Flooding in Europe
After days of freezing rain, the rivers of northwestern Europe surged over their banks to engulf towns and cities in Germany, France, Belgium and--worst hit--the Netherlands. Dutch authorities, fearing that some of the country's giant earthen dikes would collapse, evacuated more than 200,000 people from the land between the Meuse and the Waal rivers. Thirty deaths were reported across Europe, with total damages estimated at more than $2 billion.
More Terror in Algeria
It was the worst bombing in three years of bloody insurgency. An explosives- filled car blew up in a busy Algiers street, killing...