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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...
Activists in front of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul demanding to know the whereabouts of the Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi. Photo by: Dogan News Agency.

Saudi Journalist was Afraid of his Country Rulers Months Before Going Missing

ISTANBUL (ViaNews) - People close to Jamal Khashoggi, a journalist and outspoken critic of Saudi...
E-75 in Serbia. Photo by: Petar Milošević.

Drivers Don’t Know How to Behave in a Roundabout, Said the Serbian Director of the Traffic Safety Committee

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - According to the daily newspaper, Blic, driving through the fast lane...
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...
The National Palace is the Dominican Republic president official residence. Photo by: Jean-Marc Astesana.

Are we Expecting a Big Electoral Surprise at the 2020 Dominican Election?

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - At this point, the general sentiment was that the...
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,...
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...
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...
Anti-doping Agency of Kenya. Photo: Courtesy Anti-doping Agency of Kenya.

Doping: Is Kenya Rapidly Going the Russia Way?

NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - More and more Kenyan athletes have been found culpable of doping...
Junta Central Electoral in the Dominican Republic.

Will the Primary Election Type Change the Outcome of the 2020 Dominican General Election

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - After President Medina´s approval of the Political Party Law,...
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 the Victims

JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Oil pollution now affects millions of people in South Sudan....
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.

Pakistan Ex-PM and Daugther Freed after 2 Months in jail: Court found no Solid Evidence Related to Avenfield

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - The former prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam...
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...
Embassy of the Dominican Republic to the United States in Washington, D.C. Photo by: AgnosticPreachersKid

Is the U.S. Worried Over China´s Courting of Central American Countries?

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - In the academic study of International relations, the concept...
A cow of Turkish Natıve Black Cattle breed. Photo by: Zeynel Cebeci.

At Least 48 Taken to Hospitals Over Suspicions of Anthrax Outbreak in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - According to the reports from the ministry of health, some cities...

Special Report

Sudan People's Liberation Army near South Sudan capital, Juba. Photo by: Jason Patinkin.

Leading Rights Groups Reveal How a South Sudan Oil Company Plays...

LONDON (ViaNews) - The UN protection site in Malakal, South Sudan, was established for the sole purpose of protecting civilians from the country’s vicious...
Hampi

The Fight Over Hampi: UNESCO World Heritage Site

New Delhi, India (VIAnews) - When we attempt to preserve ancient empires, cities, and temples, there are competing notions of how this should be...
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...

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Europe

E-75 in Serbia. Photo by: Petar Milošević.

Drivers Don’t Know How to Behave in a Roundabout, Said the...

BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - According to the daily newspaper, Blic, driving through the fast lane on the highway can cost the driver 5.000 Serbian...
Independentists protesting in Autovía A-2. Photo by: ViaNews.

Pro-Catalan Protesters Take to Spain’s Highways to Call for Release of...

Madrid (ViaNews) - Separatists, with reflective vests, independentist Catalan flag, and banners demand the release of "political prisoners." Protesters choose major Spain's highway bridges...
August 10. 2018, protest against corruption in Victory Square, Bucharest, Romania. Photo by: Babu.

Romania Protests: After Communism, Romanians Stand United to Fight Corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania (ViaNews) - Twenty-eight years have passed since the Romanian Revolution. At the end of 1989. there was a period of violent civil...

United Kingdom

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...
FIFA headquarter in Switzerland. Photo by: MCaviglia.

A Political Football That Won’t Go Out Of Play?

LONDON (ViaNews) – A new book claims to shoot World Cup bribes back into the penalty area; a streaky, bobbling pass that emerges straight...

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

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...
International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, Netherlands. Photo by: OSeveno.

Philippines: The Poor Fights Back vs. Drug-related Killings Before ICC

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Families of the victims of drug-related killings here know too well that they are lacking in both influence and resources....
Transportation trucks outside the Gwadar Port.

How China’s Influence Changes Pakistan-US relations

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Early this year, the diplomatic relationship between Pakistan may have started off on the wrong foot. Relations between the two countries...

Africa

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...
Country leaders joined in grieving with the family of the former World Champion, Nicholas Bett, who lost his life in a tragic road accident. Photo by: @TeamWiliamRuto.

Gone Too Soon: The Tale of Two Kenyan World Champions Who Passed Away Tragically

NAIROBI, Kenya (ViaNews) - On Thursday, Kenya is set to lay at rest one of her sporting heroes after another untimely death of an...
South Sudan oil workers attempting to contain the spill. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.

South Sudan Oil Pollution: Parliament Issues Summons to Country’s Minister of Petroleum and Mining

JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - For failure to report on oil pollution's devastation of the country, the South Sudanese Parliament issues summons to country's...
Bunia's General Hospital, Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Ituri province. Photo by: UNHCR/Natalia Micevic

Sounding the alarm on Congo: Ituri violence creating desperation

GENEVA, Switzerland (ViaNews) - After months of conflict between the Hema and Lendu ethnic groups in eastern DR Congo’s Ituri region, UNHCR is sounding...

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...