The Republic of Congo signs peace deal with "Ninja" rebels

This is the day we have just signed the cessation of hostilities agreement.In return, the government has bombed the Pool region, including one helicopter raid last year on a residential area that Amnesty International said killed at least 30 people.

Family killed in twin-engine plane crash in Florida

Five people, including four members of one family, were killed when their twin-engine plane crashed during takeoff Sunday morning at a small airport about 40 miles east of
— Kellie Cowan (@KellieCowan) December 24, 2017

“It is a tragedy any day of the week,” Judd said.

Trump wishes troops a Merry Christmas

Trump and other conservatives, in past holiday seasons, have slammed political correctness -- and Democrats -- for saying "Happy Holidays" and not Merry Christmas, arguing the difference was part of a "War on Christmas." Since he has become president, Trump has claimed, without evidence, that people are now freer to say Merry Christmas.

French president celebrates 'Christmas' with troops in Niger

It’s that which plays a part in the future of the African continent, but equally and without doubt, a part of our future.We must not leave the Sahel in the hands of terrorists,” he said late Friday amid 500 soldiers with Operation Barkhane at Niger’s airport in Niamey, the capital.

Cab driver found dead in car in Blue Island

Authorities say the cab driver had been robbed earlier in Chicago.That’s when they discovered the man’s body in a neighborhood near the corner of Davis and Irving, just outside the Great Northern Lumber Yard
It’s unclear what happened to the driver.

Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a non-binding resolution denouncing Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.In a post on his official Facebook account Sunday, Morales said that after talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, he decided to instruct Guatemala's foreign ministry to move the embassy.

Ethiopia govt finally accepts shock resignation of speaker Abadula

The Executive Committee of Ethiopia’s ruling coalition, the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), has finally accepted the resignation of Abadula Gemeda as Speaker of the House of Peoples’ Representatives.The resignation of Gemeda in October this year came as a shock to most political watchers in the country.

Sunday snow blankets Chicagoland, white Christmas on its way

The Christmas Eve snow system is winding down over northeast Illinois late this Sunday afternoon, but will persist in portions of northwest Indiana until later this evening.Arriving flights at O'Hare were delayed by an average of 80 minutes by late in the afternoon Sunday.