Thursday, November 15, 2018
Rohingya children playing at a UNICEF child-friendly area, financed by UK aid, inside Batukhali refugee camp in Bangladesh. Photo credit: Anna Dubuis /DFID
LONDON (ViaNews) - November 2017. The Biafran separatist movement in Nigeria is blacklisted a “storm in a teacup” with just a “few noisy people involved”, by the Nigerian information minister, Lai Mohammed. Separatism, after all, is not limited to the European continent. Biafra, Rakhine, and Kurdistan: 3 separatist centers outside of Europe. The ethnic, linguistic, and economic difference all...
FIFA headquarter in Switzerland. Photo by: MCaviglia.
LONDON (ViaNews) – A new book claims to shoot World Cup bribes back into the penalty area; a streaky, bobbling pass that emerges straight from disgraced former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter. ‘Whatever it takes – The inside story of the FIFA way’ is written by Bonita Mersiades, a whistle-blower who was a senior executive of the Australian FA’s unsuccessful bid...
Xian JH-7 fighter bomber aircraft. Photo by Alert5.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (ViaNews) – The year 2017 was a showdown of Chinese ‘airpower’ over the East and South China Sea, though the previous two years were full of showdowns in the ‘maritime’ front. During the second half of 2017, the air force of the Chinese military, officially named as People’s Liberation Army (PLA), has increased its flyovers into the...
People's Bank of China headquarters in Beijing, China. Photo by: Max12Max. (CC BY-SA 4.0)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - While the USA seems to keep eyeballing Trump and his policies, China seems to be embarking on a journey to become the leading superpower in the world. President Xi Jinping in his speech at the 19th Communist Party Congress said that China is on the verge of becoming a modern socialist "strong power" with leading influence...
Women's March in Detroit, Michigan. November 1. 2017. Photo by Viviana Pernot.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Women’s rights has been a topic of debate in America for centuries and this has not changed in the current year 2017. Donald Trump ran his election on the support of the conservative right who generally take a strict view on women’s rights issues such as birth control and abortion. During his time in office, both...
FIFA World Cup 2010-06-15. Brazil-North Korea. Photo by: Marcello Casal Jr (ABr)
London, UK (ViaNews) - And now we know. The thirty-two teams in the 2018 World Cup have learned their fate following the draw for the group stages. The FIFA brown envelope fest is getting close to reaching the apex of its four-yearly cycle. As for the hosts, Russia, the lowest ranked team in the competition, well it looks...
Marcha do Palacio-Justicia Maracaibo.
Caracas, Venezuela (VIAnews) - The results of the 23 State Governors election held on October 15 in Venezuela indicate that the President Nicolás Maduro's partisans won 18 states against 5 for the oppositionists. Both parties were very active during the campaign, and the participation reached 61.14 %, with over 10 million voters. The elections were called to choose State Governors, but...
Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the Labour-Party general election
LONDON (ViaNews) - Negotiations concerning the future political and economic relationship between the UK and the EU have been the focus of news reporting in recent weeks, as negotiations over Brexit are currently underway. The Labour party had backed the Remain campaign and has recently strengthened its parliamentary position in the 2017 election, which entails a more salient position concerning...
Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest
Belgrade, Serbia (VIAnews) – For the purposes of this report, we're going to analyse the statements of Serbian officials regarding migrants. The observed period spans from 18 July to 18 August 2016, in the heat of the Balkan route migrant crisis. This was not the predominant topic back then, despite the burning issue. The new government was only formed on...
"Mother of all rallies" Trump supporters on September 16th.
Washington, USA (VIAnews) - On September 16th, what is being called the “Mother of All Rallies” (MOAR) was held at the National Mall in the District of Columbia. The rally was founded and organized by Tommy Gunn, known as the Pissed Off American on social media. In several event videos, Gunn invites “all patriotic Americans” to join this non-partisan,...
IndianOil service station in Pipili, Odisha, India. Photo by: Bernard Gagnon.
New Delhi, India (VIAnews) - Globally, crude oil prices have almost halved over the past 3 years to hover around $50 a barrel. Driven by the shale oil boom in the United States combined with consistent production by OPEC nations, low crude prices have led to a boom in several economies overseas. However, the story in India is quite the...

Republican Albatross

Donald Trump meeting with the Freedom Caucus. Photo by: White House.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - The lead character of Samuel Tayler Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ wore an albatross hung around his neck. It served as a symbol of his hubris, which led to utter failure. This could well describe the Republican Party as it is weighed down by a small Republican faction: the Freedom Caucus. The Caucus was...

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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, for an interview at the Lisbon's Web Summit, the...

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...

CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - Venezuela’s crisis continues to grow rapidly and no one seems able to stop it. After last years failed protests and...

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 World”: said 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 that the Portuguese capital is once again the "capital of...
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 nonetheless. Britain has to deal with it and devise an...
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 (School of Dental Medicine, University of Lisbon), on October 27,...

Business

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, for an interview at the Lisbon's Web Summit, the largest technology event in the world. Eurico Brilhante Dias has a...
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 lot more than just telling stories. Besides writing for Forbes, he was a BAFTA nominated broadcaster and has been...
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, a company who develops cutting-edge multibiometric authentication, digital onboarding, and biometric signature solutions for digital environments. "The Cybersecurity industry...