Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Hundreds of thousands of people on Sunday packed gay pride events across the U.S. from New York to San Francisco, with overall attendance expected in the millions for what amounted to a celebration of a freshly endorsed right to marry.
A convicted murderer who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison three weeks ago was shot and captured Sunday, bringing an end to an intense manhunt that saw his fellow escapee shot dead.
Texas' conservative Republican attorney general called the U.S. Supreme Court decision giving same-sex couples the right to marry a "lawless ruling" and said state workers can cite their religious objections in denying marriage licenses.
A Palestinian held without charges by Israel for the past year is ending a 55-day hunger strike and in exchange will be released in two weeks, his wife and an advocacy group for prisoners said Monday.
Serbia on Sunday unveiled a monument to Gavrilo Princip, whose assassination of the Austro-Hungarian crown prince in Sarajevo helped ignite World War I and still provokes controversy in the ethnically divided Balkans.
Several Somali soldiers were killed overnight Sunday when Shabab fighters attacked a base in the southern Kismayo region, officials and witnesses said Monday.
A pro-European Union candidate easily won the runoff vote for mayor of Moldova's capital and biggest city Monday, in an election seen as a test of whether the former Soviet republic moves closer to the EU or to neighboring Russia.
One of my colleagues asked me some time ago:
Did you hear the one about Bob Hope, Rodney Dangerfield and Andy Kauffman performing on the same stage?
Monday, June 29, 2015
Greece's five-year financial crisis took its most dramatic turn yet, with the cabinet deciding after an 8-hour session that Greek banks would remain shut for six business days and restrictions would be imposed on cash withdrawals.