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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, Scotland, Italy, and Belgium

London, United Kingdom (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order”...
People in line voting for the Venezuela Referendum.

Venezuelan Opposition Urgently Needs to Reorganize

Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - After the October 15 election to choose the country's 23 state...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.

JustEnjoy Founder talks about the relation between his tourism related startup and Canopy Lisbon

At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also...
U.S. President Donald Trump toasts with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Why Filipino progressives are protesting against Trump’s Manila visit

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - US president Donald Trump’s raising a glass of wine with Philippine...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.

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

Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor...
You'd Never Forget Your Child In The Car, Right?

Hot Car Deaths: Tragic Accident or Intentional Murder

Atlanta, USA (ViaNews) - Sirens blaring, a parent frantically screaming in desperation, an unresponsive child...
Sad Filipino girl. Photo by: Gonzales Earnest.

Children, the poor are fast becoming victims of drug wars in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines (ViaNews) - “Please stop. Please stop. I have a test tomorrow.” These were...
Mezcal on the rise

Mezcal on the Rise in the US, dethroning Tequila

Mezcal, the rustic cousin of tequila, is the latest darling in the craft cocktail, an...
Indian Rupees.

Demonetisation: A Year after India’s unique economic experiment

During Richard Nixon’s Beijing visit in 1972, Zhou Enlai, the Chinese premier was asked about...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.

Web Summit: UN chief Guterres appealed to “a serious discussion on the impacts of the Fourth Industrial Revolution”

Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. His intentions were clear, he...
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...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.

Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci: The problem is “how people in power will use AI to control and manipulate”.

Istanbul, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.

BBC Must Adapt To Thrive

London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers...
Gwadar Port in Pakistan was leased to China for 43 years, under the CPIC treaty. Photo by: J. Patrick Fischer.

USA, India, and Bangladesh stand united on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor issue

Islamabad, Pakistan (VIAnews) - The U.S. and Pakistan relations may face many geostrategic and geoeconomic...
India is opposing China's OBOR initiative.

Silk Road 2.0: How India is Opposing the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” Initiative

New Delhi, India (VIAnews) - For centuries, the majority of the world’s trade has been...
California wildfires. Photo by: Jeff Head.

Marijuana Farms Wiped Out by California Fires and Ineligible for Insurance, Prices May Rise

San Francisco, USA (VIAnews) - So do you want to be a trailblazer farmer in...
Turkey: Human rights activists protest on 25 October 2017. Photo by: Lefteris Pitarakis, AP.

Freedom of Press Is Under Threat in Turkey as Activists Protest in Istanbul

Istanbul, Turkey (VIAnews) - On Wednesday, nearly 200 human rights activists gathered outside the courthouse...
Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. with Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo. Photo by: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro.

The Indonesian reaction to its Military Chief Travel Ban by the United States

Jakarta, Indonesia (VIAnews) - Most Indonesians keep wondering about the reasons behind the U.S. ban...
Teenagers are playing dangerous real-life games.

Loading Danger: Parents worried sick about kids playing shocking self-harm challenge games

We’ve all heard the phrase "It’s all fun and games till someone gets hurt". But...
Taj Mahal, India

Delhi: A Polluted Dystopia?

New Delhi, India (VIAnews)- Indian Supreme Court banned fireworks in Delhi during this year’s Diwali...

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Europe

New York protest "Holding hands for Catalan independence". Photo by: Liz Castro.

Europe’s Separatist Movements: What brings them together and what holds them...

London, United Kingdom (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” warned the Financial Times on October 6, following the...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.

JustEnjoy Founder talks about the relation between his tourism related startup...

At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.

Leading neuroscientist explains where Artificial Intelligence and neuroscience meet, and the...

Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation...

United Kingdom

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...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.

BBC Must Adapt To Thrive

London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers change their watching habits in the light of increases...
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Do NHS Targets Matter?

London, UK (VIAnews) - Britain’s health service appears to be plunging into deeper crisis as new research from the BBC indicates mass failure to...
Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the Labour-Party general election

Labour’s position on Brexit

London, UK (VIAnews) – Negotiations concerning the future political and economic relationship between the UK and the EU have been the focus of news...
UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifiers. England VS Estonia. Photo by: John the scone.

England’s Woes? Time to Get Back to the Classroom

London, UK (VIAnews) - An injury time winner against the team ranked fifty-fifth in the world. A 1-0 victory over the team...
Theresa May

Theresa May Promises Tuition Fee Freeze

London, UK (VIAnews) - Theresa May has announced a freeze on tuition fees for students in England. She has also stated that the...

Politics

Donald Trump meeting with the Freedom Caucus. Photo by: White House.

Republican Albatross

New York, USA (VIAnews) - The lead character of Samuel Tayler Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ wore an albatross hung around his...
RSI Office in Paris, france.

