Winter storm socks U.S. New England region

A winter storm socked the U.S. New England region with heavy snow and high winds early on Friday, with some areas expected to see as much as 24 inches (61 cm) of snowfall, the U.S. National Weather Service said. Winter storm warnings and advisories were in effect for areas stretching from northern New York through most …

Romanian president nominates regional politician as next PM

BUCHAREST, Romania –  Romania’s president has nominated a regional politician as the next prime minister, after turning down an economist who could have become the country’s first female Muslim premier. President Klaus Iohannis on Friday endorsed Sorin Grindeanu, 43, to become premier. Grindeanu is a member of the Social Democratic Party that won Dec. 11 elections, …