Every Friday journalists from euronews’ various language teams choose a selection of stories from Europe and beyond which did not reach the international headlines
New Zealand choppers save cherries for China in Lunar New Year rush
New Zealand cherry producers are flying helicopters low over their orchards to dry off raindrops and protect thousands of tonnes of their product headed to Asia to feed rapidly growing demand from Chinese New Year revellers.
China has grown to become the second largest destination for New Zealand cherries after Taiwan in the past seven years.
Together they take about 60 percent of cherry exports, which were worth about NZ$43 million ($31 million/29.1 million euros) last year.
Reuters journalists at the scene saw the woman push past security ropes and place her hand on the statue’s crotch while screaming “grab patriarchy by the balls.”
Disabled dogs in town for Super Bowl extravaganza
Three disabled dogs are joining America’s annual Puppy Bowl this year, bringing a special kind of ruff-ness (or woof-ness) to the celebration, which is intended as an antidote to the nation’s Super Bowl football extravaganza.
A hearing and sight-impaired Australian shepherd, a deaf English pointer and a terrier born with three legs are among the more than 80 puppies from 34 U.S. shelters and rescue groups that were brought to New York for the taping of the game.
A small moth with yellowish-white scales on its head has been named after US President-elect Donald Trump, in honour of the former reality TV show host and real estate magnate’s signature hairstyle.
The new species, dubbed Neopalpa donaldtrumpi, lives in a habitat that spans southern California and Mexico’s Baja California and was named by evolutionary biologist Vazrick Nazari in an article published in the scientific journal ZooKeys.