Category: Travel

Swedish roofs can handle Santa’s sleigh – if he’s careful

Swedish roofs can handle Santa’s sleigh – if he’s careful

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas – as long as he doesn’t try to deliver too many presents...

Franciscan monks put baby Jesus on bed of bullets to press for peace

Franciscan monks put baby Jesus on bed of bullets to press for peace

ASSISI, Italy (Reuters) – Franciscan monks have put the baby Jesus in a crib made of bullet shells in a yearly “provocation” nativity scene designed to draw attention to those suffering in the world.

Behold the Christmas story – in a limestone cave

Behold the Christmas story – in a limestone cave

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) – One of the world’s largest limestone caves, the Postojna Cave in western Slovenia, is a long way from a stable in Bethlehem, but its traditional living nativity is getting more…

Rio ballerinas struggle amid Brazil’s financial crisis

Rio ballerinas struggle amid Brazil’s financial crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro’s opulent Municipal Theatre has gone quiet this year as months of unpaid wages emptied its calendar of major works and pushed many ballerinas and opera…

Swedish roofs can handle Santa’s sleigh – if he’s careful

Swedish roofs can handle Santa’s sleigh – if he’s careful

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s houses should be able to cope when Santa and his sleigh land on their snowy roofs this Christmas – as long as he doesn’t try to deliver too many presents...

Smells like heaven: Israeli farm recreates Magi’s gifts to Jesus

Smells like heaven: Israeli farm recreates Magi’s gifts to Jesus

ALMOG, West Bank (Reuters) – The aromatic plants bestowed on the infant Jesus are being cultivated by an Israeli entrepreneur who aims to transform the gifts of the Christmas story into therapeutic…

Australia finds wreck of first Allied submarine to sink in World War One

Australia finds wreck of first Allied submarine to sink in World War One

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia has discovered the wreck of its first submarine off the coast of Papua New Guinea, authorities said on Thursday, resolving one of the country’s oldest naval mysteries…

Jerusalem ‘Santa’ offers free Christmas trees to residents

Jerusalem ‘Santa’ offers free Christmas trees to residents

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – In a corner of Jerusalem, a man dressed as Santa Claus and riding a camel tries to lift the atmosphere a little by offering free Christmas trees to residents of a...

UK’s Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle release engagement pictures

UK’s Prince Harry and fiancée Meghan Markle release engagement pictures

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Harry and his American fiancée Meghan Markle have released a series of portraits by New York-based fashion photographer Alexi Lubomirski to mark their engagement.