The Brief: Germany and Hungary mark 30th anniversary of fall of Iron Curtain. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian premier Viktor Orban visit the Hungarian border town Sopron.
Since the imposition of tariffs, on June last year, the exports of U.S. whiskey fell more than 20%. If the EU - U.S. conflict gets worse, 'around 11,000 jobs are at stake'.
UK contestant Gary Hunt took the world title for the fourth year in a row, winning the $7,000 (€6,200) prize.
The International Sand Sculpture Festival has opened in Ashkelon, Southern Israel to an excited public in spite of recent unrest in the region.