Snow brings parts of Germany and Sweden to standstill

Parts of Europe have been brought to a standstill as snow made driving conditions perilous. Trains were at a standstill on Friday in Germany and Sweden and schools were shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of Bavaria and a nine-year-old boy was killed by a falling…

Snow brings parts of Europe to standstill

Image copyright EPA Image caption Hundreds of people around the Bavarian town of Berchtesgaden were cut off by heavy snow Heavy snowfalls brought chaos to parts of Germany and Sweden on Friday, leaving roads blocked, trains halted and schools shut. The Red Cross helped drivers stuck on a motorway in the southern German state of…

Montreal's strong French influence brings a European feel to the Quebec metr…

Montreal's strong French influence brings a European feel to the Quebec metropolis and the island dazzles with Christmas cheer in the winter months. The annual Santa Claus Parade, a tradition dating back to 1925, and the French-themed Défilé de Noël festival, both see the streets lined with colorful floats; ice skating rinks and Christmas fairs…

Lake Titicaca: Underwater museum brings hope to shores

Image copyright Bolivian Ministry of Culture Image caption Specialised divers have located 10,000 items so far Ever since Reddy Guaygua was a boy, he dreamt of discovering hidden ruins. Born in Mapiri, 130km (80 miles) north of La Paz, he was the only person from his small town to study archaeology. “My goal was to…