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Use Christmas to embrace Jesus Christ - CACI

Use Christmas to embrace Jesus Christ - CACI The Iraqi government has officially declared December 25 a public holiday to mark "the birth of Jesus Christ". Fraternity among persons of different religions. "Our message on Christmas is that it is a time of peace and kindness from God and which people should exercise and share". He also congratulated Nigerians for what he described as their resilience in the face of the challenges facing th... [Full Article...]

Militants attack Libya's foreign ministry in Tripoli

Militants attack Libya's foreign ministry in Tripoli One of the two gunmen is believed to have been killed after an explosion was heard in the top floor of the building, politician Guma El-Gamaty who was in the area said. He said that when he took up his job in October he found "zero weapons and zero vehicles" in the ministry's warehouses. After eight months of fighting, forces loyal to the UN-backed Government of National Accord regained control ... [Full Article...]

Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown

Trump digs in on the wall and the shutdown President Trump reiterated Tuesday that he is in no mood to compromise over funding for a wall along the southern border, and Democrats who oppose the measure are showing no signs of budging either. Some 800,000 government workers are affected. Kevin Hassett, the chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers, said the shutdown does not change the administration's expectation f... [Full Article...]

Pres. Trump, First Lady Make Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq

Pres. Trump, First Lady Make Surprise Visit to Troops in Iraq Mr. Trump had been criticized for not visiting troops during the holidays - a long-held tradition for American presidents. Air Force One touched down at the Al Asad Air Base west of Baghdad after an overnight flight from Washington with first lady Melania Trump , a small group of aides and Secret Service agents, and a pool of reporters. [Full Article...]

Country Artists Share Merry Christmas Wishes To You and Yours

Country Artists Share Merry Christmas Wishes To You and Yours It came with happy wishes of love and laughter, handsome family portraits and lots of Christmas cheer. Love you all! Merry Christmas! Christmas is the festival of light and spirit. Wishing them through social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp are adding more joy to the happy day. There will be some reading this who are experiencing loneliness, sadness or hardship. [Full Article...]

Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna's latest eruption

Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna's latest eruption Mount Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy, spews lava during an eruption on December 25. Italy's largest active volcano began a spectacular eruption on Christmas Eve, blowing a plume of volcanic ash into the sky and shaking the ground with hundreds of tremors. [Full Article...]

Italy's Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport

Italy's Mount Etna erupts, authorities close airport Volcanic ash spewing from Mount Etna forced the Italian authorities to close Catania airport throughout the night on Christmas Eve. Local media including RAI public broadcaster and La Repubblica newspaper posted photos of a massive cloud of ash spewing from Mt Etna, which is one of the world's most active volcanoes, according to the U.S. [Full Article...]

Marrakech tourist guides protest over Scandinavians killed in Morocco

Marrakech tourist guides protest over Scandinavians killed in Morocco Since 2002, Morocco had dismantled 185 terror cells and taken measures to rehabilitate those arrested, said Khiam. The killings shocked Moroccans as much as those in Denmark and Norway. They had arrived on a month-long holiday in Morocco on 9 December and had travelled to the foothills of Mount Toubkal, North Africa's highest peak, 10km (6 miles) from Imlil. [Full Article...]

Runaway: UAE releases first pictures of 'runaway' princess

Runaway: UAE releases first pictures of 'runaway' princess Photographs have been released of an Arab princess who was feared missing. "She said it was worth taking any kind of risk as she had literally had enough of her life in Dubai", Jauhiainen told Sky News . The UAE said in a statement: "Photographs taken during the afternoon they spent together have been shared, with their consent". Latifa's unusual case and the meticulous planning that went i... [Full Article...]

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney ‘cracking’ tower Emergency services were called to the site on Monday afternoon following reports residents had heard and seen cracking in a wall throughout the morning. Engineers and the building's managers remained at the 38-storey building overnight but emergency services have since left after declaring there were no longer concerns of the tower collapsing. [Full Article...]

