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Donald Trump. Photo by: Gage Skidmore.

Trump announces the military will establish a space force

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - President Donald J. Trump announced that there will be a sixth branch...
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 know we’ll come out victorious from this”

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able...
The Video Assistant Referee system, known as VAR, is soccer's first use of video technology to reach more accurate decisions.

Electric World Cup Has Its Fair Share of Shocks: VAR Continues to Prove Controversial

LONDON (ViaNews) - As we reach the end of the first pool of matches it...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Dominican Republic National Palace. Photo by: J. Grullon.

Heated Debate Over Political Parties Law in the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - The very important and basic issue of how the...
18 February 1949 letter. Einstein reply to Dr Alton R. Chapple.

Albert Einstein Letters Warning About the Danger of the Atomic Bomb and Power-hungry Leaders go to Auction

JERUSALEM, Israel (ViaNews) - Several letters written by Albert Einstein are on sale by an...
Ege Public university in Bornova, Turkey.

Revolutionary Radiation-Proof Material Developed by Turkish Scientists

ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - A group of doctorate students in the Institute of Nuclear Sciences...
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...
Dominican Republic-Haiti border. Photo by: Valentina's World Travel.

Understanding Dominican Republic–Haiti relations: Is it out of control?

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - In February 1844, a group of Spanish descent and...
Tea leafs at the Tea gardens of Palampur in Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo by: Sonia Chauhan.

Why is Tea Tourism Booming in Kangra, India

KANGRA, India (ViaNews) - The moment the word tea flashes before a tea lover, automatically...
National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade. Photo by: Jovan Marković.

Is Serbia planning to limit reproductive rights for women?

BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - Almost a week ago, Irish women won their fight against abortion...

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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...
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...

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...
National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade. Photo by: Jovan Marković.

Is Serbia planning to limit reproductive rights for women?

BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - Almost a week ago, Irish women won their fight against abortion ban. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right...

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

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....
Rasana Village in the state of Kashmir, India.

Asifa Bano Rape and Murder Case in Disputed State of Kashmir, India. Is There...

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – The brutal rape-and-murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl in the state of Kashmir has, once again, not only put...

Africa

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...

Oil-mudslides flooding South Sudan

Trigged by an oil spill and subsequent heavy rainfall, waves of oil and contaminants-soaked mud are rolling over South Sudanese villages and farmlands, reports...
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 a Key Role...

LONDON (ViaNews) - The UN protection site in Malakal, South Sudan, was established for the sole purpose of protecting civilians from the country’s vicious...
Kenyan Paul Kibiwott Kurgat. Photo by Kremlin.ru

Crisis Looms as Three Top Brass Resign from Kenya’s Electoral Body

NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has been thrown into a frenzy following the recent resignation of three commissioners who...
Miguna Miguna is a Kenyan author and columnist. Photo by: Miguna Miguna. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a0/Miguna_Miguna.jpg

Deported Odinga Aide Expected Back in Kenya Amid Political Reconciliation

NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Miguna Miguna, the highly vocal aide to Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga is expected to return to Kenya on Monday...

South-America

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...
Venezuelan National Assembly in Caracas. Photo by: Javier Martinez.

International Organizations United Against Highly Controversial Elections in Venezuela

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - This Sunday, Venezuela will hold elections despite debates on the legitimacy and transparency of the electoral process, also questioned by...
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...

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...