Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Greece is set to become the first developed nation to not pay its debts to the International Monetary Fund on time, as the country sinks deeper into a financial emergency that has forced it put a nationwide lockdown on money withdrawals.
South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign marked by "new brutality and intensity," a U.N. rights report said Tuesday.
Crushed by liabilities it now cannot repay, Puerto Rico is seeking to reschedule its US$73 billion debt, the U.S. commonwealth's governor said Monday.
An attack on Houthi rebel leaders in Yemen's capital claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 28 people, medics said Tuesday, the latest anti-Shiite assault by the Sunni extremists.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday nominated a female judge to sit on the Supreme Court in an unprecedented move that has angered some Islamic conservatives.
A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded US$18 million by a federal jury Monday.
U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily halted the closure of most of the abortion clinics in Texas, two days before rules forcing them to shut their doors were due to go into effect.
U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial sedative in executions by lethal injection, saying it does not violate the Constitution.
California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the U.S. in reaction to a recent measles outbreak at Disneyland.