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Migrants warm themselves with a fire at a makeshift camp in a forest outside Velika Kladusa, Bosnia, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. Temperatures have plummeted way below zero with a spate of extremely cold weather in Bosnia where hundreds of migrants and refugees _ including entire families with small children _ have been sleeping rough while trying to reach Western Europe. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

Stuck in Bosnia, migrants sleeping rough face up to winter

Jan. 16, 2021 6:26 AM EST

VELIKA KLADUSA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Temperatures have plummeted way below zero in Bosnia, making life even more miserable for hundreds of migrants and refugees — including entire families with small children — sleeping rough while trying to reach Western Europe. After days of snow...

In this photo made available on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, by the European Space Agency, a view of a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image of Madrid, Spain. The image appears to have been taken in black and white. In fact, it is a true-colour image – but the heaviest snowfall in 50 years has blanketed the region, turning the landscape white. Much of Spain is struggling to return to normality three days after a 30-hour-long record snowfall that was then hardened by record-low temperatures, turning streets and roads into dangerous ice sheets in areas not used to extreme winters.  (European Space Agency via AP)

Cold snap brings Spain lowest temperatures in 20 years

Jan. 12, 2021 9:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Much of Spain struggled Tuesday in the aftermath of a massive snowfall that hardened into ice amid a record cold snap that turned streets and roads into safety hazards in areas unaccustomed to extreme winters. Overnight temperatures were the coldest since at least 2001 and dropped in some...

A plough clears snow in downtown Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. A large part of central Spain including the capital of Madrid are slowly clearing snow after the country's worst snowstorm in recent memory. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain shovels out of snowdrifts left by Storm Filomena

Jan. 10, 2021 2:11 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Emergency crews in central Spain cleared 500 roads and rescued over 1,500 people stranded in their vehicles, allowing Madrid and other areas on Sunday to slowly shovel out of the country's worst snowstorm in recent memory. After recording 50 centimeters (20 inches) of snow in the Spanish...

A jogger runs in the business district during a snowfall in Madrid, Spain, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Spain is on high alert Friday as a cold snap is covering much of the country with snow, causing disruptions in road, sea and air traffic while authorities warn that the worst may still be coming over the weekend. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Storm ‘Filomena’ blankets Spain with snow, disrupts traffic

Jan. 8, 2021 5:42 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain was on high alert Friday as a cold snap covered much of the country with record levels of snow that is disrupting road, rail, sea and air traffic, while authorities warned that worse might be in store over the weekend. The national AEMET weather agency had forecasted that the Spanish...

Chris Foss, left, and Tiecha Vannoy embrace after moving into a new pod setup by the city in the Old Town district in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. The pandemic has caught homeless service providers in a crosscurrent: demand is high, but their ability to provide services are constricted. Shelter operators who already cut capacity by half to meet social distance requirements face new stresses with winter looming. Coming in from the cold can now mean a night in a warehouse, an old Greyhound bus station, schools or an old jail. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

Surging virus, plummeting temperatures challenge shelters

Dec. 24, 2020 12:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — After three years on the streets, Tiecha Vannoy and her boyfriend Chris Foss plan to weather the pandemic this winter in a small white “pod” with electricity, heat and enough room for two. Portland this month assembled neat rows of the shelters, which resemble garden...