation and forest fires.
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