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Trump's busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa

Trump's busy Christmas Eve: calls to troops, talk of Santa

PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump's first Christmas Eve in office was a busy one that unfolded like this: tweet against perceived adversaries, cheer U.S.
Thousands spend Christmas in shelters after Philippine storm

Thousands spend Christmas in shelters after Philippine storm

ZAMBOANGA, Philippines — Thousands of villagers in the southern Philippines spent their Christmas morning in emergency shelters Monday as the region dealt with the aftermath of one of the deadliest storms to hit the country this year.
In Christmas message, queen honours cities hit by terror

In Christmas message, queen honours cities hit by terror

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II is using her annual Christmas message to pay tribute to the way the cities of London and Manchester pulled together after extremist attacks this year.

Raja the cat returned to family 3 years later

GEORGETOWN, Del. — Raja the cat once was lost, but now is found — three years later. On Tuesday, a man brought a stray cat to a shelter in Georgetown, Delaware, run by the Brandywine Valley chapter of the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war'

North Korea calls latest UN sanctions 'an act of war'

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — North Korea on Sunday called the latest U.N. sanctions to target the country "an act of war" that violates its sovereignty, and said it is a "pipe dream" for the United States to think it will give up its nuclear weapons.
Putin foe clears first step in bid for Russian presidency

Putin foe clears first step in bid for Russian presidency

MOSCOW — Hundreds of supporters of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny nominated him for president Sunday, allowing Navalny to ready the endorsement papers required for candidacy and putting pressure on the Kremlin to allow him to run.
Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

Judge partially lifts Trump administration ban on refugees

SEATTLE — A federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in t
1 body recovered, 36 feared dead in Philippine mall fire

1 body recovered, 36 feared dead in Philippine mall fire

DAVAO, Philippines — Philippine firefighters recovered one body from a burning shopping mall Sunday and there was "zero" chances of survival for 36 other trapped people inside the four-story building in southern Davao city, an official said.

France mobilizes 100,000 security personnel for the holidays

PARIS — France's government is deploying nearly 100,000 police and soldiers for the holiday season as fears of extremist attacks remain high.

Turkey looks to evacuate wounded from Damascus suburb

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's president says his government is working with Russia to try and evacuate some 500 people from a besieged, rebel-held Damascus suburb.