Fugitive former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is arrested at an airport in Alghero, Sardinia, by the Italian police in compliance with a search and arrest warrant issued by the Supreme Court of Spain. He is accused of sedition for his role in the 2017 Catalan independence referendum and the subsequent failed declaration of independence.
Thousands of firefighters and water-bombing aircraft are deployed as wildfires continue to spread across Italy amid an unprecedented heat wave caused by a heat dome event over southeast Europe. Hundreds of people are evacuated on Sardinia and Sicily, with Sardinian President Christian Solinas describing the situation as an "unprecedented disaster."
Massive fires in the region of Sardinia, Italy, damage buildings, force the evacuation of 1,500 people and destroy 20,000 hectares of land. Italy has asked for help from other European countries to battle the fires.