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Russians attend midnight mass to mark Orthodox Christmas

Russian Orthodox Christians have been celebrating Christmas, attending special midnight mass held in churches and cathedrals across the country.

Russian Orthodox Christians have been celebrating Christmas, attending special midnight mass held in churches and cathedrals across the country.

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Tight security surrounds Madrid Eve of Epiphany parade

Madrid has held its annual Eve of Epiphany parade, with the biblical Three Wise Men taking centre stage and handing out sweets to thousands of children.

Madrid has held its annual Eve of Epiphany parade, with the biblical Three Wise Men taking centre stage and handing out sweets to thousands of children.

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Swimmers brave elements for festive Serpentine dip

Members of the Serpentine Swim Club braved the cold on Sunday for the traditional Christmas Day plunge into Serpentine Lake, in London’s Hyde Park.

Members of the Serpentine Swim Club braved the cold on Sunday for the traditional Christmas Day plunge into Serpentine Lake, in London’s Hyde Park.

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UK: Queen misses Christmas church service due to a cold

Queen Elizabeth has missed the Christmas church service near her Sandringham country residence in eastern England for the first time in decades – because of a heavy…

Queen Elizabeth has missed the Christmas church service near her Sandringham country residence in eastern England for the first time in decades – because of a heavy…

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Pope Francis makes Christmas plea for peace

Pope Francis delivered words of hope and comfort, alongside pleas for peace, in his Christmas Day address.

Pope Francis delivered words of hope and comfort, alongside pleas for peace, in his Christmas Day address.

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Bethlehem celebrates Christmas

Tourists from around the world join locals to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the town where Christians say Jesus was born.

Tourists from around the world join locals to celebrate Christmas in Bethlehem, the town where Christians say Jesus was born.

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Christmas Eve crowds flock to Bethlehem

Christian pilgrims from around the world have been gathering this Christmas Eve in Bethlehem – revered as the birthplace of Jesus.

Christian pilgrims from around the world have been gathering this Christmas Eve in Bethlehem – revered as the birthplace of Jesus.

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Santa sets off

‘Santa Claus’ has begun his journey to deliver Christmas gifts to children all over the world, leaving his home in the Finnish town of Rovaniemi on Friday evening (23 December) under a spectacular sho

‘Santa Claus’ has begun his journey to deliver Christmas gifts to children all over the world, leaving his home in the Finnish town of Rovaniemi on Friday evening (23 December) under a spectacular sho

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Iraq: Christmas service held in Bartella, recently liberated from ISIL

Bartella: Christmas after ISIL Hundreds of Iraqi Christians gathered in Bartella, near Mosul, for a Christmas Eve service – the first since this area was retaken from the Islamic State group (ISIL) in

Bartella: Christmas after ISIL Hundreds of Iraqi Christians gathered in Bartella, near Mosul, for a Christmas Eve service – the first since this area was retaken from the Islamic State group (ISIL) in

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Fake prosecco: put a cork in it!

‘Tis the season to be jolly and bottles of fizz are being bought and popped by many of those who celebrate Christmas across Europe.

‘Tis the season to be jolly and bottles of fizz are being bought and popped by many of those who celebrate Christmas across Europe.

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Greek annual Christmas card calls lenders 'Scrooge'

Greek finance ministry seems to take aim at country's lenders with annual Christmas card depicting Dickensian miser

Greek finance ministry seems to take aim at country's lenders with annual Christmas card depicting Dickensian miser

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And also, Christmas special edition: ugly Xmas trees and deadly garlands...

Every Friday, journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international…

Every Friday, journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international…

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Berlin attack: survivors recount horror as more details of the victims emerge

Two Italian survivors of the Berlin truck attack have recounted the horror they felt the moment a lorry mowed through crowds of people at the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in the German…

Two Italian survivors of the Berlin truck attack have recounted the horror they felt the moment a lorry mowed through crowds of people at the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market in the German…

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Greece pensioners receive controversial Christmas bonus payment

Queues stretched down the street outside Athens banks on Thursday, as pensioners waited to collect their Christmas bonus payments from the government.

Queues stretched down the street outside Athens banks on Thursday, as pensioners waited to collect their Christmas bonus payments from the government.

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Christmas preparations in Jerusalem

Jerusalem kicked off the Christmas season and festivities with a ‘Santa’ on a camel distributing Christmas trees to residents in the old city.

Jerusalem kicked off the Christmas season and festivities with a ‘Santa’ on a camel distributing Christmas trees to residents in the old city.

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What children want for Christmas

Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas.

Reuters photographers around the world asked children to draw what they wanted to receive from Santa for Christmas.

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Finnish, Russian Santas exchange gifts at border

The Finnish Santa Claus and the Russian Grandfather Frost met at the Finnish-Russian border to exchange gifts on Monday.

The Finnish Santa Claus and the Russian Grandfather Frost met at the Finnish-Russian border to exchange gifts on Monday.

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Berlin: police say 'truck deliberately targeted crowds' in deadly crash

Hours after a lorry ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, German police are now saying it was a deliberate act and possibly an act of terror.

Hours after a lorry ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin, German police are now saying it was a deliberate act and possibly an act of terror.