Wednesday, January 24, 2018
A group of activists staging a demonstration. -Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Photo by: Ace Mendiola.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Concepcion Empeño has nothing but both dismay and rage with the current spate of human rights violations in the Philippines following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration to conduct a crackdown against progressives, the signing of an official proclamation tagging the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) as...
Bangladesh National Assembly. Photo by Saiful Aopu & Nahid Sultan.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (ViaNews) - As the political temperature has been rising substantially in Bangladesh over last several months, the nation and the world might witness the return of violence that took place twice (in 2014 and 2015) in a span of four years within the country. As Bangladesh begins the preparation for the next year’s parliamentary polls, which is due...
Indian Prime-Minister, Narendra Modi, and Chinese Prime Minister, Xi Jinping, at the Expanded Format Meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Council of Heads of State. Photo by: www.kremlin.ru.
NEW DELHI, India (Vianews) - Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) is an important Multilateral Export Control Regime(MECR) and has been recently on limelight with India joining in. Established in 1996, Wassenaar aims at establishing increased transparency and greater responsibility in the transfer of dual-use goods and technologies. It also provides collaboration and technological transfer in civil-military WMD capabilities. Along with Missile...
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by; PCOO EDP.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – With a president that changes his mind quite too often, a looming dictatorship in the Philippines is likely in the offing. The mere mention of “dictatorship” and “martial law” is considered obnoxious in the Philippine political landscape. After all, the conjugal dictatorship and martial law rule of former Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos and wife Imelda,...
Pope Francis. Photo by: Casa Rosada.
Dhaka, Bangladesh (ViaNews) - Pope Francis concluded his visit to Asia on Saturday as he headed to the Vatican with a flight from Biman, the flagship Bangladeshi airline. Though the desperate plight of the Rohingya refugees has dominated Pope’s landmark visits to both Bangladesh and Myanmar, the visits carry significance beyond the Rohingya angle. During his Bangladesh visit (November...
Leaders of the 10 ASEAN Countries.
On November 13 and 14, 2017, delegates from countries all over the world arrived in the Philippines for the 31st ASEAN Summit. The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) was inaugurated in 1976, and since then has met semiannually to discuss both regional and global initiatives. This year’s theme was “Partnering for Change and Engaging the World”. Currently, the ASEAN...
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
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - US president Donald Trump’s raising a glass of wine with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte may seem like everything is fine and splendid here at the 31st summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). But in the streets of Manila, the atmosphere was quite fiery and tense as Filipino activists marched against what they...
Sad Filipino girl. Photo by: Gonzales Earnest.
Manila, Philippines (ViaNews) - “Please stop. Please stop. I have a test tomorrow.” These were among the last words heard from Grade 12 student Kian delos Santos as he was being manhandled by the police one August evening. Later, he was found dead, with an autopsy report revealing he was shot twice in the head. The police said Kian...
Indian Rupees.
New Delhi, India (ViaNews) - 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 Asia. Even though the event in mention happened nearly two centuries back, Zhou’s answer was amusing -‘it’s too early to say’. This witticism is often cited to illustrate the Eastern...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
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 April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
Gwadar Port in Pakistan was leased to China for 43 years, under the CPIC treaty. Photo by: J. Patrick Fischer.
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 (CPEC), stands above all else. The CPEC is a collection of infrastructure to modernize and strengthen the Pakistan economy by the construction of transportation networks and energy projects. Pakistan is a strategic point joining the...
India is opposing China's OBOR 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 Eastern world, and Europe to the west. Back in the 16th century, the maritime technology power of the Europeans and trade supremacy lead to an eventual colonization of the east. Going forward a few centuries, today's...

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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.

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Statue of Liberty, New York city. Photo by: William Warby.

The Rise of the American Woman: “We’ve Reached Critical Mass as...

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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.

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The photograph "Cascais Azul“ was the most popular picture of the photo competition “Photographer of the Year 2017 – Landscape” hosted by the German photo magazine "DigitalPhoto". The photograph shows the beach of...
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, economic, and societal transformations. Besides the fact that not all...
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 of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the head of the...

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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 address at WEF (World Economic Forum) in Davos, the IMF said Indian economy is projected to achieve a growth...
Uruguay Central Bank.

Uruguay Central Bank: The first in the world to issue digital notes

Montevideo, Uruguay (ViaNews) – Uruguay, a small country located in South America with a population of 3.4 million, is born a pioneer by nature, but the pathways to innovation are also followed closely by...
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 Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working...