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World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

IMF Forecasts India’s GDP to Register Growth Rate Of 7.4% In 2018

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's keynote...
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...
President Rodrigo Duterte speech 07/01/16. Photo by: Presidential Communications Operations Office.

Why is the Philippine president under fire over tax reform?

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is currently under fire over the highly-hyped...
Homeless girl in New York. Image by: Bustle.

Period Poverty and the Struggle for Adequate Menstrual Products

NEW YORK (ViaNews) – Millions of women and girls living in poverty are placed in...
Pope Francis. Photo by: Casa Rosada.

Chile: Pope Francis visits Latin America and faces unexpected hostile environment

SANTIAGO, Chile (ViaNews) - Monday, Pope Francis arrived at night to Santiago de Chile for...
"Cascais Azul" is the most popular picture of the photo contest “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape”. Photo by: Joseph Ayerle Royalty free usage for editorial media in Portugal.

Joseph Ayerles Picture of the Cascais Beach Becomes the Most Popular of the photo contest “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape”

The photograph "Cascais Azul“ was the most popular picture of the photo competition “Photographer of...
Aanchal Thakur. India's first International Medal in Ski competition. Photo by the official Aanchal Thakur's Instagram account.

Against The Odds, Himalayan Girl Wins First International Skiing Medal For India

NEW DELHI, India (Vianews) – Twenty-one years old, Aanchal Thakur who hails from a small...
Xian JH-7 fighter bomber aircraft. Photo by Alert5.

Understanding China’s Military Drills and the Possible Threat to Taiwan’s Security

DHAKA, Bangladesh (ViaNews) – The year 2017 was a showdown of Chinese ‘airpower’ over the...
Anton Belinsky "Poor but coll" video. Image by: Anton Belinsky.

Poor But Cool: How Ukrainian Culture Conquers the World

KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - After the revolution of Dignity, that took place in Kyiv in...
People's Bank of China headquarters in Beijing, China. Photo by: Max12Max. (CC BY-SA 4.0)

China on the Verge of Becoming the World’s Most Likeable Superpower, Study Finds

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - While the USA seems to keep eyeballing Trump and his policies,...
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...
Paço Alfandega Shopping in Recife, Brazil. Photo by: Paulo Camelo.

Brazil is embracing the Blockchain Technology

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The colossal South American country, featuring a population of more than...
A group of activists staging a demonstration. -Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Photo by: Ace Mendiola.

In 2018, Filipino Activists Brace for Spate of Rights Violations, Killings

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Concepcion Empeño has nothing but both dismay and rage with the...
Homeless man in the the UK. Photo by: Garry Knight.

Homeless Show Windsor in ‘Unfavourable Light’

LONDON (ViaNews) – The Royal and historic town of Windsor is not one normally associated...
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...
UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by: IISD Reporting Services.

To Protect Caribbean Biodiversity: UN Environment Programme Challenge

BOGOTA, Colombia (ViaNews) - The great variety of diversity of the Caribbean ecosystem makes it...
New year's eve in New York city. Photo by: Anthony Quintano.

New laws in 2018 include paid leave and voter IDs

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The turning of the new year means a traditional rushing in of...
Bangladesh National Assembly. Photo by Saiful Aopu & Nahid Sultan.

Bangladesh Steadily Heading Towards Political Confrontation, Once Again

DHAKA, Bangladesh (ViaNews) - As the political temperature has been rising substantially in Bangladesh over...
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...
Hundreds of people in line at the Fairfax Govt Center. Photo by: Neal Augenstein.

Homeowners Scramble to Pay Property Taxes Ahead of Tax Bill Implementation

WASHINGTON (Via News) - As a way to circumvent a new cap on federal tax...

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"Cascais Azul" is the most popular picture of the photo contest “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape”. Photo by: Joseph Ayerle Royalty free usage for editorial media in Portugal.

Joseph Ayerles Picture of the Cascais Beach Becomes the Most Popular...

