The president of the European Parliament has demanded an explanation after fresh intelligence allegations against the US. The German magazine Der Spiegel reported that the National Security Agency bugged EU institutions.
Saving is said to be a German virtue, something that can be easily believed if the country's whopping budget surplus is anything to go by. Yet what is good news for Germany may provoke ire further afield.
The Chinese yuan has been on a losing streak in recent days, drawing fresh ire from US President Trump who accuses Beijing of deliberately depreciating the yuan to boost its exports and undercut American competitiveness.
Vienna has demanded an explanation from Berlin over reports that Germany's BND agency spied on nearly 2,000 targets in Austria between 1999 and 2006. Austrian media said embassies were among the targets.
A number of migrants from Asia and Africa have taken advantage of the World Cup in Russia to try and reach the EU. Several have made it across to Finland, according to a German media report.
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