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2018 World Cup match between Portugal and Iran. Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo by: Mahdi Zare/Fars News Agency.

World Cup 2018: Who are the Winners on Social Media

France is still rejoicing its second World Cup title but on the social media game,...
Haiti unrest: Protesters pillaged stores, torched cars.

Haiti Unrest: Former Prime Minister and President Accused of “Lack of Leadership” by Business Organizations

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - About the Haitian violence over the last few days,...
South Sudan girls collected water from a recently opened borehole. Water that, if contaminated, may pose a serious health threat. Photo by: Arsenie Coseac.

South Sudan Government Confirms Widespread Oil-caused Environmental Catastrophe

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - In May 2018, the United Nation‘s Environment Programme published the South...
Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

World Cup 2018: Russian Women are Being Bullied for Getting too Friendly With Foreigners

Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell...
LGBT community in the Dominican Republic supports USA ambassador James Wally Brewster.

Gay Pride Parade in the Dominican Republic: Shift in the country’s culture?

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - In what concerns the public manifestations of gay rights...
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.

EU anti-corruption: Conflicts of interest among MEPs earning $41 million in outside income

BRUSSELS, Belgium (ViaNews) - Released today in Brussels, a report showing how in the current...
Woman escaping the smoke caused by the iconic TransMilenio bus in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by: Mike Ceaser.

Colombia: the most polluted areas

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (ViaNews) - The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (IDEAM, by its...
Oil production in Pariang district in South Sudan.

Rising Health Risks in South Sudan: Radioactive and Toxic Contamination

JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Officials are now joining residents in protesting the environmental crisis...
South Sudan oil workers attempting to contain the spill. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.

South Sudan Oil Contamination: “Among the Highest in the World,” Study Finds

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - Professor Fritz Pragst of Berlin's Institute for Forensic Medicine is one...
Colombian Presidential candidate, Gustavo Petro at the voting booth. Photo by: GustavoPetroUrrego official Facebook account.

The 70-year war in Colombia: Is this the beginning of the end?

BOGOTÀ, Colombia (ViaNews) - In the 2018 Colombian Presidential Elections held on June 10, Iván...
Rodrigo Duterte speech in Pampanga, Philippines. Photo by: PCOO EDP.

Philippine president’s ‘Who is this stupid God’ remark is just the tip of the iceberg

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - By now, no one seems surprised that Philippine president Rodrigo Roa...
Muslim community- in koblenz, Germany. Women wearing hijab. Photo by: Tanveer

What the Muslim Community and Islamic Leaders Think About Women Wearing the Hijab in Europe

KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - I went to look for answers at the very heart of...
Dominican Republic Congress.

New Bill Proposes the Castration of Repeat Sex Offenders in the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Normal human beings don't usually understand why sex offenders...
Vincent van Gogh: The Hill of Montmartre with Stone Quarry. Painted in Paris, 1886. Photo by: Szilas.

The Van Gogh Museum legitimizes a new drawing, considered the lost bond of the artist

Researchers from the van Gogh Museum announced the discovery of an unknown drawing by the...
Klaus Stieglitz, Sign of Hope vice chairman in South Sudan. Photo by: Sign of Hope.

Briefing on Big Oil’s Contamination of South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - The contamination of South Sudan‘s water can potentially condemn an estimated...

Special Report

Sudan People's Liberation Army near South Sudan capital, Juba. Photo by: Jason Patinkin.

Leading Rights Groups Reveal How a South Sudan Oil Company Plays...

LONDON (ViaNews) - The UN protection site in Malakal, South Sudan, was established for the sole purpose of protecting civilians from the country’s vicious...
Protests opposing Bolivarian Revolution in São Paulo, Brazil.

Mass exodus of Desperate Venezuelans Surprises the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Currently, we're witnessing the tragedy of homeless Venezuelans in the Dominican Republic. Over the last years, the Venezuelan...
Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela

Venezuela: Extraction of Natural Resources and Deception of a Country

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - One of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Venezuela is its natural resources, but more specifically...

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United States of America

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Europe

Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

World Cup 2018: Russian Women are Being Bullied for Getting too...

Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell themselves” to foreigners. Online haters have been launching bullying...
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.

EU anti-corruption: Conflicts of interest among MEPs earning $41 million in...

BRUSSELS, Belgium (ViaNews) - Released today in Brussels, a report showing how in the current EU mandate, Members of Parliament (MEPs) have earned up...
Muslim community- in koblenz, Germany. Women wearing hijab. Photo by: Tanveer

What the Muslim Community and Islamic Leaders Think About Women Wearing...

KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - I went to look for answers at the very heart of Europe, in Germany. Koblenz is a city in central...

United Kingdom

Birmingham Airport fire trucks sprayed the plane to prevent fire. Photo by: Via News.

Exclusive photos of the Birmingham Airport incident involving a Norwegian Air airplane

A Boeing 737-800 jet flying from the Iceland capital, Reykjavik, to Madrid, Spain, was diverted to Birmingham after a technical problem. According to a...
Sutton Grammar School in Surrey, Greater London. Photo by: A P Monblat.

Middle Classes To Benefit Most From Grammar School Funding Boost

London (ViaNews) - Theresa May’s Conservative Government have re-ignited their stated wish to increase the number of grammar school places available to pupils in...
Syrian rebels carry RPG-29 anti-tank missiles Damascus, Syria. Photo by: Qasioun News Agency.

Understanding the Uncertain Motivations Behind Syria Bomb Attacks

LONDON (ViaNews) - As the relationship between Britain and Russia plunges to new depths – if it were a marriage, they’d be in court...
Bedford hospital. Photo: Public Domain.

UK: NHS Surgery Team’s Attention to Detail Might Have Saved a Patient’s Life

LONDON (ViaNews) - Peter Bird, a professional writer and journalist from Milton Keynes, in the UK, went through an experience he won't easily forget....
Tallinn Digital Summit Arrivals Theresa May. Photo by: EU2017EE Estonian Presidency

EU Leak Threatens May Talks With Brussels

LONDON (ViaNews) - The future of Prime Minister Theresa May and some of her most senior cabinet colleagues has once more been thrown into...
FIFA headquarter in Switzerland. Photo by: MCaviglia.

A Political Football That Won’t Go Out Of Play?

LONDON (ViaNews) – A new book claims to shoot World Cup bribes back into the penalty area; a streaky, bobbling pass that emerges straight...

Politics

Airport ballot box in Ataturk, Turkey. Photo by: Sakhalinio.

Turkish Elections: SEC Refuses to Fund Ballots for the Visually Impaired

ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) – The Supreme Electoral Council (SEC) of Turkey had recently confirmed the use of tactile ballot papers for the June 24...
Oprah Winfrey at a rally in 2007. Photo by: vargas2040 (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Oprah 2020: Is America ready for another ‘celebrity’ president?

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Her speech at the Golden Globe Awards has turned into a social media storm and has launched a firestorm on social...
The White House in Washington DC. Photo by: Cezary p.

New Book Could Deepen Divide in Washington

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Instead of starting the new year focused on a government spending bill or infrastructure, the White House has been consumed by...
Jacob Zuma, Presdent of South Africa, at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2009. Photo by World Economic Forum / Eric Miller.

South African legislature must develop impeachment rules for Zuma

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - A South African judge has ruled the country’s legislature must now set out rules of impeachment for President Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional...
United Nations in New York. Photo by: Javier Carbajal.

What does Jerusalem condemnation mean for U.S./U.N. relations?

NEW YORK (ViaNews) - Despite a threat from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to pull funding to the global body,...
Donald Trump's new security strategy.

Trump National Security Policy Puts U.S. Against Russia, China

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - New national security policy in the United States takes aim at Russia and China as “revisionist” powers that may only attack...

Asia

Rodrigo Duterte speech in Pampanga, Philippines. Photo by: PCOO EDP.

Philippine president’s ‘Who is this stupid God’ remark is just the tip of the...

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - By now, no one seems surprised that Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte, known for his allegedly notorious and misogynistic remarks,...
Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by: PCOO EDP.

Women up in arms over Philippine president’s sexist remarks, anti-women policies

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Despite his official spokesperson’s repeated pronouncement that the Philippine president is serious about upholding women’s rights, Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues...
Patricia Anne Fox statement after she was given 30 days to leave the Philippines.

Why is the Philippine government hell-bent to kick out an Aussie nun?

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - For over a month now, the Philippine government has been on an all-out offensive campaign to deport an Australian missionary...
Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba. Photo by: Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba Facebook profile.

Did US authorities torture Filipino Muslim activist?

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews)- “They tortured me.” These were the first words that Filipino human rights activist Jerome Succor Aba uttered as relief washed over...
Labor day in Manila, Philippines.

In the Philippines, workers demand end to exploitative, centuries-old contractual work scheme

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Tens of thousands of protesters here were unfazed as they marched the streets of Manila under the scorching heat of...
Jetsun Pema, Sister of the 14th Dalai Lama. Photo by: Matthias Schickhofer.

