A French processing company is in the spotlight over the horsemeat scandal that's sweeping Europe. The government in Paris has accused a firm called Spanghero of knowingly selling horsemeat as beef. The company denies the allegation.
As Chancellor Merkel addresses parliament during a historic visit in London, Great Britain's influence in the EU appears to be declining. But it doesn't have to be that way, says Peter Wilding, a pro-EU Briton.
Russia has said it won't "allow bloodshed" in the crisis on Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. Ahead of an international gathering in Paris, the French foreign minister highlighted a plan for a diplomatic solution.
Despite all the rhetoric, don't expect any real changes in Berlin's foreign and security policy, says John Hulsman. Germany is not willing to make the necessary investment and its EU partners are not ready to share.
France and the European Union have announced plans to reinforce international peacekeepers in the Central African Republic. Meanwhile, the United Nations has warned that ethnic violence could tear the country apart.
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