Daily Archive: December 29, 2017

Dec
29

Finland nurses its economy back to health

Demographic and wage pressures cast shadow on outlook

Dec
29

In Bethlehem, a Mood of Hopeless Resignation Among Palestinians

Normally bustling around Christmas, Bethlehem, like the rest of the Palestinian territories, appears suspended in a kind of limbo, neither basking in seasonal cheer nor raging in a new intifada.

Dec
29

Guatemala Will Move Its Israel Embassy to Jerusalem, Following Trump’s Lead

The nation is the first to follow President Trump in deciding to change the site of its embassy from Tel Aviv.

Dec
29

On Christmas Day, Pope Francis Prays for Peace in an Uneasy World

The pope’s Urbi et Orbi address read like a litany of global conflicts, with remarks noting tensions in the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

Dec
29

Saudi Arabia Blocks Israel’s Chess Team From World Championships

The team’s seven players are demanding financial compensation after being unable to obtain the visas they needed to attend the competitions.

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