People bathe in the Trocadero Fountain near the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Photo: Zakaria Abdelkafi/AFP/Getty Images
Officials pleaded with people to take precautions as Western Europe's deadly heat wave continued to break temperature records in several countries this week, AFP reports.
Details: Meteorologists say scorching-hot air from the Sahara is responsible for Western Europe's unusually early summer heat wave — and it's sending temperatures soaring past 100°F in some places, per the World Meteorological Organization. Here's how some are dealing with the impact of the heat.
This article has been updated with new details on the latest weather conditions and more photos.
Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued across the U.S., inciting a federal response from President Trump, the National Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.
The latest:Immigration agents have been deployed to assist federal, state and local law enforcement. The U.S. Secret Service closed the streets immediately on all four sides of the White House Tuesday, until "riots become peaceful, or stop."
With the historic crewed SpaceX launch last weekend, NASA passed the torch to private companies that will need to step up to build the economy the space agency envisions in orbit.
Why it matters: This new era of spaceflight will likely be marked by new conflicts — possibly including product placement (like the Tesla that drove the astronauts to the pad on Saturday), safety concerns and cultural differences between companies, the space agencies and people they serve.