Sunday, August 9, 2020
Pro-EU march in London on March 25, 2017 to mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome. Photo by: Ilovetheeu.
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 outcome that doesn’t jeopardise opportunities for the British public What Britain might need right now is a promise, comfort and, of course, a solid plan. Things...
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.
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, at 9:00 PM. The event was organized by a group of doctors belonging to the 76/82 class of NOVA Medical School (FCM of UNL). According to...
E-75 in Serbia. Photo by: Petar Milošević.
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - According to the daily newspaper, Blic, driving through the fast lane on the highway can cost the driver 5.000 Serbian dinar, which is about 1/4 of the country's monthly minimum wage. Also, traf, and drivers are surprised this rule even existed. The Director of The Traffic Safety Committee, Damir Okanovic, suggests drivers, especially those travelling long...
Independentists protesting in Autovía A-2. Photo by: ViaNews.
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 of pro-Catalan protestors can be seen over some of the major highways with signs reading "Catalan Republic Now" and "Free Political Prisoners"
August 10. 2018, protest against corruption in Victory Square, Bucharest, Romania. Photo by: Babu.
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 as well as the capture and execution of Nicolae and Elena Ceaușescu. Romanians were steadfast in removing communism from their country back then. Today's new...
Russia World Cup fan kissing Russian girl.
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 Russian women with men from other countries, post them on social media pages, and then write demeaning comments and messages to the females. International events such...
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.
BRUSSELS, Belgium (ViaNews) - Released in Brussels a report showing how in the current EU mandate, Members of Parliament (MEPs) have earned up to 41 million € in outside income. With some MEPs running up to 16 outside activities, many of which are undefined, questions regarding conflicts of interest and ethics risks arise. Regular lobby meetings, paid speaking, board...
Muslim community- in koblenz, Germany. Women wearing hijab. Photo by: Tanveer
KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - I went to look for answers at the very heart of Europe, in Germany. Koblenz is a city in central Germany which I know well, so I talked to the Muslim community there so to understand its views about women wearing the hijab, the headscarf worn in public by some Muslim women. A Muslim man from...
Khaleel Mustafa and Omer Azizi in their German language class. Photo by: Daniyal Daud.
KOBLENZ, Germany (ViaNews) - Once again, the migrant crisis is making headlines around the world with Immigrants crossing the United States’ border and migrants entering Europe. In Europe, the migrant crisis has brought up an anti-immigrant attitude which has resulted in the rise of the political far-right popularity in some countries. The European migrant crisis has forced governments to make hard...
NGO Sign of Hope shows, based on scientific research and analysis, that the oil industry in the state of Unity (South Sudan) pollutes the drinking water and people are poisoned with heavy metals. Photo by: Sign of Hope.
MUNICH, Germany (ViaNews) - VENRO, a group of 120 Germany-based NGOs providing humanitarian and development assistance around the world, produced a report entitled “Uncomfortable partners – from confrontation to cooperation: NGO’S strategies for dealing with companies”. This is an important report because it covers – in-depth – a key subject: how NGOs – the brave Davids of this world...
Birmingham Airport fire trucks sprayed the plane to prevent fire. Photo by: Via News.
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 recent video of the landing, the left tire seems faulty, most likely reason is that it must have blew on takeoff, possibly damaging the hydraulics. A Birmingham spokesperson has already confirmed, "the D86241 landed safely with...
National Assembly of Serbia in Belgrade. Photo by: Jovan Marković.
BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - Almost a week ago, Irish women won their fight against abortion ban. The Eighth Amendment, which grants an equal right to life to the mother and unborn, will be replaced. At the same time, in Serbia, there are obvious attempts made by highest ranking officials to limit the current level of reproductive freedoms for women. One...

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Microsoft (Bing Maps) shipping container. It has about five petabytes of storage. The Bing Map team processes its maps and redistributes them to other datacenters using this datacenter. Photo credit: Robert Scoble.

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