Queen Elizabeth salutes the ‘kindness of strangers’

A traditional part of every Christmas Day is seeing Queen Elizabeth II and her family in church. Not this year. The coronavirus pandemic saw to that. Still, the 94-year-old queen fulfilled what is considered her favorite Christmas Day duty. She addressed the nation – and the Commonwealth – on television Friday. The queen, who has… Continue reading Queen Elizabeth salutes the ‘kindness of strangers’

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Trump to veto sweeping U.S. defense bill

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a sweeping defense funding bill sent to him by Congress. He complained that it helps Russia and China and opposed provisions to rename military bases. The bipartisan bill passed both chambers of Congress with sufficient majorities to allow lawmakers – in theory – to override the president’s disapproval.… Continue reading Trump to veto sweeping U.S. defense bill

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