Limitless, clean, cheap energy - that's been a dream of scientists for decades. Now the Wendelstein 7-X, a test fusion reactor in Germany will super-heat hydrogen atoms to set off a reaction similar to that which happens on the surface of the sun.
In Morocco, a big new solar-powered plant for turning seawater into drinking water is being built. Is the business case for renewable-energy-powered desalination technology becoming strong enough to unleash a boom?
Scientists in Germany have launched their massive "Synlight" device, billed as the largest artificial sun in the world. The researchers hope that the rig will help them synthesize hydrogen for fuel.
For two years, German and Namibian officials have been negotiating how to reappraise the colonial-era genocide. A Namibian politician has now claimed Berlin is changing its position on key issues.
Almost half of French rail operator SNCF's train drivers and staff have begun months of strikes, on a day French media have dubbed "Black Tuesday." The strikes are expected to affect about 4.5 million commuters.
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