In this edition: Uproar over gay marriage around Europe, unease about the military's role in Germany and a debate about expunging racism from children's stories
Wednesday, July 2, 2014, 12.30 p.m.
The Socialists' fiasco in the French local elections has piled pressure on President Francois Hollande. But it remains unlikely that he will alter his reform course - on the contrary.
The World Bank is discussing ways to counter land grabbing - which will be critical for fighting global hunger. But critics have charged the organization with participating in land grabbing itself.
In a phone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Barack Obama urged global partners to consider more sanctions against Russia. The crisis in Ukraine was also on the agenda at a G7 meeting.
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