Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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...
Sutton Grammar School in Surrey, Greater London. Photo by: A P Monblat.
London (ViaNews) - Theresa May’s Conservative Government have re-ignited their stated wish to increase the number of grammar school places available to pupils in England and Wales. A significant aim in their last manifesto, moves were put on the back burner as Brexit matters held sway in ministers’ minds. Now a pledge of £50 million to fund additional places in...
Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Young entrepreneurs in Serbia, although full of ideas and enthusiasm face many of the challenges shared by other Europeans. Among those challenges are initial funding, risk aversion, high initial costs, market uncertainty, and today's fast-paced market changes. Coworking spaces are offices which share equipment, ideas, knowledge, and promise to deliver solutions to some of these...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Over the last ten years, the technology development and the Serbian high unemployment rate helped create new professions and new working habits. Young people kept adopting alternative ways to work, and the Internet seems the perfect place for that. Hiring and working over the Internet is quickly expanding and being used by foreign and national businesses...
"Regional Art Colony” in Sabac, Serbia. Photo by: SWG.
BELGRADE, Serbia (ViaNews) - Artists in Serbia have long got accustomed to being a part of some of the many Artist Residency Programs, also known as Art Colonies. Art Colonies are scattered all over the country and have become one of the most popular and supportive ways for artistic production. Serbian Art Colonies have a long history and tradition...

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

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

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Storyteller, Ewan Spence interview. Photo by: ViaNews.

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