Thursday, November 23, 2017
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...
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....
"Mother of all rallies" Trump supporters on September 16th.
Washington, USA (VIAnews) - On September 16th, what is being called the “Mother of All Rallies” (MOAR) was held at the National Mall in the District of Columbia. The rally was founded and organized by Tommy Gunn, known as the Pissed Off American on social media. In several event videos, Gunn invites “all patriotic Americans” to join this non-partisan,...
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...

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...
Civil rights activist Bree Newsome speaking at the community college in Syracuse.
In 2015 civil rights activist Bree Newsome climbed the South Carolina state house flagpole and removed the Confederate flag. Since then, there has been a growing movement challenging confederate flags and monuments in public spaces that act as symbols of a white supremacy culture in America. Weeks ago in Charlottesville South Carolina, white supremacist groups held a rally and...
Ohio State Fair fireball deadly incident.
Dating all the way back to the 15th century, roller coasters have been flipping, twisting, and pleasing riders for hundreds of years. Of course with all of the rapid movement brings attention to some cautious thrill seekers who are concerned about the build and general safety of the rides. Although it is almost certain that the risk of injury...
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...
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...
DACA rally in San Francisco. Photo by: Pax Ahimsa Gethen
Throughout the 2016 U.S. presidential election, then-candidate Donald Trump ran on a hardline immigration platform that promised to increase border security and end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The time has arrived wherein President Trump is attempting to fulfill his promises to the American people, but not everybody agrees with his actions. On Monday, a...
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...

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Sutton Grammar School. Lower school pupils. Photo by: Grempletonian.

Britain’s Grammar Schools Exclude Struggling Students To Maintain Their League Table Position

Highly selective schools are failing to take responsibility when pupils fail to meet their potential by excluding them from A level courses. Some of Britain’s Grammar Schools are coming under fire for removing pupils from...
New York protest "Holding hands for Catalan independence". Photo by: Liz Castro.

Europe’s Separatist Movements: What brings them together and what holds them apart – Spain,...

London, United Kingdom (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” warned the Financial Times on October 6, following the state’s independence referendum a few days before. 3 years ago...
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...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.

Leading neuroscientist explains where Artificial Intelligence and neuroscience meet, and the dangers ahead

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...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.

Web Summit: UN chief Guterres appealed to “a serious discussion on the impacts of...

Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. His intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main players and technology together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.

Techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci: The problem is “how people in power will use AI to...

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...

Politics

Donald Trump meeting with the Freedom Caucus. Photo by: White House.

Republican Albatross

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...
RSI Office in Paris, france.

President Macron Cuddles the Self-Employed

After many years of a love/hate relationship, millions of French entrepreneurs are on the verge of witnessing a reformed RSI, the social regime of the self-employed. National widespread debate continues about the impact of...
From left to right: Branislav Nedimovic, Ana Brnabic, Igor Mirovic. Photo by:mediaportal.vojvodina.gov.rs.

Is Serbian First Female Premier a Disappointment?

Two months ago, newly elected Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic appointed Ana Brnabic to succeed him as Prime Minister. Many were surprised, and some had great expectations. Serbia got its first female PM in post-communist...
Chavista allegedly by Guarimberos.

Understanding Venezuela Today: From US Best Provider to National Threat

Caracas, Venezuela (VIANEWS) - On the 18th of August, United States President, Donald Trump, threatened to impose sanctions against several members of President Nicolás Maduro’s office. In 2016, his predecessor, President Barack Obama, had...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.

Wave of uncertainty as President Kenyatta wins heated Kenyan elections

Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - There has been widespread unrest in some parts of Kenya following the announcement of the presidential election results, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which essentially granted Uhuru...
Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister of Pakistan Ousted From Office Based on Corruption Charges

The 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, resigned, following a decision from the supreme court disqualifying him from office. Mr. Sharif was just a few months away from becoming the first Prime Minister...

Business

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...
Independence square in Kiev, Ukraine.

The growing IT-Sector in Kyiv, Ukraine

For the last decade, the IT industry in Ukraine reached its heyday. Currently, 100 000 IT specialists are employed in Ukraine, and 13 national IT companies were included in the list of TOP-100 best...
RSI Office in Paris, france.

President Macron Cuddles the Self-Employed

After many years of a love/hate relationship, millions of French entrepreneurs are on the verge of witnessing a reformed RSI, the social regime of the self-employed. National widespread debate continues about the impact of...
Great Hall of the People. Photo by: Thomas Fanghaenel.

Blockchain Loses a Link: What the Chinese Crackdown Means for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs

For years, China has had a famously tight grasp on the value of its currency. In 1994, the Chinese government pegged the yuan to an $8.28 exchange with the US dollar and have since...
Kenya election riots.

Business Slow After Elections in Kenya

This year's elections have been peaceful, but there are claims and counter claims regarding the results. From the day leading up to elections, companies reduced operations or shut down temporarily to allow staff to go...
Brett King Via.news interview

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

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 account. Mr. King...