Families of the Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Games continue to press for an official moment of silence at Friday's opening ceremony in London. Olympic officials say the ceremony is not the appropriate forum, despite growing support for it.
A series of forest fires continue to blaze in the mountains outside Madrid forcing thousands to flee their homes and creating a political firestorm. Firefighters say that budget cuts have made their job next to impossible.
Many Spaniards did not appreciate being singled out in Wednesday night's presidential debate. Governor Mitt Romney portrayed Spain as synonymous with economic incompetence and described it as being overly dependent on government aid.