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Madrid paralysed after heavy snowfall

Madrid - Armed with picks and shovels, residents of Madrid on Monday slowly shovelled out of Spain's worst snowstorm in decades which turned roads and pavements into skating rinks.

Spain races to clear snow before cold snap freezes roads

Madrid - After the worst snowstorm in decades, Spanish officials were racing Sunday to clear the roads before a cold snap transforms them into icy death traps.

Thousands without power, planes delayed as storm Bella lashes France

Rennes - Thousands were left without electricity and planes were delayed or forced to re-route Sunday as storm Bella caused torrential rain and heavy winds in much of northern France.

Double trouble: Louisiana pounded by two hurricanes in six weeks

Lake Charles - After being pummelled by two hurricanes in six weeks, residents in this Louisiana city don't even know which storm to blame for the area's widespread damage.

Three more bodies found as French villages dig out from flooding

Roquebilli - Rescue workers on Monday found the bodies of three more victims of intense flooding that hammered southeast France over the weekend, with the toll expected to rise further as searches continue for survivors.

France, Italy step up rescue efforts after floods

Saint-martin-v - French and Italian rescue services stepped up search efforts Sunday after floods cut off several villages in the mountainous border regions, causing widespread damage and killing at least four people.

France steps up search efforts after floods

Breil-sur-roya - Rescue services stepped up their search efforts in southwestern France on Sunday after floods cut off several villages and killed two people in Italy, with eight still missing in France.

One dead, some 20 missing as storms lash southern France, Italy

Rome - One person died and authorities listed some 20 as missing Saturday after heavy storms lashed southern France and northern Italy with hundreds of aid workers deployed to villages cut off by the deluge.

Trump says not one complaint about Hurricane Laura response

Lake Charles - President Donald Trump on Saturday visited Louisiana and Texas, pummeled this week by Hurricane Laura though the storm did not inflict the catastrophic damage and death toll of Hurricane Katrina 15 years ago.

Laura lashes Cuba, expected to become hurricane by US landfall

Havana - Tropical Storm Laura brushed Cuba's southern coast Monday on its way to the United States, where officials predicted it would worsen to a hurricane ahead of its landfall after leaving 13 people dead as it ripped through the Caribbean.

Health warnings as Western Europe swelters under heatwave

Paris - Swathes of Western Europe wilted under intense heat Friday, with socially-distanced crowds seeking relief in fountains and pools as authorities warned of health and wildfire risks.

France swelters under heatwave, putting firefighters on alert

Paris - Intense heat spread across much of France on Friday ahead of a heavy holiday travel weekend, prompting officials to warn of wildfire risks in exceptionally dry and windy conditions.

Brazil region swept by floods and record rains faces muddy desolation

Sabar - Elaine Almeida looked at her aunt's ruined house in Sabara, a town in a southeastern region of Brazil where at least 45 people have died in floods that followed record rainfall."The water rose more than two meters, she lost everything," Almeida said.

Storm Gloria claims 12 lives in Spain, four missing

Madrid - A violent storm which wrought havoc across huge swathes of Spain's eastern and southern coastline this week claimed 12 lives and left four others missing, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday, blaming climate change for the extreme weather.

Bad weather in southwest France claims third victim

Bordeaux - Fierce storms in southwest France have claimed a third victim, authorities said Sunday, after a man in his forties was found dead in his submerged car two days after going missing.

Two dead, thousands of homes without power as storms hit France

Peyrehorade - Two pensioners have been killed and tens of thousands of homes left without electricity as gale force winds and flooding hit southwestern France.Eleven departments remained on orange alert weather warnings late Saturday.

Two dead, tens of thousands of homes without power as storms hit France

Peyrehorade - Two pensioners have been killed and tens of thousand of homes left without electricity as gale force winds and flooding hit southwestern France.Eleven departments remained on orange alert weather warnings late Saturday.

Deadly rainstorms sweep northern Italy, southern France

Venice - Torrential rains across northern Italy and southern France killed three people at the weekend, sweeping away part of a motorway viaduct in northern Italy and causing fresh flooding in Venice on Sunday.

Two dead, one missing after rainstorms drench south France

Marseille - Two people lost their lives and one more was missing Sunday after historic levels of rain drenched the south of France, provoking major floods that are only now starting to recede, officials said.

Two missing as France's Cote d'Azur hit by flooding

Le Bar - Two people were missing and hundreds of homes flooded Saturday as heavy rains hit the Cote d'Azur in southern France, disrupting air and rail transport and leading to hundreds of evacuations.One of the missing was a 77-year-old man.

For Bahamas residents, an agonizing wait for news of family

Nassau - In the hurricane-battered Bahamas, seeing is believing when it comes to knowing loved ones are safe."The only way we have to know that people are OK is seeing them walk out," said Martysta Turnquest.

Trump continues to defend incorrect map of Hurricane Dorian path

Washington - Trouble is raining down on US President Donald Trump, who appears to have given Americans incorrect information on Hurricane Dorian's trajectory.

Searing heat across Europe sparks scramble for shade

Paris - Fans flew off store shelves and water fountains offered relief from the heat as temperatures soared in Europe on Monday, with officials urging vigilance ahead of even hotter conditions forecast later in the week.

Heavy toll for French farms and vineyards after brutal hailstorm

Romans-sur-is - Farmers in southeast France counted the costs from lost harvests on Sunday after a fierce storm battered the region with hail the size of ping-pong balls, decimating orchards and vineyards just as the summer season was kicking into high gear.

German tourist swept to her death in Corsica

Marseille - A German tourist was swept to her death as she walked along a beach in southern Corsica on Sunday as high waves battered the French Mediterranean island, officials said.

Athens blanketed with unaccustomed snow

Atenas - The Greek capital Athens was blanketed Tuesday with a layer of snow, two days after officials said three people had died as stormy weather and freezing temperatures gripped most of the country.

Deadly floods hit southwest France

Villegailhenc - At least 11 people died when violent rainstorms turned rivers into raging torrents in southwest France on Monday, prompting some of the deadliest flooding in years, officials said.

Residents of hurricane-hit US town start to pick up the pieces

New Bern - With rain still falling and no electricity, residents of New Bern, North Carolina are starting to pick up the pieces after devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.

Fleeing a fragile home as Florence bears down

Wilmington - With Hurricane Florence poised to slam into the US east coast, vulnerable residents of a mobile-home park near the picturesque city of Wilmington were hurriedly packing their belongings, not knowing if they'd have a roof over their heads upon their ret...

US beach town braces for powerful Hurricane Florence

Wilmington - Wooden planks boarding up windows, sandbags lining the edge of the placid-for-now ocean: locals of one seaside resort in North Carolina are maintaining relative calm as they gird for Hurricane Florence -- an attitude somewhat masking their anxiety, as ...
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