JUST IN: The incoming rocket sirens were activated in Ashkelon. @SteinmanTamir is reporting that the sirens came as Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Ashkelon #IsraelPalestine https://ift.tt/370G4UG

JUST IN: A wildfire has damaged dozens of homes outside a port city in Chile. via World News – Breaking international news and headlines | Sky News https://ift.tt/2MpNp8b

JUST IN: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have released a video address to wish Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25 and to give special thanks to the country’s military stationed abroad. via Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories https://ift.tt/39eqrdZ

#AceFoodDesk reports … – A British grocery store has decided to write the name of the county of origin on packets with foods, and Brexiteers feel that the need to change the longstanding product name “Brussels sprouts” speaks for itself. via Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories https://ift.tt/34QvMoA

#AceFoodDesk reports … – As follows from a string of pictures that have been circulating online, a British supermarket, Morrisons, has opted to drop the suggestive word “Brussels” from the packets of sprouts that it sells, replacing it with the name of the area of origin.

JUST IN: (WASHINGTON) On 24 December, The Intercept broke news about the use of prison labour by former New York City Mayor and billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg to make campaign calls. Rory McShane, a Republican political strategist, explains how the controversial episode may affect Bloomberg’s chances in the 2020 race

#AceSportsNews – Indian tennis ace Leander Paes announced on Wednesday that 2020 will be his last year as a professional tennis player. He announced on Twitter that he will be picking and choosing tournaments next year to meet his fans all around the world. Leander, who made his Olympic debut in 1992, will look for one final flourish at Tokyo Olympics next year. via Times of India https://ift.tt/2Snce8C

JUST IN: WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have released a video address to wish Merry Christmas to those who celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25 and to give special thanks to the country’s military stationed abroad. via Sputnik News – World News, Breaking News & Top Stories https://ift.tt/39eqrdZ

JUST IN: (INDIA) It was freezing cold in most parts of the northern states on #Christmas, with Srinagar recording its coldest night of the season at minus 4.3 degrees Celsius that froze water supply lines at several places

JUST IN: (MOSCOW) A carbon monoxide leak at a church in Carlepont, in the northern French department of Oise, hospitalized at least 19 people who attended a Christmas Mass service, the French newspaper Le Parisien reported.”