Thursday, November 15, 2018
Jossa Johansson in Kenya holding a girl. Foto by: @jossajohansson instagram account.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) – Back in March, Instagram user Jossa Johansson (@jossajohansson) posted an image of herself with a child from Kibera, Kenya. Although the photo appeared innocent, Johansson became the center of unwanted attention when the social media community burst with an outcry in response to her caption. Johansson wrote, "One of the happiest moment in your life...
eSports live event. Photo by: BagoGames
Between January 23 to 28, Facebook exclusively broadcasted the competition of two important massive online video game tournaments, but the reaction of players and spectators was not entirely positive. The popular social network co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg began 2018 with a slight slip. In the first days of the first month of the year, Facebook closed an agreement with...
Homeless girl in New York. Image by: Bustle.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) – Millions of women and girls living in poverty are placed in a crisis situation every month when they get their periods. For this select population, gaining access to sanitary products becomes a balancing act, forcing them to choose between food or hygiene. According to Jennifer Weiss-Wolf, author of Periods Gone Public: Taking a Stand for...
Oprah Winfrey at a rally in 2007. Photo by: vargas2040 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Her speech at the Golden Globe Awards has turned into a social media storm and has launched a firestorm on social media. Talk show host and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and gave an acceptance speech that has stirred discussion over the possibility of Winfrey...
The White House in Washington DC. Photo by: Cezary p.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Instead of starting the new year focused on a government spending bill or infrastructure, the White House has been consumed by accusations made by former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon in a new book. Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” includes comments from Bannon suggesting a pre-election meeting between the president’s son, Donald...
New year's eve in New York city. Photo by: Anthony Quintano.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The turning of the new year means a traditional rushing in of new laws across American states and 2018 is no different. From paid leave to voter ID requirements all the way to recreational marijuana legalization, new laws impact a majority of states. Here’s a look at some of the new laws that took effect Jan. 1: Minimum...
Hundreds of people in line at the Fairfax Govt Center. Photo by: Neal Augenstein.
WASHINGTON (Via News) - As a way to circumvent a new cap on federal tax deductions, homeowners across the United States are rushing to prepay their property taxes. According to Fortune.com, homeowners are attempting to pay their 2017 and 2018 property taxes in advance since the new tax cap takes effect Jan. 1, 2018. Hundreds of people in line at the...
Women's March in Detroit, Michigan. November 1. 2017. Photo by Viviana Pernot.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - Women’s rights has been a topic of debate in America for centuries and this has not changed in the current year 2017. Donald Trump ran his election on the support of the conservative right who generally take a strict view on women’s rights issues such as birth control and abortion. During his time in office, both...
President Donald J. Trump announcing that Republicans in the U.S. House and Senate have agreed on a deal on Tax Reform legislation. Grand Foyer at the White House on December 13, 2017, in Washington, D.C.. Photo by: Official White House Photo by Stephanie Chasez. (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License)
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are preparing to vote on a tax bill that could prove to be the lone victory in President Donald Trump’s first year in office. Trump beamed after the deal was announced Friday and the likelihood of both chambers voting on the measure sometime this week. “As a candidate, I promised we...
Election day in Alabama. Republicans VS Democtrats
Washington, United States (ViaNews) - Despite no concession, reverberations of the 20,000-vote win of Democrat Doug Jones over Roy Moore are likely to carry over to the upcoming midterm elections. Jones, a former prosecutor, narrowly defeated Moore, a former Alabama Supreme Court Justice, to become the first Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in that state in 25...
U.S. Cornell University. Arts Quad at Cornell University, with McGraw Tower in background. Photo by: Eustress.
NEW YORK (ViaNews) - For most high school students, making plans to embark on a journey to post-secondary education is a no-brainer. Among the many issues that students have to consider, determining how to pay for higher education is at the top of the list. Over the last few years, student loan statistics show that borrower rates have risen drastically...
US Senate building, Washington DC. Photo by: Ron Cogswell.
Washington, USA (ViaNews) - At a time when most people have been soundly asleep at home for at least a few hours, 2 a.m. is usually the time the people who are still awake make decisions they will later regret. From loneliness-driven phone calls to an ex-boyfriend to getting a spur-of-the-moment tattoo, some decisions really should be held...

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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, the...

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

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

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, the largest technology event in the world. Eurico Brilhante Dias has a...
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...
From left to right: Rafael Campillo and Ramón from the Mobbeel team. Photo by: ViaNews.

Web Summit: Spanish Company helps your business cut costs with its multibiometric technology

LISBON (VIANews) - Right at the heart of the Web Summit, we met with Mobbeel, a company who develops cutting-edge multibiometric authentication, digital onboarding, and biometric signature solutions for digital environments. "The Cybersecurity industry...