December 19, 2014
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  • 16/12/2014 | Argentina

    December 24, 31 and January 2 off for public workers

    The government has decided to give public workers three days off – December 24, December 31 and January 2 -, for Christmas and New Year holidays, a decision which includes neither bank nor financial institutions.

  • 25/12/2013 | Argentina

    At least 160 injured during Christmas Eve holiday

    At least 112 adults and 85 under-age people were treated after suffering from burns and contusions during the Christmas holiday.

  • 18/11/2014 | Argentina

    Christmas food basket to be launched under price watch program

    The Precios Cuidados price watch program fueled by the federal government will be launching a food basket for Christmas, the cabinet chief has confirmed.

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    'Argentineans will have a calm Christmas,' Berni

    Security Secretary Sergio Berni today expressed his certainty that Argentineans will be enjoying a “calm Christmas” as he explained the situation in looting-struck provinces “tends to stabilize.”

  • 12/12/2013 | Argentina

    Teamsters stage protest over end-of-year bonus

    The leadership of the Teamsters Union along with members of the FADEEAC business chamber were negotiating today a Christmas bonus at the Labour Ministry while demonstrators rallied in downtown Buenos Aires causing traffic chaos.

  • 19/12/2013 | Argentina

    Bank holidays set for December 24, 31

    The Central Bank today stipulated public and private banks will remain closed on December 24 and 31 across the country, Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced earlier at the Government House.

  • 10/12/2012 | Argentina

    President inaugurates 'Nativity scene' exhibition

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner inaugurated a "nativity scene" replica of the Vatican's Christmas crèche on display in St. Peter's Square, and wished the Argentines "merry Christmas."

  • 25/12/2012 | Argentina

    CFK spends Christmas in Río Gallegos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with her family in Río Gallegos, prior to her expected return to Buenos Aires tomorrow, when she will continue with official activities at the Government House.

  • 23/12/2011 | Argentina

    Traffic intense as Christmas weekend begins

    There is an intense traffic of buses registered at the Retiro Bus Station due to the long weekend of Christmas, according to sources of the National Transport Committee.

  • 25/12/2011 | Argentina

    One dead, over 200 injured by fireworks on Christmas eve

    Since yesterday, hospitals across the country have been reporting a high number of admissions of patients with fireworks related injuries. Authorities informed that over 200 patients were treated for firecraker's wounds at Buenos Aires City and Province, Rosario, Córdoba and La Rioja.

  • 26/12/2011 | Argentina

    Banks remain closed today

    Banks in Buenos Aires remained closed today while subway, train and buses services were operating with a special schedule, in line with a holiday put in place by the national government.

  • 14/12/2010 | Argentina

    CFK launches low-cost Christmas basket

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner launched a low cost Christmas basket and highlighted the "great moment" that consumption is going through during a rally at the Government House with Economy Minister Amado Boudou.

  • 20/12/2011 | Argentina

    Temperatures soar in the capital

    Following last week’s slightly cooler, rainy spell, this week the days leading up to Christmas are predicted to be mostly hot and sunny excluding Wednesday, with today’s temperature reaching lows of 20 degrees and highs of 32 degrees Celsius, the National Meteorological Service (SMN) forecasted.

  • 22/12/2011 | Argentina

    CFK to spend Christmas in Río Gallegos

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner arrived to Río Gallegos, in Santa Cruz province, where she will spend Christmas with her family. She is expected to return to Buenos Aires on Monday.

  • 25/12/2013 | World

    Atheists, work with us for peace, Pope says on Christmas

    Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, called on atheists to unite with believers of all religions and work for "a homemade peace" that can spread across the world.

  • 25/12/2013 | World

    Christmas bombings kill 34 in Iraq

    At least 34 people died in bomb attacks in Christian areas, some by a car bomb near a church after a Christmas service.

  • 27/11/2014 | World

    Stop eating cats and dogs says Swiss animal rights group

    An animal rights group has petitioned the Swiss government to ban a traditional, if rare, practice of eating cats for dinner and turning dogs into sausages.

  • 22/12/2013 | World

    Pope Francis: Every family should have home

    Pope Francis today called on governments and social services across the world to "do everything possible so that people can have a home of their own."

  • 24/12/2013 | World

    Storm wreaks havoc in Britain, France ahead of Christmas

    Disrupted transport networks and power cuts wreaked havoc in Britain and France today, one of the busiest travel and shopping days of the year just before Christmas, after hurricane-force winds and torrential rain lashed the region.

