The Today Radio News team brings you the latest news headlines for Tuesday, 13 February.

Luxembourg

CHEMICAL LEAK - There was a chemical incident in Sanem at around 17.45 yesterday evening. According to the rescue and fire services, ambulances, emergency doctors, and firefighters were deployed to the scene. 7 people went to the hospital for check-ups after the incident. Further details are not currently known.

FOREIGN COMPANIES - A recent Eurostat report for 2021 highlights Luxembourg's prominent position in the EU, with foreign-controlled enterprises contributing a staggering 55.5% to the nation's economic value added, the highest in the bloc. This figure not only places the Grand Duchy second only to Ireland within the EU, but also showcases the country's attractive business environment for foreign investment.

LIFT CLOSURE - On Friday, the panoramic lift connecting Pfaffenthal with the Ville-Haute district will be temporarily closed due to routine maintenance work. The lift will be shut at 9am and resume operations at some point in the afternoon.

DIESEL PRICE - The price of diesel and heating oil has gone up a notch overnight. A litre of diesel in Luxembourg now costs €1.63. That's 4.3 cents more than on Monday — and an extra €2.15 for a full 50 litres. Heating oil is also more expensive. It will cost 4.6 cents more per litre for both types of heating oil.

KEANU REEVES - Famed Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves, celebrated for his roles in movies like 'The Matrix', is set to showcase his musical skills during a live show at den Atelier on 9 June. Reeves will step away from his cinematic endeavours to perform here in the Grand Duchy, playing bass with his band Dogstar. Tickets go on sale on Friday.

World

ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR - President Biden has appealed for the more than 1 million Palestinians sheltering in Rafah, to be protected, describing them as exposed and vulnerable. He was speaking at the White House after a meeting with the King of Jordan. Biden urged Israel not to launch a offensive on Rafah without a plan to protect civilians.

TRUMP IMMUNITY - Donald Trump has appealed to the US Supreme Court in his attempt to be granted immunity from prosecution for his efforts to overturn the 2020 Presidential election. Last week a lower court unanimously rejected his case. Trump is due to go on trial for alleged interference next month.

EUROPE SECURITY - Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk has discussed ramping up security cooperation in Europe with the leaders of Germany and France, as fears grow that Donald Trump's possible return to the White House might threaten Western solidarity against Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Trump sent a chill through the United States' European allies at the weekend when he said he would "encourage" Russia to attack any NATO country that does not meet financial obligations.

Sport

FOOTBALL - Starting with international football, there were several games last night. In the Premier league. Chelsea beat Crystal Palace 3-1, which keeps Chelsea in the hunt for European football next season. In the Italian cup, Inter Milan have a seven-point lead and a game in hand at the top of Serie A after their closest challengers Juventus fell to a shock 1-0 home defeat to Udinese. And in the Spanish La Liga Almeria and Athletic Bilbao drew 0-0.

Tens of thousands of jubilant fans crammed the streets of Abidjan yesterday for the Ivory Coast's victory parade after the hosts' remarkable Africa Cup of Nations triumph the night before. Sebastien Haller, who scored the decisive goal in Sunday's 2-1 final win over Nigeria, and the rest of the squad were perched on a truck fitted out for the occasion with a three star sign to mark the Ivorians' third title.

SWIMMING - US swimmer Nic Fink has claimed gold in the men's 100m breaststroke at world championships in Doha on Monday. Fink, a silver and bronze medallist at the past two editions, won in 58.57 seconds, with Italy's 2022 world champion Nicolo Martinenghi taking silver, 0.27sec adrift.

Weather

Today's outlook brings a mix of clouds, with occasional peeks of sunshine throughout the day. Things start off dry, but as we progress into the evening, there's a chance of light rain on the horizon. Temperatures start off chilly, between 2-5 degrees in the morning, before rising to 6-9°C in the afternoon.

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