Severe damage has been caused by floods in France and Germany with more rain expected. With neighborhoods submerged, roads destroyed and electricity grids down, residents are taking stock of just how much damage has been done.
This year's Aachen Peace Prize has been awarded to an Italian demilitarization initiative and a German youth network. The prize celebrates people and groups whose grassroots movements promote peace and trust.
World leaders have vowed to press on with the Paris climate deal without the United States. Many US businesses, cities and states also said they would act together to combat climate change.
Floodwaters are receding and the clean-up has begun, but damage estimates in Germany are in the hundreds of millions. Repairing infrastructure and homes will likely take months.
Thousands of socialists, labor unionists and their supporters have taken to the streets of Paris to protest president-elect Macron's pro-business leanings. Some French voters felt he was simply "the lesser of two evils."
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