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    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...

    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...