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Christmas Market Attack: A Blow To The Heart Of German Cultural Life

EPA/Andreas ArnoldBy Ingrid Sharp, University of Leeds I’ve been going to Christmas markets since I was a child in Hannover in the 1970s – I love the stalls, the smells, the twinkly lights and the kitschy music. I own many knitted hats, car...
by LoupDargent.info on Dec 20, 2016

A Suspect Source in the Christmas Wars

One positive impact of the recent presidential election has been enhanced awareness of “fake” news and an emerging scrutiny of sources in general. Educators have been aware of the challenges in the information realm for a while, but it se...
by streets of salem on Dec 20, 2016

Christmas at Buckland Abbey | Devon, UK

Michele and I have officially reached peak middle-aged-ness.Not only do we spend most of our weekends wandering around Dartmoor, we have also recently become the proud owners of National Trust membership (although his card says "Ms Michele" hehehe -...
by La Lingua on Dec 20, 2016

The American Miracle by Michael Medved

The American Miracleby Michael MedvedPaperback: 400 pagesPublisher: Crown ForumReleased: October 25, 2016Source: Review copy from the publisher through Amazon Vine.Book Description, Modified from Goodreads: In The American Miracle, conservative radio...
by ChristFocus Book Club on Dec 20, 2016

US President Barack Obama voices concern about US vulnerability to Russia

US President Barack Obama holds an end-year press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, December 16, 2016. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama has warned that America is becoming increasingly vulne...

FBI, NSA staff among Yahoo hack victims: Report

The FBI is investigating the recently discovered hack of one billion Yahoo accounts.The personal data stolen from one billion accounts run by US internet giant Yahoo in 2013 included personal data belonging to the employees of government agencies lik...

US will retaliate against Russia over election meddling: President Barack Obama

This photo taken on November 30, 2015 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meeting with US President Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN conference on climate change in the French capital of Paris. (Photo by AFP)US President Barack Obama ha...

Hillary Clinton blames Russia, FBI for her election defeat

Former US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking during a fundraiser on Capitol Hill on October 5, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)Former US secretary of state​ Hillary Clinton has blamed the suspected...

Bond between Israel and US runs deep: Donald Trump

US President-elect Donald Trump speaks at the USA Thank You Tour 2016 at the Giant Center on December 15, 2016 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (Photo by AFP)US President-elect Donald Trump has reiterated his incoming administration’s support for Israel,...

White House backs claim Russian President Vladimir Putin directed US election hack

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2016. (Photo by AP)The White House has suggested President Vladimir Putin was personally involved in a covert Russian miss...

Over 200 school shootings in US since Sandy Hook massacre

More than 80 family members and friends of people who were killed by gun violence gather for a news conference with Congressional Democrats to call for action on gun violence prevention at the US Capitol December 15, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by...

Donald Trump nominates hardline Zionist David Friedman as US ambassador to Israel

David Friedman, left, with US President-elect Donald Trump in 2010. (Photo by Bloomberg)US President-elect Donald Trump has nominated David Friedman, a hardline Zionist, as US ambassador to Israel, likely paving the way toward a controversial decisio...

Muskaan based in child labour, trafficking, Sahtiya Kala Parisad . choreographed by Raja Anand, summer workshop in 2012

Muskaan based in child labour, trafficking, Sahtiya Kala Parisad . choreographed by Raja Anand, summer workshop in 2012 Malcolm D B Munro Friday 17 December, 2016...
by Where To? on Dec 16, 2016

Houlton Maine, The Town’s Past Supporting The Aroostook County Future.

Like most small Maine towns, Houlton is a town of unique features, talented people. And adapting to a changing World economy and embracing technology is part of the riding the information wave into the future. Service providing and the shift from wor...
by MeInMaine Blog on Dec 16, 2016

FREE Shipping when you order Flip-Pal today!

I have been using my Flip–Pal mobile scanner for my genealogical  business and personal use for about 5 years and even take it with me when I travel to visit family and friends. Many of you are... That's not all, read on!

London's wonderful Christmas lights and trees

London looks brilliant any time of the year but in the build up to Christmas London dresses up in its very best festive lights and trees pop up all over the city.  I'd love to show you a few of the fabulous sights to enjoy right now in London. &...

US anti-Syria hysteria hits new high: John Kerry accuses Bashar al-Assad of 'massacre'

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks about the situation in Aleppo on December 15, 2016 at the State Department in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)US Secretary of State John Kerry, whose country has been sponsoring anti-government terrorists in Syri...

A new treasure has been discovered in Greece it was found in the ruins of an ancient city dating back 2,500 years

A piece of pottery dating to the late 6th century B.C photo: atlasobscura.comYou would think that every single bit of archaeological evidence for ancient life in Greece would have been uncovered by now. But there are still discoveries to be made. A t...
by Potent Scientia Est on Dec 15, 2016

Alpine Throwback | Dolomites, Italy

This is the final post in my 2014 Dolomites retrospective. And we're heading into the mountains themselves!Except you're going to have to imagine that they're covered in a soft, white blanket of snow as that is what they most probably look like right...
by La Lingua on Dec 15, 2016

Pope Clement VIII declared: “This devil's drink is so delicious… we should cheat the devil by baptising it!” A brief history of coffee: a drink for the devil

Men enjoying a drink and a chat in a coffee house, 1674. Coffee houses became known as ‘schools of the wise’, where people would gossip, argue and discuss the breaking news of the day. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)The second-most traded...
by Potent Scientia Est on Dec 15, 2016


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