Thursday, November 15, 2018
International Criminal Court (ICC) in Hague, Netherlands. Photo by: OSeveno.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Families of the victims of drug-related killings here know too well that they are lacking in both influence and resources. Still, they took up the cudgels for their loved ones as they recently sought grievance before the International Criminal Court (ICC) against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for the widespread and cold-blooded murders in relation to...
Transportation trucks outside the Gwadar Port.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Early this year, the diplomatic relationship between Pakistan may have started off on the wrong foot. Relations between the two countries might have been tense under the Obama Administration but this year's spat between the two troubled allies appears to be part of a deeper rift, a divide that's only widening under the Trump Administration. Last year,...
Heavy traffic on the EDSA in Makati City. Photo by: Scandi.
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 travel through any of the 23.8 km (14.8 mi) of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA), the most important Highway in the Manila metropolitan area. After the recent suspension of the Manila Development Authority’s (MMDA)...
Docks of Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Mumbai), the largest container port in India. Photo by: Robert Cutts.
NEW DELHI (India) - Concerned by escalating trade war standoff with the U.S, China is eyeing close relationship with India as it continues to explore new ways of offsetting any losses that may come into being. The country has come under immense pressure in recent months on the Trump administration imposing import tariffs as it seeks to offset the...
Filipino registered nurse, Carlo Tabalina. Photo by: Ryan Abello.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Being a professional gives you the edge to land a stable job, but in the Philippines health industry, it’s a different story. Unemployment has been a long-term problem faced by most Filipinos even for degree holders working in the healthcare industry. The unfavorable working conditions Filipinos find in their country makes them seek employment overseas. To become...
Women from Rawalpindi queued to vote for Pakistan's elections. Photo by: Rachel Clayton/Department for International Development.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistam (ViaNews) - The general election in Pakistan revealed a very interesting fact. According to Pakistan's English-language news portal, Dawn.com, the number of voters pertaining to religious minorities in the country has climbed 30%. That's an increase of almost one million non-muslim people, in a country where 96.57% of the population is Muslim. Previous elections, back in 2013, had...
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.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - In what appears to be a dramatic political resurrection, former Philippine president turned congresswoman Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has been sworn in as the newest House Speaker on July 23, 2018, stealing the thunder from no less than Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte whose annual public speech on the country’s affairs was delayed by nearly an...
Rodrigo Duterte speech in Pampanga, Philippines. Photo by: PCOO EDP.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - By now, no one seems surprised that Philippine president Rodrigo Roa Duterte, known for his allegedly notorious and misogynistic remarks, would be involved in yet another controversial scandal. This time, he is under fire when he said that God is stupid – a taboo in a nation long considered as the only Christian-dominated country in...
Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte. Photo by: PCOO EDP.
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 to be under fire for his notoriety over misogynistic remarks that span from rape jokes, threats to have women guerrilla fighters shot in their vaginas, to unfounded and biased claim that women are incompetent. Filipino...
Patricia Anne Fox statement after she was given 30 days to leave the Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - For over a month now, the Philippine government has been on an all-out offensive campaign to deport an Australian missionary nun who has been in the country for nearly three decades. The soft-spoken and gentle Sister Patricia Anne Fox, who has always been tirelessly and quietly working in the periphery, is now pushed to the limelight...
Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba. Photo by: Jerome Aladdin Succor Aba Facebook profile.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews)- “They tortured me.” These were the first words that Filipino human rights activist Jerome Succor Aba uttered as relief washed over him upon seeing a small group of lawmakers and fellow activists who came to fetch him at the Manila airport on April 20, 2018. Aba, who was granted a 10-year multiple entry visa in March,...
Labor day in Manila, Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Tens of thousands of protesters here were unfazed as they marched the streets of Manila under the scorching heat of the sun and the occasional drizzles and thunderstorm as they commemorate the International Labor Day with a strong clamor to put to an end on the widespread and exploitative contractualization or the contractual work scheme....

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Eurico Brilhante Dias interview about investing in Portugal at the Web Summit. Photo by: ViaNews.

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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...

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Rafael Valera, leader of the Venezuelan political movement Rumbo Libertad. Photo by: ViaNews.

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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.

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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,...

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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 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...