Snow strands thousands :
Christmas chaos in Europe
Thousands of travellers were stranded at the main
Paris airport Saturday after hundreds of Christmas flights were
cancelled, as freezing weather and widespread snowfalls caused
travel chaos across Europe.
Brazil's Lula bids farewell at end of presidential term
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
has hailed his eight-year record as leader of South America's
biggest country, days before he steps down.
Christmas church bombing in Philippines wounds six
Six people were wounded Saturday when a bomb
went off in a church during Christmas mass on a southern Philippine
island known as a hotbed of Islamic extremism, the military said.
Saudi royal buys landmark Crillon hotel in Paris
The prestigious Hotel de Crillon in the heart of
Paris has been sold to a member of the Saudi royal family.