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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...
Maria Lourdes Sereno, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Photo by: Ramon FVelasquez.

Once Again, Judicial Independence is Under Siege in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Just recently, various groups of lawyers here in Manila have sought...
Erdogan, President of Turkey. Photo: Public Domain.

Turkey’s Crackdown on Students Protesting Against War is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) - On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” along with the...
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 –...
8th Summit of the Americas.

Peru: American Leaders United Against Corruption at the 8th Summit of the Americas

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Held every three years since its first edition in 1994, the...
Pakistan women’s rights, Aurat rally. Photo by: Sai Seshadri.

Women Demanding More Rights Causes Unrest Among Religious Scholars in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Over the last few months, Pakistani's women have been protesting in...
Femicide Protest: Lesby Berlin Osorio was murdered on May 3, 2017, in the gardens of the University City of the UNAM, Mexico City. Photo by: Cris Castillo Vel.

Femicides Committed Against Activists in Latin America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ViaNews) - Latin American and the Caribbean are often considered to be...
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte.

What You Need to Know About the Philippines’ Infamous “Terror List”

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Several weeks ago, the Philippines once again broke international headlines when...
Jossa Johansson in Kenya holding a girl. Foto by: @jossajohansson instagram account.

Uninformed Results of Voluntourism

NEW YORK (ViaNews) – Back in March, Instagram user Jossa Johansson (@jossajohansson) posted an image...
World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, in an interview for Telemundo in Uruguay.

The President of the World Bank visits Uruguay to talk about “The Human Factor”

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - It´s the first time a President of the Institution visited the...
Protestors and riot police clash in Barcelona following the arrest of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey.

Catalonia: Arrest of Pro-independence Leader Causes Fiery Protest in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (ViaNews) - On Sunday around 11 a.m. in Catalonia, the news broke that...
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...
A young wild boar in his environment in the Wisentgehege Springe game park near Springe, Hanover, Germany. Photo by: Michael Gäbler. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c0/A_young_wild_boar_in_his_environment.jpg/1024px-A_young_wild_boar_in_his_environment.jpg

Millionaire Losses in Chile Due to Seven Invasive Species of Flora and Fauna

BOGOTA, Colombia (ViaNews) - Five mammals and two bushes are to blame for more than...
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...
Marielle Franco (PSOL) election, Brazil. Photo by: Mídia NINJA.

Thousands Protest in Brazil Against the Assassination of Prominent Politician and Anti-Police Brutality Campaigner

"How many more will have to die for this war to stop?" That was the last...
Women's march in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by: The Bubble.

Women’s Day: Argentina United to Fight Against Femicides

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ViaNews) - On the "International Women’s Day" last Thursday, March 8, a...
NOCK officials James Chacha (far left), Kipchoge Keino (centre) and Stephen Soi when they appeared before a previous parliamentary committee. Photo by: Ronnie Evans.

Rio Olympics ‘Fiasco’ Still Unresolved Two Years On

NAIROBI, Kenya (Vianews) - The infamous scandal that rocked the National Committee of Kenya (NOCK)...
eSports live event. Photo by: BagoGames

Facebook’s attempt to broadcast exclusive eSports tournaments didn’t turn out as expected

Between January 23 to 28, Facebook exclusively broadcasted the competition of two important massive online...
Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo by: Morio

“3D printing could transform the manufacturing of vehicles” said Philipp von Hagen, Porsche’s Investment Head

LISBON, Portugal (ViaNews) - We met with Philipp von Hagen in November 2017 for an...
Taxi in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by: Leandro Neumann Ciuffo.

Is Uber Improving the Quality of the Transportation System in Turkey?

ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) - Turkish people seem pretty satisfied with the new alternatives being offered,...

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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...
Protestors and riot police clash in Barcelona following the arrest of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey.

Catalonia: Arrest of Pro-independence Leader Causes Fiery Protest in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (ViaNews) - On Sunday around 11 a.m. in Catalonia, the news broke that the former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont was arrested...
Bedford hospital. Photo: Public Domain.

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

LONDON (ViaNews) - Peter Bird, a professional writer and journalist from Milton Keynes, in the UK, went through an experience he won't easily forget....

United Kingdom

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...
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...

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

Maria Lourdes Sereno, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines. Photo by: Ramon FVelasquez.

Once Again, Judicial Independence is Under Siege in the Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Just recently, various groups of lawyers here in Manila have sought the intervention of the United Nations to look into...
Pakistan women’s rights, Aurat rally. Photo by: Sai Seshadri.

Women Demanding More Rights Causes Unrest Among Religious Scholars in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Over the last few months, Pakistani's women have been protesting in the streets to fight for their rights. Women in...
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte.

What You Need to Know About the Philippines’ Infamous “Terror List”

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Several weeks ago, the Philippines once again broke international headlines when a ranking state prosecutor lodged a plea before a...
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,...

Africa

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...
NOCK officials James Chacha (far left), Kipchoge Keino (centre) and Stephen Soi when they appeared before a previous parliamentary committee. Photo by: Ronnie Evans.

Rio Olympics ‘Fiasco’ Still Unresolved Two Years On

NAIROBI, Kenya (Vianews) - The infamous scandal that rocked the National Committee of Kenya (NOCK) in the aftermath of the 2016 Olympic Games in...
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...

South-America

8th Summit of the Americas.

Peru: American Leaders United Against Corruption at the 8th Summit of the Americas

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - Held every three years since its first edition in 1994, the Eight Summit of the Americas came to an end...
Femicide Protest: Lesby Berlin Osorio was murdered on May 3, 2017, in the gardens of the University City of the UNAM, Mexico City. Photo by: Cris Castillo Vel.

Femicides Committed Against Activists in Latin America

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ViaNews) - Latin American and the Caribbean are often considered to be one of the most beautiful regions on earth. With...
World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, in an interview for Telemundo in Uruguay.

The President of the World Bank visits Uruguay to talk about “The Human Factor”

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - It´s the first time a President of the Institution visited the country. Last Thursday, the President of the World Bank...
A young wild boar in his environment in the Wisentgehege Springe game park near Springe, Hanover, Germany. Photo by: Michael Gäbler. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c0/A_young_wild_boar_in_his_environment.jpg/1024px-A_young_wild_boar_in_his_environment.jpg

Millionaire Losses in Chile Due to Seven Invasive Species of Flora and Fauna

BOGOTA, Colombia (ViaNews) - Five mammals and two bushes are to blame for more than US$86.5 million in losses over the last five years...
Marielle Franco (PSOL) election, Brazil. Photo by: Mídia NINJA.

Thousands Protest in Brazil Against the Assassination of Prominent Politician and Anti-Police Brutality Campaigner

"How many more will have to die for this war to stop?" That was the last message Mariella Franco posted on her social media. She...
Women's march in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photo by: The Bubble.

Women’s Day: Argentina United to Fight Against Femicides

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (ViaNews) - On the "International Women’s Day" last Thursday, March 8, a massive gathering took place all over Argentina. From the...

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 (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...
Brett King Via.news interview

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

MADRID (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 bank...
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...