Tuesday, September 25, 2018
New York protest "Holding hands for Catalan independence". Photo by: Liz Castro.
LONDON (ViaNews) - “The Catalan crisis poses a threat to the European order” warned the Financial Times on October 6, following the state’s independence referendum a few days before. 3 years ago it was the Scottish vote which cast doubt and worry for many in the continent, with former leader of the Scottish National Party, Jim Sillars, warning what...
Founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado, at the Web Summit.
At the Web Summit, we met with the founder of JustEnjoy, Luis Caixado. He's also Community Manager at the coworking and incubation community for entrepreneurs, Canopy Lisbon. Luis Caixado explained how he's now working together with the US-based company, Canopy, to help companies and entrepreneurs thrive. Founder of JustEnjoy,...
Anthony Zador interview at the Web Summit.
MADRID (ViaNews) - Anthony Zador is Chair in Neuroscience and Professor of Biology at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, wherein 1953, Watson made the first public presentation of DNA's double-helix structure. Mr. Zador went to this year’s edition of the Web Summit to talk about “Using Artificial Intelligence for good”. He believes AI is "going to be eliminating tens...
Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at the Web Summit. Photo by: Miguel Salvado.
Antonio Guterres' speech at the Web Summit was about unity. Guterres' intentions were clear, he wants to bring all the main political, business, and technology players together for the "common good of the societies of tomorrow". Following the same line, just a few minutes earlier in the same auditorium, the CEO of Web Summit, Paddy Cosgrave, reinforced the same idea...
Zeynep Tufekci. Photo by: J.D. Lasica.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Zeynep Tufekci is a Turkish writer and a self-described "Techno-sociologist" writing about the influence of technology on politics and society. In April this year, the Yale University Press published her book entitled: Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest. She describes the book as a "quasi-historical account of some 21st-century mass protests,...
BBC Television Centre. Photo by: Mike Fleming.
London, UK (VIAnews) - The future of BBC programming is becoming increasingly uncertain as viewers change their watching habits in the light of increases for on-demand programming. Tony Hall, the Head of the BBC, spoke in Liverpool highlighting the way the industry is moving, with more and more investment in US-based programmes, and ever less for those made in the...
Teenagers are playing dangerous real-life games.
We’ve all heard the phrase "It’s all fun and games till someone gets hurt". But what if, getting hurt was the name of the game? A new trend is rapidly gaining popularity amongst Serbian youth, while at the same time, causing headaches for many parents across the country. This new trend is called the "48 hours challenge", and it has gone...

Do NHS Targets Matter?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
London, UK (VIAnews) - Britain’s health service appears to be plunging into deeper crisis as new research from the BBC indicates mass failure to hit Government set targets. These goals are laid down for the time it takes for a patient to be seen in Accident and Emergency departments, waiting time for cancer treatment and the period of wait for...
Jeremy Corbyn speaking at the Labour-Party general election
LONDON (ViaNews) - Negotiations concerning the future political and economic relationship between the UK and the EU have been the focus of news reporting in recent weeks, as negotiations over Brexit are currently underway. The Labour party had backed the Remain campaign and has recently strengthened its parliamentary position in the 2017 election, which entails a more salient position concerning...
Syrian refugees strike at the platform of Budapest
Belgrade, Serbia (VIAnews) – For the purposes of this report, we're going to analyse the statements of Serbian officials regarding migrants. The observed period spans from 18 July to 18 August 2016, in the heat of the Balkan route migrant crisis. This was not the predominant topic back then, despite the burning issue. The new government was only formed on...
Rally deportation of Crimean Tatars. Ukraine. Photo by: kaktuse.
Kyiv, Ukraine (VIAnews) - The first episode of the Tatars’ rights restraint took place after the Russian Empire annexation of the Crimean peninsula from the Ottoman Empire in 1783. The new government seized lands and properties, using its power to deprive Crimean Tatars of their rights, which caused a mass migration to the Ottoman Empire. The second tragic period...
UEFA Euro 2008 Qualifiers. England VS Estonia. Photo by: John the scone.
London, UK (VIAnews) - An injury time winner against the team ranked fifty-fifth in the world. A 1-0 victory over the team ranked 120th. England’s upcoming jaunt to Russia for the World Cup finals should not take up too much of the players’ summer holidays. To give an idea of the magnitude of the disappointment over the...

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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...