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A woman votes in Indonesia’s 2009 presidential election. Photo by: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Promise To Give Millennials Ministerial Seats

JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - One of Indonesia’s vice presidential candidates, Sandiaga Uno, promised to give...
Eurico Brilhante Dias interview about investing in Portugal at the Web Summit. Photo by: ViaNews.

Why Invest in Portugal: Secretary of State for Internationalization Explains

LISBON (ViaNews) - We met with Portugal's Secretary of State for Internationalization, Eurico Brilhante Dias,...
Presidental election 2007 in Indonesia. Photo by: Maria Tschanz.

War of Words Ahead of the 2019 Indonesia’s Poll Makes Campaign Period Lose its Substance

JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo introduced a new term. “Genderuwo politician” is...
Storyteller, Ewan Spence interview. Photo by: ViaNews.

Web Summit: Keys To Entrepreneurial Success, According to Ewan Spence

LISBON (ViaNews) - Ewan Spence describes himself as a storyteller but he's been doing a...
Ramfis Dominguez Trujillo. Photo by: courtesy Ramfis Trujillo.

Trujillo is Back to the Dominican Politics and Recent Polls are Surprising

SANTO DOMINGO (Dominican Republic) - Rafael Trujillo was a U.S. Marine in 1918 who reached...
From left to right: Rafael Campillo and Ramón from the Mobbeel team. Photo by: ViaNews.

Web Summit: Spanish Company helps your business cut costs with its multibiometric technology

LISBON (VIANews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit, we met with Mobbeel,...
Web Summit opening ceremony. From left to right: Fernando Medina, (Lisbon Mayor), Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit founder), and Antonio Costa (Portuguese Prime-Minister). Photo by: ViaNews.

“500 Years Later, Lisbon is Once Again the Capital of the World”: said the Lisbon Mayor at the Web Summit Opening Ceremony

LISBON (ViaNews) - The Portuguese Prime-Minister, António Costa, and Lisbon Mayor, Fernando Medina, said at...
Women in Turkey. Photo by: Shahram Sharif.

Women in Turkey Dropping Out of the Labour Force for Domestic Reasons

ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Only 33.6 percent of women in Turkey are in the labour...
Pro-EU march in London on March 25, 2017 to mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome. Photo by: Ilovetheeu.

Brexit: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom

London (ViaNews) - “Brexit”, the word induces fear, confusion and apprehension. It’s obviously not an...
Jerusalem, seen from the Mount of Olives. “Rather than the inclusive city Jerusalem has the potential to be, it is inhabited by a set of micro-communities, who keep to their people”- the Holy City, the Divided City. Photo by: Dan.

Intercommunity Dialogue in Israel-Palestine is the Only Route to Peace

JERUSALEM (ViaNews) - Conversations with individuals across Israel-Palestine all shared the factor of fear. Speaking...
Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by: Jorge Láscar.

Three Kenyan Journalists in Hot Soup Over Alleged Cybercrime Involving Sports Minister

NAIROBI. Kenya (ViaNews) - Three journalists in Kenya have been arraigned in court following their...
Plan International Filipino activist, Louisa (in brown) planting mangrove seedlings on a beach to disaster-proof her communities. Photo by: courtesy Plan International.

The World Needs to Acknowledge that Climate Change is a Feminist Issue

LONDON (ViaNews) - With the United Nation’s Climate Change Conference approaching, it’s time to discuss...
United States President, Barack Obama, casts his ballot in the 2012 U.S. election at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by: Pete Souza.

Electronic Voting Machines face challenges in many parts of the world

The age of technological revolution is often being referred to as the “post-modern” era. This...
Nairobi, Kenya, skyline after sunset. Taken from the top of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC). Photo by: Stuart Price.

Kenya: Digital TV migration state rages on three years after government closed the lid

NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Kenya's journey to digital television migration has proven to be a...
Dixie Gang is a Portuguese band witha a passion for the traditional New Orleans Jazz (also known as Dixieland). Photo by: (Courtesy) Dixie Gang band.

Portugal: Concert With Ten Doctor Bands to Help a Nonprofit Organization

Lisbon (ViaNews) - This is the first edition of the Doc's Medley, a solidarity music...

Special Report

Ice Stupa.

Ladakh to Switzerland: Himalayan Engineer To Counter The Issue Of Fast...

New Delhi, India (VIAnews) - Living in Trans-Himalayan mountain desert of Ladakh, India is not just daunting, but it comes with lots of hardships...
United Kingdom and Euro flag.

German woes and British hopes for Brexit: the coverage in the...

The Daily Mail praised it as a “historic” referendum, which frees “Britain from the chains that have bound us to an unelected, unaccountable Brussels...
Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte.

