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Amazon.com, Inc., is an American multinational technology company based in Seattle, Washington, that focuses on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. It is considered one of the Big Four technology companies along with Google, Apple, and Facebook.

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Brazil's Amazon chief Raoni tapped for 2020 Nobel Peace Prize nomination

A group of Brazilian anthropologists and environmentalists has put forward Chief Raoni Metuktire of the Kayapó tribe as a candidate for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize for a lifetime of work protecting the..
Reuters - Published

Brazil says U.S. offer for help on Amazon appears more effective

Brazil's Foreign Affairs Minister Ernesto Araújo said on Friday that the United States' offer to help in the Amazon appears to be a more effective cooperation than former European efforts in that..
Reuters - Published

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A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon [Video]A nun's brutal death shows lawlessness in Brazil's Amazon

Deaths related to land disputes highlight the problem of policing the vast Amazon, where this year loggers, cattle ranchers, and farmers have been accused of triggering a sharp rise in fires and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:04Published

Three US Senators Send Letter To Jeff Bezos About Driver Abuse [Video]Three US Senators Send Letter To Jeff Bezos About Driver Abuse

Three U.S. senators wrote a letter to Amazon’s Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos. Those include Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Sherrod Brown. They said the company should stop working..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Creepy or cute? Robot pals for you and your dog [Video]Creepy or cute? Robot pals for you and your dog

Virtual assistants and robot toys are nothing new. But at a Berlin tech expo some companies are trying to push the envelope a bit further. Matthew Larotonda reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires [Video]Brazilian farmer 'can't keep up' with the fires

Brazil's wildfires continue to burn across the Amazon and some residents - facing encroaching flames - feel they're fighting a losing battle. Nathan Frandino has more.

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Amazon Experiments With New Check Out Method At Whole Foods [Video]Amazon Experiments With New Check Out Method At Whole Foods

The NY Post and Business Insider report that Amazon is working on new check-out technology at Whole Foods. The new technology would allow customers at its Whole Foods stores to check out by just waving..

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Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute [Video]Brazil cancels indigenous land requests after land dispute

Indigenous claims to ancestral lands rejected as groups are pushed into crowded reserves and Amazon fires rage.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Amazon wildfires spread, with 72,843 detected so far this year [Video]Amazon wildfires spread, with 72,843 detected so far this year

Fires continue to consume the normally lush Amazon, killing animals and leading to respiratory illnesses according to the leader of an indigenous group in Rondonia state.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies [Video]Germany, Norway halt aid funding over Brazil's Amazon policies

At least two European countries freeze donations to Amazon Fund over record fires under Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:52Published

Amazon fires: Soldiers join volunteers to battle fire [Video]Amazon fires: Soldiers join volunteers to battle fire

More than 1.5 million hectares of Bolivia's Amazon and Chiquitano tropical forests have been destroyed by fire.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:26Published

Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban [Video]Amazon fires: burning continues despite ban

Amazon continues to burn despite Bolsonaro issuing 60-day ban on fires in the region.

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Top 7 Favorite Brands Of Millennials [Video]Top 7 Favorite Brands Of Millennials

7. Google 6. Samsung 5. Target 4. Walmart 3. Nike 2. Apple 1. Amazon

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Watch: Brazilian soldiers rescue animals from Amazon fires [Video]Watch: Brazilian soldiers rescue animals from Amazon fires

The forest is home to 1,500 species of birds, 500 species of mammals and 550 of reptiles.

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Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil [Video]Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro may have drawn sharp criticism on the international stage for his handling of the wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home the crisis may have fueled his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:57Published

Bolivia: Ecological disaster as Amazon blazes rage [Video]Bolivia: Ecological disaster as Amazon blazes rage

President Evo Morales faces criticism for not acting quickly enough to contain wildfires scorching the Amazon.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:38Published

Timberland parent to stop buying Brazil's leather [Video]Timberland parent to stop buying Brazil's leather

The parent company of Timerberland, Vans and the NorthFace, said it will stop buying Brazilian leather for its products over concerns the South American country isn't doing enough to grapple with fires..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:13Published

Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage [Video]Brazil's president calls for more development in Amazon despite outrage

Jair Bolsonaro's statement came despite condemnation over his handling of a record number of wildfires apparently linked to illegal farming and logging.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Colombia's FARC rebels announce new offensive [Video]Colombia's FARC rebels announce new offensive

A former commander of the FARC, the Colombian guerilla group, says a new offensive will be launched as the Colombia government struggles to uphold the 2016 peace deal signed in Havana. Priscilla Huff..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Brazilians 'support' Bolsonaro in Macron spat: FM [Video]Brazilians 'support' Bolsonaro in Macron spat: FM

Brazil's foreign minister Ernesto Araujo said on Wednesday that the Brazilian public supported President Jair Bolsonaro in his ongoing spat with French president Emmanuel Macron, sparked by his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Cara Delevingne: Comparing my new fantasy show to Game Of Thrones is lazy [Video]Cara Delevingne: Comparing my new fantasy show to Game Of Thrones is lazy

Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne attend a screening of their new Amazon series Carnival Row, which is set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with a race of displaced mythological fairies. The pair..

