Associated Press/Photo by Jean-Francois Badias

Holiday cheer, terror fears

International | Global Christmas preparations include tighter security
by Julia A. Seymour
Posted 12/24/19, 01:37 pm

Christmas preparations around the world include heightened security measures in Islamic terrorism hotspots. Countries targeted in the past, including in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, ramped up efforts to prevent attacks during the holidays.

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Associated Press/Photo by Kamil Zihnioglu

Notre Dame closed for Christmas

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/24/19, 11:01 am

For the first time since the French Revolution more than two centuries ago, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris will not hold a Christmas Mass. The Paris cathedral has remained closed since a fire destroyed the roof and spire in April.

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Associated Press/Photos by Frank Augstein (Johnson) and Thanassis Stavrakis (Corbyn)

Yet another vote on Brexit

International | Brits decide on a prime minister—and their country’s future
by Mindy Belz
Posted 12/12/19, 04:46 pm

BRITAIN: Voters are at the polls throughout the U.K. on Thursday in what is essentially a(nother) Brexit referendum. The Conservative Party’s Boris Johnson has held a consistent lead over Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn, but it had narrowed in closing days of campaigning.

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