University lobbies wants to pull ‘unethical’ artificial intelligence study

Australia & Oceania 09/19/21, 22:40

Technical facial recognition research should be retracted for ethical reasons, a higher education provider said. A study, partly funded by the Chinese government and a former Curtin University professor, has drawn fierce criticism for adopting immoral practises. The Western Australian education provider claims it discovered multiple ethical violations regarding informed consent and ...

Del Rio Port of Entry blocked due to migrant influx

Central America 09/19/21, 21:08

Thousands of migrants are still waiting under the international bridge between Del Rio and Ciudad Acuña. U.S. Customs and Border Protection responded by temporarily shutting down the infrastructure on Sept. 17. The federal agency that oversees U.S. borders closed the Del Rio Port of Entry, citing "urgent safety and security ...

China is employing ‘wokeism’ as a tool to Erode American Democracy

U.S. 09/19/21, 04:33

Vivek Ramaswamy, author of "Woke, Inc.: Inside Corporate America's Social Justice Scam" said that China's communist regime is employing "wokeism" as a geopolitical tool to destroy U.S. democracy."Woke" has been used as a catch-all term to characterize left-wing groups and ideas that aim to promote social justice and are informed ...

Canada: More than 2,000 Alberta health care workers oppose vaccine mandate

America 09/19/21, 02:22

Responding to a recent vaccine mandate, thousands of health care workers in Alberta province of Canada have voiced their opposition. According to Health Professionals United, the medical employees were joined by those unvaccinated and those who had already taken the shots. They demanded "principles of medical autonomy, informed consent and freedom of ...

Pentagon admits Kabul drone strike was a tragic error

Middle East 09/18/21, 17:23

The Pentagon, on Friday, Sept. 17, admitted that the Kabul strike that was supposed to target a member of terrorist group ISIS-K had wrongfully struck Afghanistan citizens instead. “The strike was a tragic mistake,” said Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, head of U.S. Central Command at a Friday news conference, per ABC ...

France recalls its ambassador from US in protest of submarine deal

World 09/18/21, 02:33

France has decided to recall its ambassadors from the United States and Australia to protest Australia's cancellation of a large-scaled submarine purchase deal made with France after it forged a military alliance with the U.S. and the UK. "At the request of the President of the Republic, I have decided to ...

Special Counsel John Durham accuses Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer of lying to FBI

Europe 09/17/21, 15:47

After more than two years of Special Counsel, John Durham's investigation into then-presidential candidate Donald Trump's false collusion with Russia, which prompted Democrats to push for the first impeachment proceedings against him, a second person implicated in the case is now charged.  According to Reuters, Michael Sussmann, a former partner with ...