VOHe shot ... missed ... and left his team...After failing to score a crucial penalty in the Copa America's final, superstar Lionel Messi announced his retirement from international football at just 29...Argentina lost to Chile after a heartbreaking penalty shoot out.Final score, 2-4.In just three years, Messi and his team lost three major finals -- two copa americas, and the 2014 World Cup final against Germany...SOTLionel Messi Argentina striker"I'm done with being part of a national team. I fought hard, I tried and I did everything i could... but this is the fourth final I've lost...It makes me sad, but it's clear that it just isnt for me anymore. I wanted more than anything to bring a title home but, unfortunately that's not going to happen." VOWhile the five-time Ballon d'or won four Champions Leagues and eight La Liga titles with Barcelona --he never fulfilled his dream of bringing a trophy back to Buenos Aires ...With 55 goals, Messi holds Argentina's scoring record...But in many people's hearts and minds, he will always be second to Argentina's otherfootball legend, the flamboyant Diego Maradona, who almost singlehandedly won the 1986 World Cup.
2016-06-27 08:58 EN NW GRAB MADRID SARAH MORRIS 8H
A group of suicide bombers detonated their explosives in a Lebanese village near the border with Syria on Monday, killing five people and wounding at least 15, Lebanon’s state-run news agency said.
The leaders of Germany, France and Italy meet in Berlin on Monday as they scramble to contain the fallout from British voters’ shocking decision to quit the EU in a referendum last week.
The Scots do not think there should be a second independence referendum, a poll showed on Sunday, days after Britain voted to leave the European Union despite strong Scottish support for remaining a member of the bloc.
Lionel Messi sensationally announced his retirement from international football Sunday after Argentina crashed to an upset defeat against Chile in the final of the Copa America.
French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday confirmed they were in “full agreement on how to handle the situation” created by Britain’s vote to quit the EU, according to French presidency sources.
Belgium captain Eden Hazard produced an inspired performance, including a fine solo goal, to lead his side to a resounding 4-0 victory over Hungary at Euro 2016 on Sunday and set up a quarter-final clash with Wales.
Spanish elections delivered a hung parliament for the second time in six months on Sunday, adding to political uncertainty in Europe after last week’s shock Brexit vote and piling intense pressure on Spain’s warring politicians to form a government.
Support for Spain’s conservative party rose in Sunday’s general election, preliminary data with more than 90 percent of the votes counted showed. The socialist party came in second, contradicting several exit polls.
WE LL GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD WITH THE KING HOLDING TALKS WITH THE VARIOUS LEADERS WITH WHO HE THINKS COULD FORM A COMFORTABLE MAJORITY IN PARLIAMENT
Welcome to BasildonThe Essex town is only some 30 minutes from London,...But for many here, thoughts on the Brexit couldn't be furthur from the capital's voting majorityWhile 75 percent of Londoners backed Remain A massive 68 percent of Basildon's voters chose rather to get outFed up with the European UnionSome felt that the UK had to take back control from Brussel's bureaucratsSOT MANI found that we were being more and more ruled by them and I didn't elect them peopleSOT WOMAN22 men sitting around a table didn't even get themselves organised onto a committee or whatever it was and then decided to tell us what to do , I am afraid that didn't go down very well with me at allImmigration had also been at the heart of campaign BrexitWith fears - that if Britain remained within the EUIt would be increasingly flooded with migrants travelling up through EuropeAnd would be unable to cope...SOT MANWe're full up, no room at the innShut the doors, keep everybody out , all the terrorists and the turks , all the undesirables Outrage provoked by Friday's results meant many rushed to sign a petition...Calling for a second referendum....A move deemed as purely anti democratic,...according to this coupleSOT WOMAN AND MANI don't understand the point in that really I just dont understand it's like going through the whole thign again We just had a referndum and we're going out you can't just have another one just because you don't agree , majority have voted out so we're out...While some may staunchly oppose it...Support for the petition is growing..and its the most popular ever seen on the parliamentary website...It's currently racked up over 3 million signatures across the country...Far more than the 100 000 needed for it to be discussed in UK parliament...
Spain’s conservative Popular Party collected most votes in the country’s general election Sunday but didn’t get enough seats in Parliament to form a government on its own, an exit poll for Spain’s public broadcaster indicated.
Jerome Boateng scored his first international goal to set Germany on their way to a 3-0 win against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on Sunday as the world champions cruised into the quarter-finals.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Sunday blasted a planned EU-US trade treaty, saying the ambitious deal was against “EU interests”.
Hosts France came from behind to beat 10-man Republic of Ireland 2-1 and reach the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after two second-half strikes from forward Antoine Griezmann at Parc OL on Sunday.
Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe’s political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union.
Britain’s two main parties were in open conflict on Sunday after a vote to leave the EU triggered an attempted “coup” in the main opposition Labour Party and a bitter leadership contest in the ruling Conservatives.
A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than month-long military operation.
Legendary New York Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham died Saturday, according to the paper where he worked for nearly 40 years. He was 87.
2016-06-26 12:34 EN NW GRAB SARAH ALL 13H
Don't call it revenge, but a Thierry Henry handball in 2009 means there will be more than a Euro 2016 quarter-final place at stake when France take on the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.