The photograph "Cascais Azul“ was the most popular picture of the photo competition “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape” hosted by the German...
Anton Belinsky "Poor but coll" video. Image by: Anton Belinsky.

Poor But Cool: How Ukrainian Culture Conquers the World

KYIV, Ukraine (ViaNews) - After the revolution of Dignity, that took place in Kyiv in the 2013 - 2014 period, Ukraine experienced many political,...
Homeless man in the the UK. Photo by: Garry Knight.

Homeless Show Windsor in ‘Unfavourable Light’

LONDON (ViaNews) – The Royal and historic town of Windsor is not one normally associated with controversy, but in the run-up to the wedding...

United Kingdom

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...
Homeless man in the the UK. Photo by: Garry Knight.

Homeless Show Windsor in ‘Unfavourable Light’

LONDON (ViaNews) – The Royal and historic town of Windsor is not one normally associated with controversy, but in the run-up to the wedding...
Theresa May

EU-UK Talks: May Gets the Praise, but Details are Shaky

London, UK (ViaNews) - It has been eighteen months since the people of Britain attempted to see through the lies and misinformation, and narrowly...
Theresa May, Prime Minister, United Kingdom. Photo by: Aron Urb (EU2017EE).

UK’s handling of Brexit: Does May Have a Cunning Plan?

London, UK (ViaNews) – The notion of a scheming, self-serving sort with an incompetent sidekick might evoke images of several members of the current...
Sutton Grammar School. Lower school pupils. Photo by: Grempletonian.

Britain’s Grammar Schools Exclude Struggling Students To Maintain Their League Table Position

London, UK (ViaNews) - Highly selective schools are failing to take responsibility when pupils fail to meet their potential by excluding them from A...
New York protest "Holding hands for Catalan independence". Photo by: Liz Castro.

Europe’s Separatist Movements: What brings them together and what holds them apart – Spain,...

London, United Kingdom (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” warned the Financial Times on October 6, following the...

Politics

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...
President Donald J. Trump announcing that Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have agreed on a deal on Tax Reform legislation. Grand Foyer at the White House on December 13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.. Photo by: Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez. (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License)

Tax Bill Impacts to Be Felt Everywhere

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are preparing to vote on a tax bill that could prove to be the...

Asia

World Economic Forum in Davos. From left to right: Klaus Schwab (Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum), India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Alain Berset (President of the Swiss Confederation 2018 and Federal Council of Home Affairs of Switzerland. Photo by: Narendra Modi's tweet.

IMF Forecasts India’s GDP to Register Growth Rate Of 7.4% In 2018

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's keynote address at WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, the...
President Rodrigo Duterte speech 07/01/16. Photo by: Presidential Communications Operations Office.

Why is the Philippine president under fire over tax reform?

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is currently under fire over the highly-hyped tax reform, which his critics describe as deceptive and...
Aanchal Thakur. India's first International Medal in Ski competition. Photo by the official Aanchal Thakur's Instagram account.

Against The Odds, Himalayan Girl Wins First International Skiing Medal For India

NEW DELHI, India (Vianews) – Twenty-one years old, Aanchal Thakur who hails from a small hill town Manali, in the Himalayan State of India,...
Xian JH-7 fighter bomber aircraft. Photo by Alert5.

Understanding China’s Military Drills and the Possible Threat to Taiwan’s Security

DHAKA, Bangladesh (ViaNews) – The year 2017 was a showdown of Chinese ‘airpower’ over the East and South China Sea, though the previous two...
People's Bank of China headquarters in Beijing, China. Photo by: Max12Max. (CC BY-SA 4.0)

China on the Verge of Becoming the World’s Most Likeable Superpower, Study Finds

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - While the USA seems to keep eyeballing Trump and his policies, China seems to be embarking on a journey to...
A group of activists staging a demonstration. -Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Photo by: Ace Mendiola.

