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.
Britain, France and Germany are reported to be discussing a possible UN resolution calling for a long-term truce between Israel and the militant group Hamas. An international monitoring mission is part of the proposal.
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.
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.
Thousands of northern Iraqis who are trying to flee jihadist terror have escaped into Kurdish territory, but tens of thousands more remain trapped. France, Britain and Iraq have joined US drops of food and water.
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