The eastern United States is struck by more snow, with South Carolina receiving its first ever snow on Christmas Day.
United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Agnès Callamard concludes, in a report to be presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council, that the killing of Qasem Soleimani in January by the United States was "unlawful". Callamard says that based on U.S. evidence, the killing was "arbitrary" and "violated the UN charter".
Harley-Davidson, a US motorcycle manufacturer, states that it intends to shift export production for the EU overseas. The company reports that the decision is related to rocky trade relations between the European Union and the United States.
In the U.S., after mounting criticism over his handling of racial issues, University of Missouri System president Tim Wolfe announces his resignation; the Board of Curators votes to accept his resignation. R. Bowen Loftin, chancellor of the flagship Columbia campus, announces he will step down from his post by the end of the year.
A paramedic in West, Texas, United States is arrested for possession of an explosive device, but authorities do not elaborate as to whether there is a connection to the deadly explosion last month at the town's fertilizer plant.
A Bolivian-flagged all-female international aid ship bound for Gaza is delayed as Cyprus bans it from passing, with Israel's Ehud Barak calling on France and the United States to prevent it from sailing because, he says, it is "a needless provocation".