There are just a handful of countries around the world that give equal rights to same-sex couples, and many of them are in Europe. The UK and France have recently passed equal marriage legislation through their parliaments - though these bills have caused considerable controversy and led to heated public debate. Meanwhile, Germany mulls strengthening equal rights for gay couples.
Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain and Portugal already allow gay marriage - though the situation further east in Europe is very different. Societies there are much less willing to recognize homosexuality, and gay couples sometimes fighting for basic human rights. DW looks at the issues facing same-sex couples across the continent.
The Greek government has secured the "no" vote it wanted in the referendum on EU-IMF creditor austerity proposals. Now it has to reach an agreement with its lenders to avoid a eurozone exit.
Greeks have rejected the creditors' demands, but want to continue negotiating in the bailout row. After the celebration, both the government and the voters should face the harsh reality, German newspapers claim.
With results in from nearly all of Greece's polling stations, more than 61 percent of voters have said "no" to more austerity demands from international creditors. Eurozone leaders are planning an emergency summit.
Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountain National Park was added to the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage list.