News Headlines - 25 December 2017

Queen Elizabeth praises husband's humor in Christmas message

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will pay tribute to her husband Prince Philip in her Christmas message, and praise his “support and unique sense of humor”.
The 96-year-old prince, also known as the Duke of Edinburgh, has been at the queen’s side throughout her 65 years on the throne, and has regularly grabbed the headlines with his off-color comments.

Jerusalem: Guatemala follows US in planning Israel embassy move - BBC News

Guatemala says it plans to move the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following a similar announcement from Donald Trump... It was one of only nine nations to vote against a UN resolution effectively repudiating the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Medical pardon for Peru ex-president Fujimori sparks protests - CNN

Peru's President on Sunday pardoned former leader Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year prison for human rights abuses, citing the failing health of the ex-president.
The Christmas Eve pardon was met with street protests and condemnation from some lawmakers, who questioned whether there was a political deal behind what current President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's office described as a humanitarian gesture.

Comiket 98 in 2020 to be Held During Golden Week at Tokyo Big Sight - Anime News Network

The official website for the Comic Market (Comiket) event announced on Saturday that the seven organizations behind the event still plan to hold Comic Market 98 in 2020 at the Tokyo Big Sight convention center. The announcement stated the plan is to hold the convention during the Golden Week holidays in April and May instead of during the summer. The event will mark the first time that Comiket will be held during Golden Week. The event will utilize the Tokyo Big Sight's West Hall, South Hall, Aoumi Exhibition Hall, and Conference Tower.

Wagamama apology for 'don't be sick' staff notice - BBC News

Restaurant chain Wagamama has apologised after a manager warned workers they face disciplinary action for calling in sick over Christmas.
A note on a rota at one of its London branches said it was the responsibility of ill staff to find colleagues to cover shifts.








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