A heat wave continues to bear down on Europe - with high temperatures in Gremany. Meanwhile, wildfires are burning in Spain.
As Europe's economies recover, debt levels continue to grow. But national budgets are only a few of the trees in a highly flammable forest of private debt, and government austerity may not be able to put out the flames.
Germany's tennis team is on the brink of reaching its first Fed Cup final in 21 years. They are 2-0 up going into the final day of their semifinal in Australia.
Seeking greater military involvement in Africa, the German navy is participating in the "Obangame Express" military exercise in the Gulf of Guinea. Training local soldiers in search vessels plays a big role.
Violence and sanctions have taken their toll on Sudan's image among European investors. Many don't want to do business with Khartoum. Now Sudan is trying to change that and is particularly looking towards Germany.
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