Monday, August 10, 2020
Plymouth harbour in Devon. Photo by: Bex Ross
Despite having a typically British rainy summer, many more UK residents have been holidaying at home this year, due to the huge drop in the Pound’s value since the vote for Brexit on June 2016. When the shocking EU Referendum’s result was announced last year, the Pound crashed against the Euro and other currencies and has not managed to recover...
Girl with Catalonia flag. Pro-Catalan Independence demonstrators organize before regional elections. "Vote to be free" is written on the tree. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey.
BARCELONA, Spain (ViaNews) - This Thursday the 21st, citizens of Catalonia will head to the polls to elect which party will lead the region of Catalonia. The election follows a tumultuous few months in which the Catalonia Government declared themselves independent from Spain. This resulted in a crackdown on the region’s government by Spain. Leading members of the Catalonia...
Graveyard in Belgrade. Photo by: Institute for Belgrade's Monuments
BELGRADE, Serbia (Vianews) - It's a universally acknowledged truth that everyone dies and that there's a whole industry profiting from it. Some people die in hospitals, others at home. In Serbian capital, Belgrade, if one is unlucky enough to die at home, chances are that the family of the deceased will have to wait 24 hours for paramedics to...
Georgian ex-President, Mikheil Saakashvili, in Kiev.
Kiev, Ukraine (VIAnews) - Back in 2015, the ex-president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili obtained the Ukrainian citizenship from the Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko. Mr. Saakashvili was also appointed as Governor of the Odessa region and head of Advisory International Council for Reforms. In September 2015, a national online petition demanding to make Mr. Saakashvili the new Prime Minister of Ukraine...
Protestors and riot police clash in Barcelona following the arrest of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. Photo by: Evan McCaffrey.
BARCELONA, Spain (ViaNews) - On Sunday around 11 a.m. in Catalonia, the news broke that the former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont was arrested in Germany. He was trying to cross into Belgium where he had been seeking asylum since Spain issued a European arrest warrant for his role in the Catalonia Declaration of Independence and voting. As the...
Boys British School, Saffron Walden Independent Schools Association, Boys’ British School, East Street, Saffron Walden, Essex. Photo by: Janine forbes.
London, UK (VIAnews) - OFSTED chief Amanda Spielman feels that schools are paying lip service to the teaching of British values, rather than making sufficient commitment to inculcate these beliefs into young people. British ‘values’ of religious tolerance, democracy, individuality and the rule of law have to be explicitly taught in the school curriculum. Speaking at the Birmingham School Partnership conference,...
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"
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...
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...
Hub Criativo do Beato, which is being constructed on the Tagus riverside in eastern Lisbon, will host Portuguese and foreign entrepreneurs. (Photo source: Startup Lisboa)
Some cities around the globe have carved out such a special place in the minds of people in the startup world that they are effortlessly associated with the best business launch experience. European cities like London, Paris, Berlin, and Barcelona are usually mentioned in the same breath as San Francisco or New York when...
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...

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