Sunday, December 16, 2018
New York city Philippines Consulate drug war protest
MANILA, Philippines (VIAnews) – Statistics on the number of casualties in the Philippines’ war on drugs continue to grossly escalate. Its implementers, the country’s national police, are at the lead of once again convoluting public opinion, critics say, with its recent claim that there are no extrajudicial killings in the country. “All recent administrations have denied the existence of State-sanctioned...
A group of activists staging a demonstration. -Polytechnic University of the Philippines. Photo by: Ace Mendiola.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - Concepcion Empeño has nothing but both dismay and rage with the current spate of human rights violations in the Philippines following President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration to conduct a crackdown against progressives, the signing of an official proclamation tagging the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing the New People’s Army (NPA) as...
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...
Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. with Gen. Gatot Nurmantyo. Photo by: Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - Most Indonesians keep wondering about the reasons behind the U.S. ban on Indonesia’s Military Head. General Gatot Nurmantyo was denied entry to the United States a week ago and the U.S administration has already issued a formal apology. Despite that, lingering questions persist regarding the sudden decision to refuse entry to the general. General Nurmantyo was...
People's Liberation Army
New Delhi, India (VIAnews) – Border disputes between India and China, somehow, has always been tripartite. Most of the post-independence disputes can be traced back to the diplomacy of ‘great game’ and cartographic chessboard strategies between Great Britain and Russia, with China dictating trade agreements through Tibet and the Empire, much to the former’s fury. With the defeat at Japanese...
U.S. President Donald Trump toasts with Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte during the gala dinner marking ASEAN's 50th anniversary in Manila, Philippines November 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) - US president Donald Trump’s raising a glass of wine with Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte may seem like everything is fine and splendid here at the 31st summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). But in the streets of Manila, the atmosphere was quite fiery and tense as Filipino activists marched against what they...
Mumbai, India, flood 2017
A complete shut-down due to floods has become a regular occurrence amongst large Indian cities. With crumbling infrastructure and government apathy, the financial capital of Mumbai is vulnerable to floods every year during the annual monsoon season. On August 29, Mumbai received 322mm of rainfall in just 24 hours, according to data recorded by the Indian Meteorological Department. The flash...
Presidental election 2007 in Indonesia. Photo by: Maria Tschanz.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo introduced a new term. “Genderuwo politician” is used to describe politicians who influence people by spreading the propaganda of fear and uncertainty. “Such politics is unethical; how can frighten their own people? This is called genderuwo politics, spreads fear,” the president said in Tegal, Central Java last Wednesday. Genderuwo is known...
Pakistan women’s rights, Aurat rally. Photo by: Sai Seshadri.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (ViaNews) - Over the last few months, Pakistani's women have been protesting in the streets to fight for their rights. Women in Pakistan are demanding more freedom and gender equality in what relates to household responsibilities, and equal testimony right in court. In Pakistan, and according to Islam, the testimony of two women is considered equal to...
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...
A woman votes in Indonesia’s 2009 presidential election. Photo by: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - One of Indonesia’s vice presidential candidates, Sandiaga Uno, promised to give millennials ministerial posts if he becomes the winner on the upcoming presidential poll 2019. Uno, a prominent entrepreneur wants to give posts of Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Communication and Information, and Minister of Research and Technology to millennials, a term to describe...
President Rodrigo Duterte speech 07/01/16. Photo by: Presidential Communications Operations Office.
MANILA, Philippines (ViaNews) – Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte is currently under fire over the highly-hyped tax reform, which his critics describe as deceptive and a burden to the poor. Back in December 2017, President Duterte signed into law the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion, or TRAIN, which the country’s Finance department described as the “biggest Christmas and New...

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Construction site in Indonesia.

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Interview

Luis Caixado, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at GesEntrepreneur. Photo by Via News.

What’s being done for young entrepreneurs in Portugal: Interview with Luis...

LISBON (ViaNews) - Luis Caixado founded JustEnjoy, a startup looking to deliver memorable moments for families during their holidays. Today, he's focused on teaching...

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

Lecture by Carlos Ghosn (X 1974), Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance at the Ecole Polytechnique

Turmoil in the Automaker Industry

The world woke up today to the news that chairman and chief executive officer of the alliance between Renault SA, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, has been arrested at Tokyo,...
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 which is the largest technology event in the world. Eurico Brilhante Dias...
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...