Spain demanded "100 per cent" compensation, after German politicians wrongly blamed an outbreak of E coli on the country's cucumbers. Spanish farmers claim they lost as much as €200m a week due to the allegations. Weeks after the outbreak, it is still unclear where the virus originated.
2. Latin America
A left-wing former army officer who led a coup attempt in 2000 against Alberto Fujimori has been elected president of Peru. Ollanta Humala beat the staunchly right-wing Keiko Fujimori, Alberto's daughter, in as run-off election on 5 June.
There are 2.6 million "phantom voters" in Zimbabwe, according to a leaked copy of the country's electoral roll which was acquired by the South African Institute of Race Relations. It contains 41,100 people aged over 100 and 16,800 born on 1 January 1901.
Japan has doubled its estimate of how much radiation escaped during the first week of the Fukushima disaster and is considering expanding the exclusion zone around the stricken nuclear power station.
5. Middle East
More than 30 people died during clashes in the southern Yemeni city of Zinjibar on 7 June. The president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, left Yemen on 4 June to seek medical treatment in Saudi Arabia but has so far refused to cede control to his deputy, creating a power vacuum as government forces struggle to contain rebels.
6. North America
A Democratic congressman apologised but refused to resign after it emerged that he had sent
a photo of his crotch to a female Twitter user. Anthony Weiner initially claimed that his account had been hacked but later admitted that he had sent the image himself. "I have exchanged messages and photos of an explicit nature with about six women over the last three years," he said.
The Iranian women's football team withdrew from the 2012 Olympics after Fifa banned the team from wearing full-body strip with a headscarf. A ruling last year decreed against wearing headscarves and other religious garb during the games.
An IMF report gave the coalition government's Budget a clean bill of health, despite revising UK growth figures for 2011 from 2.1 to 1.5 per cent and concerns over high inflation. The report blamed the downward revision on high energy and commodity prices, which have hit growth and pushed up inflation.
Apple announced that iCloud, a new computing service that will allow users to share data across all their electronic equipment, will launch in autumn. The service is expected to reduce users' reliance on static hard drives and will cost $24.99 in the US.
Twitter users who flout court orders could be found guilty of contempt of court, according to the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve. In an interview with the BBC, Grieve said: "The fact that you're doing it on Twitter does not give you some blanket exemption."