Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Amuay oil refinery in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - One of the first things that come to mind when thinking about Venezuela is its natural resources, but more specifically it’s oil. The indigenous communities knew well enough how to use this powerful resource before the arrival of the Spaniards, in fact, oil was used as a medicine to cure some diseases. Two years after the...
Sudan People's Liberation Army near South Sudan capital, Juba. Photo by: Jason Patinkin.
LONDON (ViaNews) - The UN protection site in Malakal, South Sudan, was established for the sole purpose of protecting civilians from the country’s vicious civil war but in February 2016 it failed. Heavily armed militants faced little resistance as they stormed through the site and shot dead dozens of civilians, including two workers from the aid organisation Médecins Sans Frontières...
EU and UK flag.
On the 23rd of June 2016, the British public walked down to their local polling stations and cast their vote in a simple question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” The final result of the referendum was close, with 51.9% of voters voting in favour of leaving the European...
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...
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...
Douglas County Democratic Party headquarters. Photo by: Democratic Headquarters - Downtown Roseburg, Oregon.
All eyes are on Washington DC as Donald Trump rampages through the Republican Party like the proverbial bull in a china shop. Weekly scandals, many of which would bring down any other politician, has the country on the edge of its seat waiting for the next episode--or the end of this presidency. The chaos threatens to change the Republican...
Theresa May.
The UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, is heading into deep water as she faces making two speeches on Brexit which will require very sensitive handling. Firstly, she will speak to the European Union itself in an attempt to get negotiations back on track. Then, at the Tory Party Conference at the beginning of October, a very different audience will be...
"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,...
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...
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, USA (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...
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...

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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...

JUBA, South Sudan (ViaNews) - Oil pollution now affects millions of people in South Sudan. Many villages have been completely destroyed by it. This has...

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

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 of "political prisoners." Protesters choose major Spain's highway bridges to protest against the imprisonment of separatist leaders. A small group...
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 unrest which resulted in the overthrowing of the Communist regime...
Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.

World Cup 2018: Russian Women are Being Bullied for Getting too Friendly With Foreigners

Moskow, Russia (ViaNews) - Russian women are being accused of disregarding Russian men and “sell themselves” to foreigners. Online haters have been launching bullying campaigns in the social media. They search for photos of...

Business

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 the past few months, reports have made headlines indicating that the investment company was considering opening a cryptocurrency trading...
Securities and Exchange Commission. Photo by: Ethereum World News Archives.

Will Cryptocurrencies End Up At Zero On Bubble Burst? – Yale Economist Explains

Will cryptocurrency-bubble burst or bounce back? That is the single biggest question among many electric currency enthusiasts make in response to wild price swings experienced in recent months. After a dramatic rise to record...
Reserve bank of India, Headquarters. Photo by: Soham Banerjee

This Is How India And Thailand Policies Have Affected Cryptocurrencies Sentiments

NEW DELHI (India) - A pronunciation by the Reverse Bank of India barring all banks and financial institutions form dealing in virtual currencies has had an adverse effect on the overall cryptocurrency landscape. The...