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Storm damage to cost Germany $614m

Storm damage to cost Germany $614m

Gusts of almost 90 miles per hour caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights at Amsterdam's bustling Schiphol airport , according to the Associated Press. "Rail traffic is now halted Germany-wide". Eight people including two firefighters have been killed in storm-related accidents as hurricane-strength winds tear across northern Europe.


New Mexico helicopter crash leaves 5 dead, 1 injured, police say

New Mexico helicopter crash leaves 5 dead, 1 injured, police say

A prominent figure in an opposition party from Zimbabwe died in a helicopter crash in the United States. One other person "sustained serious injuries", New Mexico state police said in a statement. Bennett, 60, who was a founding member of parliament with the Movement for Democratic Change, was farming in Zambia in recent years. Bennett was known as "Pachedu", meaning " one of us " in Shona and was often called the sharpest thorn in the side of former president Robert Mugabe.


Trump travel ban: Supreme Court to rule on legality

Trump travel ban: Supreme Court to rule on legality

And on December 4, the justices took the unusual step of sweeping aside the injunctions handed down by several judges and allowing Trump's full travel ban to take effect, even though the cases were about to be heard by two appeals courts. Trump's initial travel ban, decreed a week after he took office, triggered chaos out at U.S. airports, with travelers detained upon arrival, and nationwide protests against a measure seen as discriminatory - though Trump said it aimed to keep out extremists.


Trump will stay in Washington until spending bill passes, reports say

Trump will stay in Washington until spending bill passes, reports say

So, how does this all end: Often, in stand offs like this, there are clear solutions that are hanging out there top advisers in both parties will acknowledge are the end game, it's just that one or both parties just need to go through the process (or, to put it bluntly, punch themselves out) before getting there.


Trump health check: would you pass the Montreal cognitive test?

Trump health check: would you pass the Montreal cognitive test?

The cognitive test on which U.S. President Donald Trump received a flawless score is considered a good screening tool for mental decline in an otherwise healthy person, medical experts said . What do you think about the president needing to lose weight? He also takes aspirin for cardiac health, Propecia for hair loss, a multivitamin for overall health and uses a cream for rosacea, the doctor reported .


House passes stopgap spending bill, Senate fate uncertain

House passes stopgap spending bill, Senate fate uncertain

After Senate Republicans adjourned Thursday night in the face of a Democratic filibuster of a short-term spending bill to keep the government open, President Donald Trump on Friday morning tweeted: " Shutdown coming?" Some government agencies will run out of money if Congress can not pass a funding plan by the end of Friday.