Popovici had eased into the final earlier with a new European record of 46.98 seconds but today the 17-year-old Romanian double world champion swam 46.86sec.
Boat carrying 30 Tunisian nationals sinks off Tunisia's coast, drowning three women and three children, local media report.
Russia has cut gas supplies to several European countries. While some countries in central and Eastern Europe face shortages, the poorest struggle with spiralling energy prices.
The area that was burned this year was estimated to be more than double the size of Luxembourg, an amount of burned land never before recorded in Europe by August.
Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly — now with Chelsea — and Cameroon midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa missed several Napoli games while on international duty at this year's AFCON.
More than 34,000 asylum seekers and migrants have landed in Italy since the start of the year, up from some 25,500 in the same period last year.
Italy's president dissolves parliament, triggering snap election following Draghi's resignation and a week of turmoil in the country.
The crisis triggered last week could lead to snap elections held as early as September, with polls projecting a likely far-right win.
Draghi's resignation signals the likelihood of early elections and a renewed period of uncertainty for Italy and Europe at a critical time.
The decision by the three parties to sit out the confidence vote meant Prime Minister Mario Draghi's bid to revive his beleaguered coalition had failed.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi has said now is not the time for political uncertainty within the eurozone's third largest economy, amid a myriad of domestic and geopolitical challenges.
Fierce heatwave in western Europe leaves much of the continent wilting under a scorching Sun, smashing temperature records and feeding ferocious forest wildfires.
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