Western Europe Headlines

  • France’s presidential palace hosts electronic music show

    The courtyard of the French presidential palace was converted into a giant dance floor for one evening on the country’s Music Day.

  • Eurozone gets deal to pave way for end to Greece’s bailout

    Eurozone nations agreed on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program and make its massive debt more manageable.

    Washington Post
  • Pope: Not putting brakes on communion for Lutheran spouses

    Pope Francis says the Vatican has "not put the brakes on" the possibility of communion for the Lutheran spouses of Catholics. On his flight back to Rome after an ecumenical visit to Geneva Thursday, Francis said he wanted to clarify that church law does allow individual bishops to decide...

    ABC News
  • Djokovic thrashes Dimitrov to lay down marker

    LONDON (Reuters) - Novak Djokovic issued a statement of intent as he thrashed second seed Grigor Dimitrov to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 Fever-Tree championships at Queen's Club on Thursday.

  • Europe looks for an end to Greece's 8-year bailout saga

    Day-long talks among Eurozone nations to agree on the final elements of a plan to get Greece out of its eight-year bailout program went past midnight and into Friday belying the early optimism that a deal would be easy to find. The finance ministers of the 19 nations sharing the euro...

    ABC News
  • Croatia in dreamland as Messi's Argentina suffer nightmare

    NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) - Croatia were in dreamland on Thursday after advancing to the knockout phase of the World Cup for the first time in 20 years with a 3-0 rout of Argentina that left a subdued Lionel Messi and his team mates facing yet another flop.