Business Dec 27, 2019

Amazon workforce surges by 250,000 for 'record-breaking' holiday spree

Amazon said Thursday it added some 250,000 employees to handle operations for "record" holiday sales for the online giant. The full and part-time seasonal employees were added in Amazon's "fulfillment network," the sprawling system of warehouses and delivery operations, according to the company, which now ...

World Dec 26, 2019

Spain's coast guard saves 200 migrants on Christmas Day

The Spanish coast guard said it had rescued about 200 migrants on Christmas Day, plucking them from makeshift boats in the Mediterranean Sea. It said they were saved in a number of separate operations off the coasts of Spain and Morocco, but gave no information ...

'Santa' robs Colorado bank, throws money to passersby

World / Offbeat Dec 25, 2019

'Santa' robs Colorado bank, throws money to passersby

A man with a white beard was being held on $10,000 bond for allegedly robbing a Colorado bank and throwing the stolen cash into the air while shouting, "Merry Christmas!" to passersby, police and local media reported on Tuesday. David Wayne Oliver, 65, was arrested ...

Pope brings Christmas message of 'unconditional love'

World Dec 25, 2019

Pope brings Christmas message of 'unconditional love'

Pope Francis ushered in Christmas on Wednesday for the world's 1.3 billion Catholics with a message of unconditional love, saying "God continues to love us all, even the worst of us." "You may have mistaken ideas, you may have made a complete mess of things, ...

Gloomy Christmas Eve on 20th day of French strike

Business Dec 25, 2019

Gloomy Christmas Eve on 20th day of French strike

Christmas Eve 2019 was an unusually gloomy one for France as the 20th day of a transport strike left many scrambling on Tuesday to reach their loved ones for the traditional family feast, while others simply gave up. The protest against pension reform has led ...

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

World / Social Issues Dec 25, 2019

Bethlehem welcomes pilgrims for Christmas celebrations

Pilgrims from around the world gathered Tuesday in the biblical city of Bethlehem, revered by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus, ushering in Christmas celebrations across the globe. Thousands of Palestinians and foreigners converged on the "little town" in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, with Christmas ...