  • 24/12/2013 | World

    Francis celebrates first Christmas as Pope

    Pope Francis will celebrate his first Christmas as leader of the world’s Roman Catholics today and tomorrow with crowds of pilgrims expected to attend the annual celebrations in the Vatican.

  • 25/12/2012 | World

    Nikkei rises 1.4% in thin trade during Christmas holiday

    Japan's Nikkei share average rose 1.4 percent as exporters gained on a weaker yen, but volume was thin due to a lack of participants during the Christmas holiday.

  • 25/12/2012 | World

    Pope's Christmas message: 'hope must not die'

    Pope Benedict used his Christmas message to the world to say people should never lose hope for peace, even in conflict-riven Syria and in Nigeria where he spoke of "terrorism" against Christians.

  • 25/12/2012 | World

    Storm brings white Christmas, tornado threat to central US

    A major winter storm brought a rare white Christmas to the southern US plains today, contributing to a 21-vehicle pile-up that shut down a major highway in Oklahoma and the death of a Texas man.

  • 12/12/2012 | World

    Gunman kills two at Oregon mall before taking own life

    A gunman opened fire inside a shopping centre yesterday afternoon in Oregon, US, killing at least two people, critically wounding a young woman and terrorizing holiday shoppers before shooting himself to death, police said.

  • 22/12/2012 | World

    UK's Kate and William to spend Christmas Day with her parents

    Britain's Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate will spend Christmas Day with her parents, their office said on Saturday, in a break with the tradition of royals joining Queen Elizabeth at her country estate at Sandringham.

  • 25/12/2011 | World

    Five bombs explode across Nigeria killing dozens

    Islamist militants set off bombs across in Nigeria on Christmas Day - three targeting churches including one that killed at least 27 people - raising fears that they are trying to ignite sectarian civil war.

  • 26/12/2011 | World

    Gunman in Santa suit kills six, self in Texas

    A man suspected of opening fire on a family Christmas celebration outside Dallas was dressed in a Santa Claus suit when he killed six people and then himself, police said.

  • 11/12/2012 | World

    Brussels to remove controversial Christmas tree early

    Brussels will remove a controversial electronic Christmas tree in the main square early for fear that New Year's Eve revellers will seek to climb on it or vandalise it.

  • 24/12/2011 | World

    Christmas pilgrims pray for peace in Bethlehem

    Thousands of foreign pilgrims and Palestinian Christians, some in Santa hats, gathered at Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity today to pray for peace at the place where Jesus was born.

  • 24/12/2011 | World

    Pope Benedict XVI lights candle, kicks off Christmas festivities

    Pope Benedict XVI kicked off today Christmas festivities by lighting a candle in his private window, at the end of the unveiling ceremony of the crib in St Peter's Square at the Vatican, today.

  • 25/12/2011 | World

    Pope Christmas message calls for end to violence in Syria

    Pope Benedict called for an end to violence in Syria and a resumption of Middle East peace talks on Sunday on a Christmas Day marred by a bomb blast at a Catholic Church in Nigeria.

  • 15/12/2010 | World

    Abu Dhabi hotel erects 11-million-dollar Christmas tree

    Christmas came in extravagant fashion to the Muslim desert emirate of Abu Dhabi as a glitzy hotel unveiled a bejewelled Christmas tree valued at more than 11 million dollars.

  • 24/12/2010 | World

    Heavy snow strands Christmas travelers in Europe

    Heavy snow stranded thousands of Christmas travelers in Europe, with Belgium's main airport closed for landing and icy roads in Sweden choked with traffic.

  • 18/12/2010 | Latin America

    Rio officials plant Christmas tree on former torture site

    From Sunday there will be a large Christmas tree to light up the Alemao favelas complex, an area made up of shantytowns in the northern area of Rio de Janeiro. This part of Rio was being used as a centre for drug trafficking, which the Army and the police regained control over, a month ago.

  • 28/12/2010 | Arts and Media

    Elton John becomes father of Christmas baby

    Elton John and his partner have become the proud parents of a son born to a surrogate in California on Christmas Day, US Weekly reported.

  • 28/02/2013 | Arts and Media

    Scottish singer Susan Boyle to make film debut

    Scottish singer Susan Boyle will get her first turn on the big screen in the British holiday period film "The Christmas Candle," the movie's producers said today.

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