Saturday, February 17, 2018
Steve Bannon
An American president’s Chief Strategist is rarely known outside of those who follow politics. Steven Kevin Bannon has proven to be an exception. Democrats and Moderate Republicans, have viewed the executive chairman of Breitbart News with suspicion and hatred in his short tenure. The man credited by Time magazine as “‘The Great Manipulator’, the second most powerful man in...

Republican Albatross

Donald Trump meeting with the Freedom Caucus. Photo by: White House.
New York, USA (VIAnews) - The lead character of Samuel Tayler Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ wore an albatross hung around his neck. It served as a symbol of his hubris, which led to utter failure. This could well describe the Republican Party as it is weighed down by a small Republican faction: the Freedom Caucus. The Caucus...
California wildfires. Photo by: Jeff Head.
San Francisco, USA (VIAnews) - So do you want to be a trailblazer farmer in the medical cannabis field? Be prepared to be self-reliant when it comes to financials and insurance in the case things don’t go as planned. The recent fires in Northern California showed that it’s risky to invest in a crop that is legal in seven...
US Senate building, Washington DC. Photo by: Ron Cogswell.
Washington, USA (ViaNews) - At a time when most people have been soundly asleep at home for at least a few hours, 2 a.m. is usually the time the people who are still awake make decisions they will later regret. From loneliness-driven phone calls to an ex-boyfriend to getting a spur-of-the-moment tattoo, some decisions really should be held...
UN-cops Summit 2016.
It was the first time the UN Chiefs of Police gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York. It all started back in February when the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, invited all the UN Chiefs of Police for the June UN-Police Summit. "I urge all Member States to invest in UN Police and to send the head of...
Mezcal on the rise
Mezcal, the rustic cousin of tequila, is the latest darling in the craft cocktail, an artisanal organic gastronomic trend that has been hip over the last decade in America. Mezcal drinking is on the rise in the US, while tequila is already one of the most popular spirits consumed by Americans, who cannot get enough of Mexico’s native spirit....
U.S. Cornell University. Arts Quad at Cornell University, with McGraw Tower in background. Photo by: Eustress.
New York (ViaNews) - For most high school students, making plans to embark on a journey to post-secondary education is a no-brainer. Among the many issues that students have to consider, determining how to pay for higher education is at the top of the list. Over the last few years, student loan statistics show that borrower rates have risen drastically...
McCain Health Care vote
The floor of the United States Senate is not known for riveting drama. Typically the outcome is already known before Senators vote for any given bill. Recently, with the exception of rare cases, most ballots are cut neatly down party lines. This statement is especially true in the battle of the American health care system. The contentious battle came...
Douglas County Democratic Party headquarters. Photo by: Democratic Headquarters - Downtown Roseburg, Oregon.
All eyes are on Washington DC as Donald Trump rampages through the Republican Party like the proverbial bull in a china shop. Weekly scandals, many of which would bring down any other politician, has the country on the edge of its seat waiting for the next episode--or the end of this presidency. The chaos threatens to change the Republican...
Last month I attended a "Medicare for All" rally in Kansas City. The rally was hosted by a variety of groups, including the National Nurses United. Health care professionals at the rally spoke about how they believed our country was moving forward in discoveries in health, but backwards in the actual healthcare provided to people. While Republicans attempted, and...
New year's eve in New York city. Photo by: Anthony Quintano.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The turning of the new year means a traditional rushing in of new laws across American states and 2018 is no different. From paid leave to voter ID requirements all the way to recreational marijuana legalization, new laws impact a majority of states. Here’s a look at some of the new laws that took effect Jan. 1: Minimum...
Trump - North Korea
President Donald Trump warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday that he will “truly regret it” if his isolated country messes with the United States, as the tensions are circling in U.S. and its allies of a possible strike to be ordered by Kim on Guam, a Pacific military base of U.S. Early Friday, Trump appeared to tweet in...

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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 and in other places around the globe. North Korea,...

Interview

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

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

Washington, USA (ViaNews) - With a part of a country that’s angry and looking for change, this past year was one of protest. As...

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 Sharks, in a...

Lisbon, Portugal (ViaNews) - The world has long got used to seeing Angela Merkel properly dressed as the German Chancellor, but in the town of Torres Vedras, in Portugal, the scenario is a little...
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 doubt as a result of a recent report into the...
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 in hospitals, others at home. In Serbian capital, Belgrade, if...

Business

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 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...