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    Netanyahu says ‘no doubt’ U.S. behind UN vote on West Bank settlements
    Dec25

    Netanyahu says ‘no doubt’ U.S. behind UN vote on West Bank settlements

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up his broadside at the U.S. government after the UN Security Council declared Israel’s settlements illegal, saying President Barack Obama’s administration “initiated and stood behind” the resolution. Netanyahu said Obama broke a long-standing U.S. commitment not to allow the UN to impose...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Good News Stories You Might Have Missed in the Madness of 2016
    Dec25

    Good News Stories You Might Have Missed in the Madness of 2016

    Deepening conflict in the Middle East; reverberations from the refugee crisis in Europe; political shocks in the U.S. and Britain; India’s ongoing currency crisis; Russia’s attempts to exercise influence as a great power…These and a host of other stories have made 2016 feel like a particularly bruising year. But however much a year...

    China’s 1st aircraft carrier heads for Western Pacific
    Dec25

    China’s 1st aircraft carrier heads for Western Pacific

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s first aircraft carrier has set off for the Western Pacific for an open-sea training exercise, the Defense Ministry said. State media said Sunday that it is the first time that the Liaoning, which was commissioned by the Chinese navy in 2012, has headed to “distant sea waters.” The Western Pacific region stretches from...

    Gingrich pokes Russia for hypocrisy on 'occupied lands'
    Dec24

    Gingrich pokes Russia for hypocrisy on 'occupied lands'

    Former Speaker Newt Gingrich on Saturday prodded Russia over its support of a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements. In a tweet, Gingrich compared the settlements to Russia’s occupation of Crimea and eastern Ukraine and… …read more Source: The...