Sunday, May 27, 2018
United Kingdom and Euro flag.
The Daily Mail praised it as a “historic” referendum, which frees “Britain from the chains that have bound us to an unelected, unaccountable Brussels for 45 years”, in February of this year. Allister Heath, from The Telegraph, in turn, called on the British government to “believe passionately” in Brexit, saying that the “Battle for Brexit must begin now”....
Campaign posters for Citizens–Party of the Citizenry, a center-right Spanish political party that originated in Catalonia. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey.
BARCELONA, Spain (ViaNews) - Today, voters of Catalonia headed to the polls to choose which party will lead the region of Catalonia. 2017/12/22 The anti-independence Party Ciudadanos, received the most votes of any party, which was expected. The pro-Independence parties combined (Junts per Catalunya, Esquerre Republicana de Catalunya, and Canditatura d’Unitat Popular) made up 70% of the seats. These results show that...
Theresa May
London, UK (ViaNews) - It has been eighteen months since the people of Britain attempted to see through the lies and misinformation, and narrowly voted to leave the EU. Following talks late last week, Theresa May has made sufficient progress (or backed down on enough issues, depending on your viewpoint, for the EU to move on to phase two of...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.
Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. His intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main political, business, and technology players together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following the same line, just a few minutes earlier in the same auditorium, the CEO of Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, said "the Web Summit...
Syrian rebels carry RPG-29 anti-tank missiles Damascus, Syria. Photo by: Qasioun News Agency.
LONDON (ViaNews) - As the relationship between Britain and Russia plunges to new depths – if it were a marriage, they’d be in court now, fighting over the CD collection – more and more commentators are wondering about the real purpose of Saturday’s air strikes on Syria. With two of the three leaders involved in the raids beleaguered in their...
Boys British School, Saffron Walden Independent Schools Association, Boys’ British School, East Street, Saffron Walden, Essex. Photo by: Janine forbes.
London, UK (VIAnews) - OFSTED chief Amanda Spielman feels that schools are paying lip service to the teaching of British values, rather than making sufficient commitment to inculcate these beliefs into young people. British ‘values’ of religious tolerance, democracy, individuality and the rule of law have to be explicitly taught in the school curriculum. Speaking at the Birmingham School Partnership conference,...
Sir Henry Havelock statue in Trafalgar Square.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The Charlottesville downing of Robert E Lee’s statue in the United States of America. Evidence that colonial and historical memory in the country is, once again, at the forefront of public scrutiny. For protestors demanding the statue’s removal, Lee represents the racist Confederate defense of the slavery institution in the 19th century. As a slave owner...
Portuguese financial daily last printed edition
Portuguese business daily “Diario Economico” has left the newspaper stands. They have ceased printing its newspaper and became a digital-only publication. The paper has long been going through severe financial difficulties. Its director, Gonçalo Faria de Carvalho, announced the "suspension of the paper edition." The last printed edition is hitting the stands today with a big "thank you" on the...
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,...
Graveyard in Belgrade. Photo by: Institute for Belgrade's Monuments
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 in hospitals, others at home. In Serbian capital, Belgrade, if one is unlucky enough to die at home, chances are that the family of the deceased will have to wait 24 hours for paramedics to...
David Cameron at the House of Commons following the EU referendum.
The referendum is not legally binding, so the leaving EU process does not initiate until the prime minister invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty. The Lisbon treaty is an international agreement which establishes the constitutional basis of the EU. Today, at the House of Commons, David Cameron made it clear he will not trigger the Article 50, leaving that...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.
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 to this year’s edition of the Web Summit to talk about “Using Artificial Intelligence for good”. He believes AI is "going to be eliminating tens...

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Sutton Grammar School in Surrey, Greater London. Photo by: A P Monblat.

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Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

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Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

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Women in the workforce.

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