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Peruvian Marines conduct a beach assault during field training along the Amazon River. Photo by: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen.

War Drums are Sounding in Venezuelan Borders: Internal Peace Talks Suspended

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The Trump administration is having some open conflicts inside its territory...
A Portuguese carnival with Angela Merkel, Trump, Putin, and more. Photo by: Torres Vedras City Hall.

Angela Merkel Becomes a Mermaid, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Become Sharks, in a Portuguese Carnival

Lisbon, Portugal (ViaNews) - The world has long got used to seeing Angela Merkel properly...
Mauricio Macri, President, and spouse, Juliana Awada, met Xi Jinping, President, and spouse, Peng Liyuan, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 17 May 2017. Photo by: Casa Rosada.

China: Ready to Invest Consistently in Latin America

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Last week, China and Uruguay celebrated the 30th anniversary of the...
Masai girl at school doing maths (Kenya). Photo by: Christopher Michel

OFYENEDA CEO, Daniel Kashem, Speaks on the State of NGO Affairs in Kenya and the Government’s Role in Their Conundrum

Nairobi, Kenya (Vianews) - According to the Global Journal, there are about 10 million non-governmental...
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...
Raila Odinga. Photo by: Chatham House

Kenya: Opposition Defiant as Plans to Swear in Leader as ‘People’s President’ Still Underway

NAIAROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Kenyan elections debacle is set for another twist following the...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on April 20, 2016. Photo by: US State Department (Public Domain)

Egyptian Presidential Election: A One-Horse Race

CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - As the deadline for applying to become a presidential candidate approaches,...
Rohingya children playing at a UNICEF child-friendly area, financed by UK aid, inside Batukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Anna Dubuis /DFID

Understanding Separatisms Across the World: Kurdistan, Biafra, and the Rohingya

LONDON (ViaNews) - November 2017. The Biafran separatist movement in Nigeria is blacklisted a “storm...
Graveyard in Belgrade. Photo by: Institute for Belgrade's Monuments

“Six feet under” – Serbian Edition

BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - It's a universally acknowledged truth that everyone dies and that there's...
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, China 6.6%

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day of 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...

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Europe

A Portuguese carnival with Angela Merkel, Trump, Putin, and more. Photo by: Torres Vedras City Hall.

Angela Merkel Becomes a Mermaid, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin Become...

Lisbon, Portugal (ViaNews) - The world has long got used to seeing Angela Merkel properly dressed as the German Chancellor, but in the town...
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...
Graveyard in Belgrade. Photo by: Institute for Belgrade's Monuments

“Six feet under” – Serbian Edition

BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - It's a universally acknowledged truth that everyone dies and that there's a whole industry profiting from it. Some people die...

United Kingdom

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...
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...

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, China 6.6%

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – On the day of 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

Masai girl at school doing maths (Kenya). Photo by: Christopher Michel

OFYENEDA CEO, Daniel Kashem, Speaks on the State of NGO Affairs in Kenya and...

Nairobi, Kenya (Vianews) - According to the Global Journal, there are about 10 million non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the world. Figures from Kenya’s NGO...
Raila Odinga. Photo by: Chatham House

Kenya: Opposition Defiant as Plans to Swear in Leader as ‘People’s President’ Still Underway

NAIAROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Kenyan elections debacle is set for another twist following the decision by the National Super Alliance (NASA) to defy...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on April 20, 2016. Photo by: US State Department (Public Domain)

Egyptian Presidential Election: A One-Horse Race

CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - As the deadline for applying to become a presidential candidate approaches, current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi barely has any...
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...

South-America

Peruvian Marines conduct a beach assault during field training along the Amazon River. Photo by: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Journalist Dave Fliesen.

War Drums are Sounding in Venezuelan Borders: Internal Peace Talks Suspended

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The Trump administration is having some open conflicts inside its territory and in other places around the globe. North Korea,...
Mauricio Macri, President, and spouse, Juliana Awada, met Xi Jinping, President, and spouse, Peng Liyuan, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 17 May 2017. Photo by: Casa Rosada.

China: Ready to Invest Consistently in Latin America

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Last week, China and Uruguay celebrated the 30th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral ties. China President Xi Jinping and Uruguay...
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...

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...