Santa Claus Village
Tourists wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus walk outside the Arctic Circle Info Tower and Safari Center at Santa Claus Village in the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. Kaisa Siren / Lehtikuva / AFP

Home Alone (almost)

Lonely Christmas in Santa's homeland as tourists stay away ROVANIEMI, Finland, Dec 21, 2020 (AFP) - In Finland's snowy far north, international visitors normally flood the Santa Claus Village amusement
Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to open up the senate on Capitol Hill on December 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate finally came to an agreement on the coronavirus relief bill and a vote is expected later today. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images/AFP

Deal reached on $900B stimulus package

WASHINGTON, Dec 21, 2020 (AFP) - US lawmakers agreed on a nearly $900 billion Covid-19 relief package for millions of Americans on Sunday, in a deal that follows months of