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    Pope wishes Christmas peace to those scarred by war
    Dec25

    Pope wishes Christmas peace to those scarred by war

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has wished Christmas peace for people scarred by wars and those who lost loved ones to terrorism that he says is sowing “fear and death” in many cities and countries. Speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica Sunday, Francis cited those suffering through the Syrian war, especially during the...

    Ukrainian Army, Separatists Trade Accusations Of Cease-Fire Violations
    Dec25

    Ukrainian Army, Separatists Trade Accusations Of Cease-Fire Violations

    The Ukrainian army and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine have accused each other of violating a cease-fire that took effect just a day ago. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Israel to do ‘all it takes’ to emerge unharmed by UN vote
    Dec25

    Israel to do ‘all it takes’ to emerge unharmed by UN vote

    Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it began summoning the ambassadors of countries who voted in favor of the resolution, including those from the permanent members of the Security Council — Russia, China, the U.K. and France. The resolution, which condemned Israeli settlement activities in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, sparked outrage in...

    Russian plane with 92 aboard crashes into the Black Sea
    Dec25

    Russian plane with 92 aboard crashes into the Black Sea

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian plane headed to an air base in Syria with 92 people aboard, including members of a well-known military choir, crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. There was no indication anyone survived the crash of the Tu-154, which belonged to...

    The Latest: Doctor taking meds to Syria among crash victims
    Dec25

    The Latest: Doctor taking meds to Syria among crash victims

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on the crash of a Russian aircraft with 92 people on board en route to Russia’s air base in Syria (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Russia’s Defense Ministry says a widely revered Russian charity doctor was on board a Russian plane headed to Syria that crashed into the Black Sea shortly after takeoff. Yelizaveta...

    Israel to do ‘all it takes’ to emerge unharmed by UN vote
    Dec25

    Israel to do ‘all it takes’ to emerge unharmed by UN vote

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s prime minister says he will do “all it takes” to ensure Israel is unscathed by an anti-settlement resolution passed at the United Nations last week. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has already ordered several retaliatory steps against countries that supported the resolution. He told his Cabinet on Sunday that...

    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM’s Visit Over Kiev’s Stance on UNSC Resolution
    Dec25

    Netanyahu Cancels Ukrainian PM’s Visit Over Kiev’s Stance on UNSC Resolution

    BELGRADE – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled the visit of his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Groysman scheduled for the next week over Kiev support for the damning UNSC resolution on the Israeli settlement in Palestine, local media reported Saturday. The decision was made in protest of the fact that Ukraine voted in favor of the...

    Jamaicans among 74 ‘criminal’ immigrants busted in US clampdown
    Dec25

    Jamaicans among 74 ‘criminal’ immigrants busted in US clampdown

    The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has listed a number of Jamaicans among 74 immigrants who were arrested by members of the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) during a recent two-state immigration sweep targeting crim The Jamaicans were not identified. ICE said that the 11-day operation also targeted other...

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union
    Dec25

    ‘We got Christmas back’: readers mark 25 years since fall of Soviet Union

    Whether it was arrival of capitalism, social instability or denim, monumental changes followed Gorbachev’s resignation in 1991After years of food shortages, rising nationalist movements and an attempted coup, Mikhail Gorbachev, the president of the Soviet Union, resigned on Christmas Day 1991. His resignation 25 years ago was the final nail...

    Armenia selects Artsvik for Eurovision 2017
    Dec25

    Armenia selects Artsvik for Eurovision 2017

    Artsvik has won the Armenian national final, Depi Evratesil (To Eurovision) and will rpeesent the country at 2017 Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev. The singer was chosen through a combination of votes from a jury panel and a public SMS vote. The ambitious search for Armenia’s next Eurovision Song Contest participant was launched in the...