"Rising global uncertainty and a widening U.S. yield differential with other economies provide support, but an elevated valuation may constrain further gains"Richard Turnill
global chief investment strategist with BlackRock, wrote in a research note.
"The EPP did not choose wisely. When the votes were counted, Weber had won an overwhelming victory. The EPP rejected the candidate of European democratic values in favor of the long-time autocrat appeaser."R. Daniel Kelemen
Professor of Political Science and Law, and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Politics, Rutgers University, USA
"Trump’s strategy flopped in House races. House elections were held everywhere, and his red state rallies only alienated voters in affluent suburbs. It's likely to fail again in 2020."Bill Schneider
Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University
"Without [indoor farming] we are not going meet the demands and needs for nutrient-rich food around the world"Matt Barnard
"As acting attorney general, Whitaker supplants Rosenstein as Mueller’s immediate supervisor (unless, like Sessions, he must also recuse from the matter). As such, he inherits the authority, among other things, to control the scope of Mueller’s investigation."Steve Vladeck
Professor of law at the University of Texas School of Law
"Turns out the people best equipped to cover a political environment lead by a reality-show star are people who have at least one foot rooted in show business themselves."Ani Bundel
"The expected “thumping” and “shellacking” — terms deployed respectively by George W. Bush and Barack Obama to describe their party’s major midterm defeats — didn’t materialize."Keith Koffler
Editor of White House Dossier and author of “Bannon: Always the Rebel.”
"Congressional Democrats will be under pressure from their own base to show some immediate results. Luckily for them, there is no shortage of low-hanging fruit to choose from. For some of the Trump administration’s most controversial Cabinet members, this will likely mean a new level of scrutiny and direct confrontation that they have not yet faced."Kurt Bardella
Political commentator and former spokesperson
Volunteers in cities around the world are the unsung heroes at Christmas, providing warmth and meals for the homeless and the poor
The activist was stopped by Vatican police before she could snatch baby Jesus away.
Bikini clad santa's hit beaches across the world to celebrate Christmas Day
From surfing in Santa hats, to traditional masses and decorating a 210-foot cake, take a look at how people around the world celebrated Christmas
Fewer people than usual were in the West Bank town this year because of increased tensions between Palestinians and the Israeli army since US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Christians and Muslims both love Jesus and his mother, writes author Haroon Moghul
Pope Francis urged hospitality towards migrants and refugees in his Christmas Midnight Mass
The North American Aerospace Defense Command's NORAD Santa tracker allows you to see a live map of where Santa is in the world, and how long you have to get to bed.
Christian communities gather to celebrate the build up to Christmas.
How Ahmadi Muslim youths are bringing Christmas to those left on their own during the festive period.
Locals and opposition politicians accuse authorities in the Serbian capital of corruption over high-price of Christmas tree.
In the UK, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols was first introduced at King's College, Cambridge in 1918. The service has been captivating people around the world ever since, and millions will tune in to hear it on Christmas Eve.
The Street Pastors are a group of Christian volunteers who walk Scotland's streets doling out support to the needy, hungry, and drunk.
Who brings the presents? Britain Father Christmas. France Le père Noël (Saint Nicolas in north-eastern France). Germany Baby Jesus. Greece Aghios
Google has compiled data on recipes that EU countries are searching for ahead of Christmas dinner. This year's winner was the Italian classic, tiramisu.
The world's biggest Panettone has made an appearance in Milan. Euronews takes a look at other outsized Christmas treats.
Hundred's of passengers stranded in darkened terminals or in aircraft idling on tarmacs after a power outage at the the world’s busiest airport in Atlanta.
A surge in alcohol-related incidents during the festive period has caused the Network Rail to release a shocking video as a warning.
The Asiatic lions, squirrel monkeys and penguins were among the animal inhabitants at London Zoo to get a feast of seasonal treats on Thursday all
Winter on Lesbos can be a tough time, but one man has made it his mission to help those in need.