What You Need to Know About the Philippines’ Infamous “Terror List”

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Several weeks ago, the Philippines once again broke international headlines when a ranking state prosecutor lodged a plea before a...

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Europe

Web Summit opening ceremony. From left to right: Fernando Medina, (Lisbon Mayor), Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit founder), and Antonio Costa (Portuguese Prime-Minister). Photo by: ViaNews.

“500 Years Later, Lisbon is Once Again the Capital of the...

LISBON (ViaNews) - The Portuguese Prime-Minister, António Costa, and Lisbon Mayor, Fernando Medina, said at the opening ceremony of the Web Summit technology summit...
Pro-EU march in London on March 25, 2017 to mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome. Photo by: Ilovetheeu.

Brexit: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom

London (ViaNews) - “Brexit”, the word induces fear, confusion and apprehension. It’s obviously not an ideal situation, but it’s a situation Britain is in...
Dixie Gang is a Portuguese band witha a passion for the traditional New Orleans Jazz (also known as Dixieland). Photo by: (Courtesy) Dixie Gang band.

Portugal: Concert With Ten Doctor Bands to Help a Nonprofit Organization

Lisbon (ViaNews) - This is the first edition of the Doc's Medley, a solidarity music event to take place in the auditorium of FMDUL...

United Kingdom

Pro-EU march in London on March 25, 2017 to mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome. Photo by: Ilovetheeu.

Brexit: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom

London (ViaNews) - “Brexit”, the word induces fear, confusion and apprehension. It’s obviously not an ideal situation, but it’s a situation Britain is in...
Birmingham Airport fire trucks sprayed the plane to prevent fire. Photo by: Via News.

Exclusive photos of the Birmingham Airport incident involving a Norwegian Air airplane

A Boeing 737-800 jet flying from the Iceland capital, Reykjavik, to Madrid, Spain, was diverted to Birmingham after a technical problem. According to a...
Sutton Grammar School in Surrey, Greater London. Photo by: A P Monblat.

Middle Classes To Benefit Most From Grammar School Funding Boost

London (ViaNews) - Theresa May’s Conservative Government have re-ignited their stated wish to increase the number of grammar school places available to pupils in...
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...
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....
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...

Politics

Protest against the AfD in the Bundestag. The sign reads "Stand up against racism". Photo by: Martin Heinlein.

New Left-Wing Politics in Germany

BERLIN (ViaNews) - After the phenomenal success of Emmanuel Macron’s En Marche-movement in France, follows the German “Aufstehen” movement – headed by politicians of...
Airport ballot box in Ataturk, Turkey. Photo by: Sakhalinio.

Turkish Elections: SEC Refuses to Fund Ballots for the Visually Impaired

ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - The Supreme Electoral Council (SEC) of Turkey had recently confirmed the use of tactile ballot papers for the June 24...
Oprah Winfrey at a rally in 2007. Photo by: vargas2040 (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Oprah 2020: Is America ready for another ‘celebrity’ president?

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Her speech at the Golden Globe Awards has turned into a social media storm and has launched a firestorm on social...
The White House in Washington DC. Photo by: Cezary p.

New Book Could Deepen Divide in Washington

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Instead of starting the new year focused on a government spending bill or infrastructure, the White House has been consumed by...
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.

South African legislature must develop impeachment rules for Zuma

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...
United Nations in New York. Photo by: Javier Carbajal.

What does Jerusalem condemnation mean for U.S./U.N. relations?

NEW YORK (ViaNews) - Despite a threat from the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley to pull funding to the global body,...

Asia

A woman votes in Indonesia’s 2009 presidential election. Photo by: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Promise To Give Millennials Ministerial Seats

JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - One of Indonesia’s vice presidential candidates, Sandiaga Uno, promised to give millennials ministerial posts if he becomes the winner on...
Presidental election 2007 in Indonesia. Photo by: Maria Tschanz.

War of Words Ahead of the 2019 Indonesia’s Poll Makes Campaign Period Lose its...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo introduced a new term. “Genderuwo politician” is used to describe politicians who influence people by spreading...
Malacañang Palace in Manila is the official residence of the President of the Philippines. Photo by: Patrick Roque.

Is There a Plot to Unseat the Philippine President?

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - “Red October." This is the purported plan of several political groups, allegedly led by the Communist Party of the Philippines,...
Malala Yousafzai at the Girl Summit 2014. Photo by: DFID - UK Department for International Development.

Malala Yousafzai: Why Pakistanis Think She’s a Fraud

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Malala Yousafzai is a human rights activist and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate. Despite her impressive curriculum at such an...
Indian rupees. Photo by: Monito.

