Daily Archives: December 24, 2015

3-D Video Games Might be Good for Your Child

3-D Video Games Might be Good for Your Child

Just in time for Christmas: video games for children. While they have been widely denounced by many social scientists, parents and educators as having little or no value, some in…

Bravo! Papiss Cisse Holds Special Christmas Party For Kids In London

Bravo! Papiss Cisse Holds Special Christmas Party For Kids In London

Big-hearted Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse served up a festive treat for young fans by ope… Big-hearted Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse served up a festive treat…

Syria Monitor: UN Deal to Relocate Some IS Fighters, Families

Syria Monitor: UN Deal to Relocate Some IS Fighters, Families

BEIRUT— Hundreds of families of Islamic State militants and some injured fighters are expected to leave rebel-held areas of southern Damascus under a U.N.-brokered deal, a monitoring…

Peggy Say, Advocate for Release of Hostage Brother, Dies

Peggy Say, Advocate for Release of Hostage Brother, Dies

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE— Peggy Say, who spent nearly seven years on a tireless quest for the release of her brother, journalist Terry Anderson, and fellow hostages from kidnappers in Lebanon, died…

An American Tradition: Buying a Tree for the Holidays

An American Tradition: Buying a Tree for the Holidays

GREAT FALLS, VIRGINIA— Nearly 80 percent of U.S. households — about 99 million — will decorate their living rooms with a Christmas tree this year, according to the American Christmas Tree…

Russian President Putin Meets Indian PM Modi in Moscow

Russian President Putin Meets Indian PM Modi in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin is hosting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for talks focused on defense and energy cooperation. Modi arrived in Moscow on Wednesday where he met with Putin…

Japan Court Clears Way to Restarting Kansai Electric Nuclear Plants

Japan Court Clears Way to Restarting Kansai Electric Nuclear Plants

FUKUI, JAPAN— A Japanese court on Thursday cleared the way for Kansai Electric Power Co. to restart four nuclear reactors, rejecting legal claims against Japan’s second-biggest utility…

Nordic Countries Vie to Claim Santa's Hometown

Nordic Countries Vie to Claim Santa's Hometown

HELSINKI— Most kids learn that Santa Claus comes from the North Pole, but children in Scandinavia are taught he lives a bit further south. Where exactly is a matter of…

Christmas Food:  Choice Assorted Biscuits

Christmas Food: Choice Assorted Biscuits

    Talk about that moment when Bakers Choice Assorted are trending on Twitter just because it is Christmas.     It’s not Christmas without a box of ultra-mel and choice…

Price Hikes Hit Cameroon Ahead of Holidays

Price Hikes Hit Cameroon Ahead of Holidays

YAOUNDE— Cameroonians traditionally celebrate the end of the year with lots of eating, drinking, dancing and gifts. But this year is particularly difficult as prices of basic commodities are increasing…