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    Read Pope Francis’ Christmas Day Prayer for Peace
    Dec25

    Read Pope Francis’ Christmas Day Prayer for Peace

    Pope Francis delivered his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” Christmas day message from the central balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican on Sunday. The Pope dedicated his message to “all peoples, especially those scarred by war and harsh conflicts that seem stronger than the yearning for peace.” He wished peace to the victims of the war...

    Israel Will Do ‘All It Takes’ to Recover From ‘Shameful’ U.N. Vote: Prime Minister Netanyahu
    Dec25

    Israel Will Do ‘All It Takes’ to Recover From ‘Shameful’ U.N. Vote: Prime Minister Netanyahu

    (JERUSALEM) — Israel pressed forward with promises of retaliation and damage control Sunday following a U.N. vote last week on an anti-settlement resolution that passed thanks to an abstention by the U.S., Israel’s close ally. Israel’s Foreign Ministry said it began summoning the ambassadors of countries who voted in favor of the...

    Russian Plane Carrying 92 Crashes in Black Sea; 10 Dead Seen
    Dec25

    Russian Plane Carrying 92 Crashes in Black Sea; 10 Dead Seen

    A Russian plane carrying 92 people to an air base in Syria crashed Sunday into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the city of Sochi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Thousands of rescue workers were searching the undersea crash site but there appeared to be no survivors. Those on board included dozens of members of Russia’s...

    Israel Summons Ambassadors to Issue Reprimand After U.N. Resolution
    Dec25

    Israel Summons Ambassadors to Issue Reprimand After U.N. Resolution

    Israel summoned the ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them on Sunday and had more harsh words for the Obama administration over a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlement-building. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put his personal imprint on the show of anger by repeating at the weekly cabinet meeting...

    Israel Summons Foreign Ambassadors To Jerusalem Over Anti-Settlement UN Vote
    Dec25

    Israel Summons Foreign Ambassadors To Jerusalem Over Anti-Settlement UN Vote

    By Jeffrey HellerJERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel summoned the ambassadors of 10 nations to Jerusalem to reprimand them on Sunday and had more harsh words for the Obama administration over a U.N. Security Council resolution demanding an end to settlement-building.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu put his personal imprint on the show of anger by...

    Russian plane crashes in Black Sea; famous choir aboard
    Dec25

    Russian plane crashes in Black Sea; famous choir aboard

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian plane carrying 92 people to an air base in Syria crashed Sunday into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the city of Sochi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. Thousands of rescue workers were searching the undersea crash site but there appeared to be no survivors. Those on board included dozens of members of...

    ‘No Survivors’ as Russian Plane With 92 Aboard Crashes Into the Black Sea
    Dec25

    ‘No Survivors’ as Russian Plane With 92 Aboard Crashes Into the Black Sea

    (MOSCOW) — A Russian plane carrying 92 people to an air base in Syria crashed Sunday into the Black Sea minutes after taking off from the city of Sochi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. There appeared to be no survivors, and those on board included members of Russia’s world-famous army choir. The cause of the crash wasn’t...

    Pope Francis Wishes Christmas Peace to Those Scarred by War and Terrorism
    Dec25

    Pope Francis Wishes Christmas Peace to Those Scarred by War and Terrorism

    (VATICAN CITY) — Pope Francis on Sunday wished Christmas peace for people scarred by wars and for those who have lost loved ones to terrorism that he said is sowing “fear and death into the hearts of so many countries and cities.” An estimated 40,000 tourists and Romans calmly endured long lines for security checks to enter St. Peter’s...

    Text of Pope Francis’ Christmas day message
    Dec25

    Text of Pope Francis’ Christmas day message

    Particularly in Aleppo, the site of horrendous fighting in recent weeks, it is most urgent that, in respect for humanitarian law, assistance and support be guaranteed to the sorely tried civilian population, who continue to live in desperate straits and immense suffering and need. May Israelis and Palestinians have the courage and determination...

    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...