The euro area continues to struggle with feeble growth, but economic performance for the first three months of the year rose by 0.5 per cent compared to the previous quarter. Germany beat analysts’ expectations, reaching a two-year quarterly high.
Spanish police have foiled a bomb and car attack just hours after a deadly van rampage left 13 people dead in Barcelona. Five suspected attackers were killed during the second incident in a Catalan coastal town.
The IMF has cut its 2017 growth forecast for the UK economy following a weak first quarter, suggesting Brexit is starting to hit consumers and businesses. The finance ministry renewed calls for a smooth exit from the EU.
A wildfire at Yeste in southeastern Spain has forced the evacuation of 300 people. It's the latest in a patchwork of blazes across tinder-dry southern Europe, including France and Portugal.
Archaeologists have unearthed an entire ancient Roman neighborhood near the French city of Lyon. The 7,000 square meter (75,000 square feet) site is fast becoming known as "Little Pompeii."
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