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Lactalis' contaminated baby food, a global scandal?

12 hours 26 min ago
French firm Lactalis is recalling 12 million baby food items globally following a major scandal. There are growing fears that more infants could get infected with salmonella, not only in France. Lisa Louis reports.

Australian Open: Angelique Kerber and Maria Sharapova to meet in third round

12 hours 32 min ago
Angelique Kerber and Maria Sharapova will face off in a mouthwatering clash at the Australian Open after the two former winners breezed through their second round games. Serial champion Novak Djokovic is also through.

US seeks to extradite German al-Qaida member linked to 9/11

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:12
Christian Ganczarski was born in Poland and later converted to Islam. He allegedly had personal ties to former al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden and helped the organization carry out multiple terrorist attacks.

Turkey signals military incursion on Kurdish-held Afrin in Syria

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:27
Turkey is threatening a military offensive in Syria against the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin as it bombards US-backed forces there. The US has signalled it will continue to provide support to the Kurdish dominated SDF.

Trump media attacks echo Stalin, says Republican Senator Jeff Flake

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:32
The outspoken Trump critic Jeff Flake condemned the president for using a phrase favored by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. His speech comes after Senator John McCain criticized Trump in a commentary piece on Tuesday.

Trump media attacks echo Stalin, says Republican senator

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 18:32
The outspoken Trump critic condemned the president for using a phrase favored by Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. His speech comes after Senator John McCain criticized Trump in a commentary piece on Tuesday.

Macedonian president vetoes Albanian language law

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 17:16
President Gjorge Ivanov said making Albanian the second official language would threaten Macedonia's "unity." The Social Democrats and ethnic Albanian parties had agreed to pass the law in their 2017 coalition agreement.

Emmanuel Macron's EU vision meets Theresa May's search for the exit

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:07
An "amour fou" it is not. Thursday's meeting between French President Macron and UK Prime Minister May will pit EU fervor against Euroskepticism. How will Brexit affect ties between the two countries?

World's largest underwater cave discovered in Mexico

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 16:01
Divers have proven two underwater caverns in Mexico are connected. The discovery makes it the largest flooded cave on the planet. The exploratory mission has also provided insight into the Mayan civilization.

Hungary announces new law targeting migrant aid groups

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:40
Prime Minister Orban's government will levy a tax on groups that receive foreign funding. The groups' foreign employees could also face expulsion. The move is part of Orban's so-called "Stop Soros Plan."

Germany loans Lithuania copy of 1918 independence declaration

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 15:07
The document is believed to be the only surviving copy of Lithuania's original declaration of independence. The small Baltic country is set to mark 100 years of independence with year-long celebrations.

Germany, land of woefully slow internet

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 13:29
A new report has found that only a small fraction of German users get the internet speeds that providers promise. And, according to a study of service providers, the problem is only getting worse.

Kosovo: Speculation rife after Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic's murder

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:57
Leaders in Pristina and Belgrade are trading blame over who killed prominent Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic. His murder has raised concern about the outcome of ongoing efforts to normalize Kosovo-Serbia relations.

The Netherlands expels Eritrea's top diplomat over 'diaspora tax' enforcement

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 12:09
In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea's charge d'affaires "persona non grata." Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2-percent of their earnings, according to Dutch officials.

Russia moves toward creation of an independent internet

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:39
Experts say Russia is planning the next step in making the country independent from the West, at least in cyberspace: Moscow wants to install its own root servers. But why, and does it make any sense?

Tax code sees Apple boost investments in US

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:20
US tech giant Apple has announced major investments in the United States on the back of the country's new tax code working in the company's favor. It indicated plans for a second corporate campus.

Berliners campaign to limit billboard ads

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:04
A campaign has been launched in the German capital to reduce the number of billboards and free up public space. The group behind it, Berlin Werbefrei, says it would help bring back the city's unique character.

Italy approves military mission in Niger, North Africa to curb migration

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:44
Parliament voted in favor of increased presence in North Africa and cutting the number of troops in the Middle East. Rome hopes to fight the human trafficking that has brought hundreds of thousands of migrants to Italy.

Germany and Poland put a friendly face on diplomatic tension

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 10:00
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel and his new Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz have come out of their first meeting on friendly footing. But behind the happy faces, serious disagreements remain.

Freedom for Ethiopian opposition leader

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:54
The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina, was released on Wednesday morning. He was arrested a year ago under the country's state of emergency after he returned from Europe.