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.
New bidding for licenses to explore for shale gas in the United Kingdom has begun, ending a three-year hiatus. Britain is looking to reduce its reliance on foreign energy imports.
Foreigners have been urged to leave Libya by their governments, as fighting spreads across the country. Britain, France, Germany and the Netherlands have joined the US in urging citizens to leave as soon as possible.
France has evacuated French and British nationals from Libya due to the worsening security situation in the north African country. The French embassy has also been temporarily closed.
After David Cameron slammed France's sale of two warships to Russia, a cross-party parliamentary report has revealed that more than 200 UK licenses to sell weapons to Moscow remain valid.
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