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How will Brazil's Amazon fires drive climate change? [Video]How will Brazil's Amazon fires drive climate change?

There were about 80,000 fires this year, more than an 80 percent increase compared with the same period last year.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published

Brazil welcomes aid for Amazon fires, wants control over funds [Video]Brazil welcomes aid for Amazon fires, wants control over funds

President says Brazil should have autonomy over Amazon, as law for developing indigenous land is pushed out.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Forest floor scattered with ash and dead animals as Bolivia battles its own vast Amazon fires [Video]Forest floor scattered with ash and dead animals as Bolivia battles its own vast Amazon fires

On the burned ground, dead animals are found and the others are running after a wildfire raged in the area

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults' [Video]Bolsonaro softens on Amazon aid after spat with Macron over 'insults'

Bolsonaro said Macron must apologise "before we talk or accept anything from France " but a spokesman later said Brazil would accept foreign aid.

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Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires [Video]Vet saves animals, sounds alarm over Bolivian wildfires

What was until recently a verdant area of trees and wildlife in Southern Bolivia has now become a charred landscape where life teeters on the brink after wildfires ravaged the region -- but one..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

 

Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google emails demanded in U.S. House panel probe

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from top executives of Amazon.com Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc ,..
Reuters - Published

US and Brazil agree to Amazon development

Brazil's foreign minister also hit back at criticism over Brazil's handling of the Amazon fires.
BBC News - Published

House panel demands tech company emails in antitrust investigation

A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Friday demanded internal emails, detailed financial information and other company records from Amazon.com Inc. , Facebook Inc , Apple Inc , and Alphabet Inc's..
Reuters - Published

Years after nun's murder, church activists face threats in lawless Amazon

Fourteen years ago, on a dirt road near a remote settlement in northern Brazil, a gunman paid by local cattle ranchers executed a U.S. nun who had spent much of her life fighting to save the Amazon..
Reuters - Published

Three U.S. senators urge Amazon's Bezos to check driver abuse

Three U.S. senators on Thursday said Amazon.com Inc should stop working with delivery contractors that violate labor laws by imposing unfair conditions on drivers delivering packages for the e-commerce..
Reuters - Published

'Day of Fire': Blazes ignite suspicion in Amazon town

A maverick journalist in this isolated Brazilian ranching town warned his readers last month that the surrounding Amazon was about to go up in flames.
Reuters - Published

Rihanna takes New York Fashion Week into the streaming era

The singer and designer bans phones from her catwalk show because Amazon has the rights to stream it.
BBC News - Published

Motorist who ran down Amazon driver guilty of GBH

Chance Bright, 23, was left paralysed from the waist down after being dragged along by a scrap van.
BBC News - Published

EU antitrust chief Vestager gets another five-year term with more powers

Europe's antitrust chief Margrethe Vestager will retain her job for another five years but with more powers to go after Facebook, Apple and Amazon and their massive hoovering up of consumer data.
Reuters - Published

Brazil worker who protected indigenous tribes killed in Amazon

Reports say an official who protected land from farmers and loggers was shot twice in the head.
BBC News - Published

Brazil indigenous agency worker killed in remote Amazon town

Indigenist Maxciel Pereira dos Santos was murdered execution-style before members of his family in the Amazon town of Tabatinga, according to INA, a union group representing workers at Brazil's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil deforestation rises in August, adding to Amazon fire worries

Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose for the fourth straight month in August from a year earlier, according to preliminary government data released on Friday, adding to concerns over fires..
Reuters - Published

Brazil to hire short-term environmental enforcers following Amazon fires

Budget restrictions mean Brazil cannot hire more permanent environmental enforcement agents in the wake of surging Amazon fires but will contract local environmental police on a short-term basis,..
Reuters - Published

Amazon fires: Seven countries sign forest protection pact

Peru's president says "goodwill alone is not enough anymore," as a regional agreement is reached.
BBC News - Published