Meet Dalai Lama’s Sister, the Lady Known as “Mother of Tibet”

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – Tenzin Gyatso, better known as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, regards himself as a very simple Buddhist monk....

Africa

South Sudan girls collected water from a recently opened borehole. Water that, if contaminated, may pose a serious health threat. Photo by: Arsenie Coseac.

South Sudan Government Confirms Widespread Oil-caused Environmental Catastrophe

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - In May 2018, the United Nation‘s Environment Programme published the South Sudan‘s First State of Environment Report and Outlook. From literally...
Oil production in Pariang district in South Sudan.

Rising Health Risks in South Sudan: Radioactive and Toxic Contamination

JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Officials are now joining residents in protesting the environmental crisis in South Sudan. The newest cause for concern is...
South Sudan oil workers attempting to contain the spill. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.

South Sudan Oil Contamination: “Among the Highest in the World,” Study Finds

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - Professor Fritz Pragst of Berlin's Institute for Forensic Medicine is one of the leading forensic toxicologists in the world. Read: Briefing...
Klaus Stieglitz, Sign of Hope vice chairman in South Sudan. Photo by: Sign of Hope.

Briefing on Big Oil’s Contamination of South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - The contamination of South Sudan‘s water can potentially condemn an estimated number of more than 600,000 South Sudanese to painful...
NGO Sign of Hope shows, based on scientific research and analysis, that the oil industry in the state of Unity (South Sudan) pollutes the drinking water and people are poisoned with heavy metals. Photo by: Sign of Hope.

German NGO struggle for clean water in South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - VENRO, a group of 120 Germany-based NGOs providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world, produced a report entitled...
John Nyanganyi (left) attempts to dribble past Cosmas Asunga during Sports Day at Moi Avenue Primary School on Wednesday. Photo by: Ronnie Evans.

Is The New Kenyan Education Curriculum Wholesome? Veteran Administrator, Ruth Chichir Explains

NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Ruth Chirchir is an educationalist, mentor and leader in her own right. She has taught thousands of Kenyan pupils spread...

South-America

Woman escaping the smoke caused by the iconic TransMilenio bus in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by: Mike Ceaser.

Colombia: the most polluted areas

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (ViaNews) - The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (IDEAM, by its Spanish acronym) revealed an air quality report pertaining to...
Colombian Presidential candidate, Gustavo Petro at the voting booth. Photo by: GustavoPetroUrrego official Facebook account.

The 70-year war in Colombia: Is this the beginning of the end?

BOGOTÀ, Colombia (ViaNews) - In the 2018 Colombian Presidential Elections held on June 10, Iván Duque was elected president with a 12% advantage over...
Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad: “I...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and...
Nicolas Maduro assuming office. Photo by: Cancillería del Ecuador.

Maduro’s Six Strategies to Rebuild Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - One week after the presidential elections and Venezuelans keep making the same questions over again. What's being done to improve...
The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, in Quito to meet with his Colombian counterpart, Juan Manuel Santos. Photo by: Carlos Rodríguez.

Latin America: 2018, an election marathon in between scandals

BOGOTA, Colombia (ViaNews) - This year there will be a strong election season in eight Latin American countries. Nearly 425 million Latin Americans, which...
Maduru's proclamation as President of the Venezuelan Republic of Venezuela for the period 2019-2025.

Venezuelan president expels US diplomats from the country on the grounds of “military, economic,...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - During his proclamation as President of the Venezuelan Republic of Venezuela for the period 2019-2025 and right after winning the...

Interview

Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad: “I...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and a variety of also failed negotiation attempts with the government,...
Empty Education. Caracas Central University. Photo by: Waraira repano & Guaicai puro.

Venezuela’s Hidden Crisis: Basic Education

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The sufferings of Venezuelan economy are hardly unknown these days. Inflation over 10,000 %, massive scarcity of basic products, an insignificant salary, rising dollar black market, cash almost inexistent, and so...
Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs,...
Statue of Liberty, New York city. Photo by: William Warby.

The Rise of the American Woman: “We’ve Reached Critical Mass as a Society” said...

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - With a part of a country that’s angry and looking for change, this past year was one of protest. As the year went on, dissatisfaction with the current administration and the...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.

Leading neuroscientist explains where Artificial Intelligence and neuroscience meet, and the dangers ahead

MADRID (ViaNews) - Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation of DNA's double-helix structure. Mr. Zador went...