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Tajikistan bans trees, decorations in schools during festive season Tajikistan has tightened restrictions on celebrations of the traditional festive season in schools in the Central Asian country, banning Christmas trees and gift-giving.
22 декабря 2015
Nazarbayev congratulates Kazakhstan on Orthodox Christmas Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has congratulated the people of Kazakhstan on Orthodox Christmas.
07 января 2015
Obama praises US troops as Afghanistan mission winds down President Barack Obama in a Christmas Day speech to US troops stationed in Hawaii hailed their "extraordinary dedication and sacrifices."
26 декабря 2014
Pope condemns religious persecution in Christmas address Pope Francis roundly condemned jihadist violence and the "brutal persecution" of religious minorities in a Christmas message.
26 декабря 2014
China city bans Christmas in schools, warns over 'Western' culture A Chinese city has banned schools from holding Christmas events, highlighting official suspicions about the increasingly popular festival because of its foreign origins.
25 декабря 2014
Pope Francis. ©REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Pope calls for greater empathy in Christmas Eve mass Pope Francis urged people to have greater empathy towards family and friends with problems in his Christmas Eve mass.
25 декабря 2014
German president urges compassion, help for refugees Germany's president appealed in a Christmas message for compassion and openness towards refugees coming to the country.
24 декабря 2014
Christmas in China, with saxophones, Smurfs and steam trains Christmas has exploded in the atheist nation in recent years, with marketeers using everything from saxophones and Smurfs to steam trains to get shoppers to open their wallets.
21 декабря 2014
Sierra Leone cancels Christmas as Ebola crisis deepens Sierra Leone said it was banning any public Christmas celebrations as the spiralling caseload of Ebola infections continues to spread alarm.
13 декабря 2014
The remains of an explosive device. ©Reuters Boston marathon bombs made with Christmas-light fuses The twin bombs that went off at the Boston Marathon last year were made using improvised fuses from Christmas lights and detonators constructed from model car parts, US prosecutors said.
23 мая 2014
Burberry says sales sparkle over Christmas Sales of Burberry's luxury handbags and clothing soared over the crucial festive trading period, boosted by impressive growth in Asia, the British fashion group revealed on Wednesday.
16 января 2014
US stocks rise amid wave of positive sentiment US stocks edged towards the finale of a banner 2013 in buoyant fashion this week, repeatedly reaching new records on a string of solid economic data.
28 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Danish Siddiqui More Americans shopped on their phones on Christmas Most stores were closed but Americans still managed to shop on Christmas Day -- increasingly on their smartphones.
28 декабря 2013
©Reuters/Michaela Rehle Amazon to compensate customers for late gifts Amazon Thursday said it would give $20 gift cards and pay shipping costs for customers affected by problems at UPS and FedEx that delayed some Christmas package deliveries.
28 декабря 2013
Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital The Red Cross said Thursday it had recovered some 40 bodies on the streets of Bangui as the United States expressed alarm at the latest eruption of fighting in the Central African Republic.
27 декабря 2013
Queen Elizabeth calls for 'quiet reflection' in 2014 Queen Elizabeth II urged people to take the time for quiet reflection in 2014, in her annual Christmas Day message to the Commonwealth.
26 декабря 2013
Christians increasingly under threat: Catholic observers Thousands of Christians are killed every year because of their faith and the persecution is becoming more widespread.
26 декабря 2013
Christmas in mud as rain pelts Philippine disaster zone Survivors of the Philippines' deadliest typhoon spent a gloomy Christmas Day surrounded by mud Wednesday as heavy rain drove many inside their flimsy shelters, dampening efforts to retain some holiday cheer in the deeply devout nation.
26 декабря 2013
Arctic protester vows to fight on after Russian case closed A British Greenpeace protester Tuesday said he was "jubilant" after Russia closed the criminal case against him for staging a protest on an oil rig, and vowed to keep fighting for environmental issues.
25 декабря 2013
Kim urges N. Korea military to bolster combat readiness North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has urged the country's military to bolster its combat readiness, saying a war could break out "without any prior notice", state media reported Wednesday.
25 декабря 2013

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