Sunday, April 22, 2018
Oprah Winfrey at a rally in 2007. Photo by: vargas2040 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Her speech at the Golden Globe Awards has turned into a social media storm and has launched a firestorm on social media. Talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and gave an acceptance speech that has stirred discussion over the possibility of Winfrey...
Elections
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - The Kenyan political sphere is at its fever pitch with the general elections just under two weeks away. As has been the norm, politicians from various divide are in their vintage best as the quest to leave a mark before the August 8 polls continues. Currently, there are two major political affiliations that enjoy massive following....
Marine Le Pen VS Macron in French elections second round.
Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate who appeals to both left and right voters won the first round with about 23 percent of the votes. Following him is Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front (FN) who secured about 21 percent in the voting poll. Le Pen will now face Emmanuel Macron, the former Socialist minister, in...
Euro - Image credits Mick Carvalho
This year's European state of the union was mostly about the migrant crisis. Juncker made it clear Europe will keep accepting and relocating refugees. The European state of the union started in 2009, following the United States state of the union tradition. This year was Juncker's first state of the Union speech which got monopolized by the migrant crisis in...
Antonio Guterres UN Secretary-General.
Former Portuguese PM and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, set to become the next UN Secretary-General. All 15 ambassadors of the United Nations Security Council unanimously nominated Antonio Guterres to be the next Secretary-General. Guterres won 13 votes in his support and two abstentions, with zero votes against him. In a formal vote next week, the Portuguese Antonio...
Austerity government to win Portugal elections
The Portuguese parliamentary elections will take place next Sunday with the most recent poll pointing to an above 30% abstention rate and the current austerity government reelection. The very last Portuguese parliamentary election poll has the conservative party ahead by up to 5% over the runners-up the left-wing socialist party. Today's prime minister Passos Coelho said in a press conference that...
Election day in Alabama. Republicans VS Democtrats
Washington, United States (ViaNews) - Despite no concession, reverberations of the 20,000-vote win of Democrat Doug Jones over Roy Moore are likely to carry over to the upcoming midterm elections. Jones, a former prosecutor, narrowly defeated Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court Justice, to become the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in that state in 25...
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.
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 Court judge said lawmakers “did not hold the president to account and must put in place a mechanism that could be used for the removal of the president from office,” according to the UPI. Zuma, 75,...
United Nations in New York. Photo by: Javier Carbajal.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - Despite a threat from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to pull funding to the global body, 128 nations voted to condemn the U.S. and its decision for recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Nine countries voted against the condemnation while allies Canada, Mexico and Australia joined 35 counties who abstained from...
From left to right: Branislav Nedimovic, Ana Brnabic, Igor Mirovic. Photo by:mediaportal.vojvodina.gov.rs.
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 history, and even more interesting, its first openly gay PM. In a small and conservative country, liberal circles of Serbian society saw this as a success....
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)
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are preparing to vote on a tax bill that could prove to be the lone victory in President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Trump beamed after the deal was announced Friday and the likelihood of both chambers voting on the measure sometime this week. “As a candidate, I promised we...
Nawaz Sharif
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 in Pakistan’s history to complete his full term. The ruling from the supreme court came following an investigation into the Sharif Family’s wealth that was triggered...

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Erdogan, President of Turkey. Photo: Public Domain.

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

ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) - On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” along with the FSA (Free Syrian Army) to clear YPG militants (Kurdish...

Interview

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

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

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

Europe

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 now, fighting over the CD collection – more and more...
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 in Germany. He was trying to cross into Belgium where...
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. He had a heart attack and was assisted by the...

Business

Porsche headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo by: Morio

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

LISBON, Portugal (ViaNews) - We met with Philipp von Hagen in November 2017 for an interview at the Lisbon's Web Summit to understand more about Porsche's goals. ...
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, ever since Uber started operating in the country. Considering the unfairly demanding prices and famously vulgar attitudes from...
Maduro about the Petro on state TV on Feb. 2.

PETRO: Anti-bubble Cryptocurrency?

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Ending 2017, Venezuelan Government announced its intention to issue a new crypto asset called Petro (derived from petroleum) which would be backed by proven oil reserves. President Nicolás Maduro was thus...