Thursday, August 16, 2018
Airport ballot box in Ataturk, Turkey. Photo by: Sakhalinio.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) – The Supreme Electoral Council (SEC) of Turkey had recently confirmed the use of tactile ballot papers for the June 24 election but later denied the budget request for the process. Engin Yilmaz, the head of Engelsiz Erişim Derneği (Barrier-free Access Association), a charity organisation that supports disabled people, stated to the Turkish news publication, Bianet, that...
Kenyatta wins Kenyan elections.
Nairobi, Kenya (ViaNews) - There has been widespread unrest in some parts of Kenya following the announcement of the presidential election results, by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), which essentially granted Uhuru Kenyatta a second term in office. The results announced on Friday night, saw IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati declare Kenyatta winner of the August 8 polls with...
Vladimir Putin (2017-01-17) Photo by: The Russian Presidential Press and Information Office.
Wrocław, Poland (ViaNews) - Due to different reasons, the 2018 Russian presidential elections are unique. To some extent, they will reveal the ‘real face’ of Russian society. For the last years, Russian present rulers annexed Crimea, started the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, involved Russia in the war in Syria, interfered in elections in many countries and spoiled relations with...
Clashes between the Israeli forces and Palestinian youth. East of Gaza city.
Trump recent move on Jerusalem makes the US the first country in the world to officially recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The decision has been faced with mixed reactions from across the globe. While there have been massive condemnations, there were appreciations too. Early this month – precisely on December 6 – the US President Donald Trump effectively recognized...
Chavista allegedly by Guarimberos.
CARACAS, Venezuela (ViaNews) - On the 18th of August, United States President, Donald Trump, threatened to impose sanctions against several members of President Nicolás Maduro’s office. In 2016, his predecessor, President Barack Obama, had issued an executive order in which Venezuela “constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the National Security and Foreign Policy of the United States,” and...
Jacob Zuma, Presdent of South Africa, at the World Economic Forum on Africa 2009 in Cape Town, South Africa, June 12, 2009. Photo by World Economic Forum / Eric Miller.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - A South African judge has ruled the country’s legislature must now set out rules of impeachment for President Jacob Zuma. The Constitutional Court judge said lawmakers “did not hold the president to account and must put in place a mechanism that could be used for the removal of the president from office,” according to the UPI. Zuma, 75,...
Marine Le Pen VS Macron in French elections second round.
Emmanuel Macron, the centrist candidate who appeals to both left and right voters won the first round with about 23 percent of the votes. Following him is Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front (FN) who secured about 21 percent in the voting poll. Le Pen will now face Emmanuel Macron, the former Socialist minister, in...

Republican Albatross

Donald Trump meeting with the Freedom Caucus. Photo by: White House.
New York, USA (VIAnews) - The lead character of Samuel Tayler Coleridge’s ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ wore an albatross hung around his neck. It served as a symbol of his hubris, which led to utter failure. This could well describe the Republican Party as it is weighed down by a small Republican faction: the Freedom Caucus. The Caucus...
McCain Health Care vote
The floor of the United States Senate is not known for riveting drama. Typically the outcome is already known before Senators vote for any given bill. Recently, with the exception of rare cases, most ballots are cut neatly down party lines. This statement is especially true in the battle of the American health care system. The contentious battle came...
Nawaz Sharif
The 18th Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, resigned, following a decision from the supreme court disqualifying him from office. Mr. Sharif was just a few months away from becoming the first Prime Minister in Pakistan’s history to complete his full term. The ruling from the supreme court came following an investigation into the Sharif Family’s wealth that was triggered...
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...
Donald Trump's new security strategy.
WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - New national security policy in the United States takes aim at Russia and China as “revisionist” powers that may only attack American security, according to The Hill. President Donald Trump unveiled his “America First” plan – a 55-page document – over the last weekend. During a speech outlining the new strategy, Trump said America is “engaged in...

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Marcha Verde in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Photo by: Marcha Verde.

Big Changes Ahead for the Law Regulating Political Parties in the...

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (ViaNews) – After years of a monumental struggle, the law that regulates the Dominican political parties has finally left 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

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...
European Parliament in Strasbourg, Belgium. Photo by: David Iliff.

EU anti-corruption: Conflicts of interest among MEPs earning $41 million in outside income

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...
Muslim community- in koblenz, Germany. Women wearing hijab. Photo by: Tanveer

What the Muslim Community and Islamic Leaders Think About Women Wearing the Hijab in...

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...

Business

Serbian entrepreneur Pavle Krivokuca. Photo by: Pavle Krivokuca Official Youtube account.

“Events Bring Coworking Customers,” Says Impact Hub Belgrade Representative

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,...
Serbian coworking space. Photo by: Impact Hub - Belgrade

What Everybody Ought to Know About CoWorking in Serbia

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...
Women in the workforce.

Femininity & the Workforce: What It Means to Be a Woman in the Business...

WASHINGTON (ViaNews) - In the wake of campaigns such as the #NoMakeup movement and the social media shattering #MeToo, women’s voices on beauty, harassment, discrimination and double standards are becoming more powerful in the...