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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...
Syrian Air Force bombs Tah in Idlib Governorate on December 29, 2017. Photo by: Qasioun News Agency

Syria War: Attack on Idlib Will Turn Into a “Massacre,” Says Turkish President

ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem spoke to Russia Today: “We do...
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...
Goldman Sachs Tower in Jersey city. Photo by: Oriez.

Goldman Sachs Says Yes to Cryptocurrency Custody Service And No to Trading Service

Goldman Sachs was never in the running to set up a cryptocurrency trading desk. Over...
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...
Robin Bernstein, the new US Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, posing with her husband, Richard Bernstein, and President Donald Trump. Photo by: The Independent

Did the New U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic Start off on the Right Foot?

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Robin Bernstein will be the second woman to occupy...
Independentists protesting in Autovía A-2. Photo by: ViaNews.

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

Madrid (ViaNews) - Separatists, with reflective vests, independentist Catalan flag, and banners demand the release...
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...
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...
Donald Trump speaking to supporters at an immigration policy speech at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona. 2016. Photo by: Gage Skidmore.

Trump Accuses Google Of Search Bias On ‘Trump News’

Google is the latest tech giant to find itself at crosshairs with President Donald Trump...
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...

Special Report

National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade. Photo by: Jovan Marković.

Is Serbia planning to limit reproductive rights for women?

BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - Almost a week ago, Irish women won their fight against abortion ban. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right...
Jetsun Pema, Sister of the 14th Dalai Lama. Photo by: Matthias Schickhofer.

Meet Dalai Lama’s Sister, the Lady Known as “Mother of Tibet”

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) – Tenzin Gyatso, better known as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, regards himself as a very simple Buddhist monk....
Jovana Djindjic, daughter of Zoran Djindjic, the first democratically elected Serbian Prime minister, after the fall of the dictator Slobodan Milosevic in 2000. Photo by: Government of Serbia.

Serbia: The strange case of the Prime Minister’s daughter

BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - At first glance, it barely seems newsworthy: a young woman got her university diploma, then started an internship, then got...

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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...
Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

World Cup 2018: Russian Women are Being Bullied for Getting too...

Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell themselves” to foreigners. Online haters have been launching bullying...

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

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...
Heavy traffic on the EDSA in Makati City. Photo by: Scandi.

Philippines: Prohibiting Driver-only Vehicles Along Metro Manila’s Highway isn’t Working as Expected

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – A new traffic scheme, which was claimed to solve the Metro Manila’s traffic congestion wants to prohibit that driver-only vehicles...
Docks of Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Mumbai), the largest container port in India. Photo by: Robert Cutts.

China Courting India In Response To U.S Trade War Stand-Off

NEW DELHI (India) - Concerned by escalating trade war standoff with the U.S, China is eyeing close relationship with India as it continues to...
Filipino registered nurse, Carlo Tabalina. Photo by: Ryan Abello.

Philippines Brain Drain: Health Professionals Leaving for Greener Pastures

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Being a professional gives you the edge to land a stable job, but in the Philippines health industry, it’s a...

Africa

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 Sudan girls collected water from a recently opened borehole. Water that, if contaminated, may pose a serious health threat. Photo by: Arsenie Coseac.

South Sudan Government Confirms Widespread Oil-caused Environmental Catastrophe

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - In May 2018, the United Nation‘s Environment Programme published the South Sudan‘s First State of Environment Report and Outlook. From literally...

South-America

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...
Nicolas Maduro speech on national TV. Photo by: Joseph Romeo.

Is the Venezuelan Socialist Revolution changing colors?

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela's President, Nicolás Maduro, announced new economic policies this week. Venezuelans have long waited for measures which can provide...

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...