The Latest: Israeli envoy condemns UN vote on settlements

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The Latest: Israeli envoy condemns UN vote on settlements

Business Insider  
Israel’s U.N. ambassador is calling the Security Council’s vote condemning the country’s settlements in Palestinian territory “a victory for terror” and warning that it will not lead to peace.

Trump, Promising Arms Race, Could Set World on Uncertain Path

New York Times
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia could loosen restrictions on the use of nuclear weapons in response to a new arms race. Credit Natalia Kolesnikova/Agence France-Presse – Getty Images.

Hunt for Berlin Suspect Ends in Gunfire on an Italian Plaza

New York Times
Anis Amri, a 24-year-old Tunisian man suspected of carrying out a deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, was killed by the police in a shootout near Milan on Friday, according to Italian officials.

Passengers From Hijacked Libyan Plane Leave Malta for Home

New York Times
VALLETTA, Malta – The passengers from a Libyan flight that was hijacked and diverted to Malta left the Mediterranean island Saturday to return home, as authorities prepared to arraign the two hijackers who surrendered.

Philippines war on drugs shown in harrowing photos

Daily Mail
These harrowing images portray the grim reality of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In one of the shocking images a little girl is passed over a coffin containing the body of Alex Hongco.

May Christmas message urges unity after Brexit vote

BBC News
Theresa May has urged Britain to “unite and move forward” after the Brexit vote in her first Christmas message as PM. In the year that saw the UK vote by 52% to 48% to leave the EU, Mrs May said there was an “historic opportunity” to forge “a bold new

Typhoon expected to wallop Philippines on Christmas

(CNN) A major typhoon is gaining strength as it draws closer to the Philippines, where it’s expected to make landfall on Christmas Day.

South Korean special prosecutor summon Park’s jailed friend

Fox News
SEOUL, South Korea – A South Korean special prosecutor on Saturday summoned a jailed friend of impeached President Park Geun-hye, who allegedly exploited her connections with Park to extort money and favors from the country’s largest companies and …

Deaths in Syria Spur Unease in Turkey

Wall Street Journal
ISTANBUL—Turkey sustained its bloodiest week battling Islamic State in Syria, amid worries here that the country will pay a growing price for its involvement in Middle Eastern conflicts.

AFP seize items from terror raid house

Courier Mail
UPDATE: POLICE returned to a property in Melbourne’s north where terror raids were carried out yesterday morning. Two police cars blocked off a section of Blackwood Crescent, Campbellfield, due to a police operation.

Outspoken Prince Charles again shows he’s not much like Queen Elizabeth II

Washington Post
LONDON – Prince Charles has warned against the rising tide of anti-immigrant populism in remarks broadcast Thursday, proving again just how different he is from his mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

Rights group denies North Carolina democratic tag

New Kerala
Washington, Dec 24 : The US state of North Carolina can no longer be considered democratic as both its legal framework and voter registration rated poorly, a voting rights group has said.

Trump keeps trafficking in ambiguity on policy proposals

Washington Post
WASHINGTON – President-elect Donald Trump’s call with Taiwan’s leader was either a well-coordinated warning shot to China or a harmless congratulatory conversation.

In China’s Tiny Catholic Community, Hopes Rise For Beijing-Vatican Ties

There are around 12 million Catholics in China, less than 1 percent of China’s population. It’s a number that’s felt at a weekday morning mass inside Shanghai’s St. Peter’s Church, where a small percentage of pew space is occupied by a few, mostly

UK weather forecasts Christmas Day to be 16C but North will be battered by Storm Barbara

Daily Mail
Forget pulling on your favourite Christmas jumper tomorrow – you might be in need of a festive T-shirt instead. For this year’s Christmas Day could be the warmest since records began 160 years ago.

For Iraq’s Christians, Christmas Cheer Tinged With Despair

New York Times
IRBIL, Iraq – The Nativity scene and Christmas tree are in place on the corner of the street. Some of the children proudly wear red Santa Claus hats or show off new toys, mostly plastic guns for small boys.

House Report, Evidence Redacted, Ties Snowden to Russian Agencies

New York Times
Edward J. Snowden on a video link from Russia at a Council of Europe meeting last year. Credit Frederick Florin/Agence France-Presse – Getty Images.

US issues Jordan travel warning after deadly attacks

BBC News
The US State Department has issued a travel warning for all of Jordan because of “threats from terrorist groups” after recent deadly attacks.

Baby boy dies after sitter drops him on head in N.J. home

New York Daily News
A 3-month-old baby boy died Friday from injuries sustained when he was accidentally dropped on his head by a baby-sitter in New Jersey.

Iran, 6 powers make public restricted nuke deal documents

Washington Post
VIENNA – In an unusual move, Iran and six world powers on Friday released previously restricted documents about their nuclear deal to enforce their view that Tehran is not circumventing limits on its limit of enriched uranium, which could be used to

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