Thursday, October 22, 2020


Christina Aguilera performs during New Year's Eve celebrations in Times Square

Thousands Brave Rain in New York’s Times Square to Welcome 2019

By Gabriella Borter and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters)  New York's Times Square erupted with fireworks and cheers at the stroke of midnight on Tuesday as...
People watch the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center in the Manhattan borough of New York

Festive Fun or Festive Fail? Christmas Classics Cause Offence

By Rachel Savage LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Music is as much a part of the Christmas season as nativity scenes, snow and Santa grottos But some seasonal...
An employee at Royal Belgian Caviar shows caviar in Turnhout

Belgian Caviar Production at Full Speed for Christmas Rush

By Antonia Kerrigan BRUSSELS (Reuters)  Belgian caviar producer Willy Verdonck is flat out in the run up the lucrative Christmas holiday season Verdonck's company Royal Belgian Caviar...
Handout photo of actor Jessica Lowndes starring in Hallmark Channel's movie "Christmas at Pemberley Manor

U.S. Cable TV and Netflix Offer A Stockingful of Christmas Films

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters)  Pour the eggnog, decorate the tree and turn on the TV Like glinting tinsel in a sea of dark TV dramas,...
"Zwarte Piet" (Black Pete), who is a Saint Nicholas' assistant is seen during a traditional parade in Amsterdam

Festive Fun or Racism? Dutch ‘Black Pete’ Row Gets Violent

AMSTERDAM (Reuters)  An annual pre-Christmas festival in the Netherlands this weekend was marred by scuffles and arrests as rival groups demonstrated their views on a...
A staff members poses with a dog during a 'Wuffstock' Halloween event, at the Morristown Animal Inn in Morristown, New Jersey

Spooky: Dogs Snatch Halloween Limelight from Black Cats, Bats

By Barbara Goldberg MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters)  James Garland dropped off 9-year-old Harry, costumed in a tie-dyed T-shirt and hippie-style neck bandana, at the Halloween party with...