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.
France, Britain and other EU nations have initiated steps to thwart potential jihadist reprisals as US-led airstrikes continue on Islamic State fighters in parts of Syria and Iraq.
Talks at the UN over Iran's nuclear program continued Friday, with France's top diplomat saying "no progress" had been made. Diplomats are hustling for pledges from Iran to cutback activity at its nuclear plants.
The UK government has pledged £12m (15 million euros) in a bid to control the growing number of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the English Channel from Calais to Britain.
The British parliament is debating taking military action in Iraq. Lawmakers are expected to vote in favor of joining air strikes against "Islamic State" (IS) militants.
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