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Marcha Verde in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Photo by: Marcha Verde.

Big Changes Ahead for the Law Regulating Political Parties in the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – After years of a monumental struggle, the law that...
AKP presidential candidate, Erdogan holding his last rally in İstanbul before the 2018 election. Photo by VOA.

Turkey-US tensions: Erdoğan wants to expand trade, in Turkish Lira, with China, Russia, Iran, Ukraine

ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) – Following the tensions between both countries, Erdoğan said he wants to...
Ricardo Winter, rector of UPID - Industrial Psychology Dominican University, Dominican Republic. Photo by Latora.tv

The Point Where Education and Tourism intersect: Interview With a Dominican University Rector

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - Foreign investment is welcomed everywhere, and the Dominican Republic...
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...
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...
The oath of former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (second from the right) as new House Speaker at the House of the Representative at the Bantasan Hills in Quezon City on July 23, 2018, Philippines. Photo by: Avito C. Dalan for the Philippine News Agency.

Philippines’ ex-president accused of plunder, gross rights violations now House Speaker

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - In what appears to be a dramatic political resurrection, former Philippine...
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...
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...
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. ...
MINI Electric at the the FIA Mobility Conference in Uruguay. Photo by: Cecilia Demartini.

FIA Mobility Conference 2018: Safer, Cleaner, Smarter Electric Cars and Much More

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The city capital of Montevideo, Uruguay, lived an intense and significant...
Plastic pollution on the shores of Montesinos beach, Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic. Photo by: Parley for the Oceans.

Dominican Republic Plastic Pollution: Landfills Unable to Cope With Huge Amounts of Garbage

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – The ocean garbage tragedy has hit the Dominican Republic...
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...
Santo Domingo's Chinatown in the Dominican Republic. Photo by: CGTN America.

Is the U.S. lagging behind? China to invest 10 Billion Dollars in the Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - According to the World Bank, the United States of...
2018 World Cup match between Portugal and Iran. Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo by: Mahdi Zare/Fars News Agency.

World Cup 2018: Who are the Winners on Social Media

France is still rejoicing its second World Cup title but on the social media game,...
Haiti unrest: Protesters pillaged stores, torched cars.

Haiti Unrest: Former Prime Minister and President Accused of “Lack of Leadership” by Business Organizations

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) - About the Haitian violence over the last few days,...

Special Report

Indian Rupees.

Demonetisation: A Year After India’s Unique Economic Experiment

NEW DELHI, India (ViaNews) - During Richard Nixon’s Beijing visit in 1972, Zhou Enlai, the Chinese premier was asked about the effect of the...
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...
Sorrow in Las Ramblas Memorial

Las Ramblas Streets Were Packed Full of People Honoring the Lives...

Today, in the same location where a terrorist's van killed 13 pedestrians, thousands of people marched in defiance against terrorism. Las Ramblas Streets were...

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Europe

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...
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.

EU anti-corruption: Conflicts of interest among MEPs earning $41 million in...

BRUSSELS, Belgium (ViaNews) - Released in Brussels a report showing how in the current EU mandate, Members of Parliament (MEPs) have earned up to...
Muslim community- in koblenz, Germany. Women wearing hijab. Photo by: Tanveer

What the Muslim Community and Islamic Leaders Think About Women Wearing...

KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - I went to look for answers at the very heart of Europe, in Germany. Koblenz is a city in central...

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

Airport ballot box in Ataturk, Turkey. Photo by: Sakhalinio.

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

ISTANBUL, 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,...
Donald Trump's new security strategy.

Trump National Security Policy Puts U.S. Against Russia, China

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - New national security policy in the United States takes aim at Russia and China as “revisionist” powers that may only attack...

Asia

The oath of former President and Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (second from the right) as new House Speaker at the House of the Representative at the Bantasan Hills in Quezon City on July 23, 2018, Philippines. Photo by: Avito C. Dalan for the Philippine News Agency.

Philippines’ ex-president accused of plunder, gross rights violations now House Speaker

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - In what appears to be a dramatic political resurrection, former Philippine president turned congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been sworn...
Rodrigo Duterte speech in Pampanga, Philippines. Photo by: PCOO EDP.

Philippine president’s ‘Who is this stupid God’ remark is just the tip of the...

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - By now, no one seems surprised that Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte, known for his allegedly notorious and misogynistic remarks,...
Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by: PCOO EDP.

Women up in arms over Philippine president’s sexist remarks, anti-women policies

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Despite his official spokesperson’s repeated pronouncement that the Philippine president is serious about upholding women’s rights, Rodrigo Roa Duterte continues...
Patricia Anne Fox statement after she was given 30 days to leave the Philippines.

Why is the Philippine government hell-bent to kick out an Aussie nun?

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - For over a month now, the Philippine government has been on an all-out offensive campaign to deport an Australian missionary...
Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba. Photo by: Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba Facebook profile.

Did US authorities torture Filipino Muslim activist?

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews)- “They tortured me.” These were the first words that Filipino human rights activist Jerome Succor Aba uttered as relief washed over...
Labor day in Manila, Philippines.

In the Philippines, workers demand end to exploitative, centuries-old contractual work scheme

MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Tens of thousands of protesters here were unfazed as they marched the streets of Manila under the scorching heat of...

Africa

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...
Oil production in Pariang district in South Sudan.

Rising Health Risks in South Sudan: Radioactive and Toxic Contamination

JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Officials are now joining residents in protesting the environmental crisis in South Sudan. The newest cause for concern is...
South Sudan oil workers attempting to contain the spill. Photo by: Nile Institute of Environmental Health.

South Sudan Oil Contamination: “Among the Highest in the World,” Study Finds

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - Professor Fritz Pragst of Berlin's Institute for Forensic Medicine is one of the leading forensic toxicologists in the world. Read: Briefing...
Klaus Stieglitz, Sign of Hope vice chairman in South Sudan. Photo by: Sign of Hope.

Briefing on Big Oil’s Contamination of South Sudan

MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - The contamination of South Sudan‘s water can potentially condemn an estimated number of more than 600,000 South Sudanese to painful...

South-America

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...
MINI Electric at the the FIA Mobility Conference in Uruguay. Photo by: Cecilia Demartini.

FIA Mobility Conference 2018: Safer, Cleaner, Smarter Electric Cars and Much More

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (ViaNews) - The city capital of Montevideo, Uruguay, lived an intense and significant week welcoming an unprecedented event to the city and...
Woman escaping the smoke caused by the iconic TransMilenio bus in Bogotá, Colombia. Photo by: Mike Ceaser.

Colombia: the most polluted areas

BOGOTÁ, Colombia (ViaNews) - The Institute of Hydrology, Meteorology, and Environmental Studies (IDEAM, by its Spanish acronym) revealed an air quality report pertaining to...

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...