News Headlines - 24 December 2017

'Merry Christmas' or 'Happy Holidays'? Everyone has Trump on the brain - Chicago Tribune

Donald Trump promised to bring "Merry Christmas" back and on his first Noel as president he seems to have done that — and more.
Americans were already in a longstanding debate about whether there was a war on Christmas, but Trump's presidential battle cry about the greeting appears to have made people even more deliberate about what they say in December.

Snowden's new app protects your physical security - CNET

Haven, an app backed by Edward Snowden, turns an Android device into something like a baby monitor on steroids, or the world's most paranoid nanny-cam.

Sweden plans change in law to require explicit consent before sexual contact | The Guardian

Sweden is moving closer to making changes to its rape laws that would require people to get explicit consent before sexual contact... Under current Swedish law someone can be prosecuted for rape only if it has been proved that they used threats or violence. Under the proposal, rape could be proved if the accuser hadn’t given their explicit verbal agreement or clearly demonstrate their desire to engage in sexual activity.

Let me come back, Catalan leader tells Spain

Catalonia’s separatist leader Carles Puigdemont called on Spain’s government on Saturday to allow him to return home in time for the opening session of the Catalan parliament so that he can become the region’s next president.

Russian president, Vladimir Putin plays an ice hockey match in the Red Square | Euronews

Russian president, Vladimir Putin has played an ice hockey match in the Red Square, alongside the country's Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu.
The Kremlin announced the game of the Night Hockey league on its official website, however it was unclear how many goals the Russian leader managed to score.








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