Stefan Sauer/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images LONDON — People across Western Europe are suffering through an intense heat wave this week, with the worst still to come on Thursday, when Britain, France, Germany and the Low Countries are expecting life-threatening, record-breaking temperatures. Officials sounded high-temperature health alarms on Wednesday, mindful that some previous heat waves have claimed thousands of lives across a region where people are not used to such weather, structures are not built for it and few homes have air conditioning. Paris is expected to record the highest temperature in its history on Thursday, with a predicted high of 42 degrees Celsius, or 107.6 Fahrenheit, shattering the record of 40.4, set in July 1947, according to Météo France, the national weather service. Bordeaux, in southwestern France, broke its record on Tuesday, reaching 106.1 Fahrenheit. Thursday could bring the highest temperatures ever recorded in Germany and Britain, those […]