Christmas

German Interior Minister de Maiziere promises new system against terrorism

A new threat assessment system is intended to track potential terrorists and increase cooperation between authorities. Security has come into focus since the Berlin Christmas market attack.<p>In an interview with German weekly "Bild am Sonntag," German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere said there …

Immigration

10 Of The Most Epic Typos You Will Ever See

General Knowledge<p>January 22, 2017<p>Nowadays, typos are an extremely common blunder. Who doesn’t make a typo when texting, writing a paper, or even …

Santa Claus

Austrian police arrest man suspected of planning imminent attack

VIENNA (Reuters) - An Austrian man suspected of having jihadi contacts was arrested on Friday in Vienna in a move the interior minister said prevented an imminent attack and police urged citizens to report any abandoned bags.<p>Special forces arrested the 18-year-old with a migrant background in a …

Christmas Markets

The Belkin Wemo Mini makes your home that much smarter

A question your friendly neighborhood Modern Dad gets a lot is this: Are connected lights worth it? Sure. But there's a great alternative.<p>And that …

Smart Homes

Bundestag holds minute's silence in remembrance for Berlin terror attack victims

Bundestag president Norbert Lammert has praised the country's "sober" reaction following the Berlin attack, in which 12 people died and around 50 injured. The attack spurred debate around Germany's security apparatus.<p>One month on, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Joachim Gauck and state …

Christmas Markets

Breyer Horse Ornaments for Christmas Trees

Are you looking for <b>Breyer horse ornaments for Christmas trees</b>? Whether for a <b>horse lover, a horse rider, a collector or an aficionado</b>, these tree …

Horses

Police announce warrants for Christmas Eve brawl at Gurnee Mills

A Christmas Eve fight at Gurnee Mills between two groups of people that ended up being posted on YouTube has resulted in arrest warrants for seven adults and two juveniles on charges ranging from mob action to aggravated battery, and Gurnee police appealed to the public Thursday for help in finding …

Crime

Here are some super cozy desserts to help get you through winter

Even though the holidays are technically over and we’ve settled into the new year, it doesn’t mean that deliciously festive treats have to come to a …

Dessert

The Secular Atheist is a site that considers ideas and views of atheisim, humanism, and secularism, and reports related news

News and Articles on Religion and Atheism<p>A woman has been beheaded for visiting a city without her husband, officials in Afghanistan have said. The …

Christmas Markets

Turning the Totally Random Things That Kids Think Into Animation Is Silly Fun

You know those weird things you thought as a kid that make absolutely no sense now? Like the thoughts that were weirder and more personal than …

Parenting

Live Report: Eurosonic Noorderslag 2017

A feast of new music in a beautiful Dutch town...It’s already dark by the time Clash arrives in Groningen. An historic university town some two hours …

Christmas Lights

Mother Stabs Son To Death For Being Gay

The attack occurred on Christmas Eve.<p>A mother in Brazil has confessed to stabbing her teenage son to death because of his sexuality.<p>The attack …

Christmas Eve

German cabinet proposes 24 September election date

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet have agreed on 24 September as a date for parliamentary elections. The German president will now make the final decision.<p>After a cabinet meeting on Wednesday morning in Berlin, the German government settled on the last Sunday in September as a suggestion for the …

Christmas Markets

Is it safe to make desserts and drinks out of snow?

Pinterest and Instagram are full of recipes that use snow—think snow cones, slushy cocktails, and DIY ice cream. And while frozen margaritas sure sound like an ideal way to make the best of a blizzard, is it even safe to consume those freshly fallen flakes?<p>The scientific answer: Maybe.<p>Snowflakes …

Candy Canes

My Least Favorite New Fast Food Items from 2016

Since I've already listed my top five new fast food items from 2016, here are <b>my bottom three new fast food items from 2016</b>:<br>- <b>Starbucks' All the</b> …

Christmas Dinner

Candy Cane Cupcakes Aka Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation Candy Cane Muffins

I tasted these cupcakes last December, in a Sweet Tomatoes restaurant in North Carolina, and it was love at first bite. I ended up eating three they …

Candy Canes

Berlin remembers Christmas market victims one month after attack

One month after a truck plowed into a crowded Berlin Christmas market, a memorial service for the 12 victims has been held in the German capital. Spiritual leaders urged against misusing religion to justify violence.<p>Families of the victims, local Berliners and members of the clergy gathered for the …

Christmas Markets

All the cracks that Berlin suspect Amri slipped through

Anis Amri was known to authorities before he allegedly rammed a truck into the Berlin Christmas market in December. What agents didn't know, however, was whether they had enough on him to get a warrant for his arrest.<p>Justice Minister Heiko Maas seemed contemplative when asked by the political talk …

Christmas Markets

Am I Too Late for Christmas Images?

The thing is that the best Christmas images are available at... yep, you got it, Christmas! So I am I too late with these? I don't think so, they are …

Christmas Trees

Anis Amri 'high on ecstasy and cocaine during Berlin market attack'

Berlin attacker Anis Amri may have been high on a cocktail of cocaine and ecstasy when he ploughed a lorry into a Christmas market, German police believe.<p>According to an internal police memo leaked to German newspaper Die Welt, investigators suspect that Amri, 24, was a heavy drug user.<p>The memo …

Terrorism

I Am Going To Throw My Christmas Tree Into The Ocean

There are no hard and fast rules regarding when it's appropriate to dispose of your Christmas tree and when it's too late, so our trees often end up …

Christmas Trees

Istanbul nightclub shooting: Two Chinese nationals of Uyghur origin arrested

They have been accused of being members of the IS that carried out the attack, and charged for the murders of the 39 people who died in the January 1 …

Terrorism

Germany can manage refugee influx: poll

The number of Germans who think the country can cope with the arrival of refugees has increased by 20 percentage points on last year, an opinion poll …

Immigration

Christmas In Cape Town

<b>The Southern Hemisphere In December</b><p>We finished off <b>our 51 day cruise adventure</b> in Cape Town, South Africa. We would enjoy <b>10 days over Christmas in</b> …

Travel

Berlin attack victims likely to seek millions in compensation

A lawyer representing families of some victims of Berlin's Christmas market attack has claimed his clients may sue the government for hundreds of millions of euros. The attack killed 12 people and injured nearly 50 more.<p>Berlin-based lawyer Andreas Schulz said on Friday the large compensation claim …

Christmas Markets

15 Funny Interview Questions

So you’ve got a candidate sitting in front of you for an interview. Their CV is so perfect it’s basically printed on solid gold but how do you know …

Santa Claus

Bremen in the Winter: How to Spend 24 Hours in Bremen, Germany

<b>Bremen, Germany</b> is a town we’d actually never heard of before we began planning our trip to Europe. We decided to visit the fairytale town based …

Christmas Markets

This guy seriously regrets ever telling his friend his favourite animal

<b>If you have friends who tend to take everything you say far too seriously – avoid ever going into detail about the things you like.</b><p>Daddy daughter …

Christmas Spirit

Why do children lie?

It's something that worries all parents, but lying is actually a very normal part of a child's development. Here's why they do it – and how to handle …

Father Christmas

Disney May Have Found Its Next Santa Claus: Anna Kendrick

Disney has a long tradition of holiday movies, but its next one is going to be just a little different. It’s called <i>Nicole</i>, and Anna Kendrick is in …

Entertainment