A huge snowstorm is hammering the east coast of the US, knocking out power to more than half a million people, shutting down roads and forcing people to stay home. As much as a meter of snow could fall before it ends.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the aftermath of the crash of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine "the moment of truth for Russia." He said he hoped the crash would make European countries more open to sanctions.
The German government has ordered the top CIA man in Germany to leave the country. The move comes in response to the discovery of a possible second agent spying on Germany for the US.
A new storm has plowed into the eastern US. The current bout of snow, wind and ice has triggered widespread road accidents and flight cancellations and left hundreds of thousands of people without power.
Nearly 500,000 residents haven been evacuated from Japan's southern islands as weather forecasters predict a 14-meter storm surge, torrential rains, landslides and flooding.
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