On August 20, the government of the Czech Republic's caretaker Prime Minister, Jiri Rusnok, fell when a majority of the lower house of Parliament voted to dissolve itself.
The hot, seemingly untroubled vacation days in Germany have been disturbed by two abbreviations, NSU and NSA.
An important peasant leader in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, Raymundo Velazquez Flores, was murdered along with two companions.
It is now fashionable to say that "the two-state solution is dead." Why dead? How dead?