Snowstorm leaves 5,000 homes in French Alsace region without power Jan 17, 2021 0 332 12345 dpa Paris Heavy snowfall has left around 5,000 households in the French region of Alsace without electricity.Homes in the southern part of Alsace in the Haut-Rhin department were mainly affected, according to news agency AFP, citing electricity provider Enedis.Black ice and winter weather are causing difficulties in many areas of France. Weather service Meteo France advised citizens in 32 departments in the northern and central parts of the country to be particularly careful. It is also snowing in Paris. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES National Mall sealed off through Biden’s inauguration Jan 17, 2021 0 506 Biden to mount federal vaccination campaign for Americans Jan 17, 2021 0 36 Hong Kong government calls latest US sanctions ‘insane and shameful’ Jan 17, 2021 0 55 No direct evidence of kidnapping plot at Capitol: US attorney dpa Washington The US Attorney for the District of Columbia said on Friday that there is no direct evidence of “kill/capture teams” attempting to kidnap lawmakers during riots at the US Capitol. Attorney Michael .. Two-thirds of people in US want Trump out of public life: Survey Washington: More than two-thirds of people surveyed want US President Donald Trump to cease being a major public figure once he leaves office next week, according to a study by the Pew Research Center. Trump’s job .. Italy tightens covid rules, gastronomy largely shut down dpa Rome Italy is tightening its coronavirus rules again due to rising case numbers, designating three areas as so-called red zones on Sunday, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said on Saturday. In the new red zones - .. Moscow to leave Open Skies treaty Moscow: Russia is preparing to leave the Open Skies military observation treaty, following the departure of the United States, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday. The US did not respond to proposals from Moscow on the ..