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January 17, 2019

Germany evacuates citizens due to avalanche risk as death toll rises

DieterMeyrl/iStock(BERLIN) -- Areas in southern Germany and Austria have been battling heavy snows in the past weeks in a phenomenon so extreme, German media have dubbed it “Schneechaos”, or “snow chaos” in English. Now, Bavarian residents are being asked to leave their homes to avoid more possible disasters. With increased snowfall over the past weeks, the risk of avalanches is growing by the day. On Wednesday, roughly 260 citizens in the village of Raiten in the region of Traunstein near the A..
January 17, 2019

Brexit: What’s next?

MicroStockHub/iStock(LONDON) -- British Prime Minister Theresa May and her government survived a vote of no-confidence on Wednesday and will remain in power for the time being. However, the future of Brexit is far from certain. The U.K. voted in June 2016 to leave the European Union by a majority of 52 to 48 percent. But the question on the ballot did not specify what relationship Britain would have with the European bloc if it left, and the last two years have been fraught with negotiations and..
January 17, 2019

Pence: North Korea taken no ‘concrete steps’ to dismantle nuclear program

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- North Korea has still not taken "concrete steps" to dismantle its nuclear weapons program, Vice President Mike Pence said Wednesday, ahead of a reported meeting between North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator and top U.S. officials. The admission was a candid assessment from the Trump administration, seven months after the president's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and as the White House prepares for a second meeting between the two lea..
January 17, 2019

American killed in Nairobi terror attack wanted ‘to help people,’ his parents say

KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) -- The American who was killed in Tuesday's terror attack in Nairobi, Kenya, was a loving son, brother and uncle who had traveled around the globe, helping entrepreneurs in developing countries grow their businesses, according to those who knew him. Jason Spindler, 40, was among more than a dozen people who Kenyan authorities say died when armed men burst into a high-end complex in Nairobi's Westlands neighborhood, setting off explosives and opening fire on civilians. ..