Bucha was one of the earliest targets of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Christmas for the survivors of the war crimes committed there is bittersweet. But it's a chance to celebrate the survival of Ukrainian traditions.
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy delivered a defiant Christmas message amid the somber background of Russia's war. "We will not wait for a miracle, we will do it ourselves," he said.
Ukrainians who have fled their country in the 10 months since the Russian invasion are facing their first festive season in Germany. Many have only one Christmas wish.
25 Dec 2021
The latest polls find a majority of Americans regard the supply chain crisis as a major concern.
25 Dec 2021
With Israel having closed its borders to most foreigners, Bethlehem's residents are getting ready for a muted holiday season.
24 Dec 2021
As the pandemic rages on, the situation is affecting the mental health of many people, including the young. In France, universities are closed but are set to open again for one day per week, after one Strasbourg student's cry for help made waves.
22 Dec 2021
Christmas in Bethlehem is usually a festive and colorful season. This year, festivities in the Palestinian town are set to return — but the COVID pandemic is still casting a shadow on the celebrations.
21 Dec 2021
‘Tis the season… for emotional manipulation. These images show children seemingly barred from a Christmas market and Father Christmas being dragged away by police. But they are being wielded to pull on people’s heartstrings as the holidays approach, with the fake news mill continuing to twist the facts.
20 Dec 2021
On December 19, 2016, Islamist attacker Anis Amri drove a stolen truck through a crowd in central Berlin, killing and injuring dozens. Five years later, the background to the attack remains unclear.
15 Dec 2021
Concerns are rising across Europe as a number of countries bring in additional measures to combat a surge in infections.
11 Dec 2021
It’s Christmas season and Netflix is ushering us into the season with Nigeria’s first Christmas film, A Naija Christmas, a hilarious film about three brothers who would just not fulfill their dying mother’s goal of getting a wife this Christmas.
10 Dec 2021
Dresden's famous christmas market, the Striezelmarkt, has been around for centuries. This year, the planned opening was canceled due to the high incidence rate of coronavirus infections in the state of Saxony.