In the town of Sesena in Spain, residents have been told to stay indoors and keep their windows closed. A massive fire at an illegal rubbish dump near the town prompted the public health warning on Friday.
The UK and Spain have both summoned North Korea's ambassadors in response to the launch of a ballistic missile over Japan earlier this week. Pyongyang responded with indifference.
Southern Europe and British Columbia have been devastated by wildfires this summer. And they're not the only ones - it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now, and this could be the new normal.
A forest fire in southern Spain is threatening a well-known nature reserve, with some 1,500 people forced to evacuate the area. The Donana National Park is home to some highly endangered animal species.
German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli, who was detained in Spain after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant, has been released. His detention added more strain to ties between Turkey and Germany.
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