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Sunday, December 16, 2018
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"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...
Gracie Giles, aged 8, plays with a Fuggler at the launch of Hamleys top Christmas toys in London

Hamleys Sees ‘Imperfectionism’ Trend in Toys This Christmas

LONDON (Reuters) A robot bumping into things and a quirky creature with pointy ears are expected to be among the top children's gifts this...
A Christmas tree is seen in downtown Rome

Romans Decry ‘Mangy’, City’s Threadbare Christmas Tree, as Symbol of Decline

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree. How mangy are your branches! That could be Rome's version of the classic Christmas carol,...
Actors perform the real-life Nativity biblical scenes in Postojna cave, in Postojna

Behold The Christmas Story – in a Limestone Cave

By Marja Novak LJUBLJANA (Reuters) One of the world's largest limestone caves, the Postojna Cave in western Slovenia, is a long way from a stable...
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) Santa Tracker phone calls with children at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida

Trump’s Christmas Wish – ‘We’ve Got Prosperity. Now We Want Peace’

By Roberta Rampton PALM BEACH, Fla. (Reuters) On Christmas Eve, U.S. President Donald Trump took calls from children, asking them what they wanted most from...
A monk holds a statue of the baby Jesus taken from a bed of bullet shells from a Nativity scene outside the Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

Franciscan Monks Put Baby Jesus on Bed of Bullets to Press...

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly "provocation" nativity scene designed...
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