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Deadly fugu fish flub prompts Japan emergency warning

A Japanese city has activated an emergency warning system to alert residents to avoid eating locally purchased blowfish, after a mix-up saw toxic parts of the delicacy go on sale. A supermarket in Gamagori in central Japan sold five packages of fugu fish without removing the livers, which can contain a deadly poison. Show More Summary

Daimler struggling with European emissions standards

The chief executive of Daimler said Monday at the Detroit auto show that his company cannot currently guarantee it can meet tougher European CO2 emissions standards taking effect in several years. Dieter Zetsche, CEO of the maker of Mercedes-Benz luxury vehicles, told reporters he "can't guarantee" to meet tightening emission standards in 2021. Show More Summary

Macron heads to Calais to defend controversial migrant policy

French President Emmanuel Macron will defend his controversial immigration policy Tuesday in the northern port of Calais, long a magnet for refugees and migrants trying to reach Britain.

Minorities in north Iraq look to post-jihadist future

A Christmas tree stands on a roundabout in Bartalla in northern Iraq, its base adorned by posters of Shabak martyrs killed in the fight against the Islamic State group. Now that victory has been declared against the jihadists, Iraq's ethnic and religious minorities are taking the future into their own hands. Show More Summary

Five injured as building collapses in Belgium's Antwerp: media

At least five people were injured Monday in a gas explosion that caused a building to collapse in Belgium's port city of Antwerp, Belgian media reported. There still could be casualties beneath the rubble besides the five injuries already known, police told VRT television. Show More Summary

French prison guards block jails after attack by Qaeda convict

French prison officers blocked access to several jails around the country on Monday to demand tighter security after three officers were injured in an attack by a German terror convict last week. The officers' unions say the blade attack...Show More Summary

Romania's ruling left sinks own govt for second time in a year

Romania's left-wing Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after losing the backing of his party due to internal power struggles, barely seven months after his predecessor suffered the same fate. He handed in his resignationShow More Summary

Guatemala leader 'no ally' in corruption fight: prosecutor

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales "is not an ally" in combating corruption, his country's chief prosecutor said Monday, deepening a shadow cast across him for suspected illegal campaign financing. "I don't see the president of the republic as an ally in the fight against corruption," prosecutor Thelma Aldana told reporters. Show More Summary

Several dead in operation to arrest Venezuela pilot

Several people, including two police officers, were killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot who bombed Venezuela's Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year, the interior ministry said Monday. A ministry statement...Show More Summary

US-purchased cranes arrive at Yemen rebel-held port

Four mobile cranes purchased by the United States arrived Monday at a rebel-held port in Yemen, the United Nations said, after months of delays imposed by the Saudi-led coalition. The cranes will boost the capacity of the Huthi-controlled...Show More Summary

Canadian ex-Afghan captive remains jailed awaiting hearing

A Canadian who was charged with sexual assault and making death threats after returning to Canada from captivity in Afghanistan will remain in custody after his bail hearing was postponed Monday. Joshua Boyle, 34, briefly appeared in court via video link from prison in Ottawa wearing an orange jumpsuit, having been formally charged on January 3. Show More Summary

Germany considers student exchanges to heal East-West divide

A suggestion that schools send students on exchange between Germany's former East and West to heal persistent divides sparked debate on Monday, almost 30 years after the country's reunification. "We don't just need pupil projects exchanging...Show More Summary

Russia's RT broadcaster accuses France of rejecting journalists

Russian state broadcaster RT on Monday accused France's presidency of turning away its journalists, saying employees from its new French-language channel were refused accreditation twice in a week. President Emmanuel Macron announced...Show More Summary

The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday aged 46, her publicist said. "Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today, family members are devastated," Lindsey Holmes said in a statement. Show More Summary

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence. Oskar Groening has filed a formal "request for mercy" with prosecutors in the northern city Lueneburg, a spokesman for the justice ministry in Lower Saxony state told AFP on Monday. Show More Summary

Poland banks on 'dialogue' to solve EU rule-of-law row

Warsaw banks on "dialogue" to solve its row with the EU over recent reforms denounced by Brussels as violating the rule of law, Poland's new Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Monday. The European Commission last month launchedShow More Summary

Erdogan says will destroy US-backed Syria 'terror army'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threatened to destroy a planned US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria, describing it as an "army of terror". Turkey fears that the mooted new force will be comprised...Show More Summary

Polish archbishop calls on govt to welcome refugees

Polish Archbishop Stanislaw Gadecki on Monday called on his Catholic country to welcome refugees, saying altruism must trump the right-wing government's concern for national security. Poland is among several EU members in central Europe...Show More Summary

Denmark to charge 1,000 youths with spreading sex videos via Facebook

More than 1,000 youths in Denmark are to be charged with spreading sex videos of two 15-year-olds through Facebook, Danish police said on Monday, in the nation's largest case of its kind. Facebook had received reports of two videos and...Show More Summary

Erdogan hosts Qatar emir amid new Gulf tensions

Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani held talks in Turkey on Monday with his chief ally President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as tensions again surged between the emirate and its regional foes. The talks, announced only hours in advance, got under way at Erdogan's presidential palace in the capital Ankara, the Turkish presidency said. Show More Summary

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