President Macron Cuddles the Self-Employed

After many years of a love/hate relationship, millions of French entrepreneurs are on the verge of witnessing a reformed RSI, the social regime of...
From left to right: Branislav Nedimovic, Ana Brnabic, Igor Mirovic. Photo by:mediaportal.vojvodina.gov.rs.

Is Serbian First Female Premier a Disappointment?

Two months ago, newly elected Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic appointed Ana Brnabic to succeed him as Prime Minister. Many were surprised, and some had...
Chavista allegedly by Guarimberos.

Understanding Venezuela Today: From US Best Provider to National Threat

Caracas, Venezuela (VIANEWS) - On the 18th of August, United States President, Donald Trump, threatened to impose sanctions against several members of President Nicolás...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.

Wave of uncertainty as President Kenyatta wins heated Kenyan elections

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - There has been widespread unrest in some parts of Kenya following the announcement of the presidential election results, by the...
Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister of Pakistan Ousted From Office Based on Corruption Charges

The 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, resigned, following a decision from the supreme court disqualifying him from office. Mr. Sharif was just...

Asia

U.S. President Donald Trump toasts with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Why Filipino progressives are protesting against Trump’s Manila visit

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - US president Donald Trump’s raising a glass of wine with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte may seem like everything is fine...
Sad Filipino girl. Photo by: Gonzales Earnest.

Children, the poor are fast becoming victims of drug wars in the Philippines

Manila, Philippines (ViaNews) - “Please stop. Please stop. I have a test tomorrow.” These were among the last words heard from Grade 12 student...
Indian Rupees.

Demonetisation: A Year after India’s unique economic experiment

During Richard Nixon’s Beijing visit in 1972, Zhou Enlai, the Chinese premier was asked about the effect of the French Revolution on South East...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.

Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci: The problem is “how people in power will use AI to...

Istanbul, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In...
Gwadar Port in Pakistan was leased to China for 43 years, under the CPIC treaty. Photo by: J. Patrick Fischer.

USA, India, and Bangladesh stand united on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor issue

Islamabad, Pakistan (VIAnews) - The U.S. and Pakistan relations may face many geostrategic and geoeconomic challenges, but one, such as the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor...
India is opposing China's OBOR initiative.

Silk Road 2.0: How India is Opposing the Chinese “One Belt, One Road” Initiative

New Delhi, India (VIAnews) - For centuries, the majority of the world’s trade has been under the influence of India and China in the...

Africa

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...
Kenya Presidential election result annulled by Supreme Court decision.

Kenyan Presidential Elections Null and Void, Supreme Court Declares

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Supreme Court of Kenya added a new twist to the election conundrum after nullifying the Kenyan presidential elections held...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.

Wave of uncertainty as President Kenyatta wins heated Kenyan elections

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - There has been widespread unrest in some parts of Kenya following the announcement of the presidential election results, by the...
Kenya election riots.

Business Slow After Elections in Kenya

This year's elections have been peaceful, but there are claims and counter claims regarding the results. From the day leading up to elections, companies reduced...

South-America

People in line voting for the Venezuela Referendum.

Venezuelan Opposition Urgently Needs to Reorganize

Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - After the October 15 election to choose the country's 23 state governors, the Venezuelan government has repositioned its dominance in...
Marcha do Palacio-Justicia Maracaibo.

Venezuelan Regional Election: Understanding Chávez´s United Socialist Party win

Caracas, Venezuela (VIAnews) - The results of the 23 State Governors election held on October 15 in Venezuela indicate that the President Nicolás Maduro's...
Uruguay: Self-sustainable school.

A model to follow: The first self-sustainable school of Latin America

What if someone had already figured out a way of building completely self-sufficient houses? Apparently, someone already did. Michael Reynolds is a 72-year-old architect who...
Trump Tower in Punta del Este, Uruguay, is a 26-story apartment tower named after Donald Trump.

Luxury Real Estate: Why is Uruguay trendy and what does Trump have to do...

Montevideo, Uruguay (VIAnews) - “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”, a phrase once attributed to Leonardo Da Vinci and used as a successful slogan in...
Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela

Falling Oil Prices in Contemporary Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela (VIAnews) - The 1920s saw Venezuela become a major oil-exporting country and it has, since then, ranked among the world's top 10...
People in line voting for the Venezuela Referendum.

Venezuelan Youth Migration: A Critical Review

Caracas, Venezuela (VIAnews) - Given the current situation in Venezuela, many young people have been forced to seek a better future in other countries. The...

Interview

Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.

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

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 to this year’s...
Brett King Via.news interview

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

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 bank account. Mr. King...
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...
Sergio Gonçalves interview - Lisbon Business Angels Club

Business Mentor Sergio Gonçalves Advice to Entrepreneurs: “It’s better to do it, rather than...

The Lisbon Business Angels' Club hosted another round of startups pitches where entrepreneurs showcased their projects to investors. According to Sergio Miguel Gonçalves, the former project manager for the Lisbon Business Angels' Club, "about...