Amazon countries sign forest pact, promising to coordinate disaster response

Seven Amazonian countries on Friday signed a pact to protect the world's largest tropical forest via disaster response coordination and satellite monitoring, amid recent fires that torched thousands of..
Reuters - Published

Big Tech companies like Facebook, Amazon to face antitrust probe by U.S. state attorneys general

A bipartisan group of state attorneys general will announce on Monday an investigation into large tech companies, like Facebook and Google, for potential violations of antitrust law, Texas Attorney..
Reuters - Published

Amazon's Ring camera raises civil liberties concerns: U.S. senator

U.S. Democratic Senator Edward Markey raised concerns on Thursday that law enforcement use of Amazon.com Inc's Ring doorbell camera in investigations could disproportionately affect people of color and..
Reuters - Published

Amazon sends Margaret Atwood's The Testaments out early by mistake

Some lucky readers received Margaret Atwood's follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale a week early.
BBC News - Published

Congressional antitrust panel to discuss Big Tech competition

The Senate's antitrust panel will meet later this month to discuss concerns that tech giants, such as Google or Amazon, seek to buy smaller rivals in order to head off competition.
Reuters - Published

Amazon fires: Jair Bolsonaro to miss summit for surgery

A spokesman for President Jair Bolsonaro says he cannot attend as he has to prepare for surgery.
BBC News - Published

Disapproval of Bolsonaro presidency jumps after Amazon crisis: poll

Brazilians saying that President Jair Bolsonaro is doing a "bad or terrible" job rose to 38% from 33% previously, in the first major poll since the government faced global outcry over its handling of..
Reuters - Published

Brazil officials, Bolsonaro's son meet with Trump to discuss Amazon fires

Brazil's foreign minister and President Jair Bolsonaro's son met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday to discuss the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, although no concrete measures to deal..
Reuters - Published

Why is Bolsonaro wary of foreign Amazon aid? Ask Brazil's military

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's furious reaction to foreign criticism of his handling of Amazon fires reflects the sacred place the vast region occupies in the minds of Brazil's military, for whom..
Reuters - Published

Bolsonaro says conversation with Merkel reaffirms Brazil sovereignty over Amazon

Brazilian President Bolsonaro said he had a productive conversation on Friday regarding fires in the Amazon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which reaffirmed Brazil's sovereignty over the world's..
Reuters - Published

Brazil weighs offers from U.S. and others to help fight Amazon fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, as the country also..
Reuters - Published

ADM, Bunge say not sourcing from newly deforested parts of Amazon

Grain traders Archer Daniels Midland Co and Bunge Ltd said in separate statements on Friday they do not source crops from newly deforested areas in the Amazon and are using satellite monitoring to..
Reuters - Published

Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires.
Reuters - Published

Amazon fires: The tragic couple who died protecting their home

Eidi and Romildo died while protecting their home as fires swept through the Brazilian Amazon.
BBC News - Published

Amazon fires scorch Bolsonaro's reputation abroad, but not in Brazil

President Jair Bolsonaro has drawn sharp criticism on the international stage from European leaders and environmental groups for his handling of wildfires raging in the Amazon, but at home few..
Reuters - Published

Corporate fallout for Brazil heats up despite signs Amazon fires may be slowing

Fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest have receded slightly since President Jair Bolsonaro sent in the military to help battle the blazes, but international fallout accelerated as a major shoemaker said..
Reuters - Published

Owner of Timberland, Vans stops buying Brazilian leather as Amazon burns

The U.S. parent company of apparel and shoe brands Timberland, Vans and the North Face will no longer buy Brazilian leather, it said on Thursday, as surging forest fires in the Amazon raise questions..
Reuters - Published

Amazon fires: Brazil bans fire for land clearance for 60 days

The 60-day decree comes as a leading environmentalist warns "the worst of the fire is yet to come".
BBC News - Published

Brazil looks to neighbors for Amazon support, defends record

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday he would meet with other South American countries to set common policy for defending the Amazon rain forest, while his foreign minister told Reuters..
Reuters - Published

Fish farmer Mowi could halt Brazil soy imports over Amazon fires

Mowi ASA , the world's largest salmon producer, could stop buying Brazilian soy for its fish farms unless the South American country curbs Amazon deforestation, the Norwegian company said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Brazil announces South American meeting on Amazon, takes Chile's help

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that South American countries would meet to determine a common policy in defense of the Amazon rainforest, and took another swipe at France for an..
Reuters - Published

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