Mattis sends last Christmas message to troops before resigning

Mattis sends last Christmas message to troops before resigning He immediately left for Japan to try to fix that problem. Pat Ryder. Ryder said Dunford "told them that they're American soldiers, they have a mission to do, and to just get after it". Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said it was "a sign of American weakness". "Deputy Secretary will continue to serve as directed by the president, and the Department of Defence will remain focused on the defenc... [Full Article...]

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Women's Rights Cases Centered On Money

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Women's Rights Cases Centered On Money Ginsburg, 85, underwent the pulmonary lobectomy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NY. This is the colon and pancreatic cancer survivor's third bout with cancer. The court next meets on January 7. "If she doesn't need anything but the surgery, it is a very good sign", Lazar said. The Supreme Court said "there was no evidence of any remaining disease". [Full Article...]

Japan to resume commercial whaling after withdrawing from international commission

Japan to resume commercial whaling after withdrawing from international commission Japan is to resume commercial whaling in July after withdrawing from the International Whaling Commission. Suga said the IWC has been dominated by conservationists and Japan was disappointed over its efforts to manage whale stocks even though the IWC has a treaty mandate for both whale conservation and development of the whaling industry. [Full Article...]

Led coalition reports recent air strikes on ISIS in Syria

Led coalition reports recent air strikes on ISIS in Syria Israeli air defenses were activated against a missile fired from Syria , a military spokesman said at around 10:40 p.m. Tuesday evening. SANA said "a number of enemy targets were downed" by the air defences. But in May, Israel said it had struck nearly all of Iran's military infrastructure inside Syria in its biggest assault since the start of the civil war there in 2011. [Full Article...]

White House: Pres. Trump would accept less money for border wall

White House: Pres. Trump would accept less money for border wall In a joint statement, House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer of NY held Trump responsible for the shutdown - - as well as for the whirlwind week of controversy leading up to Christmas Day. [Full Article...]

Germany concerned 'political motives' behind China's detention of Canadians

Germany concerned 'political motives' behind China's detention of Canadians After Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Vancouver on an American extradition warrant, Chinese authorities picked up researcher and analyst Michael Kovrig , who is on leave from Canada's foreign service to work for the anti-war International Crisis Group , and businessman Michael Spavor , who arranges exchanges with North Korea. [Full Article...]

Donald Trump's Government Shutdown Continues Through Holiday

In response to Trump's 'I am all alone (poor me)' tweet , there has been a flurry of counter tweets and memes trolling the President as Christmas celebrations kicked off across the globe. Trump chimed in from the White House, where he has been cooped up since the shutdown began early Saturday. The president's border security meeting this afternoon included Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen... [Full Article...]

Santa Claus is coming to town and NORAD knows when

Santa Claus is coming to town and NORAD knows when Critics have found a new way to attack President Donald Trump's decorum Christmas Eve, expressing disapproval of the way he addressed a 7-year-old calling in to talk to Santa Claus . "Are you still a believer in Santa?" he asked his interlocutor. Nowadays, NORAD tracks Santa using all sorts of high-tech gear, including radar dishes, satellites and strategically placed "SantaCams". [Full Article...]

Migrant boy, 8, dies after being detained in government custody

Migrant boy, 8, dies after being detained in government custody But later that evening, he was vomiting and was sent back to the hospital. Alamogordo is about 90 miles (145km) from the US-Mexico border at El Paso, Texas . Jakelin Caal, a 7-year-old girl from Guatemala, lost her life as well earlier this month. Caal's wake was held on Monday, Christmas Eve, in her family's village. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia to pay for rebuilding Syria

Saudi Arabia to pay for rebuilding Syria Youssef Hammoud, spokesman for Turkey-backed Syrian opposition groups, said they have up to 15,000 trained fighters ready to deploy alongside Turkish forces, and they are already preparing to move into Manbij - a Kurdish-administered town in northern Syria where USA troops are based. [Full Article...]


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