In 2018, Filipino Activists Brace for Spate of Rights Violations, Killings

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Concepcion Empeño has nothing but both dismay and rage with the current spate of human rights violations in the Philippines...

Africa

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...
South Africa voting station sign.

Metsimaholo Municipality Could Prove the Nemesis of South Africa’s Ruling Party

Port Shepstone, South Africa (ViaNews) - Metsimaholo Municipality is in South Africa’s Free State province. This was the sovereign homeland of Afrikaner farmers from...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.

Kenyan Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta presidential election win, paves way for swearing-in

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Supreme Court of Kenya has upheld the October 26th election of Uhuru Kenyatta during a determination announced by Chief...
Fisht Olympic stadium

African teams gear up for 2018 Russia World Cup as Morocco takes CHAN mantle

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - African football has been on the ascendancy in the last couple of years with Confederation of African Football (CAF) at...
Westgate shopping mall, Kenya.

Kenya Marks Four Year Anniversary of Devastating Westgate Terror Attack Amid Election Fiasco

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - September 21, 2013, is a day that is carved into Kenya’s history as one of the darkest moments. The bright...
The centre of Kigali, Rwanda.

Rwandans Revel as They Once Again Buckle President Kagame’s Visionary Safety Belt

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - Rwanda, a small country of about 12 million people that is located in East Africa has risen from the depths...

South-America

Pope Francis. Photo by: Casa Rosada.

Chile: Pope Francis visits Latin America and faces unexpected hostile environment

SANTIAGO, Chile (ViaNews) - Monday, Pope Francis arrived at night to Santiago de Chile for a three-day state visit, amidst unprecedented protests and incidents. Upon...
Paço Alfandega Shopping in Recife, Brazil. Photo by: Paulo Camelo.

Brazil is embracing the Blockchain Technology

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The colossal South American country, featuring a population of more than 210 million inhabitants, is having businesses of all kinds...
Uruguay: ANCAP electric car charging station.

Electric Vehicles: Latin America joins the global trend

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Argentina, the second largest country in Latin America, will start 2018 with a new policy on electric vehicles, allowing the...
Science park (Parque de las ciencias) in the city of Canelones in Uruguay.

Uruguay: The first country in the world to register Cannabidiol as a medicine

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The legalization of Marijuana is a controversial subject, constantly making news headlines. Debates on the use of Cannabis in the treatment...
Zárate–Brazo Largo bridge and power lines crossing the Paraná River between the cities of Zárate, Buenos Aires Province, and Brazo Largo in Argentina. Photo by: Darcacha.

Argentina: Power grid becomes digital with the first 5000 smart meters installed in Buenos...

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Smart meters are devices that measure the energy consumption digitally. The digital energy technology is well known in Europe and...
Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela’s Crisis Explained From The Inside Out

Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Some argue Venezuela is at war with the U.S. Government and allies who want to seize the immense mineral wealth...

Interview

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, USA (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...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.

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

MADRID, SPAIN (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...
Brett King Via.news interview

“Does Banking have a Future?” Brett King, CEO of Moven, explains

MADRID, Spain (ViaNews) - Brett King hosts one of the most popular FinTech Radio Show in the world, "Breaking Banks," and founded the New-York based start-up called "Moven" with its concept of a downloadable...
Invest HK Deputy Head of Fintech, Thorsten Terweiden, at Money Conf in Madrid.

“We want companies to grow, expand and be successful in Asia via Hong Kong.”...

Right at the heart of the Money Conf in Madrid we met with Mr. Thorsten Terweiden, the Deputy Head of Fintech for InvestHK. InvestHK is the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government department responsible for...
Isabel Neves Interview - Lisbon Business Angels Club President

Isabel Neves Talks About the Growing Participation of Women in Business and What Makes...

Isabel Neves is the president of the Lisbon Business Angels Club (LBAC) and one of the investors in Shark Tank Portugal. We met with her for an interview during the third anniversary of the...