New Year

China Says ‘Happy New Year’ to Taiwan with Menacing Military Video

China sent Taiwan a Lunar New Year video this week that included footage of Chinese warplanes and the badge of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force juxtaposed with the tallest skyscraper in Taipei. The Taiwanese responded with their own video of military exercises, making it clear they are prepared to fight for their freedom if necessary.

People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers participate in a ceremony at the Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall on the second annual national day of remembrance to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the massacre in Nanjing on December 13, 2017. Sirens blared and thousands of doves were released as Chinese President Xi Jinping …

North Korea Starts Year with Celebration of Cuban Revolution

North Korea’s state media announced that Pyongyang sent a celebratory floral basket to the Cuban embassy on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Revolution. Dictator Kim Jong-un also sent a friendly greeting to dictator Raúl Castro, a sign North Korea expects Cuba to play a major role in its diplomacy in 2019.

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Britain Rings In 2018 Amidst Heightened Security

The United Kingdom has rung in 2018 amidst heightened security in the British capital of London, including reports of elite snipers on the roof tops of buildings in order to thwart attempted terrorist attacks. Heavy steel and concrete barriers greeted New

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Watch: CNN’s Lemon Gets Ear Pierced to Ring in New Year

While covering the New Year’s Eve celebration live in New Orleans this year, CNN’s Don Lemon took ringing in the new year literally. After debating a tattoo or piercing, Lemon went with a piercing. Kathy Griffin suggested a nipple piercing, which Anderson Cooper

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Hamas Bans New Year Celebrations for Being Anti-Islamic

Hamas, the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terrorist group, has banned New Year celebrations throughout the Gaza Strip. While hotels and restaurants are allowed to host festivities a day earlier or a day later, those businesses and individuals are prohibited from celebrating on January 1st.

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