A look at what’s coming up on the East Coast and around the world. This week, that includes several sporting events, the Orthodox Christians’ celebration of Christmas, the possible start of a hunger strike in India and the release of international trade numbers.
While much of the U.S. prepares for potentially record-breaking cold temperatures this week, the Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival has visitors flocking to northeast China to, uh, chill out. The event kicked off Sunday with an ice swimming competition, but the festival really heats up (we know, we know) at night when guests stroll past giant ice sculptures illuminated in a winter village.
Palestinian clashes with Israel, waves crash in Wales, Formula One birthday messages, delayed flights at LaGuardia and more in today’s daily brief.
A Chinese helicopter has reached a Russian ship stranded in Antarctica for nine days and is beginning to pick up 52 passengers who spent Christmas and the New Year trapped in ice, the expedition leader said on Thursday.
For some time, Sochi was one of Russia’s top gay scenes. But after the coastal city was chosen as the site for the 2014 Olympics and President Vladimir Putin signed a “gay propaganda” law into action, Sochi’s LGBT scene has been shrinking.
Reuters photographer Thomas Peter documented slices of LGBT life in Sochi in October, about four months before the 2014 Winter Olympics were slated to begin.
From fireworks to sea bathing to wishing spheres, here’s a look at New Year celebrations around the world and in Baltimore.
Supporters await the release of Palestinian prisoners, gunfire erupts in Kinshasa, the sun sets in Karachi for the last time in 2013, and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 30 Daily Brief: Romania’s “bear dance,” wintertime swimmers brave icy waters in Russia and “wishing spheres” for New Year’s in Singapore
Dec. 30 Daily Brief: Romania’s “bear dance,” wintertime swimmers brave icy waters in Russia, “wishing spheres” for New Year’s in Singapore and more in today’s daily brief.
Dec. 26 Daily Brief: Fighting in the Central African Republic, Israeli air force cadets graduate, 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka
English Premiere League soccer matches, fighting in the Central African Republic, Israeli cadets perform in the sky after graduation and more in today’s daily breif .