Billions Transferred to Ice-cream Vendor Caused his Bank Account to be Frozen

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Pakistan's security agency, froze the account of an ice-cream vendor in Karachi who reportedly received...
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.

Pakistan Ex-PM and Daugther Freed after 2 Months in jail: Court found no Solid...

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - The former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Captain Safdar (retired) were released from...

Africa

Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by: Jorge Láscar.

Three Kenyan Journalists in Hot Soup Over Alleged Cybercrime Involving Sports Minister

NAIROBI. Kenya (ViaNews) - Three journalists in Kenya have been arraigned in court following their supposed involvement in the false publication of information and...
Nairobi, Kenya, skyline after sunset. Taken from the top of the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC). Photo by: Stuart Price.

Kenya: Digital TV migration state rages on three years after government closed the lid

NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Kenya's journey to digital television migration has proven to be a steady yet indifferent process if existing factors is anything...
South Sudan oil contamination. Photo by: Courtesy German NGO Sign of Hope.

Interrogation of Lundin Execs for Crimes Against Humanity and Environment in South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - “Lundin Petroleum’s chief executive and chairman are set to be charged with aggravated crimes against human rights over the Swedish...
NOCK officials James Chacha (far left), Kipchoge Keino (centre) and Stephen Soi when they appeared before a previous parliamentary committee. Photo by: Ronnie Evans.

Ghosts of Rio Olympics Summoned as Public Prosecutor Reopens Investigation

NAIROBI, Kenya - (ViaNews) - Director of Public Prosecution, Noordin Haji, has continued his crackdown on graft by opening the cold case of the...
The pipe was repaired, but the contaminant was left in the environment. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.

Why the Oil Pollution in South Sudan isn’t Getting Enough Media Coverage, According to...

JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Oil pollution now affects millions of people in South Sudan. Many villages have been completely destroyed by it. This has...
A snippet of the names of NCPB officials and other stakeholders who are persons of interest in the Ksh.468 million maize scandal. Photo by: ViaNews.

Battle on Corruption Heats Up As Kenyan State Corporation Team Cuffed Over Maize Scandal

NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - Eight National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) suspects have been arraigned in court and charged in relations to the scandal...

South-America

Venezuelan President, Maduro, with the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, during his state visit to China. Photo by: @PresidencialVen / Twitter.

Gauging Venezuela’s Real Economy After Maduro’s Recovery Plan and Talks With China, US

Caracas, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Starting in August, the Venezuelan economy was in such difficult situation that its bank notes were illegally exported to Colombia,...
Venezuela Culture Minister, Ernesto Villegas, with JV Rangel. Photo by: Courtesy José Vicente Rangel.

White House Leaks Reportedly Show Venezuela has Been Under Trump´s Crosshairs

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – Recent leaks were published on the September 8 edition of the New York Times regarding Trump´s administration supporting the military...
Outside Banco de Venezuela in Punto Fijo, Venezuela. Photo by: ArwinJ.

Venezuela’s Real Economy: What’s coming next?

CARACAS (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s unprecedented collapse continues. It seems almost unthinkable for a country that not so long ago was considered an emerging market,...
Statement by "Operacion Fenix" hours after the Venezuelan drone attack.

“Operación Fénix” Claims Responsibility for the Venezuelan Drone Attack – Read the Full Statement

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – From Miami, through her own YouTube channel, three hours after the attack, Venezuelan journalist Patricia Poleo said that militaries from...
President Maduro being secured by government staff moments after the first drone exploded.

Maduro Saved by Counter-Drone Technology, Says Venezuelan Attorney General

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) – Tarek William Saab, Venezuela´s Attorney General appeared on television today to deliver new information regarding the frustrated attack to President...
Protecting the President behind protecting shields deployed by security. The first lady is in blue circle.

Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro survives drone attack, blames Colombian President

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - During the televised commemoration of the 81st birthday of the National Guard with a military parade in downtown Caracas, Venezuelan...

Interview

Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

Interview with Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad: “I...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and a variety of also failed negotiation attempts with the government,...
Empty Education. Caracas Central University. Photo by: Waraira repano & Guaicai puro.

Venezuela’s Hidden Crisis: Basic Education

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (ViaNews) - The sufferings of Venezuelan economy are hardly unknown these days. Inflation over 10,000 %, massive scarcity of basic products, an insignificant salary, rising dollar black market, cash almost inexistent, and so...
Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs,...
Statue of Liberty, New York city. Photo by: William Warby.

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

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - With a part of a country that’s angry and looking for change, this past year was one of protest. As the year went on, dissatisfaction with the current administration and the...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.

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

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...