Biden uses Easter message to push CCP Virus vaccine, fails to mention ‘Jesus’

U.S. 04/07/21, 18:09

First lady Jill Biden joined her husband in wishing Americans the "warmest Easter greetings" in a video shared to the official presidential Twitter account on Easter Sunday 2021. From our family to yours, we wish you health, hope, joy, and peace. Happy Easter, everyone! pic.twitter.com/3NHPrbFCVt — President Biden (@POTUS) April 4, 2021 Biden, ...

Romanian villagers light graveyard fires in Easter ritual

Europe 04/25/19, 07:27

Orthodox Christians in a southern Romanian village lit fires and candles at the gravesites of friends and relatives, part of a centuries-old Easter ritual.The fires burning Thursday before dawn in the village of Copaciu are believed to guide the souls of the dead during the night — or keep snakes, ...

Sri Lankan woman loses most of her family in Easter bombings

World 04/24/19, 09:28

Before the undertakers could move in, Anusha Kumari wrested herself away from her sisters and flung herself on the three coffins, wailing. In an instant on Sunday, the 43-year-old woman was left childless and a widow when suicide bombers launched a coordinated attack on churches and luxury hotels in and ...

UK’s May under fire as Parliament returns from Brexit break

Europe 04/23/19, 02:04

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing new pressure from her restive Conservative Party to resign as lawmakers return to Parliament — and to Brexit wrangling — after an 11-day Easter break.Britain's EU exit, due to take place last month, has been delayed as the government tries to win Parliament's ...

First Lady Melania Trump hosts the 141st White House Easter Egg Roll

U.S. 04/22/19, 21:01

Today, First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald J. Trump celebrated a time-honored Easter tradition by hosting the 141st White House Easter Egg Roll. This year’s festivities brought some new activities courtesy of Mrs. Trump, such as “musical eggs” and Be Best hopscotch—a nod to the First Lady’s signature Be Best initiative. ...

Trump opens Easter Egg Roll with talk of economy, military

U.S. 04/22/19, 14:34

Taking part in one of the oldest White House traditions, President Donald Trump blew a whistle and sent spoon-wielding kids into a frenzy Monday as they used the wooden utensils to coax hard-boiled eggs to the finish line during the annual Easter Egg Roll. "This is 141 years that we've been ...

Update: Trump pledges support for Sri Lanka

Politics 04/22/19, 10:29

The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 8:30 p.m. President Donald Trump has called the prime minister of Sri Lanka to express condolences for Easter attacks that killed nearly 300 people. Sri Lankans gather outside St. Anthony's Shrine a day after series of blasts in Colombo, Sri ...

Photos: Bombings turn Easter into tragedy in Sri Lanka

World 04/22/19, 06:57

Coordinated bombings turned Easter Sunday festivities into a national tragedy in Sri Lanka, killing at least 290 people and wounding more than 500 others. The nine blasts mainly targeted churches and luxury hotels in the country's deadliest violence since its civil war ended a decade ago.The blasts destroyed ceilings and ...

Bonnets, costumes on display at NYC’s Easter Parade

New York 04/21/19, 14:03

The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City's annual Easter extravaganza.Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday in a processional of the wild and whimsical.The annual event is a New York City tradition that goes back ...

Update: Sri Lanka verifies nationalities of 11 killed

World 04/21/19, 09:40

The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Sri Lanka's foreign ministry says the nationalities of 11 foreigners killed in the Easter Sunday blasts have been verified. They include three Indians, one Portuguese national, two Turkish nationals, three British nationals and two holding U.S. and British ...

Happy birthday: Queen Elizabeth II turns 93 on Easter Sunday

Entertainment 04/21/19, 07:03

Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her 93rd birthday, which this year coincides with Easter Sunday. The queen is marking Easter by attending a service with other senior royals at St. George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, west of London. She was joined by Prince William and his wife Kate, the ...

Pope celebrates Easter Sunday amid bloodshed in Sri Lanka

Europe 04/21/19, 03:27

Pope Francis is celebrating Easter Mass this year facing a fresh round of bloodshed targeting Christians in Sri Lanka.Hours after celebrating a late-night vigil, Francis processed into a flower-decked St. Peter's Square for the liturgy Sunday commemorating the resurrection of Christ after his crucifixion.This year the Easter season has been ...

Notre Dame’s Paris worshippers displaced for Easter Mass

Europe 04/21/19, 02:58

Displaced by a massive fire, Notre Dame Cathedral's Paris parishioners are gathering to celebrate Easter in another church and to pray for a speedy reconstruction of their beloved monument.The fire that engulfed Notre Dame during Holy Week has forced worshippers to find other places to attend Easter services. The Paris ...

First Lady Melania Trump unveils 2019 White House Easter Egg festivities

Politics 04/20/19, 21:14

First Lady Melania Trump and President Donald J. Trump invite this year’s Easter Egg Roll attendees to enjoy a variety of activities, including the time-honored Egg Roll and the Trump Administration’s Cards for Troops station.  New to the Egg Roll this year: musical eggs and Be Best hopscotch.  In recognition of ...

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