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HONOLULU | Now 97, Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU  — Retired U.S. Navy Cmdr. Don Long was alone on an anchored military seaplane in the middle of a bay across the island from Pearl Harbor when Japanese warplanes started striking Hawaii on December 7, 1941, watching from afar as the bombs and bullets killed and wounded thousands. The waves of attacking planes reached … Continue reading HONOLULU | Now 97, Navy veteran recalls 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor

BETHLEHEM, West Bank | Thousands attend Christmas tree lighting in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank  — Thousands of faithful and dignitaries have attended the lighting of the giant Christmas tree outside the Church of the Nativity in the traditional birthplace of Jesus. Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and Father Francesco Patton, a top official with the Catholic Church in the Holy Land, were present at Saturday’s ceremony … Continue reading BETHLEHEM, West Bank | Thousands attend Christmas tree lighting in Bethlehem

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other dignitaries have launched an initiative to accelerate and expand ways for the world to adapt to climate change. Ban is leading the Global Commission on Adaptation with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. Its mandate is to encourage the … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

Chefs, dignitaries pay respects to French chef Paul Bocuse

/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News) Chefs, dignitaries pay respects to French chef Paul Bocuse PARIS/January 26, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Hundreds of white-jacketed chefs and other French dignitaries are paying tribute to Paul Bocuse, often referred to as the “pope of French cuisine.” Bocuse died Jan. 20 at 91 in Collonges-au-Mont-d’or, where he was born and had his temple to … Continue reading Chefs, dignitaries pay respects to French chef Paul Bocuse